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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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New Rochelle Launches Investigation into Publication of Mocking Images of Intellectually Disabled Youngsters on Social Media

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:29

Screengrab from video of youngster pushed over by Camp Joy Coordination

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Video of Camp Joy Camper Shoved by Camp Coordinator in 9 second video shot at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, NY

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle City officials have initiated an investigation into the publication of a video on social media which depicts an intellectually disabled child being shoved by a summer camp coordinator. A separate photo of another child from a different incident was also published.

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FINALLY: New Rochelle Schools Locksmith Teed Up for Termination

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:57

Werner Graefe School District Work Van near Fratelli's Restaurant in New Rochelle in 2014

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EDITOR'S NOTE: We would like to obtain a photo of Werner Graefe, if you have one or two please send them to [email protected]

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Werner Graefe, a locksmith for the City School District of New Rochelle was suspended Thursday for 30 days without pay pending an Article 75 hearing, a civil service proceeding for removal and other disciplinary action. He is expected to be terminated as a result.

Sources tell Talk of the Sound, Graefe was found to have left work after punching back in after lunch - stealing time. There are other reports that he was insubordinate, refusing to wear the new departmental uniforms for Buildings & Grounds.

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Pizza Sales Still Illegal and Corrupt Despite Complaints from Isaac E. Young Middle School Staff

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:03

Linda Frasca selling pizza at Isaac Young

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Last month we reported on the illegal pizza sales “fundraising” operations at Isaac E. Young Middle School. In our story, we noted that the District had failed to turn over a single record pertaining to “pizza sales” pursuant to our Freedom of Information Request dated April 13, 2015.  After the story ran, Deborah Ferrera, recently retired but for many years the Treasurer of Isaac E.

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

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:20

Steve Michael counting out cash bribe at McDonald's New Rochelle as Robert Cox observes

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VIDEO: Cash Bribe Payout for New Rochelle High School Vending Machines at Night School Office

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Four illegal vending machines at New Rochelle High School generated over $3,000 in cash in just one month. Twenty percent of that — $640.00 — was paid out in a cash bribe. The bribe was paid to this reporter at a meeting yesterday at the McDonald’s restaurant on North Avenue near Eastchester Road.

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New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll Resigns Effective at Year End After 24 Years

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:21

New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll tendered his resignation, effective December 2017, in a letter to City Manager Charles B. Strome on August 9, 2017.

For the past 24 years, I've had the honor and good fortune to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for the City of New Rochelle. It has been an extremely rewarding career complemented by a host of fine

individuals who supported me in shaping an outstanding police department. The time has come however to enter the next stage of this gratifying odyssey: RETIREMENT.

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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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