May 2012

Invite to Beach Party to Support County Legislator Jim Maisano - June 7 - Dudley's

May 16, 2012 - 16:27

Join us for a Beach Party at Dudley’s to Support the
Re-Election Committee for our County Legislator:

Minority Leader

Jim Maisano

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Where: Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant,
94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle
Time: 6:30 – 9 PM


Sponsorship: Platinum $250 or Gold $150
Tickets: $45 person -- $80 couple
Seniors: $35 person -- $60 couple
**** Children 12 & under are free! ****

-- Dinner includes burgers, ribs, wings, hot dogs and all the trimmings, along with beer, wine and soda, and coffee and cake for dessert.
-- Terrific event on LI Sound -- casual beach attire -- music -- rain or shine.
-- This is the most “fun fundraiser” in Westchester politics!
-- If you have any questions, call Anna Lisa at (914) 355-9205.­
-- Please RSVP by June 4 by mailing the bottom of this invitation with your contribution to:

Friends of Jim Maisano
93 Wilson Drive
New Rochelle, New York 10801


New Rochelle School and Library Vote Results

May 16, 2012 - 05:02

School LibraryVote 2012 455

School Budget (yes/no)

School Budget Passes 1,770 734

Jefferson 107/50
570 Fifth 8/0
Barnard 203/62
Davis 220/80
MLK Center 101/45
NRHS 250/112
Trinity 85/46
ALMS 192/39
Holy Name 87/88
Ward 187/47
IEYMS 106/52
Columbus 54/50
Webster 170/63

School Board (2 seats available)

Chrisanne Petrone 1,947
David Lacher 1,692

Library Vote

NRPL Budget Passes 1,767 644

Library Board of Trustees (2 seats available)

Bernardo Nunez 1,681
Haina Just-Michael 1,676

New Rochelle City Employee Exempts Herself from Parking Regulations at Trinity Elementary School

May 15, 2012 - 21:59

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There have been quite a few complaints about a certain New Rochelle municipal employee who works for the New Rochelle Police Department and also works for the City School District of New Rochelle. Unlike teachers, staff and parents at the school, this particular employee has managed to obtain a special "reserved" parking space close to the school entrance. She has obtained that space by parking illegally on Davenport Avenue near the intersection with Pelham Road. Based on complaints from parents at the school, this has been going on for some time.

Dear Blabby: Will the Old Thruway Diner Ever Be Replaced?

May 15, 2012 - 17:47

DEAR BLABBY: I am still missing the old Thruway Diner since it closed to make way for a Walgreens at Main Street near Weyman Avenue. I recall hearing that there would be a new diner built in the corner of the Home Depot parking lot. What's happening with that?

Dear Missing the Old Thruway Diner,

According to my old friend City Councilman Lou Trangucci, a fine young man if there ever was one, the Home Depot would not sell its property to the owners of the Nautilus so they could build a diner on their parking lot. New Rochelle Development Commissioner Michael Freimuth was kind enough to invite me for a cup of tea yesterday and he tell me there might be a diner built on City property across the street from the old diner. He even sent me this lovely aerial photo of the site.

RFP Weyman Main

Sound Shore Medical Center 21st Annual Golf Tournament Scheduled for Winged Foot Golf Club

May 15, 2012 - 17:22

Image004(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Golf Tournament & Reception, scheduled for Monday, June 4 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. This much-anticipated event offers golfers an opportunity to play one of the greatest courses in the world.

In addition to playing a premiere course, golfers have a unique opportunity to enjoy the ambience of the unmatched Winged Foot Golf Club – the history, the majestic club house, the unparalleled grounds, camaraderie and great food. In addition, they can hone their skills at golf clinics

Individual golfers can play – on a space available basis –for $1,550.

Foursomes can choose from the following options:

Morning Shotgun

East Course $5,000
West Course $5,500

Afternoon Shotgun

East Course $6,000
West Course $7,000

What to do if sued for illegally downloading video or music?

May 15, 2012 - 15:47

A Minnesota attorney contact from Google+ has a very nice summary on his blog about the issues a defendant faces when accused of illegally downloading a movie, video or song from the internet. Please check out the blog of Aaron D. Hall, Esq.:

Mr. Hall provides a helpful summary on how to evaluate one of these copyright infringement lawsuits, which are usually brought by a big company against a regular person, without the financial resources to battle a team of corporate attorneys.

He makes a good recommendation to communicate directly to the plaintiff’s attorney upon being sued to see if you can work out a settlement, but speak with an attorney before making such a communication to avoid saying something that could hurt you later in the litigation.

Gripedaddy Says New Rochelle Home Depot is Awful

May 15, 2012 - 13:12

Gripedaddy is calling out Home Depot Founder Kenneth Langone to fix what has consistently been one of the worst Home Depot locations in the United States. Gripedaddy calls on Home Depot to make up for the poor service by underwriting the 2012 New Rochelle Fireworks Display.

Langone lives in Sands Point, NY just across the Long Island Sound from New Rochelle. He would actually be able to see the New Rochelle fireworks from his home.

GET OUT AND VOTE: New Rochelle School & Library Budget Vote Tuesday

May 15, 2012 - 04:00

SchoolNews 2012 BudgetEditionTuesday May 15th are the elections for the New Rochelle Board of Education and New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees. The school district and library budget vote are also scheduled.

Incumbents David Lacher and Chrisanne Petrone are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Board of Education.

The proposed school district budget for the 2012-2013 school year is $234,174,978, an increase of 1.43% on a budget to budget basis with a projected tax rate increase of approximately 4.13%. The actual tax rate is determined in the fall when the city’s tax roll is set.

Incumbents Haina Just-Michael and Bernardo Nunez are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees.

The proposed library budget is $4,468,996 based on a 2.2% in the tax levy for New Rochelle residents. This translates to an increase of $93,209 in the tax levy. The increase is below the New York State property tax cap.

New Rochelle Marina Boat Fire Blackens Skies Over New Rochelle Coastline

May 15, 2012 - 03:12

MarinaBoat Fire1The skies over New Rochelle filled with black, billowing plumes of smoke this afternoon after a boat docked at the New Rochelle Marina caught fire.

The New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a call about 2:30 p.m. The fire was fully engaged by the time firefighters arrived at the scene.

No injuries were reported. The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire.

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester Awarded Scientific Prizes

May 14, 2012 - 16:48

Image003(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased that its long-established tradition of producing winning medical research continues. With six finalists presenting at the American College of Physicians and five at the Medical Society of the State of New York, SSMC representatives won prizes at both scientific meetings.

Last month five of SSMC’s residents and one of its medical students received invitations to present their research posters at the American College of Physicians in New Orleans. The finalists included Sara Shahram, Sound Shore Medical Center’s 4th-year medical student from St. George’s University, who won the Students’ Research Category at this national forum.

In addition, five Sound Shore Medical Center medical residents joined a select group of 50 presenters for the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Research Poster Symposium held in April at Saratoga Springs. In a highly-selective and very competitive arena, SSMC’s Jacklin Salvador, MD won first prize in the Clinical Vignette Category.