Category Archives: News

20th annual Concert for Peace

By MARISSA PENN On Dec. 14, Songcatchers, Inc., put on its 20th annual Concert for Peace. Led by the renowned Sister Beth Dowd, executive director of Songcatchers, the event draws a large crowd yearly to the College of New Rochelle’s chapel at 29 Castle Place, filling it with beautiful, holiday themed songs with an emphasis […]

Christmas tree vendors stand test of time

By MARISSA PENN Local Christmas tree vendors have been selling Christmas trees since the early 20th century, as the Christmas tree tradition dates back to a custom established in Germany during the 15th and 16th century.   Originally, devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes, but the custom has since expanded to become more […]

Rye celebrates City Hall

By JACKSON CHEN Rye residents poured into City Hall’s council chambers on Wednesday, Dec. 10 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building completed in 1964.  A mix of dapper children, longtime residents and familiar elected officials filled the Council Chambers. Chatter of kids growing up and political jokes were exchanged as Republican Mayor Joe […]

Tuckahoe’s Lore wins fire district election

  By CHRIS EBERHART Lifelong Tuckahoe resident Anthony Lore is the newest Eastchester fire commissioner after winning Tuesday’s fire district election.  Lore beat out Brian Keating for the seat capturing 466 votes to his opponent’s 261. Lore will replace outgoing commissioner Raymond O’Hare, who’s finishing his third five-year term on the Eastchester Board of Fire […]

Walking through Westchester’s Wonderland

By JOHN BRANDI Westchester’s very own “Winter Wonderland” will captivate residents of all ages, as the inaugural event illuminates Valhalla’s Kensico Dam.  But Westchester County has big shoes to fill if it looks to capture the magic of Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park a la winter time. The Valhalla event boasts 2.5 million […]

City Council nixes 2015 firefighter hires

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Council approved changes to the tentative 2015 budget; most notably going against the recommendation of its city manager and deciding not to hire additional firefighters next year. During the Dec. 3 City Council meeting, council members voted in favor of adopting a budget amendment to the proposed 2015 budget […]

Uproar over permit proposal

By JOHN BRANDI Emotions ran high at the Dec. 4 Harrison Town Council meeting over a proposed residential parking system, due to what both residents and councilmembers charge was a dissemination of misinformation and misunderstandings.  About 60 residents flocked to the municipal building on Heineman Place, mostly to air their grievances over uncertainties regarding the […]

Former Eastchester firefighter sues fire district

By CHRIS EBERHART A former Eastchester firefighter who was diagnosed with bladder cancer and couldn’t return to work because of the likelihood of recidivism, according to doctors, was subsequently fired for missing too much time.  Now, PJ Maldari is suing the Eastchester Fire District for civil service violations. Maldari, a 10-year veteran of the fire […]

Religious leaders defend Trinity expansion

By JOHN BRANDI Trinity Presbyterian Church was once again before Harrison’s Planning Board for residents to comment on its proposed expansion, only this time, local religious leaders came to the institution’s defense.  Rev. Thomas Unkenholz, of Harrison Presbyterian Church, said when he first arrived and set up his congregation 16 years ago, many in the […]

A&P property switches hands

By JOHN BRANDI A&P’s landlord has sold the building which houses the supermarket in the Village of Bronxville, after continuous ownership for nearly 40 years.  The supermarket, the only one of its kind in the village, was sold by longtime owner HLC Equity, a Pittsburgh, Penn., real estate investment holding group and property manager, to […]