July 2010

Additional Details on I-95 Crash on June 29, 2010

July 19, 2010 - 19:42

Exit16_Crash-15.jpgOn June 29, 2010 Talk of the Sound reported Interstate 95 Closed for Hours Due to Police Investigation

Accident Lawyer news reports additional details on I-95 Crash:

Three vans were reportedly involved in a “minor accident” at Exit 16 of I-95, blocking the left traffic lane, at approximately 1:50 p.m. All three motorists were apparently standing outside their vehicles, likely trading insurance information, when a fourth vehicle joined the commotion. The unspecified vehicle apparently struck one van just before a dark-blue SUV somehow lodged itself between two white vans from the initial wreck. A sixth vehicle was also involved in the chain-reaction accident, damaging its side-view mirror on impact.

Joseph Russo, a 33-year-old Walden man involved in the initial crash, became pinned between two of the vehicles as he stood outside his van. He reportedly suffered a severe leg injury in the accident. Three others, including 31-year-old Angel Ortiz, of New Rochelle; 35-year-old Angelo Zaurdo, of Brooklyn; and 35-year-old Claude G.

Efrain Camargo, New Rochelle Resident, Nearly Drowns at Candlewood Lake in Connecticut

July 19, 2010 - 13:57

New Rochelle resident Efrain Camargo, 18, was pulled to shore by a god Samaritan Sunday after nearly drowning in eight-feet of water at Candlewood Lake in Connecticut.

Pedro Soriano, 32, of Waterbury, CT told authorities he responded after hearing people saying a man was missing. Soriano found Camargo and, with the help of others, got him to shore. Camargo was initially unresponsive and struggling to breath. Police said Camargo responded to emergency medical treatment and was taken to New Milford Hospital.

Theodore Wilson, New Rochelle Resident, Dies in Pennsylvania Skydiving Accident

July 19, 2010 - 13:49

Theodore Wilson.jpgNew Rochelle resident Theodore Wilson, 70, died Saturday after his parachute being entangled with a fellow skydiver and tumbling 75 feet to the ground, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Wilson resided at 58 Hamilton Avenue. He was a Certified Public Accountant and ran his accounting business out of his home.

Wilson collided in mid-air with George Flynn, 75, of Colonia, NJ. Flynn was medevaced by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The two men were part of a group jumping at Sky's the Limit Skydiving at the Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport near I-80 and the Delaware Water Gap.

The Pocono Record reported that "initial reports indicated that Wilson may have been suffering from a heart attack.

New Rochelle Armory - Forest City OK's Plan Discussion - Local Group to Present City With Alternative Plan

July 19, 2010 - 13:27

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Forest City Enterprises has granted permission for the City Council to hear an alternative plan for the preservation and adaptive re-use of the New Rochelle Armory. The new plan will be outlined by Save Our Armory committee members Ron Tocci and Peter Parente. The current agreement between the city and the developer grants exclusive rights to Forest City regarding the property included in the Echo Bay development project scope. The alternative plan will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM, in the council conference room.

Waterfront access, youth and senior services, sports and veterans services are all part of the vision for a renewed Armory venue. Preliminary discussions with Monroe College have provided a glimpse into the possibilities available in the new facility. As to the question of a partnership between the College and proponents of the Armory Plan, Monroe spokesman Rob Seitz stated "Monroe would consider participation in a feasibility study with the veterans if they get City Council approval,".

Zumba in New Rochelle

Submitted by tiahsplace on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 19:18

Zumba, the international dance/fitness sensation, is here in New Rochelle. Come and check out the largest ongoing Zumba class (with room for many more) in New Rochelle.

Boys and Girls Club
79 Seventh Street (next to Columbus School)
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Summer: Mondays 7pm
Fall: Mondays 7:30pm
Lowest prices in Lower Westchester!

Join us in October for our Boys and Girls fundraiser!

To see a video of this class check out:

Call Tiah 203 300 5064 or email: [email protected]
Tiah- Teaching Zumba in New Rochelle for 2 years and counting!!!
Have a Zumba Fabulous Day!

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For Children Attending South End Schools, the Full Time Kaleidoscope “Windows” Still Remain Shut

July 17, 2010 - 00:23

window child.jpgAlmost two years ago we reported on the number of students invited to the Full Day Kaleidoscope (gifted and talented program) by building in “South End Schools Shortchanged Again-Kaleidoscope Program.” We decided to re-visit the topic to see if the opportunities to participate in this program had improved for children attending South End schools. This year, a total of 65 students from all elementary schools were invited to the Full Day Kaleidoscope program hosted at Webster Elementary School.

The number of third grade students from each school invited to participate in the 2010-2011 Full Day Kaleidoscope is as follow:

North End Schools

South End Schools

Joe Torre's Premium Point Mansion up for Auction

July 16, 2010 - 20:51

According to Thursdays New York Post real estate section, the New Rochelle mansion that Joe Torre rented, located at 60 Premium Point Road, is up for auction. It had been for sale for $2.9 million but now will be going to auction on July 20th.

It is six bedroom, five bathrooms and over 6500 square feet. I is in a gated community with a private beach and an indoor pool. Taxes are $42K. It is on over an acre.

Happy bidding!

Here is the virtual tour:

Here is the survey: