Author Archives: Katie Hoos

Save the Sound comes to Westchester

By Katie Hoos Efforts to save the Long Island Sound now have an expanded presence in Westchester. Save the Sound, a bi-state advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the entire Long Island Sound from Connecticut to New York, opened an office in the Village of Mamaroneck last month and hired a new director […]

Beer garden opens in Westchester

By KATIE HOOS Just a hop, skip and a jump from the train station platform, Port Chester commuters can unwind with a cold one from the station’s newly opened beer hall. Port Chester Hall, a restaurant, bar and beer garden located at the Port Chester Metro-North train station, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, June […]

Osborne appointed new school superintendent

By KATIE HOOS The City School District of New Rochelle appointed Dr. Brian Osborne as its new superintendent after completing a nationwide search that began last fall. On Tuesday, the New Rochelle Board of Education officially appointed Osborne, who is the current superintendent of the South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey, as the new […]

City remembers veterans

On a warm, sunny Memorial Day morning, hundreds of New Rochelle residents, veterans and active military gathered to honor those who gave their lives serving the United States. Beginning the day with a ceremony at Memorial Plaza, located on the corner of Memorial Highway and Main Street in the heart of the city’s downtown, local […]

City proposes taxi medallion system

By KATIE HOOS Looking to generate revenue and enhance the overall quality and value of taxi service in New Rochelle, the City Council proposed implementing a taxi medallion system beginning next year. A medallion system is one in which a municipality sells the right for an individual or a taxicab company to operate a taxi. […]

WWII vet keeps memory alive

By KATIE HOOS When recounting his military service during World War II, one date in particular weighs heavily on Tony Marsella’s memory, May 26, 1944, the day his older brother, John Marsella, was killed in action. The Mamaroneck brothers were drafted into the United States Army on the same day, joining the global fight to […]

District considers health clinic in elementary school

BY KATIE HOOS As the Mamaroneck Union Free School District considers placing a health clinic in one of its elementary schools, some parents and residents are concerned a clinic would pose potential health and safety issues and are urging the district to rule it out. At the May 6 Board of Education meeting, school officials […]

City to receive $3M for flood efforts

By KATIE HOOS In the wake of recent heavy rainfall and in anticipation of future storms, the city is looking to receive additional funding to further alleviate flooding and improve communication with residents during storms. As part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which currently distributes funding to 102 communities across the state […]

Bronx River Reservation trails back in history

By KATIE HOOS Winding from the bottom of Westchester near the Bronx-Mount Vernon border up to the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, the Bronx River Pathway is not only a picturesque recreational retreat, but also a fixture steeped in county history. Included in the Bronx River Reservation—a linear, 807-acre park that parallels the Bronx River Parkway […]

School budget passes with 71% ; Hastie, Fernandez elected

By KATIE HOOS Incumbent Jeffrey Hastie and newcomer Dr. Salvatore Fernandez won two seats on the Board of Education following Tuesday night’s election. On the nine-person school board, two terms—Hastie’s and past Board of Education president Deirdre Polow—are up. Hastie sought re-election alongside challengers Ricardo Monzon and Fernandez, while Polow, after serving 25 years on […]