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For the second school board meeting in a row, a group of outraged East Ramapo students will take to the sidewalk outside of the administrative building Tuesday night to give board members and the community something to think about.
Last month, about 100 students held up English and Hebrew signs calling for the restoration of graduation day on a Sunday rather than Monday and at their schools...Read more »
Teams of sandhogs toiling 160 feet below Grand Central Terminal have finished blasting through 500 million-year-old rock bed to build the massive caverns that will house a brand-new Long Island Rail Road terminal, MTA officials announced Tuesday.
The East Side Access Project reached a major milestone this week when the last of the subterranean caverns were carved out after six years of blasting...Read more »
Westchester County’s political circles are still buzzing about the state’s decision last week to nix a plan to let Ferncliff, the Yonkers school for developmentally disabled children, move to county-owned land in Greenburgh.
“I was as shocked as all involved,” said Assemb. Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale), who had been lobbying state officials to support the plan. “I was really shocked.”
A host...Read more »
They say more is better, and that's likely true at Metro-North, the nation's busiest commuter rail, which this week is rolling out 187 trains as it continues the largest service expansion in its 30-year history.
Most of the trains will be added to weekend and off-peak weekday hours as Metro-North tries to top the 83 million riders it tallied last year.
"By adding off-peak and weekend...Read more »
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) raised more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2013, an eye-popping haul for a freshman lawmaker.
Maloney, 46, defeated Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth last November. He was one of 82 freshmen joining the 435-seat House, where Republicans continue to hold a 233-200 advantage despite losing a net eight seats in November.
“I’m overwhelmed...Read more »
The two front-runners vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Westchester County executive made gains last week on the campaign trail.
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson received the endorsement of State Sen. George Latimer (D-Rye), who has enjoyed some stature in county Democratic circles for defeating his Republican rival last year despite how GOP outsiders dumped money into the district.
And...Read more »
Poetry there will be.
To honor Grand Central on this its jubilee.
And music too
Beside the clock
Keeping time so you don't have to
Tick tock tick tock
100 years and still glowing
Where are all these people going?
The poetry promises to be a lot better than that when some of the nation's finest poets and musicians gather in Grand Central Terminal's...Read more »
Students at Peekskill Middle School have turned the destruction from superstorm Sandy into a months-long investigation of climate change that they will present at a symposium in Florida next month.
Gathered to practice their 20-minute speech Thursday in a middle school art room, the students spoke of how power outages, downed trees and spoiled food made them think more about why two major...Read more »
Just one day after Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and the deputy mayor were brought down in a corruption scheme that spread from Rockland County to New York City, focus shifted from the hectic Village Hall to an unfinished mansion in a nearby hamlet.
A handful of reporters from across the Hudson Valley and New York City gathered outside Moses "Mark" Stern's Monsey home on Remsen...Read more »
Forty years ago today, Marty Cooper of Motorola made history when he placed the first-ever cellphone call while walking down Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The recipient? Cooper's rival at New Jersey's Bell Laboratories, Joel Engel, whose work was also crucial to today's mobile infrastructure and who later founded JSE Consulting, a technology company in Armonk.
It took another decade before...Read more »