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City of New Rochelle Launches First Bike-Share Program in Westchester County

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:27

Pictured left to right: New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, City Manager Charles B. Strome, III, Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon, Deputy Commissioner of Development Gina D’Agrosa and Director of Planning and Sustainability Kevin Kain take an inaugural b

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Today, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and City Manager Charles B. Strome, III joined other City officials and cycling enthusiasts in a ride from New Rochelle City Hall to Anderson Plaza to mark the official launch of the first bike share program in Westchester County.

New RochelleGeneral News

New Rochelle Drainage Project Goes With the Flow, Provides Ease to Residents

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:21

New Rochelle Drainage Project Goes With the Flow, Provides Ease to Residents

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY) hosted their 51st annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on April 7, 2018 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.

New RochelleGeneral News

City Manager Charles B. Strome, III Appoints Joseph F. Schaller as NRPD Commissioner

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:09
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- City Manager Charles B. Strome announced today the appointment of Joseph F. Schaller as New Rochelle Police Commissioner, and the promotion of Captain Robert Gazzola to Deputy Commissioner. The commissioners were sworn in at a ceremony at City Hall on Friday morning.

“A national search attracted a number of qualified applicants, including members of our own department,” said City Manager Strome. “After an extensive interview process, we were pleased to find that the most suitable candidates were within our ranks.”

New RochellePolice & Fire

Amy Paulin Expresses Relief at the Closure of the Domestic Violence Firearm Loophole

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:52

Amy Paulin's BOCES Board vacancy bill Signed into law

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) expressed her appreciation for today’s signing by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of a bill that closes a long-standing loophole connecting domestic violence and gun violence.  This new law is substantively similar to what has long been advocated by Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Diane Savino, including in a New York Daily News Op-Ed published in November.

TOTS_WideNew York State

Cappelli Joins with City Officials for Groundbreaking of The Standard

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:43

Cappelli Joins with City Officials for Groundbreaking of The Standard

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Executives of the Cappelli Organization joined with New Rochelle city officials on April 25th for the groundbreaking of The Standard, a new 14-story residential building located on the site of the former Standard Star newspaper building in downtown New Rochelle.

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New Rochelle School District Adds Eid al-Fitr to 2018-19 Calendar

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:31

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle calendar for 2018-2019 includes a newly added holiday: the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which will be observed on June 5, 2019.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and falls on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The date will shift from year to year because the Islamic lunar calendar differs from the Gregorian calendar.

New RochelleEducation

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle Launches 2nd Community Reads Program with Theme of “Finding a Home in America”

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:20

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle Launches 2nd Community Reads Program with Theme of “Finding a Home in America”

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle (MBKNewRo) is pleased to announce the next theme in its Community Reads program: “Finding a Home in America.” Every year, about one million people move to America to find a new home. They come from Mexico and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, from all corners of the globe. Many of them find different ways to be accepted in America and prosper.

New RochelleEducation

Frank Valencia Indicted on Weapon and Assault Charges in Case Unrelated to the Shooting of Yonkers Police Officer

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:22

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced

Frank Valencia of New Rochelle has been indicted by the Westchester County Grand Jury on the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony

These charges stem from an incident Sept. 11, 2017. The indictment alleges, Valencia fired a weapon multiple times at a vehicle occupied by several people.  No one was injured.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

New Rochelle Residents Address Task Force at Public Meeting

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:03

New Rochelle Residents Address Task Force at Public Meeting

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Seventeen residents addressed the New Rochelle Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth on Saturday, April 14, to offer suggestions and other input aimed at keeping the community and City School District of New Rochelle schools safe.

They spoke at a public meeting of the Task Force in New Rochelle City Hall. More than 70 residents attended, including many of the Task Force members.

New RochelleEducation

Be a Good Cookie Lacrosse Tournament a Huge Success

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:40

Be a Good Cookie Lacrosse Tournament a Huge Success

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Sam Rosenberg and Evan Phillips, both 14 and freshmen at New Rochelle High School, organized and hosted this weekend’s third annual BE A GOOD COOKIE Lacrosse Tournament. This year the two raised more than $12,000, bringing the three-year total to $37,500 in support of children’s cancer research.

