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Newsday: New Rochelle police close Main Street in reported standoff

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:53
A New Rochelle-based blog, Talk of the Sound, tweeted that police entered the building "in force" accompanied by a hostage negotiator

Journal News Hires Armed Guards After Its Map Of Gun Owners Causes Backlash: Report

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:52
The Journal News, the newspaper that published the names and addresses of registered local gun owners in the wake of the Newtown shootings, reportedly hired armed guards to protect its office in West Nyack, N.Y., because of the backlash.

Noam Bramson Interviewed by Bill O’Shaughnessy on WVOX

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 01:40
On December 14, 2012 — the day he announced his candidacy for Westchester County Clerk — Noam Bramson had the pleasure of sitting with Bill O’Shaughnessy for an interview at the WVOX studio in New Rochelle.

China's airing of 'V for Vendetta' stuns viewers

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 23:08
Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of "V for Vendetta's" famous line: "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."

Sext Instagram account incites riot

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 14:11
A large group of Swedish teens formed an unruly mob and then stormed a high school and mall... all over an Instagram account

School boundary fights

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 17:37
Many affluent parents like racial diversity because they want their kids to be comfortable in a multiracial society, but they are not excited about socioeconomic diversity because it will start to affect the quality of their children’s education.

Uber CEO says the return of his company's taxi-summoning service is "imminent" as the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission votes in favor of a yearlong test.

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 17:11
Uber CEO says the return of his company's taxi-summoning service is "imminent" as the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission votes in favor of a yearlong test.

U.N. summit implodes as U.S., others spurn Internet treaty

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 17:11
United Nations summit breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed

NYC teachers’ fund pledges $1B to post-Sandy rebuilding

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 12:54
A pension fund for New York City teachers will contribute $1 billion to rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Green schools: Long on promise, short on delivery

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 23:52
"People have the mistaken impression that once buildings are LEED-certified, they're always going to run energy-efficiently," Dillingham said. "They don't."

Feds fear Annabi will flee the country

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:03
Federal prosecutors are worried that former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi will skip town before starting her six-year prison sentence and want her grounded. In a letter to U.S.

Before Computer Rankings and the Superdome There Was Notre Dame vs. Alabama in the 1973 Sugar Bowl

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 22:33
The undefeated, untied Fighting Irish, who entered the 1973 bowl season ranked third, had been tempted by a more lucrative offer from the Orange Bowl. But a dare was a dare, especially one with the national championship on the line.

Congress declares opposition to UN takeover of the Internet

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:29
Congress certainly can't agree on much, but we've now discovered what it will unite for: opposing a United Nations "takeover" of the Internet.

New Rochelle High School librarian pleads guilty in effort to woo 16-year-old boy

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 04:32
A New Rochelle High School librarian who was arrested in May after coming to a 16-year-old student's home bearing condoms has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.

New Rochelle Woman Charged In Theft of Cosmetic

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:04
A New Rochelle woman was accused of stealing a cosmetic from the New Rochelle Stop & Shop on Thursday, police said.

Students Find Summer Language Abroad Program Transformative // News // College of Arts and Letters // University of Notre Dame

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 01:03
Whether they camped with Bedouins in the Jordanian desert, visited ancient temples in Japan, hiked around the Black Forest of Germany, or took a road trip to the beaches of Ecuador, the alumni of the University of Notre Dame’s Summer Language Abroad (SLA) grant program agree on one thing: their experience was completely transformative.

Ex-NYPD cop reveals how not to get a ticket

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 00:13
"If he can see everybody's hands, immediately his blood pressure goes down, his pulse gets a bit slower," Kane said. "If it's nighttime, turn on the interior lights in your car. If it's night or day, lower all the windows on your car. … And put your hands up on the steering wheel - high, where the cop can see them."

On-time high school grad rate is 72%

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 22:22
Only 72 percent of students in the class of 2011 earned a diploma in four years, according to the U.S. Education Department.

Bloomberg to ask Congress for $9.8 billion for Sandy costs

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 20:27
The mayor says public, private and indirect losses to the city from the devastating storm totaled an estimated $19 billion.

Tax Watch: Education commissioner directs BOCES to hire proper chief

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 16:15
Snubbed too long by education officials who refused to have his representative run their regional agencies, state Education Commissioner John King Jr. has told Boards of Cooperative Educational Services to hire district superintendents in Southern Westchester, Western Suffolk and Orange-Ulster counties.