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September 2009

Henry Barnard School School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:40
  • Number of Inspections: 3
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 0
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: Pretty good but may be misleading because food is prepared at New Rochelle High School which is very bad, a bit dirty, peeling paint and improper surfaces but otherwise OK.

Henry Barnard School Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 4/19/2008

Non-critical items "blue": Single service utensils stored food contact end up. Not permitted.
Non critical items "blue": Food products shelf in dry storage room and dining area not smooth and easily cleanable, areas with raw exposed wood.
Non critical items "blue": Cracked floor tiles, chipping paint at wall behind hand wash sink.
Non critical items "blue": Temperature log available at inspection time reveals that hot are delivered and accepted at 130 degrees F., chicken nuggets on 3/17/08 130 degrees F,. meatball hero on 4/8/08 130 degrees F. Delivery temperature of hot foods must be 140 degrees F, and above.
Inspectors notes No cooking of food on site, food prepared at New Rochelle High School kitchen and then transported here.

George M. Davis Elementary School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:35
  • Number of Inspections: 3
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 0
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: Very good. No major problems. Dust and grease build up and unclean floors but everything related to food storage and handling is good.

George M. Davis Elementary School Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 10/28/2008

Non-critical items "blue": Floor throughout kitchen unclean/stained under and behind equipment.
Non critical items "blue": Hood unit filters have build up of dust.
Non critical items "blue": Wall behind kitchen hand wash sink in poor condition.
Inspectors notes: Discussed storing cold cut sandwiches in the refrigerator in between lunch periods. Sandwiches are stored in cold holding unit during lunch.

George M. Davis Elementary School Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 11/12/2008

Non-critical items "blue": Wall behind kitchen hand sink in poor condition. Must be corrected by next regular inspection.

George M.

Daniel Webster Elementary School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:31
  • Number of Inspections: 5
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 1
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: Not too good, 20% of inspections "unaccetapble" food maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, hand wash sink not working, dirty conditions, floor throughout kitchen unclean under and behind equipment, mouse droppings present.

Daniel Webster Elementary School Major and Minor Unacceptable 2008
Inspection date: 11/3/2008

Critical items "red": Commercially processed precooked hamburgers are not heated to 140 degrees F. at this time and hamburgers are not being held above 140 degrees F, during hot holding. Actual temperature 90-122 degrees F.

Columbus Elementary School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:25
  • Number of Inspections: 5
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 0
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: generally very good inspections, a few problems like food maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, flies present in kitchen, but overall this is by far and away the best cafeteria in the District.

Columbus Elementary School Major and Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 11/7/2008

Critical items "red": At this time, small meatballs were found between 89-100 degrees F. during hot holding in steam table. During hot holding food must be maintained at a temperature off 140 degrees F. or greater. Meatballs voluntarily discarded at this time.
Non-critical items "blue": Salad food dispensing utensil handle in contact with lettuce, not permitted.
Non critical items "blue": Freezer door gaskets unclean/black mold like substance present.
Non critical items "blue": Kitchen handwash sink hot water not provided and faucets do not allow for proper hand washing.
Inspectors notes: All cold holding temperatures acceptable.

Trinity Elementary School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:16
  • Number of Inspections: 2
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 1
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: Initially Trinity was not in the database. We called the Journal News to let them know. They found that the County Health Department had not sent it along with the rest of the FOIL request. They got the 2008 reports and loaded them into the database and called us back; not sure why there are no reports for 2006 and 2007. In any case, the results are not too good, 50% of inspections "unacceptable", food maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, tuna sandwiches at 55 degrees F, food stored on floor, stained/buildup of food debris in corners, dead roaches.

Trinity Elementary School Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 12/1/2008

Non-critical items "blue": 2 compartment sink - no sealed to adjacent wall. 3 compartment sink and wash sink are not secured to wall. All equipment must be secured and sealed to adjoining equipment or adjacent walls.
Inspectors notes: All other previous violations have been addressed.

Tax-abated Development Overburdens Public Safety Personnel

September 14, 2009 - 14:02
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This will be my last post exposing the hideous burden put on New Rochelle property owners by the 30-year tax abated Avalon community. I previously revealed that 80 students enrolled from the Avalon community impose a $1.6 million tax burden on property owners. 80 students are 38% more then originally projected in the Avalon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) raising concerns about the accuracy of all projections from the EIS. Simple math reveals that Avalon 1 would pay $3.8 million in property taxes at their current assessment of which $2.4 million would go to the school district yet the Avalon community pays ZERO DOLLARS ($0) in school taxes.

