August 2011

Nurse's Aide Arrested at New Rochelle Nursing Home for Elder Abuse

August 01, 2011 - 20:40

Merline Bynoe, 40, a nurse's aide at the Dumont Nursing Home in New Rochelle was arrested Friday for elder abuse. The family suspected a problem and set up a video camera to document the treatment of a 61-year old female resident at the nursing home.

Bynoe of 1579 Metropolitan Avenue in the Bronx, NY was charged with Endangering an Incompetent Person. She was arrested on July 29th and was due back in court today.


DECEMBER 2010: New York State Fines Dumont Masonic Nursing Home of New Rochelle $20,000

New York State has fined Dumont Masonic Home in New Rochelle, NY a whopping $20,000. This on top of a $10,000 fine, lated reduced to $6,500, from the Federal government. Both fines relate to a survey of the facility on July 16, 2009…Dumont Masonic Home was surveyed on July 16, 2009 and cited for multiple deficiencies. The fine was reduced by 35% to $6,500 because the facility waived their right to a hearing.

Talk of the Sound Mailbag

August 01, 2011 - 17:50

Many emails have complained that clicking a link in the "Recent Comments" block does not go directly to that comment. I replaced the way recent comments were displayed so the link now works properly and there is a "more" link to all past comments -- headline, link and body of comment.

Never miss another worded uttered by Barry Fertel on WVOX! Matthew Pryce has added the New Rochelle specific morning show guests on WVOX Good Morning Westchester with Bob Marrone. You can add those events to you calendar by clicking the links in the upper right corner of the home page.

Lauren writes:

I live in the Avalon-Sound East, I walk to the train every day and there are more and more mutilated birds and body parts along the side of Avalon Sound-along the where Renue Spa is and the cleaners.  These are not stray birds because they have bands on the legs.  Is there someone I can contact to investigate this-its very disturbing and very unfair to the poor innocent birds.  I would assume its coming from the trashy people that live in the Avalon.  Please help!

Anon writes:

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Offering Full-Time Schooling for Infants Through Pre-K This Fall

August 01, 2011 - 17:43

Temple Israel of New Rochelle plans to provide a unique model for early childhood education. Initiating its new Kehillah School for Early Learning this fall, it will offer the only Jewish early childhood program in either Westchester or Manhattan with the option of full-day, year-round education, it was announced by Senior Rabbi Scott B. Weiner. Registration is already underway for the September 12 start date.

This Reform Jewish community, which has been providing partial-day schooling for young children for more than 30 years, is now expanding the school to accommodate the needs of full-time working parents, while still catering to families wanting shorter school days for their children. Parents can enroll their children in Kehillah for partial or full days between the hours of 7AM to 7PM, for up to 12 months a year. Families have the opportunity to enroll six week old infants and children up to six years of age in this expanded program, so that siblings can be cared for and educated together under one roof. A rolling admissions policy will enable parents to enroll their children throughout the year.

New Rochelle State Rep. Amy Paulin Needs Support for Her Open Meeting Law Reform Bill - Email Governor Andrew Cuomo Today!

August 01, 2011 - 16:49

AmyPaulinNew York State Assemblywoman is sponsoring A00072B (Same as S 3255-B). The bill would require something Talk of the Sound has been supporting for many years -- records which are the subject of an open meeting should be published on the web prior to the meeting. Read the summary and justification for Amy's bill and please Email Governor Andrew Cuomo and ask him to support A00072B.