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New Rochelle School Officials Working with Gun Control Advocates to Stage Walkout Next Week

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:12

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle school officials have announced they will temporarily suspend the "controlled access posture" at New Rochelle High School to accommodate student gun control advocates who have organized a protest event on the campus next week.

Students, working with school officials, have planned a 17-minute walkout demonstration to demand stronger gun control laws at 10 a.m. on March 14th.

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New Rochelle Task Force on School Violence Sets Inaugural Meeting for Saturday

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:33
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Task Force for Reduction of Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, a committee created by the City School District of New Rochelle, will hold its first meeting on Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting had been scheduled for Wednesday March 7th but was postponed due to the weather.

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New Rochelle Man, a Bronx School Teacher, Busted on Child Pornography Charges

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:55

Tyler Davidson

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A New Rochelle man who is a special education teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in the Bronx has been arraigned on child pornography charges.

Tyler Davidson, 37, was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court, was charged with one count of Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and one count of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child.

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New Rochelle Task Force on School Violence Members Named

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:50

Dr. Jonathan Brice

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This is official press release from City School District of New Rochelle. Talk of the Sound was barred from the press conference and blocked from receiving the press release. It has been the policy of Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne to bar Talk of the Sound from press releases, media availabilities and press conference. This press release was provided to Talk of the Sound by another media outlet.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The members of the New Rochelle Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth were announced today by Chairman Dr. Jonathan Brice.

The 46 community members, City and School District officials and others represent a wide cross section of New Rochelle, including law enforcement, educators, parents, students, business and non-profit and faith-based organizations. Many of the members are New Rochelle High School alumni. They were chosen from nearly 300 applications.

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Camp Shape Registration April 11

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:38

Camp Shape Registration April 11

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Camp Shape will be returning to the New Rochelle community for another summer. 

The program represents a collaboration between the City School District of New Rochelle Athletic Department and Backyard Sports, a Westchester-based recreational program provider. The camp features sports specific programming in soccer, basketball, and tennis and is open to all New Rochelle young athletes in grades three through eight. 

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NRHS Wrestler Captures State Crown to Cap Perfect Season

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:18

NRHS Wrestler Captures State Crown to Cap Perfect Season

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School junior wrestler Jake Logan ended a perfect season by winning the state title in the 182-pound class on Saturday at the Times Union Center in Albany.

"It may be cliché, but it's surreal," Logan told The Journal News. "It's awesome. It's something I've worked for as long as I can remember."

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City's Planned Move to Downtown Offers New Rochelle School District Historic Opportunity

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:01

City's Planned Move to Downtown Offers New Rochelle School District Historic Opportunity

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The planned move of New Rochelle city government offices from 515 North Avenue offers a historic opportunity for the City School District of New Rochelle to gain space for operations and classes.

The School District has shared the 121,000-square-foot building for decades, with city government on the ground floor and first floor and the District on the second and third stories. With the move, expected sometime in 2021, the School District will gain an additional 86,000 square feet for instructional space, offices and other uses.

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Letter from the Superintendent

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:16

Letter from the Superintendent

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 

City School District of New Rochelle Community Members,

As school safety and security remains on our minds both locally and nationally, I can report that we in the City School District of New Rochelle are seeing progress on several fronts. You may have seen earlier this week that we have reached an agreement with the city of New Rochelle to station armed police officers at New Rochelle High School through the end of this school year.

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50-100 Youths Engage New Rochelle Police in March Madness Riot at New Roc City, Youths Stomp on Patrol Cars, Threaten to Shoot Police, 1 Tased, 4 Arrested

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 07:01
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RAW VIDEO FROM MARCH MADNESS RIOT

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police responded to reports from civilians of 50 youths fighting inside the Sky Zone Trampoline Park at New Roc City shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night. As the group spilled out into the courtyard between Buffalo Wild Wings and the Marriott Residence Inn, a police officer in a patrol car next to the unused mini-precinct called for backup as a group of teens began jumping up on and down on his vehicle.

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League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation to Feature Presentation on New Rochelle’s Leading Suffragists

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:31

Carrie Chapman Catt on 81st birthday, in New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and Carrie Chapman were three pivotal figures in the fight for women’s right to vote. Each of the three women also had distinct ties to New Rochelle.

