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Business Briefs 6-27-14

Avon back in New Rochelle Avon, the company for women is back in New Rochelle. The global beauty company with more than $8 billion in annual revenue markets to women in over 100 countries. The Avon brand has been around 127 years. Linda Ruggiero, Avon recruiter and New Rochelle resident, has set up shop in […]

HOPE gets homeless resource center

By KATIE HOOS Feelings of hope and victory felt by a group of the city’s homeless are gone after the City Council voted Tuesday to fund a contentious homelessness prevention program proposed by HOPE Community Services. Despite the majority of council expressing interest in issuing a request for proposals, RFP, for the creation of a […]

Village GOP ticket now three

After announcing two candidates this past week, the Village of Mamaroneck’s Republican Party filled out its 2014 ticket with a third candidate, setting its sights on all three trustee seats up for grabs this fall and majority control of the board. Maggie-Leigh O’Neill, a Republican and Board of Architectural Review member, was announced June 12. […]

Quarry case headed to trial

By PHIL NOBILE Although quiet has fallen upon a controversial quarry in West Harrison thanks to numerous stop work orders and violations, Harrison Town Court was anything but as a judge told the quarry’s president the matter must face trial come September. Aggravated by a series of delays and absences, presiding Judge Marc Lust reprimanded […]

Pease named top cop

By LIZ BUTTON Interim City Manager Frank Culross has brought back former Rye Police Commissioner Bill Pease to return to the role, replacing Lt. Robert Falk. Culross announced Monday that effective June 23, Pease will leave retirement to take on the role of Rye’s “transitional police commissioner.” So far, Culross has not specified a probable […]

Council hears waterfront proposals

By KATIE HOOS Waterfront development is on the horizon. On Tuesday, June 10, the New Rochelle City Council viewed presentations from four groups competing for the opportunity to develop the city’s Long Island Sound waterfront. The four eligible competitors that submitted proposals include Archi-Tectonics, CDR Studio, Re-imagine New Rochelle—the top three finalists from last year’s […]

City seeks master developer

By KATIE HOOS The heart of the Queen City of the Sound could soon be  revitalized. On May 30, New Rochelle announced its request for qualifications, or RFQ, seeking a master developer interested in designing and constructing large-scale, mixed-use developments for two key clusters in the city’s downtown area. The clusters are centered on the […]

Molly Spillane’s permit renewal causes community stir

By PHIIL NOBILE Banding together to battle against a popular local bar and restaurant, some village residents have taken steps to stop Molly Spillane’s from getting a permit renewed in order to operate its business. The restaurant, located in the heart of the village’s commercial district on the corner of Mamaroneck and Prospect avenues, is […]

City hires consultant for affordable housing project

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council decided it needs an unbiased set of eyes to review environmental data for 150 North St., where county officials are ready to move forward with a senior affordable housing project.  The county-owned property—which is surrounded by two operational gas stations, one former gas station, a Con Edison facility, Metro-North […]

New Bronxville treasurer appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Lori Voss will join the Village of Bronxville as its new treasurer and collector of taxes this month, replacing Robert Fels, who retired in April. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Republican Mayor Mary Marvin’s appointment of Voss, who is currently deputy treasurer for the Village of Mamaroneck, at the board’s May […]