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KNOCKOUT BLOW FOR RAY RICE: TMZ Video Shows Ray Rice Cold-cocked Fiance in AC Elevator

Sports River of News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:17
Sports - ProfessionalUnfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Ray Rice -- ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT ... Fiancee Takes Crushing Punch [Video]

It is difficult to see how Ray Rice survives this video but what do you think?

Should Ray Rice be cut by the Ravens?

Should he be banned by the NFL

Would you boycott a sponsor that hired Ray Rice?

What about the NFL here? Was a 2 game suspension reasonable?

You can expect that any last remaining sponsors will soon announce he has been dropped (does he have any?)

UPDATE: ESPN reporting Ravens have cut Rice. He is finished.

UPDATE: NFL suspends Ray Rice indefinitely.

Ray Rice is done.


Sad day for New Rochelle, lot of kids looked up to him. RT @nytimes Ravens Drop Ray Rice After Video of Punch Emerges

— Jason Brown (@jbrown321) September 8, 2014

Pizza shops in New Rochelle taking down any Ray Rice memorabilia super quick

— Julius Shmurda (@ThatDudeKenn) September 8, 2014

hope he doesn't come back to New Rochelle, Too close for comfort. #hideyowife #hideyokids

— Kevin Phelan (@KPhed) September 8, 2014

Why he gotta be from my city though... #RayRice #newro

— Steve Beyer (@SteveBAgilism) September 8, 2014

the more disturbing part of the #RayRice video is how he drags her out. Can't even be bothered to lean down to see if she's breathing

— Mariya (@SilverLining___) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice is a hero in my town (he's from here) but I will never feel bad for someone punching a woman, no matter what.

— Joe Piervincenti (@JDP81) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice is an embarrassment to New Rochelle

— C (@ConnorCostelloo) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice was the pride of New Ro. Idk if we'll see any more Ray Rice days in New Rochelle anymore.

— Don Snow (@The_Donald__) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice is from New Rochelle, NY. Not hood but close to the hood. He will miss that money.

— KJ (@cran_6) September 8, 2014

Hey ray rice do us a favor and don't come to new rochelle. Woman beaters aren't welcome

— Martin (@Trelife3) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice put in numerous amount of work hours and has given back so much 2 Baltimore and New Rochelle all gone down the drain in seconds.

— APT 78 (@APT78) September 8, 2014

My middle school science teacher used to brag about being Ray Rice's teacher in New Rochelle. I think he's done telling that story..#BanRice

— Benjamin Weinstein (@BusinessBeamer) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice is a hero in my town (he's from here) but I will never feel bad for someone punching a woman, no matter what.

— Joe Piervincenti (@JDP81) September 8, 2014

Soooo I live and work in New Rochelle. Ive known Ray Rice since he was 7. This lunch break is peeerrrtttyyy inneresting right now...

— Bunifa Latifa Halifa (@Imani_Malika) September 8, 2014

Well most likely no more Ray Rice Day in New Rochelle anymore.

— Brian Krasik (@bkrasik) September 8, 2014

Now for damn sure nobody from New Rochelle is claiming Ray Rice!

— Anthony Donahue (@AnthonyMSG) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice's contract terminated. Wow. A great story from my hometown of New Rochelle, it's unbelievably sad and disappointing what's happened

— Yes it's Kris Hayes (@ludakrishayes) September 8, 2014

Ray Rice put in numerous amount of work hours and has given back so much 2 Baltimore and New Rochelle all gone down the drain in seconds.

— APT 78 (@APT78) September 8, 2014

I wonder if they cancel Ray Rice day in New Rochelle.

