Neighborhood Know-It-All: bin Laden Dead, City Budget Hearing, School Board Candidate Debate

Osama bin Laden is dead, White Plains ends its Earth Week Celebration, a public hearing on the city's proposed budget and more.

Let’s face it—everyone likes being a know-it-all. Arm yourself with knowledge and find out what’s happening this week in White Plains:

President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was killed in Pakistan in a firefight with U.S. troops. Click for that story, and to see a video of those who flooded Ground Zero after the news broke. Check back with us later for a local reaction.

Have Your Say on the City Budget

The White Plains Common Council will hold a meeting Mon. May 2 at 7 p.m. The meeting will include a public hearing on the proposed city budget. Click on the PDF to view the agenda.

School Board Canidates to Debate

The League of Women Voters will host a debate of school board candidates running in the May 17 election. Incumbents Rosemarie Eller, the school board president, and Dr. Randy Stein will run—as well as parent Lori Hardy. The debate will be held on Thurs. May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Room B-1 at . Check back with Patch for more on the election and debate.

Last week, White Plains celebrated its first Earth Week. The city was buzzing with more than 30 eco-friendly events—including the unveiling of a new bike rack at the Metro-North train station that will hold 30 additional bikes, for a total of 75.

The White Plains Department of Public Safety collected more than 75 pounds of prescription drugs—taken to the Drug Enforcement Administrations for program disposal—at the Sustain White Plains Celebration’s Drug Take-Back program.

“I wish to thank the hard work of our Police Community Affairs Unit and our Grants Unit Detective, in putting this together and making it happen during Saturday's Earth Day Festival,” said Commissioner of Public Safety David Chong.

Check out our photos of the event. Click for coverage of last Monday’s kick-off event and for coverage of the Sustain White Plains Celebration on Saturday. 

White Plains Hospital Celebrates Wellness

will inspire the city to be well this May, during their fourth annual Wellness Through Prevention Month. on Mon. May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Restaurant at the will host “Uncorking Heart Disease,” where chefs and doctors will create a low-sodium healthy menu for sampling. the event is $42 per person.

On Fri., May 6  from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. the hospital is hosting “Girls Night Out” at in  where you will hear doctors talk about heart disease in women and skin care, while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and prizes. The cost is $15.

“Dinner with Dad,” will help dads learn to cook healthy meals with their kids on Tues. May 10 at 6 p.m. at .

Seniors will learn how to safely stay active at the “Heal and Move with Music,” event at on Wed. May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

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