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New Rochelle honors Ruby Dee

To honor the legacy of legendary actress Ruby Dee, Library Green will now be known as “The Ruby Dee Park at Library Green.” Members of the Dee,Davis family joined New Rochelle and Westchester County on Thursday, Oct. 2 to make the announcement and highlight a weekend that included a memorial tribute and film festival. An […]

Council makes charter change

By JACKSON CHEN After the Rye City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 9 in favor of adopting a resolution that gives it the authority to approve the appointment of the police commissioner, outraged citizens left and continued their vocal disapproval directly outside the council chambers.   “It’s an effort to give the council the tools […]

Trustee candidates debate

By Alina Suriel One of the issues on the table at the Oct. 8 Village of Mamaroneck trustees debate, was the hotly contested changes to the veto power of the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission. In May, the board voted to reduce the commission’s authority to advisory over village development projects and legislation, although […]

Mickey’s rooftop in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART The local Irish pub and restaurant Mickey Spillane’s changed architects and made minor alterations to its original plan for a second-floor, open-air rooftop dining area. The new proposal could be completed by the time the warm weather months roll around next year. The neighborhood hangout on White Plains Road in Eastchester filed […]

DPW in need of facility upgrade, superintendent

By JOHN BRANDI The ongoing concerns plaguing Bronxville’s Department of Public Works are being reviewed by village officials.   Of utmost concern is the Palumbo Place DPW facility which is in need of rehabilitation as it’s no longer sufficiently housing equipment. Also, the position of superintendent of the department has remained vacant ever since longtime […]

Former Rye manager hired by New Rochelle

By cHRIStian Falcone and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Pickup, Rye’s former city manager, is back to work after having been recently hired as the deputy commissioner in charge of operations for the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works.  Pickup had been seeking employment ever since leaving his Rye post in July. Pickup served as […]

Dem candidates pledge for public comment

By JACKSON CHEN After several attempts to deter pushing public comments down the agenda, trustees Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok are pledging, alongside Democratic runningmate Dave Finch to return the communications to the board to the beginning of Board of Trustees meetings.  If successful in the November elections, the Democrats said the first order of […]

Yandrasevich headed to trial next month

By CHRIS EBERHART After months of adjourned court dates, a Nov. 5 trial date has been set for the former Rye Golf Club general manager Scott Yandrasevich, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from golf club members.  Yandrasevich, who was arrested in November 2013, was arraigned on May 9 in Westchester County Court […]

Westchester on high alert after– Ebola scare

By JOHN BRANDI Westchester County may have dodged the Ebola bullet for now, after a patient was admitted to Phelps Memorial Hospital and tested negative on Oct. 8, but those in the health field remain split on whether the county is prepared to deal with such an outbreak. The patient, whose name has not been […]

Dillon bounced from minor party line

By JOHN BRANDI Although both candidates in the state Senate’s 37th District race agree that Common Core is a failed policy, neither one will now be running on the recently created Stop Common Core Party line. The Republican challenger, Joseph Dillon, has been dropped from the line after many signatures on his petition were deemed […]