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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Food For Thought

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:07
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Prom Killer Who Ripped Off NYC Schools After Hurricane Sandy Now Up for Tenure at New Rochelle High School

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 05:14

Shadia Alvarez, courtesy of Daily Mail

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New York City Department of Education Office of Special Investigations Investigative Report on Shadia Alvarez

 

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Despite repeated assurances to the contrary, the New Rochelle Board of Education has once again hired an employee who could not pass a basic background check — suggesting that no employment background check was done or that school officials knew of her sordid past and hired her anyway.

Records obtained by Talk of the Sound are raising serious questions about New Rochelle High School’s decision to hire a former New York City school principal, once dubbed the “Prom Killer” by the New York Post, for a key administrative position.

Come have Your Best Summer Ever at Pelham Art Center!

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:35

Come have Your Best Summer Ever at Pelham Art Center!

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PELHAM, NY -- Start planning your summer! The Pelham Art Center is offering week-long classes and camps for the youth and semester-long classes for adults. There’s no better place to let your imagination run wild than at the Pelham Art Center where you create in art studios with lively, dynamic artists.

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AJC Westchester/Fairfield to Honor Stephen Lowey with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:19

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- AJC Westchester/Fairfield to Honor Stephen Lowey with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the AJC L’Dor V’Dor Gala at the Ritz Carlton New York, Westchester, Thursday, May 10, 2018. AJC CEO David Harris will present the Award.  Remarks by Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and Regional President Richard W. Cohen.  Keynote address by Seffi Kogen, AJC Director of Campus Affairs.

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Engel Submits Testimony at Townhall Blasting the Postal Service for Poor Performance

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 13:11
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel submitted testimony at a townhall event hosted by the United States Postal Service on Tuesday blasting postal officials for the inadequate response to the systemic issues plaguing mail service in Westchester and the Bronx.

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Habitat for Humanity of Westchester- 30th Anniversary- Antiques, Art, Collectibles Discovery Weekend

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:56

Habitat for Humanity

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NEW YORK, NY -- Event:  Habitat for Humanity of Westchester- 30th Anniversary- Antiques, Art, Collectibles Discovery Weekend

Who: The Appraisers Road Show

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 19th & 20th  --- 10 am to 5 pm

No appointments needed, experts available for on-site home visits

Where:  659 Main St., New Rochelle, NY

Cost: $10 for first item, $5 for additional items, after five no charge

Contact: Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, (914) 403-4821

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05/18 Summer in the City 06:30 PM

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:39

Summer in the City

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Board of Commissioners of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau invites you to

Summer in the City: 4th Annual Summer Employment Fundraiser

May 18, 2018, at 6:30 pm

An evening of music, dancing, great food, raffles and more!

Mulino's At Lake Isle

660 White Plains Road - Eastchester

$65 on or before Friday, May 4th.

$80 after Mat 4th

For tickets information or sponsorship opportunities contact:

New Rochelle Youth Bureau

914-654-2954 ~ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F

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NRHS Senior Commended for Cancer Research

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:50

ZAHRAMASIH

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With all the accolades New Rochelle High School senior Zahra Masih has been accumulating for her research in cancer treatments, it may be surprising to hear that she hadn't settled on science as a career goal when she entered the school.

"I came in with the mindset that I am going to try everything and I will shut my doors as I go along and whatever is left over, that's what I'll pursue," she said.

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Nomination Period Opens for New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual “Women of Excellence” Awards

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:25

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NEW YORK, NY -- The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce today announced that nominations are now open for the organization’s 17th annual Women of Excellence awards. Each year, the Chamber honors approximately four to five women whose efforts have made meaningful contributions to the vibrancy of the New Rochelle community. Nominees may live or work in New Rochelle, or they may be former residents who continue to make a significant impact on the city.

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Cappelli Joins with City Officials for Groundbreaking of The Standard

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:01

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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Scammers Targeting Con Edison Customers with Lies About Smart Meter Program

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:27

Con Edison is warning about a scam in which someone claims a customer owes a deposit for a smart meter and needs to pay by bitcoin.

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NEW YORK, NY -- Con Edison is warning customers about a scam in which a caller says the company will shut off power for an extended period unless the customer immediately pays a deposit for a smart meter.

The scam usually targets business customers and the scammers often request payment by bitcoin.

