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Posted on: December 2, 2022

2023 Proposed City of Mount Vernon Annual Estimate

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There will be a Board of Estimate and Contract Public Hearing for the 2023 Proposed Annual Estimate on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7PM in City Council Chambers, Room 206.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

2023 Sanitation Schedule

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Posted on: November 25, 2022

Building Departments New Office Hours Effective 11/28/2022

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Buildings Departments New Office Hours For the Public

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Community Conversation: Cannabis

Community Conversation - Cannabis

Please join us for a community conversation discussing cannabis. The conversation is happening Tuesday November 29th, 2022 at Double Door Event Space located at 29 Elm Street, Mount Vernon, NY and begins at 6:30pm. We will be talking about MRTA, license t...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Buildings Departments is using OpenGov

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Buildings Department is using OpenGov for various online forms, permits and more

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Of Mount Vernon Quarterly Reports

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

2022 City Council and Board of Estimate & Contract Meetings

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Full List of 2022 City Council and Board of Estimate & Contract Meeting Dates, along with City Hall holiday closures. 

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Arrest made for Assault on September 7, 2022

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A Mount Vernon man was arrested on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, for a violent attack on another resident on 7th Avenue.

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, shortly before 4:30 PM, Mount Vernon Police were dispatched to 401 South 7th Avenue on a report of a m...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Man Shot - July 22, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2022

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A Mount Vernon man was shot in the parking lot of a city supermarket this afternoon.

Shortly after 2 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022 Mount Vernon Po...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Arrest Made - Homicide on July 22, 2022

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Arrest made in July 22nd murder of New Rochelle man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2022

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

Robert Higgins, a 56-year-old New Rochelle man, has been identified as the victim who was found fatally stabbed i...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Mount Vernon Woman Stabbed - July 22, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2022

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

A Mount Vernon woman was stabbed during an argument with her hairdresser.

On Friday July 22, 2022, shortly before 8 pm, Mount Vernon Police...

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Homicide - July 22, 2022

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New Rochelle Man Killed in Mount Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 23, 2022

Contact:  Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

 

A New Rochelle man was found fatally stabbed inside of a Mount Vernon ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2022

Arrest made - Homicide on April 8, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2022

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520 

A 15-year old Mount Vernon resident was placed under arrest late on Friday night, in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred at approximately 3:55 ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2022

Arrest Made - Homicide on March 4, 2022

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Mount Vernon Man Arrested for Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 6, 2022

Contact:  Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520

 

A Mount Vernon man was arrested on Sunday, March 6th in connection with a March 4th, 2022, murder....

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

Arrest Made - Arson at 505-507 South 7th Avenue on December 20

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PRESS RELEASE: Arrest made for Arson at 505-507 South 7th Avenue

On Monday December 20th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 AM, while on patrol in the area of South 7th Avenue and Sandford Boulevard, Mount Vernon Police Department Officers observed the house loc...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Mount Vernon Police make arrest in 2017 Homicide (11/22/2021)

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Mount Vernon Police Detectives made an arrest in the 2017 homicide of Mount Vernon resident Tremaine Williams. When Mr. Williams was discovered in the roadway at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Langdon ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Arrest Made for Firearm Possession (11/18/21)

Mount Vernon Police Officers arrested a Bronx man for possession of an illegal handgun during a traffic stop.

At approximately 3:20 AM on November 18, 2021, Mount Vernon Police Officers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of South 1st Avenu...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Arrests Made in September Homicide

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Mount Vernon Police Detectives and members of the FBI Westchester Safe Streets Task Force arrested two New Rochelle men today in connection with the September 25, 2021, murder of 20-year-old Aaliyah Waiters.

Ms. Waiters was shot and killed in the early mor...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

10/14/22 - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Appoints Tamika A. Coverdale to City Court Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 14, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Appoints Tamika A. Coverdale to City Court Judge

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard announced the appointment of Tamika A. Coverdale as the newest Mount Vernon City Court Judge. Tamika A. Cove...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

9/29/22 - 2 Arrested in 2 Separate Gun Possession Incidents in the Past 3 Days, 2 Guns Recovered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

2 Arrested in 2 Separate Gun Possession Incidents in the Past 3 Days, 2 Guns Recovered

Mount Vernon Police Officers made two separate gun arrests in the past 3 days, the first occurring on 09/24/22, while police wer...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

9/28/22 - MVPD Investigating 2 Shooting Incidents At The Same Location Just Hours Apart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

MVPD Investigating Two Shooting Incidents At The Same Location Just Hours Apart

Mount Vernon Police are currently investigating two shooting incidents that occurred just hours apart in the area of 215 Union Ave.

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

9/21/22 - Several People Shot While Attending A Vigil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Several People Shot While Attending A Vigil

Four people were shot in an incident that occurred on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at approx. 9:25 PM in the area of 333 South 8th Ave.

At approximately 9:25 PM, on Tuesda...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

9/19/22 - 4 Arrested in 3 Incidents Early Monday Morning, 3 Guns Recovered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

4 Arrested in 3 Incidents Early Monday Morning, 3 Guns Recovered

Mount Vernon Police Officers, working early Monday morning made four felony arrests, stemming from three separate incidents.

The first incident occurre...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

9/16/22 - Mount Vernon City Court Judge Vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Mount Vernon City Court Judge Vacancy

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and The City of Mount Vernon are currently considering applications to fill the City Court Judge vacancy due to the untimely death of Judge William...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

9/13/22 - Memorial Field Ribbon Cutting & Press Tour

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

County Executive George Latimer, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Host Ribbon Cutting & Press Tour Of The New Memorial Field

**EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**

Westchester County Executive Georg...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

9/8/22 - Mount Vernon Man Arrested For Violent Assault

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

Mount Vernon Man Arrested For Violent Assault

A Mount Vernon man was arrested on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, for a violent attack on another resident on 7th Avenue.

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, shortly before 4:...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

9/4/22 - Mount Vernon Man Shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Mount Vernon Man Shot

A Mount Vernon man is in stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center after being shot in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Shortly before 1:40 AM, Sunday, September 4, 2022 Moun...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

8/29/22 - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard on the Passing of Judge William Edwards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 29, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard on the Passing of Judge William Edwards

I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Judge William Edwards today. I had the personal privilege to work with Judge Edwards in t...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

8/11/22 - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Welcomes McKissack & McKissack to the City of Mount Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 11, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Welcomes McKissack & McKissack to The City of Mount Vernon

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard welcomed McKissack and McKissack to the City of Mount Vernon. McK...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

8/9/22 - Mount Vernon Police Department Swears In New Deputy Commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 9, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Department Swears in New Deputy Commissioner

The Mount Vernon Police Department hosted a swearing-in ceremony for their new Deputy Commissioner David Gibson on Monday, August 8, 2022. Deputy Commissi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2022

7/24/22 - Arrest Made in July 22nd Murder of New Rochelle Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 24, 2022

Arrest Made In July 22nd Murder of New Rochelle

Robert Higgins, a 56-year-old New Rochelle man, has been identified as the victim who was found fatally stabbed inside of a Mount Vernon business.

Shortly before 11 pm, on F...

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

7/23/22 - New Rochelle Man Killed in Mount Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23, 2022

New Rochelle Man Killed in Mount Vernon

A New Rochelle man was found fatally stabbed inside of a Mount Vernon business.

Shortly before 11 pm, on Friday, July 22, 2022, Mount Vernon Police were called to New Line Taxi, 72 ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

7/23/22 - Mount Vernon Woman Stabbed During Argument With Her Hairdresser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23, 2022

Mount Vernon Woman Stabbed During Argument With Her Hairdresser

A Mount Vernon woman was stabbed during an argument with her hairdresser.

On Friday July 22, 2022, shortly before 8 pm, Mount Vernon Police Officers responde...

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

7/23/22 - Mount Vernon Man Grazed in Head By Bullet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23, 2022

Mount Vernon Man Grazed in Head By Bullet

A Mount Vernon man is lucky to be alive after being grazed in the head by a bullet.

