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Man Accused Of Stealing Jewelry, Personal Documents From Westchester Residence Man Accused Of Stealing Jewelry, Personal Documents From Westchester Residence
Man Accused Of Stealing Jewelry, Personal Documents From Westchester Residence A 45-year-old man was slapped with a burglary charge following a months-long investigation into the theft of a safe from a Westchester home, police announced. White Plains resident Mark Bucaj was arrested on Thursday, July 18 in connection with a burglary that happened at a Rye residence on Milton Road in early March, the City of Rye Police Department announced. On the day of the burglary, Tuesday, March 5, the homeowner returned to his residence after a business trip and found his mudroom door wide open. He also saw signs that someone had been inside his master bedroom, the depar…
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt
Work Begins On $16M Resurfacing Project On Route 9A Between Ossining, Cortlandt Two major resurfacing projects on busy Westchester roadways have commenced, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  The infrastructure work, consisting of a $17 million project along Route 100 (Central Avenue) and a $16 million project on Route 9A (Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway), has officially begun, Hochul announced on Thursday, July 11.  The following stretches of both roads will be resurfaced as part of the projects: A 4.5-mile section of Route 100 from Underhill Avenue in Yonkers to the White Plains line; A 7.1-mile section of Route 9A from Route 133 in Ossining to Maiden Lan…
Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester
Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Known Acquaintance During Dispute In Westchester A 54-year-old man faces charges after allegedly stabbing a victim to death during a dispute that went out of control in Westchester, police said. Mount Vernon resident Nathaniel Tyrone Hill was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened in White Plains on Thursday, July 4, White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said on Wednesday, July 10.  According to Chong, around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, authorities learned of a dispute involving two men at 162 Ferris Ave. and arrived at the scene within seconds, soon finding a man with a stab wound to the chest. …
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say More than a dozen eateries in Westchester are among the best in the world for their carefully crafted wine selections, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator.  The 14 Westchester eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine.  The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are:  Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Pocantico Hills at 630 Bedford Rd.; Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant and Inn, located in Chappaqu…
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph
Westchester County Exec Latimer Celebrates Decisive Democratic Congressional Primary Triumph A pair of first-time Congressional candidates scored decisive wins in much-watched Democratic primaries in downstate New York. Westchester County Executive George Latimer easily defeated two-time incumbent Jamaal Bowman in the District 16 race, 58 percent to 41 percent, with 84 percent of the vote in, according to the New York State Board of Elections. With $25 million spent, it was the most expensive Congressional primary race in US history and one that became contentious over debates on the Israel-Hamas war. The district includes the southern portion of Westchester, including White …
Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent
Heated Westchester Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent The closely-watched Democratic race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat is about to come to a close as the most expensive congressional primary in history, according to reports. CBS News says nearly $25 million has been raised and spent during the race, which will be decided on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 25. Over half of this amount, $16 million, has been put toward anti-Bowman attack ads and was largely spent by United Democracy Project, a super PAC of the pro-Israel group American Israel Public…
55-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Woman In Westchester 55-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Woman In Westchester
55-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Woman In Westchester A man faces a rape charge following a welfare check conducted at a Westchester residence, police announced. The suspect, 55-year-old Eugene Feeney, was arrested on Sunday, June 16 after police conducted a welfare check on a woman at a White Plains residence on Bogert Avenue, according to White Plains Police Captain James Spencer.  When officers arrived for the welfare check, the woman told them she wanted to leave the residence immediately. She was then taken to police headquarters, where she told police she was the victim of a sexual assault, according to Spencer.  Feeney, …
Construction To Cause Intermittent Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where, When Construction To Cause Intermittent Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where, When
Construction To Cause Intermittent Road Closure In Westchester: Here's Where, When A construction project is set to cause intermittent closures on a Westchester road for several days over a period of multiple weeks.  The construction, which will take place in the Battle Hill area of White Plains at 32 to 42 Chatterton Parkway, will cause intermittent closures on Chatterton Parkway between Battle Avenue and Whitney Street, according to White Plains Public Safety officials.  The intermittent closures will take place on the following days: Wednesday, July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, July 19 from 9:30 a.m…
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress In a stunning move, Hillary Clinton has endorsed Westchester County Executive George Latimer in the highly contested Democratic primary race against two-term incumbent Jamaal Bowman. The District 16 primary is set for Tuesday, June 25. A former First Lady and US Senato from New York, Clinton, a Northern Westchester resident who resides in Chappaqua, made the announcement on X on Wednesday, June 12. "With Trump on the ballot, we need strong, principled Democrats in Congress more than ever, Clinton wrote. "In Congress, @LatimerforNY will protect abortion rights, stand up to the NRA, and figh…
New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester
