Sandy Toy Drive, Storm Clean Up Volunteer Opportunities and a Budget Vote

Five things you should know for today, Nov. 29.

1.) Peekskill Common Council Budget Vote
The Peekskill Common Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. inside city hall to vote on the 2013 budget.

2.) Second Suspect Charged in Friday Stabbing Death
Peekskill police announced Wednesday Maurice Walker, 32, of Mount Vernon, was charged in the stabbing death of Alexander Rochester, 23, of Peekskill, Friday morning. Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, was caught and charged with second-degree murder several hours after Rochester was killed.

3.) Volunteers Needed for Storm Clean Up at Breezy Point
The Emerald Isle Immigration Center is picking up volunteers at the Verplanck Schoolhouse, located on Sixth Street in Verplanck, 7 a.m. Saturday Dec. 1 and Dec. 8  to help with storm clean up at Breezy Point. Advanced registration is required. Register by going  here.

4.) Toy Collection at Gymnastics City
Gymnastics City, located 2121 Crompond Rd. in Cortlandt Manor is collecting unwrapped, new toys for children affected by Sandy. Toys will be distributed to children in Breezy Point, Rockaways, Marine Park Brooklyn, Massapequa, Long Beach, Island Park, etc. Call gym city at (914)734-1616 for more information.

5.) State Monitors Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Efforts
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York State is keeping an eye on the many fundraising efforts launched in the name of helping victims of the superstorm. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said his office has sent letters to 75 nonprofits requesting information on their fundraising and relief activities related to Hurricane Sandy. Click here for more details.


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