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Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence A 51-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for lighting a Westchester apartment on fire while its resident was sleeping inside, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Angel Rivera was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for setting a Yonkers apartment on fire with a resident inside in June 2021, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, May 23.  According to the DA's Office, on June 7, 2021, around 2 a.m., Rivera walked up to a Yonkers residential building on Elm Street, lit an object on fire, and threw it through the open …
Missing Man Found Safe In Westchester Missing Man Found Safe In Westchester
Missing Man Found Safe In Westchester New update: A man who was reported missing in Westchester has been found safe. Douglas Smith, age 73, was found safe after going missing in Yonkers on Wednesday, May 22, Yonkers Police announced on Thursday, May 23.  More details about where Smith was found were not released. Original Report: Authorities in Westchester are asking for help from the public in finding a missing 73-year-old man.  Douglas Smith was last seen in the area of 115 South Broadway in Yonkers on Wednesday, May 22, Yonkers Police announced on Thursday morning, May 23.  According to the depart…
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open Soon: Here's When These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open Soon: Here's When
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open Soon: Here's When As the temperatures get warmer, Westchester residents will soon be able to cool off at several county-owned beaches and pools that will soon open. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle will open on a pre-season basis, Westchester County Parks announced.  Following this, both beaches will open on weekends and holidays only until Sunday, June 23. Glen Island Beach will then open daily and Croton Point Beach will open Wednesday through Sundays beginning on Saturday, June 29 through Monday, Sept. 2…
Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Busy Westchester Shopping Center Celebrates 70th Anniversary A bustling shopping center in Westchester marked the beginning of its seventh decade in business with a celebration attended by local and state officials.  In a grand kick-off event held on Saturday, May 18, the Cross County Center in Yonkers celebrated its 70th anniversary as a major site of commerce in Westchester.  The event was attended by elected officials such as Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, as well as Senior Property Manager Carl Calabro, who all celebrated the center's longevity. "Growing up in Yonkers, we always knew it wa…
New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When
New Shake Shack Coming To Shopping Center In Westchester: Here's Where, When Those who frequently crave burgers, fries, and milkshakes will want to look out for a new Shake Shack location set to open at a Westchester shopping center. A new Shake Shack restaurant will open at the Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers at the former P.F. Chang's space in 2025.  The 3,749-square-foot eatery will be the second Shake Shack to open its doors in the city and will serve a variety of burgers, chicken bites, handspun milkshakes, fries, lemonades, and more.  In addition to Shake Shack, other businesses set to open at Ridge Hill include:  Cantina, a Mexican, Ca…
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester After more than a decade, a restaurant located on a Westchester County waterfront is beginning a new chapter.  The opening of One Pier Steakhouse, located in Yonkers at the former site of Dolphin Restaurant at 1 Van Der Donck St., was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 10.  The new steakhouse, which opened in early April, replaces Dolphin Restaurant after 14 years, the owners said on social media. "On behalf of Dolphin Restaurant, we would like to thank everyone, friends, family and our loyal patrons for making the last 14 years on the Yonkers waterfront ext…
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say A man allegedly posed as a construction worker, conning a Long Island homeowner out of tens of thousands. Westchester County resident Martin Ward, age 27 of Yonkers, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14 for the scam, which occurred on Long Island months prior. In March, a Levittown homeowner reached out to Ward after searching Google for someone to fix the cracks in their home’s foundation. The victim, whose identity has not been released, set up an appointment for the next day with Maichel Woods of Empire Foundation and Masonry (authorities allegedly discovered that Ward had been using “Mai…
3 Adults, Child Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into School Bus In Westchester 3 Adults, Child Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into School Bus In Westchester
3 Adults, Child Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into School Bus In Westchester Three adults and a child were taken to a hospital after a car struck a school bus in Westchester. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 14 around 3:30 p.m., when a sedan struck a school bus in the area of 317 South Broadway (Route 9) in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  The bus had been carrying two adults and a child who were all hospitalized with minor injuries.  Meanwhile, the sedan's driver was also taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. They received a traffic summons for driving on the wrong side of the road, DiDomiz…
Woman Hit By Car, Punched In Face In Westchester: Suspect Nabbed, Police Say Woman Hit By Car, Punched In Face In Westchester: Suspect Nabbed, Police Say
Woman Hit By Car, Punched In Face In Westchester: Suspect Nabbed, Police Say A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with an assault that left a woman hospitalized in Westchester, police said. The incident happened on Monday, May 13 just before 10 p.m., when a woman was injured after being struck by a car in Yonkers in the area of 453 McLean Ave., according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Arriving police soon began an investigation and discovered there had been an underlying dispute at that location that had resulted in an alleged assault.  A 34-year-old man, whose name was not released, was then arrested and charged w…
Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester
Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Westchester A woman is currently in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, May 12 just before noon, when a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of 772 Palisade Ave. in Yonkers, which is near the Foodtown Express grocery store, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman suffered several serious injuries and is now in critical condition at an area hospital.  The driver of the vehicle that struck her stayed at the scene of the crash. The investigation into the incident is stil…
