Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Union: Firefighters, public at risk

By CHRIS EBERHART A crucial fire engine with specialized emergency equipment stationed in the North End of Eastchester has been pulled out of service six times since last Thanksgiving, and as recently as June 25, because of understaffing and arguments over sick time versus injury time and overtime pay. The president of the career firefighters’ […]

Bronxville High seniors enjoy their last scene

    By CHRIS EBERHART Bronxville High School was called the ideal set for a high school movie during the graduation speech by guest speaker Gia Walsh, the mother of graduate Stephen Walsh. And the June 21 high school graduation—with sunny skies, a slight breeze, the graduates’ white dress suits and dresses, and a crowded […]

Road resurfacing project to begin

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison Town Council separated the road resurfacing project from the rest of the 2014 capital budget so work can be started and completed before the end of the warm weather months. The Town Council authorized the use of $300,000 left over from last year’s capital budget to begin a town-wide road […]

Breaking News: Marriott coming to Tuckahoe

By Chris Eberhart An application to build a hotel on a defunct landfill quarry on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been filed with the village’s Building Department and a Marriott is now on the way. The Eastchester-based Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC wants to transform 3.5 acres of land between 109 and 125 Marbledale Road into […]

State passes parking bill

By CHRIS EBERHART Bronxville’s bill to temporarily amend the New York State vehicle and traffic law to allow the village to issue permits to residents to park on public streets passed in both houses of the state Legislature with ease, but parking scarcity concerns from the Kensington Road development still resonate in the village. The […]

Emergency operations center nears end of design phase

By CHRIS EBERHART The development of an emergency operations center behind the Harrison Police Station reached another benchmark that brings the design phase another step closer to completion. During its June 5 meeting, the Town Council approved a resolution to enter into a $17,000 contract with O’Dea, Lynch and Abbattista Consulting Engineers, a Hawthorne-based engineering […]

Unopposed, Paulin focused on gender equality

By CHRIS EBERHART Republicans have had a tough time finding candidates to oppose several of Westchester’s more prominent Democratic state representatives. As of press time, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Scarsdale remains unopposed. While Paulin, 58, waits to hear if she will be contested in this year’s election, she’s been passionately pushing her human trafficking bill […]

Local artist uses work to travel the world

By CHRIS EBERHART Larchmont artist Hilda Green Demsky walked around the Yeager Room in the Harrison Public Library, where some of her paintings were on display, and talked to the Review about her approximately 2,000 lifetime works, worldwide travels and how it feels to be on display again in Harrison. Her most recent artwork, most of […]

Lake Isle refurb progressing

By CHRIS EBERHART The entire Lake Isle catering hall has been gutted, walls have been ripped out and ceilings are being replaced as part of the catering hall’s renovation project. Yet the owners, Lou Gigante and Gieto Nicaj of Eastchester Events, Inc., which was contracted in February by the Town of Eastchester to renovate the […]

Tuckahoe increases parking violation fines

The Tuckahoe Board of Trustees voted 4 to 0 to pass a resolution during its June 9 meeting increasing parking violation fines. Trustee Steven Alfasi, a Republican, was absent from the vote. Trustee Stephen Quigley, a Democrat, said the increase was simply to stay in-line with surrounding communities. “We get reports from other communities about […]