Former Officer Avoids Jail Time After Stealing From New Rochelle Charity For Autistic Children Former Officer Avoids Jail Time After Stealing From New Rochelle Charity For Autistic Children
Former Officer Avoids Jail Time After Stealing From New Rochelle Charity For Autistic Children A former police officer and co-founder of a Westchester-based charity for autistic children has been sentenced after stealing $24,000 from his own organization named after his son, officials announced.  New Rochelle resident Christopher Greco, age 52, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge for stealing from Christopher’s Voice, Inc., a New Rochelle-based charity for autistic children that he co-founded, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Friday, Dec. 3. Earlier Report - Former Police Officer Steals $24K From New Rochelle Charity Fo…
Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Westchester Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Westchester
Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Rollover In Westchester One person was taken to a hospital following a crash that left a car flipped over on its roof in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Thursday, Nov. 30 around 12:30 p.m., when a car rolled over near Lake Lincolndale in Somers, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Crews arrived at the scene within minutes and were able to get the driver out of the vehicle before taking them to the hospital.  The response to the crash took around an hour in total.
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote In an incredibly rare move, the US House voted to expel New York Rep. George Santos amid mounting accusations of criminality, ending his tumultuous Congressional stint and closing one of the most controversial chapters in American politics. An expulsion resolution brought by California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia overwhelmingly passed with 311 "yes" votes to 114 "no" votes on Friday, Dec. 1.  The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos – a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – becomes only the sixth fed…
RSV Cases Spike Past COVID-19, Flu In NY RSV Cases Spike Past COVID-19, Flu In NY
RSV Cases Spike Past Covid-19, Flu In NY Health officials are urging New Yorkers to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations as cases of RSV have skyrocketed past cases of the flu and COVID-19. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the New York State Department of Health urged eligible New Yorkers to get vaccinated against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The recommendation was published alongside data comparing the number of RSV cases alongside COVID-19 and flu cases across the state. From Saturday, Oct. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 25, COVID-19 cases dropped from around 200 cases to just over 150, while the flu increased from under 50 to around…
College Of Saint Rose Shutting Down After 103 Years College Of Saint Rose Shutting Down After 103 Years
College Of Saint Rose Shutting Down After 103 Years After more than a century in operations, Albany’s College of Saint Rose is permanently closing amid mounting financial struggles. The school’s board of trustees voted Thursday, Nov. 30, to shut down the college at the end of the Spring 2024 semester. “It is with a heavy heart that the Board decided to close the college at the end of this academic year,” Board Chair Jeffrey Stone said.  "The Board determined that the College does not have the financial resources to operate for the full 2024-2025 academic year and therefore cannot remain a standalone institution.” It comes after years …
Update: Teen Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Sergeant Won't Be Tried In Criminal Court Update: Teen Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Sergeant Won't Be Tried In Criminal Court
Update: Teen Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Sergeant Won't Be Tried In Criminal Court A 16-year-old who is charged in connection to a crash that killed a beloved police sergeant in Westchester will be charged in Family Court rather than criminal court, authorities announced. The development in the case, which centered around the December 2022 crash that killed Yonkers Police Department Det. Sgt. Frank Gualdino, was announced by the Yonkers Police Department on Thursday, Nov. 30. A 16-year-old Yonkers boy had been criminally charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide in connection to the crash in late October. However, the boy's case will now be transferred …
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report Ahead of a third floor vote on his expulsion from the US House, NY Rep. George Santos is calling for the removal of his colleague, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, for pulling a fire alarm at a congressional building, according to a report by ABC News.  Santos, a Republican, made his comments against Bowman while addressing reporters outside the Capitol Building on Thursday morning, Nov. 30, only one day before the House is set to vote on an expulsion resolution that could kick the embattled New York representative out of his office.  According to ABC News, Santos said he would introduce a res…
COVID-19: Cases Of Highly Mutated Pirola Strain Triple In 2 Weeks COVID-19: Cases Of Highly Mutated Pirola Strain Triple In 2 Weeks
Covid-19: Cases Of Highly Mutated Pirola Strain Triple In 2 Weeks Nationwide cases of the so-called COVID-19 Pirola subvariant have tripled in two weeks. The strain officially known as BA.2.86 has been particularly prominent in New York.  It now makes up 9 percent of COVID cases in the US, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). World Health Organization (WHO) authorities said they consider BA.2.86 to be part of the Omicron variant family, but that could change if the strain spreads more widely even though Pirola's 30 mutations are from the BA.2 lineage, which was the dominant Omicron strain …
Westchester's Bond Rating Upgraded By Fitch: 'Disciplined Financial Management' Westchester's Bond Rating Upgraded By Fitch: 'Disciplined Financial Management'
Westchester's Bond Rating Upgraded By Fitch: 'Disciplined Financial Management' Thanks to "disciplined financial management," Westchester's bond rating has been upgraded to the highest possible designation by Fitch ratings, county officials said.  The county's credit rating was upgraded by Fitch to a prestigious "AAA" credit rating, officials announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  County Executive George Latimer said the upgrade resulted from hard work and careful financial management.  "From day one, my administration has been committed to strong financial management, fiscal stability and prudent governance. This is a tremendous accomplishment for my a…
Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race
Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race A school board member and small business owner from Northern Westchester who is also the sister of Michigan's governor has suspended her campaign to represent much of the Hudson Valley in the US Congress. Katonah resident and Democrat Liz Gereghty, the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29 that she would be dropping out of the race for New York's 17th District seat. Earlier Report - Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Governor Enters Race For Congress Instead, Gereghty, a member of the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board, endorsed…
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In New Rochelle Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In New Rochelle
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In New Rochelle An 18-year-old will spend almost two decades in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old victim with an untraceable ghost gun in Westchester, officials announced. New Rochelle resident Tommy Rivera, age 18, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for fatally shooting 16-year-old Julian Oliveros in New Rochelle in January 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Earlier Report - Westchester Teen Indicted For Murder Of 16-Year-Old, DA Announces According to the DA's Office, on Jan. 25, 2022, just after 3:30 p.m., Rivera u…
Support Pours In For Beloved Restaurant Co-Owner In Mamaroneck After Brain Tumor Removal Support Pours In For Beloved Restaurant Co-Owner In Mamaroneck After Brain Tumor Removal
Support Pours In For Beloved Restaurant Co-Owner In Mamaroneck After Brain Tumor Removal A community in Westchester is pulling together to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the family of a beloved restaurant co-owner who faces a long recovery process after having a brain tumor removed.  Just after announcing that he and his wife Nikole would be having their fourth child, Carmine Durso, who co-owns 25 North Ristorante in Mamaroneck on Route 1, learned that he would have to have a brain tumor removed.  Luckily, the operation to remove the tumor was successful. However, Durso will now have to endure a long recovery effort that will incur many medical bills, accordin…