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Ben Glickman, Senior Editor

Ben Glickman is a freshman at Brown University. He started his journalism career writing for the school newspaper, the Pel Mel, as a columnist and editorial writer. He served as Executive Editor of the Examiner from August 2018 to July 2019. He hopes to continue pursuing journalism through the Brown Daily Herald.

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Customers, socially distanced, wait in line outside DeCicco and Sons.

Pelham restaurants stagger, grocery stores thrive as Covid-19 restrictions take hold

March 25, 2020

On a Friday evening, DeCicco and Sons was bustling. A line to enter the store stretched alongside the supermarket’s bright windows. Elsewhere on Fifth Avenue, storefronts sat quiet. Some restaurants...

Memoria Field in Mount Vernon circa 2007.

Pelham Manor and Mount Vernon mayors hold call over Memorial Stadium fireworks, noise, agree to meetings

June 22, 2019

Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino-Lapey and Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas held a phone call Saturday to discuss the Mount Vernon fireworks display set for Saturday night at Memorial Stadium and...

Village of Pelham Manor takes action over Saturday fireworks display at Mount Vernons Memorial Field

Village of Pelham Manor takes action over Saturday fireworks display at Mount Vernon’s Memorial Field

June 21, 2019

Village of Pelham Manor officials have contacted Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the Mount Vernon police department to "express our concern" about Saturday's fireworks display at Memorial Field in...

Department of Transportation shifts plan for 120-foot telecomm pole to Hutch exit 7 in Pelham Manor

Department of Transportation shifts plan for 120-foot telecomm pole to Hutch exit 7 in Pelham Manor

June 13, 2019

  Editor's note: This story has been corrected because the Department of Transportation letter listed the wrong exit on the Hutchinson River Parkway. The New York State Department of Transportation...

Rally April 26 in front of town court after ICE agents appeared at a session.

Biaggi, Engel lead rally against ICE presence in local courts, call for new state laws

April 26, 2019

Elected officials, local activists and participants gathered Thursday near the Daronco Town House in the cold spring drizzle for a rally organized by State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi in response to three...

Daronco Town House.

ICE agents show up at town court for Pelham Manor arrest hearing, raising questions about agency’s activities in local courts

April 26, 2019

Carlos Duque, an undocumented immigrant, was arrested on April 2 by Pelham Manor police for allegedly driving with a fake license. At his hearing on April 18 at the Town of Pelham Court, three Immigration...

From the 2016 New York State Department of Health report on TB in New York State

College student in New Rochelle diagnosed with TB

April 22, 2019

A Monroe College student in New Rochelle has been diagnosed with active Tuberculosis (TB), according to the Westchester County Health Department. The student is no longer on campus and is expected to make...

Peter Liaskos will not seek re-election to Pelham school board

Peter Liaskos will not seek re-election to Pelham school board

April 4, 2019

Pelham Board of Education Trustee Peter Liaskos will not seek re-election in May. In a statement, Liaskos cited "work and family commitments" as why he will not run for a second three-year term. "It...

Foto Feature: Girl Scouts and Village of Pelham Police host 2nd annual community volleyball tournament

Foto Feature: Girl Scouts and Village of Pelham Police host 2nd annual community volleyball tournament

April 1, 2019

Pelham's Girl Scout Troop #1662 and the Village of Pelham Police Department co-hosted the second annual community volleyball tournament this Saturday. The event was part of high school senior Kim Rosell's...

Daronco Town House.

Proposition 1 question left off of Village of Pelham absentee ballots because of printing error

March 15, 2019

Proposition 1, which is a referendum to move future village elections to the month of November, was left off of absentee ballots for the Village of Pelham because of a printing error, according to the...

Referendum on moving elections to November will be on Village of Pelham ballot

Referendum on moving elections to November will be on Village of Pelham ballot

March 15, 2019

The Village of Pelham's ballot in the March 19 election will include a referendum question about moving future elections to the month of November. The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees voted 5-2 in favor...

