Author Archives: Jason Chirevas

About Jason Chirevas

Deputy Editor Jason Chirevas joined Hometown Media Group as in 2012 as a beat reporter covering the town and village of Mamaroneck for The Sound and Town Report. He assumed the deputy editor’s desk in January 2013. Previously, Jason covered civil litigation filed with the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., for Courthouse News, worked as an undercover investigator for a Manhattan management consulting firm and did two tours in retail. He also wrote an award-winning short film, once upon a time. Reach Jason at 914-653-1000 x30 or jason@hometwn.com.

Column: I did it! Wait, did I do it?

By the time you read this, I will have a novella on the market. I’m ecstatic about that. I think. I’ve wanted to write fiction since I was in the first grade. I didn’t realize I wanted to be serious about writing fiction until about 12th grade. I don’t know how or why but, once […]

Column: Spock would be a frustrated mayor

By now, it should be no surprise to you to learn, first, I am a Star Trek nerd and, second, I vastly prefer the original series—Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, et al.—to anything that’s come after it. It occurred to me the other day Mr. Spock would have a lot of trouble being a municipal mayor in […]

LWRP: A question of character

By JASON CHIREVAS Those invested in the ongoing debate and maneuvering surrounding revisions to the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program often cite the village’s character as the reason the LWRP must be preserved, or changed, but the definition of character depends on the person providing it. Although it’s progressed in fits and starts […]

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 […]

Column: Thanks for nothing, Bow Tie

Sometimes progress isn’t. Last year, I wrote a profile of the Mamaroneck Playhouse movie theater for a special edition of the Review. I took some time to get to know the place and some of the people who’d been affected by it. If you’d like to visit the Mamaroneck Playhouse, you may do so, it’s […]

Column: In defense of Captain America

I love Captain America. Let’s start there. A week or so ago, the pop culture website Vulture published an article in which the writer, Abraham Riesman, posits Captain America is, in essence, a boring character and can only be made interesting if he’s portrayed as, for lack of a better word, a jerk. If you […]

Column: He’s plastic, but I loved him

I was an only child for the first 10 years of my life. Let’s start there. Looking back, it was pretty clear I wasn’t…quite like most of the other kids. I didn’t get into baseball until about the eighth grade and, though I was never really into Michael Jackson or Madonna, one of my best […]

Column: Nobody’s perfect, not even me

If you’re reading this on the Review’s publication date, I am on the Disney Fantasy with my wife and parents enjoying the last of a seven-day cruise of the western Caribbean. Along the way, we celebrated my mother’s 69th birthday, our 15th wedding anniversary and, generally, the joy of touring the seas on a floating […]