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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Recap of Thanksgiving Events

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This has been a busy Thanksgiving week for the City of Mount Vernon. On Monday November 21st, the City of Mount Vernon hosted a Turkey Giveaway at City Hall. Over the span of the 4-hour event we gave away 600 turkeys to Mount Vernon residents. Thank you t...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

MVPD Promotion Ceremony

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Mount Vernon, NY (11/22/2022) - The Mount Vernon Police department hosted a promotional ceremony today at City Hall in council chambers. The ceremony began at 10 am and concluded at 11 am. There were many people in attendance to support the four members o...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Ceremony 2022

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, City of Mount Vernon Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

Mount Vernon, NY (11/11/2022) - Today, the City of Mount Vernon hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony at City Hall in Council Chambers. The event started shortly after 10 a.m. and the...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Mount Vernon Community Fall Festival

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What an amazing day at the Mount Vernon Community Fall Festival. Families from across the community enjoyed free bouncy houses, food vendors, s’mores and hot apple cider bar and family filled fun! Thank you, Mount Vernon, for showing up and showing out! M...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

MVFD Celebrates New Promotion For Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain

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It’s always exciting to gather for a good occasion. Today, we acknowledged our Mount Vernon Fire Department NY for their hard work by awarding EMS Life Saving Citations, promoting a new Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain, and wishing our retirees a farewell...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul Announces $28 Million State Investment, $4 Million For Mount Vernon

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Today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $28 million state investment in 7 cities most affected by pandemic-era gun violence. Amongst those cities is the City of Mount Vernon. $2 Million of these funds are made available by Governor Hochul and Lieutenant Go...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Grand Opening of 7-Eleven at 156 Mount Vernon Avenue

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Today, we hosted the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new 7-Eleven located at 156 Mount Vernon Avenue. This 7-Eleven has started a new day for the economic development and revitalization of the City of Mount Vernon.7-Eleven is already mak...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Our first Hispanic Heritage Month event was a major success. People from across the community enjoyed a day of entertainment, food and rich culture!

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

9 Young Adults Sworn Into The Youth Court Panel

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Last night 9 young adults from the City of Mount Vernon were sworn into the Youth Court Panel. They spent most of their summer studying rigorously and gaining an in-depth understanding of the law. Congratulations to all our new Youth Court Panel Members!

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Mount Vernon Knights Inaugural Game

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What a historic moment at the new Memorial Field! The Mount Vernon Knights won their first inaugural home football game at Memorial Field, 32-24! We are proud of our coaches, student athletes and Mount Vernon, we are proud of you! Thank you for coming out...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Youth Bureau HBCU Experience 2022

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The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau brought the HBCU experience to the City of Mount Vernon for the 2nd year in a row! It was a great evening of education, entertainment, community and culture for our youth! We are excited for all who took advantage of on-site ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Memorial Field Ribbon Cutting

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Memorial Field has been the heart and soul of the City of Mount Vernon for a very long time.  It is the cultural, sports and health crossroads of our community. It is where so many of us made memories and where dreams will be realized. It is one ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Mount Vernon Back-To-School Festival

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The Back-to-School event on Gramatan was a major success! We're glad that the community attended, and we were able to get some essential items for school for our young scholars. Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard collaborated with fellow elected officials Sena...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

MVPD Crossing Guard Luncheon

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Today, we held a recognition ceremony and luncheon for the MVPD Crossing Guards across our wonderful city. Crossing guards represent a community of individuals who work diligently to ensure the safety of our children every day. Many have served 10, 20 and...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

City Fest 2022

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Mount Vernon showed up and showed out last night at CityFest 2022! It was a successful fun filled event for our children to our seniors! There was a great sense of unity and community, and I am excited for where Mount Vernon is going as we continue to mov...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Mount Vernon Auxiliary Police Officers Receive Promotion

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We want to congratulate all the new Mount Vernon Auxiliary Police Officers, promotion of our new Auxiliary Police leadership and recognize three of our pioneer retirees for your exemplary service to our community. I wish you all well and pray much success...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Department Receives New Hybrid Vehicles

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Yesterday we unveiled the first delivery of the Mount Vernon Police Department new hybrid, fully equipped police vehicles.October of 2021, we placed an order for 20 vehicles using ARPA funds and we are excited that our commitment to public safety and our ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Youth Academy Graduation

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Congratulations to the 2022 Graduating Class of the Mount Vernon Police Youth Academy! 22 young cadets received their certificates of completion for their diligence during this 2 week program! I am so proud of each of you! We hope to see you next year!

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Mount Vernon Welcomes McKissack & McKissack

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Today, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard was excited to cut the ribbon of our newest business McKissack and McKissack and welcome CEO, Cheryl McKissack-Daniel to their new regional office right here in the City of Mount Vernon. McKissack is the oldest minorit...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Donna Jackson Sworn in As Deputy City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon

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We are excited to stand proud with Donna Jackson, our new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon. Her experience and expertise are a great fit for The City Clerk's Office, and we are excited to welcome her with open arms!

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Speaks At Department of Recreation Summer Basketball Clinic

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard stopped by the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation Summer Basketball Clinic and spoke to our young hoopers about the importance of sportsmanship and hard-work on and off the basketball court. It was amazing seeing all the b...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

David Gibson Sworn in as New Deputy Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Police Department

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We are excited to welcome our New Deputy Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Police Department, David Gibson. He previously served as a supervisor and held numerous titles with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosiv...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

11 Probationary Firefighters Graduated Today From The Mount Vernon Fire Academy

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We are so proud of the 11 new probationary Firefighters of the Mount Vernon Fire Department who graduated from the Mount Vernon Fire Academy today. Each of the graduates are Mount Vernon residents and we're happy that they chose this career path to serve ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

National Night Out 2022

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National Night Out 2022 was a great evening of community and neighborhood camaraderie! Thank you to the Mount Vernon Police Department for organizing such a positive event for our children, seniors, neighbors and friends!

