April 2011

New Rochelle Police Getting Ready For Gang Night; Happy Easter from NRPD!

Submitted by eye on new roc on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 17:55

The New Rochelle police department is getting ready for a possible busy night inEasterPrep1

the city.A couple of years ago the downtown area around New Roc City and the train station were taken over by hundreds of kids and young adults making trouble and shooting guns in the streets. Tonight is known as Gang night to many people in law enforcement last year kids and young adults went crazy in Times Square shooting people and stabbing them on Easter night. For the last few years the New Rochelle police have taken no chances and have beefed up patrols in the city.The mobile command unit has been put into place at the Anderson Street Plaza as of 12:00 p,m. this afternoon and there is a visible presence of extra officers in the area on patrol.

Talk of the sound will be in the area to keep our readers informed to what is going on if anything were to happen. Please sign up for our tweet alerts or keep checking back here for updates.

Gerrymandering is Election Fraud, Noam!!!!!

April 24, 2011 - 01:53

Drawing a jurisdiction's district lines is a central and important task in a district-based election system -- the principal American form -- because the nature of districts often dictates the electability of candidates, if not the actual results of elections. The people who draw these lines therefore have a great deal of power over who will represent each district. It is thus no surprise that one of the biggest debates in election law, both within the academia and the courts, is about policing redistricting to ensure that it is fair (J.Fromer). So, you have now an initial redistricting plan by the Mayor of New Rochelle and the Democratic Party who seek to implement it without public input or much less consideration by reasonable people. Mayor Bramson, as noted in the initial presentation and the public discussion this week, is not willing to entertain an amendment or addition to his redistricting map. It is his way or the highway.

Is There Anyone Left Who Does Not Agree That United Water of New Rochelle Sucks?

April 23, 2011 - 18:02

UnitedWater FrenchRatUnion Local 1-2 of the UWUA (Utility Workers Union of America) were picketing in front of the United Water offices on Palmer Avenue on Thursday. At issue says union officials is that all new employees hired after May 1, 2011, would have no pension and no health care when they retire.

The union sees the situation as a billion dollar French company putting the burden of healthcare onto the taxpayers in this country, taking their profits back to France and leaving Americans to take care of the mess they leave behind. United Water of Suez reported roughly $20 billion dollars in revenue last year with profits of about $817 million dollars.

Rescued by New Rochelle Police, Mother and Two Daughters Narrowly Escape Death from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

April 23, 2011 - 15:57

38Sussex2New Rochelle police responding to a report of a possible heart attack last night at 38 Sussex Road near the Albert Leonard Middle School found a mother and two daughters unconscious and near death in the house. The mother and one daughter were found on the first floor, the second daughters was found in her second-floor bedroom.

"I owe everything to the New Rochelle Police, Fire and EMS", said Alicia Popper, the mother of the two girls, Bridget Stack, age 13, and Darcy Stack, age 9. "We wouldn't be alive, believe me".

Popper recalled feeling woozy and sick to her stomach but unsure of what was happening. She thought she might be having a heart attack but when both she and her daughter began convulsing she called 911.

She reached New Rochelle police Sergeant Eddie Hayes.

"It's divine intervention that I called 911," said Popper. "He kept telling me 'stay awake, stay awake' but I couldn't."

WVOX Talk of the Sound Radio Friday 11 AM: Should Bob Cox Run for New Rochelle Board of Education?

April 22, 2011 - 14:17

WVOXLogo.jpgToday will be a special show and perhaps my last for several weeks as I consider a run for school board in New Rochelle. Many people have been encouraging me to run over the past year and I am now at the point of giving it serious consideration. The filing deadline is next Wednesday so if I decide to run I will not be able to host a show on WVOX as an active candidate for elective office.


I intend to use today's show to discuss why I am considering a run for school board and what I hope to accomplish should I be elected. One thing is for sure, I would be giving up some degree of freedom to report on certain matters within the district that our discussed in Executive Session but I am under the distinct impression that much of my reporting on incidents and problems at the schools are not being shared by the Superintendent with the Board of Education anyway so this may not be much of an issue.

2011.04.22 - Matthew's Community Calendar Round-Up!

April 22, 2011 - 11:37


Now this is typically a very busy weekend for most people, what with Easter and Passover - but that doesn’t mean that New Rochelle closes up shop – still plenty of interesting items on the docket here in town

First up – right now at the NR public library, the Klezmer Bunch is rollicking with their fiery brand of interactive storytelling with puppets, musical instruments and movement.

A little later today, 1 PM – the library is hosting Earth Day Crafts for kid’s – learn to make something amazing from recycled materials.

Tomorrow, Rangoli Restaurant serves as stage for another comedy showcase put on by the good folks at Incoming Tide productions

Wednesday, the 27th – the Presbyterian church of New Rochelle plays host to Ways and Means Van Etten Spring Dessert Bridge. An afternoon of fun, friendship and fantastic raffle prizes, this is the last fundraising event of the Woman's Club year.