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“One City, Many Flavors!”

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 17:03

“One City, Many Flavors!”

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Celebrating the flavorful variety of cuisines available in New Rochelle, the second annual FoodFest kicks off Sunday, October 8.  Presented by the City of New Rochelle in partnership with the BID and Chamber of Commerce, participating restaurants will offer their own ideal FoodFest special, from prix fixe menus and discounts to buy one/get one offers, uniquely designed to showcase each restaurant’s food and atmosphere.  

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Hundreds of New Rochelle Middle Students Disappear: 2017 Common Core Test Results Show Widening Achievement Gap, Racial/Ethnic Gap

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 16:50
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Common Core test results were released last month to little fanfare and no official statement by the City School District of New Rochelle. Looking at the scores, it is no wonder the administration and school board pulled the proverbial blanket over their heads hoping the scores would go away.

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M.T.A. Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assault

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:29

Scarpino and Astorino Partner in Effort to Stem Tide of Opioid Overdoses in Westchester

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Allan Fong, thirty-nine, was sentenced in White Plains City Court on September 28, 2017 to a one year conditional discharge and fifty hours of community service after pleading guilty to:

•one count of Assault in the Third Degree, a Misdemeanor. 

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10/02 Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort 5 PM

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:54

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle's Bipartisan Elected Officials holds the fundraiser to support Puerto Rico Hurrican Relief Effort to Support Unidos Por Puerto Rico/ IMoted for Puerto Rico and Americares.

The fundraiser will begin on Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 5 pm to 8 pm, in the Dudley's Parkview Restaurant, 94th Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle, New York.

 

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ArtsFest 2017

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:07

ArtsFest 2017

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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center will be a vibrant part of ArtsFest 2017, a two-town art weekend adventure on October 7 and 8 in New Rochelle and Pelham.  Both Saturday and Sunday 12-4 pm will be packed with art-related activities at Pelham Art Center (PAC) and Wolf Lanes Park, so plan to spend the afternoon.   Ride the trolley to various events and exhibitions in Pelham and New Rochelle.

Program: 

Saturday Schedule

Wolfs Lane Park:

Opening of new sculptural works Touch Stones by Beatrice Wolert 12:00-1:30 pm

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Coopers Corner Lawsuit Fails, Senior Housing Development Moves Forward in New Rochelle

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:29

Bridges at site of Cooper's Corner (rendering courtesy of National Development

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- New York State Supreme Court Justice Hon. Anne E. Minihan has ruled against several New Rochelle residents from the Bonnie Crest neighborhood of New Rochelle who sought to block development of a senior citizen facility on the site of the former Coopers Corner nursery.

National Development, in partnership with EPOCH Senior Living, have proposed a 64-unit “memory care” facility for Alzheimer’s patients to be located at at 11 Mill Road across the road from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The site is the former site of Cooper’s Corner Garden Center.

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Our Furry Little Friends Drive

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:30
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New Rochelle Man Shoots Yonkers Cop in Face, Expected to Face Attempted Murder Charge

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:06

Yonkers PD Officer Kayla Maher leaves Jacobi Medical Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Francisco Valencia, 18, of New Rochelle, is expected to be charged with at least one count of Attempted Murder in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer.  

Kayla Maher, 26, was shot in the chin on Monday evening at Ridge Drive and Marshall Road in Yonkers on Tuesday evening. A fierce gun-battle erupted after Yonkers police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

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Monthly Property Transfer Report for New Rochelle, NY August 2017

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 04:22
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09/25 “Law at the Library” Series to Focus on Matrimonial Law 07:30 PM

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:31

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Navigating the Stormy Waters of Separation and Divorce” is the subject of the next program in the “Law at the Library” series presented by the New Rochelle Bar Association and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. The panel discussion, with a Question & Answer session will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Meeting Room/Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library.

