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A Weekend of Earth Fun & Outdoor Activities

A Weekend of Earth Fun & Outdoor Activities

Saturday, April 18 YMCA Family Fun Day. A free community event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Will feature games, healthy food demonstrations and samples from Big Apple Smoothie and others, arts and crafts, science projects, demonstrations of kids classes in martial arts, basketball, ballet, Fit […]

Westchester Land Trust Acquires Mamaroneck's Otter Creek

Westchester Land Trust Acquires Mamaroneck’s Otter Creek

The Westchester Land Trust , based in Bedford Hills, has acquired the 35-acre Otter Creek Preserve in the Village of Mamaroneck along Taylor’s Lane, off Boston Post Road. WLT acquired the Preserve as part of a transfer from The Nature Conservancy (The Conservancy) completed this month. Otter Creek represents WLT’s largest preserve in Southern Westchester, and […]

“50 for 50” ArtsWestchester Awards for Local Winners

“50 for 50” ArtsWestchester Awards for Local Winners

2015 is a big year for ArtsWestchester. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary the organization has selected 50 outstanding local artists in a “50 for 50” celebration, who will each receive $1,000 in recognition of their artistic work and contributions to Westchester’s cultural community. The winners were selected for their impressive mix of work as filmmakers, poets, […]

George Washington Elementary School 2nd Graders Help to Publish Global News

George Washington Elementary School 2nd Graders Help to Publish Global News

Students in Alyson Stone’s second grade class at George Washington Elementary School participated in the Jr. Editors-in-Chief Program last week for global children’s newspaper News-O-Matic. Russell Kahn, Editor-in-Chief of the daily kids newspaper, came to their classroom in White Plains to discuss the breaking news of the day and to work with the second graders […]

Educating the Public on Human Trafficking

Educating the Public on Human Trafficking

LWV Human Trafficking Forum:  Wednesday, April 15; 7 p.m. at the White Plains Public Library, The League of Women Voters of White Plains, along with the White Plains Rotary, the Slater Center, El Centro Hispano will present a Forum on Human Trafficking. Amy Paulin, who recently helped to pass significant legislation on this issue will speak, […]

Missing Irvington Middle School Student Found

Missing Irvington Middle School Student Found

According to media reports, at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, Aliyah Espinal was located. Irvington Police released a statement that they would interview the youth before restoring her back with her parents. Greenburgh authorities have asked the public to help in the search for missing Irvington Middle School student  Aliyah Espinal. She is 14 […]

Applications Sought for Ruth Taylor Social Work/Public Health Scholarships

Applications Sought for Ruth Taylor Social Work/Public Health Scholarships

Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Award Fund. The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. […]

White Plains Hospital CEO Jon Schandler to Retire, Susan Fox to Take Helm

White Plains Hospital CEO Jon Schandler to Retire, Susan Fox to Take Helm

A transition lies in store for White Plains Hospital this year as current CEO Jon Schandler retires and turns the reigns over to Hospital President Susan Fox. The two have been working together for the past five years, a power team, plotting a course through medical technology and healthcare market changes to make White Plains […]

White Plains Budget Director Continues Plea for Mandate Relief

White Plains Budget Director Continues Plea for Mandate Relief

The City of White Plains 2015 to 2016 Proposed Budget was submitted to the Common Council on Monday evening. Keeping within the tax cap of 1.65 percent for this year, White Plains has proposed and maintained a budget within State tax levy constraints for the fourth consecutive year and is yet to experience any relief […]

White Plains Introduces Historic Preservation Law

White Plains Introduces Historic Preservation Law

The much anticipated and long-time coming White Plains Historic Preservation Law has been drafted and a copy was submitted to the Common Council at their April meeting on Monday night. The hope is to get the proposed legislation onto the public hearing schedule and onto the books later this year, perhaps as early as this […]

NOW Reboots Westchester Chapter

NOW Reboots Westchester Chapter

The press release announcing the first meeting of the relaunched Westchester Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) held a powerful message: “The last 12 months saw iconic moments in feminism – Malala Yousafzai accepted her Nobel Peace Prize and became a symbol of hope for equality and opportunity for women of all ages; Emma […]

AWAH Unveils Spirit of Women Archives

AWAH Unveils Spirit of Women Archives

American Women of African Heritage, Inc. (AWAH) in collaboration with Westchester Community College and Westchester Community College Foundation unveiled the AWAH Spirit of Women Archives at a special ceremony at the WCC Harold L. Drimmer Library, March 26. The first inductees to be recognized by the archive – which became live on Thursday – include […]

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parishioners Don’t Want to Merge

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parishioners Don’t Want to Merge

Faced with the prospect of the imminent merging of their historic Roman Catholic parish with two others located within a few mile radius, members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church have taken to grassroots efforts to try to save their historic worshipping community. Hesitant to come on the record with their concerns that the […]

Ronald McDonald House Wins the 20th Annual “Battle of the Bravest”

Ronald McDonald House Wins the 20th Annual “Battle of the Bravest”

The 20th Annual Battle of the Bravest Charity Cup Hockey Game was held at Ebersole Ice Rink, on Saturday, March 28. As the “Bravest” have done for the past 20 years, the White Plains Firefighters challenged the Westchester Firefighters, which is a hockey team assembled from fire companies across Westchester County. The Battle of the […]