New Poll Released On Latimer-Bowman Democratic Congressional Primary In Westchester As the race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat heats up, an all-new poll is giving a glimpse of who may emerge victorious.  Click here for a new, updated story: Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress According to a poll conducted by Emerson College Polling/PIX11/The Hill released on Tuesday, June 11, Latimer currently leads Bowman 48 percent to 31 percent. Meanwhile, 21 percent of voters are still undecided.  The 16th district include…
Bridge Repair Project To Cause Almost Year-Long Closure, Detours In Westchester Bridge Repair Project To Cause Almost Year-Long Closure, Detours In Westchester
Bridge Repair Project To Cause Almost Year-Long Closure, Detours In Westchester A bridge over a busy parkway in Westchester will close for nearly a year for a construction project. The Grant Avenue Bridge over the Central Westchester Parkway in White Plains closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, June 5 as part of a bridge rehabilitation project, White Plains Public Safety officials announced on Monday, June 10.  As a result, Grant Avenue is closed between Clinton and Beech streets. However, pedestrian traffic will be maintained until the end of June, officials said. The closure is expected to continue into the Spring of 2025. During this time, the northbound a…
$2M Scheme: Westchester Accounting Firm Partners Admit To Tax Fraud Conspiracy $2M Scheme: Westchester Accounting Firm Partners Admit To Tax Fraud Conspiracy
$2M Scheme: Westchester Accounting Firm Partners Admit To Tax Fraud Conspiracy Two New York accounting firm partners have pleaded guilty to a multi-million dollar tax evasion scheme.  Click here for a new, updated story - Update: Scarsdale-Based Accountant Nabbed In Tax Fraud Scheme Was Longtime Firefighter Westchester County resident George Sanossian, age 70, of Scarsdale, and New Jersey resident Jack Sardis, age 66, of Englewood Cliffs, both certified public accountants, admitted to conspiracy to defraud the IRS by scheming with clients to reduce tax liabilities through a shell company, leading to over $2 million in unreported cash transactions.  The tw…
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Westchester, Hudson Valley An actors/writers group is looking for talent from throughout the Hudson Valley. The group says it's "Seeking playwrights who like to work with actors, and actors looking to work with new playwrights, to workshop new plays from writers from the Hudson Valley community. People who are motivated to be with a group of artists to share, grow and build." Among the areas it's looking to draw people from are: Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Wappingers Falls, Cold Spring, Hyde Park, Hudson, New Paltz, Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Tarrytown, White Plains, Peekskill, Newburgh, Ellenville, Rosendale, Amenia…
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: Here's When
These Westchester Beaches, Pools To Open: 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…
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester To help combat the spread of mosquitos in Westchester, officials will give out free dunks to residents meant to kill off larvae. On Friday, May 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Westchester County Health Department will hand out free mosquito dunks for placing in bird baths, rain barrels, unused pools, lined ornamental ponds, and other areas with standing water. The dunks will be available at the Westchester County Department of Public Works in White Plains at 198 Lake St.  To kill mosquito, blackfly, and fungus gnat larvae, the dunks contain a bacterium called Bacillus Thu…
Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Last Seen In Peekskill Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Last Seen In Peekskill
Police Issue Alert For 2 Missing Teens Last Seen In Peekskill Authorities are seeking help from the public in finding two teenagers who have been missing from Northern Westchester for several days. New, updated report - New Update: 2 Teen Girls Missing From Northern Westchester Found Safe In an announcement on Wednesday, May 15, the Yorktown Police Department and New York State Police said they are looking for 17-year-old Evelyn Jimenez and 15-year-old Violet Munroe, who have been missing since Sunday, May 12.  Both teens were last seen together in Peekskill but may also be in the area of White Plains, police said. New York State Police …
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…
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains 12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains A dozen new stores and eateries are slated to open to shoppers at a busy mall in Westchester.  The 12 new businesses, which will be located at The Westchester in White Plains at 125 Westchester Ave., will open throughout 2024 beginning in the summer. The upcoming stores and eateries include:  Reformation, a global lifestyle brand that sells apparel and accessories merging vintage-inspired designs with eco-friendly business practices. The store will open in late summer/early fall and will be the brand's first location in the Tri-State Area outside New York City; Anthropologie, wh…
Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When
Opening Date Set For New Movie Theater In Westchester: Here's When An all-new movie theater in Westchester has revealed when film fans can begin enjoying the big screens.  A new Apple Cinemas location at the former Showcase Cinema de Lux site in the White Plains City Center at 237 Martine Ave. will open on Thursday, May 16 pending permit approvals, the Downtown White Plains Business Improvement District announced. Earlier Report - New Movie Theater Coming To White Plains On opening day, which will follow an invite-only ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, May 14, visitors will get to enjoy the theater's reclining seats, self-serve popcorn …
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say
Weight Loss Drug Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Westchester Woman, Feds Say A wannabe social media influencer from New York hoping to cash in on the medication weight loss craze illegally sold Ozempic and other drugs on TikTok, sickening at least one victim, federal prosecutors allege. Long Island resident Isis Navarro Reyes, age 36, of Shirley, is named in a six-count indictment that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, May 1. Prosecutors allege that Reyes posted dozens of TikTok videos advertising and selling various misbranded and adulterated weight loss drugs, including Ozempic, Mesofrance, and Axcion, between November 2022 and January 2024. S…