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10/01 Library Presents “Tango Rendezvous” Program from Argentina 3 PM

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:24

Library Presents “Tango Rendezvous” Program from Argentina

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Returning to New Rochelle by popular demand, members of the Sala 420 Tango Bar from La Plata, Argentina, under the direction of Ruben Gerardo Monreal, will perform a fabulous program of traditional and contemporary tango music, dance and theater on Sunday, October 1st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library.

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09/24 “Anne Hutchinson” Music-Drama to be Presented at Library 3 PM

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:17

“Anne Hutchinson” Music-Drama to be Presented at Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. will present a staged reading and sing-through of an original music-drama “Anne Hutchinson”, on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. Written by John Taylor Thomas and directed by Billie Tucker, the production dramatizes the life of the extraordinary woman and her involvement in settling lower Westchester. It is produced by Karen S. Allen and Billie Tucker, with support from ArtsWestchester.  

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Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:58

Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Phillip R. Bartlett, the Inspector in Charge of the New York Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the unsealing of a Complaint charging VINCENT MAFFUCCI with mail fraud.

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Westchester Parks Foundation Honors “Parksters” During 40th Anniversary Gala

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:39

From left: Joe Stout, Executive Director, Westchester Parks Foundation; Honoree John Baker; Honoree Scott Vaccaro; Honorees Betsy and Wally Stern; Honoree Ken Puff; and Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) honored five individuals during its 2017 gala celebration on Thursday, September 14 at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, WPF’s mission continues to be to encourage investment in Westchester County’s 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces.

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IEYMS Eighth-Graders Run Food Drive

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:13

Isaac E. Young eighth graders Emelien Perez (left) and Lesly Paccha work on food drive posters.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The National Day of Service and Remembrance has passed, but the good deed that one class at Isaac E. Young Middle School has taken on is far from over.

The students in Mary Monteleone's 8th-grade English class started a food drive first by collecting extra canned goods from their homes. By mid-week, several had taken their lunch period to create food drive signs with colored markers to hang in the hallways.

"For them to give up their lunch to make the posters is a nice gesture," Monteleone said.

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NRHS Accounting Teacher Makes Subject Engaging

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:59

NRHS business teacher Robert Thompson

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School business teacher Robert Thompson originally planned on a career in advertising. But his thoughts turned to teaching in an instant one day when he was serving as a counselor at Camp Quarropas in White Plains while in college.

A painfully shy boy who Thompson had been talking with for weeks hugged him while leaving the camp and thanked Thompson for being his best friend there.

"I wouldn't be here if that moment hadn't happened," Thompson said this week, in his classroom lined with computers.

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Alumni's Work Featured at Museum Exhibition

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:45

A painting by Jane Zweibel

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Artworks depicting swimming and seances may seem to be an odd combination to share exhibition space in a museum. But in the kick-off exhibit for the Museum of Arts and Culture's 2017-18 season, they share plenty more - namely, the artist.

Jane Zweibel, a Brooklyn-based artist who spent most of her childhood and teen years in New Rochelle, is presenting her works in the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence's Museum of Arts and Culture in New Rochelle High School. A reception was held Thursday evening for the exhibition, which runs through October 12.

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9-11 Observed at Amy's Greenhouse

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:36

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne addresses the gathering at Amy's Greenhouse.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Each year on September 11, the Barnard Early Childhood Center community comes together to appreciate Amy's Greenhouse, where the school has drawn from tragedy to create a place of life and learning.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne, speaking to the gathering of Barnard staff, friends and family and New Rochelle police officers and firefighters, recalled the difficulty in making sense of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

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NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:30

NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is celebrating its 20th year of supporting enrichment programs in the City School District of New Rochelle with several plans

These include a new grant program and a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000.

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Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:21

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas are introducing Harley, only one of a few dogs around the country trained to detect electronic devices, such as computers, cellphones and USB-drives. Harley and her handler, Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron, will demonstrate the highly trained canine’s capabilities to sniff out hidden or discarded digital media devices.

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