Educator Judy Altman gave a presentation in Mamaroneck on Thursday, as a part of Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum’s Mayor’s Report. She was invited to speak on behalf of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, a non-profit organization that serves Westchester County. She was recently bestowed an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Fordham University. During the presentation, she described the struggles she faced in the Holocaust. Born in Czechoslovakia, the Holocaust took away her childhood. She survived Auschwitz, a death march and several other concentration camps. She became very sick with Typhus and was near death when she was finally liberated by the British. She discussed the life struggles that she faced during the Holocaust and how everything was taken away from her family. Even though Altman lost her entire family, she said that she isn’t angry about what she went through. She thanks God she was saved and is thankful she survived. She said, “hate destroys only you, it doesn’t destroy the hated one. Carrying anger in your heart only destroys you. It eats you up alive so push it away and see the better part of what you can do. Help others.”
With Election Day getting closer, LMCTV is your guide for aspiring public officials at both the local and state levels. Our series, “Meet the Candidates” will introduce local and state candidates to the public, with the intention to divulge their proposals and points of view on current problems that are happening in our community. On November 8th, three Democrats and three Republican candidates are fighting for three seats on the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees. The Democratic candidates are Incumbent Trustee Leon Potok, Victor Tafur and Keith Wait, and the Republican candidates are Maria DeRose, Dennis Cucinella and Malte Stoeckhert. In addition to choosing local trustees, there are two referendums to vote for. The first regards removing the mayor’s ability to appoint members to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board, and the second one regards removing the mayor’s power to appoint the Village Attorney. In each case, a “yes” vote will transfer the power of appointment from the mayor to the Board of Trustees. On the state level, Democratic Incumbent New York State Senator is running against Republican challenger, Julie Killian.
After serving the Village of Mamaroneck for four years, Trustee Ilissa Miller will finish her final term this December. She recently appeared on The Tom Murphy Show, and discussed her point of view on the current administration and pressing issues in the Village. Topics included flooding, new development, the mayor’s powers, the upcoming referendum and her reasons for leaving the board. To watch the interview, log onto http://www.lmctv.org.
54-year-old Katyann Marshall of Mount Vernon was killed in a car accident Monday night in Mamaroneck after she and her car veered off the Mamaroneck Road overpass and hit a highway sign. When police arrived at the scene, she did not have a pulse and CPR performed on her was unsuccessful. She was transported to White Plains Hospital where she was pronounced dead around 9 p.m. Everyone here at the Local Live would like to extend our deepest condolences to Marshall’s family and friends.
In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Helen LaLouisis, who founded Billy the Bull, an anti-bullying campaign, whose mission is to empower individuals and eradicate bullying.
In our Local Live Varsity Sports segment, Ian Sacks and Steve Anastas discuss the best plays of the week in our community.
In the Spotlight features Cosmo’s Martial Arts Center, which is located in the heart of Mamaroneck. Local Live reporter, Michael Bianco spoke with owner and founder, Cosmo Yi about what he offers and what martials arts are all about.
In our Lifestyle segment, Peter Malavenda spoke with diet technician, Beatrice Paganini about new healthy ideas for your kids’ lunch.
Our Pet of the Week is Phoebe, a one-year-old Min Pin who weighs about seven pounds. She loves to go on long walks and needs a safe place where she can run free. She is super affectionate and loves to give cuddles. She would do best in a home with older children and with someone who will give her all the attention she loves. For more information on Phoebe and other pets, go to http://www.ny-petrescue.org.
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