Category Archives: News

Bronxville teachers union agrees to new contract

By JOHN BRANDI A contractual agreement has been reached between the Bronxville School District Board of Education and the Bronxville Teachers’ Association, after lengthy, yet cordial, negotiations, according to the district’s assistant superintendent for business.  The teachers’ union has been operating without a contract since June 30 of last year, and the new deal, struck […]

Avalon Bay project presented to public

By JOHN BRANDI The transit-oriented development known as Avalon Harrison, written into the town’s 2013 master plan, was presented to residents at a Nov. 19 Town Council meeting, after confidentiality agreements prevented town officials from even mentioning its details in the past.  Representatives of the project revealed site details for the interior and exterior of […]

Astorino keeps promise of no tax increase

By CHRIS EBERHART Not long after losing his bid for governor, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, returned home to present his proposed spending plan for the county that features no tax levy increases for the fifth consecutive year. Now, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has until Dec. 27 to make changes, negotiate […]

Town adopts 2015 budget

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Town Council adopted a 2015 budget $81,000 below the 1.56 percent tax levy cap, continuing a trend of fiscal prudence that’s earned the town high marks in state financial ratings.  The $34.49 million budget, adopted unanimously by the board during its Dec. 2 meeting, is roughly $74,000 less than the […]

Two candidates run for fire board

By CHRIS EBERHART Two candidates are bidding for the one open seat on the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners.  After spending 15 years as a commissioner, Raymond O’Hare decided not to run for re-election this year leaving the seat open. North Eastchester resident Brian Keating, 48, and Tuckahoe resident Anthony Lore, 65, are looking to […]

Veterans fight for Agent Orange care

By JOHN BRANDI Veterans of the Vietnam War are fighting a new battle: trying to get the offspring of the men and women exposed to Agent Orange, in-country and at offsite military extensions, covered through pending congressional legislation in both houses on the hill.  A local chapter of veterans, in conjunction with Westchester County, held […]

Cozy Café to be revamped, reopened

  By Alina Surie Cozy Café, what has become a bit of a town hangout, will soon be back better than ever, with new Cozy custom cakes to add to the menu. Cozy Café, on the corner of Halstead and Harrison avenues, has been temporarily closed since the last week in October due to renovations […]

Eastchester is getting ‘‘Chubby’’ again

By JOHN BRANDI A new luncheonette on Mill Road wants to be the premiere spot for residents in the town, where they can come together and discuss community affairs.  Chubby’s, a sandwich shop across the street from Eastchester Town Hall, opened two weeks ago, but already people have been packing the joint and claiming a […]

Water rates set to increase

By CHRIS EBERHART The New York State Public Service Commission approved a merger between United Water New Rochelle, Inc. and United Water Westchester, Inc. and OK’d a portion of a proposed $14.4 million rate increase.  The two companies, which are direct subsidiaries of United Waterworks, Inc., merged to become more efficient with their operations and […]

Swearing in signals new Democratic majority

By Alina Suriel In a wine and cheese filled celebration which felt more like a party than a governing board meeting, the Village of Mamaroneck’s recently elected, and re-elected, officials were sworn in on Monday, Dec. 1, just one month after winning the village’s general election. With the re-election of incumbents Leon Potok and Ilissa […]