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What’s Going on in Eastchester 3-27-2015

Eastchester Public Library  Reading Buddies The 4th and 5th Grade Reading Buddies will discuss Christopher Paul Curtis’ Newbery Honor-winning work of historical fiction, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. It is a Civil Rights-era story of an African-American family from Flint, Mich., that travels to Alabama to spend the […]

What’s Going on in Harrison 3-27-2015

Harrison library events  English conversation group Let’s speak English, non-native speakers. Practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the Harrison library too. There is no need to register or sign up. Group meets on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Uncle Henry’s Bar and Grill, […]

What’s Going on in Rye 3-27-2015

Rye library events Story time Nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. “Granny Jean” Klein, well-versed in early childhood development, introduces babies and toddlers to playful rhymes, songs and puppetry. Parents and caregivers participate with the children at the library and are encouraged to continue the activities at home. Because the program is often a child’s first experience in […]

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 […]

White Plains firefighter arraigned in fatal car crash

By Alina Suriel On Monday, a White Plains firefighter was arraigned on 16 counts related to a November car crash which killed a Harrison woman and left her husband seriously injured, according to the district attorney. Erik Refvik, 35, of Barker Avenue in White Plains, now must answer charges that include four counts of aggravated […]

Rooftop bar now a reality

By JOHN BRANDI Eastchester’s Planning Board has granted final approval for Mickey Spillane’s proposed rooftop dining area alterations, leading the way in for a construction start date of early April.  A plan that has spent nearly all of 2014 going through the town’s land use boards, has been approved at the Planning Board’s Feb. 26 […]

Restaurant hit with wage theft allegations

By Alina Suriel Bar Harbor Grill is again attracting the ire of community organizations for allegations of wage theft. Laborers and members of local workers rights groups marched down Mamaroneck Avenue on Thursday, March 12 in support of a kitchen worker suing Bar Harbor Grill, an East Boston Post Road grill and seafood restaurant, for […]

Zoning board requests more from Playhouse

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Playhouse Lofts have been empty for 14 years and the last movie to be screened there was Bridget Jones’s Diary. Now plans are moving through Harrison’s land use boards to renovate the theater into a mixed-use space, while maintaining its old-style charm which residents may remember.   The latest step […]