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Harlem Line commuters being bused to Beacon from Southeast, Taconic closed in Mt. Pleasant

Crowded train commute, slow highway commute, due to the deadly accident yesterday.

Terrible tragedy.

Added by Ben Royce on February 4, 2015 at 6:08am — 1 Comment

Listings section taken down for now, will return in a few months in a new form

In the Listings section you probably saw

"Unable to retrieve gadget xml. HTTP error 404"

over the last few weeks.

Apparently Ning (the blog platform runs on) is migrating to a new code base and threw out all of their third party apps like listings:…


Added by Ben Royce on September 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

I've revived Groups and Discussions

There was some issues with these areas of the site awhile back, but I think they can be of use again.

Added by Ben Royce on August 18, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

New York Times jumps on the Beacon real estate bandwagon

Beacon real estate is heating up.

Lots of shoutouts to names I recognize. The house two over from mine for sale is featured.

One shocker for me:

The mountain, immortalized on the …


Added by Ben Royce on June 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

The Beacon 248 Project: Important meeting tomorrow, 2/10, 7PM, City Hall

The Beacon City Council will discuss the Beacon 248 project on Tioronda Avenue at the Workshop Meeting scheduled fortomorrow, Monday, February 10, 2014 (agenda attached). The applicant and his developer will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions from the Council.

Based on the last Council workshop on January 27th (video now available on the City’s website and on channel 22) when the Council first reviewed this project, there will be questions…


Added by Ben Royce on February 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Take Metro-North to Penn Station from Beacon

It's a few years away, but this is wonderful news for those of us who have to get to the West Side.

Added by Ben Royce on January 9, 2014 at 6:34am — 3 Comments

Suspended Beacon detective gets 6 months in jail

A suspended City of Beacon police detective convicted of reporting a false burglary to police to cover up an affair he had with a criminal informant was taken out of a courtroom in handcuffs this morning and brought to the…


Added by Ben Royce on January 6, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Amtrak and Metro North Hudson Line service suspended indefinitely

5:54 AM train out of Poughkeepsie derailed near Spuyten Duyvil, 4 dead.

Same spot where a garbage train derailed in mid July.

Added by Ben Royce on December 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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