NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Rose Ann (Caiazzo) Bongo passed away on November 27. She was 86 years old.
She was a lifelong New Rochelle resident, and graduated from Albert Leonard High School in 1947. She became a cosmetologist and worked in New Rochelle beauty shops for nearly forty years.
She married Anthony Bongo in 1956, who passed away in 2012.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph's Church and loved attending daily mass.New RochelleObituaries
Advance Screening of New Matt Damon Movie Downsizing at the Picture House Regional Film CenterRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
PELHAM, NY -- On Friday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m. The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will host an advance screening of the new Matt Damon movie, Downsizing. The Westchester-exclusive screening takes place two weeks ahead of the film’s U.S. premiere.The PelhamsArtsEvent
UPDATE: The initial report that the victim was a homeless man was incorrect. That person, known in the downtown community, was not involved in the incident.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A New Rochelle man died following a collision involving a truck at the intersection of Hugenot Street and LeCount Place in front of Trump Tower.
According to police, the man was hit by the truck, knocked over and then hit his head hard on the roadway surface. The man was taken to Montefiore Hospital New Rochelle where he pronounced dead from a head trauma. The next of kin have been notified.
The incident occurred at about 5 p.m.New RochellePolice & Fire
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Eight windows in two classrooms at New Rochelle High School were smashed out causing more than $1,000 in property damage, according to an Incident Report filed by the City School District of New Rochelle. The classrooms are Room 147 and Room 149 which face out towards the driveway leading towards the administrative parking lot near the school planetarium.
The damage was discovered early Monday morning and appears to have occurred over the weekend.New RochelleBoard of EducationPolice & Fire
New Rochelle Selects its Annual Tree for Holiday LightingRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is one of the biggest holiday traditions in New York City, but in New Rochelle there is Holiday Lighting in Memorial Plaza that's an intimate and festive family celebration which this year will take place on December 6th at 5:30 PM.New RochelleEventHolidays
Students Donned Purple on Nov. 16 to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic CancerRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- At the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center, the staff (pictured) and students donned purple on Nov. 16 to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. The event was first organized at the school several years ago by kindergarten teacher Tara Hernandez in memory of her mother, Gigi Shanes-Hernandez.
Exhibition Opening by Rochelle High School PAVE Art StudentsRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Join the New Rochelle High School PAVE art students at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday (11/30) as they open an exhibition of painting, sculpture, drawing and graphics created during the first marking period.
The works include those inspired by their trip to the The New York Botanical Garden to see the famed glass work of Dale Chihuly.
The exhibition will be on display through December in the bridge to House IV in NRHS.
Learn how their works were created in this video by PAVE student Iran Bravo, a senior.New RochelleArtsEducation
The Nutcracker at New Rochelle High School This WeekendRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tchaikovsky would be in for a surprise if he attended the performances of The Nutcracker at New Rochelle High School this weekend, featuring some 80 New Rochelle students.
The Ajkun Ballet Theatre has incorporated some hip-hop into the seasonal classic. The students who portray the mice get to show their hip-hop skills, while others perform more traditional ballet moves. The students come mostly from the District elementary schools, with some from Albert Leonard Middle School and the private Thornton-Donovan School.New RochelleArtsEducation
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A former Jaguars football player, a state Solicitor General, a New Rochelle City Councilman and a prominent Yale doctor will be added to the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Nov. 29.New RochelleEducation
Trinity fifth-grader Sameira Brown (pointing) discusses a Fazzino work with classmates.Rate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Elementary school students from across the District visiting the exhibit of colorful 3-D Charles Fazzino works at New Rochelle High School were more than art aficionados - they also got to be, in a sense, apprentices.New RochelleEducation
Second-graders in Victoria Treacy's class show their paper bricks on how to be heroes.Rate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- At Jefferson Elementary School, being a hero can mean many things. Just ask the students.
"If somebody falls, I can help them get back up," said second-grader Krista Arena.
"By returning something that was lost," said her classmate, Matthew Munoz.
"Keeping the school clean," said another, Koby Walker.New RochelleEducation
NRHS senior Nasir Dunham practices CPR.Rate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- What better way is there to get a sense of the medical professions than to practice CPR on a fake torso, use an ultrasound machine and practice applying sutures?
Hundreds of high school students from lower Westchester - including many from New Rochelle High School - tried their hands at those and other medical procedures last week when NRHS hosted a "Careers in Medicine" fair.New RochelleEducation
From left, Taz Kim, Julianne Paccione, Elijah Pomerantz, Isabella Gonzalez, Annael Alvarez, David Rubertone, Gabriella Sgobbo, Jada Miller and Alissa JohnsonRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Nine student musicians from New Rochelle High School were among the best high school musicians in the county performing in the Westchester County Area All-State Music Festival Concert on Nov. 16.New RochelleEducation
1st Annual Community Baby ShowerRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- MOMSROC of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau and Nepperhan Community Center - empowerYOU celebrated 50 local mothers at their 1st Annual Community Baby Shower earlier this month at the Hugh A. Doyle Center. The Community Baby Shower was designed to help make a difference in the lives of new families, be it through sponsorships, gifts, or donations.
“We wanted every mom to leave with something, whether it’s meeting another parent or coming out with a piece of knowledge that maybe they didn’t know,” said Kelly Johnson, New Rochelle Youth Bureau Executive Director.New Rochelle
Troop K Headquarters - Troop K once again joining forces with the United States Marine CorpsRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW YORK, NY -- We will once again be joining forces with the United State Marine Corps to make the Holiday Season enjoyable for children in our local communities that are less fortunate. Each Troop K barracks will have a Toys-for-Tots collection box until December 12, 2017.TOTS_WidePolice & FireWestchester County
New York State PoliceRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Police will conduct a Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, 2017, in an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving.
During this enforcement period, Troopers will be highly visible, and drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and additional DWI patrols.TOTS_WidePolice & FireWestchester County
White Plains Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Recognized With Gold Beacon Award For Excellence By American Association of Critical-Care NursesRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, CA, has again conferred its gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (CCU) at White Plains Hospital. The Hospital is a repeat recipient of the Beacon award; having first received it in 2014, and is the only hospital NICU in New York State to receive a gold-level Beacon Award this year.TOTS_WideWestchester County