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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.

Hudson Valley unemployment unchanged for year, at 4.5 percent

The seven-county region was the second strongest labor market in New York behind Long Island’s 4.4 percent unemployment.

Constitutional convention could simplify New York state courts

A 2012 task force concluded that reforming state courts could save $56 million annually. The courts have asked for a $2.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

Business Council of Westchester to produce urban development playbook

“We have all the ingredients here,” said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of BCW. “We see forces coming together for smart growth.”

Marsh & McLennan of White Plains buys Minneapolis firm

Marsh & McLennan Cos., the parent corporation of the White Plains subsidiary, acquired 36 companies for $2.1 billion in the previous two years.

New Rochelle’s V.I.P. Country Club claims it was duped on buyer’s...

Aqua Club, the owner of the beach club, says it would never have agreed to sell the V.I.P. if it had known the real buyer was a California-based ashram.

Lower Hudson Valley loses 23,000 jobs in January

The one-year trend remained positive, with 9,400 more jobs in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Iona sues New Rochelle over zoning law

Iona claims that a city attorney who had previously worked for the college used privileged information against the college. City Manager Chuck Strome responded that Iona tried to coerce the city into approving a land-use request.

Former Ramapo official admits guilt in municipal bond fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Ramapo officials fabricated the town’s finances to help sell $150 million in municipal bonds.

Trump will achieve big legislation, lawmakers say, if he can lead

“He’s a bull in a china shop,” said U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, "and that doesn’t work in government. It’s all about compromise.”

U.S. Attorney sues Sutton Manor developer and architects for discriminating against...

The case was filed on behalf of owners of the Mount Kisco condos who identified numerous impediments to people with disabilities.

White Plains firm sues ex-client in Syms estate feud

Bashian & Farber sued Richard Syms for not paying fees for work on contesting the will of Sy Syms.

Austrian company to buy American Christmas plant in Mount Vernon for...

MK Illumination USA Inc. is buying the American Christmas property at 30 Warren Place for $11.85 million and the company itself for an undisclosed price.

Mount Vernon mayor to seek trade deals in Jamaica

Mayor Richard Thomas sees opportunities for increasing trade at port facilities on Eastchester Creek.

Zodiac Industries of Port Chester files for bankruptcy

Company President Frank Pasqualini said in an affidavit that financial troubles stem from a dispute with Local 38 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.

NY state court upholds disbarment of Dutchess County lawyer

Michael N. Kelsey lost his law license because of sexual assault charges concerning a Boy Scout camping trip in 2014.