Author Archives: Phil Nobile

About Phil Nobile

Phil Nobile is a Staff Writer for Hometown Media, mainly writing for the Harrison Review and the Mamaroneck Review. Before joining the Review, Nobile held a web internship at the Hartford Courant 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. You can reach him at 914-653-1000 x17 or phil@hometwn.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

Halstead Avenue project seeks zoning variances

By PHIL NOBILE In the spirit of much needed downtown revitalization in Harrison’s central business district, a project for new retail stores and transit-oriented apartments appeared before the town’s zoning board in hopes of seeking approval for multiple variances. At the Sept. 11 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, a project to turn an old one-story […]

Finch, Miller and Potok dominate primary

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Winning nearly 90 percent of the overall vote, Democratic primary candidates David Finch, Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok, the village party’s chosen candidates to begin with, will be on the Democratic ticket come November and will contend with a slate of Republicans for three open seats on the Village […]

Report: Harrison zoning most exclusionary in Westchester

By PHIL NOBILE “It’s great to live in Harrison” may not apply to everyone. Out of 31 municipalities in Westchester eligible—and out of six identified by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as having exclusionary zoning—the Town of Harrison was found to be the main offender, with multiple violations of a court-appointed federal […]

Quarry trial postponed

By PHIL NOBILE Ongoing and lengthy litigation surrounding a local quarry for more than five years was further delayed as the quarry owner fired his legal representation on the eve of the criminal trial—a move which Harrison prosecutors described as a stalling tactic. Although the trial of Lake Street Quarry president Lawrence Barrego versus the […]

New building inspector hired

By PHIL NOBILE The revolving door that is the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department may come to a stop, for now. On Sept. 10, Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, and Village Manager Richard Slingerland announced the hiring of Daniel Gray as village building inspector. The hiring comes after the most recent inspector, Bill Gerety, was […]

Project Homerun altered again

By PHIL NOBILE The Town of Harrison’s long contested plans to turn an empty wetland into fields and a park were scaled back even further from original plans to make a baseball field and gazebo, with town officials changing project plans almost yearly. The most recent change comes in the form of deciding to not […]

Busing battle lawsuit dropped

By PHIL NOBILE The ongoing battle surrounding busing for some local nonpublic schools has come to a temporary close as the grassroots group suing Mamaroneck Union Free School District officials dropped its legal complaint. Fairness for All Kids, made up of Mamaroneck and Larchmont parents and community members, withdrew its lawsuit against Mamaroneck Superintendent Dr. […]

Project Homerun plan altered again

By PHIL NOBILE The Town of Harrison’s long contested plans to turn an empty wetland into fields and a park were scaled back even further from original plans to make a baseball field and gazebo, with town officials changing project plans almost yearly. The most recent change comes in the form of deciding to not […]

Disbarred West Harrison attorney indicted

    By PHIL NOBILE A disbarred West Harrison attorney and a Glen Rock, N.J., man were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding 15 victims of $3.4 million after years of operating multiple fraudulent schemes. Pasquale Stiso, 52, of West Harrison and Paul Mancuso, 46, of Glen Rock were formally indicted after […]

Morgado murder trial date set

  By PHIL NOBILE Mamaroneck mother Manuela Maria Morgado will stand trial in Westchester County Supreme Court nearly two years after allegedly murdering her four-year-old son while in the midst of a contested custody battle. Morgado, who pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges for the September 2012 death of her son, Jason “Jake” […]