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Cyber Monday Sale

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:20

Cyber Monday

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Fun Fuzion Presents Cyber Monday Sale

Save Up to 58%

$24.95 for one game of Lazer Tag a round of Mini Golf and a 90-minute unlimited game card* at Fun Fuzion at New Roc City; Westchester's only Indoor Amusement Park!

*Non-Redemption Games and Rides only.

Package must be reserved ONLINE on Monday, November 26, 2018, and redeemed in store by February 28, 2019!

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Temple Israel of New Rochelle 2nd Annual Chanukah Hike & Havdalah

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:47
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AJC Encourages All Americans to #ComeToTheTable for Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:28

AJC Encourages All Americans to #ComeToTheTable for Thanksgiving

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NEW YORK, NY -- In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, AJC has reissued its popular America’s Table, a 12-page reader for use when families and friends gather for the festive meal on Thursday.

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New Rochelle High School Principal Tied to Grade-Fixing Scandal Was Barred for Life from New York City Schools in 2016 After $100,000 Fraud Investigation

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:13

Shadia Alvarez, courtesy of Daily Mail

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New York City Department of Education Office of Special Investigations Investigative Report on Shadia Alvarez 2014

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Talk of the Sound has learned that Shadia Alvarez, the House IV Principal at New Rochelle High School, and currently a primary target of a New Rochelle School District investigation into grade-fixing involving Apex Credit Recovery, was effectively barred for life from working in the New York City Public School System following a sustained investigation by The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (SCI) into allegations of financial fraud and mismanagement involving unpaid invoices in excess of $100,000.

Invoices Suggest Grade-Fixing Scandal at New Rochelle High School May Involve Dozens of Students

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:04
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District Lied in Response to Freedom of Information Requests

T&M Invoices & Agreement

 

 

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Invoices obtained by Talk of the Sound under a Freedom of Information (FOIL) Request suggest that as many as 32 students may have been involved in a grade-fixing scandal at New Rochelle High School.

Talk of the Sound began reporting on irregularities with the Apex Credit Recovery program at the high school in 2017. A FOIL request in November 2017 was denied. We first reported on the involvement of House Principal Shadia Alvarez on May 7, 2018. 

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Chanukah 2018

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:56
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Historic Wildcliff Burns in New Rochelle

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 23:28
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As rain and wind lashed the building, flames gutted a 130-year old historic residence perched atop a hill overlooking Long Island Sound in New Rochelle.

Wildcliff is a total loss.

Designed by prominent architect Alexander Jackson Davis in the gothic revival style and built in 1855. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 2002.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Community Shabbat Service/Dinner

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:29
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New Rochelle Principal Pissed Reports of Student Violence at Davis Elementary School Made Public

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “I’m pissed about it,” an emotional Anthony Bambrola, Davis Elementary School Principal told a gathering of the PTA on Tuesday — mostly moms, a few dads and one young child.

“But I’m pissed with a purpose,” he added.

“Pissed” about what, and with what purpose, was unclear.

What is clear is that the situation at Davis underscores the longstanding practice of withholding damaging information from the public and other means of deception adopted by Jeff Kehl, the Board of Education and central and building administrators.

1 Injured as SUV Takes Out Utility Pole in New Rochelle

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- One person suffered a leg injury after a black late-model Ford Expedition took out a utility pole before smashing into a tree on Quaker Ridge Road near Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle. The one-vehicle collision occurred at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Serving Holiday Dinner

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:31

Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey (center)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Sporting serving aprons, Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey and New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome III stood along with other city administrators and staff in the House IV cafeteria of New Rochelle High School, serving 150 residents at the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner.

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Report Card Schedule Announced

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:27

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has announced its schedule for the distribution of report cards and secondary school Interim Progress Reports (IPR) for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

First-period report cards for New Rochelle High School and both middle schools were posted on the Home Access Center (HAC) yesterday (Nov. 20) and are expected to arrive in the mail by December 3.

IPRs, which are given only to middle and high school students, were distributed for the first marking period in October.

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Columbus Hosts Night of STEM Fun for Second-Graders and Families

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:22

Columbus Hosts Night of STEM Fun for Second-Graders and Families

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Upwards of 100 second-graders and their parents came together in the Columbus Elementary School cafeteria recently for an evening of STEM learning focused on problem-solving and family fun! Teachers from the school's second grade team - Antoinette Koehler, Kelly Kalinowski, Rana Rabadi, Vanessa Guzman-Cruz and Fran DelFico - prepared an overview of what STEM is and created three separate challenges for the family teams.

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Huguenots Play for State Title on Saturday

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:19

Jordan Forrest (center) against Shaker.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle will play Rochester-based Aquinas Institute, the Section 5 winner, for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA championship on Saturday. It's the school's first trip back to the state championship game since 2012.

"We're going to have to play our optimum best to bring home the flag," said New Rochelle Coach Lou DiRienzo. "I'm sure my players are going to put their best foot forward. It's an honor to be at the party, but we're not just satisfied with being invited. We want to come home with the prize."

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Taxi Passenger Thrown from Vehicle in Thanksgiving Morning Car Crash in New Rochelle; Two Injured, One Seriously

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:19
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A Union Taxi collided with a silver 4-door Toyota Camry Thursday morning at about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Echo Avenue.

A passenger in the taxi was seriously injured after being thrown from the vehicle. She was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. 

The taxi driver was not injured

The driver of the Camry suffered minor injuries and was taken to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Camp Pinebrook Chanukah Party!

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:11
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New Rochelle Elementary School Mayhem; Fourth Grader Threatens to Shoot Teacher

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 04:52
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Teachers at a New Rochelle elementary school are expressing grave concerns about violent behavior by students towards staff and school administrators.

According to a formal complaint filed last Thursday, there was an incident last year where “a student told one of the aides that he was going to bring in a gun and shoot his teacher.” The same student, according to the complaint, assaulted a teacher the year before, injuring that teacher.

Dual Language Second Graders at Ward School Showed Their Public Speaking Skills

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:24

Dual Language Second Graders at Ward School Showed Their Public Speaking Skills

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Dual Language second graders at Ward School showed their public speaking skills in English and Spanish when they explained to their parents and teachers why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated.

With May 5 falling on a Saturday, they celebrated a day early, on Friday.

They also celebrated by performing the traditional “Jarabe Tapatío," the Mexican national dance. The children dressed in typical Mexican clothing. The two classrooms also enjoyed a feast of Mexican dishes, which their parents had generously contributed. 

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300 People Attended the New Rochelle Special Education PTA's 21st Annual We Are One Awards

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:51

From the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center: Physical education teacher Marc Cohen (left) and member of the custodial staff Nick Caruso, who is a City School District of New Rochelle graduate

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- More than 300 people attended the New Rochelle Special Education PTA's 21st annual We Are One awards dinner on May 3 at The VIP Country Club. Here are some photos from the evening.

 

Second Annual Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:24

Second Annual Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Forty-six New Rochelle High School students had the opportunity to experience a day in the workplace and to explore careers in My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle's second annual "Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day."

They chose from among 16 businesses in the event, which coincided with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26.

Here are some photos from the day:

 

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