February 2009


February 10, 2009 - 00:43

the kids at Isaac young middle school are hard worker's and we all work hard toward our work in school.our principal Anthony Bongo is a very good teacher and principal at our school our school is one of the best school's at there in new Rochelle and we have won an award for it and the rest of the students and i are very hard worker. okay maybe the students and i have our up and downs. but dose it matter about how many copies machines in it and the advance class in a school? dose it? anyway the real matter is never judge a book by a cover look inside and read a couple of pages. do u get what i am saying.Our school haves a very high number of students and they work it. And put up with us all that you to Mr.Jose Martinez the Administrative Dean and Mrs.Tawanda Robinson Assistant Principal and Mr.Anthony Bongo our school principal. they all put up through a lot with me and more of the students at my school they provide our education in our school. so do not judge a book by the cover!

New Rochelle Board of Education Sets First Public Budget Meeting for March 4th

February 09, 2009 - 15:02

At the School Board Meeting last week Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak announced that the first public budget meeting will take place on March 4th. Details were not announced and no drafts of the upcoming budget have been made available to the public. The school budget vote takes places on May 19th.

UPDATE: The School District released the schedule a short while ago

Wednesday March 4, 2009 8:15 PM
Location: New Rochelle High School Library
Community discussion is invited

Tuesday March 10, 2009 8:00 PM
Location: Carew Room on 2nd Floor at City Hall
Budget Review Session (General Support Areas)
Community discussion is invited

Tuesday March 17, 2009 8:00 PM
Location: Carew Room on 2nd Floor at City Hall
Budget Review Session (Elementary and Secondary Education, Pupil Services, Medical, Guidance and Special Education)
Community discussion is invited

New Rochelle Public Library Brown Bag Book Discussion Today; "Loving" Frank by Nancy Horan

February 08, 2009 - 16:45

Date: 2/18/2009
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Description: All are welcome to read Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, and discuss it over lunch. Copies of the books are available at the first floor Registration Desk.

Location: Meeting Room 2nd Floor

New Rochelle Public LIbrary Art Class Tonight; Family Trees - Visual Memoirs

February 08, 2009 - 16:45

Date: 2/10/2009
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 1st Floor

Description: Here's a wonderful opportunity to capture family memories in an expressive and enjoyable art project led by artist-instructor Alice Megaro! A fifteen-session class will help budding and veteran artists collect information about their families and organize it using genealogical charts; create a tree on paper or fabric, with decorative leaves and fruits representing family members; and illuminate and illustrate their unique family trees.

Open to New Rochelle residents 60 years and older. Free.


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SCORE Free Business Counseling at New Rochelle Public Library Tonight

February 08, 2009 - 16:45

Date: 2/9/2009
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description: SCORE WESTCHESTER volunteers provide free advice to those interested in starting their own small business or already running a business but in need of help or fresh ideas - every Monday except legal and religious holidays,from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Second Floor Conference Room.

North v. South: How Our Politicians and School Board are Cheating Our Children

February 07, 2009 - 05:13

Rashad, I am sorry for what I have had to post here but the point needs to be made. Seventh Grade Rashad Brogdon of Isaac E. Young, is one of many New Rochelle students that the New Rochelle School System is failing. I'm not talking grades, I'm talking about teaching. This poor kid, I feel saddened. Just look at his writing sample on his post titled "work" within this site. This just goes to show you the quality of teaching that our children are receiving here in the South End of New Rochelle. If you take a 7th grader from Albert Leonard Middle School, you will see first hand the differences. It is no secret that the administration funnels the majority of funds to the North End Schools. A person would have to be blind not to see this. The South End Schools need the funding more than the North End Schools. Example: Ward School has 3 photo copy machines while Jefferson has one that's always broken. Why are the kaleidoscope classes’ held at Davis rather then Jefferson. Wouldn't you think that you would want to up the grades at the worst performing school in the district? The teachers, the principles, the New Rochelle Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools should be ashamed of themselves. And the blame doesn't just stop there.

Temporary Use of Armory Sought by Committee

February 06, 2009 - 18:00

[this article originally appeared in the Feb. 3, 2009 Westchester Herald]

"Nothing will happen (to the New Rochelle Armory) without the State being the lead agency." These words by Peter Parente at the Save Our Armory (SOA) meeting set the tone on January 26 at the American Legion, Post 8 in New Rochelle. Both Ron Tocci and Peter Parente, co-chairs of the SOA Committee, wanted to get the city to agree on uses for the Armory. Parente mentioned that there are federal grants and loans that could be used to develop a good business plan for the Echo Bay area.

Forest City Ratner's financial problems according to Tocci have caused the company to cancel some of their pending projects. With this possible void, putting a new roof on the Armory might create "a plan that makes sense," Tocci continued. Councilman Lou Trangucci questioned how to validate that Forest City Ratner is "close to bankruptcy." He added the company is "still committed to the project." A neighborhood needs not only a plan to save the building. but also funding. When asked about the stimulus program and funding for the city, Councilman Trangucci suggested that the $10 million project on storm water was a current priority of the city. Parente and Tocci were asked to go on WVOX to explain to the public where the SOA committee is today.


February 06, 2009 - 01:05

i think me as a kid that you no if u take time out of a day or to or a week to come to all of the schools in New Rochelle New York. i go to Isaac E Yong Middle school and people should really go around and look at what we do for a day.and i think you should pull like one or two students side and ask want we think about how life is going on right now with Obama as our 2009 president. for the end of that my name is Rashad Brogdon i am in the 7th gradein house 1 thank you for your time

Madoff Scandal Hits Home for New Rochelle Residents, Businesses

February 05, 2009 - 21:31

568DBF8D-05DE-4B7B-A009-FED4F57DD543.jpgThe Madoff Trustee assigned by the the U.S. Bankruptcy Court today released a list of over 13,000 names of companies, individuals and trusts in the files of the now infamous Bernie Madoff and quite a few New Rochelle addresses show up on the list.

New Rochelle companies on the list include Advent Software, Chalek Equities, Green Trak and Kinexus, as well as the Nephrology Associates Retirement and Pension funds. Two CPAs are on the list, Morton Leben, CPA and Frank Sisco, CPA. The list of individuals, most from the North End of New Rochelle include Alma Villafane, Arlene Epstein, Bettina Reibman, Elizabeth Atwood-Marcus, Grace P Kaye, Gregory & Diana Nero, Jerome Lebowitz, Morton Chalek, Richard Eaton, Roger Lefft, Morton Leben and Leo Schupak. The Charytan family and Schustack family had several family membres on the list: Sabina & Chaim Charytan, Margaret Charytan, David Michael Charytan and Lynn Robin Charytan; Judith Sandra Schustack, David Alan Schustack, Robert Jason Schustack, Margaret Charytan.