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Rep. Engel Cosponsors Legislation Blocking Trump Executive Order to Build a Wall

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:02
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WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has co-sponsored legislation that would block President Trump’s Executive Order to build a wall along the Mexican border. H.R. 837, the Build Bridges Not Walls Act would prohibit the implementation of the order, which would construct a costly border wall that would be both ineffective and impractical.

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A.G. Schneiderman Issues Urgent Fraud Alert on “Ice” Immigration Scams

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:17
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NEW YORK, NY --Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an urgent fraud alert, warning immigrant communities of potential scams in light of recent reports that fraudsters have been posing as Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents scams and demanding money in order to avoid deportation. The Attorney General’s office has received an increased number of reported scams along these lines following the ICE deportation raids that have taken place over the last few days.

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For Second Year in a Row, Rita Mabli, President & CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, Wins National Leadership Award from American College of Health Care Administrators

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:53

Rita Mabli, President & CEO, United Hebrew of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Whether you’re planning ahead or making an unexpected decision, choosing a nursing home for your loved one can be a difficult decision—assessing a facility and the care its staff provides.

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“Ideally New Rochelle” Website Unveiled

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:38

“Ideally New Rochelle” Website Unveiled

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With the largest redevelopment initiative in the Hudson Valley underway, the City of New Rochelle today unveiled a new website and video reflecting the City’s new “Ideally Yours” brand, and its position as the next great destination to live, work and grow.

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New York State Parks Unveils New Family Sharing Empire Pass Card

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:30
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NEW YORK, NY -- The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced the new State Parks Empire Pass Card is now available for purchase. The new Empire Pass Card, accepted at state parks and recreation areas across New York, is a wallet-sized plastic card that can be shared among family members including parents, grandparents, caregivers and more. The card is presented upon vehicle entry and includes QR code and embedded chip technology to allow for easier park access at select facilities.

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New Rochelle Board of Education to Accept Resignation of Teacher Who Opined on Satan Clubs in High Schools and Whether The Illuminati is a Jewish Conspiracy

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:25

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education will consider a resolution at tonight’s board meeting to replace a recently hired English teacher at New Rochelle High School who resigned unexpectedly last week.

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New Rochelle Fiscal Stress Test Score Is Second Worst in Westchester

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:17
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle continues to struggle with the New York State Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Test. Since its inception in 2013, the New Rochelle School System has consistently scored among the worst in New York.

Bedford Central School District was the worst district in Westchester with a score of 60.00%, New Rochelle was the second worst with a score of 28.30%. No other school district’s in Westchester County made the OSC’s Fiscal Stress List.

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New Rochelle Man Scammed by Phony Real Estate Attorney

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:39

Daniel Stern

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Daniel Stern, 53, of 189 Cross Street, City Island, New York, was sentenced on Friday, January 20, 2017 by Judge Larry Schwartz to two to four years in state prison after being convicted of one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony.

On 9/21/15, the defendant, while falsely representing that he was an attorney, stole approximately $31,000 from victim Joseph Bonnano in the City of New Rochelle.


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Requirements to Address Contamination Achieved and Certified at Brownfield Site on North Ave., New Rochelle

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 15:01
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- This link opens a fact sheet that announces that cleanup requirements have been achieved and certified regarding contamination related to the Flamingo Cleaners Site #C360078 (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.), within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c360078coc.pdf

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The Consumer Price Index for the Greater New York Area

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 14:34

The Consumer Price Index for the Greater New York Area

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NEW YORK, NY -- Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), inched up 0.1 percent in December.  This reflected a 2.7-percent increase in energy prices, which was partially offset by a 3.6-percent decline in apparel prices, often down in December.

Natural gas prices rose 4.6 percent over the month.  Prices also increased for electricity (2.1 percent), gasoline (1.8 percent), and fuel oil.

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Jefferson School Educators Demand Superintendent Dismiss New Rochelle Principal

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:13

Jefferson School Principal Kimmerly Nieves

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Several weeks ago, I received an anonymous letter from a group identifying itself as “Educators at Jefferson Elementary School”. With no way to contact the group, I reached out to Principal Kimmerly Nieves along with senior school officials. None responded. The letter contains numerous serious allegations. In the absence of a response from Nieves, Osborne and others we feel compelled to share the letter and call for a full investigation into the allegations.

Among the most serious charges:

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New Rochelle Schools Chief Bans Discussion, Viewing of @TrumpInaugural

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States, an event likely unfamiliar to most public school students in the City School District of New Rochelle. This after Schools Superintendant Brian Osborne banned any viewing or discussion of the nation's 58th Inaguration.

"Word came down from Osborne that nothing is to be shown or talked about involving President Trump," said one source.

"One teacher is in tears," the source added.

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Investigation Report Recommends Cleanup of Contamination at State Superfund Site on Bartels Place, New Rochelle

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 10:40

Investigation Report Recommends Cleanup of Contamination at State Superfund Site on Bartels Place, New Rochelle

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NEW YORK, NY -- This link opens a fact sheet about the results of an environmental investigation of the Industrial Overall Service Corp. Site #360109 (New Rochelle, Westchester County), within New York’s State Superfund Program:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/360109rir.pdf

The investigation report recommends development of a remedy to address contamination found in relation to the site.

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City Manager Strome Explains 2017 City Budget on LWV Cable Program

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 10:23
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome will discuss the city’s 2017 budget, why it will exceed a state imposed tax cap, and the future direction of the city in an interview with host Ina Aronow on the League of Women Voters cable television program,  “City People and Issues,” on Cablevision Channel 76 on Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 10 pm. Thursdays at 9:30 pm. The program will be broadcast during December and early January.  It will also be shown on demand at www.vimeo.com/196346253.

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Devils' loss to Predators another 'tough one to swallow'

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 09:16

Cory Schneider #35 and Jon Merrill #7 of the New Jersey Devils defend against Colton Sissons #10 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at the Prudential Center on December 20, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Bruce Bennett | Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY -- There was no beating around the bush in the Devils locker room.

The Predators outmatched them from start to finish, handing the team their seventh straight loss by a 5-1 final Tuesday night.

"It sucks. It's a tough one to swallow," forward Kyle Palmieri said. "Had a day off yesterday, and we didn't show up to play today. There's not much else to say about it."

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