Swyonkers's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:38:46 -0400 HamletHub.com Free Recycle Bins for Yonkers Residents http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2057-free-recycle-bins-for-yonkers-residents2057-free-recycle-bins-for-yonkers-residents http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2057-free-recycle-bins-for-yonkers-residents2057-free-recycle-bins-for-yonkers-residents

Today Mayor Mike Spano announced the distribution of the new, free recycling bins for our residents!

Stop by the Yonkers Recycling Center starting tomorrow, located at 735 Saw Mill River Road to get yours!

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Politics Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:39:24 -0400
Confederate Flag Flies in Yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2056-confederate-flag-flies-in-yonkers2056-confederate-flag-flies-in-yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2056-confederate-flag-flies-in-yonkers2056-confederate-flag-flies-in-yonkers

The downtown Yonkers parking area better known as Chicken Island hosts a carnival every year. Crowds flock to the lively atmosphere replete with children's amusement rides and games.

This year, a worker displayed the confederate flag in a trailer on the grounds.  The flag is often interpreted as a symbol of segregation. http://westchester.news12.com/news/yonkers-residents-upset-over-confederate-flag-found-at-carnival-on-chicken-island-1.13499550

Yonkers Parking officials demanded that the flag be taken down. In 2015, a Palestinian flag, along with several other countries, was hung to celebrate the diverse merchants in the South Broadway corridor. It too was removed by the City of Yonkers. http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/1652-palestinian-flag-flies-in-yonkers




Check out www.yonkersvoice.com for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZhjmiwUqJc

Confederate Flag Displayed in Yonkers

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:47:11 -0400
Yonkers Aqueduct Trail Clean Up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2055-yonkers-aqueduct-trail-clean-up2055-yonkers-aqueduct-trail-clean-up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2055-yonkers-aqueduct-trail-clean-up2055-yonkers-aqueduct-trail-clean-up

Join Mayor Mike Spano
and local volunteers in beautifying our section
of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Please pre-register by emailing parks@yonkersny.gov
or by calling (914) 377-6429. Volunteers may also sign up at the event.
Community Service Eligible. Consent forms required for those under 18.

Visit http://www.yonkersny.gov/home/showdocument?id=14965 for details  or call 914-377-6429.

9:00 AM Registration – Parks Department • 285 Nepperhan Avenue
10:00 AM – Press Conference
10:15 AM – 2:00 PM Clean-up Aqueduct

Meet outside Parks Department
Parking available behind Parks Administration Building
Event will take place Rain or Shine
Transportation will be available to take volunteers to
clean-up sites along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail.

Editor's note.(photo shows recent graffiti in OCA  at the Lamartine  Avenue Section)

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Events Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:26 -0400
Sixth Stabbing in Yonkers in Ten Days http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2054-sixth-stabbing-in-yonkers-in-ten-days2054-sixth-stabbing-in-yonkers-in-ten-days http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2054-sixth-stabbing-in-yonkers-in-ten-days2054-sixth-stabbing-in-yonkers-in-ten-days

At approximately 1:50 am, April 17th, 2017, Yonkers Police responded to a call of  a stabbing at 263 Warburton Avenue in the downtown area. 

 Police found two men aged 26 and 36 who had been wounded. They were taken to a nearby hospital and are in stable condition. 

According to officials,  a woman at that location stated that  her 52-year-old roommate had returned home intoxicated  and stabbed her  sons with a pocketknife during a dispute.

This is the sixth stabbing incident in Yonkers in the past ten days. One resulted in a fatality when a nineteen year old was killed over the weekend at his job in the Ridge Hill Mall theater.

Check out www.yonkersvoice.com for more info.



aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:23:25 -0400
Toy Easter Egg Recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2053-toy-easter-egg-recall2053-toy-easter-egg-recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2053-toy-easter-egg-recall2053-toy-easter-egg-recall

Name of product:
Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys

If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.


This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly.  The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs.

Consumer Contact:

Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “School/Stationery/Seasonal” for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

aseward100@aol.com (Consumer Product Safety Commission) Life Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:06:50 -0400
Yonkers Training for Activists http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2052-yonkers-training-for-activists2052-yonkers-training-for-activists http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2052-yonkers-training-for-activists2052-yonkers-training-for-activists

There will be activist training at the Yonkers Public Library led by the group Westchester for Change.

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 4/19/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

 Organizing 101: Training for New & Seasoned Activists

Location: Yonkers Room   1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:41:47 -0400
Yonkers Easter Egg Hunt http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2051-yonkers-downtown-easter-egg-hunt2051-yonkers-downtown-easter-egg-hunt http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2051-yonkers-downtown-easter-egg-hunt2051-yonkers-downtown-easter-egg-hunt

Apr 15
Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Der Donck Park, Dock St, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt 11am Registration 12pm Start in Van Der Donck Park

Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bark And Purr Yonkers, 1 Pierpointe St, Yonkers, NY 10705, USA

1st Annual Bark& Purr Easter Pet Parade. Registration takes place from 10am-1pm , 1pm Parade Start at 1 Pierpointe Street. Parade ends at Van Der Donck Park.

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Life Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:03:27 -0400
Free Senior Dance Coming Up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2050-free-senior-dance-coming-up2050-free-senior-dance-coming-up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2050-free-senior-dance-coming-up2050-free-senior-dance-coming-up

If you are sixty or older, the City of Yonkers invites you to boogie down at Castle Royale on 92 Waverly Street in Yonkers. 

The free event will be April 20th,2017, from 11:30-3:30 in the afternoon. Food will be served also. 

There will be music to make everyone happy ranging from Cuban, Carib to the Oldies.

Call 914-377-6443 for more info.

