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Michael Salama, Senior Editor

Michael Salama, a co-founder of the Pelham Examiner, is a Pelham Memorial High School graduate of the Class of 2019, and a current member of the Princeton University Class of 2023.

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The Pelham Jewish Center

Pelham Jewish Center’s Friday online services Zoom-bombed with swastikas and obscenities

April 5, 2020

The increasing nationwide problem of hijacking of online video-teleconferences—called Zoom-bombing—made a disturbing, hate-filled entrance into the Pelham community on Friday. At about 5:30 p.m.,...

Why I was not surprised about swastikas: The reality of being a Jewish student in Pelham

Why I was not surprised about swastikas: The reality of being a Jewish student in Pelham

October 15, 2019

Last month, before my 13-year-old cousin began public school for the first time as an eighth grader, my two brothers and I sat down with her to have an important conversation about the realities she would...

Michael Salama

Michael Salama’s graduation speech: A scavenger hunt into the past reveals what’s important now

July 1, 2019

“Open in 2019.” I had a vague memory of creating this folder in my Google Drive back in middle school, but I had long since forgotten the actual contents of what was inside—instead, what stuck...

Foto Feature: Hutchinson alumni reunion draws large turnout from across decades

Foto Feature: Hutchinson alumni reunion draws large turnout from across decades

June 21, 2019

Hutchinson alumni reunited to walk the halls of their alma mater elementary school Thursday before construction on the new school begins. Alumni who graduated as recently as the past few years and...

Hutchinson alumni event to take place Thursday before ground-breaking ceremony Friday morning

Hutchinson alumni event to take place Thursday before ground-breaking ceremony Friday morning

June 19, 2019

On the afternoon of June 20, all alumni of Hutchinson Elementary School are invited back to Hutch to share history, memories, and nostalgia before construction of the new elementary school officially begins...

Retired British special forces officer Bob Shepherd uses security expertise to keep others out of harms way

Retired British special forces officer Bob Shepherd uses security expertise to keep others out of harm’s way

May 31, 2019

Sunlight glinted off hundreds of attentive eyes all fixated on the man behind the podium, whose grizzled beard and Scottish accent held captive the focus of every attendee of Pelham’s annual Memorial...

Mixed-use residential building plans

Proposals for major residential projects on Wolfs Lane-Fifth Avenue raise concerns among residents

January 22, 2019

The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees heard three development companies outline proposals for real estate projects involving two village-owned sites during a Jan. 17 work session filled to the brim...

Proposal for 134-foot-tall distribution facility in Pelham Manor raises traffic concerns

Proposal for 134-foot-tall distribution facility in Pelham Manor raises traffic concerns

December 14, 2018

Construction of a 134-foot-tall e-commerce distribution facility in the far southwest corner of Pelham Manor was proposed to the Board of Trustees during a meeting in late-November and awaits approval,...

The Kit Kat Club crew in rehearsal.

White Plains Performing Arts production of ‘Cabaret’ features Pelham’s Kevin Rodd

August 3, 2018

Kevin Rodd is not your average high school physics teacher. Beginning August 3, the twenty-three-year Pelham resident will take the stage in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of the...

Clay Bushong inside Cantina Lobos, the downtown restaurant he co-founded.

Bushong plans multiple downtown events as new head of Pelham Chamber

July 9, 2018

Newly appointed Chamber of Commerce President Clay Bushong is eager to take Pelham’s business “to a new phase,” he told the Pelham Examiner. The long-time Pelham resident and business owner is already...

Residents around Hutchinson back new school, neighborhoods biggest project in decades

Residents around Hutchinson back new school, neighborhood’s biggest project in decades

June 20, 2018

Residents living near Hutchinson School with whom the Pelham Examiner spoke welcome their neighborhood's biggest construction project in decades. With nearly 70 percent support from Pelham voters, a...

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