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Fried wins primary; Rackman not done

By CHRIS EBERHART Polls closed at 9 p.m. on Sept. 10.  By 9:10 p.m., Liz Fried’s camp said they were confident they won the New Rochelle Democratic primary for the District 6 seat on the City Council against incumbent Councilwoman Shari Rackman. Fried, 62, ultimately won by a 67-percent margin, with an unofficial vote tally […]

Eastchester preserves memory of 9/11 victims

Eastchester’s 9/11 ceremony wasn’t lengthy but it was powerful. Before the ceremony began, police officers lowered the flag outside of Town Hall to half mast. Nine candles flickered on the mantle above the fireplace in the lobby, each one representing an Eastchester resident who was lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Their […]

Remembering duty, devotion and sacrifice

By JACKSON CHEN Squad cars, firetrucks and ambulances lined both sides of Myrtle Boulevard in the Town of Mamaroneck. Shaded by the trees in Memorial Park, dozens of first responders stood at attention while Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson welcomed the crowd to the tri-municipal 9/11 memorial ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11. In front of the […]

Otter Creek Article 78 lawsuit dismissed

By JACKSON CHEN A Supreme Court judgment dismissing a lawsuit notched a small victory for the long-contested Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. Back in January, Shore Acres Property Owners Association President Dan Natchez, who is running for village mayor as a Democrat, and several nearby residents filed an Article 78 proceeding against several state agencies […]

Slight adjustments after 3 Jalapeños review

Those in charge of the transformation project of the withered 3 Jalapeños building on 690 Mamaroneck Ave. into a four-story, mixed-use complex, have slightly adjusted the plans so the review process can move along more swiftly. The original site plan, which detailed a four-story building with retail space on the ground floor and 21 residential […]

Molly Spillane’s permit to be revisited

By JACKSON CHEN Echoes of a lengthy noise debate will reverberate as a pub owner asks the Village of Mamaroneck’s Zoning Board of Appeals to revert several permit restrictions during a renewal process slated to begin this month. Nighttime hotspot Molly Spillane’s, a bar-restaurant located at 211 Mamaroneck Ave., will undergo permit renewals that allow […]

Westchester Guardian publisher pleads guilty

Selim Zherka, a 47-year-old Somers businessman who publishes the Westchester Guardian, pleaded guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank and filing false tax returns. Zherka entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel at White Plains’ federal court on Aug. 27. According to the FBI, Zherka made false statements to […]

Former teacher becomes student of retailing

Mel Siegel, once a preschool and elementary school administrator, sees similarities between that career and the one he later chose: co-proprietor of a tennis club pro shop and running a sporting goods store in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center in Rye Brook. THE REVIEW: Explain how a preschool and elementary school administrator—of a Montessori school, […]