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With Palm Sunday, Passover and Easter coming up, local cops are again beefing up their patrols at crowded spots, such as malls and train stations.
That’s the word from Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone, who heads up the state-designated Counter Terrorism Zone 3, which covers the two counties of Westchester and Putnam. From now through April 1, local, county and State Police will be on...Read more »
Today is Pi Day, a reminder that math can be fun even if you’re not a geek: Just look around you.
What do a pizza, the Earth, the sun, the moon, a baseball and the Grand Central Terminal’s dome have in common? The circle, of course.
And what do all circles have in common?
A unique ratio called Pi -- the ratio of a circle’s circumference to the diameter, which is always 22:7. If...Read more »
People began lining up at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day for an annual community dinner at St. John's Church in Yonkers.
As they filed in, volunteers in Santa hats passed out eggnog and apple cider to those seeking a warm place to share in a festive turkey meal. In its 29th year of offering the dinner, the Sharing Community Inc. again served a dinner with all the fixings and gave Christmas...Read more »
As Santa Claus makes his way across the globe, dropping down chimneys to deliver presents to children worldwide, the North American Aerospace Defense Command is giving viewers a chance to follow St. Nick’s journey in real time.
For the past 57 years, “NORAD Tracks Santa” has relied on volunteers working from the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., to update children -- and...Read more »