August 2013

Judge Voids Every Astorino Petition in Independence Party of Westchester Primary

August 12, 2013 - 18:31

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Judge J. Emmett Murphy of the Westchester County Supreme Court has invalidated all of the roughly 2,700 petitions filed by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to get his name on the ballot for the Independence Party of Westchester in September.

J. Emmett Murphy is a Democrat.

Jobsites in New Rochelle where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

August 12, 2013 - 16:08

According to, anumber of jobsites in New Rochelle, NY have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

New Rochelle School District Retracts False Claims Attributed to Westchester County Department of Health on Risks From Davis Asbestos Incident

August 11, 2013 - 16:48

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In response to complaints by the Westchester County Department of Health, the City School of District of New Rochelle has retracted some but not all of the false claims the District attributed to the Westchester County Department of Health earlier this week regarding the risk to staff, students and visitors to the George M. Davis Elementary School following an asbestos exposure incident.

Thruway Authority Refunds Tolls To Motorists Who Were U-Turned Due To July 23 Wrong-Way Driver Accident On Tappan Zee Bridge

August 10, 2013 - 20:41

ALBANY, NY -- Motorists who were U-turned on the Tappan Zee Bridge following the serious accident on July 23 that closed all northbound lanes for six hours have received thousands of dollars in refunds for bridge tolls that they paid that night, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

Nighttime Paving on Main Street in New Rochelle August 12-15

August 10, 2013 - 20:27

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Milling and paving operations have been scheduled for the downtown August 12-15. Streets include Main Street from Division Street to North Avenue, Memorial Highway from Main Street to the entrance of the Library Parking Lot, and Westchester Place. Due to the high volume of daytime traffic, work will be done at night from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Parking on affected roadways will be prohibited as of 7:00 PM each evening. Roads may be closed intermittently while work is being done. Work will be scheduled as conditions permit.