Jonathan Bandler, The Journal News

Jonathan Bandler

The Journal News

White Plains, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Memorial Field, 'jewel of Mount Vernon,' unveiled after long-awaited rebuild

Westchester County and Mount Vernon officials on Wednesday unveiled the rebuilt Memorial Field athletic complex, which was years in the making. → Read More

Memorial Field, once 'the heart of the city,' to reopen in Mount Vernon this week

Once one of the Hudson Valley's most prominent athletic complexes, Memorial Field will reopen in Mount Vernon this week after a long-delayed rebuild. → Read More

Job fair for Mount Vernon residents kicks off new city employment initiative

A job fair for Mount Vernon residents could land them immediate career opportunities with Acacia Network , with positions that pay $35,000 and up. → Read More

Yonkers shooting: Man convicted of firing gun, assaulting detective in Getty Square

Jurors could not agree on whether Darren Smith intended to kill a Yonkers detective, but he was convicted of other crimes. → Read More

Armonk lawyer who bilked clients out of millions sent to prison

Laurieanne DeLitta owes $5.4 million, including $2.8 million that the New York Lawyer fund for Client Protection has paid some of her victims. → Read More

Harrison police officer retires after larceny arrest

Sokol Biberaj of Dobbs Ferry retired from the Harrison Police Department after being arrested for allegedly stealing a skylight. → Read More

Mount Vernon dismissed from cop's federal lawsuit alleging sex abuse by superior

Mount Vernon police Officer Lucy Roches-Bowman alleges she was sexually abused by then-sergeant Aristotle Evans while they were on duty. → Read More

Postal workers arrested after mistakenly leaving fraud evidence in Yonkers hotel, feds say

The postal workers were allegedly paid $100 or more for each envelope containing fraudulent unemployment insurance debit cards that they intercepted. → Read More

Mount Vernon man Negus Kirton sentenced to 25 years to life in slaying

The prosecution called the slaying of Michael Toro "calculated and excessive" in asking for the maximum sentence. → Read More

Trailblazing construction services firm pursuing affordable housing in Mount Vernon

The firm has plans for affordable housing and retail, as well as a community workforce office that will teach job skills and help minority contractors → Read More

Mistrial declared in Mount Vernon manslaughter case

The Westchester District Attorney's Office says it intends to retry Carlton Naughton in the fatal stabbing of Chinyelu Browne. → Read More

Mount Vernon man guilty on weapon charge, but jurors still unsure on manslaughter

A Mount Vernon man who fatally stabbed his sister's ex-boyfriend received only a partial verdict Tuesday. → Read More

Westchester settles lawsuit over construction problems with youth detention center

Westchester has settled a lawsuit with a Georgia company that worked on the county's adolescent detention facility in Valhalla. → Read More

'Trying to protect myself': Mount Vernon man testifies in killing of sister's ex-boyfriend

Carlton Naughton said he continued to defend himself after Chinyelu Browne slashed his face and was unaware that Browne was retreating. → Read More

Mount Vernon man charged with killing sister's ex-boyfriend in street fight starts trial

Carlton Naughton claims self defense in the killing of Chinyelu Browne in Mount Vernon. → Read More

Yonkers man arrested on weapon charges near home of Iranian dissident journalist

A video allegedly showed Khalid Mehdiyev at the door of Masih Alinejad's Brooklyn home. In his car he had a loaded assault rifle, police said. → Read More

Tartaglione makes bid for no death penalty in quadruple homicide case

Ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione's lawyers argue he should not face the death penalty when he goes on trial in the killing of four men in Orange County. → Read More

Mount Vernon police investigate two shootings, two stabbings, including one fatal

Mount Vernon police are investigating two shootings and two stabbings, including the killing of a New Rochelle man, that occurred Friday. → Read More

Diana Casado's killer sentenced as her mom asks why he murdered her daughter

Luis Alturet-Rivera was sentenced to prison after being convicted of murdering Diana Casado in Yonkers in 2017. → Read More

New Rochelle police officer acquitted at trial over off-duty punching of suspect

Michael Vaccaro was found not guilty of attempted assault charges after being caught on video punching a man who was being restrained by other police. → Read More