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Rash of Car Thefts/Break-ins In White Plains

Rash of Car Thefts/Break-ins In White Plains

White Plains neighborhood associations and the Police Department have reported a series of random car thefts and break-ins that occurred in the Rosedale area of White Plains Tuesday morning between 2 and 5 a.m. Four vehicles were stolen from driveways, and an additional five vehicles had property stolen that was left in the vehicles. None […]

Greenburgh Looking Into Expansion of Car Sales Along Central Avenue

Greenburgh Looking Into Expansion of Car Sales Along Central Avenue

In order to provide a more equitable distribution of car dealerships in the CA Central Avenue Mixed Use Impact District of Greenburgh, the Town Board is entertaining new legislation. The proposed law would allow pre-existing motor vehicle uses and sales lots as a special permit use and would allow the opening up of sites along […]

Nadine Hunt-Robinson Wants to Keep Her Seat on the White Plains Council

Nadine Hunt-Robinson Wants to Keep Her Seat on the White Plains Council

Appointed to fill the White Plains Common Council seat left vacant when Ben Boykin left to serve on the county Board of Legislators in February 2014, Nadine Hunt-Robinson wants to work for the full balance of Boykin’s term, keeping the seat for another year. During this year’s special election, she faces former Common Council and […]

Terence Guerriere Makes a Second Bid For a Seat on the White Plains Council

Terence Guerriere Makes a Second Bid For a Seat on the White Plains Council

Terence Guerriere, a life-long resident of White Plains, and well-known citizen on the front lines of neighborhood activism, has once again obtained the endorsement of the Republican Party and is running on their line in a special election against Common Council appointee and incumbent Nadine Hunt-Robinson. Facing a fully Democrat Council and a heavy Democrat […]

Abinanti Pursues Increased Fairness in Bid to Hold 92nd District Assembly Seat

Abinanti Pursues Increased Fairness in Bid to Hold 92nd District Assembly Seat

Calling himself an issue-oriented progressive Democrat with the endorsement of the Working Families Party, Tom Abinanti wants to see fairness return to politics and governance in New York State. In seeking re-election to the 92nd Assembly District, which includes Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant, he does not agree with everything the state’s current administration is doing. […]

Challenger Mike Duffy Seeks a Chance in the 92nd State Assembly District

Challenger Mike Duffy Seeks a Chance in the 92nd State Assembly District

Mike Duffy, 62, is running for the 92nd New York State Assembly District, challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Abinanti. “A seat in the New York State Assembly is the people’s seat,” Duffy says, adding that after years of working in law enforcement he now wants to focus his attention on a different area of public service. […]

Senator Stewart-Cousins Bid for Re-election Is Not Quite Uncontested

Senator Stewart-Cousins Bid for Re-election Is Not Quite Uncontested

Andrea Stewart Cousins is seeking re-election to the 35th NYS Senate District seat, representing Greenburgh, Scarsdale, most of White Plains, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, where she resides. She was first elected to the state senate in 2006. In December 2012 she was elected to serve as Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference, becoming the first […]

Uncontested Incumbents Paulin and Buchwald Run for State Assembly

Uncontested Incumbents Paulin and Buchwald Run for State Assembly

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, has served the 88th New York State Assembly District (Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains) since 2001. She is running uncontested in the 2014 election on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. Paulin chairs the Assembly Committee on Energy, and serves on […]

French American School of New York Application - UPDATE

French American School of New York Application – UPDATE

Posted by City of White Plains Oct. 24, 2014: The FASNY hearings scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014 will be adjourned by the Common Council and rescheduled for a later date. The hearings are being adjourned to give the Council and staff additional time to review materials recently submitted by the applicant. The materials will […]

Tarrytown Gun Enthusiast Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Tarrytown Gun Enthusiast Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Eric Gaulin, 26, of 157 West Main Street, Tarrytown, pled guilty in county court Friday to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend, Megan Bookstaver, when she was shot in his home on Labor Day 2013. On Monday, Sept.2, 2013, Gaulin, Bookstaver, and a mutual friend spend time together at the Palisades Center Mall in […]

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on the Women's Equality Act and Victim's Rights

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on the Women’s Equality Act and Victim’s Rights

Slowly, but surely, New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) is making strides in the ongoing struggle to help women who are victims of violence and to move forward the stalled Women’s Equality Act, a 10-point bill that addresses issues such as equal pay, preventing sexual harassment, stopping pregnancy discrimination and fighting human trafficking. While […]

Harrison Office Parks Could Become Residential Rentals

Harrison Office Parks Could Become Residential Rentals

At the October meeting of the Harrison Town Board representatives of Normandy Real Estate Partners, owners of 1.5 million square feet in about 15 buildings along the I-287 corridor in White Plains and Harrison, presented an unprecedented residential development plan for two combined sites located at 103 and 105 Corporate Park Drive, Harrison. Currently a […]

Picketers Seek to Keep GCA in White Plains

Picketers Seek to Keep GCA in White Plains

On Monday, the coldest morning of this season so far, the staff of Good Counsel Academy High School stood outside the campus entrance at 52 North Broadway, White Plains at 8 a.m. demanding to be noticed. They were joined by students who had the day off from school, parents, and other supporters and stood holding […]

Guerriere and Hunt-Robinson Debate White Plains Issues

Guerriere and Hunt-Robinson Debate White Plains Issues

Continuing an ongoing tradition of community involvement and education, the Woman’s Club of White Plains sponsored a candidate’s forum last week. The featured guests were Nadine Hunt-Robinson (Democrat-incumbent) and Terence Guerriere (Republican-challenger) running in a special election for the seat on the White Plains Common Council left vacant when Benjamin Boykin won the election to […]

WPPAC’s Production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

WPPAC’s Production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Perfectly timed for an autumn run with Halloween fright and horror in the air, White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a chilling thrill of an evening. The eerie feel begins as you walk through the front doors of the theater – but we won’t tell […]

Kevin Whitted Named Inaugural Head Coach of the Westchester Knicks

Kevin Whitted Named Inaugural Head Coach of the Westchester Knicks

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Westchester Knicks took another step in solidifying their new NBA Developmental League Team, before the start of their inaugural season, at the Westchester County Center. The Westchester Knicks introduced Kevin Whitted, as their inaugural Head Coach at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry before he and General Manager Allan Houston led […]

Hundreds Come Out to Find Alternatives to Good Counsel Campus Sale

Hundreds Come Out to Find Alternatives to Good Counsel Campus Sale

On Thursday evening a distressed, emotional and concerned gathering of several hundred, parents, students, teachers, associates and members of the general Westchester community gathered in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion on the grounds of the Good Counsel Academy (GCA) High School campus in White Plains. The call that brought them together was a town-hall-style […]

Protestors Rally Against Hydrofracking in White Plains

Protestors Rally Against Hydrofracking in White Plains

More than a hundred protestors marched to White Plains City Hall Saturday afternoon demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibit hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Carrying dozens of signs and chanting “Ban Fracking Now” and other slogans, the demonstrators who made the short walk from Renaissance Square to City Hall pointed to the mounting scientific […]

ArtsWestchester and BNY Mellon Wealth Management Announce Art Partnership

ArtsWestchester and BNY Mellon Wealth Management Announce Art Partnership

ArtsWestchester has opened a new exhibit at its gallery in White Plains. “Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection” is part of the ArtsWestchester’s latest initiatives to develop 50 new arts and business partnerships in recognition of its 50th anniversary in 2015. The expansive art collection, encompassing 69 […]

FASNY Hearings Drill Down On Issues

FASNY Hearings Drill Down On Issues

The White Plains Common Council continued the concurrent public hearings on the French American School of New York (FASNY) Special Permit and Site Plan application and request for a partial closing of Hathaway Lane at a hearing on Sept. 29. Running for over three hours, attorney Michael Zarin, representing FASNY, made a presentation to the […]

Turkey Bowl Could Take a Blow with Plans for CHSFL State Championship

Turkey Bowl Could Take a Blow with Plans for CHSFL State Championship

White Plains High School is 1-4 this season, after losing to Suffern High School, 24-21, on Thursday, in Suffern. At this point in the Section 1 AA season, it does not seem likely that the Tigers will have to opt out of playing the Turkey Bowl, on Thanksgiving Day, as they did last season due […]

Mayor’s Youth Council Seeking New Members

Mayor’s Youth Council Seeking New Members

The City of White Plains Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Youth Council is open to White Plains residents in grades 9 to 12. The Council is a group of youth leaders who meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss issues and concerns of the youth in the City of […]

Two Hunger Fighting Giants Join Forces

Two Hunger Fighting Giants Join Forces

Two giants in the Westchester fight against hunger announced plans Monday to join forces to improve services and expand their unified reach. Already approved by their respective boards The Food Bank for Westchester and Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless will merge their efforts when they receive state approval, expected in 2015. Under the […]

Westchester/Connecticut Conservation Initiative Will Protect Watersheds

Westchester/Connecticut Conservation Initiative Will Protect Watersheds

Bedford Hills-based Westchester Land Trust announced the formation of the Hudson to Housatonic Conservation (H2H) Initiative last week to protect rivers, water supplies and wildlife habitats in the greater cross-boundary region of southern Westchester and lower Connecticut as they empty into Long Island Sound. Recognizing the fast pace of development in lower Westchester and Fairfield […]

The Stepinac Soccer Program, New Pride and Glory

The Stepinac Soccer Program, New Pride and Glory

The Stepinac Soccer Program has gained a new sense of pride and self-satisfaction this season among their players. The Crusaders have recorded a 6-0-2 record, which has them undefeated at the mid-point of their schedule this season. On Thursday, Sept. 25, at Stepinac High School, the Crusaders made easy pickings of the winless, 0-7-1, Holy […]

Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive to Benefit Three Local Hunger Organizations

Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive to Benefit Three Local Hunger Organizations

Vintage Lounge and Restaurant, White Plains, will host the Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive, Sept. 28, to support three pivotal hunger-fighting organizations in Westchester: Food Bank for Westchester, Grace Church Community Center and Shepherd’s Flock. Admission to the event is a bag with $20 worth of non-perishable food. Performing will be acclaimed jazz guitar duo […]

Sweeney Todd Produced Like Never Before at WPPAC in October

Sweeney Todd Produced Like Never Before at WPPAC in October

Whether Sweeney Todd is your favorite musical or you’ve never seen it before, there will be something new for all at the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of the show, which opens October 10. Reimagined by Director Jeremy Quinn, this version of Sweeny Todd picks up after the original story ends and focuses on […]

Luxurious Living Atop The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains

Luxurious Living Atop The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains

At its affluent best Westchester is home to some of the finest artists, designers, craftsmen, and suppliers of innovative and luxurious household goods the world has to offer. Currently, many of these designers have their work on display high above the bustle of downtown White Plains on Penthouse Level 9 on the 40th floor of […]

White Plains Adds Electric Vehicle Chargers to Public Parking Garages

White Plains Adds Electric Vehicle Chargers to Public Parking Garages

Last week was national Drive Electric Week and in honor of the energy-saving and green theme White Plains rolled out 10 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at pubic parking garages around the city, bringing the White Plains’ total to 20 stations. White Plains was one of the first municipalities in Westchester County to install […]

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

By Skip Pearlman After their first game of the season was turned into a scrimmage, and after getting drubbed by Rye Neck 34-0 a week earlier, the Falcons of Woodlands High needed a game like this – a breakout game. And Saturday at home, the Falcons got it, as an overmatched Haldane squad was pounded […]