April 2012

Westchester County Officials Launch New Marketing Campaign Promoting Westchester as Fertile Ground for Small Businesses to Grow

April 15, 2012 - 15:52

Marketing Campaign Launch Event vocus

(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development has launched an innovative new marketing campaign promoting Westchester as fertile ground for small to mid-sized businesses to grow.

Westchester County Parks Featured At Kids Fair

April 15, 2012 - 11:49

(White Plains, NY) -- Families can learn how to have fun at Westchester County Parks during the Annual 100.7 WHUD Kids Fair, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Hundreds of families with toddlers through teens will enjoy a day of educational displays, games and interactive exhibits, along with a live radio broadcast.

Westchester County Parks will be featured on the stage offering a sampling of programs and a glimpse at parks and services from the animals of Muscoot Farm in Somers to what can be discovered by hiking along many trails through the more than 18,000 acres of county parkland.

Families can also discover many of the activities that are planned during Parks’ 50th Anniversary Season being celebrated throughout the year.

Mayor Resume: Why Noam Bramson Has Failed to Lead New Rochelle

April 14, 2012 - 19:28

"Never his mind on where he was."

Like Luke demanding that Yoda train him as a Jedi, the Mayor of New Rochelle has been unable to succeed for New Rochelle because his mind is always elsewhere -- on himself, on his resume, on his greater ambition beyond New Rochelle - never his mind on tackling real issues in New Rochelle but creating "solvable" issues for him to "solve", all signifying very little for the people of New Rochelle.

Yoda: All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things…

And where has Noam's mind been?

Astorino Announces Westchester’s Health Even Better Than Last Year

April 14, 2012 - 15:45


(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County residents are among the state’s healthiest, according to the results released today by the third annual county health ranking survey developed by The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This survey compares how healthy people are from county to county by factoring in such things as how long they live, whether they practice healthy behaviors or they smoke, are obese or drink too much and whether they have access to health care and a healthy physical environment. Westchester ranked 7th out of 62 counties for health outcomes, or how healthy a county is, up from 10th last year, and 3rd for health factors, or what influences the health of the county, on par with 2011.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Awards Scholarship to College of New Rochelle Sophomore

April 14, 2012 - 12:42

LuisaMariaGarcia(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sophomore Luisa Maria Garcia, a Communication Arts major in the School of Arts & Sciences at The College of New Rochelle, is one of the 17 winners of the 2012 Scholarships awarded by the New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications Inc. The awards will be given at the annual Matrix Awards held on April 23, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

This is Ms. Garcia’s second year winning a scholarship from New York Women in Communications Foundation.

Since its founding in 2000, the New York Women in Communications Foundation has awarded sponsored scholarships totaling $1 million to more than 180 women—high school seniors, undergraduates and graduates student pursuing careers in communications. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications. Scholarships are generally in the amounts of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000.

Westchester County Parks and Recreation Offices Move to Ardsley

April 14, 2012 - 10:37

The offices of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation have moved and will reopen at new headquarters at 450 Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley on Monday, April 16. The permit office, which issues County park passes and permits for picnic areas and athletic fields, will open Wednesday, April 18. The general telephone number for the new headquarters is (914) 231-4500. The permits office number is (914) 231-4575. The 24-hour Parks information hotline remains (914) 864-PARK. Web site is

Sound Shore Medical Center Names New Senior Vice President

April 13, 2012 - 22:28

DrRichardBarone(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce Richard P. Barone, MD of White Plains, NY as its new Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs/Medical Director.

Commenting on the appointment, President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center, John R. Spicer said, “Dr. Barone has been a valued member of the Sound Shore Family, not only in his capacity as an admitting physician, but also in his most recent roles as Medical Director of Schaffer Extended Care Center and Director of SSMC’s Arthritis Clinic.” He continued, “The Administration and the Board of Governors are pleased that he has accepted this position. He concluded, “Dr. Barone is a well-regarded physician and administrator, and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”

Schaffer Celebrates Wearing of the Green

April 13, 2012 - 21:33

SSMC Interlude(New Rochelle, NY) -- Recently the staff of Sound Shore Medical Center’s Schaffer Extended Care Center (Schaffer) hosted their panacea for the winter doldrums – the 14th annual Interlude. This much-anticipated, St. Patrick’s Day-themed event provided more than 50 residents and their guests a very special evening – one of food, music, dancing and camaraderie and especially the wearing of the Green.

Since the Interlude is one of two major, semi-formal events on the busy recreational calendar at Schaffer, staff gives special attention to every detail. Joined by student volunteers from New Rochelle High School, the Recreation Therapy Department transformed the Sound Shore Medical Center’s dining room into a visual feast for residents and leprechauns alike.

The College of New Rochelle Senior Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

April 13, 2012 - 20:31

AkosuahAgyei(New Rochelle, NY) -- Akosuah Agyei, a senior in the School of Arts & Sciences at The College of New Rochelle, has been awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship for 2012. She is one of only 162 college student leaders from 32 states to be selected by Campus Compact for the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million plus students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, that is, to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.
The Newman Civic Fellows are students who have demonstrated a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities. Akosuah Agyei, who graduates from The College of New Rochelle this May, is in the Honors Program and a double major in biology and chemistry. She was chosen by Campus Compact for demonstrating the type of civic engagement that sets an example for others.