January 2012

Support Our Local Businesses

January 12, 2012 - 20:14

I believe that it is time for all of us throughout the City to come together and support our local busate corporations atRWinesses. They are a vanishing breed, but if we commit to affirmatively working to advance their cause, we might be able to do some positive work for the City, its small business community, and begin a long neglected process of working towards a common goal.

New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces Her Retirement In 2012

January 12, 2012 - 18:59

SuziOppenheimerSuzi Oppenheimer's office released an announcement earlier today that she will not seek re-election. The Albany Times-Union is speculating that George Latimer or Amy Paulin may seek the Democratic nomination.

Official Statement:

State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced today that she will not seek re-election this November. The Senator made her decision upon recently learning that she will have to undergo major shoulder replacement surgery in 2012.

Said Oppenheimer:

Suzi calls it quits!

January 12, 2012 - 17:01


That's right our state senator is calling it quits at the end of her term.  Here's a link to the story,

Let's all galvanize our support around Bob Cohen this time.  He only lost by a few votes in 2010 and I'm sure he's got the stuff to go all the way.  Check out his website when you get a chance.

Former New Rochelle DPW Fleet Manager Sentenced to 5 Years Probation

January 11, 2012 - 19:43


PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Fevang Case will be the topic of discussion on tonights Talk of the Sound radio show at 7 p.m. Listen by clicking the link to the right, call-in to sound off at 805-830-8302.

Richard Fevang. who was facing a 66-Count Indictment for Fraud related to his work as DPW Fleet Manager for the City of New Rochelle, was sentenced today to 5 years probation and time served (1 day) by Judge Robert A. Neary under an agreement negotiated with Judge Albert Lorenzo. Under the deal, Fevang plead guilty to Tampering with Public Records, a Class D Felony. Judge Neary also approved a permanent order of protection to stay away from the entire population of New Rochelle. Neary warned Fevang that any contact, on any form, direct or indirect, with anyone from New Rochelle would be a violation and could result in a separate prosecution.

"That's the last thing you need right now", said Judge Neary.

Massive House Fire in New Rochelle

January 11, 2012 - 07:58

A massive fire ripped through the roof of a three story house on Poplar Place in New Rochelle earlier tonight causing significant damage to the 112-year old wood frame house. People inside the house, including an 88-year old woman living on the third floor, escaped without injury. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

New Rochelle Armory Nominated for Heritage Award

January 11, 2012 - 04:20

The Save Our Armory Committee has nominated the New Rochelle Armory for consideration of the prestigious Heritage Award Program administered by City Hall. A detailed application has been submitted for review in an effort spotlight the historic significance of this unique New Rochelle treasure.

We wholeheartedly concur with Mayor Bramson's statement of " By raising public awareness about our past, we help ensure that hiostoric charmremains a vital part of our future". In Fact, we couldn't have said it better.

The application does request the owner to be the one submitting. We hold that, by extension, the residents of New Rochelle are the owners. The taxpaying citizenry, who foot the bills for the city, who essentially buy all the product the city uses. If one were to look at the ownership of city hall, or the fire houses or police station, I doubt the mayor's or councilmember's would be on the paperwork. Good or bad, without the residents, there would be no New Rochelle.