Swyonkers's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Sun, 28 May 2017 18:15:50 -0400 HamletHub.com Shots Fired Downtown Yonkers Arrests Made http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2076-shots-fired-downtown-yonkers-arrests-made2076-shots-fired-downtown-yonkers-arrests-made http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2076-shots-fired-downtown-yonkers-arrests-made2076-shots-fired-downtown-yonkers-arrests-made

Shots fired in downtown Yonkers on Willow Street. Arrests have been made.



aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Thu, 25 May 2017 09:53:32 -0400
Murder Suicide in South Yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2075-murder-suicide-in-yonkers2075-murder-suicide-in-yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2075-murder-suicide-in-yonkers2075-murder-suicide-in-yonkers

Yonkers police responded to a report at 50 Van Cortland Avenue on May 21, 2017. The call came in at 9:40am.  Unconfirmed reports state that a woman went to the bathroom and found her father in law, Joseph Abraham 54,   with his wrists slashed. He was still breathing.

She then called 911. When EMS arrived, they found in addition to the male,  a female, Amanda Trenck, aged 25, in a bedroom in a pool of blood. She was not breathing. The dead woman was the wife/girl-friend of the man who attempted suicide. The woman who found the man in the bathroom is the wife/girl-friend of the man's son. They all shared the apartment.

Unconfirmed sources state that around 2:00am, the daughter in law and/or the son heard a disturbance but dismissed it.  The deceased allegedly suffered knife wounds including a slashed throat.

The assailant is under police guard  at St Joseph's Hospital. 

Check out www.yonkersvoice.com for more info.          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb0-pp1iRgs

Man kills wife/Girl-Friend and then attempts Suici...

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Mon, 22 May 2017 00:31:43 -0400
Yonkers Camp Registration http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2074-yonkers-camp-registration2074-yonkers-camp-registration http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2074-yonkers-camp-registration2074-yonkers-camp-registration

There’s always a place for you at Yonkers Parks, regardless of your age or fitness level. You can kayak on the Hudson River or walk along our waterfront esplanade, relax in your neighborhood park and take in the stunning scenery at Untermyer Gardens.

There are miles of biking, hiking and walking trails to enjoy and dozens of recreation programs offered by our professional Parks Department staff.

With more than 70 parks, playgrounds and facilities, there’s something for everyone at Yonkers Parks.

Recreation Registration

Looking for fun recreational activities for the Spring or Summer Seasons? View our new Spring / Summer Brochure now! Registration for most programs begin on Wednesday, April 19 at 8:00 PM! 

Register now for our popular Camp Rays Summer program and all of our Spring and Summer Programs at https://register.communitypass.net/yonkers

Registration for the Spring aquatics mini-session begins on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm online. Water testing will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 between 6 - 8 pm at the Mark Twain pool located at 160 Woodlawn Avenue, Yonkers.Register at https://register.communitypass.net/yonkers. 

For more information, view our Spring Summer 2017 Brochure. Please  note that all classes begin the week of May 31, 2017.

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Life Fri, 19 May 2017 21:13:11 -0400
Swimming Pools Can Make You Sick http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2073-swimming-pools-can-make-you-sick2073-swimming-pools-can-make-you-sick http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2073-swimming-pools-can-make-you-sick2073-swimming-pools-can-make-you-sick

Diarrhea caused by parasite is problem for swimming pools and water playgrounds


Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to CDC, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014.

At least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”) linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according to preliminary data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The parasite can spread when people swallow something that has come into contact with the feces (poop) of a sick person, such as pool water contaminated with diarrhea.

In comparison, 20 Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming were reported in 2011, 16 in 2012, and 13 in 2013. It is not clear whether the number of outbreaks has increased or whether better surveillance and laboratory methods are leading to better outbreak detection.

Crypto is the most common cause of diarrheal illness and outbreaks linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds because it is not easily killed by chlorine and can survive up to 10 days in properly treated water. Swallowing just a mouthful of water contaminated with Crypto can make otherwise healthy people sick for up to three weeks with watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and can lead to dehydration.

“To help protect your family and friends from Crypto and other diarrhea-causing germs, do not swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea,” said Michele Hlavsa, R.N., M.P.H., chief of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program. “Protect yourself from getting sick by not swallowing the water in which you swim.”

Prevent the spread of germs in the pool and other recreational water


Standard levels of chlorine and other pool disinfectants kill most germs within a few minutes. However, Crypto is extremely hard to kill at standard levels of pool disinfectants. CDC recommends closing pools and treating the water with high levels of chlorine, called hyperchlorination, when responding to a diarrheal incident in the water or a Crypto outbreak.

The best way to help protect yourself and others from germs that cause diarrhea is to follow these steps:

  •          Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea.

o   If diarrhea is caused by Crypto, wait until two weeks after diarrhea has stopped to go swimming.

  •          Don’t swallow the water in which you swim.
  •          Rinse off in the shower before getting in the water to help remove any germs on your body that could contaminate the water.
  •          Take kids on bathroom breaks often, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area and not right next to the pool.

Examples of large Crypto outbreaks in the United States

In 2016, Alabama, Arizona, Ohio, and other states investigated and controlled Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds. Those outbreaks highlight the ongoing challenges that treated recreational water venues have with Crypto due to how difficult it is to kill and the small number of germs that can make people sick. Arizona identified 352 people sick with Crypto for July–October 2016, compared with no more than 62 cases for any one year in 2011–2015. Ohio identified 1,940 people sick with Crypto in 2016, compared with no more than 571 cases for any one year in 2012–2015.

Using CryptoNet for tracking cryptosporidiosis

CryptoNet, launched in 2010, is the first U.S. DNA fingerprinting–based tracking system for illness caused by a parasite. The system helps states detect and control outbreaks by identifying which types of Crypto are infecting people. For example, Arizona used CryptoNet in 2016 to confirm the spread of a particular type of Crypto in multiple swimming pools in the Phoenix area.

CDC is working to upgrade CryptoNet with more advanced DNA fingerprinting techniques. Examining the results combined with information on what patients were doing before they became sick will help CDC and its public health partners develop more effective strategies to stop the spread of Crypto.

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins on May 22. CDC encourages swimmers to help protect themselves, family, and friends from Cryptosporidium and other germs in the water we swim in. For more information and other healthy and safe swimming steps, visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


aseward100@aol.com (CDC) Life Thu, 18 May 2017 10:43:14 -0400
Free Reflective Arm Bands http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2072-free-reflective-arm-bands2072-free-reflective-arm-bands http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2072-free-reflective-arm-bands2072-free-reflective-arm-bands

Want a free reflective armband?

Wear it when you exercise after dark! Exclusively at Yonkers Police Department precincts! While supplies last!#BeSeenYonkers

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Public safety Tue, 16 May 2017 19:08:04 -0400
Downtown Yonkers Bike Accident http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2070-downtown-yonkers-bike-accident2070-downtown-yonkers-bike-accident http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2070-downtown-yonkers-bike-accident2070-downtown-yonkers-bike-accident

A cyclist suffered serious injuries today when he lost control of his motorized bike on Palisades Avenue. The man was riding south on the street when he lost braking power and swerved to avoid colliding with oncoming vehicles in his path. 

However, when he reached the intersection of Palisade and New School, he struck a car which was turning to drive north on Palisades, hurling him off the bike. He was briefly unconscious and appeared to sustain injures to his mouth.

Police and EMS arrived shortly and he was taken to a nearby hospital. He was not wearing a bike helmet. 

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Fri, 12 May 2017 17:10:25 -0400
Cruise from Yonkers Coming Up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2069-cruise-from-yonkers-coming-up2069-cruise-from-yonkers-coming-up http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2069-cruise-from-yonkers-coming-up2069-cruise-from-yonkers-coming-up

Statue of Liberty DINNER CRUISE - Sailing from YONKERS TOWN DOCK - YONKERS, NEW YORK - May 28, 2017 at 4:30pm, Memorial Day Weekend!

Join Vista Yacht Cruises for an Unforgettable Evening Onboard The Majestic Princess, departing from YONKERS TOWN DOCK on a 3.5 Hour DINNER CRUISE to The Statue of Liberty. While taking in the sights of New York Harbor and the New York Skyline at Dusk, enjoy our World Class Buffet and your favorite Cocktails, Wine, Beer and soft drinks at our Cash Bar. Our Buffet is always prepared fresh on board by our World Class Chefs, there is Reserved Table Seating for all guests. Tickets Can be Purchased on our website www.vistayachtcruises.com Use code "vistay10"for $10 off.

During your cruise, experience all the unique sights of New York while enjoying a wonderful dinner buffet, prepared fresh on board by our World Class Chefs. Come and join us onboard the Majestic Princess for a memorable 3 hour cruise. 

Alongside a freshly prepared buffet style dinner (see menu below), your 3 Hour Dinner Cruise includes Superb Views of:

The West Side
Lower Manhattan
The Freedom Tower
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Statue Of Liberty
Ellis Island

A cash bar is available on all cruises serving your favorite cocktails, selections of wine, beer, soft drinks and juices. There is also a DJ on board playing a variety of contemporary music.