— Brother Mouzone (@_KingMalcolm) September 8, 2014

If Ray Rice does get cut, will New Rochelle even let him be an assistant on the football team there? Locally, this could be interesting too

— Conky (@Conky10) September 8, 2014

Third Annual WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game

Sports River of News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:38
MunicipalSports - Professional

The Third Annual WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game came to New Rochelle on Wednesday, August 13 at the Flowers (City) Park athletic complex, pitting former New Rochelle resident and high school alum Craig Carton of the “Boomer and Carton” morning radio sports talk show and his superstar lineup against a City team coached by College of New Rochelle Athletic Director Harold Crocker.

WFAN All Star players included Cecil Fielder, Jim Leyritz, John Franco, Willie Randolph, Mike Tannenbaum, John Halama, Frank Catalanatto, Joe Tacopina and Constantine Maroulis.

The New Rochelle City Celebrities team lineup included Councilmember Barry Fertel, City Manager Chuck Strome and City staff including Commissioner Bill Zimmermann/Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Alex Tergis and Kema Jones/Public Works, P.O. Matthew Glass/NRPD, Jeremy Schulman and Tom Pfister/Development, John Caldararo and Joe Guglielmo/Buildings, Sandi Nunez/Purchasing, Kathy Gilwit/Communications; and Bob Marrone/Chamber of Commerce; Matt Glovaski and Brian Beyrer, Assistant Athletic Directors and Jill Gray, Head Softball Coach/Iona College; Joel Fridovich and Lionel Oliver of the Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners; Robert Kasara/Wykagyl Country Club, David Murphy/ConEd, Charlie Gieserich/Monroe College, Carlos Munoz/Morgan Stanley, Joe Matta/Sound Associates, and Tony Nesci/Rainbow Embroidery.

Mayor Bramson threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Astorino Thanks Local Schools And Nonprofit Organization Let’s Play It Forward At NFL's “Super Kids-Super Sharing”

Sports River of News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 23:15
Westchester CountySports - ProfessionalSports - Youth & High School

New York, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino teamed up with the National Football League and the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee at the Super Kids-Super Sharing event today in Harlem, thanking all the Westchester schools and the Somers-based nonprofit Let’s Play It Forward for their generous donations of sports equipment, school supplies and books for kids in need.

“The great response we received from our local schools and residents goes to show how dedicated Westchester residents are to giving back,” Astorino said. “The energy at Riverbank State Park today was incredible. It’s wonderful to see so many people come together for a worthy cause, and I’m proud that Westchester County was part of making this event such a huge success.”

In all, Westchester students and residents donated 6,676 items to the project. As a thank you for participating, Westchester schools will receive several free, one-day passes to Playland.

Represented at the event were Ossining High School, Pocantico Hills School, Tuckahoe High School, Briarcliff High School, Lincoln-Titus Elementary School, Greenburgh Prep, Woodlands High School, and R.J. Baily School.
Let’s Play It Forward worked closely with Westchester County to help promote the event to local schools, in addition to donating a U-Haul truck full of sports equipment and books to the project. The group donated 1,716 items of sports equipment in all, ranging from basketballs and footballs to golf clubs and tennis racquets.
A group of students from Somers started Let’s Play It Forward in 2012, wanting to put the extra sports equipment in their garages to good use for kids in need. Since then, the response has been overwhelming.

“All our members believe that every child has the right to play a sport and stay active,” said John Lombardi, co-founder of Let’s Play It Forward. “We know that this organization will help give children in need the gear to make playing the sports they love possible. We want these kids to have as great of an experience participating in sports as we have had and make a positive impact in their lives.”

In addition to delivering and sorting through the donations, participants had the opportunity to enjoy the “Huddle Shuttle,” an interactive football display that gives them a chance to test their own football skills. Students also got to meet NFL players Kevin Boothe of the New York Giants, and Jaiquawn Jarrett of the New York Jets, as well as Flight Crew Cheerleaders.

The NFL added a new feature to this year’s collection with Verizon’s “HopeLine” program to collect used cell phones, which will be donated to domestic violence prevention organizations and local shelters. Verizon also used the opportunity to present a donation of $10,000 to Safe Horizon.

