February 2010

Funeral Today for Sister Miriam, former Director of New Rochelle Office of the Aging

February 08, 2010 - 13:22

Sister Miriam Therese Peppin, O.S.U., Director of the New Rochelle Office of the Aging and the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, died of cancer on February 5, 2010 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She was a member of the St. Teresa's Ursuline community in New Rochelle. Sr. Miriam Therese devoted her life to the care of the sick and elderly.

The wake will be held at The Ursuline Convent of St. Teresa, 39 Willow Dr, New Rochelle on Sunday, February 7 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Family Chapel, The College of New Rochelle on Monday, February 8 at 10am. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Ursuline Retirement Fund or to St. Cabrini Nursing Home.

From 1977 to 2003, Sister Miriam Therese Peppin served as the director of the New Rochelle Office of the Aging. She played a large role in the operations of the Hugh Doyle Senior Center. She helped create a computer center with facilities and instruction for seniors to learn the use of computer technology. The facility was named in her honor in 2004.

BUDGET ALERT: An Open Letter from Former Board Member Martin Sanchez the New Rochelle Board Of Education on the 2010-11 Budget

February 07, 2010 - 13:38

REMINDER: The 2010-11 New Rochelle School Budget will be released at 7:00 PM on Feb 11th at at the "School Budget Community Input Forum" which will be held at the New Rochelle High School library (enter the building through the teachers parking lot off of 265 Clove Road).

Don't shout at the waves. If you care, come! If you want to be heard, speak up! If you want accountability, you have to demand it!


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Sanchez
To: Richard ORGANISCIAK; Sara Richmond; Jeffrey Hastie; Jerome Smith; David Lacher; Deirdre Polow; cindybabcock; Chrisanne Petrone; Quay Watkins; Liz Saraiva
Sent: Wed, Feb 3, 2010 7:04 pm
Subject: school budget

For your consideration - see you all next week

Hearts, Harleys & Habitat Casino Night This Saturday

February 05, 2010 - 21:21


New Roc Harley-Davidson is hosting a charity casino night with table games including blackjack, craps and roulette as well as raffles and a silent auction.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 PM.

For more information contact Jim Killorin at Habitat for Humanity (914-636-8335 x 101 [email protected]).

New Roc Harley-Davidson is located at 8 Industrial Lane in New Rochelle, NY, across from the CostCo, behind the Home Depot, near Exit 15 off of I-95.


Klein to Host Valentine's for Veterans Program

February 05, 2010 - 20:47

New York State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) invites you to join him during his annual Valentine’s for Veterans Program on Thursday, February 11th at 11AM. Senator Klein joined by Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, Miss USA Kristen Dalton, Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley and students from P.S. 14 will deliver valentines cards and gifts to veterans at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Students across the 34th District designed the cards and donated the gifts.

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan Gets a Warm Welcome at Downtown New Rochelle Catholic Church

February 05, 2010 - 14:40


A beaming and exultant Archbishop Timothy Dolan was greeted with thunderous applause last night by well over 1,000 congregants of the Sound Shore Vicariate who had gathered for an Evening Prayer service at The Blessed Sacrament Church in downtown New Rochelle. Blessed Sacrament is the mother Church of the Sound Shore Vicariate which encompasses New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor and Mount Vernon.

Reflecting the diverse nature of the local Catholic community, prayers were said in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Dolan is in the final stages of meeting his commitment to visit every vicariate in the New York Archdiocese during his first year in office. He was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009.

Afterwards, almost every congregant went to the nearby school gymnasium, where the Archbishop patiently greeted and blessed each and every one. A professional photographer took photos which will be made available through the individual parishes.


Mayor Bloomberg and State Senator Klein Announce New Legislation that Forbids Carrying Guns While Drunk

February 04, 2010 - 23:07

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein today announced the introduction of legislation that would make it illegal to carry a gun while intoxicated in New York State. The introduction of the measure, promised during the Mayor’s 2009 reelection campaign, uses the same legal standard as driving while intoxicated to prohibit carrying a gun while drunk. At the announcement, held at the Morris Park Community Association, the Mayor and Senator Klein were joined by Assembly Member Jose Peralta, the Assembly sponsor of the legislation; John Feinblatt, the Mayor’s criminal justice coordinator; Council Public Safety Chair Peter Vallone Jr.; and Al D’Angelo, the President of the Morris Park Community Association.

“If you are too intoxicated to drive a car, you should not be carrying a gun,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The law would apply the same standards and tests that are now used to prevent and punish driving while intoxicated. And that’s only right. I’m hopeful that our legislators and Governor Paterson will make New York the 21st state to enact such a life-saving, common-sense law.”

“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix,” said Senator Klein. “The time is now for us to get serious about penalties for those who chose to carry a gun while intoxicated.”

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan Tonight at Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle

February 04, 2010 - 21:39

ArchbishopDolanPhoto.jpgArchbishop Timothy Dolan is holding a prayer service at Blessed Sacrament tonight at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM). This will be Archbishop Dolan's first official visit to New Rochelle.

Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009.

The Evening Prayer is being held at Blessed Sacrament Church, the Sound Shore Vicariate, located at 15 Shea Place in New Rochelle. There will be a reception after the service. Tickets are required.

If you are there and take some pictures or cell phone video send them along. I am going to try and get over there too.

The Bruce Negrin Radio Show Tonight at 8 PM on WVOX 1460 AM

February 04, 2010 - 15:15

Mayor.gifThe show airs at 8 pm tonight on WVOX, 1460 AM and on your computer or on your iPhone.

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