At approximately 9:20 PM, on Friday, July 22, 2022, Mount Vernon Police responded to the area o...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

7/22/22 - Mount Vernon Man Shot In Parking Lot of Supermarket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 22, 2022

Mount Vernon Man Shot In Parking Lot of Supermarket

A Mount Vernon man was shot in the parking lot of a city supermarket this afternoon.

Shortly after 2 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022, Mount Vernon Police responded to the p...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

7/19/22 - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Announces Launch of Level Up Pilot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 19, 2022

Guaranteed Income Program Comes To Mount Vernon: Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Announces Launch of Level-Up Pilot Program

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard joined local officials and community partners today to announce the...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

6/27/22 - Mount Vernon Man Shot Early Monday Morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 27, 2022

Mount Vernon Man Shot Early Monday Morning

A Mount Vernon man was shot early Monday morning inside of an illegal social club. At approximately 1:30 AM on Monday June 27, 2022, Mount Vernon Police Officers responded to t...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

6/27/22 - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Negotiates Lowest Gas Prices in the State For MV Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JUNE 27, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Negotiates What is Believed to be the Lowest Gas Prices in the State of New York - Exclusively for Mount Vernon Residents

Responding to the crisis at the fuel pump that challenges so many l...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

6/24/22 - MV City Courts Marks The 1yr Anniversary of the Emerging Adult Justice Part of The Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 24, 2022

Mount Vernon City Courts Marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Emerging Adult Justice Part (“EAJP”) of the Court

On Friday June 17, 2022, today marks the one-year anniversary of the official launching...

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Posted on: June 5, 2022

6/5/22 - Mount Vernon Police Investigating Early Morning Domestic Murder-Suicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 5TH, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Investigating Early Morning Domestic Murder-Suicide

At approximately 5:49 am, MVPD responded to a home on South 14th Ave to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, two persons were located...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

5/16/22 - Two Mount Vernon Men Shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 16, 2022

Two Mount Vernon Men Were Shot on South Second Avenue on Sunday Night

Shortly after 9:00 PM, on Sunday May 15, 2022, Mount Vernon Police received reports of shots fired in the area of South Second Avenue and East Third St...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

5/9/22 - United States Conference of Mayors Host Roundtable To Boost Mount Vernon Small Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 9, 2022

United States Conference of Mayors Host Roundtable to Boost Mount Vernon Small Businesses

Mount Vernon, NY - Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, City of Mount Vernon hosted a Small Business Roundtable event with the United Stat...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

4/25/22 - MVPD Launches New Wellness & Community Affairs Division and Wellness Precinct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 25, 2022

MVPD Launches New Wellness and Community Affairs Division Alongside Wellness Precinct

Mount Vernon, NY- On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9am, the City of Mount Vernon will announce the creation of the Mount Vernon...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

4/28/22 - Mount Vernon Arbor Day Celebration 2022 kicks off with a new Tree Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 28, 2022

Mount Vernon Arbor Day Celebration 2022 Planting Season Kicks Off With a New Tree Advisory Board

On Saturday, April 30th, at 11 a.m., Mount Vernon will acknowledge the 150th year of the National Arbor ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Community Conversation: Cannabis

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Last night the City of Mount Vernon hosted a community conversation on cannabis. The event started around 6:30 pm at Double Doors Event space located at 29 Elm Avenue. Guests for the event joined us in-person as well as online via Facebook live. This was ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Recap of Thanksgiving Events

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This has been a busy Thanksgiving week for the City of Mount Vernon. On Monday November 21st, the City of Mount Vernon hosted a Turkey Giveaway at City Hall. Over the span of the 4-hour event we gave away 600 turkeys to Mount Vernon residents. Thank you t...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

MVPD Promotion Ceremony

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Mount Vernon, NY (11/22/2022) - The Mount Vernon Police department hosted a promotional ceremony today at City Hall in council chambers. The ceremony began at 10 am and concluded at 11 am. There were many people in attendance to support the four members o...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Ceremony 2022