Westchester Comedy Festival Kicks Off April 18: White Plains to Host Semi-finals

Westchester Comedy Festival Kicks Off April 18: White Plains to Host Semi-finals

The Westchester Comedy Festival, featuring four nights of comedy, along with a Comedy Competition, includes White Plains this year as Elements Food & Spirits will host the semi-final round of the competition on April 23. The festival will kick off April 18 in Mount Vernon at the Dole Recreation Center, located at 250 South 6th […]

Westchester County Presents All-day Fatherhood Conference

Westchester County Presents All-day Fatherhood Conference

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino will host an all-day fatherhood conference on Tuesday, April 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains entitled, “The Power of a Father’s Presence: Challenges and Victories in Supporting Dads.” The conference, sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Social Services and nearly […]

Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

Development partners Saber White Plains LLC and Chauncey White Plains LLC made a conceptual presentation to the White Plains Planning Department March 17 seeking a referral to the Common Council for scheduling of a public hearing on an amendment to the city’s zoning map. The redevelopment project, which involves 1 million square feet fronting Westchester […]

White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

White Plains Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona and her partner Dan Stoddard, VP and CIO at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, were among the first Americans to travel to Cuba since   relations between Cuba and the United States relaxed earlier this year. The couple spent a busy week with an itinerary […]

Workshop on New State Regulations Governing Invasive Plant Species

Workshop on New State Regulations Governing Invasive Plant Species

A half-day workshop titled “New York State’s New Invasive Plant Species Regulations: Impacts and How to Adapt” will be held on Thursday, April 2, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The workshop, offered by Westchester County’s Department of Planning and Soil and Water Conservation District, will address the portion of the state’s new […]

Greenburgh Supervisor Puts Pressure on Post Office

Greenburgh Supervisor Puts Pressure on Post Office

Acknowledging what many of us have experienced over the past year and most notably during recent months – the lack of reliable mail delivery – Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has put pressure on members of Congress, local postmasters and the United States Postal Service liaisons in Washington DC to try to fix the situation. […]

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

The Woodlands Boys Basketball Team has advanced to the Class B New York State Final Four for the second consecutive season. On Saturday, March 14, the Falcons shut down Section 11 Champ Southampton High School, 68-58, to capture the Class B Regional Title. This is the second straight year the Falcons have won the Class […]

Operation Prom Dress Giveaway March 20-22 at Westchester County Center

Operation Prom Dress Giveaway March 20-22 at Westchester County Center

Operation PROM is encouraging teenage girls looking for an inexpensive way to get a high-fashion dress for their senior prom to register today for the 11th Annual Operation Prom dress giveaway taking place March 20 and 21 at the Westchester County Center. Registration is required to receive a dress. In addition, a special $1 dress […]

Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act Passed by NYS Assembly

Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act Passed by NYS Assembly

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (A.506), written by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale), was passed by the NYS Assembly and is on its way to Governor Cuomo to be signed into law. “I can’t begin to say how thrilled I am that the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act has finally passed,” Paulin said. […]

Supporters Continue Fight to Save GCA High School

Supporters Continue Fight to Save GCA High School

Despite a formal announcement by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion (RDC) that Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School (GCA) would close in June 2015, an organization of parents, teachers and alumnae are continuing the fight to keep the school open, or at least keep the tradition going. Acting as spokeswoman for Save […]

Avalon to Build Seven Affordable Units at Harrison Metro-North Luxury Development

Avalon to Build Seven Affordable Units at Harrison Metro-North Luxury Development

The Town of Harrison/Village of Harrison and the County Executive’s Office released a joint press release Thursday saying that the luxury, transit-oriented Avalon development at the Metro-North train station in Harrison will now set aside 5 percent of its 143 units at below market “affordable” rents. The media release said the affordable units were made […]

White Plains St. Pat's Day Parade Step Off 1 P.M. Saturday

White Plains St. Pat’s Day Parade Step Off 1 P.M. Saturday

White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. (time changed  from noon due to rain) on Mamaroneck Avenue and proceed to City Hall, on Main Street. Mary Beth Walsh, MD, representing Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and their 100 years of service to White Plains and beyond, has been named Grand Marshal and […]

ArtsWestchester Kicks Off County-wide Celebratory Festival of New Works

ArtsWestchester Kicks Off County-wide Celebratory Festival of New Works

ARTSEE: A Festival of New Work, was kicked off last Friday during a press conference at ArtsWestchester’s main gallery in White Plains. The festival which includes dance, film, theatre, art exhibitions, concerts, open studios, poetry readings and more, encompasses 70 events with 40 organizations over five months starting this month and running through July. The festival […]

Family Services of Westchester Lanza Family Center Opens in White Plains

Family Services of Westchester Lanza Family Center Opens in White Plains

Family Services of Westchester (FSW), along with more than 100 local dignitaries, supporters and guests celebrated the culmination of a goal set years ago – to bring a state-of-the art intergenerational facility to White Plains – with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Lanza Family Center for All Ages. Nick Wolff, FSW’s Chairman of […]

Developer Eyes Greenburgh Acreage for High Quality Residential Development

Developer Eyes Greenburgh Acreage for High Quality Residential Development

It’s only in the beginning stages, but Greenburgh officials have already begun to express concerns about a proposed multifamily residential development at One Lawrence Street in the unincorporated section of Ardsley (also known as the Azko Nobel property). The proposal, called Jefferson at Saw Mill River, was first presented by the developer, JPI, to the […]

Local Reps Push for Passage of Federal Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act

Local Reps Push for Passage of Federal Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act

Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s (D-Harrison) and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-Cold Spring) proposed legislation H.R. 705, the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, is in front of the House of Representatives this week as part of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (PRRIA). At a press conference Monday, the two legislators were joined by local government […]