With hot and humid weather forecast and temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees in parts of the county this week, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. As temperatures rise, residents are advised to avoid strenuous activity, drink plenty of non-alcoholic, uncaffeinated beverages and take precautions to prevent heat-related illness.
Prospective homebuyers who were out in force during the first several months of 2016 came to the closing table during the second quarter to post a five-year high of transactions. Realtors in the four-county area comprising the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, a subsidiary of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, reported 4,526 closings of single family houses, condominiums, cooperatives and 2-4 family houses, an increase of 23% over the 3,669 closings reported in the second quarter of last year. The powerful second quarter results continued the strong recovery in this region that commenced in 2011.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the legislation that Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins worked so hard on – authorizing the Town of Greenburgh to phase in the impacts of reassessment for those whose taxes will go up for two years. By the third year all taxpayers will pay 100% of the taxes owed.
The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park ServiceThis month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue to uphold and upkeep. Today there are more than 400 parks and historic sites to visit, far and near, large and small. Here I share my personal experience with just a few.
MTA Chief Shares Details of $29.5 Billion Transit Plan
As Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Thomas Prendergast is steering a $29.5 billion, five-year capital program, the largest and most comprehensive in the organization’s history. And he’s keenly aware of how vital the MTA’s service and performance – specifically that of Metro-North – is to Westchester’s economic development and transit-oriented development.
Blood Emergency: End-of-Summer Blood Drive in Pleasantville
While it is not unusual for the blood supply to decrease to low levels towards the end of summer, this year a blood emergency was declared on May 24th and it still has not been remedied. A full crisis is being averted on a day-to-day basis. If the need for blood were to spike due to any reason, lives could be lost if supplies are not on the shelf and blood needs to be shipped in from other areas. Those potentially affected include accident and burn victims, cancer patients, premature babies, women with complications of labor and delivery, etc.
Upcoming Shows at Westchester Broadway Theatre
Read on for a complete listing of upcoming shows at Westchester Broadway Theatre:
Million Dollar Quartet
The Smash hit musical inspired by the famed recording session in Memphis in 1956 that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes", "Fever", "That's All Right," "Great Balls Of Fire", "Walk The Line", "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On", "Hound Dog" and much more.
July 21 to September 11, 2016