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Voters Approve 2018-2019 proposed budget for City School District of New Rochelle

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:45
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Residents today approved the City School District of New Rochelle’s proposed $270,381,160 budget for the 2018-2019 school year that stays within the state tax cap. The plan preserves programming and includes funds for several positions and safety measures.

The vote was 1,757-1,004. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of affidavit ballots.

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New Rochelle High School Suffers Another Blow as High School Junior Takes Her Own Life

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:51

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A junior at New Rochelle High School has died, according to an email from the City School District of New Rochelle.

In a joint statement from Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson, the two school leaders announced that a New Rochelle High School junior took her own life.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the student,” said Osborne.

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Francisco Justo Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 MLB Draft

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 00:57

Francisco Justo Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 MLB Draft

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Freshman right-handed pitcher Francisco Justo (Bronx, N.Y. / James Monroe HS) of the 2018 NJCAA Div. I Eastern District Champion Monroe College baseball team has been selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Justo was the 363rd overall pick of the draft, going in the 12th round.

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06/23 Library Invites Children and Adults to Join in Summer Reading 11 AM

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:51

Library Invites Children and Adults to Join in Summer Reading

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Musicians on stilts, giant bubbles, games and crafts are all part of the fun scheduled for the New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off event on Saturday, June 23rd, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. “Libraries Rock” is the theme of the 2018 Summer Reading Game, and NRPL will be celebrating   “reading rock stars” to help inspire children to soak-up a summer of reading pleasure. 

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Yonkers Felon Pleads Guilty to Robbing Women at Mount Vernon Train Station

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:42

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Arthur Branch of Yonkers pleaded guilty Wednesday to Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a felony, for an incident that occurred Sept. 9, 2016, at a Mount Vernon train station. He faces 25 years to life in state prison and will be sentenced as a persistent violent felony offender. Branch is scheduled to appear for sentencing June 27.

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06/02 Grand Market, Opening Saturday, Turns Five with New Vendors, Activities 9 AM

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:03

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market is back! Now celebrating its fifth year, downtown’s favorite outdoor event will open this weekend with more family-friendly attractions, activities for adults and children and new vendors along with returning favorites.

Presented by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), the market kicks off June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, along Huguenot Street between Lawton Street and Memorial Highway. It runs the same place and time every Saturday through Oct. 27.

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101 Students Inducted into National Honor Society

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:32

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School inducted 101 students into the National Honor Society earlier this week in a ceremony that highlighted the four standards that are central to a society member: leadership, character, service and scholarship.

The ceremony was held on May 22 in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium. Each of the inductees received a certificate. Art Faculty member Alexandra Brock was honored at the ceremony.

Here is a list of students inducted into the National Honor Society:

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Report Building Issues with Tracking System

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:05

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The system for reporting issues with City School District of New Rochelle school buildings is now easier to find on the District's homepage. Look for the icon of a school building and the words "Report issues with school buildings and facilities" above the "Quick Links" section. Access the District's condition reporting system directly here and also under DISTRICT SERVICES on the Health & Safety page.

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New Rochelle Competes in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:47

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Immersive technology is emerging technology- and as part of the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, New Rochelle is exploring how it can be leveraged to connect residents and businesses with the City’s growing downtown.

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New Rochelle Police Department Honors Members at Memorial & Awards Ceremony

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:45

Elijah Pomerantz (left) and Randall St. Louis

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School seniors Elijah Pomerantz and Randall St. Louis had already been named the class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, and had accepted offers from Ivy League schools when they received their latest distinction.

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New Rochelle Opera Presents La Boheme

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:32

New Rochelle Opera Presents La Boheme

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Opera, Westchester’s longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme, from June 21-24, 2018 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Brian Holman, set design by Anthony Valbiro and lighting design by Adam Welsh. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles.

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Engel Announces $2,375,700 in Title I Funding for New Rochelle Schools

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:38

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the U.S. Department of Education has allocated $2,375,700 in federal funds to schools in New Rochelle as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Title I allocations.

Part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Title I program provides financial assistance to school districts with high concentrations of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet state academic standards.

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Morgan State Honors College Hires Convicted Felon

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:30
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Convicted felon, sex offender, serial liar and fraudster, Freddie Dean Smith is alive and well and currently working as the Student Services Coordinator for the Clara I. Adams Honors College at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Morgan State, a state-owned HBCU, ranks among the Top 20 Historically Black College and Universities in the United States.

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New Rochelle Schools Back Off Re-Registration Commitment

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:53
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne announced today a significant retreat from a previous commitment to require all students in New Rochelle public schools to re-register before the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Osborne also announced the hiring of a former Superintendent from Port Chester to oversee the process.

The original plan announced last month called for district wide re-registration to begin June 25th at Trinity Elementary School. That is now off the table

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06/15 Opening Reception in Wolfs Lane Park for ModernDance; an installation by Elizabeth Knowles and Bill Thielen 5 PM

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:22

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PELHAM, NY -- Come join us at the park and at the opening reception across the street from the park at Rockwells Restaurant at 105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

Natural patterns inspire the work of Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Separately they have created individual bodies of work over the last 25 years. During this time they were engaging in a dynamic, verbal dialogue on aesthetics and philosophy. Resulting from this long-term discourse is the recent collaboration the site-specific outdoor installation ModernDance.

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New Rochelle Mayor Unblocks Twitter Account Following Federal Court Decision in Trump Case

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has unblocked users on his Twitter account following a federal court ruling against President Donald J. Trump, Talk of the Sound has confirmed. The move comes after a court decision in a case brought by 7 plaintiffs against Donald Trump who were blocked on the President’s Twitter feed.

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New Rochelle Police Investigating Student with BB Gun at Middle School

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:58
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police Youth Detectives are investigating after a student allegedly brought a BB gun into Isaac E. Young Middle School.

At 12:29 p.m. on Monday, New Rochelle Police responded to a complaint from the school’s administrative staff.

“They found a BB gun in a student’s back pack,” said New Rochelle Police Deputy Commissioner Robert Gazolla. "There were no reports of threats made to any students or staff."

The BB gun was turned over to the officers and the incident is under investigation, said Gazolla.

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Food For Thought

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:11
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New Rochelle Board of Education Comes to Terms with F.U.S.E. Union on 1 Year Extension

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:45
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1.35% Across the Board Wage Increase, Teachers to Work Hall or Study Hall Duty

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education had reached a tentative one year agreement to succeed the current F.U.S.E. contract which expires on June 30th.

Under the proposed agreement, members will receive an "across the board" raise of 1.35%, with no increase to members' health insurance contribution.

The agreement also includes a number of other provisions:

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MBK New Rochelle Hosts 2nd Annual "Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day"

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 18:06

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- While thousands of students joined their Mom and Dad at work last Thursday, 46 New Rochelle High School students traveled to 16 different workplaces as part of the Second Annual “Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day,” an initiative pioneered by My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle (MBKNewRo) and designed to piggyback on the national Take your Son or Daughter to Work Day. 

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