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White Plains Man Found Guilty in Vicious Stabbing of His Girlfriend

White Plains Man Found Guilty in Vicious Stabbing of His Girlfriend

Bairon Farez Llanos (DOB 1/20/78) of White Plains, was found guilty after a jury trial of two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, class “B” Felonies; one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony; one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony; and two […]

Celestino’s Service Station to Add Four Bays

Celestino’s Service Station to Add Four Bays

The White Plains Planning Board gave a nod of approval to a major renovation at Celestino’s Service Station at its meeting last week. The White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) referred the amendment to the existing Special Permit and Site Plan to the Planning Board for comment. With some minor recommendations to add in […]

Westchester County Executive Subpoenaed in Corruption Probe

Westchester County Executive Subpoenaed in Corruption Probe

As reported in the Monday edition of the New York Post, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has expanded his corruption probe into the dealings of two businessmen and donors to Mayor de Blasio to include Westchester County and County Executive Rob Astorino’s office. According to the Post, Bharara subpoenaed the County Executive’s offices about dealings with de […]

White Plains Rec Softball Wrap-up

White Plains Rec Softball Wrap-up

6th Boro Keeps Winning, Brewskies and Healy Stay Tied and Sprint Undefeated As the White Plains Recreation Softball Summer League teams begin to sort themselves out for league championships and playoff contention, a few things remain constant. Sprint is attempting to runaway with the Co-ed B Division, while as of Monday, July 20, the team […]

Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

With back-to-back hot, humid days forecast for the weekend, Westchester County has extended the hours at county-operated swimming areas by one hour today (Saturday) and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The following swimming areas will be open from 11 a.m. to the extended time 7:30 p.m., with no admittance after 7 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday: Saxon Woods […]

Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

Frank Mageletta, the longtime White Plains Recreation Department Supervisor retired last year after over 26 years of service to the White Plains community. For 15 of those years, Magaletta was the Supervisor of the popular White Plains Recreation Softball Leagues, which grew in popularity under his tenure. Nonetheless, White Plains Recreation Softball was left in […]

White Plains Rally Calls for Police Accountability

White Plains Rally Calls for Police Accountability

By Andrew Vitelli – Protestors marched alongside police and city and state officials last week, as hundreds attended a White Plains march calling for police reform following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “We must eliminate the insanity of the continual racism that is destroying America,” Rev. Franklyn Richardson of the Grace Baptist Church […]

White Plains Visited by Alexander Hamilton Direct Descendant

White Plains Visited by Alexander Hamilton Direct Descendant

With a Broadway production about Alexander Hamilton making it big and bringing attention to one of our country’s most notorious founding fathers, White Plains became a focal point this past weekend of an historic tour. A direct descendant of Alexander Hamilton visited the historic Purdy House and the White Plains Public Library Sunday to view […]

Harrison PD Honored for Heroin Arrests; Announce New Drug Program

Harrison PD Honored for Heroin Arrests; Announce New Drug Program

Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini announced Tuesday that citizens will be able to turn in drugs and drug paraphernalia to his department without threat of arrest and prosecution to end the scourge of drug-related deaths. Marraccini made the statement as the department was honored Tuesday by state Sen. George Latimer (D-Rye) and Assemblyman David Buchwald […]

Monitor Resigns from Westchester Affordable Housing Case

Monitor Resigns from Westchester Affordable Housing Case

James Johnson, the federal monitor in the affordable housing settlement case with Westchester County, announced Monday that he will be resigning from his position no later than Aug. 10. In a letter addressed to U.S. Federal District Court Judge Denise Cote, Johnson stated that he had already retired from his partnership at the Manhattan law […]

Greenburgh Police Department National Night Out

Greenburgh Police Department National Night Out

On Tuesday Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Greenburgh Police Department is hosting its first National Night Out 2016. This is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, and improve our living environment. This event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug […]

Westchester Children’s Association Announces WC4K Program

Westchester Children’s Association Announces WC4K Program

Westchester Children’s Association (WCA), with The Westchester Bank and the Westchester Knicks, launched a new group, Westchester Companies for Kids (WC4K). The primary goal for the group is to engage the business sector with WCA’s mission: to improve the lives of Westchester’s young people by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping […]

White Plains Opens Inclusive Playground and Fitness Area at Kittrell Park

White Plains Opens Inclusive Playground and Fitness Area at Kittrell Park

The City of White Plains officially opened its new playground and fitness area at Kittrell Park on Friday. The playground replaces an older, existing play structure with a fully accessible and adaptable one for all children, ages 2 -12, to enjoy. It features a colorful array of play structures, including slides, ramps, wiggle ladder, lollipop […]

White Plains Council Approves 2nd Salt Storage Structure

White Plains Council Approves 2nd Salt Storage Structure

The White Plains Department of Public Works will construct a second salt storage facility in the Gedney Recycling Yard, now that the structure and its location have been approved by the city council. The main salt storage facility for White Plains is located off of Westchester Avenue at the Kenscio DPW yard. During the July […]

Manhattan Courts Senior Housing Facility Up for Major Improvements

Manhattan Courts Senior Housing Facility Up for Major Improvements

The Greenburgh Housing Authority (GHA) has been looking to improve and increase senior public housing in the township. The GHA met with members of the Greenburgh Town Board last week to discuss a proposal for the redevelopment of the senior citizen affordable housing at 48-60 Manhattan Ave. The existing housing facility is 40 years old, […]

