June 2010

New Rochelle harbor unit doing safty checks

June 24, 2010 - 20:11

Safe n' Sound @ Various New Rochelle Marinas
Presented by the New Rochelle Police Department's Harbor Unit and the New Rochelle Municipal Marina.
June 26 & 27, 2010 from 9am - 5 pm.
Free Vessel inspections. Free boating guide. Free floating key ring.
Schedule as follows:
New Rochelle Municipal Marina Sat 6/26 9:00 am - 1:00 PM
Imperial/Castaways/Neptune Sat 6/26 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NYAC Sun 6/27 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wright Island/Huguenot/West Harbor Sun 6/27 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For more information call NR Harbor Unit (914)235-3970

New Rochelle Desegragation School Fight

June 24, 2010 - 19:12

For those of you who are still with us and who were involved in the 60's New Rochelle desegragation school fight, please drop me a line. My email address is [email protected]

I would like to pay tribute to my mother, Mrs. Willene Murphy and my sister, Ms. Merilene Murphy who passed on February 2nd, 2007. My mother was one of the parents who fought long and hard for these changes to take place. My sister was one of the first to integrate the schools in New Rochelle and I followed her the next year by attending Davis Elementary School.

Here is my contact information:
Diane Murphy
3031 Santa Monica Blvd. #201
Santa Monica, CA. 90404

We should all think about making this a film.

Diane Murphy

New Ro Development - What's the point of rooting against whats already been built? Tonight On The Bruce Negrin Radio Show

June 24, 2010 - 18:36

New Rochelle News and Views w/ Bruce Negrin tonight at 8:05 on WVOX 1460 am and

This is 2 way talk radio! The direct studio number is 914 636-0110.

Email: [email protected]

Tonight's Lineup:

New Rochelle Development: What is the point of rooting against what has already been built?

Recap County Legislature Race – Does the outcome hurt New Rochelle?

Somebody tell me when Republican stopped being a dirty word

Working Families Party Line – Hook, Party Line and Sinker

Gen. Stanley McChrystal “You Can’t Handle the Truth”

Playgrounds for kids. Where do they rate?

My GreeNR Plan? Synchronize the Traffic Lights!!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: New Roc Announces Summer-long Free Family Film Festival

June 23, 2010 - 20:29

Regal Cinemas Free Family Festival.jpgRegal Cinemas at New Roc City has announced what is become a wonderful annual tradition here in New Rochelle the Family Film Festival.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM, Regal Cinemas will screen great double-features for the whole family.

The festival begins next week on June 29 with two movies, Tale of Despereaux and Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie. The festival continues with Mr.

Talk of the Sound Partners with SeeClickFix to Deliver Real-Time, Non-Emergency Neighborhood Reporting to City Hall

June 23, 2010 - 19:10

SeeClickFix.jpg"Imagine a world where every citizen feels empowered and part of their neighborhood. Imagine if everyone trusted and felt taken care of by their local government."

So begins the self-introduction from the folks at SeeClickFix, a Connecticut-based start up that "encourages residents to become citizens by participating in taking care of and improving their neighborhoods".

See - see a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood
Click - open a ticket describing the issue and what can be done to resolve it
Fix - publicly report the issue to everyone for resolution

Talk of the Sound has partnered with SeeClickFix to make their New Rochelle database available to our readers. This is not an exclusive deal and we intend to help the company promote their service to every hyper-local news site in the area. They are already working with the Journal News and we hope to see this become a universal feature of hyper-local/community web sites.

It's simple to use and sets the stage for encourage the City of New Rochelle to monitor the SeeClickFix list and report back when a reported problem has been resolve.

CROSSING GUARDS TO NOWHERE: Taxpayer Backlash Against New Rochelle Grows; Idle Crossing Guards Demand Pay for No Work

June 23, 2010 - 19:07

New Rochelle Crossing Guard on her Cell Phone.jpgAll is not well in the land of Rob and Laura Petrie and taxpayers are fed up.

Gannett/Journal News, Don Imus, ABC's Channel 7 Eyewitness News and Cablevision's Channel 12 News have all now picked up our story on New Rochelle's "Crossing Guards to Nowhere" -- our exclusive investigative report on crossing guards in New Rochelle, NY who sit around doing nothing in the middle of the school day more than a year after the local school district eliminated half-day Kindergarten.

The City says the workers will continue to be paid until the end of 2011 when the current contract runs out.

MANHUNT: Assault Suspect Flees New Rochelle Police, NRPD Scours City

June 23, 2010 - 15:36

NRPD Manhunt for Assault Suspect.jpgNew Rochelle Police are spread out across the downtown area of the City on the hunt for a man who fled out a bathroom window at 309 North Avenue. The man is reportedly wanted for an assault and has multiple felony arrest warrants outstanding for his arrest.


NY Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage to Autistic Patients

June 23, 2010 - 15:12

Oppenheimer Co-sponsored Bill Now Awaits Governor’s Approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support. Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

The bill would amend existing insurance and public health laws to require health insurance providers to cover the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. It mandates that policies provide coverage for autistic individuals throughout their lifetimes with no financial cap. The bill also provides clarity to consumers and insurers as to the extent of medical coverage. The State Commissioner of Health, in consultation with the Superintendent of Insurance and the Commissioners of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, would be responsible for identifying covered treatment and therapy options.

Senator Oppenheimer Fights for Westchester Libraries

June 23, 2010 - 13:48


Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today joined with representatives of the Westchester Library System (WLS) and local library directors to call for the restoration of library funding in the NYS FY 2010-11 budget.

The Governor’s proposed Executive Budget would cut state library funding to $84.5 million, a reduction of approximately $2.5 million over 2009-10 budget levels. If enacted, this would result in an $18 million reduction in state funding over the past three years and mark the fifth time that library funding has been cut over the same period. At Senator Oppenheimer’s insistence, the Senate budget resolution, adopted in March 2010, rejects the Governor’s proposal and would restore library funding to existing levels. But negotiations over the final budget are ongoing and injurious cuts to public libraries remain possible.