May 2012

Monday's Memorial Day Event Expected To Be Better Than Ever

May 27, 2012 - 12:13

Here we go again. The New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade and post-parade event at Hudson Park is ready to kick-off Monday morning. This year’s parade is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Peter Parente along with the many volunteers who have dedicated so much of themselves to make this event happen are primed and ready to go.

Monroe Collage, New Rochelle Chevrolet and Sound Shore Medical Center are the main sponsors of this year’s event. However, Many other local businesses, local residents and the City of New Rochelle have donated money and time to make this year’s Memorial Day Parade better than ever as well.

New Rochelle will enjoy the company of many Fleetweek Marines and Sailors this year as they are escorted up from the USS WASP. New Rochelle has earned a well deserved reputation for spoiling our dedicated troops with food and appreciation. They will be honored in classic New Rochelle style with a special breakfast and lunch as well as thousands of thanks from appreciative citizens.

The Mayor's Highest Priority is.........

May 26, 2012 - 01:56

In his website, Mayor Bramson says the following about the Armory: "The Armory has been a subject of intense debate, with some in the community committed to its preservation and others entirely indifferent to its fate. Earlier iterations of the Echo Bay plan assumed demolition of the Armory — the current plan would preserve it. Personally, I assign the highest priority to a clean, vibrant and publicly-accessible waterfront, but if adaptive reuse of the Armory can be accomplished within this context, then it would be a major plus, so I hope that the RFP bears fruit." Note the bit about his "highest priority". It is not the preservation of the armory. It is the development of a "clean, vibrant and publicly accessible waterfront". Does "clean" mean demolished? Do you sense that the Mayor is not enamored with the Armory on this Memorial Day?

Attention! The American Bombshells Will Rock New Rochelle Saluting our Troops at the Memorial Day Parade

May 25, 2012 - 21:09


Can we have your attention please?  We are welcoming The American Bombshells to New Rochelle this Memorial Day as they bring their love for our troops and musical talents to the ears and hearts of thousands.  The American Bombshells entertain and pay tribute our troops in three piece harmony within the states and across the globe. 


New Rochelle Fire Department and Police kept busy.

May 25, 2012 - 20:28

The New Rochelle Fire Department was busy early Friday a call came in at 1283 Weaver street about a person burned after a explosion of a underground tank that was being removed from the site.
Around the same time the fire department got a call from Con Edison to respond to 193 Webster avenue after a gas line was cut by a contractor at the building.New Rochelle Police had to close down Webster Avenue between Washington and Union Avenues while the fire department vented the building and Con Edison shut the gas line down.
A homeowner at 114 Stevension blvd. returned home to see a male running out there back door police were searching the area for a suspect.

New Rochelle School District Employee Arraigned For Soliciting A “15 Year Old”

May 24, 2012 - 15:02

Patrick clark


Patrick Clark, an electrician working in the Buildings & Grounds department for the New Rochelle Board of Education was arrested by the Westchester County DA's office for proposing various sexual acts he would like to engage in with what he believed to be a 15-year old girl. The "girl" was an undercover Criminal Investigator working for the Westchester County District Attorney.

Sources tell Talk of the sound that Patrick Clark was sent home from work by supervisor Anthony Rigos after the district learned of the arrest which, sources say, took place over the weekend. After Talk of the Sound inquired about the word of an arrest yesterday afternoon, the DA's office released an official statement this morning.

Patrick J. Clark was hired April 1st, 2005. As of March 31, 2011 his salary was $87,213,

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Patrick Clark, 42, of 50 Highland Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, has been arraigned on a Felony Complaint charging him with one count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, in the First Degree, a class “E” Felony.

According to a statement released by the DA's office, between April 5th, 2012 and May 8th, 2012, an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorneys office, while acting in an undercover capacity, assumed the “role” of a fifteen year old female and engaged in a series of “chat” conversations with the defendant via an internet chat room.

The undercover made it clear to defendant that “she” was a fifteen years old girl. The defendant discussed specific sexual acts, in which he would like to engage with the "15 year old girl" including digital penetration, oral sex and sexual intercourse.

