Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

New Rochelle launches major drug operation

For the second time in the past three years, New Rochelle police executed an anti-drug operation titled “City Sweeper” to arrest individuals in the city who were linked to drug-related crimes. The latest operation, dubbed “City Sweeper 2,” was a seven-month, joint investigation conducted by the New Rochelle Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit and assisted […]

Source: Hazing was a setup

By CHRIS EBERHART Allegations of hazing a teammate and bullying a special needs student by the Tuckahoe varsity football team and coaches are being refuted by a source with knowledge of a prior investigation into the matter, and the special needs student’s father, respectively, in exclusive interviews with the Review.  The allegations stem from a […]

Budget impacts Playland

  By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County legislators said the $1.75 billion county budget for 2015 wasn’t perfect, but nonetheless passed it by a 10-7 vote. With the budget’s adoption, comes the first Playland marketing increase in funding in the past 27 years along with a sign of hesitancy on the part of a majority of […]

Hotel draws Marbledale opposition

By CHRIS EBERHART The village’s Planning Board just initiated its review of the proposed Tuckahoe hotel on Tuesday, and it’s already hearing the loud voice of opposition.  About 30 area residents and business owners who would neighbor the proposed Marriott Springhill Suites hotel, which would be located on the defunct landfill quarry at 109-125 Marbledale […]

Bipartisan vote passes county budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Three Democratic Westchester County legislators broke from their caucus and sided with the seven Republican legislators on the board to help pass the $1.75 billion 2015 county budget.  The bipartisan budget passed on Dec. 9 by a 10 to 7 vote, with legislators Michael Kaplowitz, a Yorktown Democrat and chairman of the […]

Tuckahoe’s Lore wins fire district election

  By CHRIS EBERHART Lifelong Tuckahoe resident Anthony Lore is the newest Eastchester fire commissioner after winning Tuesday’s fire district election.  Lore beat out Brian Keating for the seat capturing 466 votes to his opponent’s 261. Lore will replace outgoing commissioner Raymond O’Hare, who’s finishing his third five-year term on the Eastchester Board of Fire […]

City Council nixes 2015 firefighter hires

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Council approved changes to the tentative 2015 budget; most notably going against the recommendation of its city manager and deciding not to hire additional firefighters next year. During the Dec. 3 City Council meeting, council members voted in favor of adopting a budget amendment to the proposed 2015 budget […]

Former Eastchester firefighter sues fire district

By CHRIS EBERHART A former Eastchester firefighter who was diagnosed with bladder cancer and couldn’t return to work because of the likelihood of recidivism, according to doctors, was subsequently fired for missing too much time.  Now, PJ Maldari is suing the Eastchester Fire District for civil service violations. Maldari, a 10-year veteran of the fire […]

Westchester budget impacts Playland

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County legislators said the $1.75 billion county budget for 2015 wasn’t perfect, but nonetheless passed it by a 10-7 vote.  With the budget’s adoption, comes the first Playland marketing increase in funding in the past 27 years along with a sign of hesitancy on the part of a majority of legislators […]

Rye TV studio to wait

By CHRIS EBERHART A long-awaited proposal to construct a state-of-the-art production studio inside City Hall for Rye TV that requires funding from the city has apparently been scrapped, according to sources. The estimated $850,000 studio construction project was expected to be eliminated from the city’s 2015 budget at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, after press time. […]