Local High School Student Receives $1,000 Timothy J. Rooney Distinguished Graduate Award

Shane Rafferty, Yonkers resident and recent graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Timothy J. Rooney Distinguished Graduate Award. He was presented with the $1,000 scholarship on June 29 at the Lincoln Park Taxpayers Association (LPTA) meeting in Yonkers. LPTA worked closely with the Archbishop Stepinac High School administration to identify a deserving student who might otherwise not receive scholarship funding. Among notable attendees at the presentation was Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who addressed the Association.

Comedienne Tammy Pescatelli Headlines Empire City Casino Comedy Night on June 28

Yonkers, NY— Empire City Casino’s Comedy Night returns on Wednesday, June 28th with Tammy Pescatelli, one of the sharpest women in today’s comedy world, taking the stage in the iconic Good Time Room at Empire City Casino.  She is joined by rocker-turned comic, Dean Delray; the night is hosted by New York’s very own Tim Dillon.

3rd Six-Figure Jackpot Hit in Less Than a Month at Empire City Casino is Won by Local Yonkers Woman; Record Jackpot Swells to $1.8 Million Still Waiting to be Hit

Yonkers, NY—While the record-breaking jackpot still up for grabs escalated passed the $1.8 million mark at Empire City Casino on Sunday (June 18), a Yonkers woman brought home the third six-figure jackpot in less than a month at the Yonkers-based casino.

The lucky local lady, identified as “Lynneth,” scored for $104,398 at 3:00 pm on Sunday when a $5.00 wager on the $1 denomination Black Gone Wild slot-machine paid the major dividends.