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 You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

Halstead project gets variances

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing to make its way through the Harrison building process, a proposed project that would construct an apartment complex on Halstead Avenue received its variances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals at it last meeting. Sitting in a residential neighborhood, the project calls for a five-story, 36-unit apartment building at 550 […]

Third announced for GOP trustee ticket

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. […]

Village GOP announces two

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Touting its candidates’ broad base of in-depth experience, the village Republican Party has selected its picks for two of the three seats on the Board of Trustees up for grabs this election season, but two other, higher-profile candidates were also considered. Michael Ianniello, a Republican and current chairman of […]

FiOS deal in the works

By PHIL NOBILE Providing a possible alternative when it comes to internet, television and telephone options, Verizon FiOS looks to bring its fiber-optic cable service to the Town of Harrison pending a scheduled public hearing. At its June 5 meeting, the Town Council scheduled a public hearing for June 19 to discuss bringing Verizon FiOS […]

New drainage district formed for flood woes

By PHIL NOBILE The development of a new drainage district in a small Purchase community is the first step toward bringing flood mitigation issues to an end as the process moves forward. Unanimously approved by the Town Council after a public hearing at its June 5 meeting, Harrison officials set plans in motion to create a […]

MLS club backs out

By PHIL NOBILE The New York City Football Club, a Major League Soccer affiliate which was set to train at Manhattanville College in Purchase, is taking their ball and going home.  Despite getting approval from Harrison’s land use boards and penning a deal with the Purchase area college, a lawsuit from three Purchase residents and […]

Rye hires consultant for Beaver Swamp Brook

By PHIL NOBILE Flood storage capacity data for Beaver Swamp Brook Harrison has withheld from the City of Rye dating back to the Walsh administration has been turned over. Once in possession of the data, Rye City officials hired a consultant to analyze data used by the Town of Harrison, which determined there would be […]

Schumer: Move quickly with flood project

By PHIL NOBILE Referred to as a “light at the end of the tunnel” for the village’s flooding problems, potential mitigation plans that would erect levees and floodwalls were made public recently, with elected officials from the national to local level lending their support. Coming at the tail end of the first public presentation of […]

Storm water law changes shelved

By PHIL NOBILE Major revisions to the Village of Mamaroneck’s storm water runoff law have been temporarily shelved as the village’s Harbor Coastal Zone Management Commission found the law to be inconsistent with the village’s encompassing waterfront doctrine. Debated for months, revisions to Chapter 294 of village code, which involved aligning the law closer to […]

Otis: Rye Town dissolution could be simplified

By PHIL NOBILE The possible dissolution of Rye Town remains up in the air as Village of Mamaroneck officials consider whether or not to annex the portion of the town that also lies within the village’s borders, but an idea from state Assemblyman Steve Otis may make the process of eliminating a layer of municipal […]