October 2010

New Rates Set For United Water New Rochelle -- 34% Increase

October 15, 2010 - 21:11

United Water.pngHigh Water Costs Drive Rates Up; Report on Fire Hydrants Required

ALBANY, NY (10/14/2010)(readMedia)-- The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today authorized increases in United Water New Rochelle's rates for water service to meet federal and state water quality requirements and cover increased costs of water supply. The rate plan covers the period November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2014.

The Commission today adopted the terms of a Joint Proposal containing a four-year rate plan that spreads through 2014, the recovery of costs for ensuring a reliable supply of clean water, instead of recovery of these costs in just a single year. The impact of this action provides for a 10.15 percent annual total revenue increase each year of approximately $3.6 million in rate year one; $4.1 million in rate year two; $4.6 million in rate year three; and $5.1 million in rate year four.

Water Watch for United Water

October 15, 2010 - 20:51

I just want thank Bob Cox and The Talk of the town for his attention and help in getting my story out to the media.

I am hopeing that it will bring to the residents of all the municipalities that are under the reign of the United water company, The tactics that are being used by them when ever a complaint or request for usgae information is put to them .
After my own experience with the local office in New Rochelle, which I will never utilize again.

I strongly recommend to all, that you scrutinize every bill you get by comparing them to the previuos year"s same quarterly bill, and to know if any meter change has been done .ESPECIALLY in a commercial or multi familly dwelling. This is where they try to say( OOHHH it must be a leak in your building)...(Sorry I went thruogh that and proved them VERY wrong.)

It is very unfortunate in this day and age that public service companies that are owned by MEGA Corporations ,That arent american owned can dictate the cost of our own resources (WATER) being the one i am refering to.

Oppenheimer Smear Campaign Backfires as Independent Panel Rules Tactics 'Unfair'

October 15, 2010 - 19:05

Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee Finds Oppenheimer Attacks are Intentionally Misleading and Factually Inaccurate

WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen’s campaign today demanded that Senator Oppenheimer stop her campaign of negative, unfounded personal attacks after the bogus claims she makes in her first television advertisement were debunked by an independent review panel. Following a hearing yesterday evening, the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee ruled the advertisement an ‘unfair campaign practice.’ The ruling is below.

“The Committee basically confirmed what we’ve been saying all along – that the whole focus of Senator Oppenheimer’s campaign thus far has been based on a pack of lies,” said spokesman Josh Hills. “Her advertisements are fiction; complete with imaginary tenants and a fabricated a government agency. They even used a building that is not owned by Bob Cohen as a backdrop. Her whole campaign is based on untruths.

New Rochelle Youth Hockey - Learn To Skate Intro to Hockey Program

October 15, 2010 - 18:12

New Rochelle Youth Hockey.jpgNew Rochelle Youth Hockey is excited to offer the following programs for the 2010-2011 season:

Intro to Hockey/Learn to Skate (Age 5+ - Intro Level)
Prerequisites - No skating experience needed! Also for skaters with 1-2 years experience who need to refine their skating before playing in game situations.

Goals - Gain comfort on the ice and essential skating skills. Learn the game of hockey in a fun and creative atmosphere

When - 45-minute practice on Sunday mornings at 7:45 or 8:30 AM. Group assignments will be made based on skill level. *We will try to accommodate all verifiable religious school conflicts (10/24/10 - late March).

Where - Rye Playland (Studio Rink)

NRYH Kids.jpgProgram Costs & Equipment

Learn to Skate/Intro to Hockey:
$550 per skater plus ($30) for USA Hockey Insurance

Equipment: Full protective gear is required! NRYH has some equipment for loan. Priority is given to early registrants!

Outreach and Scholarship

WVOX Metal Mayhem Show Features Two Power-Packed Interviews Tonight at 6pm!

October 15, 2010 - 14:38

Tune in tonight at 1460 am and worldwide at WVOX.COM as Matt O'Shaughnessy rips it up with Tim Sult of Clutch at 6:20PM. Tim talks with Matt about Clutch's latest masterpiece, "Strange Cousins From The West", their maniacal touring schedule and their big upcoming NYC concert!

Also, Matt welcomes Connecticut's legendary progressive metal king's Sacred Oath to the show at 7:15PM! Sacred Oath takes over Metal Mayhem again and will world premiere their new cd - "World on Fire" and take calls at 914-636-0110 from their loyal legions of fans all over the world!

WVOX'S Metal Mayhem - 1460AM and worldwide at WVOX.COM!!

NAACP New Rochelle Candidates Forum - City Council District 3 - Peter Parente v. Jared Rice

October 15, 2010 - 02:21

The two candidates for City Council District 3, Peter Parente and Jared Rice, appeared before the NAACP New Rochelle Candidates Forum. The appearance went a little over and hour. Due to limitations on the length of YouTube videos, the video has been broken up into 5 parts.

NAACP New Rochelle Candidates Forum - City Council District 3 - Peter Parente v. Jared Rice (Part 1 of 5)

NAACP New Rochelle Candidates Forum - City Council District 3 - Peter Parente v. Jared Rice (Part 2 of 5)

New Rochelle NAACP Candidates Forum - New Rochelle City Judge: Susan Kettner v. Cynthia Lobo (VIDEOS)

October 14, 2010 - 19:38

NAACP New Rochelle Candidate Forum 2010 - 18.jpgCynthia Lobo appeared last night at the New Rochelle NAACP Candidate Forum to answer questions from the NAACP Political Action Committee and members of the community during an open Q&A session. Susan Kettner cancelled her appearance due to a scheduling conflict. She arrived towards the end of the evening and spoke briefly after the Parente v. Rice session.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

October 14, 2010 - 15:31

New Rochelle, NY— The New Rochelle Youth Bureau, The City School District of New Rochelle and Council Members Richard St. Paul and Louis Trangucci will hold a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Friday, October, 15, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

This event will feature poetry, songs, dance performances, and much more. It will be held at the Columbus Elementary School, 275 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Limited seating is available.

For additional information, please contact the New Rochelle Youth Bureau office at (914) 654- 2045, M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Developer Recommended by New Rochelle City Council to Explore Planning Models for Main Street Core

October 14, 2010 - 15:30

New Rochelle, NY— The City Manager of the City of New Rochelle has recommended Albanese Development as its preferred developer of the Main Street Core, a 4.5 acre site encompassing the Church-Division and Prospect Street parking areas, immediately south of US 1 and within walking distance of the New Rochelle Transit Center.

Albanese Development is a fully integrated real estate development and management firm based in Garden City, NY. In recommending Albanese to the City Council, New Rochelle Development Commissioner Michael Freimuth cited the firm’s “record of creating residential properties with distinction, quality, and architectural merit that optimize value and environmental responsibility, while enhancing the communities in which they are located.”

Albanese has built a total of 3 million square feet, including such notable buildings as the “Solaire” and the “Visionaire” at Battery Park City. A leader in sustainable design, Albanese developed the nation’s first LEED Gold and LEED Platinum residential towers.

In May 2009, the City completed a planning analysis for the Main Street Core redevelopment area. This analysis, which envisioned mid-scale residential and mixed-use construction, consistent with neighborhood context, served as the basis for the issuance of a Request for Qualification in April 2010.