Figure out financing to rebuild Yonkers schools: Editorial

Yonkers' School 5 opened in 1884, the year when "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was first published and the cornerstone was laid for the Statue of Liberty. It's no wonder then that a standpipe burst [...]

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yonkers school reconstruction bill gets Cuomo’s OK

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that allows Yonkers to create a new authority to oversee its $2 billion reconstruction of the city schools. The state Legislature approved the bill in the waning days of the [...]

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spano goes to Albany for schools rebuilding plan

This is the latest installment in our ongoing coverage of Yonkers' troubled school system.   Mike Spano rolls deep. Spano crowds into McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany as he does most everything — surrounded by a crew [...]

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yonkers rallies for $2B school rebuilding plan

For years, the Yonkers school district has been underserved and underfunded. With most of its schools crumbling and many of its students struggling, the district every year begs the state for millions of dollars to [...]

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t let the Yonkers schools rot: Editorial

When Yonkers students say goodbye for summer on June 24, they deserve to go their separate ways with the knowledge that their cracking, leaking, steaming — and potentially dangerous — school buildings will finally be rebuilt. This will only be the case if the [...]

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Editorial: If not now, when? Fix Yonkers’ schools

It's time for Albany to commit to rebuilding Yonkers' crumbling schools Consensus is rarely achieved in the City of Yonkers. About anything. But there is one thing about which virtually everyone agrees: The city's 39 [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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