July 2011

City of New Rochelle Alert: 7.10.11 United Water Water Main Repair

July 08, 2011 - 22:32

This is the City of New Rochelle with an important message. United Water of New Rochelle will repair a water main break on Webster Avenue between Washington Avenue and Union Avenue on Monday, July 11th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This section of Webster Avenue will be shut down to through traffic to expedite the repair. The shutdown of the roadway is being allowed because the City is scheduled to repave the roadway on Tuesday, July 12th. Thank you for your time and cooperation

New Rochelle Summer Camps Not Good Enough for Mayor Noam Bramson

July 08, 2011 - 22:22


I don't have any particular problem with New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson sending his kids to summer camp at the Rye YMCA. Rye is a beautiful town with nice shops and restaurants. I had an apartment there on Purchase Street next to the Square House. When I got married in 1986, my wife moved in. We loved it.

The only thing that strikes me about this is the way Noam loves to preach about how much he loves New Rochelle and how everything is so great in New Rochelle. I recall his response to a Journal News article on the "North-South" divide back in 2008. He wrote an Op-Ed declaring his love for the New Rochelle school systems and proudly noted how he went to the public schools in New Rochelle and his own kids would be going to the public schools in New Rochelle.

WVOX Talk of the Sound Radio Friday 11 AM: Part II of the DPW Whistleblower Interview

July 08, 2011 - 20:06

WVOXLogo.jpgTalk of the Sound Radio will air Friday from 11am to 12pm with your host Talk of the Sound Managing Editor Bob Cox along with Talk of the Sound Editor Matthew Pryce.


This Friday, Talk of the Sound Radio will review of some of the top stories on Talk of the Sound from the previous week. We will have our newsmaker interview. This week we again have Pat Papallardi, the DPW mechanic whose complaint to the Westchester County District Attorney resulted in a 66 Count indictment against his boss, former DPW Fleet Manager Richard Fevang.

Matthew will run down the Talk of the Sound Community Calendar.

Your calls make the show so please do your homework, get prepared then call the Studio line at 914-636-0110. Listen on 1460 AM or WVIP HD-2 or on the web at We know what we think. We want to know what you think!

Man Found Dead in a Van at HSBC Parking Lot in Downtown New Rochelle

July 08, 2011 - 19:31

VanDeath1A man was found dead in a van at the HSBC parking lot this afternoon. Police say the man appears to have died of natural causes. The Westchester County Medical Examiner has been called by New Rochelle Police.

The parking lot attendant says he was asked to go check on the van because the van had been parked in the same spot overnight. He says he looked in the window and saw a man leaning back in the driver's seat. The attendant could see that the man's diaphragm was not moving, that he was not breathing. He went back and told his boss who then called police.

The van was parked in the back of the lot near Lawton Street across from the New Rochelle Public Library green.

UPDATE: Journal News is reporting: "The Westchester Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as William Garris of 64 Lincoln Ave."

2011.07.08 - Matthew's Community Calendar Round-Up!

July 08, 2011 - 13:05


As always tons of sizzling events sure to heat up the summer months here in New Rochelle

Today through Sunday, head over to the New Rochelle Public Library Green for the 2nd Annual Jazz in July Summerfest. Admission is free and they have tons of great bands and jazz artists scheduled from 1 pm until later in the evening

Also at the library tonight and every Friday through August 12th – BID and the Library proudly present: Yoga on the Green. Certified instructors will be on hand to help you get that full yoga experience starting tonight at 6 pm

Then tomorrow at 10 am, the Westchester Adult Conference and Expo takes place at the Shiloh Baptist Church. The theme for 2011 is Go for the Green: Money Power and Respect.

During the week BID’s summer of fun continues with a few movie screenings. The Shaggy Dog kicks off the proceedings at 6 pm on Monday and they’ll be showing a different Disney hit each Monday through August 8th.