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Life Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:39:30 -0400
Hasid Man Transgenders To Become Woman http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2048-hasid-man-transgenders-to-become-woman2048-hasid-man-transgenders-to-become-woman http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2048-hasid-man-transgenders-to-become-woman2048-hasid-man-transgenders-to-become-woman

Abby Stein was a father and a husband in an upstate Hasidic community. In 2012, he decided he no longer wanted to continue life as a male.

Once the decision was made,  he began his journey to become a transgender woman. Hear her story on "Westchester Eye On The Radio", Monday April 10, 2017 from 3-4pm.  Abby will be a guest for the hour.

The show will be broadcast live on WVOX 1460AM. It will also be streamed online at www.wvox.com. Phone calls and comments can be made live at 914-636-0110.


How A Hasidic Jew Came Out As A Transgender Woman

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:49:41 -0400
Yonkers New National Guard Commander http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2047-yonkers-new-national-guard-commander2047-yonkers-new-national-guard-commander http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2047-yonkers-new-national-guard-commander2047-yonkers-new-national-guard-commander

 New York Army National Guard Major Ian Seagriff, a New York City Fire Fighter and a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, will take command of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion during a change of command ceremony on Sunday, April 9 at the Police Athletic League Center in Yonkers.

In attendance will be Major Ian Seagriff, the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Diane Armbruster, the outgoing commander, and Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command who will act as the presiding officer.

 A traditional change of command ceremony in which the outgoing commander will pass the colors of the battalion to the incoming commander. The ceremony was originally designed so that Soldiers could actually see who their new commander would be and also see that the unit's colors-its flag and the symbol of authority-was being transferred. Armbruster will pass the unit's colors to Natali, who in turn will hand them to Seagriff, symbolizing the transfer of authority for the battalion.

 11 a.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017. The Police Athletic League is located at 127 N. Broadway, Yonkers NY. 914-375-1080.


aseward100@aol.com (Realmedia Newswire) Politics Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:44:07 -0400
Mayor Spano Wants to Talk to You http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2045-mayor-spano-wants-to-talk-to-you2045-mayor-spano-wants-to-talk-to-you http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2045-mayor-spano-wants-to-talk-to-you2045-mayor-spano-wants-to-talk-to-you

 Mayor Mike Spano will be live on Facebook for about 20 minutes answering questions about any topics regarding the City of Yonkers.
 The question and answer session will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 11:30AM on Facebook. 
aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Politics Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:34:11 -0400
Water Alert http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2044-water-alert2044-water-alert http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2044-water-alert2044-water-alert

Residents in Yonkers, Mt Vernon, Scarsdale, Larchmont and the Town and Village of Mamaroneck may have experienced low or no water pressure this morning.

The issue has now been resolved and the water remains safe to use. The issue began at approximately 6 a.m. and water pressure should be fully restored to all residents by 10:30 a.m.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored/brown water due to the disturbance. The water is safe to use and anyone with discolored water should run the faucet until it becomes clear before use.

aseward100@aol.com (Westchester County Executive Office) Politics Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:37:02 -0400
Epi Pen Recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2042-epi-pen-recall2042-epi-pen-recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2042-epi-pen-recall2042-epi-pen-recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall//www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@system/documents/system/img_fdagov_exitdisclaimer.png" style="box-sizing: border-box; vertical-align: middle;"> of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. Consumers should keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or customer.service@mylan.com with any questions.

As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their EpiPens, particularly if the device did not activate.

At this time, the 13 lots identified – distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016 – are the only EpiPen lots impacted by the U.S. recall. Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date.

Product/Dosage NDC Number Lot Number Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN767 April 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN773 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM631 April 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM640 May 2017
EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 6GN215 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM082 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM072 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM081 September 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM088 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM199 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM091 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM198 October 2017
EpiPen Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM087 October 2017
aseward100@aol.com (FDA) Life Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:38:59 -0400
Local Wall Street Trader Gets Busted Writes Book http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2041-local-wall-street-gets-busted-writes-book2041-local-wall-street-gets-busted-writes-book http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2041-local-wall-street-gets-busted-writes-book2041-local-wall-street-gets-busted-writes-book

Mike Kimelman led an idyllic existence in Larchmont, NY. He was young. He was rich. He was a hedge fund trader. In 2009, his world changed when he was arrested and subsequently jailed for insider trading.

After serving 21 months in prison, he became divorced, broke, and the occupant of a small apartment in the town next to his former residence.

Despite his conviction, he maintains his innocence and to date, vows to have it overturned.  He has also written a book titled, "Confessions of a Wall Street Insider."

Kimelman will be a guest on "Westchester Eye on the Radio" on WVOX 1460 am, Monday April 3rd from 3-4 pm. He will discuss the book and take call ins on the live  broadcast. The show will be streamed on line at www.wvox.com.

If you have a question or a comment you would like to share on the air, call 914-636-0110.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:28:08 -0400
Y.O. Man Shot in Face Drives To Hospital http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2040-y-o-man-shot-in-face-drives-to-hospital2040-y-o-man-shot-in-face-drives-to-hospital http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2040-y-o-man-shot-in-face-drives-to-hospital2040-y-o-man-shot-in-face-drives-to-hospital

Yonkers police received a call from St. Joseph's Hospital at 1:55am on 4/1/2017.  A man had  walked in with a bullet wound to the face and they did not know how the man arrived. 

When police investigated, they discovered a car in the St. Joseph's parking lot that belonged to the victim.   It appears that the injured man drove himself to the hospital.

 It is still unknown where the incident occurred.  
If you have any information about this crime, please contact the YPD at 914.377.7723


For more info, check out www.yonkersvoice.com .

Man walks in St Joseph's Hospital with a gun shot ...

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:59:17 -0400