The same EIS stated there would be; “no significant impacts to police protection services” and “the proposed development (Avalon) is not expected to have significant impacts on fire protection and emergency services in New Rochelle.”

Statistics obtained from city administration reveal that in 2009 there will be;

124* calls dispatched for fire and emergency services to the Avalon community

390* calls dispatched for police protection services to the Avalon community

* Figures projected based on number of calls to date

Isaac E. Young Middle School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 14:01
  • Number of Inspections: 6
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 2
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: Bad. One-third of inspections "Unacceptable" including two most recent, food maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, hazardous foods, tuna kept at over 60 degrees F, food not properly sealed, dirty cooking areas.

Isaac E. Young Middle School Major and Minor Unacceptable 2008
Inspection date: 10/20/2008

Critical items "red": At this time, pre-chilled ingredients not being used to prepare potentially hazardous foods. Tuna fish salad was observed at 60.5 degrees F. in cold holding table. Spoke to employee who prepared the salad the tuna he used was not pre-chilled. Corrected by action/discussionÑplaced in refrigerator unit.
Critical items "red": At this time chicken sandwiches were found at 130 degrees F. during hot holding in display unit. Sandwiches were rapidly reheated to 165 degrees F, and placed back in hot holding unit.
Non-critical items "blue": Thermometer not visible/present in refrigeration units, check all.
Non critical items "blue": Hot holding unit-door does not maintain a proper seal.
Non critical items "blue": Walls behind pizza oven stained with food debris, clean.
Non critical items "blue": Front area wall behind steam table paint chipping, smooth and repaint.

Albert Leonard Middle School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 13:45
  • Number of Inspections: 7
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 1
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: overall pretty good inspections, a few problems like food maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, flies present in kitchen, employee hair not properly restrained.

Albert Leonard Middle School Major and Minor Acceptable 2008
Inspection date: 3/14/2008

Critical items "red": Walk-in refrigerator, dented can of tuna found at this time. Corrected by Action/Discussion.
Non-critical items "blue": Kitchen by hood ceiling tile missing.
Non critical items "blue": Employee bathroom exhaust fan unclean.

Albert Leonard Middle School Major and Minor Unacceptable 2008
Inspection date: 10/17/2008

Critical items "red": At this time the following foods in the steam table were not kept at 140 degrees F. or greater during hot holding. Actual temperatures: chicken parm 129 degrees F.; Boneless ribs 109 degrees F.; and chicken pieces 120 degrees F.

New Rochelle High School Cafeteria Inspections 2006-2008

September 14, 2009 - 13:24
  • Number of Inspections: 10
  • Number of Unacceptable Ratings: 3
  • Talk of the Sound Commentary: very bad inspections, 30% of inspections rated "unacceptable", in a word the food service is "gross", food/milk maintained at temperatures outside acceptable range, potentially hazardous food (tuna), dirty cutting board, hand wash sink not working, handling bagels with bare-hands, dead mouse found. If this were a restaurant it would have been closed long ago. No wonder kids are skipping out of school to eat lunch at Chicken Joe's and McDonald's

New Rochelle High School Major and Minor Unacceptable 2008
Inspection date: 1/30/2008

Critical items "red": Dented can(s) found at this time in dry storage area. Can(s) set aside for return to manufacturer.
Critical items "red": Meatballs had an internal temperature of 107 degrees F., hot holding temp of 140 degrees F. or above required. Food rapidly reheated to 165 degrees F.

Did the B of Ed Expose Kids to Dangerous Conditions ? Will Aman Ali Ever Ask THAT Question?

September 14, 2009 - 04:13

If you read Aman's latest attempt at journalism, http://www.lohud.com/article/20090911/NEWS02/909110329/-1/SPORTS/New%20R... ,I wonder if you come away with the same questions I did. Closing a pool because of safety issues "in cooperation with the Westchester County Board of Health" . What does that really mean ? If it's dangerous enough to warrant closing the pool , why was it kept open to allow the summer programs to continue. This is very disturbing to think the school board would put "summer programs" above the safety of the people using the pool. Who would have been responsible if something happened to a swimmer ? Was the district exposing itself (the taxpayers) to more law suits as a result of their negligence? We may never know since it would seem Mr Ali can't seem to form a simple question. So what did he really report ? Was it really that dangerous ? How did the B of Ed hold off the Board of Health ? Was delaying the work cost effective to the taxpayer or did it cause added expense by requiring an alternate location to be secured for the swimmers ? How did the bidding process apply .It can't be considered emergency work if they knew about it since the end of the last school year. Who is performing the work ? Was anybody in danger as they used a pool that is non compliant from a safety standpoint ?

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