The Bee-Line Bus System will resume full service beginning Monday, June 15. All routes will be in operation and on their regular schedule. Riders are still encouraged to use the system for essential travel only. Bee-Line has previously taken every precaution to protect passengers and drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the implementation of rear-door boarding and the elimination of payment transactions. At this time, rear-door boarding practices are still in place
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 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
The Westchester County (NY) Chapter of the Links Incorporated’s COVID 19 Community Response Committee addressed food insecurity for individuals, families and frontline workers. Partnering with FreshDirect 100 boxes of food were delivered to The Dole Center in Mount Vernon where Community Services Associates (Mount Vernon) distributed to families and frontline workers.
As a young child, I was unfortunate enough to have a trace of reddish hair and relatively pale skin for a Black person – remnants of an interracial rape three generations distant in my family tree.
While I measured my misfortune in personal terms – being taunted by my elementary schoolmates as “a little white boy” – the greater dilemma my physical appearance evidenced was the catastrophe of white supremacy that has plagued the entire world over the past four centuries.
George Floyd’s murder has brought America’s attention once again to the systemic racism that informs policing, prisons, banking, housing, healthcare, and education.
The protests are not just about the pain brought on by the murder of George Floyd. They are about the pain brought on by 400 years of lynching, oppression, and discrimination. And yet, anti-brutality protests continue to be met with brutal force by police in cities across the country. To the police, unarmed Black
“The tragic and senseless loss of Black lives to police-involved violence over the last several years -- and the callous indifference to justice in response – should have been enough to persuade the nation of the need for dramatic change. The last several days have made it impossible to ignore. … Our communities, already saturated in grief over the COVID-19 pandemic, have been pushed to the brink by relentless police brutality and vigilante injustice. Now, white nationalis
Do you see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel? With all 50 states and the District of Columbia) either lifting “shelter in place” orders or relaxing them, with restaurants opening, albeit at half capacity, things seem to be slowly returning to “normal” whatever that is. Many of us are still “social distancing,” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control as staying six feet away from each other and covering our noses and mouths. We are in a recession. It won’t
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (06.08.2020) -- Before Minneapolis police officers caused the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, White Plains police officers caused the death of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. on November 19, 2011. In response to the killing, the Estate of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. filed suit against the officers and the City of White Plains, alleging claims of unlawful entry and excessive force. A recently issued court ruling gives the Estate an opportunity to breathe, fo