Category Archives: News

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 […]

Westchester budget impacts Playland

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County legislators said the $1.75 billion county budget for 2015 wasn’t perfect, but nonetheless passed it by a 10-7 vote.  With the budget’s adoption, comes the first Playland marketing increase in funding in the past 27 years along with a sign of hesitancy on the part of a majority of legislators […]

Mamaroneck tries to address water concerns

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck is negotiating a consent order with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its frequent excessive overflows of water into the sanitary sewer lines. One of the more prevalent issues in the village is the amount of water that goes into the sewers and then into […]

Town assessment board adds member

By Alina Suriel The Town of Harrison is closer to filling two vacancies on its three-member Board of Assessment Review after appointing a new member on Oct. 4. The new appointee, Paul Genovese, has lived in Harrison with his family for 27 years. According to Town Assessor Mark Heinbockel, before Genovese can begin serving on the […]

Town passes sewer use fee

By Alina Suriel Business owners and residents of the unincorporated portion of the Town of Mamaroneck will soon be subject to a new law passed on Dec. 3 which changes the way they pay for the maintenance and operating expenses of the town’s sanitary sewers.  A fee will be charged to cover sewage maintenance based […]