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National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 27

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 27

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of White Plains will have nearly 50 volunteers registering new voters. In an effort to get young people involved in the electoral process, the League will have volunteers at area colleges including The College of Westchester, Berkeley College, Manhattanville College and Pace Law […]

NYSDOT Looking Into Center Median Turnaround on Sprain Brook Parkway

NYSDOT Looking Into Center Median Turnaround on Sprain Brook Parkway

This past July the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh was closed for five hours as a result of a chemical spill. Motorists were very frustrated and upset and contacted Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner who wrote to the State Department of Transportation suggesting a turnaround be built in the center median of the parkway for motorists […]

Graffiti Squad Tackles Vandalism at Hamilton Avenue Bridge

Graffiti Squad Tackles Vandalism at Hamilton Avenue Bridge

Local volunteers have formed a Graffiti Squad to counter vandalism at various county parks. The effort is a program of the Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF). The first project for the team was the Bronx River Reservation walkway bridge at Hamilton Avenue in White Plains where graffiti was scrubbed away and painted over on Aug. 30. […]

Harrison to Develop Multi-Family Housing on Platinum Mile

Harrison to Develop Multi-Family Housing on Platinum Mile

Two vacant and struggling 1970s office buildings owned by Normandy Real Estate on Westchester’s Platinum Mile will be redeveloped as a 421 rental apartment housing complex. The Harrison Town Board approved a Special Exception Use Permit, allowing creation of the rental apartments, including 42 affordable units. This will be the first multi-family housing in the […]

Arrests at Greenburgh Central Avenue Massage Parlors

Arrests at Greenburgh Central Avenue Massage Parlors

According to a statement from Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, members of the Greenburgh Police Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Detective Division and Street Crime Unit completed a short term investigation into the Unauthorized Practice of a Profession occurring at several massage establishments within the township. On September 2, 2016, detectives arrested four individuals for […]

White Plains Council Votes to Accept FASNY Settlement Agreement

White Plains Council Votes to Accept FASNY Settlement Agreement

The White Plains Common Council last night approved a settlement agreement with the French American School of New York (FASNY) with a 4 to 3 vote, bringing the current litigation between the entities to an end and opening the door for FASNY to present a new Site Plan for the school’s development. Under the proposed […]

WP Council to Vote on FASNY Stipulation Settlement

WP Council to Vote on FASNY Stipulation Settlement

The September 6 White Plains Common Council agenda includes an item authorizing the city to enter into a Stipulation of Settlement with the French American School of New York (FASNY). Under the Stipulation of Settlement the current litigation between FASNY, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and the Common Council would be suspended and FASNY would […]

County Police Investigate Hit & Run Accident on Saw Mill River Parkway

County Police Investigate Hit & Run Accident on Saw Mill River Parkway

Motorist in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center The Westchester County Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier this morning on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers that critically injured an 18-year-old motorist. The accident occurred about 2:50 a.m. Monday on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway near McLean Avenue in Yonkers when a […]

Celebrating the 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, The 1960’s

Celebrating the 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, The 1960’s

By Colleen Fay – The Sixties was a decade of change. It was a decade of civil unrest and a decade of peace, love and harmony. It was the decade of the Beatles and Woodstock, the mini-skirt, tie dye, leather and beads, LSD and mind expansion, the “Pill,” the first man on the moon, civil rights […]

“In Our Son’s Name” Documentary Makes Its Way to PBS

“In Our Son’s Name” Documentary Makes Its Way to PBS

White Plains couple Orlando and Phyllis Rodriquez lost their son Greg during the terror attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. “In Our Son’s Name” is a documentary, written and produced by Gayla Jamison,  about the bereaved parents choice of reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance. It details a transformative journey that both […]

County BOL Litigation Committee Reviews Rye Playland Challenge

County BOL Litigation Committee Reviews Rye Playland Challenge

The City of Rye, Mayor Joe Stack and Councilman Richard Mecca filed a complaint against Westchester County earlier this month, challenging the legality of Westchester County’s public-private partnership with Standard Amusements to run Rye Playland. The Article 78 complaint charges that the county violated the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and SEQRA’s implementation regulations […]

Greenburgh Moving Forward with Sidewalk Construction

Greenburgh Moving Forward with Sidewalk Construction

According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, the Town Board will vote at a Special Meeting this Tuesday to award a bid for construction of a new sidewalk on Fort Hill Road from Ardsley Road heading south towards Jackson Avenue, stopping at Highpoint. Feiner says work will be completed this fall. “This is the first […]

Stepinac  to Honor All Alumni First Responders at Joe Riverso Memorial Game

Stepinac to Honor All Alumni First Responders at Joe Riverso Memorial Game

Archbishop Stepinac High School will honor all alumni police officers, firefighters and EMTs at the 15th Annual Joe Riverso Memorial Game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The game will be held at Stepinac’s athletic field, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. The ceremony honors the memory of Joseph R. Riverso, beloved Stepinac alumnus, athlete, assistant football coach and native of White Plains who […]

Moderne Barn Plans Reception to Salute Citizens of Lesvos, Greece

Moderne Barn Plans Reception to Salute Citizens of Lesvos, Greece

A fundraising reception will be held at the Moderne Barn restaurant in Armonk on Sept. 29, to benefit the citizens of Lesvos who unselfishly made financial sacrifices to aid the refugees who flocked to Greece. Cohosting “The Heroes of Lesvos” with the Moderne Barn will be the Afya Foundation, an organization that has been supplying medical […]

Forgotten Medals Presented to Local WWII Veteran After 70 Years

Forgotten Medals Presented to Local WWII Veteran After 70 Years

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Ron Tocci, Director of the county’s Veterans Service Agency, presented three combat service medals to John Politi, 70 years after he earned them for his service in the United States Navy during World War II. The medals were secured for Politi through efforts by his family and Westchester County. […]

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 […]