MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week:
- After coming under public scrutiny for an alleged asbestos problem at the Cecil H. Parker Elementary School, Mount Vernon school and city officials are firing back after various samples came back negative for the poison.
- A Yonkers woman has pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny for stealing more than $35,000 from the Mount Vernon School District department, according to a statement released by Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
- A 43-year-old man was hit by a Metro-North train and killed just south of the Hartsdale train station in an apparent suicide, according to Metro-North Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders.
- A state grant of more than $350,000 will help revitalize a 29-acre piece of potentially contaminated land around the Mount Vernon East train station, according to the Westchester County Business Journal.
- Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster of Yonkers competed at the 2013 World Masters Athletics/Masters Track and Field World Championships in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she won the gold medal in her specialty event, the women's triple jump, all while working as a nurse and taking care of her two children.
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