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Atheist Added, God Purged from New Rochelle Middle School Yearbook

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 20:14

Albert Leonard Middle School New Rochelle Yearbook 2017 Page 1

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Eyebrows have been raised following the release of the Albert Leonard Middle School yearbook. The cause of concern is what purports to be a patriotic literary quotation on freedom and duty from The Founders but is actually a distorted, redacted amalgam of quotations, among them a line lifted out of context from noted Algerian communist and unbeliever Albert Camus.

New RochelleBoard of Education

New Rochelle Board of Education: Criminal Enterprise Masquerading as an Educational Institution - Part XXI

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:43
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OK Folks. This is one of those long ones. It took me the better part of a week to write this including pulling up all the links to the articles and scanning and uploading documents. There is a lot packed in here. If you want to know more about any particular topic there should be a link to a supporting article or series of articles or links to documents, typically obtained under a Freedom of Information request.

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Eastchester, New Rochelle and Pelham Libraries Awarded Grants

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 05:35

New Rochelle Public Library NRPL

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NEW YORK, NY --Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) announced on Wednesday that the New York State Education Department and the New York State Library System have approved 216 construction awards to public libraries and public library systems, including three libraries in the 88th Assembly District. 

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The New York State Police will Conduct a Week-long Enforcement Initiative to Crack Down on Speeding and Aggressive Drivers across the State. The Speed Week Campaign Runs Today Through June 13

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 05:04

New York State Police

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NEW YORK, NY -- State Police to target speeding drivers during “Speed Week”

The New York State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The Speed Week campaign runs today through June 13.

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Following Hiring (and Firing) of Level 3 Sex Offender, New Rochelle Considers Expansion of Criminal Background Check Policy, Inquiry into Hiring of Michael Newman

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:18

Level 3 Sex Offender Michael Edward Newman

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Following the hiring of a Level 3 Predicate Sex Offender for an hourly worker position in its Department of Public Works, the City of New Rochelle is looking into how that hiring came about and whether to change current hiring practices to include criminal background checks.

Currently, some positions but not all require criminal background checks.

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New Rochelle Man Charged with Second Degree Murder in Asphyxiation Death of his 7-Year Old Daughter

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:57

Neil G. White (NRPD photo)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Neil G. White, 47, or 3 Arbor Lane appeared in New Rochelle City Court this afternoon before Judge Anthony Carbone after being charged with Second Degree Murder in the asphyxiation death of his 7-year old daughter. He did not enter a plea. He was not granted bail but remanded to custody while awaiting trial. He is due back in court on June 15.

The victim is Gabriele White. The cause of her death is believed to be asphyxiation by suffocation pending confirmation by the Westchester County Medical Examiner.

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death of 7 Year Old Girl in New Rochelle

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:02

Michelle Hord-White with her daughter Gabrielle Hord-White

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New Rochelle Man Charged with Second Degree Murder in Asphyxiation Death of his 7-Year Old Daughter

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Police Department is currently investigating the suspcious death of a young girl. This afternoon at approximately 3:18 p.m.were called to the home on Arbor Glen on a report of a male bleeding from wounds to his wrists. Inside the home, officers discovered the body of a 7-year old girl in her bed apparently deceased. The cause of death has not yet been determined. This according to a statement issued by the New Rochelle Police Department. 

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For First Time, Former New Rochelle Assistant Superintendent John Quinn’s Name Surfaces in Federal Corruption Investigation

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:13

Assistant Superintendent for Business & Administration John Quinn

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — For the first time since news broke of indictments in a federal grand jury investigation, the name of John Quinn has surfaced in the investigation.

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Ray Rice NOT Hired as Football Coach at New Rochelle High School, Despite News Reports to the Contrary

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:41

News12 Tweet on Ray Rice coaching NRHS football

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has formally denied that former NFL star Ray Rice has been hired as a football coach, on a paid or voluntary basis, or in any other capacity.

Last week News12 ran a story claiming that Rice had been hired as an Assistant Coach. The Journal News reported that Rice’s role as a coach with the team was “official”. New Rochelle coach Lou DiRienzo told the paper Rice has been working as a volunteer football coach for the last three years. “"Everything is the same” said DiRienzo.

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GETTING RESULTS: New Rochelle Bans the Box in 2016, Hires (then Fires) Violent Predicate Sex Offender in 2017

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:39

Level 3 Sex Offender Michael Edward Newman

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Failure of Municipal Criminal Background Check process raises questions about new "Shared Services" Sanitation Program with New Rochelle Schools

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Michael E. Newman was fired Monday from his position as an hourly worker in the New Rochelle Department of Public Works after Talk of the Sound began an investigation into his hiring late last week.

A little over a year after the City of New Rochelle joined more than 100 cities nationwide to "Ban the Box" on its municipal job application, the Public Works Department unwittingly hired Newman, a sexually violent predicate sex offender, as an hourly employee in the New Rochelle Sanitation Department.

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Why is Being Ray Rice Honored in New Rochelle?

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:50

News12 Tweet on Ray Rice coaching NRHS football

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- News12 reported Thursday that former Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ray Rice has officially joined the coaching staff of the New Rochelle High School football team. He has volunteered his time with the team over the past three years, according to the report.

Two weeks ago, Ray Rice was indicted into the New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

New RochelleSports - Youth & High SchoolBoard of Education

School Security Guard Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Four Murders in Connection with Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 06:44

School Security Guard Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Four Murders in Connection with Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

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NEW YORK, NY -- Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), George P. Beach II, the Superintendent of the New York State Police (“NYSP”), and Peter J. Graziano Jr., Chief of the Village of Chester Police Department (“Chester PD”), announced the arrest of JOSEPH BIGGS, a security guard at a school in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, for a quadruple murder committed in Chester, New York in April 2016.

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New Rochelle Board of Education: Criminal Enterprise Masquerading as an Educational Institution - Part XX

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 19:00

Jimmy Bonanno's Office at 51 Cliff Street with wood-burning stove, masonry work at a hunting trophy

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Many readers had been wondering why we had not published more about the corruption in the New Rochelle school system. As the DOJ investigation picked up steam, we held back, waiting for indictments to drop. They have begun to drop and so now we can start to run the backlog of stories we have saved up.

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Jimmy Bonanno Busted for Building and Public Works Violations in New Rochelle

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 22:33

Westchester GIS Aerial Photos 2000 v 2004 for 24 Ronalds Avenue New Rochelle, NY

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle Bureau of Buildings has issued a Notice of Violation to Vincent J. Bonanno for failure to comply with a building permit issued June 20, 2000 for the construction of a back porch at his primary residence at at 24 Ronalds Avenue. More violation notices are expected soon.

The violation notices come as a result of reporting by Talk of the Sound on illegal construction at 24 Ronalds Avenue.

A review of building department files showed that only one permit has ever been issued for 24 Ronalds Avenue, an open permit for a back porch.

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New Rochelle Man Among 19 Mafia Members Indicted on Federal Murder, Racketeering Offenses

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:38

Matthew Madonna

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Members of the Luchese Family of La Cosa Nostra were charged today with racketeering, murder, narcotics, and firearms offenses in federal court in White Plains today.

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Former New Rochelle School Principal Pleads Guilty to Stealing $4,525; Gambling Addiction Blamed

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 19:46

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

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The former Principal of Columbus Elementary School plead guilty today in New Rochelle City Court 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.

Sonya Nunez, 45, of Bronxville, NY was initially charged with one count of Grand Larceny-3rd, a Class D Felony. for stealing property valued in excess of $3,000,

New RochelleBoard of EducationCourt System

New Rochelle Board of Education: Criminal Enterprise Masquerading as an Educational Institution - Part XIX

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 19:25

The Nest of the Leech: Jimmy Bonanno's House at 24 Ronald Avenue

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We’re baaack.

Since the news broke that Mauro Zonzini had plead guilty to corruption charges and signed a cooperation agreement and that John Gallagher had been arrested and indicted on corruption charges, the floodgates have started to open.

Keep ‘em coming!!! We will post them as we are able to verify them.

Here is a tip we received late last week:

“Mauro Zonzini did Bonannos (sic) driveway with two school employees and Jimmy and two of Zonzinis (sic) workers on school time.”

New RochellePolice & FireUnited States

05/30 New Rochelle Vietnam War Memorial Unveiling 6:00 PM

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:21
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle announces the installation and dedication ceremony of a Vietnam War Memorial that honors the service of all New Rochelle Vietnam War veterans. The unveiling will occur at May 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM in front of the New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue. Refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.

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Alvin & Friends Now Open WITHOUT a Sidewalk Cafe Permit

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:22

Alvin & Friends Operating a Sidewalk Cafe without a license.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alvin & Friends Restaurant is currently operating a sidewalk cafe without a Sidewalk Cafe Permit. As reported yesterday, Alvin & Friends has operated for years without a proper Sidewalk Cafe permit.

Applicant Alvin Clayton Fernandes submitted a permit application on Friday after Talk of the Sound notified him that there was no Sidewalk Cafe Permit for his restaurant.

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