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John Haffey

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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    NEW YORK -- Sponsored by Pace University students and backed by state politicians, a newly-signed New York bill is sending a strong message to circuses currently featuring performance elephants: not in our state.Legislation developed by students in Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Clinic was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, making New ...

  2. Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    This October, nearly 4,000 New Yorkers from across the state came together to promote health, community and longevity, thanks to LiveOnNY's annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day.Currently in its third year, Organ Donor Enrollment Day brings individuals and organizations together to help save the lives of the 120,000 Americans – 10,000 of whom live in New York – currently waiting for a ...

  3. From Commercials To Concerts, Westchester Choral Society Keeps Singing

    From Commercials To Concerts, Westchester Choral Society Keeps Singing

    In 1942, the movie “Casablanca” premiered at the Hollywood Theater in New York City. A postage stamp cost three cents and gasoline was 19 cents per gallon. It was also the year 15 singers came together to perform Bach’s “B Minor Mass,” forming what is known today as the Westchester Choral Society (WCS).Chorus members have come and gone since that first gathering, but the collective ...

  4. White Plains Hospital Forum Sheds Light On Pancreatic Cancer

    White Plains Hospital Forum Sheds Light On Pancreatic Cancer

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Responsible for the death of over 43,000 Americans annually, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease in the United States. Due in large part to its lack of identifiable symptoms, pancreatic cancer has an incredibly high rate of lethality after diagnosis. To help Westchester County residents learn more about screening, prevention and treatment ...

  5. 'Fall' In Love With Your Home This Autumn With Seasonal Décor Tips

    'Fall' In Love With Your Home This Autumn With Seasonal Décor Tips

    The arrival of fall, with its briskness and ever-changing foliage, means it's time to make homes both cozy and festive. Not sure how to bring nature's colors indoors? Wallauer’s Design Center shared their tips on how to decorate any home in seasonal splendor below:Relax in StyleFor those seeking a simple upgrade, decorative custom pillows are the perfect fall touch. By selecting your ...

  6. Pace Men's Basketball Team Scores At Food Bank Of Westchester

    Pace Men's Basketball Team Scores At Food Bank Of Westchester

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. – The Pace University men's basketball team recently paid a visit to the Food Bank of Westchester in Elmsford, and helped prepare food for those in need.The Setters assisted at the Food Bank of Westchester by sorting, organizing and packaging different types of bread. Then, once prepared, the bags were placed into large boxes, which were sealed and sent out for delivery. ...

  7. Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- In today's car-centric world -- especially in a place like Westchester County -- the inability to drive can feel like a loss of independence. This is especially true with seniors, who, as they age, can find themselves unable to safely operate a vehicle. While the normal aging process can slow reaction times and on-road awareness, studies have shown that ...

  8. Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Vaccinations impact the world, and save lives globally. That's why it's especially important for parents to ensure their children are properly guarded against disease with the necessary antibodies. "Vaccines protect your child and everybody else with whom they come in contact with against serious and often deadly diseases," said Dr. Jill Ratner, ...

  9. CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    A breast cancer diagnosis can trigger a host of immediate questions and concerns. However, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference when beginning treatment said Dr. Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, director of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System at CareMount Medical.Below, she shared five questions to consider when newly-diagnosed:What is the stage and type of ...

  10. WMC Doctors, Nurses And Staff Run For A Cause At New York City Marathon

    WMC Doctors, Nurses And Staff Run For A Cause At New York City Marathon

    A team of 12 runners from Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) representing different backgrounds and medical professions across the Hudson Valley will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5. Team members will raise money in support of the patients they care for at WMCHealth’s 10 Hudson Valley hospitals. Here is a closer look at the runners who will “Go ...

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