The Mount Vernon Inquirer Online Newspaper
Mount Vernon's Hometown Newspaper
Established in 2004 by Joe and Luisa Parisi, former publishers of the Mount Vernon Inquirer. This site provides unparalleled news about the city of Mount Vernon and beyond.
August 17, 2019
The Inquirer will not return as online paper as previously announced
Joe Parisi, longtime publisher and editor of the award winning Mount Vernon Inquirer, has announced that the Inquirer will remain shuttered for good.
Parisi and his wife, Luisa, founded the Inquirer back n 2004 and encountered resistance from some Mount Vernonites, since they lived in Pelham.
After the publication of about three issues, the public started to warm up to Parisi, since they realized his intentions were extremely positive. The Inquirer printed strictly positive news about Mount Vernon; contrary to the negative press the city was getting from the daily paper.
Throughout the years, Parisi received countless awards for his reporting, and even traveled to South Korea to cover a story on two occasions.
Regrettably, Parisi suffers from neuropathy, which is a progressive decease and is hindering him when he ambulates.
“I want to thank the many friends I made during my 15 years in Mount Vernon, along with the loyal support I received from everybody,” said Parisi.
Parisi will be keeping the Mount Vernon Inquirer’s website active, so visit the site at your leisure.
August 16, 2019
Engel Announces $167,000 Federal Grant for Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center
For the past 45 years, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center has provided comprehensive, high-quality care to undeserved communities in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This federal grant will help it continue its strong and rich tradition of service.
“As I saw firsthand on my recent visit, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center is a cornerstone of NY-16’s health care system,”said Rep. Engel. “Without it, many of our neighbors would not have a place to receive high-quality care. I am pleased to have supported the health center’s recent application for a federal grant. Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center serves as a reminder as to why we must continue funding community-based providers.”
“For almost five decades, the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Network has been committed to ensuring that residents of our community have access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Ms. Opal D. Dunstan, MPA, CPHQ, CEO of Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. “This HRSA grant of $167,000 will enable us to continue to deliver Integrated Behavioral Health Services including prevention and treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance and opioid use disorders. We thank Congressman Engel for always demonstrating his steadfast support of the value our Health Center's mission."
Congressman Engel has helped lead the effort to secure health center funding. Earlier this year, he signed an appropriations letter urging reauthorization of the Health Center program, which provides funding for clinics such as MVNHC. He also voted for legislation, H.R. 2470, that would increase funding for community health centers by $50 million for fiscal year 2020.
August 16, 2019
Summer Entrepreneurship Final Competition at WCC