At the Friday, March 16th “League of Women Voters’ Coffee and Conversation,” city historian Barbara Davis will give an illustrated presentation on the three courageous, brilliant women and the time they spent in New Rochelle. The topic is in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, which occurred on November 16, 1917. 

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03/18 Classical Concert Featuring Works by Women Composers to be Performed at New Rochelle Public Library 3 PM

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:21

Classical Concert Featuring Works by Women Composers to be Performed at New Rochelle Public Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Cellist Nelly Rocha and pianist Jessica Osborne will perform a concert featuring the classical works of remarkable women composers on Sunday, March 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. The program features works by female composers of diverse nationalities and backgrounds who challenged the status quo, as actress Victoria Pollack will relate in brief dramatic renderings between pieces.

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New Rochelle City Hall to Relocate Downtown

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:32

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- At his State of the City speech on March 1, Mayor Noam Bramson announced the move of City Hall offices back downtown, from 515 North Avenue to 45 Harrison Street, the current site of Fire Station #1 and the future home of MacQuesten Development’s $110 million mixed-use development.

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Caution: Artists at Work!

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:16

Caution: Artists at Work!

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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center offers a Fun-Filled Art Camp and Class during Spring Break, April 2-6, 2018.

If you’re looking for a place for your little ones to mix creativity with fun then send them to the Pelham Art Center! Here we explore all possible avenues through which they can channel their budding talent. Choose from our Art Camp which is for ages 3-7 and Create with Clay! for ages 8-14.

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New Rochelle Task Force on School Violence Sends Out Membership Notifications

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:18

Dr. Jonathan Brice

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Dr. Jonathon Brice has sent out notifications to people selected to be on the New Rochelle Task Force on the Reduction of Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth. The Task Force membership will be announced publicly on Monday. 

Brice stated the first Task Force meeting will be held on Wednesday March 7th at 6 p.m. in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School.

The meeting will not be open to the public.

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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Delivers 2018 State of the City Address

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:20
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This is the embargoed press release and prepared speech.

Bramson pledges continued comprehensive, community-wide focus on school safety while highlighting dramatic progress on economic, environmental and social priorities.

Five new projects unveiled; Move of City Hall to downtown announced

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Speaking to an overflow crowd at the annual State of the City Address, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson pledged to continue a comprehensive, community-wide focus on student safety, while also citing momentum on economic, environmental, and social priorities to affirm confidently that “there has never been better cause for optimism and excitement” about New Rochelle’s future.

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New Rochelle Man, Charged with Murder, Convicted in Pistol Whipping Violent Crime Spree After Separate Trial

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:19

Sincere Smith

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Sincere Smith, 22, of New Rochelle was convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree, a felony, after a jury trial, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today.

The jury handed up the verdict Feb. 28, 2018 after a week-long trial regarding an incident on May 13, 2017 at a barber shop on Main Street in the City of New Rochelle.

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Community Baby Shower

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:27
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New Rochelle High School Establishes Regular Armed Police Presence

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:11
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle and the City government have come to terms on a plan to provide a daily armed police presence in and around New Rochelle High School.

“Today, we have reached an agreement with the City of New Rochelle to establish a regular armed police presence at NRHS for the remainder of the school year,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne in a letter to parents. "Police officers will be assigned to monitor school entrances and to patrol the periphery of the school property.

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New Rochelle High School Model Congress Tour Invite Gets No Takers from Long Island High Schools

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 22:56
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School offered a tour of the school and a discussion on school safety to six Long Island high schools that announced 11 days ago that they would not attend an upcoming Model Congress event in light of recent school violence in and around the high school.

There were no takers.

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Kindness Counts Challenge Begins at Ward Elementary

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:20

Kindness Counts Challenge Begins at Ward Elementary

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It's been said no act of kindness - however small - is ever wasted, and Ward Elementary School faculty and administrators are reinforcing that through its month-long kindness challenge.

Coordinated through the School's Student Council, the "Kindness Counts Challenge" activities are intended to remind everyone how easy it is to be kind and how compassion, sympathy, helpfulness or thoughtfulness can make a huge difference in someone's life.

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