Author Archives: Phil Nobile

About Phil Nobile

Phil Nobile has joined The Harrison Review as a staff writer. Before joining the Review, Nobile held internships at The Hartford Courant and The New Haven Register, performing multiple journalism tasks. A graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., Nobile wrote for the school’s newspaper, The Quinnipiac Chronicle, and held other leadership positions in organizations on campus. Nobile is a lifelong Westchester County resident. He currently resides in White Plains. You can reach him at 914-653-1000 x17 or You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

Village of Mamaroneck police to get new contract

By PHIL NOBILE After almost two years without a labor union contract, the Village of Mamaroneck and the its police department are scheduled to reach an agreement for the next few years, with healthcare changes and salary increases highlighting the deal. The village’s Police Benevolent Association has been without a contract since June 2012. If […]

Magee to be president of state teachers union

Ready to serve as the first woman president for the state’s 600,000-member teachers union, Harrison teachers union head Karen Magee was elected to the position this past month. Magee, who was head of the Harrison Association of Teachers for 11 years, unseated prior New York State United Teachers, NYSUT, president Richard Iannuzzi for the position […]

Court: Harrison in violation with zoning law

By PHIL NOBILE A Harrison zoning law that sparked a legal battle for seven years between a local contractor and town officials has been found in violation of multiple laws by the state Supreme Court, making the law null and void and paving the way for a potentially significant payout by the town. The decision, […]

MBYC presentation attempts to answer complaints

By PHIL NOBILE The latest update in the ongoing battle between Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club and concerns from local residents continued as the club attempted to refute multiple appeals against its proposed construction at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. A presentation given by the yacht club to ease the woes of […]

Proposed landlord law debated

By PHIL NOBILE Citing safety issues and communication concerns, the town publicly proposed a new law that would require the majority of rental property owners to register their contact information with the town. The law would include lofty fines for not complying and broader power for the Building Department. Although presented with the purpose of […]

No school budget as vote nears

By PHIL NOBILE History has repeated itself with Harrison’s school administration officials as not even a preliminary budget has been released to the public despite a quickly approaching adoption deadline, causing transparency concerns. Although the deadline for adoption of the Harrison Central School District’s 2014-2015 school budget is April 28, there is no budget currently […]

Trustees, harbor commission clash over bamboo

By PHIL NOBILE Questions of authority, procedure and balance between the village’s elected officials and volunteer coastal board has extended to a battle over bamboo. The latest conflict between the Board of Trustees and the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission comes from a proposed ban on certain types of bamboo in the Village of […]

Pro soccer club’s proposal draws concerns

By PHIL NOBILE A proposed plan for an emerging professional soccer club hoping to team up with Manhattanville College for practice and training purposes is being met with some community concerns about potential environmental and quality-of-life issues. The New York City Football Club, one of the newest teams to be added to Major League Soccer, […]

LWRP workshop plans for the future

By PHIL NOBILE In an attempt to ease the fervent criticism of an update to the village’s encompassing waterfront document, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees held a special workshop this past week, outlining what steps to take in the coming year. At the March 31 workshop in the village’s courtroom, officials reiterated the […]