ROCKLAND COUNTY N.Y. -- Rockland residents got to celebrate the opening of the new Tappan Zee Bridge in August.
The 62-year old bridge was replaced. Many politicians and residents were upset with the change of the official name of the new TZB to the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge . A petition started by a Port Chester lawyer generated 100,000 signatures and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Yorktown) has proposed legislation to change the name back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mario's son, called the outcry against the naming of the bridge “vindictive,” “hurtful,” and "mean."
The woman was the sixth person to commit suicide at the mall since 2005.
Yessenia Vasquez, 43, of Garnerville, a special-education teacher in the district, was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled child, four counts of harassment, four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawful imprisonment following an investigation into allegations of abuse.
A GoFundMe set up by her boyfriend to help with funeral expenses raised $16,000.
Day had touted his role in reducing Rockland's budget. His son, Chris was elected Supervisor of Orangetown.
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