Category Archives: News

Japanese students visit Thornton Donovan

The Thornton Donovan School in New Rochelle hosted its Rising Sun program this month, in which students from Japan stayed in New Rochelle for two weeks while visiting the United States. The Japanese students were greeted by their host families at JFK International Airport on Thursday, March 12 and have spent two weeks since learning […]

Metro-North fares increase

By MARISSA PENN After being approved in January, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare increases, which went up by 4 percent, went into effect on Sunday, March 22.  For the fifth time since 2008, fares on the Metro-North railroad, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways, MTA Bus, the MTA Staten Island Railway, and MTA Bridges […]

Arrest made in high school bomb threat case

A Rye High School senior was arrested Monday, March 23 for allegedly scribbling a bomb threat on the bathroom walls of the Rye Middle School/High School campus earlier this month. The senior, Bryan  Franco, 17, was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a class D felony, which carries a two-to-seven-year prison sentence. He was released […]

Update: New appointment strains BAR

According to email alerts sent out Thursday morning, March 19 after press time, the Village of Mamaroneck’s Board of Architectural Review has confirmed that they will, in fact, meet at 7:30 p.m. that night. The Review had previously reported that absences by newly-appointed BAR member Frank Young, chairman J. Malte Stoeckhert and Victoria Hage would […]

Larchmont Dems re-elected

The two Democrats on the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees were re-elected Wednesday night in uncontested races. This election marks the ninth consecutive uncontested victory for local Democrats. Incumbents Lorraine Walsh and John Komar were re-elected as trustees after the polls closed at 9 p.m. on March 18. Alongside the trustees, Village Justice Jerry […]

Incumbents re-elected in Bronxville

Three members of the Bronxville Board of Trustees faced no opposition and were re-elected on Wednesday. Mayor Mary Marvin, a Republican, was re-elected to her sixth term in office. She was elected on the Republican line—along with Trustee Robert Underhill—with 99 votes, according to unofficial results from Village Hall. Underhill, also now entering his sixth […]

Residents sue over TOD

  By Alina Suriel Recently approved transit-oriented development in the Village of Mamaroneck has been a source of contention from the outset and now the village is facing a lawsuit over the legislation. Village residents Gina von Eiff and Suzanne McCrory filed an Article 78 proceeding on March 10 against the Board of Trustees for […]

Avalon adds affordable units

By JOHN BRANDI There’s been a change in plans for the proposed transit-oriented development along Halstead Avenue, including one which would now qualify some units as affordable housing.  Talks between Westchester County officials, the Town of Harrison, AvalonBay and the MTA had been evolving since December over whether to include affordable units in the proposed […]

Rye hires firm for $2.1M claim

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye City Council has hired an additional law firm to try and expedite its $2.1 million insurance claim, which would cover the money allegedly stolen by the disgraced former general manager of the city’s golf club. During the March 11 council meeting, the board unanimously authorized hiring Jaffe and Asher, LLP, […]

New appointment strains BAR

By JACKSON CHEN A recent appointment to one of the volunteer boards made by the Democratic majority of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Board of Trustees has now impeded the procedures of one of the land use boards. During the March 9 village board meeting, Democratic trustees Leon Potok and Ilissa Miller nominated several residents to […]