In a related decision dated September 19, 2012 George Yanthis, a Federal Magistrate Judge in White Plains, denied the Town’s motion to dismiss the Church’s claims for compensatory damages and has scheduled a conference for October 10, 2012 to discuss a timetable for the Church’s submission of documentation regarding entitlement to damages. The Town Attorney’s Office and retained outside counsel are continuing to review these decisions and will provide further recommendations to the Town Board
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling this morning that upheld a Trial Judge’s August 2010 decision that the town had violated Fortress Bible Church’s land use rights and constitutional rights in a decision. The United States Congress approved a federal law (religious land use and institutionalized persons act) that makes it difficult for local governments to apply the same standards used for commercial and residential property owners when it comes to applications made by religious institutions.
A GREENBURGH BUSINESS NAMED THE BEST IN THE WORLD...
REGENERON NAMED TOP EMPLOYER IN GLOBAL BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that Science magazine has ranked Regeneron as the #1 employer in the global biopharmaceutical industry in the journal's annual Top Employers Survey.
"This recognition by Science as the most respected company to work for in the biopharmaceutical industry is very satisfying for all of us at Regeneron," said Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and President, Regeneron Laboratories. "Since we opened our first lab in 1989, we have believed that innovative science could be harnessed to deliver important new medicines for serious conditions. As we have grown from a handful of people to nearly 1,900 employees today, we have worked hard to maintain a culture that values rigorous science, creative thinking, and collegiality. We are fortunate to have such talented employees who are dedicated to discovering and developing new treatments for patients in need."
This is the first year that Regeneron has captured the #1 position and the first time a New York based company has topped the survey. Last year Regeneron was ranked #2.
The 2012 survey sought to identify the companies with the best reputations as employers, based on 4,276 survey responses from readers of Science and other survey invitees. Survey participants came from North America (78%), Europe (14%), and Asia/Pacific Rim (5%); 93% worked in private industry. Details of the rankings and survey results can be found in the September 21 online edition of Science and will be featured in the October 19, 2012 print issue.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE SUBMITS FERNCLIFF LEASE TO COUNTY LEGISLATURE...
County Exec Rob Astorino submitted a proposal to the Board of Legislators on Monday that will allow Greenburgh to lease WestHelp to Ferncliff Manor, an organization that serves the developmentally disabled population. The town believes that Ferncliff would provide us with substantially more rental income than any other affordable housing developer. The extra revenue we could receive from Ferncliff would be used to reduce your taxes. The WESTHELP campus would also provide the developmentally disabled with a nice quality of life. It's my hope that the Legislators will support the County Executive's initiative.