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, City of Mount Vernon Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

Mount Vernon, NY (11/11/2022) - Today, the City of Mount Vernon hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony at City Hall in Council Chambers. The event started shortly after 10 a.m. and the...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Mount Vernon Community Fall Festival

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What an amazing day at the Mount Vernon Community Fall Festival. Families from across the community enjoyed free bouncy houses, food vendors, s’mores and hot apple cider bar and family filled fun! Thank you, Mount Vernon, for showing up and showing out! M...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

MVFD Celebrates New Promotion For Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain

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It’s always exciting to gather for a good occasion. Today, we acknowledged our Mount Vernon Fire Department NY for their hard work by awarding EMS Life Saving Citations, promoting a new Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain, and wishing our retirees a farewell...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul Announces $28 Million State Investment, $4 Million For Mount Vernon

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Today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $28 million state investment in 7 cities most affected by pandemic-era gun violence. Amongst those cities is the City of Mount Vernon. $2 Million of these funds are made available by Governor Hochul and Lieutenant Go...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Grand Opening of 7-Eleven at 156 Mount Vernon Avenue

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Today, we hosted the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new 7-Eleven located at 156 Mount Vernon Avenue. This 7-Eleven has started a new day for the economic development and revitalization of the City of Mount Vernon.7-Eleven is already mak...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Our first Hispanic Heritage Month event was a major success. People from across the community enjoyed a day of entertainment, food and rich culture!

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

9 Young Adults Sworn Into The Youth Court Panel

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Last night 9 young adults from the City of Mount Vernon were sworn into the Youth Court Panel. They spent most of their summer studying rigorously and gaining an in-depth understanding of the law. Congratulations to all our new Youth Court Panel Members!

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Mount Vernon Knights Inaugural Game

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What a historic moment at the new Memorial Field! The Mount Vernon Knights won their first inaugural home football game at Memorial Field, 32-24! We are proud of our coaches, student athletes and Mount Vernon, we are proud of you! Thank you for coming out...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Youth Bureau HBCU Experience 2022

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The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau brought the HBCU experience to the City of Mount Vernon for the 2nd year in a row! It was a great evening of education, entertainment, community and culture for our youth! We are excited for all who took advantage of on-site ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Memorial Field Ribbon Cutting

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Memorial Field has been the heart and soul of the City of Mount Vernon for a very long time.  It is the cultural, sports and health crossroads of our community. It is where so many of us made memories and where dreams will be realized. It is one ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Mount Vernon Back-To-School Festival

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The Back-to-School event on Gramatan was a major success! We're glad that the community attended, and we were able to get some essential items for school for our young scholars. Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard collaborated with fellow elected officials Sena...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

MVPD Crossing Guard Luncheon

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Today, we held a recognition ceremony and luncheon for the MVPD Crossing Guards across our wonderful city. Crossing guards represent a community of individuals who work diligently to ensure the safety of our children every day. Many have served 10, 20 and...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

City Fest 2022

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Mount Vernon showed up and showed out last night at CityFest 2022! It was a successful fun filled event for our children to our seniors! There was a great sense of unity and community, and I am excited for where Mount Vernon is going as we continue to mov...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Mount Vernon Auxiliary Police Officers Receive Promotion

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We want to congratulate all the new Mount Vernon Auxiliary Police Officers, promotion of our new Auxiliary Police leadership and recognize three of our pioneer retirees for your exemplary service to our community. I wish you all well and pray much success...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Department Receives New Hybrid Vehicles

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Yesterday we unveiled the first delivery of the Mount Vernon Police Department new hybrid, fully equipped police vehicles.October of 2021, we placed an order for 20 vehicles using ARPA funds and we are excited that our commitment to public safety and our ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Mount Vernon Police Youth Academy Graduation

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Congratulations to the 2022 Graduating Class of the Mount Vernon Police Youth Academy! 22 young cadets received their certificates of completion for their diligence during this 2 week program! I am so proud of each of you! We hope to see you next year!

