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New Rochelle IDA Meeting Package 9/6/2017 on Avalon 1 + 3 Proposal

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:32
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I just received the complete meeting package for the 9-6-2017 meeting of the New Rochelle IDA and slides with renderings.

It is late and I do not have time to write an article but want to share this material right away.

So, here it is with more to follow. If you wish to contribute to my article please comment below. I will be incorporating some of those comments in my article. 

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Special Needs School Bus Catches Fire at New Rochelle Middle School

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

Bus brakes caught fire outside Isaac E. Young Middle School

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- No students were injured according to school officials as a bus parked behind Isaac E. Young Middle School caught fire just as the school day ended.

New Rochelle Fire Department responded to the scene but not before school security staffers used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. A firefighter on scene said the brakes by the right rear wheel caught fire.

Officials from Phoenix Transportation, owners of the bus declined to comment as they waited for a tow truck.

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Before heading to tomorrow's IDA Public Hearing read this

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:53
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Before heading to tomorrow's IDA Public Hearing read this

Avalon 5-Year Impact  


Year                           Students                    Cost to taxpayer


2012-2013                115 students             $2,415,000

2013-2014                115 students             $2,415,000

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BREAKING: New Rochelle Quietly Schedules IDA Hearing for September 6th on Extension of Infamous 30-Year Tax Abatement Granted to Avalon 19 Years Ago

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:57

DSF Partner Josh Sullivan Addressed New Rochelle IDA on July 26, 2017

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With 11 years remaining, the City of New Rochelle is considering an extension to a widely-reviled 30-year tax abatement granted 19 years ago to the developers of what was originally called “the Avalon”. The New Rochelle IDA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30 PM. Immediately after the hearing the New Rochelle IDA will act on a SEQRA Determination and Authorization for the owner of 255 Huguenot Street.

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Who is Vinny Mirabile IV? - Charitable Fraud?

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 22:24
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- What sort of person claims to be raising money for kids with cancer then pockets the proceeds? Is this person a reputable business owner? A pillar of the community? We think not.

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State Labor Department Releases Preliminary July 2017 Area Unemployment Rates

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 07:07

Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7% in May, Lowest Level Since August 2007

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NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2017. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.

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State Police Announce Participation in National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 09:25

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NEW YORK, NY --  The New York State Police will again participate in a national crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign this Labor Day weekend. The enforcement period started on August 18, and runs through Monday, September 4, 2017.

Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes throughout the state.  Unfortunately, this increased flow of traffic brings with it increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.

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New Rochelle Health & Safety Committee Releases Construction Report

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:50

Main Entrance on Clove Road under construction at New Rochelle High School

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RESCUE Committee Meeting Packet (includes Construction Report)

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle's District-Wide Healthy and Safety Committee ("RESCUE Committee") released today a comprehensive summer construction report at today's meeting at City Hall.

The Construction Report primarily covers New Rochelle High School, Isaac E. Young Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, the sites of the most involved construction work, Not all areas of all schools will be open by the start of school. Areas like main entrances and parking lots are expected to be completed by September 6th.

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City Contractor Illegally Dumping into New Rochelle Waterway

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 18:12

Pine Brook and Beechmont Lake on June 21, 2017

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- This past May local and state officials celebrated a $250K New York State grant for the remediation of Beechmont Lake.

At a lakeside ceremony on May 31, New York State Assemblyman Steve Otis announced the state grant was to "help restore the ecological health" of Beechmont Lake.

New Rochelle City Council Member Barry Fertel spoke about using the grant money for "the enhancement and improvement of the lake.”

Mayor Noam Bramson said the funds "together with a strong commitment from the City" will endure the lake is "protected and preserved".

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Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fees Amendment Intended to Help One Restaurant — Just Not The One You Think

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 21:19

Council Member Ivar Hyden addresses New Rochelle City Council on Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fees

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VIDEO: CIty Council Meetings on September 17, 2014, and October 7, 2014.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alvin & Friends Restaurant was the primary beneficiary of a 2014 change in the pricing of Sidewalk Cafe Permits from a fee based on the area taken up by a restaurant's outdoor seating to a fee based on the number of seats in a restaurant's outdoor dining area.

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