Con Edison does not require deposits for smart meters and does not accept payment by bitcoin.

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New Rochelle Class of 2018 Achieves Ivy League Sweep

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:02

CUTLINE: BACK ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: James Calano, Randall St. Louis, Kiera Jackson, Samuel Pekats, Andrew Sorota, Elijah Pomerantz and FRONT ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: Andrew Sirota, Brea Watkins, Kimberly Collins, Zahra Masih, Dana Walters, Justin Sirota

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 has marked a rare achievement – all eight Ivy League colleges have accepted at least one of the school’s graduating seniors.

With acceptances rolling in, 13 members of the class have chosen to become freshmen at seven of the Ivy League schools. (Columbia University accepted two members of the class, but both have chosen to attend other schools.)

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Engel Announces 2018 HUD Funding for Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Yonkers

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 09:36
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers have been awarded federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling more than $8.7 million for FY 2018.

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United Hebrew Honors Three for Outstanding Contributions to Westchester’s Senior Community at Its 7th Annual Community Service Awards

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 08:00

Rita Mabli, United Hebrew; Jeff Menkes, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Eileen Davidson, The Ursuline School; Charles Fazzino, renowned pop artist.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Three accomplished professionals, who share a commitment to improving the lives of those they touch with their spirited community leadership, were honored by United Hebrew of New Rochelle on May 3rd at the organization’s Seventh Annual Community Service Awards. Jeff Menkes, Eileen Davidson, and Charles Fazzino were recognized for their advocacy and commitment to developing programs, services, and artwork that enriches the lives of seniors on United Hebrew’s campus, in the Westchester community, and beyond.

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New Rochelle High School Principal Planning Radical Overhaul of Grading Policy

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:40

New Rochelle High School Principal Reginald Richardson Addressed a Series of Students Assemblies

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --Principal Reggie Richardson sent a letter earlier today to all pedagogical staff at the school disclosing plans to drastically overhaul the grading system at New Rochelle High School.

Under the plan, currently in committee, the school would move from a 0-100 grading system to an F-A system (whether to offer an A+ grade is under discussion). There would be no weighting for Honors/AP classes (under the existing plan honors grades are weighted by 1.05, AP grades are weighted by 1.10). Class rank would be eliminated.

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Folk Arts Series: Hawaiian Hula Dancing

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:43

Folk Arts Series: Hawaiian Hula Dancing

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PELHAM, NY --

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Aloha! Hula dancers will take you to the Hawaiian Islands through song dance and audience participation. Basic hula dance moves, a Hawaiian song and some Hawaiian words will be taught. After the dance there will be a workshop on making colorful lei.

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The Tangled Web Between the Montgomery County, Maryland Public Schools and the New Rochelle City School District

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 03:00
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin was recently confronted by questions about the integrity of the  “Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth”. Concerns were raised about the committee’s ability to evaluate any failures by the district administration when the chairman was recommended by the leader of the district administration, namely, Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.

Relkin replied. Relkin lied.

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2018 New Rochelle Board of Education and Library Board Candidates Announced

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:03

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

Rate Article:  0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet Qualified candidates (in order filed), as of the deadline - April 25th, 5 PM - are:   SCHOOL BOARD (2 seats):
  1. Adrienne Moses
  2. Christopher Daniello
  3. David Peters
  4. Valerie Samn
  5. Julia Muggia Ochs
  6. Jakub Lau
  7. Vincent J. Malfetano
  8. Heriberto Contreras
  LIBRARY BOARD (4 seats):
  1. Whitney Barrat
  2. Corey L. Galloway
  3. Quentin S. Jacobs
  4. Sara Cullen Langlois
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Temple Israel of New Rochelle The Torah's Birthday Party!

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:50
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Iona, New Rochelle Reach Agreement for the Expansion of Hagan and Spellman Halls

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:26

Proposed Hagan Atrium

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle and Iona College announced today a comprehensive agreement that, when fully executed, will allow for the inward expansion of two campus buildings while addressing neighborhood concerns regarding the campus perimeter, and resolving recent legal disputes.

Collaborative work between the New Rochelle City Council, City staff, and Iona College has created a framework to advance the review of additions to Hagan and Spellman Halls, currently being reviewed before the Planning Board. The agreement includes:

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