Clark is the fourth school district employee arrested since 2009. Jose Martinez was arrested in 2011 on charges related to repeatedly raping a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School. Dianna Wessel was arrested in 2010 after refusing to take a breathalyzer and drug test after crashing her vehicle into three parked vehicles and then flipping her own vehicle. Vito Costa was arrested in 2009 in charges related to working a no-show job in the Buildings & Grounds department.

Iona College Applauds Community Planning Progress

May 23, 2012 - 21:35

NEW ROCHELLE (May 23, 2012) -- On Monday, May 14, the Joint Planning Committee (JPC) of the City of New Rochelle and Iona College unanimously agreed to reaffirm the February 26 Interim Report on the Planning Process for Iona to develop additional student housing and extend the process for six months allowing time for North Avenue proposals to be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed for potential development. The added time is contingent upon the City Council’s ratification of a five-year extension of the Sunset Provision, established in 2011.
The JPC has worked diligently to review housing options that would be spread across neighborhoods, reduce high-density areas, support the City’s development needs and support Iona’s long-term residency requirements.
“Iona applauds this productive process and the exceptional support of Mayor Noam Bramson, the City Council, city officials and the neighborhood representatives whose work on the committee is a true effort in collaboration,” said Iona President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre. “All members acted in good faith and Iona looks forward to continued, positive relationships with the city and all of its New Rochelle neighbors.”

New Rochelle Downtown Tests New Meters

May 23, 2012 - 08:38

The downtown of New Rochelle changed how people park and pay for parking on Monday morning.The city installed 25 new meter friendly meters.
The new meters except credit cards,debit cards ,and nickels,dimes and quarters.
The city is testing meters from 3 different companies,in all 75 meters will be put to the test in the downtown for 3 months.
Please let Talk Of The Sound know how you like or dislike the meters?
Correction-- The new meters that have been installed only except quarters sorry for the error.

Multiple Cars Damaged On Centre Avenue

May 23, 2012 - 08:21

Many car owners will wake up Wednesday morning to find out that there cars were damaged overnight.
New Rochelle Police received a call from a concerned citizen about a person doing damage to cars in a public lot located at the corner of Centre Avenue and Grove Avenue.
Police responded and found multiple cars with damage to there hoods.
A description of the suspect was put out and a person was stopped near Warren Street and Grove Avenue,New Rochelle Police arrested that person because of drugs and not for the damage to the cars pending a further investigation.
New Rochelle Police were interviewing local business owners in the area for further information.

Wildcliff's Sculpture Garden Concert Series Opens Saturday May 26th 6pm

Submitted by Incoming Tide on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 14:55

Westchester's own Patti Rothberg, singer & songwriter, performs her latest hits in Wildcliff's open air waterfront concert series. Arrive early and tour the sculpture garden featuring works by local artisans. Picnics and blankets/lawn chairs permitted. Free parking.

went from 'Between The One and the Nine', busking in subway tunnels, to
becoming an Overnite Sensation, playing on Late Nite shows both Leno and Letterman.
Rothberg has toured all of Europe and opened for Paul Westerberg, Chris Isaac,
Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers, Garbage, Pat Benatar, The Black Crowes, and
many others. Patti has appeared on national & international television, as
well as live performances on Japanese, Canadian, German and Swedish TV!

"One stop from stardom...a mix of urban Folk and full-tilt rock." - USA Today

"The most inspired debut in recent memory" -Billboard


Tickets: Call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or Copy & paste

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Republican County Legislators Prevent Precipitous Vote on Five Resolutions

May 22, 2012 - 06:36


Republican County Legislators Prevent

Precipitous Vote on Five Resolutions

At the regular meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators on Monday, May 21, the Republican Legislators deferred a vote on five resolutions that were hastily submitted by Board Chairman Ken Jenkins earlier in the day on Monday. The Republicans cited the flawed and confusing language of the documents as well as the lack of time to review them in delaying the vote.

Republican Caucus Leader, Legislator Jim Maisano (R-New Rochelle) said, "These resolutions effectively give Chairman Jenkins authority to file suit and seek court rulings on five serious and important issues. To undertake litigation of this scope certainly requires more than a few hours of review and deliberation. We will insist that all legislators conduct their due diligence on these items, so that they can cast thoughtful votes. The fact that we are expected to vote on five resolutions after limited review is unacceptable, and our Board needs to implement controls to ensure that all legislation is reviewed in detail."