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.

Dems dump Bermudez Hallstrom

By JASON CHIREVAS In 2012, 28-year-old Andres Bermudez Hallstrom was the youngest person elected to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees in 30 years and the first Latino ever to sit on the dais. Two years later, there’s no place for him on his party’s ticket. The village Democratic Party released its candidates for […]

Column: What am I not going to do?

As I’ve understood it, Chicago is a hell of a town. Let’s hope so. Several weeks ago, we talked about my fascination and wonder with the possibility of an Amtrak residency, wherein a writer was able to ride the rails free of charge so long as she, in addition to any other writing she did, […]

Column: How not to handle a kidnapping

As I write this, 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, most ranging in age from 16 to 18, are in the custody of Boko Haram, a radical Islamist terrorist group, somewhere in the country’s jungles. To date, the most significant sign of the world’s outrage is a hashtag on Twitter. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt was confronted with […]

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 […]