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NO CONFIDENCE: New Rochelle Schools Union Chief Throws High School Principal Under the Bus After Spate of Brutal Violence

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Martin Daly, President of the New Rochelle Federation of United School Employees (FUSE) issued an unprecedented, blistering "Dear Colleagues" letter Friday night to members of the union which represents all full-time pedagogical staff and service-related professionals, including security staff, in the City School District of New Rochelle.

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The City School District of New Rochelle Issued the Following Press Release Today Following the Board of Education Meeting Thursday Night.

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:28

The City School District of New Rochelle Issued the Following Press Release Today Following the Board of Education Meeting Thursday Night.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 

Rachel Relkin, President of the New Rochelle Board of Education

Dr Brain Osborne, Superintendent, City School District of New Rochelle

It was invaluable to hear from so many New Rochelle community members at last night's Board of Education meeting in City Hall. As the Board of Education President and the Superintendent of School, we would like to assure District residents that we heard your concerns.

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The Following Letter was Sent to New Rochelle Residents

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:57

The Following Letter was Sent to New Rochelle Residents

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --

The following letter, with accompanying infographic, was sent to New Rochelle residents today by Board of Education President Rachel Relkin and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Osborne.

 

Dear New Rochelle Parent or Guardian:

It was invaluable to hear from so many New Rochelle community members at last night’s Board of Education meeting in City Hall. We want to assure you that we heard your concerns and our responsibility is to respond quickly.

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Joint Statement from New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin, Superintendent of Schools Dr.Brain Osborne, Mayor Noam Brammson and City Manager Chuck Strome

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:43

Joint Statement from New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin, Superintendent of Schools Dr.Brain Osborne, Mayor Noam Brammson and City Manager Chuck Strome

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- "There is no higher priority than the safety of our children, and there is no asset of greater importance to New Rochelle that public confidence in our schools.

Within the past week, there have been three violent incidents involving New Rochelle High School students, two off school grounds, and the most recent in a classroom. Each of these incidents in isolation would be a matter of grave concern. Coming in such quick succession, they pose an urgent challenge that commands our full attention.

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The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Approves 15 Grants to Support New Rochelle’s Public Schools

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:07

The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Approves 15 Grants to Support New Rochelle’s Public Schools

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- From a historical tour of New Rochelle on land and sea, to a five-foot tall robot, the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is spreading almost $20,000 in grants to 15 projects across New Rochelle public schools.

The awards come from a NR Fund grantmaking pilot program that aims to offer unique experiences and enhancements to the academic curriculum. As part of the Fund’s 20th Anniversary Initiatives, administrators, teachers, parents and students were invited to submit grant requests for innovative projects that promote active student learning.

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New Rochelle Man Charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder in Shooting of Yonkers Police Officer; Accomplice Indicted on Weapons Charges

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:40

New Rochelle Man Charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder in Shooting of Yonkers Police Officer; Accomplice Indicted on Weapons Charges

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that Frank Valencia of 

New Rochelle, New York was arraigned on a Grand Jury indictment and charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder in connection with the September 25th incident that resulted in a Yonkers police officer being shot in the jaw.

Valencia (DOB 6/22/99), who was arraigned before Judge George Fufidio, was charged with:

•four counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder;

•four counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree; 

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New Rochelle Board of Education Engages in Reverse-Astroturf Campaign to Disseminate Propaganda on School Violence Issue

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:25
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY - As the community was reeling yesterday from the third major violent incident in 8 days with one assailant still on the loose, school officials were busy crafting propaganda to be sent by school members under the guise of personal emails to their “friends”. And herein lies a large problem in our district: a school board more concerned with Public Relations than actually solving problems.

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New Rochelle High School Student Stabbed Today by Student Assaulted at Pizza Place Yesterday

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:02
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Alleged Perp, same student who stabbed student at Isaac Young in May 2016, on the run.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A New Rochelle High School student was taken to the trauma unit at Jacobi Medical Center in serious conditions with multiple stab wounds after an assault Thursday morning. Police are looking for a suspect who fled the scene, the student assaulted yesterday by a group of 7 New Rochelle High School students. The suspect is the same student who stabbed a classmate at Isaac E. Young Middle School in May 2016.

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New Rochelle High School Student Z’inah Brown Appears in Court on Murder Charge as Case Heads to Grand Jury

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:28
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School student Z’inah Brown appeared in City Court of New Rochelle this afternoon before Judge Anthony Carbone less than a week after she was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of classmate Valeree Schwab.

Brown was dressed in a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants and the same gray and maroon Nike sneakers she wore last week at her arraignment, this time with the shoelaces removed.

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New Rochelle High Schools Students in Off-Campus Melee, 1 Seriously Injured

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:28
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Dozens of New Rochelle High School students were detained by New Rochelle Police looking for weapons following a melee at a popular pizza spot across the street from the school.

The victim was eating alone at Gemmelli Pizzeria at 752 North Avenue when witnesses say a group of students attacked the student. The students involved in the melee smashed wine bottles, threw chairs and used utensils as weapons.

One student suffered a deep laceration to the hand. A school district employee accompanied the wounded student in an ambulance to a local hospital.

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01/19 New Rochelle Board of Education will Take Public Comment at Tonight's Meeting 07:30 PM

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:15

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --

Announcement:

The New Rochelle Board of Education will take public comment at tonight's meeting at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 515 North Ave.

The meeting was originally scheduled as an executive session before today’s incident, but in response to inquiries and requests from the community, the Board has modified the meeting's format to incorporate time for public comment.

 

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Barre to Bar - sponsored by Sisterhood

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:54
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01/09 Learn About Barnard School's Magnet and Universal Prekindergarten Programs 06:30 PM

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:22

Learn About Barnard School's Magnet and Universal Prekindergarten Programs

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Learn about the Barnard School's magnet and universal prekindergarten programs at an open house 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 9) at the school, 129 Barnard Road.

It's the first of three open houses for the District's magnet programs. Open houses for the Columbus at Webster schools will be held Feb. 7.

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The New Rochelle Way

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:43

The New Rochelle Way

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Here’s how Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian G. Osborne described “The New Rochelle Way” on WVOX Radio-1460AM this morning:

“We’re building it together, and it’s really steeped in the kind of optimism, teamwork and child centeredness that our staff brings to work every day.”

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01/19 Free Opening Reception 06:30 PM

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:24

Free Opening Reception: Friday January 19, 6:30-8:00 pm

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PELHAM, NY -- The gallery ushers in 2018 with a stunning new portrait exhibition, Near To You. On view will be painting and sculpture by six exciting artists committed to the language and texture of paint and painting as well as challenging approaches to portraiture itself. What does it mean to capture the impression or image of a person? What is it that the viewer recognizes in a portrait? The exhibition will be on view January 19 – March 24, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition.

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Create While On Break!

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:00

Create While On Break!

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PELHAM, NY -- Looking for ways to keep your kids creatively engaged while out of school during winter break? Send them to Pelham Art Center where we offer fun activities and different ways to explore. Choose from Art Camp for ages 3-7 and Explore a New Medium Every Day! for kids 8-14.

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Men's Basketball Drops Close Game at the Barclays Center

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:40

Men's Basketball Drops Close Game at the Barclays Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- For the second time in their brief history, The College of New Rochelle's men's basketball team had the great honor of playing at the Barclays Center, home of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets. This year's game turned out to be a wild one as the Blue Angels lost to the College of St. Elizabeth Eagles by the score of 98 - 96.

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Much Leads Iona MBB In 84-65 Win Versus Fairfield

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:33

Much Leads Iona MBB In 84-65 Win Versus Fairfield

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Deyshonee Much recorded a career-high 32 points to help lead the Iona College men's basketball team to a 84-65 victory against visiting Fairfield this afternoon inside the Hynes Center. The contest was the second of three MAAC games for the Gaels (9-7, 3-1 MAAC). 

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Board of Health Seeks Nominees for 2018 Public Health Awards

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:14

Board of Health Seeks Nominees for 2018 Public Health Awards

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County Board of Health wants to recognize volunteers whose time and talents this past year made outstanding contributions to public health in Westchester, and encourages community leaders, educators, health professionals and leaders of local organizations that serve county residents to nominate their unsung volunteer heroes for these annual public health service awards through by Feb. 11.

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Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:22

Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College community mourns the loss of Dazzmen Johnson, the inaugural captain and beloved member of our Men's Rugby program who passed away last Friday.

Dazzmen was an exceptional, determined young man with a bright future ahead of him. He joined our rugby program at the start of its debut season in 2016, and quickly established himself as an energetic leader. He was named team captain and later, its first MVP (Most Valuable Player).

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