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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Nearly 600 'Distressed Mortgages' Bought In High Foreclosure Regions

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's Community Restoration Fund has purchased 172 mortgages in an effort to bring owners in targeted communities out of foreclosure and keep the homes from abandonment. According to this article in Daily Voice, foreclosures are at an 11-year high in New York state, while nationwide they are at an 11-year low. The Community Restoration Fund has ...

  2. Westchester 'Students Of The Year' Raise Money For Blood Cancer Research

    Westchester 'Students Of The Year' Raise Money For Blood Cancer Research

    Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School students Melinda Chavez, Henna Khan and Patricia Paladio, who attend in the Elmsford Union Free School District, are among nine teams of young philanthropists from high schools across the region that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has nominated as “Students of the Year.”The girls, two 11th-graders, and one 10th-grader have been given the ...

  3. Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    Westchester Superintendents Address Florida School Shooting Rampage

    THis story has been updated.School superintendents said the latest mass shooting in south Florida provokes fear and outrage from hundreds of miles away, but is still a very real and troubling fear locally.In statements to students, parents and the community, area school officials are advising that safety is their highest priority.Wednesday's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 ...

  4. SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    SUNY Purchase Police Report Campus Apartment Break-Ins

    New York State University Police at Purchase received two burglary reports on Saturday morning, Feb. 17, that occurred overnight in the Olde Apartments. More than 400 upperclassmen live in the Olde, which is one of three apartment complexes on the Purchase campus.The two incidents are currently under investigation, SUNY police said.In a university alert, Chief Dayton Tucker wrote, ...

  5. Pace Alumna Shines In 'Black Panther'

    Pace Alumna Shines In 'Black Panther'

    Pace School of Performing Arts acting alumna Nabiyah Be makes her film debut in “Black Panther,” the mega-hit movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.Nabiyah Be plays Linda, the criminal associate of Erik Killmonger. Be appears alongside an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and ...

  6. Republican Maisano Joins George Latimer Administration As Commissioner

    Republican Maisano Joins George Latimer Administration As Commissioner

    Longtime Republican County Legislator Jim Maisano has taken a job with the administration of Westchester County Executive George Latimer, requiring a special election to fill his District 11 seat, which covers New Rochelle and the Town of Pelham.Maisano has been a county legislator for 20 years. More on him can be read by clicking here. Maisano was currently the longest-serving ...

  7. ‪Section 1 Basketball Semifinals To Return To Westchester County Center

    ‪Section 1 Basketball Semifinals To Return To Westchester County Center

    ‪Section 1 basketball ;semifinal. playoffs will return to Westchester County Center in White Plains.County Executive George Latimer, on his Facebook page, said this is "an iconic venue and it’s where high school basketball belongs".The Executive Committee of Section 1 voted in November 2017 not to hold the 2018 boys and girls high school basketball tournament at the ...

  8. 'How Many More Children Must Die Before Nation Acts?' Cuomo Asks

    'How Many More Children Must Die Before Nation Acts?' Cuomo Asks

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacted with frustration and dismay to Wednesday's mass shooting in south Florida that left 17 students and school staff dead and at least 15 injured, "Once again, this nation sheds its tears for young lives cut short by senseless gun violence. But tears are not enough. The horrific school shooting in Florida is the deadliest since Sandy Hook, and it serves as yet ...

  9. Woman Charged With Prostitution At Hudson Valley Business

    Woman Charged With Prostitution At Hudson Valley Business

    A 49-year-old woman was arrested on prostitution charges on Tuesday by East Fishkill police at a business in the Taconic Plaza off Route 52 in Hopewell Junction.Police said they investigated illegal activity at the Unique Beauty Spa.East Fishkill detectives assisted by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force arrested Wai Yee Chu of New York City. Chu was arrested after providing a massage ...

  10. Westchester Street Closed For 'Escape At Dannemora' Showtime Series Shoot

    Westchester Street Closed For 'Escape At Dannemora' Showtime Series Shoot

    This story has been updated.A street in Westchester will be shut down overnight to shoot part of a Showtime television series on the infamous 2015 New York prison break.Willet Avenue in Port Chester will b closed from North Main Street to Broad Street at Summerfield Park area from 4:30 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. on Friday to film scenes from Ben Stiller's "Escape At  ...

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