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New Rochelle Bids for Amazon HQ2

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 16:50

New Rochelle Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter in Crash-Related Death

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:13
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that Harry Kyreakedes, 27, pled guilty before Judge Barry Warhit to one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony and one count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se, an unclassified Misdemeanor, in the death of Isaac Ward, 28.

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Prinicipal of Jefferson School in New Rochelle Takes Unexpected Medical Leave

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:50

Jefferson School Principal Kimmerly Nieves

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne has announced that Jefferson Elementary School Principal has taken an unexpected leave of absence.

 

Parents and Staff at the School received the following message from Dr. Osborne:

 

To the Jefferson School Community,

 

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SCOFFLAW: George Latimer Vehicle Registration Suspended Since Day After New Rochelle Car Crash Due to Nonpayment of Parking Violations in Yonkers

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:34

George Latimer and File Photo of a Booted Red Jeep

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The vehicle registration on State Senator George Latimer’s Jeep was suspended over the summer and remains suspended to this day.

The vehicle registraiton suspension came after a request to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles by the City of Yonkers due to nonpayment of an unspecified number of parking violation fines and fees. Talk of the Sound is working to obtain the amounts Latimer owes to the City of Yonkers. The suspension has been in effect for more than three months, according to the DMV.

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Married New York State Senator George Latimer Skipped Annual Budget Vote to Jet Off to London with Gal Pal Judge

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:23

Excerpt from Susan Kettner Facebook Page on Trip to UK with George Latimer

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer failed to vote on the New York State Budget this past spring because he departed for Europe the day before the vote was held in the Senate to go on a week long vacation in the United Kingdom with his girlfriend, New Rochelle City Court Judge Susan Kettner, Talk of the Sound has learned.

Latimer is the Democratic Party Candidate for Westchester County Executive and challenger to the incumbent Rob Astorino in one of the most widely watched races in New York State, with implications for the next race for Governor.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog Walker in the Latimer House

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:17

State Senator George Latimer and Judge Susan Kettner at an event together in New Rochelle

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This story has been updated to reflect that our initial report incorrectly identified the “family dog walker”. The correction and update is indicated in italics in the article below.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer has been in a relationship with New Rochelle City Court Judge Susan Kettner for more than a decade.

While this may be news to many Westchester residents, it is not even an “open secret” in New Rochelle just a banal fact of political life. And for all that time, no one much cared.

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Thruway Authority, NYS Department of Transportation and Trucking Association of New York Commemorate ‘Operation Safe Driver Week’ by Educating Motorists of Blind Spots Around Tractor Trailers

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 06:47

Thruway Authority, NYS Department of Transportation and Trucking Association of New York Commemorate ‘Operation Safe Driver Week’ by Educating Motorists of Blind Spots Around Tractor Trailers

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NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Thruway Authority, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Trucking Association of New York today announced “Safety Breaks” as part of the Trucking Association’s Share the Road program to educate the general motoring public about the blind spots around large commercial trucks. The “Safety Breaks” coincide with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s “Operation Safe Driver Week.”

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Latimer Fails to Turn Over Mobile Phone Records Following Two-Car Crash in New Rochelle While Supporting Invasive Senate Bill Meant to Address Distracted Driving

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:32

George Latimer Promoting Insurance Industry Campaign Against Distracted Driving

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  State Senator George Latimer is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would allow police officers to mandatorily check the mobile phones of any participant in a traffic collision to determine if they were texting or talking right before the accident.

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New York State Senator George Latimer in Serious Undisclosed Car Crash Over the Summer, 2 Injured

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:36

Vehicle Driven by New York State Senator George Latimer Crashed Through this Fence on Wilmot Road

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Westchester County Executive Candidate tells police implausible story that he was “temporarily blinded by the sun” as he approached intersection before crash, declines to answer questions citing potential litigation.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer, the Democratic Party Nominee for Westchester County Executive, was involved in a serious, previously undisclosed car crash in New Rochelle over the summer in the midst of his Primary Campaign against County Legislator Ken Jenkins.

Latimer was not driving his own vehicle. The Jeep was registered to Andrew G. Genna, 56, of White Plains, NY. New York State Senate Records list Genna as Director of Community Outreach for George Latimer.

