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  1. The Hudson Gateway Association Of Realtors Elects First Black President

    The Hudson Gateway Association Of Realtors Elects First Black President

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A century-old real estate trade organization based in the city has its first black president.The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors welcomed Dorothy Botsoe, owner of Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc. in White Plains.Botsoe is the first black president to be appointed to this position since the Association’s inception in 1916 as the Westchester County Realty Board, ...

  2. Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $700K In Fraud Scheme

    Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $700K In Fraud Scheme

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Yonkers woman pleaded guilty in court Friday to one count of wire fraud stemming from her theft of more than $700,000 from her Stamford employer, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.Rosemarie Collazo, 51, waived her right to indictment and made her plea in Bridgeport before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. ...

  3. Thor Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Thor Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- -Thor is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever/ English Pointer mix temporarily residing at the SPCA of Westchester.The shelter's featured pet of the week is "a big sweetheart with a healthy dose of goofball thrown in," according to the notice.This active male loves playing outside, going for runs, and is happiest in a home where he can get a lot of ...

  4. Mount Vernon Native Denzel Washington's New Film Opening In Pelham

    Mount Vernon Native Denzel Washington's New Film Opening In Pelham

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- A star of the new film "Fences" will field questions after the show at the Wednesday, Dec. 21 screening at the Pelham Picture House. Mount Vernon native Denzel Washington is the director and star of "Fences," which also stars Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. The three were part of the 2010 Broadway revival and return in their same roles on ...

  5. Celebration Of Praise And Thanksgiving Recognizing Wartburg’s 150th

    Celebration Of Praise And Thanksgiving Recognizing Wartburg’s 150th

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The senior service provider Wartburg, headquartered in Mount Vernon, held a special chapel service last month to round out a 150-year anniversary celebration.A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving in its historic chapel was attended by 165 people, including board members, religious leaders, community members, residents and guests. “The remarkable story of ...

  6. Metro-North Probes Missing Funds From Alcohol Sales At Grand Central

    Metro-North Probes Missing Funds From Alcohol Sales At Grand Central

    Alcohol and beer will not be sold on platforms at Grand Central Terminal amid a "missing funds" investigation by Metro-North, according to multiple reports.Money - amounts not specified - reportedly was discovered missing from the beverage sales off of bar carts at platform entrances, lohud said, citing officials.Eighteen commissary carts and two commissary counters were ...

  7. Mount Vernon Water Saving Programs Creates Jobs For Plumbers, Contractors

    Mount Vernon Water Saving Programs Creates Jobs For Plumbers, Contractors

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- There is good news for plumbers and contractors in Mount Vernon.A program to create jobs for local tradespeople has been announced by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the city's Water Commissioner, Anthony Della Mura, Sr.An informational session about this "Water Savings Program" was held Monday by the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply. It ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, please email pleasantville@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Last week, the Girl Scout float made its debut in the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float’s theme, “Building a Better World,” displayed the very definition of what a ...

  9. Mount Vernon Art Gallery Sister-Owners Receive Women In Business Award

    Mount Vernon Art Gallery Sister-Owners Receive Women In Business Award

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon art gallery identical twin-sister owners Sharon Mackey-McGee and Karen Mackey Witherspoon have been named “914INC Women in Business” awardees. Their Mackey Twins Art Gallery in Mount Vernon sells exclusive works of artists of color in the tristate area.The women are one among 18 winners profiled in the 914INC magazine’s fourth-quarter issue.The tribute ...

  10. Westchester Substitute Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Trump Debate

    Westchester Substitute Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Trump Debate

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A substitute teacher in the the White Plains School District claims he was asked to leave his job over a classroom Trump discussion in October.Charles Michelsen told Daily Voice that White Plains High School Principal Ellen Doherty made the move because of a "current events" discussion he initiated at the end of an art photography class he was teaching as ...

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