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The Yonkers IDA has voted to negotiate an economic incentive package with Altman Lighting Company, in the hopes of encouraging the theatrical stage and architectural lighting company to remain in the City.
A dramatic rescue in Yonkers.
Yonkers Police say they saved the life of a Yonkers woman who had jumped into the Hudson River off the City Pier last evening. Shortly before 8 p.m. officials spotted a parked, unoccupied car that was still running at the pier and found the woman who had apparently just jumped into the water.
The woman, identified only as a 42 year old Yonkers resident was semi-conscious at the time and was slipping further into the Hudson. Officers at the scene deployed a rescue rope to the woman, getting it around her arms and securing it to her waist.
A Cortlandt Manor man, who worked for the Yonkers Department of Public Works, was arraigned today on Official Misconduct and Petit Larceny charges for allegedly stealing road salt from his employer.
Yonkers Police have arrested a man for allegedly impersonating a police officer.
Cops responded to a report around 6:10 p.m. Monday of a criminal impersonation at 420 South Broadway. Once at the scene, police observed a Nissan Maxima in the area operated by a man later identified as Francis Varghese who appeared disoriented.
According to Police, the 55 year old Varghese, a resident of Yonkers, had gotten into a dispute with the driver of a car inside the Rite Aid parking lot over the right of way of their vehicles.
During the dispute, Varghese allegedly approached the other man, pulled out a wallet containing a badge, and asked him for his driver's license. Officials say he identified himself as a police officer, looked at the man's license, got back into his car and left the scene.
Police arrested him after tracking him down a short time later.
Police are on the hunt for whomever robbed a private residence on St. John's Avenue in Yonkers.
Cops were called to the home around 8:15 p.m. February 22 and determined that approximately $36,000 worth of electornics, jewelry and U.S. currency were removed from the residence.
They estimate the larceny occurred around 6 a.m. that morning. They believe the thieves gained entry through a rear patio window, which wsa shattered. The inside of the home had also been ransacked.
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone delivered his eighth and final State of the City address tonight, before a packed crowd at Yonkers City Hall.
The speech provided an overview of the City's looming $96 million deficit and a preview of the Mayor's forthcoming city budget and its deficit-reducing strategies.
The City is facing a $32 million deficit in the municipal budget and a $64 million shortfall for the Board of Education.
Amicone says the state's fourth largest city is dealing with economic conditions that demand "continued austerity and sacrifice," and that Yonkers is faced with declining revenues and a bad recession.
He blamed political grandstanding on the part of of the City Council for the five year delay in approving the Ridge Hill Development project, a move he claims cost the city millions of dollars and years of lost revenue.
The money, he says, could have been used for schools and city services, rather than it being forced to turn to layoffs and service cutbacks.
Police in Yonkers are investigating a report of a shot or shots fired outside 159 Stanley Avenue on Saturday.
Officials say around 11:30 p.m. February 19, police responded to a report of a shot fired through a window at 159 Stanley Avenue. A resident at the location related that on February 16, earlier in the week, she had awoken to a loud noise outside around 2 a.m., possibly a gunshot and went back to sleep.
In Saturday's instance, she related that there was damage to a bedroom window and her bedroom ceiling.
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