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Bill Heltzel

Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

George Latimer pledges pragmatism as new county executive

Politicians who ignore economics, and business people who ignore politics, he said, do so at their peril.

American Christmas deal wrapped up in time for holidays

“We make the magic,” is the American Christmas motto.

Election-rigging real estate developer sentenced to prison

The “perfect storm” that befell Shalom Lamm, assistant U.S. attorneys argued, was weather of his own making.

The Pointe gets tax abatement plan for affordable housing on blighted...

“Get on board,” Mayor Richard Thomas implored critics of the project, and make the neighborhood a “much better place to live and work in and play.”

Goldens Bridge Mercedes dealer countersues repair shop for defamation

Gregory Coccaro Jr. told Repairer Driven News that Celebrity Auto had demanded a “flat out mafia style bribe.”

Exotic movie maker looks to unmask digital pirate

The tactics have been described by some federal judges as copyright trolling and by others as a legitimate method of counteracting pervasive digital piracy.

Morris Builders says tainted title tanked Target project in Yonkers

Unbeknownst to Morris Builders, the site included a public park that had been improperly conveyed to Westchester County.

Yonkers firefighters union sues city and developer over lack of Ridge...

The developer, Forest City Companies, agreed to design and build a firehouse on land acquired by the city and to pay up to $3 million for construction, the lawsuits say.

Ramapo agrees with SEC to clean up bond finances

Ramapo officials fabricated financial reports to help sell municipal bonds and to help pay for Provident Bank Park, a minor league baseball stadium.

Raymour & Flanigan wants Danone headquarters construction to stop

On Oct. 10, scaffolding was erected directly in front of Raymours’ storefront in its designated parking area. Scaffolding and netting also cover the exterior façade and sidewalk.

Nonprofits still grieve the death of philanthropist Patricia Lanza, and the...

Now the Lanza Family Foundation will focus on “the list,” a few organizations that she wanted to continue supporting.

Conservationists and condo association battle over access to Indian site in...

Friends of Wickers Creek want a court order to allow “public access to wild, undeveloped and archaeologically significant lands” owned by the condo association.

Lower Hudson Valley labor market reverses two-month slide in October

Government added 2,800 jobs, or 2.6 percent. The private sector added 3,800 jobs, or 0.6 percent.

Chase ordered to pay law firm $2.5M for tardy filing of...

“This is no mere procedural peccadillo,” the lawsuit states.

Wall Street reversed declining profits last year, DiNapoli reports

The securities industry paid $13.5 billion to New York State in the past fiscal year, contributing 18 percent of state tax revenues.