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City to bond $2.6 million for capital improvements

By KATIE HOOS The City of New Rochelle is looking to bond for infrastructure enhancements as part of its 2014 capital improvement program which will add $2.6 million to its overall debt. On Feb. 4, the New Rochelle City Council unanimously voted to approve the issuance of eight bonds, totaling more than $2.6 million, which […]

City snow removal already over budget

By LIZ BUTTON One of the biggest challenges any new mayor faces is dealing with snow removal, according to Rye’s new mayor, Joe Sack. This is especially true during a bad winter. In order to ensure Rye residents make it through the remainder of the winter season, the City Council authorized City Manager Scott Pickup, […]

Dangerous blaze injures firefighters, displaces 75

By KATIE HOOS Ten of New Rochelle’s bravest were injured, one seriously, and 36 families were displaced in a dangerous, three-alarm blaze at an apartment building on Pelham Road. The fire broke out early in the morning on Saturday, Feb. 1, in an apartment located at 470 Pelham Road. The fire was first reported around […]

MBYC discussion focuses on tax forms

By ASHLEY HELMS As debate over the zoning compliance of activities at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club continue, those on both sides of the issue turned their attention to an IRS 990 tax form and if it is necessary in determining whether or not the club conforms to village zoning. The club was in front […]

Alden Place rejects proposed townhouse

By CHRIS EBERHART The construction of a proposed townhouse on Alden Place, which sits on the Bronxville and Mount Vernon border, appears to ignore zoning regulations and has drawn the ire of neighboring residents. Robert Luiso, who is the chief executive of the developer RJ Luiso Industries Inc., is proposing a four-story townhouse with an […]

Greenhouse a go for Manhattanville location

By PHIL NOBILE Moving from one end of Purchase to the other, a local non-profit group plans to bring a new greenhouse to Manhattanville College within the upcoming year after it was forced to change locations from Pepsico in Purchase. The group Our New Way Garden Inc. was forced to find a new home for […]

Library members get positive 2013 report

By LIZ BUTTON The annual 2013 report to members of the Rye Free Reading Room reflected positive developments for the library, which experienced a number of changes last year including the hiring of new Executive Director Chris Shoemaker in June and, in November, the receipt of increased city funding to support longer hours of operation. […]

Resident group founds emergency response team

By LIZ BUTTON In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the city administration and residents realized it would be considerably valuable to incorporate an element of community involvement into the existing emergency preparedness plan. As the city recovered from the storm, a group of a dozen residents came together to create a Community […]

Village to consider bamboo ban

By ASHLEY HELMS When thinking about bamboo, images of the giant panda gnawing on shoots of the lush green plant in the Chinese wilderness may spring to mind, but the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees may put the kibosh on planting bamboo in lawns across the village following a suggestion put forth by its […]

Parade’s co-founders named marshals

By CHRIS EBERHART The sound of bagpipes and rhythmic clapping bounced off the walls in J.C. Fogarty’s on Kraft Avenue in Bronxville as the Eastchester Irish American Social Club named the grand marshals and honoree for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. On Feb. 8 during the club’s sash presentation, Eastchester residents and co-founders of […]