Super Kids-Super Sharing has been implemented in Super Bowl host communities for the past 14 years and has made hundreds of thousands of books and pieces of sports equipment available to kids in need. The program also promotes NFL PLAY 60, the league's youth health and wellness campaign, by sharing sports equipment among children in the community.

Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Offers Opportunity For Super Bowl XLVIII Tickets

Sports River of News - Mon, 07/29/2013 - 18:06
CivicSports - Professional

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Super Bowl is coming to the New York/New Jersey area and two Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle supporters will be able to witness the historic event firsthand.

In an effort to raise both funds and awareness, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle will host its Annual Online Auction from July 30th until September 5th 2013. During this timeframe, participants have the opportunity to bid on a bevy of items like Prime Time Emmy Awards tickets, golf at the Wykagyl Country Club, a Ritz-Carlton get-away, romantic hot air balloon ride, child’s deluxe birthday party and 2 tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII. Money raised from the online auction enables the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle to continue being the place where children’s success stories begin!

“The needs of the children we serve have increased dramatically and so has our organization’s need for funding,” says Quay Watkins, Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle. “The Annual Online Auction enables us to raise maximum revenue with minimal expenses.” “As a result we’re able to apply those critical dollars raised to high quality programs like Healthy Habits; Career Launch; Diplomas 2 Degrees; SMART Girls and Passport To Manhood.” “Funds generated also allow us to make necessary facility improvements and supports the Club’s general operating expenses.” My sincere hope is that everyone will visit us online at to either place a bid or simply share the website address with anyone that might be interested!”

The Annual Online Auction closes promptly at 8 pm on September 5th and winners will be notified immediately following. Certain auction items listed offer a “Buy Now” option for anyone interested in winning right away.

The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life enhancing programs and character developing experiences; the club strives to enable all members, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With locations throughout the city, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s programs serves over 2,000 kids age 6-18 each year.

Anyone interested in bidding on an auction item can do so by visiting For more information about ways you can support the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle contact Rudy Breedy at (914) 235-3736 or email [email protected]

Mariano Rivera Takes His Business Elsewhere

Sports River of News - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 14:23
Downtown Business Improvement DistrictBusinessReal EstateSports - ProfessionalGovernment Agency

Once again organizations that should do their business in New Rochelle turn their backs on our local businesses.

Last month we saw the New Rochelle Basketball Association host their fundraiser in White Plains. Now we have Mariano Rivera turning to Tuckahoe as the place to hold his fundraiser. Yes, a fundraiser that will benefit the church the city gifted to him for $1.

With so many restaurants and catering halls in New Rochelle why do these organizations and businesses insist on taking their business elsewhere? Shouldn't we all be trying to keep our business local? We have great places around the city and business owners more than willing to welcome these affairs. We are in a sorry state when someone actually chooses Tuckahoe over New Rochelle.

Below is the article that made the cover of last weeks Soundview Rising:

The Mariano Rivera Foundation will hold a “ballpark” dinner to meet and greet baseball’s greatest closer, New York Yankee Great Mariano Rivera, on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olde Stone Mill Restaurant, 2 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers. Bill Evans of ABC- TV will be the host for the evening.

Attendance at the event will support Rivera as he helps the less fortunate, and to allow the Mariano Rivera Foundation to reach its goal of raising much needed proceeds to benefit the Refuge of Hope Church.

The evening will include a ballpark menu, autographs, special raffles, silent and live auc- tions and unique auction items from Rivera’s personal collection.
The honoree for the evening will be Robert Sancho of Bronx Lebanon Hospital for his years of community service in and around the metropolitan area.
The cost is $200 for adults, or $75 for kids 16 and under, and admittance is limited to 150 people.

This is an event that many of our restaurants could have easily accommodated. I have always been a fan of Mariano Rivera but I see that loyalty to New Rochelle isn't even worth a buck.


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