Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Eastchester property owners see water bill mistake

By CHRIS EBERHART Some Eastchester property owners were incorrectly billed a surcharge by United Water for fire hydrant maintenance.  In years past, the hydrant maintenance fees were paid by the municipality through taxpayer money, and non-taxpaying entities—such as churches, schools and hospitals—were exempt. But a 2013 law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, changed […]

Firefighter hire doesn’t address staffing concerns

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of the Rye firefighters’ union said he doesn’t know how the latest 2015 budget amendment, which will include funding for one firefighter and allow the department to promote one to lieutenant, addresses the fire department’s staffing concerns.  The amendment along with the 2015 city budget, passed by a unanimous vote […]

State senator faces foreclosure

An investment management company alleges State Sen. George Latimer, a Rye Democrat, hasn’t paid his mortgage since January 2014, and he is now facing foreclosure proceedings on his Wainwright Street home. According to the foreclosure lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court on Dec. 12 by Carrington Mortgage Services, a California-based investment management company, Latimer and […]

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 […]