Vista Yacht Cruises is recognized as a "Best Value" in the New Jersey and New York Brunch and Dinner Cruise market. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dinner Buffet Menu (subject to change)

Baby Field Green Salad with Fresh Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, and tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Penne Rigate with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
Baked Tilapia served in a White Wine Sauce
Chicken Francaise
Carving Board of Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Traditional Homemade Applesauce
Medley of Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
Oven Roasted Baby New Potatoes
Assorted Dinner Rolls & Sweet Butter

Dessert Station

Assortment Of Chefs Selection of Desserts
Freshly Brewed Coffee & Herbal Tea

What Is Not Included? Drinks are not included in your ticket price.

Meeting Location

Yonkers Town Dock (Yonkers, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


Get tickets at:


aseward100@aol.com (Vista Yacht Cruises) Events Thu, 11 May 2017 09:42:49 -0400
City of Yonkers Wins Water Contest http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2067-city-if-yonkers-wins-water-contest2067-city-if-yonkers-wins-water-contest http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2067-city-if-yonkers-wins-water-contest2067-city-if-yonkers-wins-water-contest

Guess who has the best water in Westchester? We do!

Westchester’s best-tasting water flows from the faucets of Yonkers according to an impartial panel of pedestrians today at the Westchester County Department of Health’s Annual Water Taste Test in White Plains.

128 people sampled water from 10 of the County’s water suppliers and then voted for their favorite without knowing where it was from. The friendly annual competition promotes the excellent quality of Westchester County's tap water.

Yonkers Water Bureau will now advance to a regional competition and the regional champion will compete statewide in Syracuse, NY this summer.

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Life Tue, 09 May 2017 20:01:43 -0400
Aunt Jemima Waffles Recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2066-aunt-jemima-waffles-recall2066-aunt-jemima-waffles-recall http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2066-aunt-jemima-waffles-recall2066-aunt-jemima-waffles-recall

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.

This announcement applies only to the Aunt Jemima frozen products listed below and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups.

All ‘Best By’ dates of the following products are included in this recall:

17 Retail Products  PKG UPC 
AUNT JEMIMA MINI PANCAKES 14.5oz 019600054801
AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz 019600057703
AUNT JEMIMA LOW FAT WAFFLE 17.18oz 019600062301

2 additional items are being recalled in conjunction with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Product  PKG UPC 

No other Aunt Jemima branded or Hungry Man branded products or any other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are included within this recall.

Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods at 1-888-299-7646.

aseward100@aol.com (FDA) Life Mon, 08 May 2017 17:16:47 -0400
Yonkers Celebrates Cinco De Mayo Day http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2065-yonkers-celebrates-cinco-de-mayo-day2065-yonkers-celebrates-cinco-de-mayo-day http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2065-yonkers-celebrates-cinco-de-mayo-day2065-yonkers-celebrates-cinco-de-mayo-day

Today is Cinco De Mayo. It is a celebration held on May 5th to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla which occurred on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In later years, it has taken on the significance of Mexican independence. Yonkers, a city "without walls", boasts a large Mexican population and is  celebrating with $5 drinks all day in various downtown restaurants including, Guapo, Dolphins, X20, Yonkers Brewing Co. and several others.

There will also be Mexican folkloric dancing in the downtown area from 6-9pm. Come join the fun and toast a tequila.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Events Fri, 05 May 2017 12:07:39 -0400
Credit Card Declined http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2064-credit-card-declined2064-credit-card-declined http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2064-credit-card-declined2064-credit-card-declined

As of this week, many merchants have switched to the EMV credit card system. If you make an in store purchase with the older swipe technique card, it may be declined at the register. 

 The new credit card readers require a card that has an embedded computer chip and a PIN entered by the user. This will not effect online purchases.

So before you load up the shopping cart, make sure that the store accepts credit cards without the embedded chip.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Fri, 05 May 2017 00:40:46 -0400
Yonkers Veterans Essay Contest http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2063-yonkers-veterans-essay-contest2063-yonkers-veterans-essay-contest http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2063-yonkers-veterans-essay-contest2063-yonkers-veterans-essay-contest

The Yonkers Dept of Veteran's Service is sponsoring an essay contest. The contest is open to all Yonkers students from 5th to 8th grade. 

The topic of the essay is what a Veteran's Monument means to you. The essay must be submitted with a picture of the monument and written in 250 words or less. In addition the essay must be submitted with a cover page that states the name, address, phone number and grade of the author. 

