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NRHS Faces Top-Seeded John Jay for Class AA Title

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:19

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- No. 2-seed New Rochelle will square off against top-seeded John Jay-East Fishkill for the Class AA championship at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mahopac High School. This is the Huguenot's 13th Section 1 championship appearance since 2000. They are now playing for their fourth consecutive Class AA title.  They are undefeated in Section 1 championship games.

New Rochelle (8-1) won the Class AA semifinal last week against No. 6-seeded Carmel, 54-34. John Jay-East Fishkill (9-0) beat No. 4 Arlington, 28-0.

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Students Meet Producers, Broadway Star for Project

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:13

Mackenzie Harding, a junior, interviews actor Christopher Sieber.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Ten New Rochelle High School students made the most of a great opportunity this week when they were treated to an exclusive visit with the producers of the upcoming Broadway show "The Prom."

The students interviewed producers Jack Lane, Joe Grandy and Andrew Kuhlman, recorded the session, took video of the Longacre Theatre and found New Yorkers and tourists outside the theater to speak with on camera. They are now fashioning their recordings of the day into several videos.

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Board of Education Meeting Notes

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:58

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Here are some highlights from the Oct. 30 Board of Education meeting:

Lincoln Attendance Zone: The Board returned to the Lincoln attendance zone this week with a second meeting at the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle - Remington Unit. The meeting took place in an area of the city that was served by the Lincoln Elementary School before it closed in the 1960s following a landmark desegregation case.

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ALMS PTA Hosts First Family Math Night

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:51

ALMS PTA Hosts First Family Math Night

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Albert Leonard Middle School PTA STEAM Committee organized the school's first Family Math Night. More than 100 students and their parents participated during an evening in late October to play an array of games and sports activities that involved math and logical reasoning.

The Family Math Night was not just fun; it found interesting ways to connect directly to our curriculum.

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IEYMS Students Grow with College Visits

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:42

IEYMS Students Grow with College Visits

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- They still have all of high school to go through, but 37 eighth-graders from Isaac E. Young Middle School got a look into the future recently with a trip to Mercy College.

"It was very interesting seeing the different courses we could take," said student Lois Boateng.

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Ward Introduces New Mascot, Willie the Wolf

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:23

Ward Introduces New Mascot, Willie the Wolf

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The students at the William B. Ward Elementary School have a new friend to cheer them on. Willie the Wolf, the school's new mascot, waved and danced with the students last Friday for the school's monthly spirit day.

With blue and white fur, he is the newest of several school mascots in the City School District of New Rochelle. Now that he's been introduced, he'll be bringing an extra burst of energy to Ward events and to key moments in school, helping to congratulate classes that are awarded for good behavior, for instance.

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TheatreWorks Players to Conjure Up Witch Trials

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:14

TheatreWorks Players to Conjure Up Witch Trials

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The TheatreWorks players at New Rochelle High School are preparing to bring audiences back to the Salem witch trials of the 1690s next weekend with performances of "The Crucible."

Conjuring up the Puritan New England era depicted in Arthur Miller's powerful classic takes focus.

"It's its own world, and we just jump into it at that moment in time," said Isabella Vianna, a senior who portrays Elizabeth Proctor in the show, the TheatreWorks annual non-musical play.

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Barnard Students Vote for Their Favorite Books

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:04

Barnard Students Vote for Their Favorite Books

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- While parents in the community got to cast ballots in the mid-term election this week, the students at the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center also exercised their right to vote. The students may not be able to help choose a senator or governor just yet, but they did get to pick their favorites from among Curious George, Amelia Bedelia, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and more.

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Huguenots Move on to AA State Regional Final

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:55

The football team stretches before practice this week.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School's varsity football team will now play Section 9 winner Newburgh Free Academy in the Class AA state regional final, after topping No. 1-seeded John Jay-East Fishkill, 26-9, last weekend for the Section One Class AA championship and the team's fourth consecutive Section championship.

