New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester
New Eatery Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester Sushi lovers will want to check out a new Northern Westchester restaurant that just celebrated its grand opening.  Sushi Express, located in Yorktown at 1925 Commerce St., held its grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The opening event was attended by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham, who announced the restaurant's opening on his Facebook page.  "It’s always great to see locally owned businesses open in our community," Harckham said.  The eatery offers various sushi rolls, sashimi, hand rolls, sushi entrees, and salads.  Special rolls include the Spicy Eskimo Ro…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Westchester, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police
Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Westchester Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police A 21-year-old man charged in connection with a six-car crash at a busy intersection in Westchester was nearly three times over the legal limit, police announced.  New Jersey resident Angel Illesscas of Philipsburg was arrested on Saturday night, Feb. 17 in connection with a 6-car wreck that happened at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  Earlier Report - Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police According to the department, on the night of the crash, Illesscas drove his gray Hond…
27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate 27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate
27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations The battle of the burgers is back. Nominations are open for the New York Beef Council’s eighth annual “Best New York Burger” competition. Hopeful restaurateurs and their dedicated followers have until Friday, March 1 to toss their names into the running. Voting will take place between Wednesday, March 6 and Monday, April 1. The top 10 burger joints will then get an anonymous visit from judges sometime during the month of April. During their covert operations, judges will score hamburgers based on factors like taste, presentation, creativity, and service. …
New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: Here's When New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: Here's When
New Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary To Celebrate Opening In Westchester: Here's When Another adult-use cannabis dispensary is set to celebrate its grand opening in Westchester.  An Etain adult-use dispensary, located in White Plains at 75 Mamaroneck Ave., will hold the event on Friday, March 1 at noon, the company announced.  The new dispensary will be operated by Etain, a woman-founded company that is one of the original medical cannabis operators in New York and has been in the business for nearly a decade.  "Westchester has been Etain’s home for many years, and the significance of unveiling the first co-located dispensary in this community holds a profoun…
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Westchester Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Westchester Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Westchester Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police
Man Nabbed After Punching Victim In Face At Train Station In Westchester: Police A 41-year-old man faces assault charges for punching a victim in the face after asking him if he had money at a Westchester train station, police said.  Mount Vernon resident Troy Williams was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened earlier on the same day at the New Rochelle Train Station, according to New Rochelle Police. On the day of the incident just before 3:30 p.m., officers found a victim, a 65-year-old man, at the station who said he had been punched in the face by Williams, authorities said. The victim told officers that Williams had approac…
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job Fresh polling shows a dip in New Yorkers’ satisfaction with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s handling of the job. A Siena College poll of registered voters released on Tuesday, Feb. 20, shows that Hochul’s favorability rating sits at 41 to 46 percent, down from 45 to 42 percent in January 2024. Her job approval rating also took a hit, sitting at 48 to 47 percent, down from 52 to 42 percent last month, the poll found. Voters were closely divided on whether Hochul is an effective or strong leader, and a plurality said she’s out of touch with average New Yorkers, the poll showed. It wasn’t all bad news f…
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Westchester: Suspects At Large Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Westchester: Suspects At Large
Resident Arrives Home, Interrupts Burglary In Westchester: Suspects At Large Authorities are searching for suspects who were in the midst of burglarizing a Northern Westchester home before being forced to flee when the resident pulled into their driveway.  The interrupted burglary happened on Wednesday, Feb. 21 between 10:55 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. at a Yorktown residence in the area of Curry Street and Gomer Street, Yorktown Police announced.  The burglars ran out of the residence after the homeowner pulled into their driveway, prompting a widespread search of the area once authorities arrived. However, the suspects were able to elude search efforts, which la…
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Westchester Home, Causes Roof Collapse 2-Alarm Fire Ravages Westchester Home, Causes Roof Collapse
2-Alarm Fire Ravages Westchester Home, Causes Roof Collapse Fire officials are investigating a massive blaze that engulfed a Northern Westchester home and left it severely damaged.  The blaze began on Wednesday, Feb. 21 around 4:50 p.m. at a home in Somers on Tanna Hill Court in the Preserves Complex, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon found heavy flames coming from the front of the house and began an aggressive attack inside the home's interior. As conditions continued to deteriorate and flames spread to other areas of the residence, a second alarm was requested, bringing in manpower from countless sur…