Good morning sunshine — at last! Here’s what’s up around theLoop and around the region:
The commute should be better today than driving through that downpour yesterday. Although a part of the Saw Mill Parkway in Mount Pleasant remained closed early this morning due to flooding, the rest of the area roads are now good to go. With many still reeling from Hurricane Irene, FEMA has established a center in White Plains to help folks with filing insurance claims and apply for federal funds.
While remembering the victims of 9/11, the Volunteer Center of the United Way is using Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the attacks to rekindle the unity and community effort that emerged from that horrific day. Serve and Learn: Westchester remembers 9/11, a gathering of non-profit agencies offering one-time or ongoing volunteer opportunities, will be held from 2-7 p.m. today at the County Center in White Plains.
Things are not looking too good for the former administrator of the Glen Island Center nursing and rehabilitation facility in New Rochelle who confessed Thursday to bilking Medicaid of $2.2 million and not paying taxes. Eufemia Fe Salomon-Flores could face three years in prison. Also on the legal front, four companies will pay more than $200,000 as part of a lawsuit involving the clean-up of a superfund site in Rye Brook.