Ten-Story Apartment Complex Proposed for Former Good Counsel Site

Ten-Story Apartment Complex Proposed for Former Good Counsel Site

By Andrew Vitelli – A ten-story housing complex, an assisted living facility, and graduate student housing for Pace Law School have been proposed for the former Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School site at 52 North Broadway in White Plains. The plan, which was presented to the White Plains Common Council at a special […]

White Plains Fireworks Postponed to July 6

White Plains Fireworks Postponed to July 6

As a result of the weather forecast for Friday, July 1, the City of White Plains Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks will be postponed to Wednesday, July 6th, 6 to 10 p.m., at White Plains High School.   The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting showers and thunderstorms for both the daytime and evening hours on […]

Three Suspects Arraigned in Port Chester Violent Felonies

Three Suspects Arraigned in Port Chester Violent Felonies

Three people have been arraigned on an indictment charging one with the death of Arturo Arias Garcia. All three are charged in separate violent robberies.   Daniel Thomas Jones (DOB 1/24/91) of Port Chester was charged with Murder, Robbery, Assault, Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.           Nasir Blair […]

LWVW Supports New York Single-Payer Health Care Proposal

LWVW Supports New York Single-Payer Health Care Proposal

For years, there has been little mention of single-payer, Medicare-for-all health care – until this election cycle. While a national plan may not be imminent, a New York single-payer plan is likely to pass in the near future. On Wednesday, June 1, the New York State Assembly passed the New York Health Act (A.5062A/S.3525A) by […]

White Plains Girl Scout Aids Children of My Sisters’ Place

White Plains Girl Scout Aids Children of My Sisters’ Place

White Plains Girl Scout Julia Golden has completed a Gold Award project designed to benefit children who have been impacted by domestic violence and served by White Plains-based My Sisters’ Place. A Junior at White Plains High School, Golden (16) had previously worked with her Girl Scout Troop to organize toiletry drives for My Sisters’ […]

Mike Love and the Beach Boys Coming to County Center July 6

Mike Love and the Beach Boys Coming to County Center July 6

After more than 50 years, famed rock band The Beach Boys has seen a resurgence in interest in its music. Since 2013, when fans sent their Capital Records release “Sounds of Summer” to triple platinum, demand for the group has continued to increase. With band co-founder and lead singer Mike Love, The Beach Boys will […]

White Plains Woman’s Club Was a Pioneer in Women’s Fitness Programs

White Plains Woman’s Club Was a Pioneer in Women’s Fitness Programs

By Colleen Fay – June 23 marks the anniversary of the signing of Title IX by President Nixon back in 1972. The law provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program […]

Legislature Passes Bill for Greenburgh Reassessment Phase-In

Legislature Passes Bill for Greenburgh Reassessment Phase-In

As the Town of Greenburgh finalized revaluation of properties throughout the township earlier this year and residents received notice of changes in their upcoming tax payments, there was confusion and concern. Some residents questioned the accuracy of their assessments and others with significant increases said they could not make the larger payments immediately. Permission from […]

BOL Majority Leader Seeks September Date for Special Election

BOL Majority Leader Seeks September Date for Special Election

In a continuing effort to set the Special Election date for a replacement for former Mt. Vernon Legislator Bernice Spreckman on a day when another election is already scheduled, Westchester Board of Legislators Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) has learned from the County Clerk’s office that Spreckman’s resignation letter was never received at that office. […]

White Plans Hospital Nurses Raise Funds to Help Disadvantaged Children

White Plans Hospital Nurses Raise Funds to Help Disadvantaged Children

Just in time for summer, White Plains Hospital has raised more than $8,000 in employee donations that will enable 17 homeless and disadvantaged children to attend Brighter Futures Summer Day Camp, a program of the non-profit social services agency, Lifting Up Westchester, based in White Plains. Through the Brighter Futures program, children in need will be […]

Memorial Plaque Dedicated to Westchester Fallen Hero

Memorial Plaque Dedicated to Westchester Fallen Hero

On the 72nd anniversary of the D Day Allied Invasion at Normandy, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino joined the family of Staff Sargent Joseph Lemm of Harrison and nearly 100 guests to dedicate a plaque in his honor at the Kensico Dam Memorial Walkway. Lemm, of the Air National Guard and a detective in the NYPD, […]

White Plains Council Looks at Shopping Mall Improvements

White Plains Council Looks at Shopping Mall Improvements

During the June 6 meeting of the White Plains Common Council several items related to zoning issues and shopping mall improvements within the city were discussed. Councilmember Nadine Hunt-Robinson was absent from the meeting. The first agenda item was a communication announcing the appointment of Andrew Berger as chairman of the Conservation Board. Robert Burg […]

Loucks Games 5k Named for Charles Goldberger

Loucks Games 5k Named for Charles Goldberger

The 5K run that is part of White Plains’ Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track and Field Games has been named after a longtime organizer, Charles “Charlie” Goldberger of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP. The popular Saturday morning competition was renamed the “Charlie Goldberger 5k Run” during this year’s games, which were held on May 14. […]

Microgrids as Alternative to Centralized Power

Microgrids as Alternative to Centralized Power

In 2015 several municipalities in New York State were awarded $100,000 as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $40 Million NY Prize Microgrid Competition. White Plains was one of them. Phase II is now on the table, offering $8 million for local communities to develop engineering design and business plans for clean, resilient energy networks, which […]

Lois Bronz Recognized for a Lifetime of Community Action

Lois Bronz Recognized for a Lifetime of Community Action

Former Westchester County Legislator and community activist, Lois Bronz, was recognized for a lifetime of community action last week during a fundraiser for the Greenburgh children’s center bearing her name – the Lois Bronz Children’s Center. The award was presented by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here […]