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White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a landmark Access to Counsel bill, offering legal representation to households facing eviction and other covered proceedings whose annual income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty-line or 60% of the county’s Area Median Income (AMI), whichever is higher. The bill was approved by unanimous vote on Monday night.

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White Plains, NY – Monday night, the Westchester County Board of Legislators elected Vedat Gashi as the new Chairperson of the County legislature. Gashi, who represents District 4, was elected to the position by his fellow legislators in a vote of 17-0.

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White Plains, NY — On Monday evening, the Westchester County Board of Legislators and Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) celebrated Jewish-American Heritage Month with an in-person ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Westchester Day School and recognizing the vital humanitarian efforts of the Westchester Jewish Council for Immigration (WJCI) and the Resettlement Committee for Refugees.

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White Plains, NY - Today, Judge Robert J. Prisco lifted a Temporary Restraining Order issued earlier this week that stopped the Board of Legislators from holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday. Following this ruling, Chairwoman Catherine Borgia submitted a letter of resignation vacating her leadership position to the Clerk of the Board. According to the Rules of the Board, Vice Chair Nancy Barr will become Acting Chair for a maximum of sixty days. During this sixty-day period, the Board will vote to install a new Chair for the remainder of the 2022-2023 legislative term.

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White Plains, NY - A new affordable senior housing development is coming to White Plains following a vote of 17-0 by the Board of Legislators on Monday night. This project has been in the works for nearly two decades, and with the lease agreement now formally approved by the county legislature, the project is finally moving forward.