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Bronx Man Arrested for Cocaine Possession after Accident on I-95

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:37

Jorge G. Molina

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On January 8, 2018, at approximately 1:05 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a one car property damage accident on I-95, City of New Rochelle. During the interviewing of the driver of the vehicle, Jorge G. Molina, age 36, of Bronx, NY, probable cause to search the driver and the vehicle was established.

Man Rescued by New Rochelle Police After Falling Through Ice on Echo Bay

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:22

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police rescued a man in his fifties who fell through the ice on Monday evening off the shore of Five Islands Park in New Rochelle.

"He was in the water for about ten minutes," said New Rochelle Police Sergeant Christopher Castiglia. “He was taken to Montefiore Hospital (New Rochelle) and treated for hypothermia.”

Police did not have an update on the man’s medical condition.

“He is lucky somebody heard him,” said Castiglia. “Nobody’s out there walking around. He could have died.”

New RochellePolice & Fire

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Food For Thought

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:16
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Magnet, Pre-K Open Houses Begin Next Week

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:50

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The time is here to enroll students into one of the City School District of New Rochelle's three elementary school magnet programs or the universal prekindergarten program. The first of three open houses is set for next week. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center, 129 Barnard Road. Prekindergarten through second grade. Learn about the magnet and universal prekindergarten program.

New RochelleEducation

Trinity's Briana Bartels Balances School, Tennis

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:32

Briana Bartels and her father, Salifu Mohammed

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Briana Bartels, a tournament tennis player at 10 years old, is proof that elementary school students can devote time to their passions and be top academic performers. The Trinity Elementary School fifth-grader is as well known in her school for being an excellent student as she is for returning volleys on the court.

"That leadership she shows on the court, she also shows in the classroom," said Trinity Principal Anthony DiCarlo. "Teachers love having her in class."

New RochelleEducation

Jan. 2 BOE Meeting Notes

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:27

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The following items were some of the key actions taken by the Board of Education at its January 2 meeting.

Change orders

New RochelleEducation

Language Offerings to Become Consistent

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:19

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A committee of parents, teachers and administrators is working on redesigning the City School District of New Rochelle's world language offerings at the elementary level to provide equitable access to high-quality language instruction from an early age throughout the District.

New RochelleEducation

Jefferson Drop-Off Improves Safety, Traffic Flow

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:11

A new drop-off lane at Jefferson Elementary School allows buses to pull off of busy Weyman Avenue.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Buses bringing students to Jefferson Elementary School no longer stop cars along Weyman Avenue, thanks to a drop-off lane that improves safety and allows a smooth traffic flow.

Part of the $106.5 million bond construction, the new drop-off area is a perfect example of a modest change making a big difference. Five buses can fit in the lane, shifting them off of the busy by-way.

New RochelleEducation

BOE Urges Continuation of CHIP, DACA programs

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:08

The New Rochelle Board of Education votes Tuesday in support of federal CHIP and DACA programs.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education urged Congress and President Trump this week to continue two federal programs that help many children obtain health insurance and protect undocumented residents from deportation if their parents brought them to the United States when they were young.

New Rochelle

Reminder: Report Building Issues with Tracking System

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:55

A web-based system allows residents to report issues in District buildings.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With frigid weather gripping the region, it's a good time to be reminded that there is an easy and effective way to report issues regarding City School District of New Rochelle building conditions or operations.

Icy blasts bring their own set of challenges to maintaining school buildings, and the freezing temperatures make it even more important to ensure that classrooms, auditoriums and other areas remain safe, comfortable spaces that are optimum for learning.

New RochelleEducation

Public Comment Invited About Proposed Remedy to Address Contamination at Brownfield Site on North Ave., New Rochelle

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:48

Public Comment Invited About Proposed Remedy to Address Contamination at Brownfield Site on North Ave., New Rochelle

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NEW YORK, NY -- The following link opens a fact sheet that invites the public to comment on a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Schmuckler’s Dry Cleaners Site #C360088 (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c360088cuprop.pdf

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through February 5, 2018. Please see fact sheet for details.

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News From County Executive-elect George Latimer

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:58
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Latimer Nominates 4 Key Members to Lead the Incoming Administration

Ken Jenkins, Joan McDonald, John Nonna and Catherine Cioffi, are first four to be nominated to join the County Executive’s Staff

As his term as Westchester’s County Executive approaches, County Executive-elect George Latimer today announced the nomination of the core leadership team for his upcoming administration.