New RochelleSports - Youth & High School

New Rochelle Grand Opening Alert | Tailgate Dogs & Sausages

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:26

New Rochelle Grand Opening Alert | Tailgate Dogs & Sausages

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tailgate Dogs & Sausages, Inc. (“TGDogs”) introduces the most mouthwatering and tastiest way to Tailgate, with its inaugural location opening at 766 North Avenue in New Rochelle, New York on May 5, 2018.

New RochelleBusiness

Former Bookkeeper Charged with Grand Larceny for Theft from Mount Vernon Business

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:15

Patricia Hunt

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Patricia Hunt, of New Rochelle (DOB 11/20/1947), was arraigned Thursday in Mount Vernon City Court in front of Judge Nichelle Johnson on one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a felony.

New RochellePolice & Fire

Iona Announces Contract Extension for Tim Cluess

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:07

Iona College

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College is pleased to announce a contract extension for men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess through the 2024-25 season. The extension adds three years to Cluess' previous deal. 

New RochelleSports - College

New Rochelle High School Science Research Students Gain Awards, Experience in Two Events

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:57

From left: Teacher Jeff Wuebber, students Zahra Masih, Casandra Chen, Leora Segal and Maura Kelly Yuoh

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Science Research students at New Rochelle High School continue to win accolades beyond the city limits, with two students winning awards in the Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair, and four attending the recent 33rd Annual Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at SUNY Albany.

New RochelleEducation

Three Teens Indicted for Events that Resulted in the Death of New Rochelle H.S. Student Valeree Schwab

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:35

Dominique Slack

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that the Westchester County Grand Jury has indicted Z’inah Brown for the January stabbing death of another New Rochelle High School student, 16-year-old Valeree Schwab.

Brown has been indicted on one count of each of the following charges:

·         Murder in the Second Degree, a class A-1 felony

·         Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B felony

·         Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor

New RochellePolice & Fire

Sincere Smith of New Rochelle Pleads Guilty to Robbery in Ossining

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:12

Sincere Smith of New Rochelle Pleads Guilty to Robbery in Ossining

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sincere Smith (DOB 05/10/95) pleaded guilty Monday to Robbery in the First Degree, a class B felony, for a robbery that took place in the Village of Ossining Feb. 12, 2017. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 13, 2018, and faces up to 25 years in prison. Smith, of New Rochelle, is currently in custody in Westchester County awaiting sentencing.

New RochellePolice & Fire

Anti-Bullying App Available for New Rochelle School District

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:13

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students, parents and others can now report bullying and other troubles that may impact students in City School District of New Rochelle from their cell phones and tablets with the app that is available from Anonymous Alerts.

The app is an extension of the agreement the School District reached recently with Anonymous Alerts®, a patented, anonymous two-way communications® system that empowers students to anonymously report bullying and harassment, weapons, drug/alcohol usage and other safety concerns directly to school officials.

New RochelleEducation

Global Firm ‘Guidepost Solutions’ Chosen to Conduct Safety, Security Assessment

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:43

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Guidepost Solutions LLC, a global security consulting firm based in Manhattan, has been chosen to conduct a security assessment of the City School District of New Rochelle schools.

The New Rochelle Board of Education voted to hire the company at its Tuesday meeting.

New RochelleEducation

101 Students Inducted into National Honor Society

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:04

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School inducted 101 students into the National Honor Society earlier this week in a ceremony that highlighted the four standards that are central to a society member: leadership, character, service and scholarship.

The ceremony was held on May 22 in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium. Each of the inductees received a certificate. Art Faculty member Alexandra Brock was honored at the ceremony.

Here is a list of students inducted into the National Honor Society:

 

New RochelleEducation

Report Building Issues with Tracking System

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 08:22

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The system for reporting issues with City School District of New Rochelle school buildings is now easier to find on the District's homepage. Look for the icon of a school building and the words "Report issues with school buildings and facilities" above the "Quick Links" section. Access the District's condition reporting system directly here and also under DISTRICT SERVICES on the Health & Safety page.

 

New RochelleEducation

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