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August 2011

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Will Keep New Rochelle Office Open During Storm

August 28, 2011 - 00:49

(New Rochelle, NY) -- New Rochelle, Habitat of Westchester will keep its facilities open at 524 Main Street for those in the area who need help. Water, food, and cots will be there for a number of people, and communication will be available.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 914 403 4821.

Habitat is prepared Monday morning to assist with its staff, and a call for volunteers to help with families, and homes in need of removal of debris, etc.  Habitat in 2007 helped galvanize thousands of volunteers to help rehab one hundred homes in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Bronxville and is prepared to call its loyal team of volunteers for disaster relief if necessary and home repair.

or more information call Jim Killoran at 914-403-4821 or visit us on the web at www.habitatwc.org.

Press Release: Habitat For Humanity Open during Hurricane

August 27, 2011 - 22:37

habitat for Humanity

August 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ HURRICANE RELEASE

HABITAT OF WESTCHESTER WILL KEEP ITS HEADQUARTER OPEN
DURING THE STORM

Located at 524 Main Street, New Rochelle, Habitat of Westchester will
keep its facilities  open on Main Street for those in the area who need
help. Water, food, and cots will be there for a number of people, and
communication will be available.
Email [email protected] or call Jim Killoran at 914 403 4821.

Habitat is prepared Monday morning to assist with its staff, and a call for
volunteers to help with families, and homes in need of removal of debris,
etc.  Habitat in 2007 helped galvanize thousands of volunteers to help
rehab one hundred homes in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Bronxville and is
prepared to call its loyal team of volunteers for disaster relief if necessary
and home repair.

For more information call Jim Killoran at 914-403-4821 or visit us on the
web at www.habitatwc.org.

2011.08.26 - Matthew's Community Calendar Round-Up!

August 26, 2011 - 02:52

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As always, there’s a lot going on in New Rochelle this week:

First up, summer’s almost through and soon it’ll be time to fight those winter chills. The New Rochelle Prescription Center is pleased to offer flu shots to all adults 19 and older this season. All recipients of New York State Medicaid or Medicare Part B can receive the vaccine at no cost while they’re in stock. Call 914.636.2225 for more information.

Later tonight at the Radisson Hotel, the Hudson Valley’s LGBT center, The Loft presents this region’s first ever same-sex wedding expo – First 300 registrants will receive a free wedding gift bag starting tonight at 5 pm.

The hurricane has postponed the 1st annual New Rochelle Summer Crafts Boutique. If you were planning on going on Sunday, mark your calendars for September 11th for the rescheduled date. More information available at www.WestchesterYogaArts.com

New Rochelle Under "Extreme" Threat from Hurricane Irene, Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York LIVEBLOGGING IRENE

August 25, 2011 - 18:50
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WE WANT YOUR STORM PHOTOS: [email protected]

We have 131 174 202 254 280 287 350 photos so far in the slideshow. Please keep them coming. Thanks JD, HS, EW, RK, JOT, KD.

The City of New Rochelle is in the center of the "extreme threat" zone for Hurricane Irene according to the most recent data from the National Hurricane Center. Governor Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency in New York in preparation for potential impact of Hurricane Irene sometime Sunday.

Residents should plan for high winds, severe flooding, extended power outages and limited availability to gasoline and cash. Plan accordingly. Click "read more" to get a complete list of alerts from City of New Rochelle, Con Edison, Westchester County, MTA/Metro-North, State of New York, U.S. Government/FEMA & National Hurricane Center. You may want to print a copy of this document as it contains a comprehensive list of all relevant emergency information at the local, county, state and federal level.

With earthquakes, tornado warnings, floods, and hurricanes, the only thing missing this week in New Rochelle is a plague of locusts descending on the Queen City. What are you doing to get ready for Hurricane Irene? Send pix to [email protected] before, during and after the storm! We will be updating the slideshow on this page throughout the weekend with your photos.

LIVEBLOGGING IRENE: Rather than post many articles on Hurricane Irene over the weekend and leave it to readers to sort them out, we are going to continuously update this featured articles which will remain in place until after the threat has passed. Click Updates to read the most recent news updates from Talk of the Sound. Follow us on Twitter.

Click Alerts to read the most recent Emergency Alerts from government agencies and public service providers.

New Rochelle Public Library "Unexpectedly Resigns" Operations Manager Anthony Maraglino in Wake of $300,000 Financial Error

August 25, 2011 - 13:51
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AnthonyMaraglinoTalk of the Sound has learned that Operations Manager Anthony Maraglino has been "unexpectedly resigned" by the New Rochelle Public Library. His last day was Friday.

Maraglino's departure comes in the wake of the recent disclosure of financial mismanagement at the library, first reported by Talk of the Sound. Library officials are still not entirely sure what happened and continue to investigate but have acknowledged that several hundred thousand dollars thought to be in the library's fund balance is not there. They have described the problem as an error in calculation and provided assurances that no money was stolen. Board members have been somewhat mystified about the source of the problem because as recently as June 9th, the library director Thomas Geoffino had reported to the board that the library spending was under budget, having expended 81% of its 2010-11 budget with 92% of the fiscal year lapsed.

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