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Mount Vernon Welcomes McKissack & McKissack

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Today, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard was excited to cut the ribbon of our newest business McKissack and McKissack and welcome CEO, Cheryl McKissack-Daniel to their new regional office right here in the City of Mount Vernon. McKissack is the oldest minorit...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Donna Jackson Sworn in As Deputy City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon

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We are excited to stand proud with Donna Jackson, our new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon. Her experience and expertise are a great fit for The City Clerk's Office, and we are excited to welcome her with open arms!

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Speaks At Department of Recreation Summer Basketball Clinic

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard stopped by the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation Summer Basketball Clinic and spoke to our young hoopers about the importance of sportsmanship and hard-work on and off the basketball court. It was amazing seeing all the b...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

David Gibson Sworn in as New Deputy Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Police Department

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We are excited to welcome our New Deputy Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Police Department, David Gibson. He previously served as a supervisor and held numerous titles with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosiv...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

11 Probationary Firefighters Graduated Today From The Mount Vernon Fire Academy

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We are so proud of the 11 new probationary Firefighters of the Mount Vernon Fire Department who graduated from the Mount Vernon Fire Academy today. Each of the graduates are Mount Vernon residents and we're happy that they chose this career path to serve ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

National Night Out 2022

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National Night Out 2022 was a great evening of community and neighborhood camaraderie! Thank you to the Mount Vernon Police Department for organizing such a positive event for our children, seniors, neighbors and friends!

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

32nd American Disabilities Association Act Ribbon Cutting

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Today, we had a ribbon cutting at Nichols Playground on High Street in honor of the 32nd American Disabilities Association Act. This is the first ADA Playground in our city, and we’re excited to have a safe space where families and children with different...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

The City of Mount Vernon is Proud to Partner with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Refrigerator Program

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The City of Mount Vernon is proud to partner with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Refrigerator Program. We salute Westchester Latinos Unidos along with Tyrae Woodson-Samuels for their leadership in bringing much-needed food relief...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery Hosted an Information Session in Mount Vernon

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On April 15th, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $3 million would be made available to assist Mount Vernon residents impacted by the sewer and water infrastructure crisis in the city. Yesterday, The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery hosted an Inform...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

23 New Probationary Officers Head to the Police Academy

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Join us in congratulating 23 of the newest Probationary Police Officers of the Mount Vernon Police Department. We're looking forward to seeing how each of you will contribute to keeping our community safe! 

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Posted on: July 4, 2022

200 Mount Vernon Residents Lined up to Receive Their Huge Discount on Gas

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200 Mount Vernon Residents lined up to receive their Huge Discount on Gas at our Blasting into Summer Savings Event! It was a great way to kick off the holiday! Special thanks to Atlantis Management Group for your partnership and the Mou...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

200 Young People Were Sworn into the 2022 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program

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Today, over 200 young people were sworn into the 2022 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program! This summer, each of them will have an opportunity for career exploration through hands on experience in the community ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

2nd Annual Let Your Colors Shine Pride Celebration

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We had an amazing time yesterday at our 2nd Annual Let Your Colors Shine Pride Celebration! Shoutout to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and Mount Vernon Capp for hosting such an inclusive and diverse eve...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Gun Violence Awareness Month

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What a great way to kickoff Gun Violence Awareness Month in the City of Mount Vernon, Today's ceremony with our youth and community partners was a great success. We want our young people and their families to know that ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Eric Crump Sworn In As Director of Constituent Services

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 Mayor Shawyn Patterson swore in Eric Crump as our newly appointed Director of Constituent Services. The Director of Constituent Services role is to assist residents with navigating our variou...

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Posted on: May 30, 2022

2022 Memorial Day Ceremony

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Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the great men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our great country. Thank you to all who attended our Memorial Day Ceremony! Let’s continue to wave our flags high and to serve our country! &a...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

16 MVPD Recruits Finish Police Academy

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Congratulations to the 16 Mt. Vernon residents who graduated today from the Westchester County Police Academy. Our recruits showed up and showed out. They won 50% of the special recognition awards.  We are prou...