Why local elections should not be popularity contests

Why local elections should not be popularity contests

March 13, 2019

In the past several weeks, I have been alarmed by some of the talk surrounding the Village of Pelham's mayoral and trustee elections. When I asked a peer about her opinion on the mayoral race, she said...

PMHS science research students advance to state competition

PMHS science research students advance to state competition

February 11, 2019

On Saturday, students from PMHS' science research program presented their research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) regional competition held at John Jay High School in Cross River,...

Con Edison to halt connecting new natural gas customers in much of Westchester

Con Edison to halt connecting new natural gas customers in much of Westchester

January 22, 2019

Con Edison will no longer accept requests for natural gas connections in southern and central Westchester, saying demand from new construction and conversions from oil-burning furnaces had exceeded...

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Fire erupts in Mount Vernon home; Pelham, Eastchester departments also on scene

January 21, 2019

An intense fire erupted at a residential home on the corner of E. 5th St. and Garden Ave in Mount Vernon on Monday. The fire started around 3 p.m. at 436 E. Fifth St. According to Mount Vernon...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D).

Assemblywoman Paulin won’t attend Women’s March amidst reported anti-Semitic statements by organizers

January 18, 2019

New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said Wednesday she will not participate in the 2019 Women's March via a post on her Twitter account, citing reports of anti-Semitic statements by some organizers of the...

Girls track and field wins league championships for second year in a row; boys finish third

Girls track and field wins league championships for second year in a row; boys finish third

January 14, 2019

In a resounding team effort, Pelham's girls track and field won the league 2-C championship title in Section 1 for the second year in a row on Sunday. At the league championship meet at the Fort Washington...

Benefits of merging the two villages in the Town of Pelham

Benefits of merging the two villages in the Town of Pelham

December 21, 2018

I first became puzzled by our local government as a new reporter. When searching for contact information to call the Pelham government for a story, I came across three different phone numbers. Those numbers...

PMHS teacher LaRose departing two months into year, leaving students, parents with questions

PMHS teacher LaRose departing two months into year, leaving students, parents with questions

October 9, 2018

Pelham Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Champ announced Sept. 27 the resignation of Dana LaRose, AP biology and regents chemistry teacher at PMHS. Within hours of the announcement, students began wondering...

Klein, Biaggi make final pushes before polls close on primary day; problems reported with voter lists in Pelham

Klein, Biaggi make final pushes before polls close on primary day; problems reported with voter lists in Pelham

September 13, 2018

On Democratic primary day in the 34th District of New York, campaign signs decorate street corners around southern Westchester and the Bronx as State Sen. Jeff Klein and challenger Alessandra Biaggi await...

Pelham Civics to honor Persons of Year O’Callaghan, Davidian at gala Oct. 19

Pelham Civics to honor Persons of Year O’Callaghan, Davidian at gala Oct. 19

August 22, 2018

The Pelham Civics Association will kick off its annual fundraising drive on Sept. 8 and conclude on Oct. 19 with the  79th Annual Dinner Dance Gala held at the Glen Island Harbour Club. The gala will...

Biaggi and Klein agree to TV debate in State Senate Democratic primary race

Biaggi and Klein agree to TV debate in State Senate Democratic primary race

August 1, 2018

Alessandra Biaggi and State Sen. Jeff Klein have accepted an offer for a televised debate as each battles to win the Democratic primary in the 34th State Senate District. The 30-minute debate, which...

Chamber of Commerce to host Wolfs Walk event Sept. 8

Chamber of Commerce to host Wolfs Walk event Sept. 8

July 23, 2018

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce's first event under new President Clay Bushong will take place Sept. 8 from 4 to 11 p.m., according to a press release from the Chamber. The event, called Wolfs Walk, will...

Policing the conversation about racism

Policing the conversation about racism

July 16, 2018

Since the Pelham Examiner’s public launch, the police blotters have been among our most popular articles. Whether it is the undeniable humor in some of the ridiculous calls reported or a genuine interest...

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