The New York Statewide campaign, Green Light New York supports equal access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the state. At present, New York prevents thousands of immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses due to the status of their immigration. As of yet, there are twelve states in the country already provide access to licenses for all residents regardless of their immigration status. The Community Resource Center gave a presentation to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees that asked for a resolution in support of the campaign. Mamaroneck would be following the lead of the Villages of Ossining and Port Chester who recently expressed their collective support. After the presentation, Mayor Norman Rosenblum said they will add the proposal to the work session on January 3rd, and there will be a public hearing on January 9th. The vote will take place after the public hearing.
There is good news for the Larchmont Playhouse. The Playhouse which closed in September 2016, may be opening again soon. Bronxville resident, Michael DiCosimo has signed a contract to buy and upgrade the theater, thanks to donations from the community. Plans to renovate would include new sound and projection systems, new seats, an updated lobby and a potential wine bar. While the contract negotiations are still pending, all parties involved are “cautiously optimistic” that movies will play in the theater once again.
A tow truck driver was killed in a hit-and-run in Harrison just days before the new year. Thirty-two-year-old Salvatore Brescia of Yonkers was hooking up a disabled car to his truck on Interstate 95 when he was hit by a passing car. He was taken to Greenwich Hospital where he was later declared dead. Brescia’s family told sources that he had just purchased a house with his fiancée and the couple was to be married in July of this year. The suspect remains on the run. New York State Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2500 for any information that leads to an arrest. This past Tuesday, hundreds of tow truck drivers, some from as far away as Pennsylvania gathered at Harbor Island to pay tribute to Brescia.
Looking for a place to go for dinner this month? Every Monday through the end of January, you can get a great meal that helps to benefit our television station, LMCTV. Sedona Taphouse on Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck will sell their Black Angus flat iron steak for only $6. One dollar from the sale of each steak will benefit LMCTV For more information and to make reservations, visit sedona-taphouse.com.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Sibylla Chipaziwa, Mamaroneck Review Assistant Editor, Jon Craig, Mamaroneck Daily Voice Assistant Managing Editor and Gabriel Rom, The Journal News Reporter, about their top stories in 2016 and what they think will be the top stories of 2017.
In our LMC Varsity Sports segment, Steve Anastas spoke with Mamaroneck High School Basketball Coach, Tyrone Carter, Jr. about this season’s successful team.
In The Spotlight, Mike Witsch spoke with Elizabeth Saenger of the Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee about their upcoming event on January 8th that will honor local students as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our Pet of the Week is Praline, a sweet dog who loves to play and go on walks with all other dogs. She is shy around humans. The person who is willing to adopt her must have multiple dogs, a fenced-in yard that is at least six feet, no small children and is willing to work slowly with her. For more information on how to adopt Praline or to browse other adorable pets, go to http://www.ny-petrescue.org.
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