Neighborhood-Know-It All: Franceso's, La Manda's Named Throwbacks; Police Practice Protest Control; Roadwork on Water Street

A roundup of local happenings in White Plains

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Westchester Cops Work On Protest Control

The Daily White Plains reports that police officers from all over Westchester practiced protest control and went through a simulated riot-training scenario in Valhalla last week.  Click here for the full story.

Woman Says She Was Falsely Arrested by WP Police

Closing arguments were heard this week in the case of a 62-year-old Brooklyn woman who said White Plains Sgt. Stephen Fottrell falsely arrested her because she was black, and that he allegedly used excessive force by using a stun gun on her—according to LoHud.com. 

The website said that Fottrell testified that he arrested the woman because she punched him in the chest and smacked him twice in the head with a radio handset. Click here for the full story. 

Francesco’s and La Manda’s: Westchester’s Throwback Restaurants

Westchester Magazine recently named Franceso’s, 600 Mamaroneck Ave., and , 251 Tarryown Rd. among their picks for “Westchester Restaurants with Nostalgic Ambience. Click here to read the article, and take our poll and tell us in the comments what your favorite throwback restaurant is (in White Plains 20 years or more).

Roadwork Begins Monday on Water Street

According to the White Plains Business Improvement District:

On or about Monday, May 7 (weather permitting) milling existing asphalt and paving on Water Street (between Ferris Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd.) will take place. Work will begin by milling the existing road surface on Water Street.

Work will be performed approximately between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The street will remain open to vehicular traffic, however traffic lanes, deliveries, and parking structure entrance/exits will be periodically restricted. On street parking will be suspended during working hours. 

Eastview Students Still Waiting for Band Room Air Testing

The Journal News reports that band students at Eastview Middle School will have to wait another week or more before they can go back into their old band room. The room’s air quality is being tested again, after an initial investigation found there was no health hazard.

Click here to read The Journal News’ story, and here for more information on the school district’s website. 

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