This is not your average squabble in the suburbs.

The planned construction of a private prep school has divided the Westchester County city of White Plains, pitting supporters, such as billionaire George Soros’ daughter, against residents including former Yankee pitching great Mariano Rivera.

August 30, 2019

Roach And Running Mates No Show At First Citywide Debate

Mayor Thomas M. Roach, Jr., and his running mates, Councilmen John Martin and John Kirkpatrick both running for re-election and Common Council candidate Justin Brasch were a no-show Tuesday, August 22nd for White Plains’ first citywide debate held at the Woman’s Club of White Plains by the three south end neighborhood associations.


White Plains Mayoral Candidate Milagros Lecuona.


Court battle continues over whether challengers will take part in the Sept. 12 primary.

There are shades of Tammany Hall-style politics in Westchester County, a new lawsuit alleges.

Mark Elliott, a Manhattan litigator, is suing White Plains Democratic Party bosses for striking his name from a petition supporting a Democratic challenger for mayor — all because he put his address down as being in “WP” instead of spelling out White Plains.

July 24, 2017

The Hispanic Democrats of Westchester Endorse Milagros Lecuona for Mayor of White Plains.  They believe Milagros is the best candidate to represent the interests of all of the residents of White Plains. In addition to her training as an architect and urban planner, they see her dedication to the preservation of the environment, her commitment to the small businesses throughout the city, and her insistence on having a more open government as invaluable.

June 17, 2017

Westchester / Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO Endorses Milagros Lecuona for Mayor of White Plains

The Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO voted to endorse Milagros Lecuona for Mayor of White Plains. As Lecuona’s campaign gains momentum against incumbent Mayor Tom Roach, Councilwoman Lecuona believes the endorsement reflects her strong track record and a surge of support for her primary campaign.

June 16, 2017

Milagros Lecuona Endorsed for White Plains Mayor by White Plains Professional Fire Fighters – PFFA Local 274

The White Plains Professional Fire Fighters – PFFA Local 274 voted to endorse Democratic Mayoral primary candidate Milagros Lecuona. As Lecuona’s campaign begins to gain momentum against incumbent Mayor Tom Roach, Councilwoman Lecuona believes the endorsement reflects her strong track record and a surge of support for her primary campaign.

June 07, 2017

White Plains Councilwoman Waging A Battle Against Climate Change

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is pulling out of the Paris climate accord to limit carbon emissions and fight climate change. A group of more than 200 mayors have a message for the president: Not so fast. They say their cities will still abide by the emissions targets set by the pact signed by 194 nations.

May 10, 2017

White Plains 2017-18 Budget Hearing Addresses Ladder 34 Service

Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, who has challenged Mayor Roach by throwing her hat into the ring as a mayoral candidate, has been a strong supporter of adding more firefighters to the city’s staff. She asked, “Who made the decision about Ladder 34?”

May 23, 2017

¿Quien es Milagros Lecuona?

Entrevista realizada por Kaffury Magazine a la candidata por la alcaldía de White Plains, su trayectoria política y experiencia de vida como una mujer ejemplar.​

April 18, 2017

White Plains Fire Safety Questioned by Civic Association

Common Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, who is challenging Mayor Tom Roach for his office in a Democratic primary, has made the union's issues a centerpiece of her campaign.

April 04, 2017

Lines Drawn in White Plains Mayoral Race

Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, who announced her candidacy for mayor in January, challenging Roach, withdrew her nomination from the floor before the vote, choosing to take her message outside and force a Democratic primary.

February 27, 2017

White Plains City Councilwoman, Mayor at Odds Over Staffing of Fire Department

White Plains City Councilwoman, Mayor at Odds Over Staffing of Fire Department

January 29, 2017

Common Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona Announces Mayoral Candidacy for City of White Plains

The current administration’s lack of transparency is a major issue: “Developers schedule meetings with city commissioners, but residents are not even able to access basic information. Our citizens are purposely...

February 01, 2017

White Plains Democrat to Challenge Incumbent Mayor

Milagros Lecuona, a Democrat, said she's going to run for the top-elected city position. Her official announcement was 2 p.m. Sunday outside the Westchester County Democrats headquarters at 170 E. Post Road.

May 16, 2016

A Day For Learning About Political Impact

Fourteen women elected officials from Westchester County came to the White Plains YWCA recently to share their stories once again with a new group of bright young women from Westchester schools for the Fifth Annual “Running and Winning” workshop held at the White Plains YWCA; co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, the American Association of University Women, and the White Plains YWCA; and funded by the Westchester Community Foundation.

November 03, 2015

White Plains Voters Re-Elect Common Council Members

Democrat Milagros Lecuona has been a member of the White Plains Common Council since 2008. Lecuona had about 27 percent of Tuesday's voter support, according to unofficial returns. She is chair of Sustainable White Plains, a board member of the White Plains Historical Society and a volunteer firefighter with Hope Engine Company. She has degrees and experience in urban planning and architecture.

December 31, 2015

Women in Business Awards: Milagros Lecuona - Councilwoman, City of White Plains

With a background in architecture and city planning, as well as a focus on boosting green space and sustainability, it’s not surprising that White Plains City Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona has mixed feelings about the wave of development the city has seen. “More development has brought more density and height to downtown…[and] a more dynamic business center to White Plains, but it has also drastically changed the downtown character, which lacks open spaces and parks,” Lecuona says. 

March 15, 2014

White Plains City Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona Touts Campaign to Fight Painkiller Abuse

A local lawmaker is pushing for new legislation to help stop the drug epidemic sweeping across the Hudson Valley. Experts say most addictions are born from a prescription pad of painkillers, so White Plains City Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona is pushing for new steps to keep prescription pain medications out of the hands of kids.

January 17, 2012

A Pedestrian Walkway on the Tappan Zee Bridge?

White Plains City Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona had a stroke of inspiration. An urban planner with an architectural background, she quickly sketched a rendering of the bridge as a pedestrian walkway, similar to New York City’s High Line.

January 11, 2008

Lecuona Brings "Unique Talents"

"I want to work to stabilize our tax base, protect the character and safety of our neighborhoods, increase our affordable housing stock even more, acquire and preserve open space, develop a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown and have an open government willing to work to achieve the best results for our residents.”

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