June 2009

June 2nd School Board Meeting: F.U.S.E. Deal Approved, CILA Outrage, Babcock-Deutsch Caught Lying (Again)

June 03, 2009 - 03:00

COW Meeting starts at 759p because board went into executive session to discuss personnel work history (whatever that means). Board announcements consisted of Reddington on RECS program and Sanchez on IEYMS meetings for Latinos.


Trinity Elementary School Summer Carnival & Boutique-Saturday, June 13, 2009

June 02, 2009 - 23:42

The Trinity PTA would like the New Rochelle Community to come and support the Trinity Elementary School Summer Carnival & Boutique. If you are a Trinity parent and would like to volunteer please contact your child's teacher. It promises to be fun for the whole family.

Paine to Pain Trail Race Returns to New Rochelle As Annual Event This Fall

June 02, 2009 - 21:09

The Paine to Pain 1/2 Marathon Trail Race is returning as an annual event. Paine to Pain – the longest trail race within 50 miles of New York City – made its debut last September when the Colonial Greenway was dedicated. The Greenway is a massive figure-8 with over 20 miles of trails, incorporating many Westchester communities that nestle Long Island Sound.

Hosted by the local Sound Shore Runners and Multisport Club, the 13.1 mile race will take place October 4th and start at the Thomas Paine Cottage in New Rochelle, off North Avenue. The course proceeds up the Leatherstocking Trail past Larchmont into Mamaroneck, runs through Saxon Woods, and returns down the Hutchinson River Trail through Scarsdale and Eastchester before finishing on the New Rochelle High School track. The finish line is across the street from the start. Approximately 12 of the 13.1 miles are on dirt paths and in the woodlands.

F.U.S.E. Approves Union Contract, New Rochelle School Board Set to Vote Tonight

June 02, 2009 - 17:31

F.U.S.E. members voted on June 1, 2009 to approve the tentative contract between the City School District of New Rochelle and the employees union. Tonight members of the Board of Education will meet at City Hall to vote on the tentative contract.


The contract was approved overwhelmingly by the rank and file with 743 members voting in favor, 204 voting against and 12 "invalid" votes. Exceptions to the widespread support were union members at Albert Leonard Middle School, Davis Elementary and New Rochelle High School which combined accounted for three-quarters of the "no" votes; Davis narrowly missed voting against the contract.

New Rochelle Radisson's Executive Chef Makes Reality TV Debut June 7th

June 02, 2009 - 15:39

A371E7AA-83AF-4BB1-B686-4ADD4AA3C063.jpgMichael Proietti, executive chef at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle will make his reality TV debut on Food Network's Next Food Network Star series on June 7th at 9 PM.

Proietti worked his way up from washing dishes and prepping food to become executive chef after graduating from the New York Restaurant School.

Food specialty: "Global with a love for Asian and Latin cusines – making food fabulous!" says Michael Proietti.

Favorite restaurant: "At the moment, it's this little truck on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. They have the best yuca pasteles and chichorones," says Michael Proietti.

If the show goes well for the 28-year old Bronx native you can expect long waits for a table at the City Chow House, the hotel's American Bistro with an Italian Flair.


Downtown New Rochelle Restaurants Go Alfresco for Summer 2009

June 01, 2009 - 13:37

As Summer approaches, many NewRo SoNo restaurants are offering an outdoor dining experience for their patrons. On Division Street, Coromandel, Posto, and Brickyard Bistro have set out tables. On Main Street, its La Herradura, The Little Mexican Restaurant, The Corner Mexican Restaurant and Bella Bella offering alfresco dining and just off Main Street on Lawton is Cholo’s Kitchen. There is also backyard dining at Brickyard Bistro and Cafe Kaffeine.