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 commercial project set for construction

By PHIL NOBILE A project for new retail stores along Halstead Avenue received its final approval from the town’s land use boards, despite some criticism from concerned neighbors. After receiving numerous var- iances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a project to construct a one-story building at 249 Halstead Ave. went before the Planning […]

Lake Street Quarry zone change on hold

By PHIL NOBILE The saga of a controversial quarry in West Harrison took another turn last week as Harrison officials debated—often with Harrison residents—a zoning change for the quarry to develop new businesses on the property. At the July 17 Town Council meeting, members of the all-Republican board measured the merits of a proposal by […]

Parking meters out to bid

By PHIL NOBILE An attempt to analyze, and possibly mitigate, the Village of Mamaroneck’s parking woes with modern meters throughout the village was idle for more than three months, frustrating some trustees, one of whom believes he has had an answer to the problem since 2012. At an April 7 Board of Trustees work session, […]

Village retiree trust fund shot down

By PHIL NOBILE A resolution to set the stage for a new trust fund for retired Village of Mamaroneck employees was shot down recently after the Board of Trustees publicly debated the measure. At the July 14 trustees meeting, the board considered sending a request for home rule legislation—which allows local municipalities to determine their […]

Town OKs $5M cap budget

By PHIL NOBILE After months of deciding which projects to fund in the upcoming year, town board members approved more than $5 million in capital budgets across Harrison’s numerous departments. With budgets from the Department of Public Works, police department and the local libraries up for consideration, the all-Republican Town Council, led by Mayor Ron […]

MR zone change proposed

By PHIL NOBILE An amendment to the village’s marine recreation zone laws was publicly proposed amidst years of controversy by a local membership club critics say improperly holds non-member events. Specific language changes to the non-member events section of village marine recreation code were debated by the Board of Trustees as allegations of violating village […]

Quarry’s past, future murky

By PHIL NOBILE Since complaints of health hazards and quality of life issues from a local quarry began in the late 1990s, neighbors of the business have seen it effectively shut down for the first time, leading to what they see as some reprieve and peace at last. But now, the quarry’s owner wants to […]

Wasserman added to village coastal commission

By PHIL NOBILE A new appointee to the Village of Mamaroneck Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission was made this past week and proper volunteer board appointment procedure was clarified as a result. Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, appointed Nancy Wasserman, a Mamaroneck resident since 1961, to serve an interim term on the commission, replacing […]

Police surveillance underway

By PHIL NOBILE While mass surveillance measures and privacy rights continue to be a contentious issue across the country, the Town of Harrison recently approved multiple new automatic license plate readers to be placed throughout town, beginning a surveillance project that has been years in the works. Part of the “town surveillance project” by the […]

Trustees receive training

By PHIL NOBILE A special training session regarding consistency determinations along the Village of Mamaroneck’s coastal regions was held this past week, giving officials guidance and understanding of decade’s old coastal policies throughout the village, state and country. Giving a “crash course” and history lesson on consistent coastal policy, Steve Resler, former deputy bureau chief […]