March 2011

New Local Business Marketing Program Launches

March 28, 2011 - 02:36

EnthWave Media has launched "New Ro Saves" a new pilot marketing program exclusive to merchants and consumers in New Rochelle New York. This is an a open invitation to all local business owner to be apart of a ground breaking, innovate mobile adverting co-operative.

Overview of the program: We provide each participating merchant signage that must be displayed prominently for your existing customers to see.

The marketing materials tell your customers to text the word "newrosaves" to 41242. They are told that they will receive exclusive promotions from local merchants that participate in the program.

We in turn send exclusive text promotions from each participating merchant to the New Rochelle consumers that have opted into the "Newrosaves" text message list.

We do not charge the consumer for this service and the merchant is not charged for the base level ad service.

The program is simple but relies on broad participation to a reach it's maximum potential.

We would like to here from local business owners and operators that are interested in participating and to learn about what marketing techniques you are using currently.

New Rochelle F.U.S.E. Union President Martin Daly Comments on Martinez Arrest

March 28, 2011 - 02:21

MartinDalyIn his most recent F.U.S.E. Newsletter, F.U.S.E. Union President Martin Daly comments on the arrest Friday of Jose Martinez. Daly works at the Isaac E. Young Middle School where Martinez was employed as Dean for the previous four years.

Anthony Bongo and Richard Organisciak Reach Out to New Rochelle's Isaac E. Young Staff in the Jose Martinez Aftermath

March 27, 2011 - 23:37

Michael Galland, Math and Technology Chair at Isaac E. Young Middle School made a series of phone calls to school staff on Sunday afternoon requesting they report to the school building by 8:00 a.m. Monday morning for a meeting scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. with Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak and Principal Anthony Bongo.

The topic will likely be the arrest Friday of Jose Martinez, former Administrative Dean at Isaac. E. Young Middle School and most recently Assistant Principal at Jefferson Elementary School. Martinez was arrested on charges of Sexual Molestation -- 2nd Degree.

Click to hear Voice Mail Message.

UPDATE: word coming of other similar meetings including at Jefferson tomorrow. If you are at any of these meetings and have a smart phone with a recorder please try to capture the audio from the meeting and send it along.

Conflict Created by Unauthorized Document Hand Delivered to County Attorney by Chairman Jenkins – Forces County to Spend Thousands on Legal Fees

March 27, 2011 - 19:29

In the ongoing, somewhat confusing CSEA lawsuit pursuing 38 jobs that no longer exist, the plot thickens with discovery of a unauthorized document authored by Chairman Jenkins to County Attorney Meehan. The document, discovered by the Republican caucus on March 22, was hand delivered to the County Attorney on February 3 and included directives from Chairman Jenkins to Meehan to "answer the verified petition and assert cross claims" against County Executive Astorino, and therefore take a position on behalf of the 38 workers against the taxpayers of Westchester.

None of the members of the Republican Caucus were ever provided a copy of this letter and had no knowledge that it existed until this week.

As a result of the directives from Chairman Jenkins, County Attorney Meehan recused himself from the CSEA litigation declaring that a conflict existed. Prior to that letter Chairman Jenkins had sent another directive which ordered Meehan not to file

Iona MBB: Machado, Glover named Mid-Major All-Americ

March 27, 2011 - 19:27

Iona College men's basketball juniors Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) and Scott Machado (Queens, NY) added to their list of accolades for the 2010-11 campaign earning Lou Henson All-American status on their resumes. Glover and Machado were two of 25 players named to the team.

The Gaels were one of two teams to have more than one player with Glover and Machado joining Butler's Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack. The duo was also the lone representatives from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the New York Metro Area.

Glover leads the Gaels and is No. 2 in the MAAC with 17.9 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game average. He ranks in the Top 10 in the NCAA in field goal percentage (60.6%) and double-doubles (19). Glover posted a team-leading 29 games with 10 or more points and had 16 games with 20 or more in his first season in Maroon & Gold.

The Anthony Bongo Era At New Rochelle's Isaac E. Young Middle School

March 27, 2011 - 18:59

Anthony BongoAnthony Bongo, Principal of Isaac E. Young Middle School, has built up one of the most impressive resumes in the City School District of New Rochelle, if by "impressive" you mean the most incompetent. Mr. Bongo is a man not fit to run a Burger King yet he runs one of the largest schools in New Rochelle thanks in large part to the "charity" of his father Anthony Bongo, Sr. of PAB Construction whose "charitable giving" to the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence and various government officials throughout New Rochelle is so widely "appreciated" by the powers that be that his unqualified son was given the position of Assistant Principal at Isaac E. Young Middle school where he was later promoted to the Principalship.

Iona Men's Basketball to Play in CIT Championship Game at Iona College on Wednesday

March 27, 2011 - 16:25

Inside-Outside combo of Glover and Armand lead Iona to final showdown with Santa Clara

JOHNSON CITY, TN - The Iona College men's basketball team escaped with an 83-80 win over East Tennessee State in a Postseason Tournament semifinal matchup at MSHA Athletics Center. Junior Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) posted his 20th double-double of the season with a game-high 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Gaels (25-11). The Maroon & Gold will host the West Coast Conference's Santa Clara in the CIT Championship Game at the Hynes Center on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm.

Glover helped will the Gaels to victory in a traditionally tough environment to play in. The Buccaneers had lost just three of their last 46 non-conference games on their home floor. Glover shot 13-for-19 from the field and 7-for-10 from the charity stripe in the victory. He was supported by rookie Sean Armand's (Brooklyn, NY) 20 points. Armand matched his career-high and Iona rookie single-game record with six three-pointers in the win. He also surpassed teammate Kyle Smyth's (River Edge, NY) single-season rookie record set just last season.

New Rochelle police get false call.

Submitted by eye on new roc on Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:45

The New Rochelle police were kept busy early Sunday morning when a call came in that a man's house at 22 villus avenue was broken into by three men with machine guns and the tenant was hiding in the bathroom trying to get out of the window in the bathroom.New Rochelle police took the matter very seriously and set up there special unit in the auto zone parking lot on main street. Police moved into the area in full body gear and surrounded the house. It turns out the gentleman who made the call was at whyman ave. and main street after police called back his phone to check his where abouts. Police questioned the man and he turned out to be visibly intoxicated and he made a false report of the whole incident.Police took the man into custody. This incident took many officers off the street for at least an hour or more and calls were held up due to the lack of officers working some calls were held as much as a hour before they could get officers to the scene.

New Rochelle fire department make rescue

Submitted by eye on new roc on Sun, 03/27/2011 - 04:41

The New Rochelle fire department made a rescue tonight at the corner of north avenue and Horton avenue after a male fell between 59 and 75 feet between two buildings.North avenue was closed to traffic while the fire department worked to free the man.His condition was not known at the time of this report.Police were not answering questions as to how the male fell or where he fell from.Developing----