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Yonkers This Week
Post Date:01/13/2016 2:41 PM
Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Police Department, Yonkers Public Schools Conduct Active Shooter Training
Yonkers Probationary Police Officers Trained on Protocol for Active Shooter Situation
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano joined Police Commissioner Charles Gardner, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada and members of the Board of Education Administration at Palisade Preparatory School for an active shooter training led by members of the Yonkers Police Department Training Division. The training was held in the wake of 52 school shootings that took place in the United States in 2015.
"It is our responsibility as community leaders and educators to protect our City and keep residents, especially children, safe from harm. The decision to hold a training for our officers at one of our schools is all too fitting, as schools have been the site of some of the deadliest shootings in America," said Mayor Mike Spano. "Our intention for the training exercise is not to scare, rather prepare our law enforcement and school leaders to be smart and act quickly should they find themselves in a dangerous situation."
See the Photos: Yonkers Celebrates Three Kings Day
Members of Yonkers' Hispanic community gathered at City Hall on January 6 to celebrate Three Kings Day, or the "Feast of the Epiphany" marking the official end to the twelve days of the Christmas season in the Christian tradition.
Yonkers Downtown Restaurant Week Starts January 10
The 5th Annual Yonkers Downtown International Restaurant Week is January 10-16. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to dine at some of Yonkers' most exciting and unique waterfront restaurants including Dolphin, La Bella Havana, Guapo Cocina, X2O and more.
To ensure that residents stay warm this winter, Mayor Spano has re-issued heating regulations as well as the heat emergency hotline (914-965-3331). The regulation requires that from Sept.15-May 31 every person, firm or corporation in the City of Yonkers is required to maintain a temperature of 68°F.
1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Yonkers Schools are Closed
1/21 @ 6PM - Free Yoga Workshop at Yonkers Riverfront Library | Learn More
1/23 @ 3PM - Free Movie at Philipse Manor Hall | Learn More
1/25 - MLK, Jr. Contest Winners Notified | Learn More
1/16 - MLK Jr. National Day of Service | Learn More
1/23 - Spring Classes Begin at Westchester Community College Yonkers Extension Center | Register Today
2/18 @ 6PM - Black History Month Celebration at City Hall
See the Photos: Mayor Spano's 2016 Inauguration Ceremony
Mayor Spano Sworn-In for Second Term At Philipse Manor Hall Historic Site
On New Years Day, Mayor Spano was sworn into office for his second term in front of Philipse Manor Hall, the oldest standing building in Westchester County and Yonkers' first City Hall. Keeping in theme with the historic backdrop, Mayor Spano spoke to the significance of Yonkers' rich history, calling Philipse Manor Hall "not just the center of where we've been, but the center of where we are going."
After reciting the oath of office, administered by Judge Tom Dickerson, Mayor Spano officially began his next four years in office with one promise, "to begin this second term as we began the first, to look at everything in City Government and see if there is a way to do it better, to consider the diversity of this city as its greatest strength and to consider the opinions of everyone, regardless of political or partisan background, as important and worthy."
2015 was an exciting year for Yonkers. As a city, we have a lot to be proud of and even more to look forward to. By working together in a bi-partisan manner, we have stabilized our City finances, made historic investments to our schools and attracted new jobs and investments to Yonkers like never before. This year we announced a historic $1 Billion in private investment in our City - and it continues.
Join us as we journey back in time and take a look at what we accomplished in 2015 month-by-month.
Yonkers Animal Shelter Accepts 18K Donation For Surgical Supplies
'Building Hope for Animals' Donates Surgical Supplies and Materials
Mayor Mike Spano joined representatives from the Yonkers Animal Shelter to accept a donation by Building Hope for over $18,000 in surgical supplies and materials for the Animal Shelter.
The donation will pay for a surgery table, two anesthesia machines, and surgery supplies such as needles and medicine. Building Hope is an all-volunteer non-for-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives and improving the adopt-ability of animals at the Yonkers Animal Shelter.
Stay Active All Winter: Parks Recreation Registration is Open
Mayor Mike Spano announced this week that registration for the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation's 2016 winter community recreation programs is now open for residents and non-residents of all ages via the Department's website at www.yonkersny.gov/parks.
"There's something for everyone to do in Yonkers during each season, including winter," said Mayor Spano. "While it may be cold outside, our Parks Department has great programs to keep you and your family active all season long."
The City of Yonkers Recycling and Refuse Guide and Calendar for 2016 is now available to the public. The calendar includes dates for recycling and refuse collection, Christmas tree pickup, leaf pickup, the mobile shredder and suspension of alternate side of the street parking.