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New Rochelle Board of Education appoints new Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, Pre-K-12th Grade

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 15:50

New Rochelle Board of Education appoints new principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez as the new Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, Pre-K-12th grade. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Rodriguez-Gonzalez at its meeting last night.

Mrs. Rodriguez-Gonzalez has been an educator for 20 years, both as a health and physical education teacher and as an administrator, and is currently a teacher in the New York City Department of Education.

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New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints new Principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 15:45

New Rochelle Board of Education appoints new principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Dr. Nicolas Cracco as the new principal of the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Cracco at its meeting last night.

Dr. Cracco was the assistant principal of the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School, P.S. 185, in New York. He previously taught mathematics at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy in the Bronx.

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Iona Prep Celebrates Kickoff to 100th Anniversary Year and Capital Campaign

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 15:22

Iona Prep Celebrates Kickoff to 100th Anniversary Year and Capital Campaign

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Friends and families of Iona Prep recently marked the start to a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary with a President’s Dinner held at Glen Island Harbour Club. The evening officially began the Centennial Campaign for Excellence, with a goal of $10M for facility enhancements and instructional improvements.

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Barnard Creates Awareness About World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 14:10

Barnard creates awareness about World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Earlier this month, Barnard school went purple to create more awareness about World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

The event held on Nov. 17 was organized by Tara Hernandez, a kindergarten teacher, in memory of her mom, Gigi Shanes-Hernandez. Hernandez's mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than nine years ago, and she died in 2009.

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Students Explore Marine Life in Pelham Bay

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 14:07

Students explore marine life in Pelham Bay

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Marine science is a new elective offered at New Rochelle High School this year, and students are taking full advantage of all the subaqueous resources their community has to offer.

In October, members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation led students on a tour of the Hudson River at Iona Island. They traveled through the tidal marshes near Bear Mountain, learning about the Hudson's watershed and the environmental effects of the wetland ecosystem.

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Submissions sought for Black History Exhibit

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 13:58

Submissions sought for Black History Exhibit

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle and the Westchester and National Alliances of Black Educators will host their annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit on February 11, 2017.

The event will celebrate the life and contributions of STEM pioneer Benjamin Banneker.

Participants are encouraged to share their visual artwork, poetry, dance, and other performance arts.

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Crews Respond Quickly to Oil Spill at Iona College in New Rochelle

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 19:37
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NEW ROCHELLE - An oil spill shut down Pryer Terrace for several hours earlier today as hundreds of gallons of home heating oil was accidentally dumped onto the back driveway of Rice Hall on the Iona College campus.

The incident began at about 8:30 a.m. Friday when one of three compartments in the truck fractured, allowing oil to leak out, spilling onto the roadway and down a hill.

Iona College facilities crew were on hand when the oil spill began.

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Monroe College Opens Barnes & Noble Bookstore with Starbucks Coffee Cafe in Downtown New Rochelle

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 13:53
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It's a brand new day for New Rochelle this morning with the opening of the first-ever Starbucks Coffee shop in the city's downtown. The "soft open" represents a significant milestone in the economic development plans (the official open is expected in the coming weeks).

Monroe College has opened a new 9,000-square-foot bookstore and coffee lounge at New Roc City at LeCount Place, a two-minute walk from the New Rochelle Metro-North station.

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Students from Trinity Elementary School had the Opportunity to Predict the Weather

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 09:56

Students from Trinity Elementary School had the Opportunity to Predict the Weather

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students from Trinity Elementary School had the opportunity to predict the weather when Diane Delgado's Kaleidoscope/STEAM class used videoconferencing technology to connect with the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. The students taking part in STORM-E, a distance learning program, became experts in air pressure, humidity, wind, and temperature.

 

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12/01 Floyd Abrams to Debate Hate Speech vs. Free Speech on Campus 6 PM

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:43

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WHITE PLAINS, NY --  AJC Westchester/Fairfield announced that it will be holding a moot court debate between noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams and AJC General Counsel Marc Stern.  They will debate the merits of a case involving undocumented aliens on a college campus.  In this divisive period following the election, this is truly an issue for our time.  The debate will take place at this year’s Judge Learned Hand Award dinner.  The award is the organization’s most prestigious recognition of excellence bestowed upon members of the legal profession.

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Iona College Board Awards Sabbatical to School President

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College Board of Trustees has awarded a sabbatical to President Joseph E. Nyre. The sabbatical will run from May 2017 until January 1, 2018.

In an announcement to the Iona College campus community on Tuesday, Board of Trustees Chairman James P. Hynes stated that Nyre accepted a sabbatical for the Fall semester.

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Former ESPN Head To Join Iona Faculty

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 22:15

Former ESPN Head To Join Iona Faculty

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 08:28

Former ESPN Head To Join Iona Faculty

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College welcomes George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, Inc., to its School of Business faculty in the division of Sports, Entertainment and Media, and also announces an alliance with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The announcement was made at Iona’s fourth SEMI-Annual Honors Reception on November 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown Manhattan.

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The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions and Westchester County Department of Health Collaborate to Combat Opioid Overdoses

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 08:21

From left: Arianna Sylvetre, CNR nursing student; Adrienne Wald, EdD, RN, assistant professor of nursing, CNR; Myrantz Assade, president of CNR Student Nurses Assn.; Patrick Quinn, Westchester County Health Dept.; Sherlita Amler, MD, Westchester County He

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today announced that forty members of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions Class of 2017 were trained in the administration of Nalaxone (Narcan™) to help fight the epidemic of opioid and heroin overdoses. 

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Iona Prep Students Serve Up Food Donations

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 05:30

L to R AJ Rossi, Patrick Castro, Dean of Students Kieran Daly, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Sean D’Alfonso, Will Woodbury, Jerome Harkins, President Brother Leto, Social Studies Teacher Brother Kiernan, Noah Darden, Peter Harkins, Allen Raja, Leo

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students from the Upper and Lower Schools of Iona Preparatory joined together to deliver three busloads of perishable and non-perishable items to St. Charles Boromeo, St. Mark’s in Harlem, and local food pantries. Part of the offering included a generous donation by Mark D’Urso, class of ’80, formerly of Key Foods, who gave $2K to help purchase items including 40 turkeys, 150 lbs. of potatoes, 150 lbs. of onions, and 100 lbs. of rice. Sean D’Alfonso and Brother Lucian headed up the efforts at the Upper and Lower Schools, respectively.

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