September 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Talk of the Sound Turns Three - 3,996 Articles, 800,000 Readers, 2.5 million Page Views SInce 2008

September 02, 2011 - 11:54

Talk of the Sound celebrated its third anniversary yesterday.

The web site was launched on September 1, 2008.

I will add more to this shortly but I need to get the newsletter out first.

2011.09.02 - Matthew's Community Calendar Round-Up

September 02, 2011 - 11:29


As always, lots of stuff going on to kick off September in New Rochelle –

First up, the Beach Bar at Hudson Park is still kickin’ in the wake of Hurricane Irene and they’re celebrating with the musical styling of the A2Z Band tonight at 9 pm.

Then, Tuesday September 6th – the New Rochelle Board of Education will be meeting at the Linda Kelly Theater starting at 7 PM.

Then, a huge day next Thursday with a bunch of interesting stuff:

First, the New Rochelle Public Library’s Board of Trustees will meet.

Then. From the Earth, Natural Elements and Imagery--- some of the most prolific artists from the New York region join together with transFORM Gallery to present an art showcase celebrating Earth, combining vivid imagery and striking forms in both sculpture and wall art.

Then, “Toward a Philosophy of Understanding” opens at the College of New Rochelle’s Castle Gallery.

Police Investigating Allegations of Board of Education Employees Having Sex with Students in New Rochelle School District

September 01, 2011 - 21:20

New Rochelle Police are investigating allegations that four current and former school district employees -- a janitor and three security guards -- were having sex with students while employed by the New Rochelle Board of Education. This is in addition to Jose Martinez, the former Assistant Principal at Jefferson Elementary School who admitted recently to having a course of oral and/or anal sex with a 14-year old boy at Isaac E. Young Middle School in 2010. The matter has been referred to the Westchester County District Attorney's office, sources say.

During my campaign for school board last year I related to Naomi Brickell, in what was intended to be a private conversation, that Jose Martinez was not the only case of a school district employee having sex with students that I had heard about. I told her that there were five names, including Martinez, that had come from multiple sources.

Talk of the Sound broke the Martinez story -- and the subsequent story of his arrest --because I had multiple, independent sources and I had additional sources saying that he had abruptly resigned and that he did not return my phone calls and messages I left for him.

New Rochelle's Hudson Park Beach Bar Rockin': Thank You for All the Support and Well Wishes

September 01, 2011 - 13:05

We'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support. We are all New Rochelle born and raised and this venture has been a labor of love. We are open tonight and hope to see you all there. Thanks again

BeachBar at Hudson Park, New Rochelle

Tonight- streets of the bronx
Friday - Charlie Sabin acoustic
Saturday- A2Z band
Sunday- almost Bros. Band
BeachBar at Hudson Park, New Rochelle