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  1. Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing and lending discrimination are still an issue in Westchester County, two reports issued this week said, according to lohud.com.The reports were released by advocacy group Westchester Residential Opportunities and funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, lohud.com noted.Forty-six percent of lenders and 31 percent of apartment renters and house buyers ...

  2. Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The 13th annual Operation Prom dress giveaway was launched at the Westchester County Center on Friday with the help of Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett.Operation PROM helps low-income students attend proms across the East Coast with dress and tuxedo rentals.Locally, the county Department of Social Services, the county Youth Bureau and Macy's are aiding ...

  3. Harrison Apar Field Of Dreams Celebrates Opening Day In Yorktown

    Harrison Apar Field Of Dreams Celebrates Opening Day In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Yorktown Athletic Club player Ricky Pierce had the honor of reciting the Harrison Apar dedication plaque on April 16, opening day of Field of Dreams baseball play in Yorktown Heights.Pierce appeared with Apar's parents, Elyse and Bruce. 

  4. Yorkown Lacrosse Alumni Host Annual Good Friday Fundraiser

    Yorkown Lacrosse Alumni Host Annual Good Friday Fundraiser

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Alumni from Yorktown High's lacrosse team held their annual Good Friday golf outing on March 25 at Putnam National Golf Course.The event was a benefit for the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation.Some of Apar's former classmates honored him with their time, including John DiVito, Lou Fitzgerald, Jr., Bruce Apar, Gary Raniolo, Jr., Paulie Santavicca and Chris ...

  5. Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    OSSINING, N.Y. – A guard for the Sing Sing Correctional Facility was acquitted of criminal assault charges on Friday in Ossining despite the existence of security video showing him punching an inmate, according to the New York Times.Guard Lavar Thomas was seen in the May 2015 video punching inmate Daniel Hyers five times in the head, testifying that he believed Hyers was going to spit ...

  6. Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless tolls are coming to the Tappan Zee Bridge this weekend.While the original plan was to have the new tolls ready to go on Saturday morning, rainy weather is expected to push the launch to late Saturday evening.Drivers will either pay their tolls by E-Z Pass or will get a bill in the mail from now on, thanks to high-tech cameras placed near Exit 10 in South Nyack. The toll-takers ...

  7. Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Treasury Secretary John Lew will announce this week that Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill with a woman, according to CNN Money.Sources also said that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill and that the back will feature a collage of depictions of the women's suffrage movement, CNN Money said.However, this wouldn't be a quick change: sources added that ...

  8. Westchester Resident Jeffrey Tambor Pens A Memoir

    Westchester Resident Jeffrey Tambor Pens A Memoir

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Cross River resident Jeffrey Tambor is penning a memoir that will be published in the spring of 2017, according to Vulture.Tentatively titled 'Are You Anybody' by Crown Publishing, the memoir will cover the actor's decades-long career in entertainment, Vulture said.The stories discussed will all 'be hopeful and instructive,' Tambor said in the press release ...

  9. Yorktown Senior Michael Rothman Commits To Manhattanville Baseball

    Yorktown Senior Michael Rothman Commits To Manhattanville Baseball

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Yorktown High School senior Michael Rothman signed a letter of intent with Manhattanville College and plans to play baseball there next season on an academic scholarship.His future plans include majoring in business management, but first helping the team 'win a league championship and then a section championship.'Rothman's come a long way, being born in Moscow ...

  10. Spears Maintains Innocence In Son's Death At Westchester Hospital

    Spears Maintains Innocence In Son's Death At Westchester Hospital

    Ramapo's Lacey Spears insisted she "didn't kill" or "hurt" her 5-year old son, Garnett, during a jailhouse interview that aired on CBS' "48 Hours" segment called "A Mother Accused" Saturday night.Spears is serving a sentence of 20 years to life at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County.She was convicted of second-degree ...

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