Port Chester, NY

Sacred Heart announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Sacred Heart Greenwich announced that Nadia Borja ‘23 was named a 2023 Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). Of the more than 1.5 million eligible high school juniors who entered the program only 16,000, or one percent, have been nationally recognized as Semifinalists. The NMSC, a not-for-profit...

NYPD sergeant accused of shoplifting sues Macy’s for racial profiling, false arrest

An NYPD sergeant arrested for shoplifting in a Yonkers Macy’s is suing the department store giant, claiming security guards falsely arrested her and ruined her career. In a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, Sgt. Eva Pena says she was a “loyal longtime customer” of Macy’s until Sept. 3, 2019, when store security and Yonkers police “falsely arrested her and is maliciously prosecuting her ...

Westchester cop killer to be paroled 46 years after murder

A Missouri man who killed a Westchester County cop with his own gun 46 years ago is set to be released on parole despite efforts hoping to keep him behind bars. Anthony Blanks, 69, could leave Sing Sing as soon as Oct. 18 after completing a community reintegration program, the state Department of Correction and Community Supervision said. Blanks was convicted of first-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon after killing Larchmont Officer Arthur DeMatte with his own service gun in 1976. The 20-year police veteran had been trying to remove Blanks from the New Haven Railroad track after receiving a call...

Housing Authority Is Suing Greenwich P&Z over Conditions of Approval for Vinci Gardens

Last week we published a story quoting Sam Romeo the chair of the board of Greenwich’s housing authority, “Greenwich Communities,” saying on his Thursday radio show on WGCH 1490 “Greenwich Matters” that in response to untenable conditions of the Sept 8 P&Z approval for Vinci Gardens, they would re-submit the application under the state’s 8-30g affordable housing statute.
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Stamford police promote 11 officers, most in nearly 20 years

STAMFORD — Eleven city police officers were promoted last week, the most such promotions in a single day in nearly 20 years. In total, two officers were raised to the rank of captain, five officers were promoted to lieutenant and six were granted the rank of sergeant. “These promotions...

Police Blotter: Dangerous Commute; Being a Tool & More

The police blotter is a highlight of recent activity from the City of Rye Police Department. If you appreciate the hard work of our local police men and women, please consider supporting our RyeFIRST campaign to honor our first responders and help address food insecurity in Westchester County. Nickel for...

Woman Charged with Forgery after Bogus Benjamins Used on Greenwich Ave

On Sept 23 a Whitestone, NY woman turned herself in at Greenwich Police headquarters on an outstanding warrant for Larceny 6 and Forgery 1. Back on July 17, Greenwich Police were dispatched to Athleta on 350 Greenwich Avenue on a report of the store receiving counterfeit one hundred dollar bills.

Westchester doctor seeks to topple ‘Squad’ member Rep. Jamaal Bowman

A pediatrician who served as the mayor of Scarsdale is launching a long-shot bid to topple New York’s newest “Squad” member, Rep. Jamaal Bowman. Dr. Miriam Levitt Flisser, a registered independent running on the Republican Party line, said Bowman is too far to the left of residents in the district on issues such as crime, border security, the economy and defending Israel. The 16th Congressional District includes Westchester County and a sliver of The Bronx. “Bowman is not representative of the people of the district. He’s much more extreme,” said Levitt Flisser, 76, who is currently medical director of the Bronxville School District. “Crime is a...