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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.

SEC owed $12M from penny stocks trader in Ossining

The SEC says Edward Bronson illegally resold stock in about 100 companies and reaped more than $10 million in profits.

Valhalla-based USI Insurance Services acquires Carolina firm

The acquisition of Cameron M. Harris & Co. is part of USI’s goal of becoming the top middle-market brokerage firm in the Carolinas.

Rx for the heart: cardiac rehab

Nationally, only 20 to 30 percent of eligible patients are referred to cardiac rehabilitation.

Plans for Bradford Road apartments revived in Mount Vernon

NRP Group of Cleveland wants to build 120 market-rate apartments, in a $31.5 million project.

Westchester approves 99-year lease for biotech center on Grasslands Reservation

County Executive Robert P. Astorino says the $1.2 billion project will position Westchester as a global biotech center.

Mastercard to buy anti-fraud firm

NuData uses biometric and session information to authenticate legitimate online and smartphone users and flags high-risk users.

USI Insurance Services sold to investment firms for $4.3 billion

The transaction is valued at $4.3 billion, including debt.

NJ luxury car dealer buys Estate Motors

"Clearly it is one of the greatest locations in the tristate area," new owner Tom Maoli said.

Foreign firms flock to White Plains to file for bankruptcy

Liberal bankruptcy laws and reputable judges draw foreign corporations to the U.S.

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.