The state has received over 25,000 complaints concerning a business in violation of the reopening guidelines. We are deeply disappointed to see videos of people out in the street, drinks in hand, ignoring social distancing guidelines (as well as open container laws) — many not wearing masks. While I understand that we are all tired of the constraints of this situation, now is not the time to let our guard down.
In 22 states that are reopening, there have been significant ri
Mount Vernon, NY expects to receive $11 million in federal funds over the five-year period, 2020-2024. Approximately $2.2 million per year, over the next few years, will be used to address the City’s housing, homelessness, infrastructure, economic development, and community development needs.
The idea that $2.2 million could meet the needs of the third-largest and most densely populated city in Westchester County requires a lot of imagination. However, for an individual, s
The President of the United States hit a new low when he used the military to clear DC’s Lafayette Park of citizens. They were exercising their First Amendment rights of speech and assembly while the president was exhibiting a chest-thumping use of force. He brandished a Bible, something which he seems not to have read. That was his low, and he got even worse in his offensive rhetoric, especially about the murder of George Floyd and the protests of police brutality. He sto
“What we are witnessing is the birth of a new movement in our country with thousands coming together in every state marching to demand a change that ends police brutality, holds police officers accountable, and calls for transparency. For over 100 years, Black communities in America have sadly been marching against police abuse and calling for the police to protect and serve them as they do others. Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what we saw on the str
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links recently celebrated 70 years of providing service through friendship – an enduring commitment that has enhanced the quality of life for generations of African American children, seniors, and families in communities across the County.
Chartered by nine women, dedicated to enriching and sustaining the cultural and economic survival of Westchester’s African-American communities, the Westchester Chapter joined
(White Plains, NY) – In an effort to prepare the community for summer programs and camps, the Westchester County Youth Bureau has enlisted the support of several of the County’s medical experts to provide updates on SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19 related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in children and youth. Although there has been a decline in such cases, the Westchester County Youth Bureau aims to inform the broader community on prevention and early detection of communi
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today applauded the United States Supreme Court for ruling, in a 6-3 decision, that employers cannot fire LGBTQ+ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The court ruled that employment discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ population violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The court’s decision resolved three cases considered together: Altitude Express v. Zarda; Bostock v. Clayton Co
On Friday, June 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a series of police reforms passed earlier in the week by the state legislature. This is transformative and historic.
These reforms included a repeal of a measure that shielded police disciplinary records from public review, which 16 members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators had urged passage of in a letter to our state legislative delegation.
The “Say Their Name” Reform Agenda package was passed followi