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Post Date:11/12/2015 11:05 AM

Four More Years: Mayor Spano Re-Elected for Second Term 
Mayor Spano Earns Resounding Election Victory, Claiming 81 Percent of the Vote
The residents of Yonkers have spoken: Mayor Spano will serve as mayor for another four years. On Election night, after claiming more than 80 percent of the vote, Mayor Spano released the following statement: 

"Four years ago, we set out to move Yonkers in a new direction and we have. We turned around the City's finances, improving our bond rating from near junk status to an A rating. We put an end to the unsustainable, year-to-year tax hikes and kept property taxes within the cap. We worked with developers and neighborhood groups to  move projects forward and now there's a $1 billion building boom in Yonkers. We put a stop to school cuts and restored full-day pre-k. Our City has never been safer and municipalities in Westchester County and beyond are taking notice. Yonkers is back.
 
Thanks to your support, I've been given the honor to serve our City for another term. I know we've got more work to do: more children to educate, more projects to break ground on, more jobs to create and more challenges to meet. Together, we will continue to move our City forward.

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your Mayor."

See the Photos: Fall in Yonkers
We love Fall in Yonkers! From the majestic Palisades, to Yonkers' more than 70 parks and green spaces, there are plenty of places to enjoy the foliage. We went out and took some photos from across town. 

Mark Your Calendar: Yonkers' Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Yonkers will celebrate Veterans Day and honor our many servicemen and women, past and present, at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th at 11AM in front of Yonkers Veterans Memorial located at City Hall.

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Enjoy Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Now Through Nov. 15
Yonkers is well-represented in this year's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week,  from Dan Rooney's and Nonno's at Empire City Casino, to cuisine on the waterfront like Dolphin Restaurant, X2O, Zuppa, and more.
 
Around Town: Happening in Yonkers 
11/2 - 11/15 - Hudson Valley Restaurant Week | Learn More

11/8 @ 2PM - Weekend Movie at Yonkers Riverfront Library | Learn More

11/11 @ 11AM- Veterans Day Ceremony @ City Hall Veterans Memorial | Learn More

11/12 @ 9AM - Final Job Fair at Stew Leonard's | Learn More

11/14 @ 10:30AM - "Inside Out" Second Annual Tour of Downtown Yonkers | Learn More

11/16 @ 6PM - City of Yonkers Annual Foul Shooting Contest | Learn More

11/16 @ 7PM - Yonkers Thanksgiving Celebration at Will Library 

11/19 @ 7:30PM - Live Music Thursdays at Yonkers Brewing Co. | Learn More 

11/28 - Small Business Saturday | Learn More

Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 pm - The Science Barge is open for tours | Learn More
Yonkers Thrives Partnership Identifies Key Outcome for Students
New Partnership Director Announced
Yonkers Thrives Partnership Leadership Council
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the Leadership Council of the Yonkers Thrives Partnership announced they have identified kindergarten readiness as a key cradle to career outcome which contributes to Yonkers students' current performance rates and challenges. Yonkers Thrives Partnership is a public-private community-wide effort that works to improve the education and life-long success for children and youth in Yonkers.

In addition to the announcement, Yonkers Thrives named Margie Schustack as the new partnership director. Schustack will work with the Leadership Council to develop, coordinate and implement the completion of strategies and goals put forth by the partnership.
Progress Update: i.FLY at Yonkers Ridge Hill
See Photos of the Indoor Skydiving Facility Currently Under Construction
If you've driven by Ridge Hill then you've probably noticed the new i.FLY indoor skydiving facility that's under construction -- part of the $1 billion in private investment in Yonkers.

iFLY in Yonkers, which broke ground in May, will be one of only 37 locations in the world and 11 in the nation. iFLY simulates the sensation of skydiving,  giving everyone - not just adrenaline seekers - the feeling of flying.  iFLY, located along the lower portion of Ridge Hill Boulevard, will open in early 2016. 

Mayor Spano Sends Off Yonkers Veterans for Hudson Valley Honor Flight
Group Participates in Expenses Paid Trip to Washington, D.C.
Mayor Spano welcomed several Yonkers WWII Veterans to City Hall earlier this week and hosted a proper send-off for the Hudson Valley Honor Flight on November 7.  Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for their sacrifice and achievement by providing an all-expense paid day-long trip to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. 
Yonkers to Commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11
In honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, Yonkers City Hall and City Offices will be closed to the public. Residents should be aware of the following items:
  • Alternate side parking will be suspended; meters will not be in effect
  • Garbage Pick-Up will not be collected
If you require assistance, please contact the Mayor's 24-hour help line at (914) 377-HELP (4357).
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