The Local Live #236 Community Resource Center 20 Years of Service 11/29/18 — December 13, 2018

The Local Live #236 Community Resource Center 20 Years of Service 11/29/18


Mamaroneck Teachers Association, or MTA, rallied in front Mamaroneck High School prior to the school board meeting. A grand total of $49.7 million. The next step is the community vote, which is scheduled for February 15, 2019.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer recently released his proposed $1.9 billion operating budget for 2019; an increase of about 5.5% from the 2018 proposed budget. In the meantime, the financial rating firms downgraded the county from last year’s Triple A to this year’s Double A+ Bond Rating.

There was an open forum regarding New York state’s Open Meetings and Freedom of Information laws.

In the Rye Neck school district, the smoking prohibition on campus grounds has been expanding to include e-cigarettes and other various tobacco and nicotine products.

In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin sits with Jirandy Martinez, executive director of the Community Resource Center, and Janet Rolon, deputy executive Director of the CRC, to talk about the 20th anniversary of the center.

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The Local Live #237 “Catch Up On Local News” 12/6/18 —

The Local Live #237 “Catch Up On Local News” 12/6/18


On Monday, December 3rd during the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees meeting, newly elected Democratic trustee, Dan Natchez was sworn, along with Victor Tafur and Keith Waitt, who were both re-elected in the recent election.

On Tuesday December 4th, Westchester County Majority Leader and Seventh District Legislator, Catherine Parker was on hand during a town hall meeting about the County budget.

Westchester County Executive Latimer signed the Anti-Wage Theft Bill into law on November 29th. The law protects workers and consumers against home improvement contractors who fail to pay or underpay their employees.

On Monday, December 3rd, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed the “Fair Chance to Work”, or “Ban the Box” Law, where qualified people with prior convictions are not required to disclose such information when filling out job applications.

On Friday, December 7th, three residents from Larchmont and Mamaroneck were honored at the 36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards. The event was held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.

A recap of the Mamaroneck Tree Lighting and the Larchmont Light Up events are featured in our In the Spotlight segment.

On Sunday, December 9th, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck hosted a Handel’s Messiah musical afternoon, at 4:00 pm. The program featured the Orchestra of Baroque along with the Choir of St. Thomas.

The Local Live #237 “36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards” —

The Local Live #237 “36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards”


On Friday, December 7th, three residents from Larchmont and Mamaroneck were honored at the 36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards. The event was held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. County Executive George Latimer honored the achievements of seventy-one senior citizens from the county who have improved the quality of life through their professional and volunteer work. Congratulations to Benita Marks and George Roniger from Larchmont and Coralie Joseph from Mamaroneck!

The Local Live #237 “2018 Mamaroneck Tree Lighting” —
The Local Live #237 “County Work Laws” —

The Local Live #237 “County Work Laws”


Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Anti-Wage Theft Bill into law on November 29th. The law protects workers and consumers against home improvement contractors who fail to pay or underpay their employees.

On Monday, December 3rd, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed the “Fair Chance to Work”, or “Ban the Box” Law, where qualified people with prior convictions are not required to disclose such information when filling out job applications. However, they can be asked about their criminal history during the interview process, and the law also allows for background checks after initial applications.

The Local Live #237 “Budget Town Hall” —

The Local Live #237 “Budget Town Hall”


On Tuesday December 4th, Westchester County Majority Leader and Seventh District Legislator, Catherine Parker was on hand during a town hall meeting about the County budget. A resident from the Town of Mamaroneck commented about the Board of Elections, especially given the events nationwide last month. Westchester County Executive will be this month’s Local Summit was will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 am at the Nautilus Diner, to answer more questions on his proposed 2019 budget.

The Local Live #236 “Mamaroneck School Board Meeting” —

The Local Live #236 “Mamaroneck School Board Meeting”


On the evening of November 27th, members of the Mamaroneck Teachers Association, or MTA, rallied in front Mamaroneck High School prior to the school board meeting.

The tiered classroom at the high school was over capacity as members filled both seats and aisles to show their support for their organization’s president, Janet Knight, who spoke at the start of the meeting.

During that meeting, the school board unanimously voted to pass the proposed capital bond, a grand total of $49.7 million. The next step is the community vote, which is scheduled for February 15, 2019.

The Local Live #236 “Freeman Open Meeting Laws” —
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