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Northern Westchester Man, Fellow Former Exec Sentenced Two former high-ranking executives have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from their employer in Westchester County through a fraudulent scheme involving sham companies and fake invoices. The two worked at OrthoNet, a healthcare claims processing company based in White Plains. Shawn Rains, age 57, of Le Bouscat, France, who was previously convicted of mail fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering conspiracy after a two-week trial, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Northern Westchester resident Joseph Maharaj, age 42, of Goldens Bridge, had pl…
Police Conduct Rescue Training At Closed, Empty Mall In Westchester Police Conduct Rescue Training At Closed, Empty Mall In Westchester
Police Conduct Rescue Training At Closed, Empty Mall In Westchester Although an empty mall in Westchester no longer serves shoppers, it did prove to be a perfect place for a police training exercise. The training was held by Westchester County Police at the shuttered Galleria Mall in White Plains. where the Emergency Service Unit honed their high-angle rope rescue skills, the department said on Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report - Former Galleria Mall To Be Converted To Mixed-Use Residential, Retail Space In White Plains During the exercise, officers simulated a rescue of a person who had fallen down an elevator shaft and a person who had fallen two s…
Blaze Breaks Out At Eatery In Westchester Blaze Breaks Out At Eatery In Westchester
Blaze Breaks Out At Eatery In Westchester Firefighters raced to put out a blaze that broke out inside a fried chicken restaurant in Westchester. The blaze happened on Wednesday morning, April 24 at Kennedy's Fried Chicken in White Plains at 4 East Post Rd. (Route 22), according to the White Plains Fire Department. The fire did not end up being too severe, firefighters said. The cause of the blaze was not released. The department said the blaze highlighted the need for more staffing, as the city's call volume has increased.
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 …
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police 17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police
17-Year-Old Stabs Teen In Chest During Fight At Westchester Gas Station: Police A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened at a gas station in Westchester, police announced. The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested on Thursday, April 18 in connection with a stabbing that happened at a Mobil gas station in White Plains at 1237 Mamaroneck Ave. on Friday, April 5, White Plains Police announced.  According to the department, on the day of the incident at around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the gas station for a reported stabbing and learned a victim had been taken to White Plains Hospital for treatment.  A…
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA
Peekskill Councilman Robert Scott Filed Fraudulent Petitions: DA A city councilman in Northern Westchester faces criminal charges after filing petitions containing forged signatures during a primary election for a seat on the County Board of Legislators, officials announced.  Peekskill resident and Common Council member Robert Scott, age 44, was arrested after allegedly filing fraudulent petitions during the Democratic primary election for Westchester County Board of Legislators District 1 in June 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 17.  According to the DA's Office, on April 10, 2023,…
Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When
Meet Actor Chazz Palminteri During Special Event At His Westchester Eatery: Here's When Fans of famed actor Chazz Palminteri will have the chance to meet him and enjoy a fun-filled evening during a special event that will be held at the star's Westchester restaurant.  The 71-year-old Bedford resident, known for his roles in "A Bronx Tale" and "Bullets over Broadway," will be hosting a Cigar Night at his Chazz Palminteri Restaurant in White Plains at 264 Main St. on Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. During the charity event, which will include appearances by Palminteri and his friends, those who attend will be able to enjoy an evening of "entertai…
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When
New Cannabis Dispensary To Hold Grand Opening In Westchester: Here's When An all-new recreational cannabis dispensary will soon open its doors in Westchester.  The new dispensary, called Leafology and located in White Plains at 244 Main St., will hold a grand opening complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 19.  The ceremony will feature an appearance by White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and will also include live music, donuts, a raffle, and the unveiling of custom artwork created by local artists Marla Beth Enowitz, Jasminia Otero, and Chris Rios.  Once it opens up shop, the dispensary will offer plenty of cannabis products in vari…
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood
Reports Of Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Police Investigation In Westchester Neighborhood Police have released more information about an investigation in a Westchester neighborhood that was captured in a video posted online.  In an announcement on Wednesday, April 10, the White Plains Police Department said they were aware of a video posted on the Nextdoor platform by a resident of the Rosedale section of the city who filmed officers checking on car doors in the area.  The department explained that the investigation had been prompted by reports of a suspicious vehicle possibly stealing from cars.  However, the investigation ultimately determined that this "suspic…
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police
Man Nabbed After Robbing CVS In Westchester With Sharp Weapon: Police Thanks to a witness's sharp eye, a 33-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a robbery that took place at a CVS Pharmacy in Westchester, police announced.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 10 just before 9:30 a.m., when a suspect robbed the CVS at 601 North Broadway (Route 22) in White Plains and allegedly threatened employees with a handgun, according to White Plains Police.  The suspect was able to flee in a car before officers arrived at the scene. An initial investigation at the CVS determined that the suspect had threatened employees with a handgun but ha…