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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.

Three change pleas to guilty in rich man, poor man fraud...

Thirteen members of an extended family, and an attorney and real estate appraiser, were charged in 2014 with bank fraud, making false statements to lenders, theft of public money, identify theft and wire fraud.

Hudson Valley job market expands in April

The private sector accounted for all of the regional growth, with 9,100 new jobs, offset by a loss of 300 government jobs.

Mount Vernon residents object to housing developers’ tax breaks

MacQuesten Development asked the city’s IDA to exempt it from $1.6 million in sales and use taxes and to abate property taxes for 30 years on a project at the Mount Vernon West train station.

Yonkers-based Metro Newspaper Advertising files for bankruptcy

The bankruptcy petition lists more than 2,000 creditors, mostly newspapers, ranging from the Aberdeen American News to the Zapata Times.

Yonkers Contracting sues Mount Vernon Councilman Andre Wallace for breach of...

Yonkers Contracting hired Wallace's company to do masonry, carpentry and other work on the New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant for $4.6 million.

County executives say look to schools, not local governments, for big...

“If you’re going to go whale watching, you have to go where the whales are,” Astorino said. “The schools are the whales.”

Jobs Waiting at half-way point in search of partners

Jobs Waiting was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2014 and is run by WCA and the Westchester-Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board.

Empty storefronts pose challenge for Bronxville

“Sadly, we’re part of a national trend, the incredible rise of the internet,” said Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin.

Trash hauler Stephen DiSalvo admits guilt to $2 million scheme

ATNM Corp. forged dump tickets to make it appear as though it was hauling more waste, then billed customers for the higher tonnage.

Nissan of New Rochelle ex-employee claims boss defrauded him on a...

Pegas Baccas and his father-in-law, Gary Attzs, sued the dealership and owner Anthony Panarella on May 1 in federal court in White Plains.

Lawsuit: Neighbors claim New Rochelle rezoning for Cooper’s Corner proposal is...

“I can’t see why we can’t just defer this and wait and listen to what the residents have to say,” Councilman Louis Trangucci said.

Retired Westchester justices can’t double-dip, NY court rules

Double-dipping makes a bad impression on the public and hurts the court system in negotiations with other branches of government, the Court of Appeals said.

Boston companies plan memory care facility in New Rochelle

National Development, with EPOCH Senior Living, has proposed a 64-unit memory care facility in New Rochelle estimated to cost $15 million to $20 million.

Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union sues insurer for not paying fraud...

Hudson Heritage relied on electronic versions of original documents, in what has become a growing risk to credit unions.

Watchdog group opposes Sterling Bancorp, Astoria Financial merger

The organization claims that Sterling, based in Montebello, Rockland County, denied loan applications to African-Americans 3.6 times more frequently than loans to white applicants in 2015.