MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week:
- After coming under public scrutiny for an alleged asbestos problem at the Cecil H. Parker Elementary School , Mount Vernon school and city officials are firing back after various samples came back negative for the poison.
- A Yonkers woman has pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny for stealing more than $35,000 from the Mount Vernon School District department , according to a statement released by Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
- A 43-year-old man was hit by a Metro-North train and killed just south of the Hartsdale train station in an apparent suicide, according to Metro-North Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders.
- A state grant of more than $350,000 will help revitalize a 29-acre piece of potentially contaminated land around the Mount Vernon East train station, according to the Westchester County Business Journal.
- Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster of Yonkers competed at the 2013 World Masters Athletics/Masters Track and Field World Championships in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she won the gold medal in her specialty event, the women's triple jump , all while working as a nurse and taking care of her two children.
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