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January 2012

New Rochelle Resident, Steve Mayo Files Court Action to Block Mayor Bramson's Illegal Garbage Tax

January 23, 2012 - 15:00
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New Rochelle City Hall

NOTE: New Rochelle citizens will gather at 10AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at New Rochelle City Hall to voice their outrage at the illegal and irresponsible garbage tax that will cost every New Rochelle home and apartment owner hundreds of dollars more in city taxes every year.

Shakespeare in his timeless tragedy Romeo and Juliet said, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". In other words, regardless of what name you call something, it doesn't change what it is and it certainly doesn't change the way it smells. In the 2012 New Rochelle city budget, Mayor Bramson and the City Council hid a $223.00 tax for every single house and individual apartment in New Rochelle. They refer to this tax as a Garbage Fee but that doesn't change the way it smells or what it is…it stinks and it’s a tax.

New Rochelle Fire Department Have A Busy Sunday Morning

January 22, 2012 - 08:28

In a matter of 1 hour between 1:50am - 3:10am The New Rochelle Fire Department was kept very busy Sunday morning.
1st- A house fire happened at 33 Franklin avenue which was quickly put out.
2- A call for a heavy smoke condition at 550 fifth ave on the 4th floor which turned out to be a pot on the stove.
3-A car accident with a possible car fire which turned out to be a accident but the passengers in the car left the scene it turned out later that the car hit two parked cars on Woodland Avenue.
4- A call came into the New Rochelle Fire department from Sound Shore Medical center that several people had come into the EMERGENCY ROOM with high levels of carbon monoxide that live at 77 Pelham road.The Fire department responded to the address Which is also home of CJ Cullens bar and and a few apartments above it to have high levels of CO in the air. The source was found and turned off and the building was vented by members of the fire department.

Multiple Cars Broken into In New Rochelle

January 22, 2012 - 03:57

Four and counting were the number of cars broken into behind 838 Pelhamdale avenue in New Rochelle Saturday evening. Police were called to the parking lot by the super of the building after he saw car windows smashed in the lot.
New Rochelle police were trying to notify the car owners and find out what was missing from each car.One owner said that a watch was taken from there car.Police are searching the area for the suspects.

Walter Lipow's Liberal Agenda and its Negative Role in New Rochelle City Planning

January 21, 2012 - 20:29
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Today I woke up to both snow and a snow job. The Journal News featured an Op Ed piece of all things covering the heroic liberal view that it celebrate diversity, this makes the city great, and by implication, those who are members of other than the liberal wing of the democratic party are divisive, anti-establishment and, by reasonable extrapolation of the unbundling of code, we, thus, are racists, anti-feminists, homophobes, anti-semites, and God knows what else. The Author, Dr. Lipow, a practicing dentist I believe, must be sniffing some random nitrous oxide that has led to delusionary thinking.

Lohud.com: New Rochelle is able to take pride in its diversity

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Southern Westchester, NY

January 20, 2012 - 20:38

NWS WinterWarning 2011 0120... WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS... INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY... THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY OF SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... AND SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT.
* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW.
* WINDS... NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES... FROM THE MID TEENS TO LOWER 20S LATE TONIGHT... RISING TO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* VISIBILITIES... FREQUENTLY ONE HALF MILE IN MODERATE SNOW SATURDAY MORNING.
* TIMING... LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS... SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL CAUSING VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

From 1:00 AM EST, Sat., Jan 21, 2012 until 4:00 PM EST, Sat., Jan 21, 2012

Issued by The National Weather Service/New York City, NY

Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 11:35 AM EST/ Updated Jan 20, 2012, 3:20pm EST

Saturday TV/Monitor Pickup Scheduled for New Rochelle As Conditions Allow

January 20, 2012 - 20:31

The TV/Monitor South End pickup scheduled for Saturday, January 21 will continue as planned only as conditions permit. Residents with appointments are advised that pickup may be suspended due to adverse weather. Any remaining list locations will be addressed starting Monday, January 23. For more information contact the Department of Public Works at 235-5830.

ATF and NYPD End "Reign of Terror" with Arrest of Violent Robbery Crew Linked to New Rochelle Robbery and Assault on Pelham Road

January 20, 2012 - 02:03
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Preet BhararaAgents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and officers from the New York Police Department arrested 5 men this morning in connection with a series of violent robberies in The Bronx And Westchester County including one robbery and assault on Pelham Road last fall.

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joseph Anarumo Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced charges today against Fahd Hussain, Jermaine Dore, Dwayne Barrett, Taijay Todd, and Tameshwar Singh – five members of a violent robbery crew that operated in the Bronx and Westchester County, New York.

According to an indictment handed down this morning, on October 11th, 2011, Fahd Hussain, Jermaine Dore and Taijay Todd robbed at knifepoint a person engaged in the business of selling telephone calling cards during which the victim was beaten and more than $6,000 in cash and another $6,000 worth of telephone calling cards was taken from the victim. Other violent robberies like to the five-man crew occurred in Mount Vernon and The Bronx in which one victim was shot and killed and two others in which victims were stabbed during the course of the robberies.

PBS Frontline Documentary on Indian Point Nuclear Reactor After Japanese Nuke Meltdown

January 19, 2012 - 18:07

2759v2442Frontline Investigates The Hazards And Benefits Of Nuclear Energy (video after the link)

Has the world lost faith in nuclear power?

Almost a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, there’s an emerging consensus in Japan and Germany that the hazards of nuclear energy overshadow its benefits. In the United States and other countries, the question remains unresolved.

In Nuclear Aftershocks, airing Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 10 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to three continents to explore the revived debate about the safety of nuclear power, the options for alternative energy sources, and questions about whether a disaster like the one at Fukushima could happen in the United States.

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