YONKERS, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Yonkers this week:
- Yonkers High School graduate Chris Ortega received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 W&M Global Film Festival in January for his short film, "Infinite," which was originally made for a school project.
- A two-alarm, full structure fire engulfed the Goldens Bridge Firehouse on Monday morning, sending at least one firefighter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
- Yonkers firefighters were forced to evacuate a building after a mattress fire consumed it with smoke early on Tuesday.
- A Yonkers charter school was fumigated for bed bugs.
- A dozen shining shovels broke the first ground of what will soon be Yonkers' very own Hyatt Place Hotel at the Cross County Shopping Center.
- Several Yonkers firefighters were credited with saving a woman during a Mount Vernon house fire on Tuesday, Feb. 25, according to fire officials.
- Lillo Brancato, a Yonkers native who gained fame for his roles in "Bronx Tale" and "The Sopranos," will return to acting after serving an eight-year prison sentence, according to News 12.
- Two men pleaded guilty to various charges in connection with a fatal stabbing in Yonkers that occurred in May, according to a statement released by the Westchester County District Attorney's office.