January 2009

Board of Education Session @Jefferson 7:30 PM Tuesday

January 25, 2009 - 21:03

Members of the Board of Education will hold a Committee of the Whole Session on Tuesday evening, January 27, 2009, in the auditorium of Jefferson Elementary School, 131 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, New York.


I. Board of Education Announcements
II. Superintendent’s Report
A. Jefferson School Student Presentation: Video-Conferencing & Healthy Life Styles
B. 2008-2009 Goals & Objectives: Cynthia Slotkin, Principal, Jefferson School
C. IBM Grants: Dr. Diane Massimo
• Reading Companion
• “¡TradúceloAHORA!”
D. Capital Projects Update: John Quinn
E. Acceptable Use Policy for Technology & Internet Safety Policy: Christine Coleman
F. Ronni Black Memorial Scholarship
G. See For Yourself Campaign
III. Review of Draft Resolutions
IV. Board/Community Informal Discussion

Isaac E. Young Middle School 7th Grader is Arrested for Selling Drugs to Other Children

January 24, 2009 - 18:47

It has come to the attention of New Rochelle Community Pulse that on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 a 7th grader was arrested on the grounds of Isaac E. Young Middle School on drug charges. Our sources tell us that the boy was reported to the New Rochelle Police Department by another student's parent. The parent called the police after she became aware that her daughter, who also attends Isaac, had been sold marihuana by the boy. The police went to the school and arrested the 7th grade boy without incident. It is not clear why the police chose to arrest the boy at school rather that at his residence.

We will update this story as more details become available.

New Ro Humane Society Benefit Tonight

January 24, 2009 - 14:42

The New Rochelle High School Animal Rights Club is sponsoring a benefit for the New Rochelle Humane Society TONIGHT Saturday January 24th.

Location: New Rochelle High School auditorium on Clove Road.
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Concert: various High School performers and bands.

Raffles for baskets of goods from Chow Down, Paws on Palmer and other area merchants.

Come hear our community's outstanding student musicians and support the Humane Society and Animal Rights.

Jeff and Lulu

World Youth Sports Registration Opens

January 24, 2009 - 04:45

World Youth Sports:
is an athlete-based international humanitarian organization that connects professional athletes and philanthropists to schools in disadvantaged communities around the world, facilitating sports matches between professional athletes and youth athletes and facilitation real time communication and observation between philanthropists and recipients.


location: 112 North ave. New Rochelle NY 10801
@ The American Legion Building

call to register and info: 914-813-8262

It Takes a Failed Referendum for the Board of Education to Listen to the People

January 24, 2009 - 01:16

Journal News reported: Eastchester schools seeking residents' concerns through focus groups

"This is really about the school board trying to connect with the community and get a sense of how people in the school system feel about the needs of the school district," said Bruce Dennis, a former Bedford school superintendent who will serve as the moderator.

Trying to connnect? Why was there ever a disconnect?

Dennis began by asking attendees why they thought a $20 million construction referendum failed last year by 85 votes.

"The referendum failed because the school community did not come out to vote," said Manfred Moses, a resident and longtime activist in the town. "No matter what you say about the opposition to the referendum, they came out to vote. If you want to blame anyone, look in the mirror and take a look at yourself."

No school officials will attend these meetings, Dennis said, as a means to allow residents to speak freely. Dennis said he will compile what is said into a report he will present to the school board next month.

Maybe they should try tis in New Rochelle.

Obama Inauguration: New Rochellians Gather to Watch History

January 20, 2009 - 23:34

Students at New Rochelle schools, City and School District employees at City Hall and students from Monroe College are just a few of the many thousands who will pause at noon today to observe the swearing in of Barack Obama as our 44th President.

Send us your pix.

Students in the Linda Kelly Auditorium at NRHS.

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Students gather in the House Two Stacks at NRHS.

City and School District employees gather in the Second Floor Board Room at City Hall.

Parks Department Clears the Way for New Rochelle Skaters

January 20, 2009 - 23:33

New Rochelle Parks Commissioner Bill Zimmerman, asked to respond to our ice skating story from the weekend, told Talk of the Sound that with Mother Nature's cooperation "it was wonderful seeing families enjoying some good old fashion winter outdoor recreation!"

Zimmerman told Talk of the Sound that Park Department staff will provide an update tomorrow on the remainder of city pond and lake skating conditions - they need to meet the City's minimum requirement of four inches of ice thickness from center to edge. He reports that his crew was out today clearing additional sections of ice (in addition to their other park related snow removal assignments).

Asked about the possibility of the New Rochelle Fire Department spraying the ice to smooth it out and thicken it, Zimmerman said it was discussed earlier today but may not be possible.

New Rochelle Animal Rights Club Benefit Concert This Saturday Night

January 20, 2009 - 12:17

IMG_0318.JPGCome support animals that needs you help.

The New Rochelle High School Animal Rights Club is sponsoring a Benefit Concert for the New Rochelle Humane Society on Saturday January 24th from 6:00 PM until 10:30 PM. All are welcome.

The concert will be held at the Whitney E. Young Auditorium at New Rochelle High School at 265 Clove Road. Performing will be some of NRHS favorite rock bands. Tickets are $5.00 in Advance and $7.00 at the Door. For more information contact Mr. Frieder at NRHS by calling 914-576-4500.

Cold Snap Turns New Rochelle into Winter Wonderland

January 19, 2009 - 00:45

It's been five years since it has remained cold enough long enough for local lakes to freeze solid but with recent overnight temperatures in the single digits the New Rochelle Parks Department has deemed City parks "safe for skating". Residents anxious get out on the ice showed up this morning at Beechmont Lake armed with shovels to clear the 2 inches of snow which fell overnight. Have some pix of New Rochellians having winter fun? Send them along.