Category Archives: News

Walter’s celebrates 95 years in style

By MARISSA PENN Walter’s hot dogs celebrated 95 years last Sunday, with a highly anticipated hot dog eating contest and other crowd pleasing festivities. The Westchester institution and nationally-registered historic landmark has been serving its famous hot dogs since 1919.   The family business is still owned and run by Eugene Warrington, with the help […]

Residential complex proposed

By Alina Suriel Amid a flurry of recent movement in Harrison on the residential and commercial development front, another large scale, multi-unit development proposal is being planned for the Platinum Mile. A 421-unit residential complex is being proposed for 103-105 Corporate Park Drive, located off of Westchester Avenue, by a subsidiary of Normandy Real Estate […]

Flood project on deadline

By JOHN BRANDI The clock has now been officially set for Bronxville to secure a nearly $5.1 million FEMA grant for its joint school, village flood mitigation  project. Paul Pelusio, an engineer for the design of the project, said the FEMA grant must be used by the end of September 2015 or the project risks […]

Vote stalls meters

By Alina Suriel Parking along Mamaroneck Avenue will not get easier anytime soon, as the question of how to utilize multi-space parking meters led to a stalemate between by the Village Board of Trustees. A request for proposal, RFP, to install multi-space meters was issued by the village on July 18, and bids were accepted […]

ZBA expects Summerfield vote in November

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals shot down a challenge to the town’s zoning code in what an attorney for the developer of the Summerfield Gardens proposal called “a last ditch effort” by opponents to “derail this project.”  If the challenge had been upheld on Oct. 14 by the zoning board, it […]

Bomb threat scare at Rye High School

Students, faculty and staff evacuated the Rye Middle and Rye High School joint facility on Tuesday morning following a bomb threat. Rye High School Principal Patricia Taylor was made aware of the bomb threat and promptly notified the Rye City Police Department around 9:30 a.m., according to school district officials. According to Rye Police Lt. […]

Sportime discussion met with resistance

By JACKSON CHEN The Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission reviewed and discussed the discharge issue from Sportime’s tennis courts at its Oct. 15 meeting. The item was added to the agenda after a resident suggested the commission explore the issue, but the decision seems to have been met with some bite back, according to […]

Still no trial date for Lake Street Quarry case

By JOHN BRANDI Lake Street Quarry’s president appeared in court on Thursday, Oct. 16 with new legal representation but left with no trial date set in the case. The most recent court date was for a conference between Lawrence Barrego’s counsil new attorney Lee Wiederkehr, of White Plains-based DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, […]

Candidates debate education, mandates

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s déjà vu in this year’s state Senate race, except the teeth of the Republican opponent this time, are not as sharp as they were during the 2012 campaign.  This year’s challenger for the 37thSenate District, Republican Joe Dillon, has complimented incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer’s work in the communities, a tact […]

Halstead development height an issue

By Alina Suriel Discussions will continue before the Zoning Board of Appeals on a proposed five-story development for 241-247 Halstead Ave., but concerns over the planned height of the project, which requires a variance, remain a bit of a sticking point. In a previous discussion with the zoning board at its Sept. 11 meeting, Mark […]