October 2009

Celebrate the Diwali holiday with lunch at Coromandel in So No

October 14, 2009 - 13:10

The multiday festival Diwali, the festival of lights or the awareness of the inner light, starts this weekend. Coromandel, on Division St in So No, is hosting a Special Brunch Buffet to celebrate the holiday on Sunday October 18th, from 12-3pm.  

You can make reservations by calling 914 235 8390

$18.95 for adults and $10.95 for children.

Some of the items on the buffet:

Salad Bar, Dahi Bahlle, Vegatable Puffs, Lasun Ki Gobi,Paneer Shashlik,Kachori, Khaman Dhokla, Crab Cake, Murgh Malai Kabab,Boti Kabab Paneer Makhani, Makkai Saag, Bhindi Masala, Goat Biriyani, Mughlai Chicken, Rogan Josh, Goan Fish Curry, Jingha Manchurian, Tandoori Chicken, Ras Malai, Gulab Jamun, Jilabi, Ladoo, Burfi & Many More............

As New York City Unveils "NYC Data Mine", New Rochelle Residents Get Lump of Coal

October 13, 2009 - 18:43

NYC Data Mine is part of a national trend by state and local government to provide access to sets of data maintained by government departments to allow citizens to access and "mashup" data and for developers to build applications which harness the data.

The City of New York Data Mine increases the accessibility of public data generated by the various New York City agencies. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog supplies access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets.

The data sets are available in a variety of machine-readable formats and are refreshed when new data becomes available. Data is presented by category or by City agency. Descriptions of the data, the collection method, and other contextual material, called metadata, make the data sets easier to understand and use.

Anyone can use these data sets to participate in and improve government by conducting research and analysis or creating applications, thereby gaining a better understanding of the services provided by City agencies and improving the lives of citizens and the way in which government serves them.

Talk of the Sound Launches New Web Calendar for New Rochelle Events

October 12, 2009 - 21:41


We are very excited to announce the launch of our newest service, a customized version of a Helios Calendar for New Rochelle events. You can access the calendar directly or see a list of upcoming events in the center of the home page under "New Ro Calender".

eventful.jpgThis is a very cool subscription calendar service which offers much more than a simple list or calendar view of events, including:

  • RSS feeds
  • iCal/vCal downloads and subscriptions
  • One-click exporting to Google & Yahoo web calendars
  • Advanced event search
  • Integration with Google Maps and Eventful event publishing
  • Event sharing via email and social networks with links to over seventy of the most popular social bookmark/content sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and many more

A Simple, Free Way to Improve School District Communications: Why Doesn't the New Rochelle School District Enable IMAP Email?

October 12, 2009 - 16:51

A2385171-A0E8-4651-AAE9-68620A382017.jpgThese days many people are carrying iPhones, Blackberrys and other sorts of smart phones capable of surfing the web and sending/receiving email and this includes employees of the school district. The school district email software is Groupwise from Novell which supports the two primary email communication protocols, commonly known as "POP" and "IMAP".

POP or Post-Office Protocol is a one-way communication path. A device asks for data and pulls it from the mail servers. The only option left up the user is whether to leave a copy of the email message on the mail server or remove it. Other than that, any message read using POP will have no impact on the message left on the server. If you read a message from a device and then connect to the server directly the user will see that same message marked as "unread".

IMAP or Internet Message Access Protocol is a two-way communication path. Unlike with POP, devices "talk back" to the mail server and sync any changes automatically with IMAP.

Big Columbus Day Sales at the Habitat ReStores

October 12, 2009 - 16:09

Happy Columbus Day!  The Restores have their annual Columbus Day Sales!  A great event with brand new furniture and model apartments seats, chairs, tables, etc…beautiful!

At 524 and 591 Main Street in New Rochelle and at 266 Riverdale in Yonkers! 

Join us!  Amazing beautiful things in! Buy something and help build a home!


Below are some examples of items currently at the 591 Main St store.

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DWP Message: Columbus Day Garbage Schedule

October 12, 2009 - 12:42

New Rochelle Department of Public Works: reminder regarding garbage and recycling collection.

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, there will be no garbage collection on Monday, October 12th. The Department will operate on a holiday schedule for the remainder of the week. Please refer to your public works brochure for specific collection information for your area or call the Department of Public Works at 235-5830 if you do not have a copy of the Brochure.

Thank for your cooperation.

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Halloween Window Painting Registration Underway; Call 654-2116 This Week

October 10, 2009 - 23:10

4EC6EB71-31A0-4DD0-BFFE-57A3030F8252.jpgFamilies with children ages 8 to 12 years are invited to paint Halloween scenes on the windows of downtown businesses, beginning at 10:00 am. Families must preregister to paint windows by calling 654-2116. A mask-making workshop geared for younger children will take place in Library Green. In the event of rain, the workshop will take place at 10:00 am in the New Rochelle Public Library’s Meeting Room. Free.