Category Archives: News

Poll: Harrison High School challenging

By PHIL NOBILE An annual Washington Post poll recently ranked Harrison High School as the fourth most challenging in Westchester County, 18th most challenging in New York State and 218th most challenging in the country. The yearly study looks at high schools across the nation, assessing how challenging curriculum is coupled with the percentage of […]

SPI field house to allow for more than sports

By CHRIS EBERHART and PHIL NOBILE For the past six months, Rye resident George Szczerba has worried about the large-scale sports field house poised for construction in Playland’s parking lot and the impact it could have, sitting in a flood zone, just 30 yards away from his home.  A five-line provision tucked away in the […]

Teacher evals left out of Common Core reforms

By CHRIS EBERHART Lawmakers and educators are saying the Common Core reforms included in the recently passed state budget eased some of the tension around the new education standards, but failed to address the teachers’ side of the issue. As part of the Common Core, which seeks to provide a universal set of education standards […]

The Mamaroneck Playhouse 1925-2014

By JASON CHIREVAS The following was originally featured in the Review as part of an edition on places that ran March 15, 2013. It is reprinted here as a reminder of, and a memorial to, the Mamaroneck Playhouse movie theater, which closed on April 20. Gloria Pritts was 8 years old in 1933 when she […]

Mraz drummer plays Burrata

  By LIZ BUTTON Customers who visit Eastchester’s Burrata restaurant on Wednesdays can enjoy live music over their pizza and pasta from local performer Michael “Leroy” Bram, who plays drums for Grammy-winning singer Jason Mraz and is a regular on the national blues and roots music scene. Bram, who also plays guitar and harmonica and […]

Holocaust art exhibit celebrates survival, life

By RICH MONETTI The ArtsWestchester’s, “Lest we Forget: Holocaust in Art” exhibit has been doing its part since March 8 and will continue to do so until April 27. ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. The depictions rendered engender a “profoundly moving” aura according to curator, Arlé Sklar-Weinstein. “There’s such a […]

Local fighters win big

By MIKE SMITH It was a banner week for New Rochelle’s Champs Boxing Club, as two of the gym’s brightest stars—one male, one female—scored big victories in the ring. On April 10, at B.B. Kings in Manhattan, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz continued his march through the pro ranks, stopping Minnesota-native Willshaun Boxley in the third […]

BREAKING: City Manager Pickup resigns

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE As the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, time ran out for Scott Pickup. Republican Mayor Joe Sack announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that the council had finalized a separation agreement with Pickup, the city’s embattled manager. The decision was authorized by a unanimous vote of six members of the Rye City […]

Whitby plan off course

By LIZ BUTTON The city’s plan to hire a new food and beverage operator for its Whitby Castle facility has led to friction between the Rye City Council and Rye Golf Club Commission with golf season nearing full swing. The divide has reached such width the commission recently hired its own consultant to advise it […]

State to pay Tuckahoe tax hike

By CHRIS EBERHART The Village of Tuckahoe is preparing itself to take advantage of the state’s tax freeze program, which will cover the added expenses to each homeowner incurred by the tax rate increase.  Tuckahoe’s proposed $11.5 million village budget calls for a 5.01 percent increase over last year’s budget, from $11 million,  and a […]