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

32nd American Disabilities Association Act Ribbon Cutting

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Today, we had a ribbon cutting at Nichols Playground on High Street in honor of the 32nd American Disabilities Association Act. This is the first ADA Playground in our city, and we’re excited to have a safe space where families and children with different...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

The City of Mount Vernon is Proud to Partner with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Refrigerator Program

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The City of Mount Vernon is proud to partner with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Refrigerator Program. We salute Westchester Latinos Unidos along with Tyrae Woodson-Samuels for their leadership in bringing much-needed food relief...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery Hosted an Information Session in Mount Vernon

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On April 15th, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $3 million would be made available to assist Mount Vernon residents impacted by the sewer and water infrastructure crisis in the city. Yesterday, The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery hosted an Inform...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

23 New Probationary Officers Head to the Police Academy

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Join us in congratulating 23 of the newest Probationary Police Officers of the Mount Vernon Police Department. We're looking forward to seeing how each of you will contribute to keeping our community safe! 

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Posted on: July 4, 2022

200 Mount Vernon Residents Lined up to Receive Their Huge Discount on Gas

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200 Mount Vernon Residents lined up to receive their Huge Discount on Gas at our Blasting into Summer Savings Event! It was a great way to kick off the holiday! Special thanks to Atlantis Management Group for your partnership and the Mou...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

200 Young People Were Sworn into the 2022 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program

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Today, over 200 young people were sworn into the 2022 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program! This summer, each of them will have an opportunity for career exploration through hands on experience in the community ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

2nd Annual Let Your Colors Shine Pride Celebration

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We had an amazing time yesterday at our 2nd Annual Let Your Colors Shine Pride Celebration! Shoutout to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and Mount Vernon Capp for hosting such an inclusive and diverse eve...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Gun Violence Awareness Month

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What a great way to kickoff Gun Violence Awareness Month in the City of Mount Vernon, Today's ceremony with our youth and community partners was a great success. We want our young people and their families to know that ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Eric Crump Sworn In As Director of Constituent Services

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 Mayor Shawyn Patterson swore in Eric Crump as our newly appointed Director of Constituent Services. The Director of Constituent Services role is to assist residents with navigating our variou...

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Posted on: May 30, 2022

2022 Memorial Day Ceremony

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Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the great men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our great country. Thank you to all who attended our Memorial Day Ceremony! Let’s continue to wave our flags high and to serve our country! &a...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

16 MVPD Recruits Finish Police Academy

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Congratulations to the 16 Mt. Vernon residents who graduated today from the Westchester County Police Academy. Our recruits showed up and showed out. They won 50% of the special recognition awards.  We are prou...

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

MVPD Receives National Police Appreciation Award

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Congratulations to all the men and women of the Mount Vernon Police Department for receiving your awards during our National Police Appreciation Award Ceremony! We thank and appreciate each of you for continuing to show up and doing the great work of poli...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

2022 State of The City Address

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Thank you all for joining us for the 2022 State of The City Address. We are moving Mount Vernon Forward together. If you missed it, be sure to watch it on all CMVNY social media platforms.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

MVPD Launches Wellness Division & Precinct

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Today, the Mount Vernon Police Department launched the Wellness Division & Precinct which is the first of its kind in the region. This is much more than a co-response model but a comprehensive model to violence prevention, intervention and restorative...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Tim Allen Sworn In As the new Director of Communications for the City

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Congratulations to Tim Allen, the new Director of Communications for the City of Mount Vernon. As a lifelong creative and with over 10 years of digital media and communications experience, his eye for detail and ability to tell stories through film narrat...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance Walk and Youth Health Fair Was A Success

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Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance Walk and Youth Health Fair was a major success!! Special thanks to Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels, Assemblyman J Gary Pretlow, Council President Derrick Thompson, Councilwoman Cathlin Glea...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Mount Vernon Fire Department Tours Newly Renovated Firehouse

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The Mount Vernon Fire Department walked into their newly renovated Temporary Station 4 Firehouse after the closure of the Oak Street Firehouse due to health and safety concerns in 2021.This facility will allow Mount Vernon’s Bravest to respond to the citi...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Congratulations to The 12 Probationary Firefighters Sworn in Today

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Congratulations to our new class of 12 Probationary Firefighters who were sworn in today and will start our in-house Academy on Monday facilitated by Lt.Roderick Hines who is also the Executive Officer for the Mount Vernon Fire Department NY recruit train...

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Posted on: April 17, 2022

Mount Vernon Recreation Department Hosts Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Day

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Thank you to our Recreation Department for hosting the Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at Hartley Park on Saturday.  The children had fun with musical chairs, arts and crafts, jump rope, snacks and prizes.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul Announces $150 Million Mount Vernon Infrastructure Investment

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We thank Governor Kathy Hochul for this historic investment of $150 million into the City of Mount Vernon. Rebuilding our infrastructure is critical to the economic, social and physical health of the community. Thank you to the Mount Vernon, Westchester a...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Mount Vernon Community Mourns Kalya Green

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The mental emotional and spiritual health of our community especially of our children must be the priority and we must come together. As a community our common goal must be the safety and healthy development of our young people. Our heartfelt prayers and ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Undefeated Mount Vernon Knights Win New York State Championship

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Congratulations to the 2022 undefeated New York State basketball champions, our Mount Vernon Knights on your historic season. We are so glad that you are a part of history.

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Hangs out with DPW Workers

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard took some time to meet with our DPW workers to see the progress of our sewer work being done in the city. It’s not nice work but it’s necessary to fix decades of infrastructural problems that have impacted our city. Now is th...

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