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249 Halstead moves forward

By JOHN BRANDI The zoning issues related to a proposed mixed-use development at 249 Halstead Ave., were cleared up at the most recent Planning Board meeting on April 28, green lighting the project to return to the Town Council for the final go ahead.  The Planning Board was tasked with reviewing a two-story structure that […]

Bronxville home invasion under investigation

Bronxville authorities are investigating what they say was a violent home invasion and robbery which occurred in the late hours of May 16. At around 10:58 p.m., police say two males, who are believed to be black, scaled the roof and entered through a second-story window of the 35 Summit Ave., home.  Homeowners George and […]

Town fundraiser builds momentum

The largest fundraising effort in the history of the Eastchester School District is close to meeting its target amount of $325,000. The effort, spearheaded by the Eastchester Eagles Sports Club, has raised $290,260 to date for a community funded bleacher and press box project to be installed at the new Eastchester High School field. Another […]

Platinum Mile transformation continues

By JOHN BRANDI A recently constructed and remodeled medical complex is breathing new life into Harrison’s Platinum Mile, an area that was hit hard by the fallout of the 2008 recession which saw some big corporate players exit the area.  The exodus hit Harrison hard, with nearly 30 percent of the corporate office buildings along […]

Column: A Healthier Sound Shore

I am constantly amazed at how hard local people work to better the lives of others in our community, especially our children. Last week, I was part of a small group that presented Rye’s new drug and alcohol coalition to the Rye YMCA’s Healthy Sound Shore Coalition at its monthly meeting. Although I have known […]

Letter: America still has a long way to go

    To the Editor, The racist emails of former Pelham Police Chief Alfred Mosiello is very typical of people in many communities of Westchester and beyond. These same people live in Little Falls, N.Y., Forked River, N.J., Mahopac, Bensonhurst and Howard Beach and certainly Staten Island. It would not matter to these same people […]

Letter: The mayor needs to lead by example

    To the Editor, In the Village of Mamaroneck, we have a problem with the tenor of public discourse.  And it’s not a small problem. We seem to have lost all sense of civility at Board of Trustees meetings, with the public screaming at trustees, and “reporting” about the meetings on Facebook with graphics […]

Business Briefs 5-22-2015

Foundation board appoints Nancy Roberson Jasper The Board of Advisors of the Westchester Community Foundation announced the appointment of Nancy Roberson Jasper, M.D., a resident of New Rochelle, to the board. Dr. Jasper’s volunteer interests concentrate on efforts concerning local healthcare for women. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a M.D. from the […]

What’s going on in New Rochelle 5-22-2015

New Rochelle Public Library   Meet a Yankee great On Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m., Mariano Rivera, New York Yankee great and 13-time all-star, will visit the New Rochelle Public Library. Tickets are on sale now. There are two options available; a chance to meet Mariano and receive a signed copy of his biography […]

What’s going on in Mamaroneck 5-22-2015

Larchmont Public Library Chair yoga On Tuesday, May 26 at the Village Center, join certified yoga instructor Vincenza Madonia for these sessions of Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga consists of arm, leg and head movements as well as twisting your torso that are done while seated in a chair. No need to register. Just show up ready […]