May 2011

Iona College Students Donate $2,200 Worth of Food to HOPE Community Services

May 25, 2011 - 16:49

AlexaSerrecchiaNew Rochelle, NY (May, 2011) Eighteen Iona College students used their remaining meal card monies, totaling twenty-two hundred dollars, to order prepared food from the college’s on-campus caterer, Chartwells. This food was all donated to HOPE Community Services as part of a new service outreach, Operation GAEL (Give Away Extra Loot).

Fort Slocum Friends & Davids Island Alumni Association Reunion in New Rochelle Planned

May 25, 2011 - 16:47

The Fort Slocum Friends & Davids Island Alumni Association is planning a reunion in New Rochelle this summer for anyone with ties to the island.

If you or someone you know worked there or was in the military stationed there please contact;

Bill Waterhouse
P.O. Box 322
Uxbridge, MA 01569
email: [email protected]

Boat Slips Now Available at Municipal Marina

May 25, 2011 - 16:46

The New Rochelle Municipal Marina is now accepting boat slip applications from New Rochelle residents and non-residents for vessels 25’ and under. Slips will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Applications are available at the Marina Office, 22 Pelham Road between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday-Friday. Applicants must provide insurance, boat registration and proof of residency. Payment in full is required. For further information call (914) 235-6930.

Wings of Hope Foundation to Create Scholarship for Iona College Students

May 25, 2011 - 16:42

AliciaSamela BrLigouriWings of Hope Foundation to Create Scholarship for Iona College Students in Memory of Justin Samela Miceli

New Rochelle, NY (May 2011) Through The Wings of Hope Foundation, Iona College and Alicia Samela have established a scholarship, The Wings of Hope Foundation Endowed Scholarship, in memory of Justin Samela Miceli. Miceli was a 19 year old sophomore at Iona College at the time of the fatal car accident he was involved in four years ago, in 2007. The Wings of Hope Foundation seeks to keep his memory alive and will highlight Justin’s outstanding attributes through this scholarship.

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Cable Show for June 2011

May 25, 2011 - 16:37

New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D. Mamaroneck) hosts Kenneth W. Jenkins, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Senator Oppenheimer and Mr. Jenkins talk about the current issues facing the Legislature. Each episode is aired once or twice each week on local access cable channels. Contact your nearest cable station for information.

Union Baptist Church and ShopRite to Host Walk-a-thon to Rebuild from New Rochelle Fire

May 25, 2011 - 16:36

ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., and members of Union Baptist Church are holding its largest fundraising initiative yet to support the effort to rebuild the landmark New Rochelle church.

With $46,000 raised to date through benefit concerts and donations at ShopRite Supermarkets, members of the church and the community are hard at work in order to reach the fundraising goal of $250,000.

The Taking Steps to Rebuild Benefit 5K Walk-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, June 5, starting at 8:00AM at Wildcliff Manor in New Rochelle. Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle will help kick-off the walk with Pastor Hudson and Tom Urtz, vice president of human resources and consumer affairs for ShopRite, to support the rebuilding efforts during opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.

The Walk-A-Thon costs $20 per person in advance – $25 the day of – and includes an outdoor picnic following the walk complete with refreshments, music, giveaways, raffles and activities from 1:00 – 5:00PM, compliments of the sponsor ShopRite.

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products

May 25, 2011 - 16:32

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation sponsored by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State-grown agricultural products.

The measure, (S.614B), would allow the New York State Urban Development Corp./ Empire State Development Corp. to be able to extend grants and loans that will help create, or upgrade, distribution networks between New York farmers and food distributors, processors, and purchasers such as supermarkets and farmer's markets.

“We grow many great products in New York State, but there are too many roadblocks – particularly in communities like those I represent – that prevent what is grown on the farm from ending up on our kitchen table,” the bill's main sponsor, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), said. “This legislation will help give farmers more opportunities to move their products, as well as provide more healthy, locally grown, options to underserved neighborhoods.”

New Rochelle City Councilman Selected as Rising Stars 2011 Albany's Next Generation of Political Leaders by The Capitol News

May 25, 2011 - 16:01

RichardStPaul2Richard St. Paul
Age: 33
Council Member, New Rochelle
Nickname: “Big Papa”

New Rochelle City Council Member Richard St. Paul started in the Bronx and found himself just north of the city, but he credits New Jersey for getting him there. Deciding that the Bronx during the late 1970s and ’80s was nowhere to raise her son, St. Paul’s mother packed their bags for Montclair.

“It’s very much similar to the diversity of New Rochelle,” he said.

St. Paul remembers first becoming interested in politics through the prism of foreign events. “I was studying social studies, and I was reading about the Iraq-Iran war and all the different issues taking place because of the war,” he said. “I was thinking about how, in my life, how I could help people.”

New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Offers Extended Hours

May 25, 2011 - 15:57

The City of New Rochelle Department of Parks & Recreation will offer extended office hours
during the month of June as follows:

Parks and Recreation Office, 515 North Avenue

Wednesday June 1 4:30 - 7 pm
Tuesday June 21 4:30 - 7 pm

Marina Office, 22 Pelham Road

Saturday June 11 9 am - noon
Saturday June 25 9 am - noon

Applications will be accepted for all programs, camps, tennis lessons, tennis cards, Omnicards (must bring current drivers license and car registration in cardholders name), and Ward Acres permits (must have photo ID, a current NYS dog paper license and current proof of rabies vaccination). Payment in cash, checks, money orders and Visa or MasterCard accepted at Parks and Recreation Office; cash, checks and money orders ONLY accepted at the Marina.

For more information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (914) 654-2087.

New Rochelle’s Annual Memorial Day Parade: “We Remember” Salutes Vietnam Veterans

May 25, 2011 - 15:54

The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle and the City of New Rochelle will again present the Memorial Day Parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011.

This year’s event is sponsored through the generosity of Monroe College.

Themed “We Remember”, the Memorial Day Parade honors the memory and contribution of those who died in service to our country. A special tribute will be paid this year to Vietnam Veterans. This year’s Grand Marshals are Brigadier General Donald B. Smith and Brigadier General of 101st Airborne Fermijon Marrero.

“The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association is very proud to bring back the New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade for a fourth straight year,” said UVMPA Parade Coordinator Peter Parente. “We encourage everyone to attend the ceremony at Memorial Plaza, line the streets along the parade route, and fall in behind the parade to Hudson Park to show ‘WE REMEMBER’ that freedom is NOT free.”