April 2012

Mooney Center Exhibit Celebrates New Rochelle Art Association's Centennial THEN AND NOW 100 Years of Art 1912 to 2012

April 25, 2012 - 10:56

CityLimitSignRockwell(New Rochelle, NY) -- Original art by three of New Rochelle’s most famous artists and illustrators—Norman Rockwell, Joseph Leyendecker and Walter Beach Humphrey—will be featured in the centennial year exhibition of the The New Rochelle Art Association (NRAA) held in the Mooney Center Gallery on the Main Campus of The College of New Rochelle. This centennial show opens on June 16, 2012, and closes on July 9, 2012. A public reception will be on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. in the Mooney Center.

This Then and Now exhibit features work by current members juxtaposed with the available work by its original members. The exhibit explores the parallel developments of the arts as they apply to past and present, local as well as nationwide. In addition, a video including reminiscences of senior members will be shown.

State Prison Sentence In New Rochelle Thruway Wrong Way Fatal Crash

April 25, 2012 - 10:52

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Tanisha Gomez, 27 of 132-39 88th Street, Ozone Park, New York, was sentenced today to an indeterminate term of three to nine years in state prison on her guilty plea to all counts of a nine count indictment that charged her with three counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, class “B” Felonies, one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony, one count of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a class “D” Felony, one count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, unclassified Misdemeanors in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and one count of Reckless Driving, an unclassified Misdemeanor in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On July 24, 2011 at approximately 4:31 am, the defendant struck another vehicle head on as she was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of the New England Thruway in New Rochelle.

She had been driving her vehicle in the wrong direction on the Thruway for at least 6.4 miles in New York City and Westchester County.

Memorial Day Organizing Meeting on Monday May 7th American Legion Hall

April 25, 2012 - 10:42

MemorialDayParadeAdThe New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 28th.

The organizers of the parade will be holding an open meeting for all those interested to volunteer in any capacity to assist with the parade. The meeting will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday 7th at 8:00 p.m.

With recent cuts in municipal funding we need the community's support more than ever. Please come and learn what you can do to help. If you can't volunteer consider writing a check. If you have any questions contact Peter Parente at 914-557-5556;

New Rochelle Public Library Marks World Book Night

April 25, 2012 - 00:28

Qisforquarrycover1(New Rochelle, NY) -- UNESCO has declared April 23rd as World Book Day, an annual celebration of reading and books, which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading. The date was chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. This is the event’s inaugural year in the U.S.

The New Rochelle Public Library distributed free books (Q is for Quarry, by Sue Grafton), which were provided by World Book Night organization, at the New Rochelle Metro North Train Station.

New Rochelle Train Station Bathroom

April 24, 2012 - 20:15

So I dropped my son off at the Train station last week. I then saw a friend, who is a leader with the US Chamber of Commerce (use to be VP) and is also a senior employee with Univision, one of the largest TV networks in the world. He was with a client from Unilever-Mexico, another giant company. They were scouting the scene in New Rochelle for possible investment opportunities, like opening a satellite tv warehouse since the one in NJ is costly and there are bridge toll issues. They had just finished using the bathroom in the train station. They said it was filthy and in dis-repair. So I went to see it afterwards, and they were right. I thought this issue had been resolved? Now what could have been a good opportunity for a good impression, is gone. Who's in charge of this stuff?

Presidential Primary Day in New York Today: Romney, Paul, Gingrich and Obama

April 24, 2012 - 17:09

VoteToday is the Presidential Primary Election in New York. President Obama is running uncontested for the Democrat Party nomination. The GOP Party nomination is still a contested election between presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.

Unofficial results for the presidential primary election will be available Tuesday, April 24 after 9 p.m.

If you have questions, the Westchester County Board of Elections can be reached at the following numbers:

Absentee Ballots (914) 995-5285
Registrations (914) 995-5713
Financial Disclosures (914) 995-5292
Maps/Enrollment Lists (914) 995-5712
Other Information (914) 995-5700

The Board of Elections continues to seek poll workers for upcoming elections. They ask that if you or anyone you know is interested, complete the Poll Worker Application form and return it to the BOE for consideration. All poll workers are required to take a training class.

Westchester County Board of Elections
25 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Business hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

New Rochelle SEPTA Dinner We Are One Dinner to Honor District Educators This Thursday

April 24, 2012 - 14:42

The New Rochelle Special Education Parent Teacher Association will hosts its Twelfth Annual “We Are One” Awards Dinner at the Greentree Country Club this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

The “We Are One” Award honors staff and community who promote bridge building between special and general education communities and create opportunities for success. This year's recipients are:

Albert Leonard Middle School – Jeannine Marciano
Barnard Early Childhood Center – Judy Badillo & Helena Montaño
Columbus Elementary School – Dr. Yigal Joseph
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School – Helen Mavropoulos
Isaac E. Young Middle School – Deanna DeLuca
Jefferson Elementary School – Susan M. Archer
New Rochelle High School – Heather Waters
Trinity Elementary School – Marielena Barrett & Stephanie DiMarzo
William B. Ward Elementary School – Geri-Ann Lezi
Daniel Webster Magnet School – Linda Johnson
District-Wide – Ginny O’Sullivan
Out-of-District – Tom Byrne, Ph.D.

As Warmer Weather Provides More Chances for Animal Contact Westchester County Health Department Offers Tips to Avoid Rabies

April 24, 2012 - 12:32

Rabid dog(New Rochelle, NY) -- Along with this month’s unseasonably warm, dry spell comes an increased risk for contact with rabid animals, as wildlife encroaches on suburban backyards in search of food and water. That’s why the Westchester County Department of Health cautions residents to avoid direct contact with wild or stray animals, and to remind children to do the same and to tell an adult immediately if an animal bites or scratches them.

“Besides giving raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, stray cats and dogs, bats and other wildlife a wide berth, to keep potentially rabid animals away from their family members and pets, residents should keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date and avoid leaving pet food outdoors,’’ said Sherlita Amler, MD, commissioner of health for Westchester County.

Rock of the Sound: Considered the Source

April 24, 2012 - 12:06

Dear Readers,

Embedded below is a track I wrote and recorded with direct inspiration from Talk of the Sound. The lyrics are printed underneath and contain some cheeky puns and slight inside-jokes about the city and its inept administrations.

It also explicitly refers to the movement that you are helping get moving by simply visiting this site and reading the real current events that happen inside our beloved city.

This tune is a rough take considering I recorded and mixed it unprofessionally on my phone. Please excuse the bum notes in the vocals; I'm practicing and improving every day, but I'm not there yet.

I hope you like it.

Matthew Pryce
Contributing Editor


The politicians smile
When they tell you everything is fine
But you don't need to go to Harvard
to know when it is they're lying

They tell us lots of fairy tales
but the details they omit,
well, the devil's in the details