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate The campaigns of both Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman are blaming each other for an incident involving a supporter being thrown to the ground outside their first primary debate for New York's 16th District seat.  The incident happened before the candidates' debate on Monday, May 13 in White Plains, when a Bowman supporter approached Latimer, age 70, as he was walking into the building where the event was held. According to the Bowman campaign, the supporter was "violently thrown to the ground" while trying to ask Latimer a question.&nbs…
Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence
Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence A 28-year-old man will spend years in prison for committing several violent incidents in Westchester, including an armed carjacking during a police pursuit, officials announced. Mount Vernon resident Christopher Smith, also known as "Christopher Johnson," "Mad Max," "Max," and "Trouble," was sentenced on Thursday, May 9 to eight years in prison for two shootings and an armed carjacking that took place in Westchester and the Bronx, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.  According to federal officials, the first of these incidents happened in Septem…
2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences 2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences
2 Brothers Shoot Man In Back Outside His Westchester Home: Here's Their Sentences Two brothers will spend over a decade in prison after attacking and shooting a victim outside his Westchester home, officials announced. Yonkers residents Daquann Johnson, age 34, and Dieandre Phillips, age 32, were sentenced to 16 years and 12 years in state prison, respectively, for an attempted murder that took place in Yonkers in January 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, May 10. According to the DA's Office, on Jan. 20, 2023, at around 12:30 p.m., the two defendants repeatedly kicked and punched a Yonkers resident outside of his home.…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village A paving project is set to soon affect a stretch of a busy route in a Westchester County village, officials warned. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry after Memorial Day, officials announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to village officials, the work will be part of a larger effort commenced by the New York State Department of Transportation to repair catch basins, install American Disability Act-compliant ramps, and repave Route 9 between Executive Boulevard in Yonkers and Gracemere Road in Tarrytown.  Crews are now focuse…
'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester 'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester
'Lifetime Dream': New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester An all-new cannabis dispensary in Westchester will soon hold its grand opening. The Plant, a premium cannabis dispensary located in Yonkers near the Scarsdale line at 2595 Central Park Ave., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.  The new business seeks to provide residents in the area with high-quality cannabis brands that will fit their needs and help direct customers who aren't quite sure what they are looking for to the products that will provide their desired effects.  Products sold by the business will include flower, edibles, vapes, pre-ro…
14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection 14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection
14-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle At Westchester Intersection A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a vehicle at a Westchester intersection.  The incident happened on Friday, May 3 just after 2:30 p.m., when a child was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Alder Street and Spruce Street in Yonkers, Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio said.  According to DiDomizio, an investigation determined that the boy ran out into traffic before being hit. He suffered a broken left leg and was taken to a nearby hospital where he is now in stable condition.  The driver of the vehicle was found to have a learner's permi…
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's
Update: Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Stops At Westchester Stew Leonard's During an appearance at a Stew Leonard's in Westchester, iconic celebrity chef Guy Fieri gave a shoutout to first responders while holding a bottle signing event.  The special Cinco De Mayo bottle signing event was held on Sunday, May 5 at Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers at 1 Stew Leonard Dr.  Earlier Report - Guy Fieri To Hold Event At Stew Leonard's In Yonkers During the event, Fieri signed bottles of his Santo Tequila, which he makes with rock star Sammy Hagar. The beloved Food Network star also took time to highlight the Yonkers Police offi…
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: New Report Two Westchester hospitals have received top marks for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Both White Plains Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco were given an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Spring 2024 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the group. The report is issued twic…
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds WWII-Era Mortar In Westchester
Bomb Squad Called After DPW Worker Finds Wwii-era Mortar In Westchester A bomb squad was called after a public works employee discovered a World War II-era mortar in his relative's belongings in Westchester, authorities said. The incident began on Monday, April 29, at around 11 a.m., when a Yonkers Department of Public Works employee contacted the city's police department and told them he had a mortar in his car, parked at the DPW Service Center at 1130 Nepperhan Ave. According to Yonkers Police Lieutenant Jamie Dumser, the employee had discovered the mortar while cleaning out a relative's belongings. He then brought it to the service center to find out how to …
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Months after the mutilated remains of a Hudson Valley couple were found strewn across Long Island, prosecutors have charged two suspects with their murders. Jeffrey Mackey, age 36, and Alexis Nieves, age 33, both of Amityville, were arraigned on additional charges of murder and related offenses in Suffolk County Court on Friday, April 26 in the killings of Malcolm Brown and Donna Conneely. Prosecutors said the couple was stabbed to death after entering Mackey and Nieves’ Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Fel…
Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Westchester Native Mary J. Blige Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Hip-hop soul legend and New York's Mary J. Blige's career is doing "Just Fine," as the iconic artist has just been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Blige, age 53, was named an inductee into the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 21.  In their write-up on their website, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said the Yonkers native has provided the soundtrack to countless fans' lives.  "Blige’s music echoes our experiences with love and life. She helps us move on, move out, and move up," the Hall of Fame wrote, continuing, "She’s the much-needed soundtrac…
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police A man caught stealing from a pickup truck in Westchester is at large after missing his court date, police announced. Brooklyn resident Raymondo Sepulveda was found in the driver's seat of a pick-up truck in the area of Central Park Avenue and Midland Terrace in Yonkers on Thursday, March 28 just before 2 a.m., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, April 26.  When confronted by officers, Sepulveda admitted the truck was not his before police discovered he had stolen several items from inside. He was then arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unau…
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Village In Westchester President Joe Biden's impending visit to a village in Westchester is set to make history. It will be the first time a sitting president has visited that municipality in over half a century. Biden will arrive in the county on Thursday afternoon, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  According to Irvington Mayor Jon Siegel, a sitting president's appearance in the village is rare and has not happened since October 23, 1972, when President Richard …
Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40 Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40
Update: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Beloved Westchester Corrections Officer, Age 40 Funeral arrangement details have been announced for a beloved corrections officer from Westchester who was killed in a crash.  Westchester Correction Officer Eleanor Birrittella of Yonkers died on Saturday, April 20 in a crash at the age of 40, according to the New York Correctional Officers' Benevolent Organization. Earlier Report - Westchester Corrections Officer Eleanor Birritella Dies Birrittella had been a corrections officer for three years before her death and had also served with the Westchester County Board of Elections, according to the Westchester Republican Count…
19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester 19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester
19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester New, updated report:  A 19-year-old woman who went missing from Westchester has been safely found, police said. Jacklyn Kauffo, age 19, was found safe after going missing in Yonkers on Saturday, April 20, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, April 23.  Police did not say where Kauffo was found.  Original Report:  Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 19-year-old woman who has been missing from Westchester for several days. In an alert issued on Sunday, April 21, Yonkers Police announced they are searching for 19-year-old Jacklyn Kauff…
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Shock and sadness are spreading following the sudden death of Eleanor Birrittella, a well-known corrections officer in Westchester. Birrittella died on Saturday, April 20, according to Hector Lopez, the president of the New York Hispanic American Law Enforcement Organization. A cause of death had not yet been released. Online records show Birrittella was 40 years old and lived in Yonkers. "Officer Birrittella had a smile that lit up the place," Lopez said in announcing her death. "She loved her job. I will miss her, we will all miss her." The entire WCOBA family is mourning the t…
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating
Woman Stabbed On Street In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a woman injured on a Westchester street.  The incident happened on Thursday evening, April 18, when a woman was stabbed in her leg at 35 Cliff St. in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio. The woman is now in stable condition, DiDomizio said. Police are now investigating the incident.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire' Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire'
Beloved Sergeant, Army Vet From Hudson Valley Dies At 67: 'His Memory Will Continue To Inspire' A sheriff's office in the Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of a retired sergeant and Army veteran who always followed his passions while also making time to serve his community.  Putnam County resident Doug MacCrae of Brewster died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17 at the age of 67, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 19.  Known for his long career in law enforcement, MacCrae served with the Sheriff's Office as a Deputy and Sergeant for 25 years. He was also a Youth Officer and played a large role in developing Putnam's School Resource Progr…
Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester
Former Nypd Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester A former New York City Police officer has admitted to selling packages containing heroin and fentanyl in Westchester, federal officials announced. Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 38, pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges on Tuesday, April 16, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  Earlier Report- Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds According to federal officials, Baez, who joined the NYPD in 2012, was placed on modified duty in 2020 after alleged misconduct and was soon subject…
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester 'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester
'Hollywood On Hudson': Filming For CBS's 'Blue Bloods' Takes Place In Westchester A city hall in Westchester was transformed into a film set for the popular television show "Blue Bloods."  Filming for the hit CBS show took place at Yonkers City Hall, which was portrayed as the "New York Supreme Court," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said on Tuesday, April 16.  The scenes filmed at city hall will be used in the seventh episode of the show's 14th season, which will air on CBS on Friday, April 26 at 10 p.m.  "Yonkers is truly Hollywood on Hudson and I'm thrilled to welcome productions to our city," Spano said of the filming, adding, "I couldn't help but watch some…