February 2011

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Forum: What It Means to be Pro-Israel

February 23, 2011 - 23:32

Pro IsraelEvent What does it mean to be pro-Israel? The vast and varied range of attitudes among Americans – Jewish and non-Jewish – about Israel will be explored by a noted and highly knowledgeable panel in what promises to be a lively, particularly relevant forum at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Sunday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. The program is free and the community is welcome.

Panelists include Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Daniel Levy, a Middle East Expert. Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher of The Jewish Week will be moderator.

Search On as Iona College Athletic Director Lyons Heading for Seton Hall

February 23, 2011 - 02:27

PatrickLyonsNEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons will step down to accept a similar position at Seton Hall University, it was announced today. Lyons takes over at Seton Hall on March 28.

"I cannot thank Br. Liguori, my athletics staff, coaches, student athletes and our alumni and supporters enough for the support they have provided me during my time at Iona," Lyons said. "I've had an incredible experience in New Rochelle since I arrived as a freshman and I'm truly grateful for everyone I have encountered along the way."

Lyons served as athletics director for the last seven years and as an athletics administrator in the department for the last 15. During his tenure, he helped establish the Iona College athletics department as one of the top programs in the MAAC. Among the accomplishments on the fields of competition during Lyons tenure include:
Eight straight Top 10 NCAA Finishes for Men's Cross Country while extending the nation's second longest conference championship streak to 20 straight years

Anti-Green Certified Builder Stops in New Rochelle for a Fill Up and a Coffee

February 23, 2011 - 01:59


Here's a contractor you might want to avoid if you are looking for environmentally-friendly construction. Most greenies these days are looking for LEED Certification, a third-party certification program which bills itself as the "nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings". The folks at Lopez Remodeling are offering LEAD Certification which apparently involves using contaminated paint from China and adding heavy metals to your drinking water.

Humor aside, this work van demonstrated how "LEED Certification" has become a marketing gimmick to make people believe that they are saving Polar Bears while building that extension on their kitchen.

Liberty Troopers arrest New Rochelle man for DWI following a traffic stop in the Town of Fallsburg

February 23, 2011 - 01:40

RyanhinesOn February 20, 2011, State Police in Liberty arrested a man for DWI following a traffic stop on County Route 104 in the Town of Fallsburg. Ryan Hines, a 23 year old New Rochelle resident, was traveling north on County Route 104 when he failed to dim his high beam head lights. Troopers pulled his vehicle over and detected the odor of alcohol coming from the operator's breath. Hines was given field sobriety tests, which he failed, and taken into custody for DWI. He was processed at SP Liberty and is to appear in the Town of Fallsburg Court on March 2, 2011.

New Rochelle Police Department Declares Open Season on Journalists; Refuses to Investigate Death Threat

February 22, 2011 - 20:33

DeathThreat1When I initially made a complaint of a death threat against me to the New Rochelle Police Department the officer who took the complaint told me a detective would be assigned to the case and that I could call in a couple of days to find out what was going on. I called yesterday and an officer who picked up the phone suggested I call back on Tuesday as most people were out for the holiday. I called a few minutes ago and spoke with Lt. Christopher Hearle. Hearle denied that anyone told me that a detective would be assigned to the case and informed me that no detective had been or would be assigned to the case.

Iona College MBB's Scott Machado Named MAAC Co-Player of the Week

February 22, 2011 - 19:26

EDISON, NJ - Iona College men's basketball junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for his performance in the Gaels' two victories on the road this past week. Machado averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 assists in the two games while recording his ninth double-double of the year at Liberty on Saturday. He shared the award with Siena’s Ryan Rossiter.

Machado began the week with a 20-point, six three-pointer effort at Manhattan on Wednesday. The six trifectas doubled his previous career-high effort in the statistic. In the Sears Bracketbusters matchup on ESPNU at Liberty on Saturday, Machado posted 10 points and 11 assists and reclaimed the NCAA lead in assists per game.

Machado set a new Iona single-season record for assists surpassing Glenn Grant's 194 helpers set in 1988-89. He became the first player in the NCAA this season and the first player in school history to record 200 assists. As a team the Gaels are just four assists shy of surpassing 500 on the year, just the fourth time in program history they've reached the mark. Iona is also 33 dimes shy of the school record set in 1999-00.

New York City Provides Instant Access to Building Permit Information Use Bar Codes and Mobile Apps

February 22, 2011 - 19:23

QR Bar CodeNow that the New Rochelle Police Department as adopted our suggestion on implementing software, maybe the Development office will consider adopting Mayor Bloomberg's QR Program for building permits.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith and Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today announced the use of Quick Response (QR) codes on all Department of Buildings permits, providing New Yorkers with instant access to information related to buildings and construction sites throughout New York City. Similar to how a barcode provides information through a scanner, QR codes provide smartphone users with immediate access to data by scanning the displayed code with their device.