Latimer, who takes office on January 1, 2018 has named four individuals to assume leadership posts as his team of staff members begins to take shape.

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Latimer Announces Re-Appointments to new County Administration

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:52
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- On the heels of announcing the new members of his County leadership team earlier this week, Westchester County Executive-elect George Latimer today indicated some members of the existing County government that he has asked to continue to serve in his upcoming administration.

Latimer named seven current individuals to continue in their leadership posts into the new Administration:

* Mae Carpenter - Commissioner - Senior Programs and Services Department

* Rocco Pozzi - Commissioner - Probation Department  

TOTS_WideWestchester County

Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight Against Touro

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:33

Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight Against Touro

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle's men's basketball team concluded their first semester slate of games on Tuesday night as they captured their second consecutive win, defeating Touro College by the score of 85 to 62. The win was the team's fourth in its last five contests. They now enter Winter break with a record of five wins and six losses. 

New RochelleSports - College

Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:08

Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle women's basketball team hosted the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Monday afternoon at the Monroe Athletic Complex.  The Blue Angels lost to the Mariners by a final score of 40 - 74.

Sophomore Melissa Perez (Queens, NY) and senior Chelsea Thomas (Bronx, NY) both scored a team-high nine points apiece. The other starters, sophomore Dar'Neisha Brice (California, MD), junior Aaliyah Fields (Hollywood, MD), and senior Caitlin Harrison (Bronx, NY), each scored four points. Harrison also grabbed 14 rebounds on the afternoon.

New RochelleSports - College

Comeback Falls Short For Iona MBB at Canisius 85-78

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:45

Comeback Falls Short For Iona MBB at Canisius 85-78

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A first half run proved to be the difference for Canisius this afternoon as the hosts held off a second half comeback effort from the Iona College men's basketball team, 85-78, in MAAC action.

Despite the Gaels (7-7, 1-1 MAAC) building a 12-point lead, the Golden Griffins (8-7, 2-0 MAAC) closed out the opening half on a 31-5 run to go into the halftime break up 43-29. Iona was held without a field goal for the final 6:15 of the first period as a pair of free throws from Roland Griffin were the only points in the span.

New RochelleSports - College

Annual Retail Business Registration Required by Jan. 31, 2018

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:21

city of new rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle’s Retail Business Registration Program requires all retail businesses to register with the City and renew their registration annually. The deadline for registration is January 31, 2018. All non-retail businesses in New Rochelle are also encouraged to register. Businesses can renew/ register online in English or Spanish at www.newrochelleny.com/business using a valid e-mail.

New RochelleBusiness

Alternate Side Parking Restrictions Suspended for Winter Months

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:52

Alternate Side Parking Restrictions Suspended for Winter Months

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Parking regulations are suspended due to street sweeping operations during the winter months from January 1 to March 31, 2018. A complete listing of streets is located in the City Code Article X Schedule 312-84.

Reminder: Parking regulations exist throughout the City for other reasons than just street sweeping. Please carefully review the posted parking restrictions against the list as non-street sweeping related parking regulations will be enforced.

 

New RochelleWeather & Traffic

Cold Weather Tips from Westchester County Health Dept.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:38

Cold Weather Tips from Westchester County Health Dept.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With below-freezing temperatures forecasted through Tuesday, the Westchester County Department of Health reminds residents to take precautions against hypothermia and frostbite and to take care when heating their homes using alternate heating sources.

Check in on neighbors. Seniors and infants less than one year of age should never sleep in a cold room and should be dressed in warm clothing to prevent the loss of body heat. If a safe temperature cannot be maintained inside your home, make temporary arrangements to stay elsewhere. 

New RochelleWeather & Traffic

Some New Rochelle Lakes & Ponds Open for Skating

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:30

Some New Rochelle Lakes & Ponds Open for Skating

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The recent Arctic blast has one upside: some of New Rochelle’s skating lakes and ponds have been inspected and are now open for skating effective today, January 2. Park staff have posted white signs with red lettering indicating skating is now permitted at these locations:  Paine Lake, the South Lake of Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes at New Rochelle High School, and Carpenter’s Pond.

New RochelleSports - General

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