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New Rochelle makes room for thousands more residents in its downtown featured image.
New Rochelle makes room for thousands more residents in its downtown
New Rochelle faces a flood of new residents to its downtown after the City Council signed off on another 3,000 housing units as part of its plan for the city's urban center.
Jan 11, 2022
Downtown Yonkers Residents Get Free internet, Chromebooks in Digital Equity Program featured image.
Downtown Yonkers Residents Get Free internet, Chromebooks in Digital Equity Program
The concept is straightforward. Give people internet in their homes, and the devices and training on how to use them, and they'll be better able to rise socioeconomically. A new pilot program is underway in a section of Yonkers known for a shortage of internet and technology that does just that — gives people Chromebooks, provides training on how to use them and supplies free internet for a year.
Dec 21, 2021
Latimer signs new county budget while at home recovering from Covid featured image.
Latimer signs new county budget while at home recovering from Covid
Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the county’s new budget for 2022 at his home where he is recovering from Covid. Latimer spoke about his having contracted Covid, apparently at one of several events he attended last week, and reported that he has a “scratchy” throat and nasal congestion but has been able to conduct county business remotely.
Dec 15, 2021
SOURCE: Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals
Pilot program offers free access to the internet in Yonkers featured image.
Pilot program offers free access to the internet in Yonkers
"We think this is a critical pillar of improving the regional economy and for smart growth, that's why we wanted to galvanize these communities and set an example of the possible," says Michael Romita, CEO of the Westchester County Association.
Dec 14, 2021
Business, government and community leaders gather for WCA event featured image.
Business, government and community leaders gather for WCA event
Proof of vaccination against Covid was one of the health and safety requirements in place when the Westchester County Association (WCA) hosted its Annual Fall Leadership Event: Driving Westchester Forward at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. The return to an in-person evening of networking, awards, speeches and food and beverages against the background of Covid drew approximately 400 business, government and community leaders.
Dec 3, 2021
SOURCE: Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals
The Westchester County Association Celebrates New Clean Energy Portal featured image.
The Westchester County Association Celebrates New Clean Energy Portal
As one of the leading economic development and business advocacy organizations in the county, the Westchester County Association (WCA) recently partnered with the Pace University Energy and Climate Center to launch a Clean Energy Portal.
Nov 30, 2021
Innovative multisector education effort connects Yonkers residents to broadband featured image.
Innovative multisector education effort connects Yonkers residents to broadband
Over the course of this year and the last, access to quality broadband and the internet has revealed itself to be more essential than ever, as many workers transitioned to remote working, students pivoted to remote schooling and businesses and governments increasingly took their commerce and services online.
Nov 8, 2021
Westchester County Association Launches Y-Zone, Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers featured image.
Westchester County Association Launches Y-Zone, Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers
On October 21, the Westchester County Association in partnership with the City of Yonkers, STEM Alliance, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), Fordham University, and Westhab launched the much anticipated Yonkers Zone (Y-Zone).
Nov 1, 2021
This Westchester Community Is Getting Free Internet Access featured image.
This Westchester Community Is Getting Free Internet Access
Y-Zone’s much-anticipated pilot program has just launched, bringing free and affordable internet to hundreds of Yonkers households.
Oct 26, 2021
The Y-Zone: A Digital Opportunity Zone Offering Free Internet Access featured image.
The Y-Zone: A Digital Opportunity Zone Offering Free Internet Access
Located along the Hudson River, Yonkers is the gateway between New York City and the Hudson Valley. Through Project OVERCOME, the leaders of the digital opportunity zone known as Yonkers Zone, or Y-Zone, will provide free Internet access to approximately 250-350 households in downtown Yonkers using spectrum in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) frequency band. The team is comprised of leaders from the Westchester County Association, City of Yonkers, STEM Alliance, Yonkers Partnership in Education (YPIE), Fordham University and Westhab.
Oct 6, 2021