Month: October 2013

Mount Vernon Public Library to Present Play by Pulitzer Prize Winner

“Time Stands Still,” a play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwrite Donald Margulies, will be performed at the Mount Vernon Public Library on Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00pm in the Library’s Grace Baker Community Room.

The play is about changing relationships and developing social issues after a journalist returns home from Iraq after suffering injuries and her boyfriend, who has witnessed a traumatic event of his own, tries to take care of them both. Their longtime friend and editor and his much younger girlfriend, in turn, play an integral role in the couple’s evaluation of their relationship and future together.

The play, which was nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, contains strong language and themes, and is not suitable for younger patrons. 

“Lights on After-School” Press Conference

This Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 3:30pm in front of City Hall, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and several key after-school providers will host the annual “Lights on After-chool” Press Conference. Parents, media, employers, neighbors and school officials have joined the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau for the past 4 years to increase awareness for high quality after-school programs. 

The City of Mount Vernon will be one of more than 7,500 sites across the nation sending the message that positive youth development programming during unsupervised time is critical to youth success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school.

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has partnered with theMount VernonCitySchool District, along with members of the Bureau’s Mount Vernon After-school Alliance to ensure that resources for after-school services are available. The  Youth Bureau along with several community based organizations such as the Recreation Department, the Boys and Girls Club, WJCS, Westhab, Newflex Hoops, the Girl Scouts, and others provide a variety of services.

During the press conference, youth and parents who have benefited from the generous support of state, county and local elected officials will express their appreciation.  Youth Bureau staff will also share information about “Lights on After-school” events occurring throughout the city. All programs servicing youth after school are encouraged to participate.

For further information, please contact the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at (914) 665-2344 or visit the Youth Bureau at You can also follow the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau on Twitter @MVyouthbureau or


The Westchester County Mobile Shredder is scheduled to be in Mount Vernon on Saturday, October 12th from 10am until 1 pm. The mobile unit will be stationed at the municipal lot on 5th Avenue and 2nd Street.

Residents can bring bulk personal documents for shredding to protect sensitive information against identity theft. Residents can bring up to 4 file-size (10”x12”x15”) boxes of confidential papers per household. Large binder clips and cover must be removed from all documents. Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial enterprises are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail or newspapers.

Get there early. Service is on a first come, first served basis.