March 2011

New Assistant Principal at the Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle Abruptly Resigns, Disappears

March 19, 2011 - 02:09

JoseMartinezJose Martinez, who began the year with a promotion to Assistant Principal at the Jefferson Elementary School, abruptly handed in a letter or resignation a week ago Friday, March 11th Sund

Is This The Bottom? Loews Theater and Other Properties in Downtown New Rochelle Set for Auction at Month's End

March 18, 2011 - 22:55

PublicAuctionLowesTheaterThe old Loews Theater, previously a nightclub and later planned to be a 156 unit condo/rental building with its own parking deck will be put up for auction on March 31, Thursday, at 11 a.m.

Tranzon Integrated Property Group, a New York-based a full- service auction and real estate company, will conduct the auction. Also on the block are several commercial properties including 8 office properties, 9 retail stores, and the former 2,500 seat theater turned nightclub.

The commercial properties located at 587-599 Main Street, also known as 48 Huguenot Street, was previously approved as a residential development by the City of New Rochelle. The commercial properties, built through the entire block on Huguenot Street has half of the block as the retail frontage. Total area for the entire commercial properties is about 53,000 square feet.

Press Release from Tranzon:

As Injuries and Staff Reductions Mount at New Rochelle DPW, Remaining Sanitation Workers Soldier On

March 18, 2011 - 22:37

GarbageTruck2Don't be surprised if you see some new faces picking up your trash and recyclables in New Rochelle. Already residents have noticed the problems with snow removal, picking up Christmas trees and repairing potholes and now injuries and staff reductions have resulted in the City of New Rochelle reducing the number of sanitation routes from 9 to 8. Some days trucks are not leaving the City Yard until 8:30 a.m. not their usual 7:00 a.m. as managers struggle to staff trucks with a driver and 2 crew members. To make up the shortfall in men, temporary workers are being hired and workers are being pulled from other duty within the Department of Public Works.

UPDATE: Sources at DPW tell Talk of the Sound this City went back to 9 routes on Monday, the first work day after this story ran.

SpotCrime Map Now Live on Talk of the Sound, Sign Up for Alerts, Get iPhone Map

March 18, 2011 - 21:21

SpotCrimeMap1Mayor Bramson, rejecting the advice of his own Police Commissioner, calls you knowing whether your neighborhood is safe an "anti-marketing campaign". Bramson, Fertel and Sussman made their objections clear, that residents need "education" and "context" to understand a crime map of New Rochelle. Talk of the Sound believes you can figure out on your own what 12 burglaries in a month in your neighborhood means -- lock your doors, be vigilant and report any suspicious person to the NRPD. We believe you have the right to know what is happening on your block.

With an assist from Colin Drane, the Founder and President of, Talk of the Sound is now offering a comprehensive graphical representation of crime data for New Rochelle. We have added data for the past week and will keep adding new data each week. To view the map just click the image in this article, a similar image will be permanently displayed in the right column of the home page. You can register for free to get email alerts of all police incidents within a mile of your house or place of business. There is even a free SpotCrime iPhone app. For 3 bucks you can have an ad-free version.

Sign Up! Get the App! And while you are at it, don't forget about SeeClickFix. We are now getting reports on graffiti, broken traffic lights and, of course, potholes. With the SeeClickFix apps you can take a photo of the problem, the phone will tag the report with the GPS coordinates and the report will go straight to City Hall and the Talk of the Sound web site. New Rochelle map loading...

Eric says, "Get your dose of laughter" tomorrow at Rangoli Lounge

March 18, 2011 - 16:03

"Laugh longer, live longer" says Eric Woodlin, New Rochelle resident and independent producer at Incoming Tide Entertainment. This Saturday 9:30pm, his comedy tour The Spare Change Comedy Tour returns to New Rochelle's Rangoli Lounge at 615 Main Street.

The evenings featured stand-up comedians are Tirrell Abraham, Kitty Lindsay, Freddy Sheffield and New Rochelle's own Amy Carlson.

Tell your neighbors and bring a few friends, sharing good times and laughter. Tickets available at $10pp online at's weblink And $15 thereafter.

Rangoli is offering a complimentary tasting of their signature cuisine from 9:00-9:30pm so early arrivals a must!

For more of Incoming Tide's New Rochelle entertainment news, stay in touch with us at, where you will find our comedy video reel of the January show.

Bruce Negrin Radio - New Rochelle News & Views - Tonight at 8 pm on

March 17, 2011 - 15:32

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Interesting Developments in District 6 – Marianne Thank you and Good Luck.

Patrick Swift of New Rochelle Youth Lacrosse will join us in studio

Synchronize the Traffic Lights: Until its done we won’t be

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