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September 2009

Oyster Festival to Hit New Rochelle-September 25-27

September 25, 2009 - 16:11
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Oyster Festival to hit New Rochelle-September 25-27 at:
Five Island Park
1 Lefevre Lane
New Rochelle, NY 10801.

For more details, go to: http://www.westchesteroysterfestival.com/.

There will be:

• Food
• Activities
• Arts and Crafts

Looks like fun for the whole family.

FESTIVAL HOURS:

Friday September 25th:
4PM-9PM (Rides/Games
Only)

Saturday September 26th:
11AM-9PM

Sunday September 27th:
11AM-8PM

FESTIVAL ADMISSION:
Adults: $8
Seniors: $6 (with ID)
Chidlren Under 12: FREE

New Rochelle Schools; Junk Food Paradise

September 25, 2009 - 11:25
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The Journal News Reports: State wants more curbs on junk food in New Rochelle schools

State auditors noted the district's efforts to promote and serve healthy foods, but said the district needs to do more. The state suggested getting rid of high-calorie or low-nutrition vending machine items, including items that might falsely appear healthy. Some parents welcomed steps to improve students' eating habits.

In the audit, the state asks the district to adopt a stricter health policy than the one adopted in 2006. The policy stresses healthy foods and bans the sale of candy and soda on school grounds. The district also hands out a list of recommended snacks for parents and teachers.

Hmm! Where is Dr. Weiss (Medical Director / School Physician) in all of this? Who chairs the Health and Wellness Committee?

Anonymous Comments Disabled

September 24, 2009 - 23:04

I had mentioned a few weeks ago that we were getting close to the point where anonymous commenting would be disabled. A recent, thoughtful exchange between John D'Alois, Bruce Negrin and Warren Gross convinced me that we are at the point where we can move past the "wide open commenting" stage and require that visitors must register in order to comment.

I will probably add an extra feature which will allow people to comment if they are registered with other comment registration services so it will not be necessary to register with our registration software for folks who do not want to do that but are willing to register somewhere else (like GoogleID, FacebookConncet, OpenID, etc.)

Why Parents Complaining to the School Board is Pointless

September 24, 2009 - 18:46
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From time to time I am asked by New Rochelle residents how to go about approaching the school district to bring about some desired outcome or make a complaint. They want to know about how to approach the school board or how to approach the administration of the school district.

When I get these questions the best I can do is shake my head and recall my own innocence in asking that sort of question. People in New Rochelle are simply unable to grasp the idea that there are just two people who decide what happens in the New Rochelle schools and neither of them are on the school board or in the administration:

1. Martin Daly

2. Jeffrey Kehl

Marty Daly runs the teachers union; Jeff Kehl is an attorney who has been paid millions of dollars by the District in a cushy no-bid contract.

Marty attends school board meetings when there is some union business on the agenda. He is an extremely effective advocate who can make sure that union member keep their jobs so long as they are not caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy and, even then, maybe.

Bruce Negrin Radio Show Tonight 8pm WVOX 1460 am or wvox.com

September 24, 2009 - 15:30
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Join us for New Rochelle News & Views.

Direct Studio line to join the conversation is
914-636-0110

Tonight’s Topics

* New Rochelle's Sister City is New Deli (yes I spelled that right)

* Synchronize The Traffic Lights NOW!!!!!!

* Windiest Places in New Ro

* Sales Tax Projections are wrong? No Surprise.

Walking the Tightrope Without a Net (or Nets) - is Ratner and Forest City Running Out of Money ?

September 23, 2009 - 21:23
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In a late breaking news report , the top dog of Forest City , Bruce Ratner , has decided to sell a majority share of his beloved Nets basketball franchise to Mikhail Prokhorov . Thrown in with the deal is a stake in the troubled Brooklyn Yards fiasco that has Ratner against the ropes , scrambling to make a deadline before his option of using tax exempt state bonds expires . Forest City recently issued about 3oo million dollars in new stocks to raise capital. Apparently it wasn't enough , forcing Ratner to give up his controlling share of the Nets in what some would say is a measure motivated by desperation.

Could this be the begining of the end for Ratner ? Who knows, but if you follow the constant restructuring and selling off of assets and curtailing of projects , one has to wonder .

New Rochelle's 9-11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil

September 23, 2009 - 05:37

From the Westchester Herald’s coverage of the event:

The solemn 9-11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil was “something we must do to get through this tragic day.” Peter Parente, President of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association and moderator continued, “We must never forget where we came from.” He cited the importance of the New Rochelle Armory which was supposed to be the original site for this event but instead was held at the American Legion Post 8 in New Rochelle because of inclement weather.

You can read the complete article by Peggy Godfrey here (may be slow to load)

Learn more at SoNo NewRo Online

Ambulance Needed at Planned Parenthood, New Rochelle

September 22, 2009 - 21:37
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Eyewitnesses reported that the ambulance had been seen at Planned Parenthood in recent weeks. Abortions are thought to be safe, but how safe are they? Eyewitnesses saw the ambulance at the site on Le Count Place. Here is the result of my Freedom of Information request:

"In response to your FOIL request regarding ambulance calls, please note that there were ambulance calls to 247 North Avenue on the dates indicated below.

Due to the Health Information Privacy Act, it can merely be acknowledged that the calls did occur, as follows:

8/11/09 – 3:13 P. M.
8/20/09 8:56 A. M.
8/27/09 8:43 A. M."

Why were there three calls in such a short time period?

Remembering 9-11 in New Rochelle by Peggy Godfrey

September 22, 2009 - 21:07

The solemn 9-11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil was "something we must do to get through this tragic day." Peter Parente President of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association and moderator continued, "We must never forget where we came from." He cited the importance of the New Rochelle Armory which was supposed to be the original site for this event but instead was held at the American Legion Post 8 in New Rochelle because of inclement weather.
Parente reinforced the significance of the New Rochelle Armory since it was used to store needed medical supplies and food for use by the 9-11 rescue workers. He reflected further on those people who had lost their lives on 9-11 and those who went into the trenches to go through the rubble. Urging that we keep these people in our prayers, Parente continued, these are the people protecting us so we can be safe here." Suggesting that everyone should buy a flag and display it proudly, he added that on Stevenson Boulevard it was gratifying to see "two dozen flags in a row."
The huge crowd applauded loudly and even gave a standing ovation as the various groups there: Cub Scouts and Daisy Scouts, Iona College Bagpipes, New Rochelle Fire and Police Departments, Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Armed Forces units and others were introduced. Parente stated that this is the "best country in the world."

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