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Scarsdale Man Charged with Rape and Sex Abuse

rahimoonThe Daily News is reporting that the son of a Pakistani diplomat who lives in Scarsdale was charged with raping a 13-year-old Bronx girl and sexually abusing her friend. The suspect's father, Muhammad Rahimoon is a community/welfare counselor for the Pakistani government.

According to the report, Mehmood Rahimoon (Rey), age 20, of Scarsdale met the victim on an app called Whisper in October of this year. He contacted the girl several times before meeting her in October. On December 1, Rey and the girl had sex in a room at the River Road Motor Inn on Webster Avenue in Woodlawn.

Rey is also charged with forcing a 13 year-old friend of the victim to touch his private parts, according to prosecutors. At the time, the girl's father was waiting at her school to pick up his daughter and the victim. When her dad called, the friend said that she and the victim were working out in the park with their running club. Rahimoon got on the phone and told the father that the girls would be back at school soon.

That night, the friend told her dad what happened and he called the police. In order to catch Rahimoon, detectives set up a meeting with him in upper Manhattan on Tuesday night 12-8-15. Rahimoon drove a car with consul license plates to the liaison where he was arrested.

Rey does not have diplomatic immunity. Prosecutors say he confessed and was charged with raping a minor, sex abuse, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. His bail was set at a $20,000 bond or $10,000 in cash. Rey's sister said he is currently studying business at Westchester Community College.

Holiday Shopping: Shanti & Deva Handmade Ethnic Jewelry and Formative Designs

Shanti & Deva Holiday Jewelry Boutique: shantinecklaceTis the season to make an impact with your holiday shopping. Shanti & Deva will host a Holiday Boutique this weekend of December 12-13th from 12 - 5pm at 2 Winslow Place,Scarsdale. Shanti & Deva, a socially conscious initiative, designs handmade ethnic jewelry that shares cultural stories and showcases traditional artisanship from around the world.

Check out the stunning collection of necklaces and bracelets made with artisanal beads here: These wearable Shanti Holiday Boutique 20166artifacts are meaningful, handmade and woven with a unique story.

For the continued support of Nepal, a portion of the proceeds will be sent directly to those responsibly rebuilding local communities.

Holiday drinks and seasonal snacks will be provided, see below for details! Please send along to anyone who might want unique holiday treasures for friends and family.


Formative Designs in Scarsdale is holding an event and party on Thursday, December 10 which will bring some of New York's hottest designers to Scarsdale to showcase their work, including holiday gifts made exclusively for Formative Designs and not found formative1elsewhere. Here's your chance to meet the designers and see and buy their art and accessories. Italian Architect Sergio Mannino, Furniture and Accessories designers Kate Casey and Ariane van Dievoet, the fresh new faces of American furniture design Evan Z Crane and Ethan Abramson will be on hand. Also featured will be other works by Formative Designers and dynamic, exciting art and accessories by local artist Shreya Mehta, the woman behind "Art for a Cause".

The event will be held in two parts, with an in-person sale throughout starting from 10 am to 2 pm, and an artist reception and celebration from 7- 9 pm in the evening. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Due to limited space, the evening event is invitation only. To attend, please email For more information click here20% of the profits will be donated to the formative2Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.



Young Frankenstein On Stage at SHS this Weekend

frankanatomylessonThe Scarsdale High School Drama Club is busy rehearsing for the upcoming performance of Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks, scheduled for November 20-21 at SHS. The story follows Frederick Frankenstein as he obtains his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Fredrick brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. The monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

rollinthehayThis play is full of humor and music to keep the audience laughing the entire time. The show will be performed at the high school on November 20 and 21 at 7:30 and November 22 at 2:00. Tickets will be available here and at the door. All ages are welcome.

Cast of Young Frankenstein:togetheragain

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Dillon Orlando
Elizabeth Benning: Ava Bradlow
Inga: Caroline Donat
The Monster: Marco Pompa
Frau Blucher: Megan Reynolds
Igor: Harry Gale
Inspector Kemp: Kristen Schepis
Hermit: Genna Schuster
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein:Robby Chapell
Ziggy: Sydney Prince
Herald: Caroline Kutzin

Photos by Jon Thaler. See more photos and purchase your own at

300 Students from 30 Schools Participate in Scarsdale Debate Tournament

Debate1Scarsdale High School hosted its annual Scarsdale Invitational Debate Tournament on November 13-14. This year was the largest event the team has ever sponsored, drawing the most competitors and raising the largest profit in its eleven-year history. On Friday afternoon, 300 students from 30 different high schools arrived at Scarsdale. They came from six states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and even Florida.The tournament's success depended on the help of over 100 members of the Scarsdale Speech and Debate Team, many parents volunteers, and coach Joe Vaughan. They all worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to make sure the event ran smoothly, providing delicious meals all weekend long, housing competitors and judges who had traveled long distances, and managing the many logistics of the tournament itself.

The tournament offered competition in four categories - Varsity and Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate and Varsity and Novice Public Forum Debate. The Scarsdale Invitational is a national circuit tournament, meaning competitors who reached the semi-final round in Varsity fields received half qualifications to the Tournament of Champions, the prestigious national tournament. The winners in Varsity Public Forum were from Delbarton, New Jersey and the winner in Lincoln Douglas was from Lake Highland Preparatory, Florida.
All in, it was a fun but busy weekend. The team looks forward to hosting the same event next year and can't wait for the rest of the season that is in store.

13 Residents Elected to Citizens Nominating Committee

electionresultsThe Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election conducted by the Procedure Committee was held Tuesday, November 10 in Village Hall. Linda Blair Doescher served as the Chair of the Election Committee. Thirteen Scarsdale residents from Scarsdale five elementary school districts were elected as the Class of 2018. They will join the current CNC members in December and January to select candidates for village trustee and village justice of the Scarsdale Citizens Non-Partisan Party. These candidates usually run unopposed in the March Village elections.

The total number of voters was 224; 25 voters used the mail-in ballots. Number of voters by district was Edgewood (24), Fox Meadow (84), Greenacres (66), Heathcote (34) and Quaker Ridge (16).

Joining the CNC is a diverse, committed group of citizen volunteers.

Edgewood: Eric G. Cheng, David J. Peck
Fox Meadow: Madelaine Eppenstein, Brian Nottage, Eve P. Steinberg
Greenacres: Michelle Sterling, Jeannette Sloan Warner
Heathcote: Charles Baltman, Jeffrey L. Goodwin, Lauren Myers Mintzer
Quaker Ridge: David Dembitzer, Michael Gorelick, Nancy Steinberg

Election results, the members of the Citizens Nomination Committee and the Non-Partisan Resolution which governs the non-partisan election process for Scarsdale village positions can be found at the Procedure Committee website: