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Sprain Crash Victim Identified

Sprain Crash Victim Identified

Police have identified the victim  of Friday morning’s fatal crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway as Paul Duncan, 46, a NYPD detective and resident of Hartsdale. The wrong-way car accident on the southbound Sprain Brook  Parkway south of Route 100B caused a major backup to at least I-287 and beyond as  commuters hit the road Friday morning. The […]

Black History Month Events Not to Miss

Black History Month Events Not to Miss

Barnes & Noble Talk and Book Signing. Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Who Was Rosa Parks? Who Was Louis Armstrong?, What Was the Underground Railroad? and many other children’s books, will talk about, read from and autograph her books from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble City Center, 230 Main Street, White […]

Police Circulate Enhanced Photos of Tourneau Robbery Suspect

Police Circulate Enhanced Photos of Tourneau Robbery Suspect

Police still seek the suspect in Saturday’s Tourneau Jewelry store robbery at The Westchester mall in White Plains. The enhanced security footage being circulated gives a clear view of the suspect’s face. The case is being investigated by White Plains Detectives. All tips can be called into the Police Hotline at 914-422-6256 or visit www.wppublicsafety.com and click on the […]

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

[This story was updated on Feb. 23.] Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini and Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont held a joint press conference Monday morning to confirm the shooting deaths of former White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman, 52, and his two daughters Alissa Marie Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Nicole […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Professional Women of Westchester

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Professional Women of Westchester

Professional Women of Westchester, now in its fifth year, celebrates Women’s History Month on Monday, March 2 at the White Plains Crowne Plaza Hotel. Special guest speaker, Nancy Armstrong, is a producer and founding member of the team that created the award winning website and documentary series, “MAKERS – Women Who Make America.” Nancy will talk about […]

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

According to reports, recently retired White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman, 52, a Harrison resident, killed his two youngest daughters, Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School and Deanna Hochman, 13, a student of Windward School in White Plains, before killing himself Saturday afternoon. Hochman retired from the White Plains Police Department after […]

Pet Food Pantry Receives Donation from White Plains Restaurant

Pet Food Pantry Receives Donation from White Plains Restaurant

The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry has received a donation from Anthony”s Coal Fired Pizza in White Plains,  representing proceeds from a promotion recently conducted by the restaurant. Twenty percent of dine-in and carry out sales on four recent Thursdays from people who mentioned the pet food pantry were set aside by the restaurant for […]

Local State Reps Pen Critical Letter to NYS Education Chancellor Merryl Tisch

Local State Reps Pen Critical Letter to NYS Education Chancellor Merryl Tisch

In the wake of much criticism regarding the evaluation of teachers in New York State, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) penned the following letter, which was also signed by local representatives David Buchwald (D-White Plains), Thomas Abinanti (D-Greenburgh), Ellen Jaffe (D-Rockland), Steve Otis (D-Rye), and Kenneth Zebrowski (D-Rockland). We believe that New York State’s Annual Professional […]

GCA HS Principal Says School Will Close

GCA HS Principal Says School Will Close

In an emotional announcement last week in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion, White Plains, the students and faculty of Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School were told by their principal, Sr. Laura Donovan, RDC, that the school will close at the end of the semester in June 2015. This announcement follows news […]

Flexjet Moves to White Plains

Flexjet Moves to White Plains

The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced a series of incentives on Friday that will help Flexjet relocate its fractional jet charter operations from Teterboro, New Jersey to Westchester County Airport at Hangar “F.” It is expected that the renovation of the hangar will take about four months. According to a statement from the Westchester County […]

White Plains Thomas H. Slater Center Sets 50/50 Fundraising Challenge

White Plains Thomas H. Slater Center Sets 50/50 Fundraising Challenge

As it gets closer for Kurt Kannemeyer, Development Director at St. Christopher’s, Inc., to climb the 19,500-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as a fundraiser for developmentally disabled children, a the White Plains-based Thomas H. Slater Center is launching a county-wide 50/50 Challenge for the effort. The Slater Center is recruiting 20 people to raise $1 […]

Communities May Apply for HUD Funds Through State

Communities May Apply for HUD Funds Through State

In a joint statement Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Monday that $5 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for 2015 would be administered to eligible Westchester Communities. Both the governor and members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators acknowledged and thanked Congresswoman Lowey for working with the federal government […]

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

When Sean Kilpatrick walks onto the basketball court in Gardella Park, on Ferris Avenue, in White Plains, he is considered the King of the Court. At White Plains High School he is a basketball legend and at the University of Cincinnati, he graduated as an NCAA Division 1 Basketball First Team All-American. Kilpatrick was born […]

Firefighter Honored With Street Naming

Firefighter Honored With Street Naming

White Plains Firefighter William Joseph (Billy) DeLanoy was remembered in a street dedication ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7. The block from Maple Avenue to Carhart on Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, is now called Billy DeLanoy Way. The dedication took pace in front of White Plains Fire Station 6. A new street sign marks the intersections. […]

Aging in Place is the Goal of Many of Today’s Seniors

Aging in Place is the Goal of Many of Today’s Seniors

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to gray, issues and concerns about quality of life, affordability of essential services and medical care come increasingly into focus. At a legislative peak-out and breakfast Friday at the Westchester County Center over 150 seniors said they wanted to stay in the county and age-in-place in their homes, but […]

GCA Elementary School Will Move to Valhalla

GCA Elementary School Will Move to Valhalla

Amid controversy over the fate of Good Counsel Academy High School and its campus in White Plains, the Sisters of the Divine Compassion announced through their public relations firm Thompson & Bender last week that the order’s elementary school situated on the same North Street campus is relocating to Valhalla. The move to the site […]

Stepinac High School Students Get Special Holiday, Miss Snow Day

Stepinac High School Students Get Special Holiday, Miss Snow Day

Stepinac High School students were granted a holiday today, Monday, Feb. 2 for succeeding in meeting an annual challenge known as the Souper Bowl of collecting 25,000 cans of food and other food items by the deadline of Super Bowl Sunday. Begun four years ago, Souper Bowl is Stepinac’s single largest annual food drive that […]

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 […]