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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Mount Vernon Kicks Off Comprehensive Planning Process

MOUNT VERNON HOSTS KICK OFF COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROCESS

Mayor Patterson-Howard Announces Start of City’s First Comprehensive Plan Since 1968 & Launches ‘Envision Mount Vernon’ Planning Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decemb...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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.

At a...

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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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Press Release & Media Advisories
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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