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December 2010

Updated Blizzard Response Information from City of New Rochelle, Garbage Pick Up Change

December 27, 2010 - 18:52
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City plows have been working through the night and morning and will continue operating for the next 24 to 48 hours. Major roads are now passable, but many minor roads might not be passable until tomorrow, and we ask for your patience.

We have adjusted our sanitation schedule for this week. Please listen closely, because this is a change from the information reported last night:

Tomorrow, December 28th – South End Garbage
Wednesday, December 29th – North End Garbage
Thursday, December 30th – South End Garbage & South End Paper Recyclables
Friday, December 31st – North End Garbage & North End Paper Recyclables

For emergencies or to report downed utility wires, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergency requests related to City services: during business hours, please call the City Manager’s office at 654-2140, and outside of business hours, please call the Police Desk at 654-2300. If you do not have electricity, please report your address to Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED.

Now, here’s how you can help:

First, please use common sense and avoid traveling unless necessary.

Second, if there is a fire hydrant at your home, please shovel it out.

WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" Rings In The New Year Very Special Guests!!

December 27, 2010 - 18:01

WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" will ring in the New Year this Friday, December 31st from 6-9pm with a very special star-studded guest line-up!

Accept's Mark Tornillo and members of Sacred Oath, Maddam Ink, Age of Evil, Ray West, Sweet Cyanide, Dead By Wednesday, Heaven Below, ZO2 and others join Matt O'Shaughnessy for a three hour live on air metal party like never before!

Special guests band members will give their new year's resolutions and feature one of their songs during the monumental worldwide broadcast on 1460 AM and WVOX.COM!

"This will be a first in Heavy Metal Radio...as it will be completely over-the-top and no-holds-barred, Says Matt O'Shaughnessy.

This is a show definitely not to be missed!!

Friday, December 31st from 6-9pm only on 1460 AM and WVOX.COM! Happy Headbanging New Year's From "Metal Mayhem"!

Snow Emergency Declared; Monday Garbage Pickup Suspended

December 27, 2010 - 02:20

This is the City of New Rochelle, with an important message. A snow emergency has been declared due to winter weather conditions, and snow removal operations. Please remove vehicles on designated snow emergency streets. This will aid Public Works crews. Please stay off the roads if you can. If you must travel, please take necessary precautions.

Please adhere to the following garbage schedule for this New Year’s Holiday Week.
• There will be no Garbage Collection on Monday, December 27th
• Tuesday, December 28th South Pick-up
• Wednesday, December 29th North Pick-up
• Thursday, December 30th South Pick-up
• There will be no garbage collection on Friday, December 31st.
• There will be no collection of recyclables this week

Please assist the Fire Department by shoveling out any fire hydrants that abut your home or business. Thank you for your cooperation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: residents and businesses are REQUIRED to dig out the fire hydrants and you be glad you did if there is a fire at your home or business and the NRFD do not have to waste time looking for a hydrant while your house or business burns.

2010 Christmas Message: Have Patience and Hope

December 25, 2010 - 04:06

In the December 23 issue of the Westchester Guardian

2010 Christmas Message: Have Patience and Hope by Peggy Godfrey

The message of Christmas gives us all hope for the future and for a new year. Fair minded people want peace and also hope for a better world.. The hymns ring out everywhere and the stores of full of shoppers. But again this year many people have suffered job losses and financial setbacks. Some families can not even afford a festive meal or have any kind of celebration. There are military personnel who will not be able to celebrate with their family and friends.

GOP County Legislators Blast Democratic Majority for Overrides of Budget Vetoes

December 24, 2010 - 18:51

White Plains, NY – Republican County Legislators criticized a “flawed process that led to a flawed product,” and blasted their Democratic counterparts for their strict adherence to party line votes to override virtually all of County Executive Rob Astorino’s vetoes.

“Too much of the budget process was done behind the closed doors of the Democratic caucus, and result was 247 vetoes and a blown opportunity to dramatically reform the county government. They made questionable decisions outside the review of the media, public and Republican legislators. Unfortunately, the Democrat majority voted to override several of the County Executive’s efforts to create a more taxpayer friendly budget, downsize the county government and create savings for the taxpayers of the county with highest property taxes in the nation,” said Minority Leader Jim Maisano (R, New Rochelle).

WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" show not on tonight - ON THIS SUNDAY!

December 24, 2010 - 18:50

Happy Holidays from WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" show! A quick update: We are pre-empted tonight for special Christmas music...and will be on again - just for this week - on Sunday, December 26th from 6-9PM in all our majesty and heavyness on 1460 am and wvox.com!

Be sure to listen to "Metal Mayhem", the New York tri-state area's leading heavy metal program every Friday night from 6-9pm - featuring Black Sabbath, Metallica, Anthrax, Ozzy, Slipknot, Exodus, and all your favorites. Now in our 25th year!

Myspace.com/wvox1460

Happy Holidays from Metal Matt!

Tough Fire at 105 Lincoln Avenue Challenges New Rochelle Fire Department, 2 Residents Escape, 8 Firefighters Injured

December 24, 2010 - 07:45
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO (Below)

An elderly homeowner and a friend escaped from a burning house on Lincoln Avenue in New Rochelle this evening. Marjorie Williams, 87, the home owner, was in the house with a second person. The two refused medical attention. Williams lives in the home with her daughter and son-in-law who are away on holiday out of the country. They are expected to return Sunday.

The fire at 105 Lincoln Avenue, a single-family house located between two apartment buildings, may have been started by an electric space heater. The house, located at the intersection of Prince Street across from Lincoln Park, was badly gutted.

As the fire raged, the house was engulfed in flame. Black smoke poured from the building, billowing out onto Lincoln Avenue and across the street into the park.

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Astorino Blasts Democrats for Veto Overrides

December 23, 2010 - 23:13
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Dec. 23, 2010 -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino today slammed the Democratic-majority of the Board of Legislators for overriding hundreds of budget vetoes, thereby adopting a 2011 budget filled with runaway spending and speculative revenues.

"The Democrats on the board went on a spending spree this month," Astorino said, "Next month the bills will start coming in. The Democrats have decided to put the bill on the taxpayer's credit card. But make no mistake. The bill has to be paid and it can't be paid with phony revenues. This budget by the Democrats is government by gimmicks."

Astorino in November had proposed a spending plan for next year that cut the county levy by 1 percent, protected the county's most needy, continued all essential services and protected the county's three AAA bond ratings.

After the legislators adopted a 2011 operating budget that restored millions of dollars in funding, Astorino used his line-item authority last week to veto $33.5 million in spending . The board Thursday overrode most of Astorino's vetoes, restoring $32 million in spending, over the objections of the board's five Republicans in most every case.

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