Thousands Sing Happy 100th Birthday to White Plains; 27 Westchester School Districts Make Best in NY List

Here’s what’s happening today, Jan. 4 in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:

1.) Happy belated birthday White Plains! The City of White Plains turned 100-years-old on Jan. 1, which marks the day in 1916 when it officially became a city. According to the White Plains Historical Society‘s Facebook page, White Plains originally existed as a separate village and town toward the end of the 19th century before the state declared it as an official city.

Click here for some sweet pictures of the rosewood and silver ceremonial gavel given to the City’s first mayor on Jan. 1, 1916, and check out White Plains Mayor Tom Roach’s?video of thousands of New Years revelers singing Happy Birthday to the City just after midnight:

2.) While Westchester is known for its amazing school districts, it’s always nice to see it acknowledged in the media. has ranked 27 in the County among the 100 best school districts in the state, according to White Plains Daily Voice.

Here are the 27 districts who made the list along with their ranking:

  • Rye City School District (No. 2)
  • Chappaqua Central School District (No. 3)
  • Scarsdale Union Free?School District (No. 5)
  • Edgemont Union Free?School District (No. 6)
  • Byram Hills Central?School District (No. 7)
  • Bronxville Union Free?School District (No. 10)
  • Ardsley Union Free School District (No. 12)
  • Briarcliff Manor Union Free?School District (no. 16)
  • Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District (No. 18)
  • Rye Neck Union Free?School District (No. 19)
  • Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free?School District (No. 21)
  • Mamaroneck Union Free?School District (No. 24)
  • Harrison Central School District (No. 26)
  • Hastings-on-Hudson School District (No. 28)
  • Bedford Central School District (No. 30)
  • Pelham Union Free?School District (No. 31)
  • North Salem Central School District (No. 35)
  • Irvington Union Free?School District (No. 42)
  • White Plains City School District (No. 43)
  • Croton-Harmon Union Free?School District (No. 51)
  • Yorktown Central?School District (no. 54)
  • Union Free?School District of the Tarrytowns (No. 58)
  • New Rochelle City School District (No. 64)
  • Somers Central School District (No. 68)
  • Pleasantville Union Free School District (No. 78)
  • Hendrick Hudson Central?School District (No. 94)
  • Lakeland Central?School District (No. 96)

Click here for the?full story and details on each of the districts in the White Plains Daily Voice.

3.) Here are today’s headlines: