Category Archives: News

Senior housing approved for Jackson Avenue

By JOHN BRANDI The Town of Eastchester has approved a multi-family senior housing development after a nearly year-long review process. Elide Manor Apartments, to be constructed at 40 Jackson Ave., was granted final site plan and special permit approval by the town’s Planning Board at its Oct. 23 meeting, according to Eastchester’s Director of Planning […]

Hospital completes merger, continues construction

By JOHN BRANDI The recent flurry of construction activity at Lawrence Hospital has some neighboring Bronxville residents feeling fed up.  The hospital has recently finished its merger with New York-Presbyterian Hospital in July, with an official name change to New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. The 55 Palmer Ave. facility is also undergoing a $34 million addition and […]

Cuomo handles Astorino; GOP controls Senate

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was re-elected Tuesday night, earning a second-term in office. But come January, the governor will now be faced with a state Senate in full Republican control.   Cuomo, 57, defeated Republican challenger and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino making him the first Democratic governor to […]

Eastchester joins Sustainable Westchester

By MARISSA PENN  Eastchester has joined Sustainable Westchester, a nonprofit organization created in January as a merger between two energy organizations called Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium and Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium.  Eastchester follows a list of other local Westchester communities including Rye City, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale and Bronxville. So far, 29 cities, […]

Finishing touches added to Tuckahoe rink

By CHRIS EBERHART An ice rink being built on Marbledale Road will be completed in the coming weeks, and the owner’s passion for hockey and vision of bringing “the greatest sport in the world” to the area will soon become a reality.  On Oct. 31, Custom Ice, which has been building the rink since June, […]

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court this morning to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County Jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal on Nov. 6, just days before he was set to stand trial in connection […]

Salanitro appointed judge

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Councilman Fred Salanitro, a Republican, took his second oath of office in the past 10 months after being appointed to a vacant town justice position following Judge Domenick Porco’s resignation at the beginning of October. The now-former councilman, who was re-elected to a second term in an uncontested race last […]

Fire district approves budget

By Alina Suriel Increases in several key aspects of the 2015 Purchase Fire District budget leave the department with little wiggle room, according to the fire board’s chairman. The fire district’s budget passed on Oct. 21 by a vote of the Board of Fire Commissioners after the public was invited to ask questions about the […]

Smoke Shop to live on

By CHRIS EBERHART TD’s Rye Smoke Shop owner said his 90-year-old store on the corner of Purchase Street and Elm Place will live to fight another day after the Rye City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of saving the local icon.  The City Council approved legislation that allows it to negotiate a special […]

New Ro driver pleads guilty to manslaughter

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Juan Barragan-Reyes, of 88 Horton Aven. in New Rochelle, pleaded guilty today to one count of manslaughter in the second degree, a class “C” felony, two counts of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, class “D” felonies, one count of unlawfully fleeing a police officer, a class […]