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Mount Vernon Police Make History During Promotion Ceremony

Mount Vernon, NYOn Monday, December 12, 2011, Mayor Clinton Young along with city officials honored 6 members of the Police Department during a promotion ceremony held in the city council chambers.

Mayor Young Swears in new Lieutenant and Sergeants at Promotion Ceremony

Chief of Police John Roland presided over the ceremony which included comments from Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr., Commissioner Carl Bell, City Council members and a representative from the Mount Vernon PBA.

During the ceremony Mount Vernon Police promoted Sergeant Brian Kennedy to the rank of Lieutenant.  Detectives Jennifer Carpenter, Shawn Harris, Anthony Mitchell, Sean Fegan, and Police Officer Adam Grisanti were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Detective Carpenter is the first African-American female promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Department’s 219 year history.



Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

MOUNT VERNON, NY – Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. announced that the City of Mount Vernon New York was awarded a New York State Department of State grant of $92,937 to prepare a Hutchinson River Revitalization Plan to establish regional strategies for community and waterfront revitalization, and include preliminary planning for watershed management and a water trail.  This grant was issued though the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council project and the Consolidated Funding Application process established earlier this year. Each Regional Council was made up of local business, labor, education, and community leaders, commissioned to develop an road map in order to set their own priorities for economic development.

“We are pleased that Governor Cuomo, the Mid Hudson Regional Business Council and the Department of State recognize that Hutchinson River’s physical attributes are worthy of both protection and promotion. The funding provided through the grant will facilitate the city’s efforts to establish strategies for community and waterfront revitalization that will economically and environmentally benefit Mount Vernon and the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

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National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Set for Nov. 9th

On November 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET, the Federal Communications Commission, along with FEMA, will be conducting their first National Emergency Alert System (EAS) test.  The national level EAS leverages the communications support of all participating cable providers.   The test will be approximatly 30 seconds in duration and once the test is over, your normal programming will resume.  

On November 9, at 2 PM EST, FEMA will transmit the EAS code for national level emergencies to Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations in the national level of the EAS. The PEP stations will then rebroadcast the alert to the general public in their broadcast vicinity, as well as to the next level of EAS Participants monitoring them. This should continue through all levels of the system, until the national alert has been distributed throughout the entire country.

 Although the Nationwide EAS Test may resemble the periodic, monthly EAS tests that most Americans are already familiar with, there will be some differences in what viewers will see and hear, which is one reason for conducting a nationwide EAS test. Although the activation will include an audio message indicating that this is a test, a visual message indicating that “this is a test” may not appear on every television channel, especially for cable subscribers. This is due to the use of a “live” national code – the same code that would be used in an actual emergency. FEMA and the FCC are conducting outreach to the public, especially the deaf and hard of hearing, in advance of the test. Outreach will include specific information tailored to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing and will be readily available at online sites. In addition, FEMA and the FCC will continue to work with EAS Participants to explore possible solutions to address this limitation.

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The following garbage pickup schedule will be in effect for the week of November 7, 2011

–          Regular Monday garbage and yard waste pickup will be on Monday, November 7, 2011, as scheduled.

–          There will be regular garbage pickup on the Northside on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, as scheduled.

–         There will be regular yard waste pickup on the Southside on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, as scheduled.

–        There will be regular curbside pickup of newspapers and cardboard on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

–          There will be regular garbage and rubbish pickup on the Southside on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

–          There will be regular garbage and rubbish pickup on the Northside on Friday, November 11, 2011.

–          Alternate side of the street parking is suspended on both sides of the street on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 and Friday, November 11, 2011 – ELECTION DAY & VETERAN’S DAY.                                                                                                 

If you require additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at 665-2460.








halloween fright fest

On Friday, October 28th, 2011, the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation in conjunction with Andrew & Lisa Catering will host a Halloween Fright-Fest at the Doles Community Center, located at 250 South Sixth Ave., Mount Vernon, New York.  

“We are excited about hosting the annual Halloween event for the children of Mount Vernon,” said Mayor Clinton I. Young Jr. “Last year’s Halloween event was a huge success and this year’s will be even better!”

The Mount Vernon Department of Recreation will be assisted by Andrew & Lisa Catering to host the Halloween event. Andrew & Lisa Catering is a Mount Vernon based catering company that is looking to give back through community outreach and volunteerism.

“We want to give back to the children of Mount Vernon,” said founder Lisa Garland. “We want to show our youth a good time and provide them with an atmosphere in which they can enjoy themselves. This is a wonderful way for us to give back to our community.”

The Department of Recreation will provide candy to children ages 12 and under. A costume contest will also be held during the festivities. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

“All children love to celebrate Halloween. We want to assure that the children of Mount Vernon have a safe place to enjoy the festivities with their peers,” said Commissioner of Recreation Peter J. Neglia.

 The event will take place at the Doles Community Center from 5pm-8pm. Any donation of food, candy or other Halloween supplies can be brought to the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation. 



Mount Vernon, NY–Mayor Young will be joined by members of the Central Committee of Veterans Affairs and local dignitaries to acknowledge and honor veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

WHO: Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and the Central Committee of Veterans Affairs to honor local veterans how have given so much to our country.

WHERE: City Hall City Council Chambers 2ND Floor
One Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2011

TIME: 10:00 A.M. To 11:00A.M.