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Good Counsel Campus Site Subject of Potential Zoning Change

Good Counsel Campus Site Subject of Potential Zoning Change

The new owners at 52 North Broadway, White Plains, former motherhouse of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion and Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy campus, WP Development NB, LLC, is petitioning the City of White Plains for a zoning change. The proposal written by the developer was referred to the Planning Board by the […]

Ken Jenkins Plans Run for County Executive in 2017

Ken Jenkins Plans Run for County Executive in 2017

Former Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) formally announced Wednesday that he is seeking the Office of County Executive in 2017 citing deterioration in financial management and service quality throughout Westchester as the prime reasons for his running a second time. “During my tenure as Chairman of the Board, we managed to cut […]

Tim Connors To Stay On at WPS Through September

Tim Connors To Stay On at WPS Through September

An email note, Tuesday, from White Plans Schools Board of Education President Rosemarie Eller informed staff that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Fried who has been out of the office recovering from an illness, had a setback and will not be returning for the opening of schools.  Tim Connors, who has been Acting Superintendent with a contract extension […]

City of Rye Challenges Westchester BOL Over Legality of Playland Partnership

City of Rye Challenges Westchester BOL Over Legality of Playland Partnership

The City of Rye, Mayor Joe Stack and Councilman Richard Mecca filed a complaint against Westchester County last week, challenging the legality of the county’s public-private partnership with Standard Amusements. The Article 78 complaint charges that the county violated the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and SEQRA’s implementation regulations by declaring itself lead agency […]

Late Harrison Town Clerk Remembered by Transplant Advocates

Late Harrison Town Clerk Remembered by Transplant Advocates

A person dies every 18 hours waiting for an organ transplant in New York. Unfortunately, on August 8, 2011, one of those people was Joseph Acocella. He was serving a second term as the Harrison Town Clerk when he passed away at the age of 30, waiting for a second kidney transplant. Last week, on […]

ArtsWestchester Welcomes New Board President, Executive Vice President

ArtsWestchester Welcomes New Board President, Executive Vice President

ArtsWestchester, has announced the appointment of Robert W. Roth as its new board president and Michael Minihan as its new board executive vice president. Roth succeeds Froma Benerofe, who has completed two years as board president after leading ArtsWestchester through its milestone 50th anniversary year, contributing significantly to its vision for the future as the organization embarks […]

Battle Avenue Road Resurfacing

Battle Avenue Road Resurfacing

Battle Avenue between Tarrytown Road and Chatterton Parkway will be closed in both directions for approximately 3 weeks beginning August 11th for extensive road work. Residents should expect delays in this area while work is in progress.

White Plains Rec Softball: 6th Boro Clinches Men’s A - Brewskies Has Mercy on Healy

White Plains Rec Softball: 6th Boro Clinches Men’s A – Brewskies Has Mercy on Healy

Last Thursday, two first place battles transpired in the White Place Recreation Softball Leagues. When the dust cleared two teams evolved unscathed, at Carl J. Delfino Park. In the Men’s A Division, 6th Boro beat Mansion on Broadway, 18-9, in the 7 p.m. game, on Delfino Field One, to clinch first place and the Men’s […]

North, South Trailways to Connect for 36-Mile Route

North, South Trailways to Connect for 36-Mile Route

The final leg of 36.8 miles of recreational trailways, running from the Bronx to Putnam County, is one step closer to completion. In January, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino proposed building a final link to connect the North and South County Trailways. Last week, the county Board of Acquisition and Contract (A&C) unanimously gave the […]

White Plains Middle School Student Wins 2nd Place in Tri-State Chess Tourney

White Plains Middle School Student Wins 2nd Place in Tri-State Chess Tourney

Daniel Hagen (about to turn 11 years old) of Eastview Middle School, White Plains, won second place in the Tri-State Chess Championship held July 17 at Bryant Park in New York City. Daniel has been taking group chess lessons weekly at Mamaroneck Avenue School since first grade. The MAS chess team competed all over Westchester […]

New Theatrical Troupe Puts Out “Call for Actors”

New Theatrical Troupe Puts Out “Call for Actors”

White Plains has a new theatrical troupe, The New Stage Players, founded by local columnist and playwright Dr. Richard Cirulli. All of Cirulli’s plays will revolve around mental illness in the hope of raising awareness and money to fight this unpopular group of diseases as well as to help eliminate the many taboos associated with […]

White Plains Woman’s Club Jazz for the Gardens Fundraiser a Big Hit

White Plains Woman’s Club Jazz for the Gardens Fundraiser a Big Hit

By Colleen Fay – The second annual Jazz for the Gardens was recently held by the Woman’s Club of White Plains. The event, which took place in its historic clubhouse, the CV Rich Mansion, is one of many taking place this year to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Woman’s Club. The performance was attended by […]

White Plains Hospital Named 8th Most Beautiful in U.S.

White Plains Hospital Named 8th Most Beautiful in U.S.

Recent renovations have quickly become a major enhancement for White Plains Hospital, which was recently named the eighth most beautiful hospital in the United States on Soliant Health’s list of Top 20 Beautiful Hospitals. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in New York to be named on the list. For its eighth year, Soliant […]

Latimer Announces Bid for Re-election to State Senate

Latimer Announces Bid for Re-election to State Senate

State Senator George Latimer (D-Rye) announced his re-election bid on Sunday, July 31 at his local campaign headquarters on Ward Avenue in Mamaroneck. He asked voters for continued support in his fight for good and ethical representation and cooperative, bi-partisan government. Latimer, first elected to the State Senate in 2012, represents the 37th District, including the […]

NY Liberty Basketball Academy Camp-A Court of Dreams for Youth

NY Liberty Basketball Academy Camp-A Court of Dreams for Youth

The NY Liberty Basketball Academy Camp for children from the ages of 7-17 years old was held at the Madison Square Garden Training Center, in Tarrytown, from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29. Nearly 90 children participated in the Camp, which was led by Liberty legend Teresa Weatherspoon, who is presently the Director of […]

Teen Pleads Guilty in Sleepy Hollow Stabbing Death

Teen Pleads Guilty in Sleepy Hollow Stabbing Death

Berinzon Moronta (DOB 10/25/98) of Tarrytown, pled guilty today to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony in the stabbing death of Tahj Robinson. On October 9, 2015 at approximately 11:12 p.m., a 911 call reported that someone had been stabbed inside Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow. When police […]

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 […]