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

MVPD Receives National Police Appreciation Award

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Congratulations to all the men and women of the Mount Vernon Police Department for receiving your awards during our National Police Appreciation Award Ceremony! We thank and appreciate each of you for continuing to show up and doing the great work of poli...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

2022 State of The City Address

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Thank you all for joining us for the 2022 State of The City Address. We are moving Mount Vernon Forward together. If you missed it, be sure to watch it on all CMVNY social media platforms.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

MVPD Launches Wellness Division & Precinct

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Today, the Mount Vernon Police Department launched the Wellness Division & Precinct which is the first of its kind in the region. This is much more than a co-response model but a comprehensive model to violence prevention, intervention and restorative...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Tim Allen Sworn In As the new Director of Communications for the City

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Congratulations to Tim Allen, the new Director of Communications for the City of Mount Vernon. As a lifelong creative and with over 10 years of digital media and communications experience, his eye for detail and ability to tell stories through film narrat...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance Walk and Youth Health Fair Was A Success

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Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance Walk and Youth Health Fair was a major success!! Special thanks to Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels, Assemblyman J Gary Pretlow, Council President Derrick Thompson, Councilwoman Cathlin Glea...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Mount Vernon Fire Department Tours Newly Renovated Firehouse

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The Mount Vernon Fire Department walked into their newly renovated Temporary Station 4 Firehouse after the closure of the Oak Street Firehouse due to health and safety concerns in 2021.This facility will allow Mount Vernon’s Bravest to respond to the citi...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Congratulations to The 12 Probationary Firefighters Sworn in Today

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Congratulations to our new class of 12 Probationary Firefighters who were sworn in today and will start our in-house Academy on Monday facilitated by Lt.Roderick Hines who is also the Executive Officer for the Mount Vernon Fire Department NY recruit train...

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Posted on: April 17, 2022

Mount Vernon Recreation Department Hosts Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Day

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Thank you to our Recreation Department for hosting the Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at Hartley Park on Saturday.  The children had fun with musical chairs, arts and crafts, jump rope, snacks and prizes.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul Announces $150 Million Mount Vernon Infrastructure Investment

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We thank Governor Kathy Hochul for this historic investment of $150 million into the City of Mount Vernon. Rebuilding our infrastructure is critical to the economic, social and physical health of the community. Thank you to the Mount Vernon, Westchester a...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Mount Vernon Community Mourns Kalya Green

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The mental emotional and spiritual health of our community especially of our children must be the priority and we must come together. As a community our common goal must be the safety and healthy development of our young people. Our heartfelt prayers and ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Undefeated Mount Vernon Knights Win New York State Championship

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Congratulations to the 2022 undefeated New York State basketball champions, our Mount Vernon Knights on your historic season. We are so glad that you are a part of history.

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Hangs out with DPW Workers

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Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard took some time to meet with our DPW workers to see the progress of our sewer work being done in the city. It’s not nice work but it’s necessary to fix decades of infrastructural problems that have impacted our city. Now is th...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2022

Mount Vernon Youth Talk featured in Black Westchester!

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The first Mount Vernon Youth Talk Forum, an open dialogue between Mount Vernon youth and elected officials, took place June 13th, 2022 at Allen Memorial Church!

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Announces MVYB’s SP4OG as finalist for Community Project Funding

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The Safe Place 4 Our Girls is one of two grants written for by Executive Director Debbie Burrell-Butler to expand our offerings to support the ever changing needs of the young ladies in our community. “Receiving notification that SP4OG is one of the commu...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

WJCS - Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau staff, CTC members and law enforcement received Youth Mental Health First Aid training from WJCS through a SAMHSA grant they received in the fall of 2021. This grant allowed the agency to offer trainings in YMHFA focusing pri...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

A Conversation with Charles Oakley

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Youth and adult supporters pictured with former NY Knicks star, Charles Oakley at his recent book signing. Young adults from the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Gun Violence Prevention (G.V.P) were in attendance both in-person and virtually.   &nbs...

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