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Gilda’s Club Westchester and Newyork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Form Cancer Support Partnership

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:08

Gilda’s Club Westchester and Newyork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Form Cancer Support Partnership

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NEW YORK, NY -- NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and Gilda’s Club Westchester are partnering on a new program that will bring Gilda’s Club Westchester’s widely acclaimed cancer support services to the Bronxville-based hospital.  The partnership will allow patients at NYP Lawrence and the southern Westchester community to participate in the Gilda’s Club Westchester programs, regardless of where they receive their cancer treatments.  The programs are free.

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“One City, Many Flavors!”

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:37

“One City, Many Flavors!”

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Celebrating the flavorful variety of cuisines available in New Rochelle, the second annual FoodFest kicks off Sunday, October 8.  Presented by the City of New Rochelle in partnership with the BID and Chamber of Commerce, participating restaurants will offer their own ideal FoodFest special, from prix fixe menus and discounts to buy one/get one offers, uniquely designed to showcase each restaurant’s food and atmosphere.  

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New Rochelle Court, Three Others, Designated Hub Treatment Court by Westchester District Attorney

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:10

Anthony Scarpino

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WHITE PLAINS, NY --  Westchester District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. who campaigned on a platform to create coordinated drug treatment courts in Westchester County, announced that Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers are now designated as “Hub” Courts.

 

The “Hub” Court designation will make drug treatment courts accessible to individuals who suffer from alcohol and drug dependency and military veterans who have had run-ins with the law. Their cases can now be transferred to the “Hub” Courts.

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CASE CLOSED: Former New Rochelle Elementary School Principal Sentenced to Three Years Probation on Petit Larceny Charge

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:14

Sonya Nunez (photo courtesy of Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It was a sad ending to a tragic situation when a beloved former New Rochelle elementary school administratorl was sentenced to three years probabtion for stealing money.

Sonya Nunez, 45, of Bronxville, NY plead guilty on May 31, 2016 to one count of Petit Larceny. In exchange for her guilty plea and restitution of $4,525, she was promised a sentence of 3 years probation with gambling treatment which was ordered today by Judge Anthony Carbone in New Rochelle City Court. Nunez previously made restitution. She must also pay a $500 fine.

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GETTING RESULTS: Former New Rochelle Schools Director, Aramark Consultant John Gallagher Pleads Guilty To Corruption

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 21:29

John Gallagher Leaves U.S Courthouse in White Plains, NY

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UPDATE BELOW: John C. Gallagher, Jr. facing 37 to 46 months in federal prison, a fine of up to $75,000, restitution of $125,000, and up to three years probation under plea agreement which describes three past drunk driving convictions.

Robert Cox reported on extensive corruption in the City School District of New Rochelle for 9 years. For most of that time, Cox was harrassed and defamed by senior public officials in New Rochelle including the School Board and School Administration, City Government, Local Courts, Police Department and more. In 2013, he took his extensive records and reporting to the Westchester County DA which protected John Gallagher, the son of a former senior law enforcement official in nearby Suffolk County, NY. Cox took the matter to the U.S. Department of Justice which did pursue the case. Cox's reporting was summarized in a 20+ part series entitled New Rochelle Board of Education: Criminal Enterprise Masquerading as an Educational Institution (http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/new-rochelle-board-education-criminal-enterprise-masquerading-educational-institution-table)

 

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- John Gallagher, the former Director of Environmental Services for the City School District of New Rochelle, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas in White Plains federal court to bribery in connection with a scheme to solicit bribes from an outside contractor to channel school district business to the contractor’s company. The guilty plea was accounted by Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. 

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Fall Leaf Collection Begins October 10

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:25

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Appointed Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:04

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that she has been appointed Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

The Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions (CAC) has jurisdiction over the laws concerning private, not-for-profit, and public corporations in New York State. Paulin, who had served as the Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Energy Committee since 2013, will begin working in her new role immediately.

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NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:13

NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

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NEW YORK, NY -- Retailers caught and found guilty of selling untaxed cigarettes in New York State risk losing other state-issued licenses, including lottery and alcohol sales.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has joined forces with the New York State Gaming Commission and State Liquor Authority in an initiative to further reduce sales of contraband cigarettes.

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Risk of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Remains High

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00

Risk of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Remains High

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NEW YORK, NY --Many people mistakenly believe that tick season ends at Labor Day, but in fact the danger of tick bites extends well into the fall and even the winter if the weather stays warm. Last winter, for the first time since I began treating Lyme disease in the 1980s, I saw new cases of Lyme all winter, even in January and February. We won’t get the final numbers until later in the fall, but this year is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent memory for Lyme disease and other tick-borne infectious illnesses.

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