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City of Rye Lacks Standing to Challenge a Westchester County Board of Legislators Decision

Over the past several years, this blog has presented several posts on the topic of standing. It is a frequent topic because it is often raised as a threshold issue in zoning and land use cases. If a challenger to an administrative decision fails to establish it has standing, the challenge will be di


Father Of 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has been found dead in the Edmond Town Hall. According to police, 49-year-old Dr. Jeremy Richman died of an apparent suicide.


GUILTY: Illegal Alien from Guatemala Arrested by NRPD for Child Rape Then Freed by Westchester County Despite ICE Detainer, Takes Plea Deal

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Rony Rosario Ramirez appeared in New Rochelle City Court Friday to plead guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17. He was sentenced to time served, a $200 fine, a $250 DNA Test few and issued a 5 year order of protection to sta


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Westchester Man Indicted On Rape Charges

A Northern Westchester man is facing charges alleging that he raped a woman last year. New Castle resident Rami Ghrewati, 54, was arraigned in Westchester County Court last week after being indicted by a grand jury on charges that include rape, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s


Man Kicked 78-Year-Old Lady On Subway For Threatening His Family, Fiancée Claims

The fiancée of a Yonkers, New York, man, who was arrested Saturday for attacking a 78-year-old homeless woman on a Bronx train, said the attack took place after the woman threatened to stab them.


'Something Clearly Went Wrong': Alleged Mob Boss Murderer Returns to NYC to Face Charges

The 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of the Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit earlier this month, returned to Staten Island Monday to face charges.


Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash At Busy Yonkers Intersection

A 25-year-old man was critically injured when he slammed into a vehicle while illegally riding a dirt bike in Yonkers, police said. The incident took place around 10:18 p.m., Sunday, March 24, when two dirt-bike riders traveling north on South Broadway collided with a car whose driver turned left fr


Man shot in front of girlfriend during botched robbery dies from wounds

A Bronx man who was shot in front of his girlfriend during a botched robbery died of his injuries over the weekend, police said Monday. Jensy Amparo, 26, died Saturday at Lincoln Hospital, two days after he was shot as he sat in his car in the Grand Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx.


Stephentown, N.Y.: VITA offering free tax preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will provide free tax return assistance from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Stephentown Memorial Library, 472 State Route 43 at Grange Hall Road.


Suspect Admits To Role In New Rochelle Armed Burglary Scheme

A 30-year-old man has admitted to threatening a man in his home with a weapon, binding him and robbing him in Westchester last year. Bronx resident Augustus Moore has pleaded guilty on Friday, March 22 to robbery and burglary charges while his trial was in progress in Westchester County Court, Distr


Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike

NEW YORK — The Manhattan US Attorney’s office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti “for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational


Accused ‘granny-kicker’s’ co-workers set him up for arrest

Staffers at the highly acclaimed restaurant Frenchette knew they had the accused subway-kicker in their midst — they just had to figure out how to keep him till cops arrived.


Paid Driver From Bedford Hills Stole $11K From Victim, Police Say

A paid driver is facing three felony charges after state police say he stole $11,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester. Troopers received a complaint of fraud from an elderly victim on Friday, March 22.


6 Pedestrians Struck In Bronx Hit-And-Run

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Six pedestrians were hit by a hit and run driver in the Bronx Monday afternoon, police said. It happened near the intersection of 163rd Street and Washington Avenue in the Morrisania section.


Greenwich Man Charged With Assault, Strangulation After Incident Near Byram Restaurant

A Greenwich man has been arrested and charged with assault following an incident outside a restaurant in Byram, police say. Greenwich Police responded to the area of The Famous Greek Kitchen (10 N. Water Street) on the report of an assault Friday, March 22 at around 9:30 p.m.


Fake Inspection Sticker Leads To Arrest

YORKTOWN, NY — A Peekskill man was accused of having a fake inspection sticker for his car. Yorktown police charged Cristian David Rodriguez-Pulido, 20, of Peekskill, with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and false inspection certificate, misdemeanors, and amplified exhaust, a


Blood Pressure Monitors Available At Yonkers Library

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, Yonkers Public Library staff and the American Heart Association, along with Yonkers residents, demonstrated Monday the ease of checking one's blood pressure with an automated blood pressure cuff n


Eight arrested, 20 pounds of pot, $7,000 cash seized in Paterson raid

The police raided an apartment on Main Street, arresting eight people, seizing 20 pounds of drugs, and $7,076 in cash, on Friday evening, according to police director Jerry Speziale.


Appellate court blocks Yonkers’ taking of New York City bus property

An appellate court has thwarted Yonkers’ efforts to seize a crucial 3.6-acre riverfront property that is owned by the city of New York. The Appellate court’s Second Department ruled on March 20 that the proposed condemnation by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency may not be granted under the d