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A street is seen in Mount Vernon, NY (file)

Habitat For Humanity Of Westchester Aims To Clean Up Mount Vernon

In a city that is often only noted for crime and poverty, it’s hard to see the beauty of Mount Vernon, with the trash and abandoned lots around the city.

07/29/2011

Smartphone (credit: clipart.com)

Use Your Smartphone To Park In White Plains

More multi-space meters have been installed, making all city-run garages equipped with the high-tech meters.

07/29/2011

A hotel room door (file / credit: Donald Bowers/for Extra)

Rockland Business Association Backs Hotel Occupancy Tax

You don’t usually hear of a business group supporting a new tax.

07/28/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Meets With HUD Secretary In Washington

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he came to no agreement with Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about Westchester’s housing desegregation settlement.

07/27/2011

The seal of Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Considers Drastic Cuts To Balance Budget

Scott Vanderhoef said the county has a perfect storm of financial issues.

07/27/2011

Pizza Boxes (file / credit: clipart.com)

Democratic District Leader Charged In Harrison Pizza Prank

Harrison Democratic district leader Maria Polera has been charged with sending unauthorized pizzas to the home of the town’s mayor Joan Walsh for about a year.

07/26/2011

Timothy J. Rooney, Sr. speaks at the groundbreaking for the expansion of Empire City - Yonkers, NY - Jul 26, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Ground Broken For Expansion Of Empire City Casino

As patrons streamed into the Empire City casino at Yonkers Raceway, golden shovels went into the dirt, breaking ground on a new $40 million expansion on Tuesday.

07/26/2011

Chicks (file / credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

What Makes A Farm? Debate In Cortlandt Over Whether Property Can Be Classified As A Farm

In a unanimous vote, the Cortlandt town board passed a resolution asking the Westchester County board not to allow a six-acre piece of property on Croton Avenue to be classified as a farm.

07/26/2011

Hudson River sewage

Pumps Now Working At Harlem Sewage Plant; Beaches Could Open Soon

New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.

07/22/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Federal Suit Alleges Westchester School District Discriminated Against Pregnant Worker

The U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York has filed a civil rights against the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District.

07/22/2011

Bronx residents cooling off to beat the hear. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Hits Record-High 102; Excessive Heat Warning Until Late Friday

Teterboro, N.J., reached 100 degrees and Central Park hit a high of 97. With the humidity factored in, the 97-degree temperature in Central Park actually felt like 109 degrees.

07/21/2011

House (file / credit: clipart.com)

NY Lawmaker Tries To Help Homeowners Save Money By Going Green

St. Sen. David Carlucci is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Power New York Act of 2011.

07/21/2011

Lesbian Couple (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Attorney Advises Caution For Gay And Lesbian Couples And Marriage

With same sex marriage becoming a reality in New York State this Sunday, an attorney has some advice.

07/20/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and St. Sen. Charles Fuschillo in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge - Tarrytown, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Come To Consensus: Tappan Zee Bridge Has Got To Go

On Tuesday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino took State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Sen. Charles Fuschillo, the chairman of the transportation committee, on a tour of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.

07/19/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Fuming Over Housing Settlement

Rob Astorino says he won’t work with a gun to his head.

07/15/2011

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