Ernie Garcia, The Journal News

Ernie Garcia

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White Plains, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ernie:

Longtime Yonkers bakery, Artuso's, closes

Anna Artuso's Pastry Shop in Yonkers closed Friday after more than 50 years of serving Italian desserts. → Read More

Yonkers blogger hit with $7 million defamation lawsuit

A Yonkers police captain is suing a local blogger and website because of allegedly defamatory statements made against him. → Read More

Yonkers' renovated skating rink opens for winter after $2.3 million renovation

Yonkers' skating rink is now open for the winter after a $2.3 million renovation. → Read More

Asbestos abatement at Greenburgh's Woodlands Middle/High School following crash

A vehicle crashed into the Woodlands Middle/High School on Friday morning, revealing possible asbestos in the existing tile and caulk. → Read More

Yonkers IG says building inspector took bribes

Yonkers' inspector general released a report Friday describing how two building inspectors accepted bribes and billed for fake work hours. → Read More

Mount Vernon man charged with gun felony

A Mount Vernon man has been charged with a gun felony by federal authorities. → Read More

Heroin dealer in Westchester, Bronx gets 25 years for OD death

A heroin dealer who ran a distribution ring in the Bronx and Weschester County has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for an overdose death. → Read More

Helicopter makes emergency landing at Kensico Dam

Poor visibility at the Westchester County Airport forced a helicopter to land at the Kensico Dam Friday. → Read More

Yonkers' labor union jobs program a 'dismal failure'

Yonkers' one-year program designed to get union members hired at construction projects receiving tax breaks has expired with no results. → Read More

Yonkers wins $1.3 million grant for next river park phase

The next phase of a river park in downtown Yonkers has won a $1.25 million grant. → Read More

What's up with the unopened Michaels in Yonkers?

A new Michaels craft store was expected to open in Yonkers at the Mall at Cross County and then nothing happened. → Read More

Yonkers' Roosevelt High School field rehab almost done

The delayed renovation of Yonkers' Roosevelt High School's auditorium and sports field is almost done. → Read More

New Yonkers luxury housing, Stratus on Hudson, expected to open in February

Stratus on Hudson luxury apartment tower near the Greystone station in Yonkers has begun leasing. → Read More

Fleetwood tower developer seeks more high-rises

The developer of a tower under construction in Fleetwood is asking city officials to allow higher residential complexes downtown. → Read More

What are the rents in Yonkers' newest apartments?

Two new residential towers have quietly begun leasing in downtown Yonkers, adding more luxury options for apartment seekers. → Read More

Heatless? Local building departments can help

If your apartment is colder than it is outside, call the local building department → Read More

Yonkers fire officer pleads guilty in bar fight case

A fire lieutenant caught on video smashing a stool over a man's head during a bar fight has pleaded guilty. → Read More

Quick mart plan sparks debate in Yonkers

A proposed convenience store has residents along McLean Avenue debating what kinds of businesses add value to their neighborhood. → Read More

Fallen tree branch may cost Yonkers $60,000

An allegedly rotted tree branch that fell and hurt someone may cost Yonkers $60,000. → Read More

Yonkers considering mandatory dog waste cans in apartment buildings

Yonkers officials are considering requiring landlords with more than 25 units to install dog-waste receptacles on their properties. → Read More