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New Rochelle High School Secretary Marisol Martell Slapped with 49-Count Felony Corruption Complaint, Stole $35,000

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:20
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Marisol Martell, 47, of Elmsford, NY was arraigned today on a 49-count felony complaint in New Rochelle City Court on charges related to her theft of money from the New Rochelle School District while working as a school secretary in the Athletic Department Office.

Talk of the Sound was first to report of an investigation into financial fraud in the New Rochelle Athletic Department in March 2017 (see related stories below)

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Prime Time 4 Adults Movie Night!

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:49
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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Kol Shabbat Dinner

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:59
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Board of Education Member Maddali Atallah Submits Resignation

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:04

Amy Moselhi Runs for Board of Education in the City School District of New Rochelle.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Board of Education last night accepted the resignation of board member Maddali Atallah. The Board chose to leave the seat, which was vacated immediately, vacant until the next regularly scheduled school district election on May 15.

Atallah, who had been serving in the capacity of vice president for the board, cited personal reasons for the decision she had been considering for some time. Board member Jeffrey Hastie was chosen to serve as the new vice president through the end of the school year.

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Thruway Authority Launches E-Zpass Discount for New Customers

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:47

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NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the launch of a $10 E-ZPass discount for new customers to encourage motorists to sign up for the most convenient and cost- effective way to travel New York toll roads, bridges and tunnels. More people than ever are using E-ZPass, as sales of On-The-Go tags jumped 22 percent in 2017 from 2016, setting a new record of 131,175 tags sold. Sales of On-The-Go tags have more than doubled since 2012.

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James Staudt of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Law Firm in White Plains Named Chair of the Board of Directors of United Hebrew of New Rochelle

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:37

James Staudt of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Law Firm in White Plains Named Chair of the Board of Directors of United Hebrew of New Rochelle

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Larchmont resident James Staudt, a partner in the law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) in White Plains, has been named the chair of United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s Board of Directors.

In this new role, Staudt will provide leadership to the board, and help to ensure United Hebrew remains a vital organization that is true to its mission by being responsive to the wide-ranging needs of today’s seniors and an evolving healthcare environment.

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New Rochelle Public Library Offers Programs For Womens History Month

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:32

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The following free programs are being offered by the New Rochelle Public Library during Women’s History Month. 

Presentation and Book-signing: Susan Ronald, author of A Dangerous Woman

Thursday, March 1, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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New Rochelle Opera Presents Operatic Lovefest

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:22

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Opera will present an OPERATIC LOVE FEST, on March 11th, 2018 at 3:00 pm. The fundraiser concert will be held at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, NY. All proceeds will support the Company’s 2018 production of Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.

“We haven’t presented a Love Fest concert since 2014,” said NRO Artistic Director Camille Coppola. “It was an extremely popular event with our patrons, so we decided to bring it back this year.” 

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Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Announces 10th Annual be Great Gala

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Boys & Girls of New Rochelle (BGCNR) is hosting its 10th Annual BE GREAT gala at The Surf Club on the Sound. BE GREAT is a festive celebration highlighting the work of the Club and honoring individuals and businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to the youth and families in New Rochelle. Tickets, sponsorships and ads for BE GREAT can be purchased via our website at www.bgcnr.org.

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Iona Prep Scholar-Athletes Commit to Play College Football as part of “National Signing Day”

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:24

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Ten Iona Preparatory scholar-athletes have announced their commitments to play college football for the upcoming 2018-19 season, including five Division I programs. This puts Iona Prep at the top of Westchester County schools both in terms of Division I and overall commitments.  

Coming together as part of a “National Signing Day” event at the Upper School on February 8, these Gaels included: 

 

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Columbus Students Show Off STEM Talents and More

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:55

Columbus Students Show Off STEM Talents and More

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Columbus Elementary's recent STR2EAMing to LEARNing Convention was a huge success, with hundreds of students showcasing their STEM-based research and inquiry-based projects to family and friends.

Columbus Principal Michael Galland said all 41 classes were involved in the two-day convention, which focused on Science, Technology, Reading, Research, Engineering, Art and Math. 

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"We Are One" Nominations Due Feb. 28

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:22

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is accepting nominations for its 2018 "We Are One" Awards, which recognize and honor people in the district who ensure students with special needs are included in all aspects of the school and greater New Rochelle community.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Feb. 28. Awards will be presented at the May 3 "We Are One" awards dinner. A separate award will recognize students who include special needs children in activities and friendships.

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Black History Celebration Offers Song, Dance, Arts

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:12

Black History Celebration Offers Song, Dance, Arts

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With song and dance, arts and crafts, and novels offered by the authors who wrote them, schools throughout the District celebrated Black History Month at New Rochelle High School last Saturday.

The Jefferson Elementary School Special Chorus sang about the Underground Railroad. The Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center Kindergarten Chorus and the New Rochelle High School Renaissance Choir were also among the performers.

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IEYMS Runs Local Olympics for Doyle Center

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:00

IEYMS Runs Local Olympics for Doyle Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- While much of the world is tuning in to the Olympics on the other side of the world, 15 students from Isaac E. Young Middle School recently led the seniors at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center in their own competitive games.

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District Names Task Force Chair; Applications Accepted

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 05:34

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The formation of the new Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth is under way, with longtime education expert Dr. Jonathan Brice as its chairman.

Dr. Brice, an educational leader with 25 years' experience, was selected to head the initiative last week, and the New Rochelle Board of Education has begun accepting applications from community members who wish to join the Task Force.

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Art Flows Freely at Webster Festival

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 05:13

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The talents of Daniel Webster Magnet School students were on display during the school's recent Studio Arts Festival, an event which showcased their performing and visual arts aptitudes.

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03/01 Portrait Painting Demonstration 6 PM

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 03:31

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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center is excited to offer a free demonstration by the recognized portrait artist Yuka Imata. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the process and thoughts a professional portrait painter goes through when starting a portrait. Whether you paint or not, this will be an interesting evening exploring creativity in action.

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03/03 Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta 01:30 PM

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 02:58

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PELHAM, NY -- Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Feel the heat of the summer approaching with the spicy rhythms and passionate flamenco dance by the group Flamenco Latino.

From 1:30-2:30 pm this exciting traditional dance will inspire you!  Pelham Art Center invites artists to take advantage of the passion and create flamenco movement drawings. For all others – enjoy the visuals, the footwork, the guitar sounds and learn about this exciting dance. 

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Five Long Island Schools Bail Out on New Rochelle High School Model Congress Event over Violence Concerns

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:53
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Five Long Island School Districts will not attended the New Rochelle High School Model Congress on March 23-24 over safety concerns in the wake of school violence that left one student dead and others injured including one student who was stabbed in a classroom, as first reported by Tony Aiello of WCBS-TV Channel 2 News.

In a letter to parents, Interim Principal Jack Lenson of Hewlett High School said that his school plus those in Lawrence, Oceanside, Wantagh, and Seaford will skip the event over concerns that 

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Mauro Zonzini, New Rochelle Schools Contractor, Celebrates Conviction on Multiple Felony Counts of Corruption, Tax Evasion

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:35
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Mauro Zonzini raised his arms in triumph and shouted “Victory!” from the top of the stairs at the U.S. Courthouse in White Plains Friday after U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Román sentenced Zonzini to two terms, to run concurrently, of one year Supervised Release — no prison time — for his role in an extensive bribery and kickback scheme.

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