April 2010

AWESOMENESS: Cablevision, Comcast and Time Warner Cable Internet Customers Can Now Roam Free Across Three WiFi Networks

April 17, 2010 - 00:08

wifi.jpgCablevision, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have announced an agreement to allow their high-speed Internet customers to roam freely across the companies' respective WiFi networks at no additional charge, greatly expanding the reach and value of cable WiFi in the New York metropolitan area.

Whether in Manhattan's Madison Square Park, areas of the Jersey Shore or in the Hamptons, high-speed Internet customers served by any of the companies can enjoy fast and free wireless Internet access on a full range of WiFi-enabled devices, including the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and laptop computer.
The companies have deployed thousands of WiFi access points across the market, providing fast and free wireless Internet connections as a complement to broadband service as demand for mobile data continues to increase. Each access point today displays authentication options for all three WiFi services - Optimum WiFi, Time Warner Cable WiFi and Xfinity WiFi - allowing customers to use their own provider's sign-on process to get online.

Klein and AAA Offer Defensive Driving Courses

April 16, 2010 - 19:55

Discounted Defensive Driving Courses to be held in the Bronx and Westchester

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a partnership with AAA New York on Friday to offer discounted Defensive Driving Courses across the 34th Senate District this spring.

Approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the six-hour, classroom-style course teaches drivers how to sharpen their skills behind the wheel and prevent collisions. Participants will also receive a 10% insurance discount on collision and liability for the principal driver of a vehicle and a reduction of up to four points on their license for violations occurring within the past 18 months.

AAA typically charges drivers $39.00-$49.00 to participate in the course but per Senator Klein’s request, residents of the 34th Senate District can now take the course for just $30.00.

“Driving in New York comes with its own set of unique challenges. Both drivers and pedestrians benefit when more people behind the wheel sharpen their driving skills and learn new techniques on how to avoid accidents and collisions,” said Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

Tag Sale Lady in a Tizzy as New Rochelle Tag Sale Season Get into Full Swing

April 16, 2010 - 16:49

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Oh my! Tag Sales everywhere this weekend. There is one early sale which starts on Friday. Saturday is the big day with 6 tag sales going on at once and two more going on this Sunday. Where to begin?

There are two over at Gladstone Road and a multi-family sale going on all weekend.

I am sure I will be running back and forth. Keep an eye out for me and be sure and say hello if you see me. I will be wearing my straw hat!

If you hear of any more tag sales be sure and send me an email at tagsalelady AT newrochelletalk DOT com. If you see a sign posted on a telephone pole just shoot a picture with your little phone gadget and send it along.

Click here to view a printable version of the map.


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Newsletter

April 16, 2010 - 13:18

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Send Back Your 2010 Census Form TODAY. Make Sure You and Your Family are Counted

It’s easy and takes just a few minutes. The Census is critical for getting our fair share in federal funding to support local schools, hospitals and law enforcement. Our state missed out on $3.6 billion in federal funding because New York was severely undercounted in 2000. Make sure to return your Census form to help secure critical federal funding for our communities.

Help for Small Businesses: Real Engines for Prosperity and Growth
Senator Gillibrand is committed to partnering with New York’s small businesses to get federal grants to help them prosper and grow during this difficult economic time. Click here to find ways to get the federal funding you need.

The Gillibrand Jobs Report

Cutting Taxes to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

It's time to focus on New Yorkers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Director of Habitat for Humanity in Haiti Visits Iona College, Haitian Church to Gain Support for Haitian Rebuilding Effort

April 16, 2010 - 02:04

Claude Jeudy, Director of Habitat for Humanity in the Republic of Haiti addressed students and faculty at Iona College in the afternoon. Jeudy explained how Habitat for Humanity is working to build "Core Houses". The houses are intended as a basic shell, which Habitat works with families to build. Later, as financial stability returns to the region, the family can add to the unit as needed.

The houses are designed to better withstand future earthquakes. All of the 2,000 Habitat Core Houses, intentionally built away from Port-au-Prince and the known fault-line, were still standing after the earthquake. The houses comply with international humanitarian standards, providing adequate living space and sanitation facilities for the average Haitian family of five.

The cost of building these core houses is estimated to be about US$4,000 to US$6,000 per unit, depending on local conditions and design. Habitat is committed to building as many as their funding will allow.

Alzheimer's Association Expands Medic-Alert + Safe Return Program

April 15, 2010 - 21:45

Senator Klein presents $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association - Hudson/Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter on Thursday at Sunrise Senior Living of Fleetwood.
The money will be used to expand the Alzheimer’s Association MedicAlert® + Safe Return® program, a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter approximately 40,000 residents in the chapter territory currently suffer with Alzheimer’s disease, with 22,000 individuals residing in Westchester alone. Estimates are that nearly sixty percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia will wander at some point and if not found within 24 hours have a 50% chance of being seriously injured or never located.

Join us for our Annual Men's Day

April 15, 2010 - 19:27

We want YOU!
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:17

Join the Mighty Men of Shiloh for our Annual Men's Day Service on Sunday,
April 18, 2010 at 10:30 am.


April 18, 2010
185 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
De'Quincy M. Hentz, Pastor

*0815 hours (8:15AM) Free Breakfast

*0900 hours (9:00AM) Sunday school

*1000 hours (10:00AM) Roll Call

*1015 hours (10:15AM) Mighty Men of Shiloh March (into the Sanctuary).

*1030hours (10:30AM) Morning

Instructor: Rev. Jason N. Clark
Omega Baptist Church
Owings Mill, Maryland 21117

Twitter: Shilohnewro
Face Book: Shiloh Baptist Church
Phone number: 914 636-7440

Each one bring one or more!

Enlist Now!

Iona College Water Polo Player Busted for Marijuana by New York State Police

April 15, 2010 - 18:25

Brittney Freeman.jpgBrittany L Freeman, 20, of New Rochelle, NY. was arrested an the morning of April 11, 2010 on Interstate 684 in the Town of Bedford and charged with Dwai-Drugs/UPM. Freeman graduated from New Rochelle High School and is currently a Sophomore at Iona College where is a member of the women's water polo team.

After Freeman was stopped for speeding, an investigation revealed that Freeman, the operator of the vehicle, had smoked a marijuana cigarette while traveling on Interstate 684. A vehicle search unveiled a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. Freeman was transported to SP Somers where she was processed. Freeman was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Bedford Court on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM.

New Rochelle Woman Among JCC Students Charged for Assault at St. Bonaventure University

April 15, 2010 - 18:07

Olean based State Police arrested the following students as a result of the investigation of an assault that occurred on St. Bonaventure University campus in the early morning hours of 3/21/10:

JCC students:

Travis Wright Jr., 19 years old of Olean, NY - 1 ct Disorderly Conduct
Rameek S. Boyd, 20 years old of New Rochelle, NY - 1 ct Disorderly Conduct
James E. Chatmon, 20 years old of Olean, NY - 1 ct Disorderly Conduct

All of the above were served with criminal summons returnable to the Town of Allegany court on April 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm.