Yonker‘ Free Pre‘‘ SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2020 - BRIAN HARROD PUBLISHER EDITOR It’s going to be harder to find a plastic straw in Yonkers starting today Plastic Straw lowed by increasing monetary fines af- Phone: (914) 813-5400 ter each subsequent violation. Crackdown In The city ordinance will coincide with the state’s single-use plastic bag Yonkers ban. By BRIAN HARROD The Recycling Truck Stops Here New York State is banning all By BRIAN HARROD The recyclable material that is put single-use plastic bags today, but out by Westchester County residents Yonkers is taking the ban one step is collected and delivered to the further. material recovery facility in Yonkers Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano says The Daniel P. Thomas Material food and beverage establishments in Recovery Facility (MRF) in Yonkers the city will be prohibited from pro- has processed more than 140,000,000 Yonkers Public viding single-use plastic straws, un- pounds of recyclables collected by less specifically requested by cus- municipalities in 2019. Schools Public tomers. Despite a worldwide recession The rule change was first sug- that has hit the recyclables market Budget Meetings gested by the students at Paideia hard over the past two years, the sale By BRIAN HARROD 15 Elementary School. One student, of recyclable materials generated rev- Adam, says the change will have a big enue of nearly $3,000,000. impact on the environment. Daniel P. Thomas Material Re- Any establishment found to be in covery Facility Superintendent of Schools Dr. violation of the new law the first time Address: 1 A, Stew Leonard Dr, Edwin M. Quezada invites the will be issued a written warning, fol- Yonkers, NY 10710 Yonkers community to join him for Yonkers Free Press SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2020 - BRIAN HARROD PUBLISHER EDITOR 2 a series of Town Hall Meeting on the (UNDP) Deputy Assistant Admin- The Jewish proposed budget. istrator Shawyn Patterson Howard, Women’s Circle’s Mayor, City of Mount Vernon Honorees: Hamentash Bake Mary Calvi, CBS news anchor and author By RABBI MENDY HURWITZ Shirley Vaughn Jackson, educator and author Danielle Kohn, student Poet Laureate A networking reception will follow On Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6 the program. PM at the Chabad of Yonkers ladies All members of the Westchester and girls can bake delicious, tradi- community are invited. tional hamentashen and gain some in- Don’t miss this excellent program! sight about the holiday of Purim. The program is free and open to the public. Suggested Donation: $10 Greystone Jewish Center - The Superintendent will speak Chabad of Yonkers briefly about the budget, and then Address: 600 N Broadway, respond to your questions. Yonkers, NY 10701 Phone: (914) 963-8888 International Women’s Day 2020 By BRIAN HARROD A program entitled “Women’s Voices Champion Human Rights” will be marking 25 years since the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women March 8th, 2020 at the Yonkers UNA’s program will feature a panel Riverfront Library from 2:00 till 4:00 highlighting three generations of pm (Registration begins 1:30) prominent Westchester women Guest Speakers: writers who demonstrate that Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, United women’s voices contribute to equal Please RSVP by responding to this Nations Developement Program rights; a Q and A discussion follows. email or texting 914-963-8888.