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Incumbents re-elected in Bronxville

Three members of the Bronxville Board of Trustees faced no opposition and were re-elected on Wednesday. Mayor Mary Marvin, a Republican, was re-elected to her sixth term in office. She was elected on the Republican line—along with Trustee Robert Underhill—with 99 votes, according to unofficial results from Village Hall. Underhill, also now entering his sixth […]

Residents sue over TOD

  By Alina Suriel Recently approved transit-oriented development in the Village of Mamaroneck has been a source of contention from the outset and now the village is facing a lawsuit over the legislation. Village residents Gina von Eiff and Suzanne McCrory filed an Article 78 proceeding on March 10 against the Board of Trustees for […]

Avalon adds affordable units

By JOHN BRANDI There’s been a change in plans for the proposed transit-oriented development along Halstead Avenue, including one which would now qualify some units as affordable housing.  Talks between Westchester County officials, the Town of Harrison, AvalonBay and the MTA had been evolving since December over whether to include affordable units in the proposed […]

White Plains firefighter arraigned in fatal car crash

By Alina Suriel On Monday, a White Plains firefighter was arraigned on 16 counts related to a November car crash which killed a Harrison woman and left her husband seriously injured, according to the district attorney. Erik Refvik, 35, of Barker Avenue in White Plains, now must answer charges that include four counts of aggravated […]

Rooftop bar now a reality

By JOHN BRANDI Eastchester’s Planning Board has granted final approval for Mickey Spillane’s proposed rooftop dining area alterations, leading the way in for a construction start date of early April.  A plan that has spent nearly all of 2014 going through the town’s land use boards, has been approved at the Planning Board’s Feb. 26 […]

Restaurant hit with wage theft allegations

By Alina Suriel Bar Harbor Grill is again attracting the ire of community organizations for allegations of wage theft. Laborers and members of local workers rights groups marched down Mamaroneck Avenue on Thursday, March 12 in support of a kitchen worker suing Bar Harbor Grill, an East Boston Post Road grill and seafood restaurant, for […]

Zoning board requests more from Playhouse

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Playhouse Lofts have been empty for 14 years and the last movie to be screened there was Bridget Jones’s Diary. Now plans are moving through Harrison’s land use boards to renovate the theater into a mixed-use space, while maintaining its old-style charm which residents may remember.   The latest step […]

100 Pondfield redevelopment scaled back

By JOHN BRANDI Floundering plans to breathe new life into an abandoned, three-story building at 100 Pondfield Road have now been downsized. Since July 2014, the Bronxville Planning Board has been vetting a proposal by Yonkers-based real estate firm Pondfield Court, LLC, that would redevelop the three-story, land-locked warehouse into a four-story series of luxury […]

Rye CEO runs to live in new book

By Rich Monetti The road to rising to the level of CEO amounts to a lot of hard work, learning from mistakes and spotting a good lesson when you see it. Target Research CEO Greg Spagna of Rye definitely knows from the latter. But the thoroughfare and the source that taught him two of the […]

FEMA grants $4M for Glen Island repairs

By MARISSA PENN Having been severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, Glen Island Park was recently awarded $4 million in FEMA grant money for repairs and restorations.  The 105-acre park is located in New Rochelle’s waterfront district on the Long Island Sound. Glen Island was on the receiving end of more storm damage from Sandy than […]