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Amy Paulin’s Bill Responding To Jewish Community Centers Being Targeted Is Signed Into Law

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:09

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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ALBANY, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that A.7198-A/S.5512-A, legislation she authored as a response to bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers across the nation earlier this year, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday.

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New Rochelle Nissan “Jammed” Customers with Phony “Theft-Deterrant” Products, Inflating the Cost of Vehicles to Unsuspecting Consumers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:21
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Nearly 300 Consumers Will Receive Over $270,000 In Restitution From Settlement with New York State Attorney General

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $298,000 settlement with Pana Nissan, LLC (d/b/a Nissan of New Rochelle) for deceptively charging hundreds of consumers for an unwanted and bogus anti-theft product that cost up to thousands of dollars per consumer. This item, known as an “after-sale” product, was often added onto the final cost of the vehicle without the consumer’s knowledge or consent, after the customer had agreed upon the purchase price of a vehicle but before the sale transaction was finalized.

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New Rochelle Man Indicted in Murder of His Seven-Year-Old Daughter

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:02

Neil G. White (NRPD photo)

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Neil White, 47, of 3 Arbor Glen, New Rochelle, New York was arraigned before Judge Anne Minihan on a grand jury indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A” Felony in the death of his daughter, Gabrielle White, age 7.

August 2nd would have been her eighth birthday.

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Songcatchers Concert Choir sing at Madison Garden

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:04

Songcatchers Concert Choir sing at Madison Garden

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NEW YORK, NY -- On Sunday 7/16/17, members of the Songcatcher Concert Choir - children, teens and adults - performed the National Anthem for the opening of the New York Liberty game at Madison Square Garden. The group has been preparing for this once in a lifetime event for the past month and all were thrilled to represent Songcatchers in one of the world’s largest arenas in the world. Members of the choir come from New Rochelle and surrounding towns and perform throughout the year at local community events and in collaboration with the New Rochelle Opera, Hugh A.

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Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Wins Award

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:38
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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that she has won the Energy Policy Champion Award presented by Energy Storage North America.

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GETTING RESULTS: Talk of the Sound Exclusive on Mail in Dumpster at New Rochelle Post Office Generates Media Coverage, Federal Investigation and Congressional Action

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:07
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The response to our exclusive report on mail thrown in a  dumpster behind the New Rochelle Post Office has generated a firestorm.

In publishing the original story, we contacted the United States Postal Inspection Service, a federal law enforcement agency to make them aware of the improperly discarded mail. The matter was referred to the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Inspection Service which immediately began an investigation.

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DOJ Turns Over 20,000 Records in Gallagher Corruption Case

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 19:17

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

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — John Gallagher, the former Facilities Director for the City School District of New Rochelle, was back in White Plains Federal Court Thursday for a status conference to update Judge Kenneth M. Karas on what has taken place since Gallagher was last in court of May 24th.

Gallagher is charged with bribery and faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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08/01 NRPD Hosts National Night Out/Open House 01:30 PM

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:15
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Police Department will host its National Night Out/Open House on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM at Police Headquarters, 475 North Avenue. This family-friendly event will feature facility tours of NRPD headquarters, equipment and K-9 demonstrations, fun activities for children & teens, food, plus a live DJ! Rain date will be Wednesday, August 2.

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Court Rules Against Iona College in Tax Lot Merger Lawsuit Against City of New Rochelle

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:27
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Judge Susan Cacase, in a ruling issued yesterday, firmly rejected an Article 78 petition filed last February by Iona College against the City of New Rochelle in New York State Supreme Court.

Iona College filed the lawsuit after the New Rochelle City Council amended a local ordinance to require private schools to obtain a Special Permit to merge tax lots. The permit would likely put certain conditions on what the college could do with the merged property.

Ordinance 91, approved by the New Rochelle City Council in 2001, was amended in November 2016.

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Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:26

Illegal cookout on sidewalk near Cousins Cigars & Hookah Lounge

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Since our last installment, when Vinny Mirabile tried to have me arrested for supposed "harassment" and "trespassing" for, variously, sending him an email with a few questions and standing on the sidewalk near his store, there have been two notable developments: the City Code was amended as a result of our reporting and Vinnie "hired" a lawyer to plead his case to City officials.

Before getting into that, by way of a backgrounder on the City Code as it pertains to outdoor cafes/dining, we want to share a recent communication from City Hall. 

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Mail Found in Dumpster Behind New Rochelle Post Office

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 04:34
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Talk of the Sound has obtained photographs of hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of undelivered mail shoved into a dumpster behind the New Rochelle Post Office.

These photos were taken Monday night on July 24th.

Over the past several years, tales have emanated out of the New Rochelle Post Office of mail not delivered, deliveries falsely scanned as "attempted delivered" and simply tossed in the dumpster. Your author has experienced some of this personally.

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