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Pelham's Racial Reckoning

Champs tentative plan for Covid-19 relief money: additional teachers, building-level subs, one psychologist

Champ’s tentative plan for Covid-19 relief money: additional teachers, building-level subs, one psychologist

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2021

The board of education Wednesday heard a draft plan for using the more than $800,000 the school district received as part of the federal Covid-19 relief fund for schools and localities. The new diversity,...

Pelham Library AAPI Brave Space provides community support for hate crime victims

By Georgia Russello, Contributing Editor
April 23, 2021

The Town of Pelham Public Library hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Brave Space Discussion on Wednesday evening.  The Brave Space allowed for an open discussion and dialogue between the...

All Examiner articles on Pelhams racial reckoning available in one collection

All Examiner articles on Pelham’s racial reckoning available in one collection

April 18, 2021

Since its founding, the Pelham Examiner has covered incidents of racist and anti-semitic graffiti in schools, vigils and marches for George Floyd and to stop Asian hate, the racial equity audit in the...

Manor Mayor Lapey responds to criticism village officials did not attend rally against Asian hate

April 17, 2021

To the editor: Ms. Frost, thank you for taking the time to write on this important issue. The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees and administration remain committed to supporting all residents, particularly...

Disappointed with absence of Pelham Manor officials at rally to Stop Asian Hate

April 16, 2021

To the editor: We are writing to express our concern over Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey's response to a question, asked at the April 12, 2021 Village of Pelham Manor board meeting, about...

Joey Ammirati comments on social media posts by members of his family

April 16, 2021

To the editor: As the owner and managing director of Caffe Ammi, I want to clarify and comment on social media posts members of my family wrote several months ago. To be clear, those posts were not...

AAPI Brave Space Discussion to be hosted by Pelham Public Library on April 21

AAPI Brave Space Discussion to be hosted by Pelham Public Library on April 21

April 15, 2021

Editor's note: This announcement was provided by the Town of Pelham Public Library. With the continuing rise of violence, hate and bias targeted at the Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) community,...

Pelham United protest gives platform for residents to share experiences, condemn Asian hate

Pelham United protest gives platform for residents to share experiences, condemn Asian hate

By Margot Phillips, Managing Editor/Features
April 4, 2021

Shouts of "Say their names" broke the sleepy  Saturday afternoon during spring break, an eerie echo of the Black Lives Matter protests of last june. This year, the cries call Pelham to "Stop Asian Hate." The...

The new Hutchinson School under construction.

School board needs to follow June’s words on racism with action now, including discussing Princeton Plan

By Nick Lieggi, Senior Editor
April 4, 2021

Members of the Pelham Board of Education have insisted that they are committed to ending racist practices and institutions within the district's schools, even going so far as to commission a report by...

Pelham Manor village board unanimously adopts police reform report that calls for few changes in department

Pelham Manor village board unanimously adopts police reform report that calls for few changes in department

March 31, 2021

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted 5-0 Monday to approve the village’s police reform report and action plan, a step required by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order in June requiring all municipalities...

Scout visits to police headquarters were cited in Pelham Manors report on dealing with racism in policing.

Residents query absence of body cams, race and accountability during Manor police forum

By Oliver Tam, Assistant Managing Editor
March 26, 2021

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees held a public forum Thursday to answer questions on the second draft of the village's police reform report, including the decision to not adopt body cameras, the use...

Village of Pelham police vehicles parked next to Town Hall, which houses the department.

Village of Pelham Police Department seeks members of ‘underrepresented groups’ for next civil service exams

By Amina Pucci, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2021

The Village of Pelham Police Department is attempting to take steps towards police reform by seeking members from underrepresented groups as the village prepares to ratify its racial action plan. This...

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Pelham’s Racial Reckoning