Government News

New Waste Collection System Coming to Village in 2023

Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen opened their Work Session on August 9th, announcing a Tri-Municipal paving project involving the Village, Larchmont and Pelham Manor to resurface Colonial and Pelhamdale Avenues to the New Rochelle line; estimated cost is $298,000, offset by CHIPS funding, according to Administrator Chris Scelza.  “Every road will be paved within 10-15 years,” Mullen noted.

Westchester Coalition Rallies in Support of Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez Campaign for State Senate

Recently, Sen. Shelley Mayer, Assemblymember Amy Paulin, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Westchester Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Westchester County Legislator Terry Clements, Pelham Town Councilwoman Maura Curtin, Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee Suzanne Berger, Mayor of Mt. Vernon Shawyn Patterson-Howard and Bronx Democratic Chairperson Sen. Jamaal Bailey rallied in support of Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez’s campaign for State Senate District 34. These endorsers were outspoken in support of AM Fernandez and emphasized that she is the ideal candidate to take on the issues facing Westchester communities. 

Letter to the Editor

In this upside-down year, we have yet another primary election coming up on August 23rd.  We are writing to urge Pelham Democrats to vote for Christian Amato for State Senate. 

Hispanic Democrats of Westchester Endorse Congressman Jamaal Bowman for Re-Election

The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester have endorsed Congressman Jamaal Bowman for re-election in New York’s 16th Congressional District. The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester is a political organization that was established over 40 years ago that works to empower the burgeoning Hispanic community of Westchester County through voter education, increasing voter registration, and cultivating and supporting Hispanic candidates, as well as candidates who are supportive of the issues confronting the Hispanic community. 26 percent of constituents in NY-16 identify as Latino, a percentage that has grown due to this year’s redistricting. 

Pelhamites Host Event for State Senate Candidate Christian Amato

Pelhamites supporting Christian Amato for State Senate hosted a garden party for friends and supporters at the home of Liz Massie on July 20th. Amato spoke about his plans for the district, including addressing the intense and frequent flooding caused by the climate crisis and Pelham’s infrastructure needs to mitigate flood damage, supporting the arts and education, and the need to address our property tax burden, among other issues.  

Village Holds Special Board of Trustees Meeting

A special Village of Pelham Board of Trustees meeting came to order on July 26 at 7pm. Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen began by addressing the Resolution Adopting the Statement of Findings for the “Village of Pelham Downtown Restoration Initiatives.”

Pelham Democrats Endorse Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez for State Senate SD-34

Pelham Democrats announced their support for Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez’s campaign for State Senate District 34. Made up of politically-active Democratic residents of Pelham, they represent a fired-up Westchester base ready to support Nathalia at the ballot box.

County Launches New Program to Help Fight Opioid Overdoses

Quick and easy access to life-saving Narcan when someone is overdosing from an opioid is crucial. To expand public access to Narcan in a life-threatening emergency, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Departments of Health, Community Mental Health and Social Services, with support from the Westchester County Opioid Response and Overdose Prevention Initiative (ORI), are partnering with the County housing shelters to provide each with Naloxboxes, secured metal housing units that are mounted to a wall and contain two doses of Narcan nasal spray. Latimer will launch the Naloxbox program from Volunteers of America – Greater New York in Valhalla, the first County shelter to receive and install this lifesaving resource.