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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Kicks off 2015 Centennial Celebration

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Kicks off 2015 Centennial Celebration

Burke rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains officially kicked off a year-long celebration to commemorate its 100 years of pioneering rehabilitation with a ribbon cutting of its Burke Centennial Lobby Exhibit on January 22. The lobby exhibit’s “Then and Now” theme features numerous vignettes highlighting Burke’s past, present, and future. The exhibit, which is in Burke’s […]

White Plains League of Women Voters to Honor Libby Hollahan

White Plains League of Women Voters to Honor Libby Hollahan

The League of Women Voters of White Plains will honor Libby Hollahan at its Annual Winter Party on February 8th at the home of Janice Abbott and Richard Bernstein, 177 Soundview Avenue from 3 to 5 p.m. Food will be served and everyone is invited to attend. Ms. Hollahan has had an outstanding career in […]

White Plains Planning Commissioner Ousted from Post

White Plains Planning Commissioner Ousted from Post

In a surprise and somewhat unprecedented move, White Plains Planning Commissioner Elizabeth Cheteny was asked to resign from her post last week and a subsequent unanimous vote by the Common Council on Thursday sealed her removal. Conversations with Council members after the fact indicate they were not given specifics as to the reason for Cheteny’s […]

Defendant Gets 25 Years for Pushing Student in Path of Train

Defendant Gets 25 Years for Pushing Student in Path of Train

Howard Mickens, 41, a White Plains homeless person was sentenced to 25 years in prison on his December 2014 guilty plea for attempted murder in the second degree when he pushed student Maya Leggat in front of a Metro-North Railroad train at the White Plains station in September 2013. “Without any warning or prior interaction, […]

White Plains Bank Street Development to Begin in March

White Plains Bank Street Development to Begin in March

The LCOR multi-use development at 55 Bank Street, White Plains, has been in the planning stages for several years awaiting the optimum time for the project to move forward. After several changes in the project’s proposed design and site plan to reduce the building height and bring parking below grade, the White Plains Common Council […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Book Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Book Events

On Martin Luther King Day, January 19, if you make a purchase at any Barnes & Noble and give them the Bookfair ID:12527711, a percentage of the sale will be donated to the MLK library in White Plains.  The library gets the donation even if you pay with a Barnes & Noble gift card. Can’t get to a […]

Bee-Line Bus Service Delayed Due to Weather Conditions

Bee-Line Bus Service Delayed Due to Weather Conditions

Bee-Line and Paratransit bus service will resume at approximately 1:00 p.m.  Passengers should anticipate some delays as the buses get rolling again. Due to freezing rain and severe icing conditions, Bee-Line and Paratransit bus service was delayed Sunday morning, Jan. 18. The Westchester County Airport is open. In inclement weather, passengers are urged to contact their airlines or check flight status […]

GCA Students Stand Firm to Save their School

GCA Students Stand Firm to Save their School

Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy, lovingly known by its students and supporters as GCA, is standing on the brink of a decision by the leadership team of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, founders of the school. Located at 52 North Broadway, White Plains, the school campus including historic buildings Chapel of the Divine […]

Police Officer Struck by Car Remains in Critical Condition

Police Officer Struck by Car Remains in Critical Condition

Off duty Elmsford police officer Kenneth Gumbs, 45, remains in critical but stable condition at Westchester Medical Center with internal and head injuries  after being struck by a car Sunday night on Bradhurst Avenue near Chateau Lane in Hawthorne at about 8:20 p.m. He appeared to be trying to cross the road. The Westchester County police accident […]

Missing Teen, Christine (Ji Woo) Kang, Found and Safe

Missing Teen, Christine (Ji Woo) Kang, Found and Safe

On Sunday evening as continuing efforts were being made in the search for Edgemont 16-year-old Christine Kang, Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney received a call that the teen had been located in Manhattan at Saint Agnes Church on East 43rd Street. Missing for over a week, she was in the custody of the Metropolitan Transportation […]

Rodney and Lillian Reynolds to Headline MLK Breakfast in White Plains

Rodney and Lillian Reynolds to Headline MLK Breakfast in White Plains

Rodney and Lillian Reynolds will double team as the keynote speakers at the Thomas H. Slater Center’s 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast to be held on Monday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, White Plains. Lillian F. Reynolds is a Social Worker and Minister with extensive experience in planning, implementing and […]

Police Officer Struck by Car Seconds After Saving Teen

Police Officer Struck by Car Seconds After Saving Teen

A Westchester County police officer who was hit by a car on the southbound Saw Mill River Parkway Friday morning was able to get a teenager out of harm’s way just seconds before he was struck. Quick action by Police Officer Paul DeSousa prevented a 15-year-old boy from being hit by the same vehicle that struck […]

Greenburgh and NYC Police Continue Search for Christine Kang

Greenburgh and NYC Police Continue Search for Christine Kang

Christine Ji Woo Kang is still missing and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) has been assisting the family. They are sending missing persons fliers to major regional and national media organizations for inclusion in their “Have You Seen these Missing Children?” segments. The photo accompanying this story is being used on the “MissingPerson” flyers, which have been distributed in […]

New Wave Icons the B-52s to Perform at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester

New Wave Icons the B-52s to Perform at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester

By Jacob Kussmaul –  For fans of flamboyance and danceable nostalgia, Athens Georgia’s the B-52s are still as pertinent as ever. Best known for such classics as “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack” and “Roam,” the band will wrap up the month of January at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 31. The show will commence […]

Man Charged in White Plains Federal Court With Threatening to Shoot Police Officers

Man Charged in White Plains Federal Court With Threatening to Shoot Police Officers

