WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. The Daily White Plains is reflecting on the news stories that mattered most this year. Here's a look at how the top 10 headlines of 2011 continue to affect White Plains residents:
Former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley resigned in February after being convicting of domestic violence charges filed by his estranged wife, according to the New York Times. Mayor Thomas Roach won the executive position in a special election this March:
Bradley was arrested in November after the Westchester District Attorney's Office and White Plains police announced they had enough evidence to charge the former Democratic assemblyman with violating a court order preventing him from contacting his wife.
Randall Cutler, an attorney representing Bradley, characterized calls from Bradley's cell to his wife's phone as accidental "pocket dials." Cutler said her number was in Bradley's Blackberry history because the Bradley children used her telephone to call their father.
After a December arraignment, Bradley spent approximately four hours in jail before posting the $10,000 bail ordered by Acting Supreme Court Judge Susan Capeci.
White Plains learned Saxon Woods Park has become a "destination" for anonymous sex when county police arrested 16 men in "operation overexposed. " However, details about the sex sting became scarce after Westchester acknowledged it illegally released sealed court cases when sending mug shots and arrest information to the press.
It is unclear whether Saxon Woods Park still functions as a place for people to meet and hook up. However, no additional public lewdness or forcible touching charges related to incidents in the park have been reported to the media.
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