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Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Restorative Justice

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:48
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Restorative Justice will be the exclusive focus of the Board of Education's next Town Hall meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The session will be held in a new location, the Ossie Davis Theater of the NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, on Lawton Street and Memorial Drive between Main and Huguenot streets.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey and members of the administrative team will be on hand to answer questions from community members, which will be read by a moderator at the meeting. Community members may submit questions in advance at

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Seven NRHS Students Named to National Honor Society

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:31

New Rochelle High School National Honor Society officers with faculty advisors. From left, in back, Faculty advisor Deborah Minchin; Edward Jones, Vice President: Communications; Doni Blakaj, Vice President: Service; Lily Conroy, Secretary; Jenna Landy, P

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Seven New Rochelle High School students joined the school's chapter of the National Honor Society recently, when they were celebrated for academic excellence, character and civic responsibility.

The new members are: Tyler Greene, Jasmine Lopez, Deontray McGill, Owen McKinney, Jack Rieger, Ayda Tuku and Andrea Velez-Davis. They were inducted by Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School.

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11/10 The Sharing Shelf of FSW’s Fall Teen Boutique 11 AM

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:15
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- This Saturday, The Sharing Shelf of FSW, in partnership with the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, will host its fall Teen Boutique. Teen Boutique is a free, one-day pop-up clothing boutique for girls ages 13 to 19 from low-income households. Racks of new and gently used clothing are set up to create a trendy boutique atmosphere and girls are invited to choose and take home a week’s worth of clothing from thousands of donated items. The event is not open to the public, girls are selected to attend by social service agencies that partner with the program.

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New Rochelle Cares AIP (Aging-in-Place) Receives Recognition from the Mayor

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 17:41

Frankie Shahar, President; Mayor Noam Bramson; Hope Miller-McRae, Secretary, Arleen Zuckerman, Treasurer

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Mayor Noam Bramson proclaimed Thursday, November 1, New Rochelle Cares AIP Appreciation Day in New Rochelle.  In honor of the day and New Rochelle residents aged 60 and over, the organization held a reception in City Hall which was open to the public.  The afternoon was an informal social gathering and an opportunity for New Rochelle Cares AIP to better acquaint the community with its purpose and goals.  Those in attendance were treated to an assortment of light refreshments and a wonderful selection of songs by the New Rochelle Library’s choir, Sing Your Heart Out, cond

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11/15 As a Response to the Continued Divisions in this Country, Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast to be Held Celebrating Westchester/Fairfield’s Diverse Roots and Shared Values 07:30 PM

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 14:14

As a Response to the Continued Divisions in this Country, Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast to be Held Celebrating Westchester/Fairfield’s Diverse Roots and Shared Values

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PELHAM, NY -- As they have done each year since 9/11, more than 120 organizations in Westchester and Fairfield Counties will join together for the Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:00 am at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  They will celebrate our diverse roots and shared values with particular focus this year on “Opening Our Hearts and Our Minds” which resonates so deeply in our community given recent events.

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Apex Investigation Stonewall: District Claims Investigators Have Never Billed for Services

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:35
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --There was a major development today in the stonewalling by school officials with regard to the Apex investigation. After weeks of claiming they had no such record the District finally produced a copy of the contract under which T&M Protection was hired to investigate allegations of grade-fixing and a phony credit recovery scheme at New Rochelle High School.

New Rochelle Man Guilty of Conspiring to Torch a Bronx Deli

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:31
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32, of New Rochelle, New York, and Redhwan Saleh, 37, of Brooklyn, New York, were each convicted of conspiracy to commit arson, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Saleh was also convicted of arson, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Bostick was found not guilty of arson.

They were convicted by a jury in connection with their participation in an arson in the Bronx, New York.  The verdict followed a four-day trial before the Honorable William H. Pauley III.

Swastika Etched into Door in Boys Locker Room at New Rochelle High School

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:37
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As first reported by Talk of the Sound on Wednesday, school officials have confirmed a four-inch swastika was found inside New Rochelle High School.

The incident comes two weeks after 11 people were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27th.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle: Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service & Reception

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:33
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FED JUDGE: Fraud Charges Sustained Against New Rochelle High School Administrator at Center of Apex Grade-Fixing Scandal

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:02

Shadia Alvarez, courtesy of Daily Mail

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NEW YORK, NY -- A Federal Judge has effectively ended a 2016 lawsuit filed by New Rochelle House Principal Shadia Alvarez in which she sought to cast herself as a victim after a New York City Department of Education Office of Special Investigation sustained charges against her related to theft of services and failure to follow required financial protocols.

Alvarez is currently under investigation in New Rochelle for her role in a grade-fixing scandal involving Apex Credit Recovery.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Kol Shabbat Service/ Dinner

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:45
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