Mail the essay to:Dept of Veterans Service 120 New Main Street, Yonkers NY 10701 or email: veterans@yonkersny.gov

The deadline is May 12, 2017.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Thu, 04 May 2017 18:29:26 -0400
3 Unexpected Acupuncture Secrets For Pain http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2062-3-unexpected-acupuncture-secrets-for-pain2062-3-unexpected-acupuncture-secrets-for-pain http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2062-3-unexpected-acupuncture-secrets-for-pain2062-3-unexpected-acupuncture-secrets-for-pain

3 Unexpected Acupuncture Secrets For Pain

For thousands upon thousands of years, the therapy of Acupuncture has gone above and beyond to successfully treat pain related conditions. More often than not, many attribute the success from magic or as a placebo effect. 

However, only few know the true secrets that make Acupuncture a leading contender in managing pain. In short, Acupuncture is not magic but rather backed by substantial scientific evidence and rich impeccable philosophy. 

Without further ado, I will now discuss 3 unexpected Acupuncture Secrets for pain...

1. Stagnation Secret

In Chinese Medicine, stagnation is one of the main patterns we use to understand, diagnose and treat specific conditions. In the body, stagnation can affect any tissue or organ structure which may cause a myriad of symptoms.

For instance, when there is a sharp pain, we may elicit that to a possible local blood stagnation. By promoting the movement of blood with Acupuncture, we can diminish pain and improve the rate of recovery. 

On the other hand, when there is stagnation in the liver, there may be a feeling of irritability, anger, stuffiness, heat sensations, bitter taste in the mouth, loose stools, and rib-side pain. By releasing stagnation of the liver, the symptoms may subside. 

Lastly, if there is stagnation of Qi in the neck, you may have a general tightness and achiness. The treatment we use is to relax the muscles and get the Qi and blood to flow around the neck areas.

2. Healing Broken Bones

Acupuncture is a great way to employ during the healing phase for a broken bone(s). What Acupuncture does is to promote blood circulation to the local area to heal quicker, and help aid in relieving pain. 

Even if one has a cast on, Acupuncture can be used around the injured site. It’s common to get muscle weakness on and around the injured area. That is exactly why it is crucial to always maintain blood flow to the region, as well as, incorporate some sort of mild strength training after the bone has healed properly.

 Further, in Chinese Medicine, the bones are related to the Kidneys. When a patient comes in for recurrent broken bones, we can treat the Kidneys directly to help strengthen and prevent the issue from occurring again. 

3. Scapula Secret

In the Acupuncture world, there is a famous region between the spine and scapula that elicits lots of tenderness upon palpation (pressing). Feel around the inner and upper edge of your scapula. 

You should feel a hook. Gently, press into the area until you elicit an area of tenderness. This specific location is considered to cross your Small Intestine channel (SI13) and is a very famous point. 

Often, pain and tightness may occur along the medial (inner) edge of the scapula. The scapula uses a gliding motion as the rotator cuff muscles move.  By gently placing the hand down and behind along the lumbar spine, the Scapula opens up which allows us to conveniently focus on the area. 

There is a deep tissue Tui Na technique that employs using the forearm and elbow to release the stagnation that is accumulated under the under edge of the Scapula. 

Christopher Maslowski, L.Ac.

SOPHIA Natural Health


keytocomputing@gmail.com (Christopher Maslowski, L.Ac.SOPHIA Natural Health) Life Mon, 01 May 2017 13:02:25 -0400
Yonkers Free Ice Skating Show http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2059-yonkers-free-ice-skating-show2059-yonkers-free-ice-skating-show http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/events/2059-yonkers-free-ice-skating-show2059-yonkers-free-ice-skating-show

Come and Watch the Stars Shine!

City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano & Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation hosts its Annual Ice Skating Show "Once Upon a Time-Dark to Light" at E.J. Murray Memorial Skating Center.

Free Admission & Free Parking. 

April 28th-30th  7pm

April 30th  3pm

348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, NY

aseward100@aol.com (City of Yonkers) Events Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:52:49 -0400
Yonkers Immigrant Sanctuary Rally http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2058-yonkers-immigrant-sanctuary-rally2058-yonkers-immigrant-sanctuary-rally http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2058-yonkers-immigrant-sanctuary-rally2058-yonkers-immigrant-sanctuary-rally

There will be a rally and march on May 1st from 12 pm - 3 pm at 118 New Main Street in Yonkers to support  immigrants. It will begin at La Pinata Bakery and is supported by City Councilwoman Corazon Pineda. 

Get more info at: yonkerssanctuary@gmail.com or call 914-512-8549.

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:03:32 -0400