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May 2012

New Rochelle SEPTA General Meeting on May 8th 7 PM at New Rochelle High School Library

May 07, 2012 - 17:41

The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th New Rochelle High School Library

There will be an Informational Talk About New Rochelle’s School Budget Proposal. Assistant Superintendent John Quinn will discuss the proposed budget. Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee will not present but will answer questions.

The vote for the 2012/13 SEPTA Executive Board will also take place.

The SEPTA Nominating Committee has put forward the following names:

President: Rick Monzon
President: Elect Elvira Perdomo
Treasurer: Mary Monzon
Corresponding Secretary: Julia Muggia Ochs
Recording Secretary: Beth Cohen
Board of Ed Representative: Debbie Whitman

Spanish Translation Will Be Available

New Rochelle Superintendent And Board Of Education Vice President To Appear On WVOX

May 06, 2012 - 18:16

On Monday, May 7th at 7 p.m., Superintendent Organisciak and Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Hastie will be taking calls and discussing the 2012-2013 school budget on WVOX, 1460AM. The studio call-in line is 914-636-0110.

Obituary: Arnold George Edson (1917 - 2012) Decorated World War II hero at Guadalcanal and Saipan-Okinawa, Presidential Citation Medal

May 05, 2012 - 17:10

Arnold George, 95 of New Rochelle, NY. Devoted husband of Marian Edson. Loving and beloved father of Andi, Richard, Steven, and Jennifer Edson, father-in-law of Randy Cohen, grandfather of Eric and Gabe Sterne, Imogene and Henry Edson, Danielle and Alex Cohen.

Decorated World War II hero at Guadalcanal and Saipan-Okinawa. Proud US Marine Major (retired) and USMC veteran. Decorations include the Presidential Citation Medal and Pacific War Ribbon with three battle stars. Lived in Bayberry for fifty-six years. Children all attended the New Rochelle Public Schools and his son, Richard Edson, an actor and musician, is honored on the NRHS wall of celebrated and distinguished alumni.

Obituary: Amelia B. "Millie" Lehmann ( 1915 - 2012)

May 05, 2012 - 17:07

Amelia B. "Millie" Lehmann of Basking Ridge, NJ, and formerly of New Rochelle, NY, passed away at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge on May 2, 2012. She was 97.

The family will be receiving friends at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Catharine's RC Church in Pelham, NY at 10 am on Monday, May 7. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY.

Millie was born on Feb. 27, 1915 in Flushing, NY to Joseph J. and Katharine G. Baum. She attended Newtown High School in Queens, NY and worked at Macy's in New York City after graduation. Millie volunteered as a nurse's aide during World War II.

Obituary: Rita Curran-Lambert (1917 - 2012)

May 05, 2012 - 17:05

Asheville - Rita E. Curran-Lambert, 94, of Asheville, passed away peacefully, May 3, 2012.

Born in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of George and Marie Seguin St. Pierre. She graduated from Cathedral High School and attended The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY. Mrs. Curran-Lambert has been a resident of Asheville for the past 8 years, moving from Bradenton, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, William E. Curran in 1986, and second husband, Albert Lambert in 2000. Rita worked for over 25 years at the Catholic Observer, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Western Massachusetts, first as Circulation Manager, and then as Assistant Editor. She left the paper in 1976, when she and her husband William retired to Florida.

She was an avid bridge player, and a member of the New Friends, the Bridge Marathon, and the Friday Senior Bridge Club at the Harvest House. She was also a member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, D.M..

It's Back! Another "Super-moon" Rises over New Rochelle

May 05, 2012 - 14:09
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The skies over New Rochelle will be a little bit brighter (by about16%) tonight as the moon will be at perigee when the moon's elliptical orbit brings it closest to earth. (Some of you may remember last years Super-Moon)

Time for the full moon phase is at 11:35 eastern time, however watching the moon rise just after the sun has set will be sure to offer some majestic views and vistas. So, enjoy your Cinco de Mayo, cheer on the Kentucky Derby, then go out and enjoy nature's display.

The moon will rise in the east and if you're lucky enough to get a picture of it, send it along to Talk of the Sound - official sponsor of nature!

Bomb Threat at 270 North Avenue in Downtown New Rochelle

May 04, 2012 - 17:50

OFFICIAL FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY POLICE: Shortly before 1 p.m., Westchester County Police were notified by employees of the Department of Environmental Facilities that a suspicious envelope was received in the mail at its offices at 270 North Avenue, New Rochelle. The county police Hazardous Devices Unit responded shortly after 1 p.m. and conducted an assessment of the envelope and its contents. The envelope did not contain any explosive, chemical or biological hazard. There was no “white powder” of any kind inside the envelope. The building was evacuated during the incident. Employees were permitted to return once HDU personnel determined there was no threat to the general public. The matter remains under investigation by the county police General Investigations Unit. Because of that investigation, we are not disclosing additional details at this time about the contents of the envelope.

My Remarks at the New Rochelle School Budget Public Hearing -- Resolving the Conflict Between the CAC Report and Tax Stabilization

May 04, 2012 - 15:11
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At the School Budget Hearing on May 1st, I read from prepared remarks which I was not quite able to finish. The complete remarks are published below. I will admit I was surprised to find my remarks well received by a diverse group of people: the head of the school district union, board members, an Assistant Superintendent, parents, PTA members, building principals, long-time budget skeptics and members of the Citizens Advisory Committee on the School Budget. Long-time readers will remark on the change from the days when board members literally walked out of the meeting room while I was speaking and shut off the lights, leaving me to speak to an empty room in the dark. [yes, that really happened]

Obituary: Frank J. Chimento (1921 - 2012)

May 04, 2012 - 14:26

Frank J. Chimento, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on April 22, 2012. He was 90.

Frank was born on December 31, 1921 in New Rochelle, to the late Frank and Carmela (Colasimo) Chimento. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Forrester's Club in New Rochelle.

He is survived by his wife the former Alzira Monteiro whom he married on February 9, 1945; his two sons Frank Chimento and his wife Anna Marie and John Chimento and his wife Sherran; his 5 grandchildren and his 7 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel 16 Shea Pl New Rochelle. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

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