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Bill Heltzel

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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.

Federal agencies extend Pace University’s cybersecurity education designation

“The weakest link is always people,” said computer school dean Jonathan Hill. The mistakes we make leave systems vulnerable to hackers.”

Threat of jail hangs over Port Chester restaurateur

Elisa Parto was arrested in 2014 for failure to pay the minimum wage and overtime to cooks, cleaners and cashiers.

Newburgh land bank gets $2 million to provide affordable housing

The attorney general is funding state land banks with money from settlements with large banks implicated in the housing crisis.

Job losses in Lower Hudson Valley narrow in February

Gains in local government education employment partially offset losses in the private sector.

Threat of eminent domain has New Rochelle, landowner at odds over...

Paul Spadaccini doubts that the city is willing to pay what he thinks his property is worth.

Putnam chamber of commerce CEO charged with grand larceny

The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce says it found evidence of embezzlement, fraud and forgery by CEO Erin Meagher.

Peekskill company accused in home fuel oil shorting scheme

Even before a 2014 court order was issued, the DeSilvas and Terminello allegedly concocted a second scheme designed to circumvent the order.

White Plains CPA accused of filing false tax returns for himself...

White Plains accountant Joseph Cervone has been charged with obstructing the IRS for allegedly concealing his income and fabricating client tax returns.

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.