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Yonkers gang member sentenced for teen's murder

The man responsible for the murder of 16-year-old Ka'Shawn Phillips in Yonkers more than 12 years ago was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Juan Martinez, aka "KJ," a member of the Yonkers faction of the violent Trinitarios Gang, was involved with a fistfight with Phillips at a pickup basket

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:03

Bronx-born rap star Cardi B accuses NYPD cop of putting her in banned chokehold

The hip hop star Cardi B claimed in a social media post that cops put her in a banned chokehold, but never filed an official complaint about it. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, 24, said on Twitter Tuesday, "I can't believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now s--- is crazy these

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:17:05

Unemployment rate stalls in lower Hudson Valley

The unemployment rate in the lower Hudson Valley has stalled, according to state Department of Labor statistics, even as the national rate improved. The 4.6 percent August unemployment rate in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties is the same as in July and up from 4.3 percent a year ago. The ci

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 15:12:33

Webster Bank CEO James C. Smith retiring

James C. Smith, only the second CEO in the 82-year history of Webster Financial, is retiring from the bank his father founded and will be succeeded by company president John R. Ciulla, effective Jan. 1. Ciulla will also join Waterbury-headquartered Webster's board of directors. He is also the board

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:13:30

Jepsen, AG coalition demands info from opioid makers including Purdue Pharma

A bipartisan coalition of 39 state attorneys general, including Connecticut's George Jepsen, have demanded information and documents from several manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs, including Stamford-based Purdue Pharma. Jepsen said the attorneys general are pooling resourc

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:57:22

Conn. has second-highest median household income: Census

Connecticut residents are in the money, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Median household income in the state rose by nearly 3 percent in 2016 to $75,923, the bureau said, making it second only to New Hampshire at $76,260. The national median stood at $59,039 - an increase in real terms

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:30:17

Mercogliano: U.S. Soccer Academy opening itself to more criticism

Bronxville's Rachael Peacock and Irvington's Zoe Maxwell match up during a game at Irvington. They both decided to play for their high school teams, rather than academy soccer. Peter Carr/The Journal News By this point, most soccer fans have seen the fiery rant from ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas. If you

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 11:00:03

Harbor Island Beer Fest returns; plus, grape stomping, more

After closing its doors earlier in 2017, the Tapp has reopened with a new kitchen, and updated menu, and a redesigned bar and dining room. Seth Harrison/lohud Welcome to the Stir It Up Guide, a short roundup of culinary happenings throughout the Lower Hudson Valley each week. If you're looking to e

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 20:03:22

Florida boat mystery has New Rochelle link

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - A 45-foot sailboat with "New Rochelle NY" painted on the back has drawn spectators and sparked speculation about how it ran aground recently in Florida. "Cuki," based out of a port in Key West, washed ashore this week at Spessard Holland South Beach Park. Was she driven out i

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 09:57:06

Mark Sidgwick's Film and Entertainment Blog: "Battle of the Sexes" and TPH Picnic in the Park

I attended the sixth annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser for The Picture House this past Saturday, which included a pre-release showing of the much-anticipated film "Battle of the Sexes," starring Oscar-winner Emma Stone and former "Office" star Steve Carell. This sold-out, yearly event is a great

PELHAMPLUS.COM - 2017-09-21 05:15:00

Huguenot Memoria; Church's New Pastor is Rev. Dr. Paul Seelman

Pelham's Huguenot Memorial Church, a Presbyterian USA Church, welcomed Reverend Dr. Paul Seelman as its 14th Installed Pastor on August 21. Reverend Seelman moved to Pelham with his wife Kathy after serving for seven years as the Executive Pastor at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.

PELHAMPLUS.COM - 2017-09-21 05:09:00

New Rochelle: Downtown parking garage closed until further notice

NEW ROCHELLE - A deteriorating, two-story parking structure in the city's downtown will be closed until further notice. Pieces of the Church-Division street garage fell from the first floor ceiling Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured, New Rochelle officials said, but the 388-space garage will r

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:03

Danbury OTB parlor wins zoning commission approval

Danbury's first off-track-betting (OTB) parlor has taken a major step forward, following the city's zoning commission's 6-3 vote in favor of approving a zoning regulation amendment. The issue - long a bone of contention for several Danbury residents and businesses - now goes to Danbury's 21-member C

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:38:55

Accuspec sells Monroe site for $1.2 million

The 15,200-square-foot Monroe office of Accuspec Inc., a manufacturer's representative for air and water flow technologies, was sold for $1.2 million.600 Pepper St. The 4.9-acre property at 600 Pepper St. was sold to Torrington-based 600 Pepper Street LLC at $78.95 per square foot. The buyer plans t

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:25:30

Astorino signs executive order on immigrants

The move comes after the Westchester County executive vetoed a bill that offered protections to undocumented immigrants. WHITE PLAINS - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino signed an executive order today directing county staff not to inquire about a person's immigration status except in specif

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 19:05:47

Ginsburg Development breaks ground on Peekskill townhomes

Ginsburg Development has broken ground on its latest project in Peekskill, Gateway Townhomes. The company plans to build 16 rowhouse condominiums at 700 Main St. in Peekskill. The new development will include triplex two- and three-bedroom homes ranging from 1,649Martin Ginsburg was joined by a host

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:02:01

Family Services of Westchester Receives $331,250 Grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Port Chester, NY- A $331,250 grant to Family Services of Westchester (FSW) will help launch a new initiative, Bringing Fathers Back, that aims to reduce recidivism and reinforce ties to family and community by providing mentors for young fathers who are returning home after incarceration. Bringing F

BLACKWESTCHESTER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:51:39

Smithsonian free museum day is Saturday

You can visit a museum free on Saturday, thanks to the Smithsonian Magazine. On its 13th annual Museum Day Live! participating museums across the U.S. open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. The effort emulates the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 13:46:03

Why It's a Better Time for Buyers on a Budget to Purchase a Home

Tales of home buying woe abound, from sticker shock to being outbid on the home of your dreams. But it may be a good time to become a homeowner after all. Clare Trapasso, provided by Those thinking about buying a home have probably heard all the tales of woe from other buyers out there: Sticker shoc

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-20 13:25:30

Rockland County enters agreement with NJ Transit, Metro-North

COUNTY PRESS RELEASE- Rockland County was able to gain agreements from NJ Transit and Metro-North after expressing frustration with lack of notice and limited options for commuters during scheduled repair work, County Executive Ed Day said. "Due to our efforts, Rockland commuters who use the rails

ROCKLANDTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:21