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Former top lawyer for Mount Vernon sentenced to prison

The former top lawyer for the city of Mount Vernon has been sentenced to one to three years in state prison by Westchester County...

Universal Engineering Services sues Mount Vernon IDA over unpaid $650,000 bill

Universal Engineering Services was hired in 2016 to perform consulting services for the city at $150 per hour, under the direction of the mayor’s office and supervised by the commissioners of buildings and public works.

All but one charge against former Mount Vernon mayor dismissed over...

While many of Thomas’ and James’ alleged actions may have been improper, U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas ruled on Sept. 10, they do not “reflect retaliation.”

Mount Vernon mayor pleads guilty to taking campaign funds; will resign...

Mayor Richard Thomas pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Both are misdemeanors.

Mountco gets additional tax abatement deal on Mount Vernon project

Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency has granted a new property tax abatement deal to Mountco development for the Sandford Terrace subsidized apartments for the elderly, to fix a financial crunch.

Mount Vernon charges against developers dismissed by federal judge

Internal audits had found that the urban renewal agency had made loans to developers at “unconscionably low interest rates,” the lawsuit states, and that loans were not repaid.

Joseph Spiezio’s trash company files for bankruptcy

His decision to get into the waste hauling business was a “mistake on multiple levels,” Spiezio said last month in an affidavit, and “has been a continual source of aggravation.”

NFS Leasing claims $1M in Mount Vernon tennis bubble debacle

NFS Leasing Inc., a company that leased an inflatable dome to an indoor tennis facility in Mount Vernon, claims that the city cost it more than $1 million when it deflated the bubble in the dead of night.

Matt Rizzetta: For Mount Vernon, it all starts with leadership

This is not about the mayor’s guilt or innocence. This is about the story of a city so rich with potential, yet so poor with leadership.

Mount Vernon mayor charged with grand larceny; denies allegations

Thomas later denied the allegations when questioned by reporters, and said the amount involved is $12,000.

Mount Vernon schools sue city IDA and mayor over tax abatement...

“The agreement operates as a gift of public funds,” the school board states in the lawsuit.

Former Astorino aides join Mount Vernon mayor’s IDA

Eileen Mildenberger, an attorney who had once directed the county Industrial Development agency, and Edwin J. “Ned” McCormack were appointed by the IDA board.

National real estate broker Redfin enters Fairfield County market

The Seattle company says it serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. and has closed more than $50 billion in home sales since being founded in 2004.

Unpaid legal bills prompts law firm to sue Mount Vernon

Mayor Richard Thomas has refused to sign checks for legal payments, the complaint states, “due to perceived slights against him by other city officials and out of sheer spite.”

Bradford Road landowner claims Mount Vernon mayor, IDA officer blocked property...

Alan Landauer accuses them of “stripping him of any economically viable use of his property.” He is seeking $15.1 million.