March 2011

U.S. Census Data for New Rochelle Released, City Population Grew from 72,182 to 77,062

March 24, 2011 - 23:21

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics have been released for communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These data have provided the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. With the release of data for all the states, national-level counts of these characteristics are now available.

Talk of the Sound is pulling up all the data but the headline is that New Rochelle grew from 72,182 to 77,062 since 2000.

The Census Bureau has met its statutory obligation to provide redistricting data to the 50 states no later than April 1 of the year following the census. The delivery of these files is ahead of schedule, consistent with previous 2010 Census operations.

The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.

U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York Announces New Chiefs of Public Corruption Unit

March 24, 2011 - 21:20

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the appointments
of Brendan McGuire as Chief and Michael Bosworth as Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in the Office’s Criminal Division. Mr. McGuire and Mr. Bosworth will be responsible for overseeing criminal investigations and prosecutions of elected and appointed officials at all levels of government – federal, state, and local. Mr. McGuire joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005, and was most recently a member of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. For the past several years, Mr. McGuire has been a leading terrorism prosecutor in the Office.

Woman Arrested at New Rochelle Deli for Possession of a Controlled Substance After Leaving Two Young Children Unattended in Car

March 24, 2011 - 19:25

BattagliaBrosA woman shopping at a deli on North Avenue was arrested by New Rochelle Police after an employee of the store called 911 to report her for appearing to be drunk and having two young children in her car parked near the store.

The woman, given over the scanner as "Gail Gearn" (sic), lives at 15 Water Street in New Rochelle, NY. She was driving a beige Jeep. Inside were two young children in car seats.

Police responded to the scene and arrested the woman for possession of a controlled substance. Child Protective Services was called. A police officer drove the woman's car, with the children, to the New Rochelle police department.

The woman was shopping at Battaglia Brothers Meat Market at 138 North Avenue.

Iona Men's Soccer to Face Argentina at New Meadowlands Stadium

March 24, 2011 - 15:31

Iona Men's Soccer-Argentina Event Cancelled

NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College men's soccer team is gearing up for an exhibition match against Argentina's national team on Sunday, March 27. The Gaels will face off against the two-time FIFA World Cup winner at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ with kickoff scheduled for 11:00 am.

"This game will be an experience that all the players and coaching staff will get to tell their grandchildren about," said Iona head coach Fernando Barboto. "It is not every day you get to play against arguably the best national team in the world, Argentina, and undoubtedly the planet's best player, Lionel Messi."

New Rochelle non-partisan, indepedent group forms after Mayor and City Council refuse to guarantee independent redistricting PR

March 24, 2011 - 00:24

March 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Mark McLean 914.384.1895

Responding to the refusal of Mayor Noam Bramson and the New Rochelle City Council Democrat majority to establish an official, non-partisan, independent redistricting commission, an ad hoc, non-partisan, independent committee was established by concerned city residents today. Redistricting is required this year as a result of the latest US Census taken in 2010 under federal law.

Should New Rochelle Allow a Diner to be Built in Home Depot Parking Lot off Weyman Avenue?

March 24, 2011 - 00:04


Council Member Lou Trangucci explained plans to build a diner in the Home Depot parking lot. The diner would be about 2/3rds the size of the old Thruway diner. The image below shows a satellite photo where the Thruway Diner has been cropped out and placed on top of the Home Deport parking lot. The Home Depot is required to have a certain number of spaces per square foot of retails space and is considering opening up spaces at the other end of the lot to make room for the diner. What do you think? Is this a good idea or not?

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