Jeremy Mott, 24, of Mount Vernon, was arrested Tuesday on charges of threatening to shoot members of the Mount Vernon Police Department. The complaint issued by Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau […]

Missing Edgemont Teen Last Seen in Manhattan

Missing Edgemont Teen Last Seen in Manhattan

The Greenburgh Police Department is still actively attempting to locate missing 16-year-old Christine (Ji Woo) Kang. Early in the investigation police relied on intelligence gathered from family members and the community to direct the initial steps of the investigation. Police then expanded their search with the assistance of the Westchester County Police Aviation and Canine Units. On Tuesday […]

White Plains Hospital Tops Off New Cancer Care Building

White Plains Hospital Tops Off New Cancer Care Building

Hospital topped off the final piece of steel on a modern new cancer care building at the corner of Longview Avenue and East Post Road. With construction and iron workers from A.P. Construction and Local 40 Ironworks looking on, the steel beam, which was signed by hundreds of hospital staff members, patients and community leaders, […]

Land Use Issues Take Center Stage in a Look Back at 2014

Land Use Issues Take Center Stage in a Look Back at 2014

Outstanding in mid-Westchester County during 2014 were a number of land use issues across the area that brought residents out to public meetings as they sought to keep the nature of their neighborhoods in tact in the face of the onward push of growing development in the region. In particular, the French American School of […]

Kwanza Celebrated at White Plains Slater Center

Kwanza Celebrated at White Plains Slater Center

The Kwanzaa White Plains Collaborative held a Kwanza celebration at the Thomas H. Slater Center on Monday, Dec. 29. The program included traditional Drumming by Kofi and the Sankofa Dance and Drum Ensemble and contributions by White Plains Youth Bureau, Thomas H. Slater Center Step Up Girls, White Plains High School Steppers, and H.I.P. H.O.P. […]

Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain NYPD Officers

Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain NYPD Officers

On the plaza outside the Westchester County Court House by the Westchester County Police Memorial on Sunday evening a gathering of police, military and other public service workers held a candlelight vigil to honor the memories of New York City Police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Considering that the rainy weather had kept more […]

Kwanza Celebration Monday, Dec. 29

Kwanza Celebration Monday, Dec. 29

The Kwanzaa White Plains Collaborative invites the public to come to a Kwanzaa celebration at the Thomas H. Slater Center, 2 Fisher Court, White Plains 10601, on Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 pm. The event is free. The program will include traditional Drumming by Kofi and the Sankofa Dance and Drum Ensemble and contributions by […]

Feiner Invites Edgemont Residents to Weigh in on Assisted Living Proposal

Feiner Invites Edgemont Residents to Weigh in on Assisted Living Proposal

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner reports that in mid-December he and the Commissioner of Planning met with representatives of Shelbourne Assisted Living, who said they would be submitting an application to the town to build an 85 to 98 bed facility at the Sprain Brook nursery on Underhill Road/Sprain Road sometime in January. Feiner notes […]

A Planet Fitness Christmas for White Plains HS

A Planet Fitness Christmas for White Plains HS

Steve Fugarino, a Highlands Middle School teacher, was having what he estimated was a casual conversation with his childhood friend Joe Franco, the Maintenance Manager for the 41 New York and Westchester County Planet Fitness Clubs, when Franco mentioned that Planet Fitness was expanding and moving to a new location at 250 Main Street, in […]

Disney’s The Little Mermaid  Sparkles at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sparkles at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

The New York regional premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, starring Broadway’s John Treacy Egan as the sea witch “Ursula,” will be on-stage until January 4 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Based on the 1989 Disney film and one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the […]

Astorino, Day, Seek Settlement Dollars for New Tappan Zee Bridge

Astorino, Day, Seek Settlement Dollars for New Tappan Zee Bridge

The county executives of Westchester and Rockland urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday to set aside nearly 40 percent of state settlement funds from two banks for construction costs associated with the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Using the construction site of the new span as a backdrop, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Rockland County […]

WPHS Junior Makes Chess History on the Way to Grandmaster Goal

WPHS Junior Makes Chess History on the Way to Grandmaster Goal

Joshua Colas, a junior at White Plains High School, has become a media star overnight. By going undefeated in the 11th Grade National Chess Championships in Florida last week, he gained immediate fame with interviews on Fox News, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and other news agencies. Colas is a 16-year-old with a […]

White Plains School Board Names New Superintendent

White Plains School Board Names New Superintendent

The White Plains Board of Education has appointed Dr. Paul R. Fried as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2015. It is anticipated that a three-year contract with Dr. Fried will be presented for approval by the Board at its January 12, 2015 meeting. A reception for Dr. Fried will be held at 7 p.m. […]

Westchester County BOL Passes 2015 Budget, Maintains Zero Increase Tax Levy

Westchester County BOL Passes 2015 Budget, Maintains Zero Increase Tax Levy

On a vote of 10 to seven the Westchester County Board of legislators passed the 2015 budget last week. After three public hearings where the focus was child care costs and borrowing to pay for pension amortization and tax certioraris, the BOL finalized their line-item report on the county executive’s proposed budget on Friday, Dec. […]

Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

White Plains Head Coach Spencer Mayfield invited nine teams to compete in the 21st Annual Harry Jefferson Showcase, at White Plains High School, on Saturday, Dec. 13. The Tigers basketball program for the past 21 years has paid tribute to retired Assistant Principal Harry Jefferson, who was an educator, coach, mentor, as well as, spiritual […]

Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

Rather than conflict and violence, a peaceful protest in White Plains, Saturday, was met with police support. December 13 was a “Day of Anger” across the United States. Millions were expected to gather in major cities including Manhattan and Washington, D.C., to demand an end to police impunity after several unarmed black men were killed […]