May 2012

Obituary: Mary Lisk (1923 - 2012)

May 04, 2012 - 14:25

Mary Elizabeth Lisk, 88, of Danbury, formerly of New Fairfield and New Rochelle, NY, died Wednesday, May 2nd at Glen Hill Care Center. She was the wife of the late Charles Lisk. Born in Webster, MA on June 24, 1923, Mrs. Lisk was a daughter of the late LeeRoy and Lillian Beauregard May. A New Rochelle resident for over 50 years, she was one of the original telephone operators for New York Telephone. In 1963 Mrs. Lisk joined the City of New Rochelle as one of the first woman emergency service dispatchers in the country. She held this position for over 25 years. In New Rochelle she was a previous member of St. Gabriel Church and Holy Family Church. She was also active in the New Fairfield Senior Center. Mrs. Lisk had an amazing sense of humor and generosity of spirit who touched the lives of many people. The perfect grandmother, Mrs. Lisk loved to shop for her entire family. Survivors include her children: Pamela Escott of Danbury, John of West Harrison, NY and Gary and his wife, Mary, of Carmel, NY. Her grandchildren: Mallory, Sarah, Samantha, Matthew, Michael, Thomas and Scott. Her brother: John McDavitt of Brookfield, MA. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

District Court Judge Reaffirms Need for Astorino to Promote Source-of-Income Legislation

May 04, 2012 - 14:23

KenJenkinsStatement from Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) on District Court Judge Denise Cote’s ruling today reaffirming the need for County Executive Robert P. Astorino to promote source-of-income legislation as part of the Fair and Affordable Housing Settlement between Westchester County and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Obituary: Doris MacArthur (1918 - 2012)

May 04, 2012 - 14:23

NewImageDoris E. MacArthur a life long resident of New Rochelle passed away Tuesday April 24, 2012. She was 93 years old. Born in New Rochelle on August 28, 1918 she was the daughter of George D. and Clara McKay Enright. Doris was a graduate of New Rochelle High School and worked in the accounting department and a executive secretary with Lowes International Entertainment Company. She worked for Lowes during the entertainment era when the Red Carpet Premier events took place at the New Rochelle Lowes Theater on Main Street. She retired in 1981 after 38 years of employment. On June 19, 1960 Doris married Donald MacArthur at the Holy Name Of Jesus Church. Donald predeceased her in 1994. She was also predeceased by her brother's Robert in 1935 and Daniel II who was killed on August 4, 1944 while serving his country in the Army. Doris kept very active and involved in her community throughout her years.

Former New Rochelle City Councilman Fran Judge Dies at 80

May 04, 2012 - 14:15

Francis X. Judge, a longtime New Rochelle Resident and former New Rochelle City Councilman, died on April 29, 2012. He was 80. Francis was born on April 6, 1932 in Brooklyn, to the late Francis X. and Anne (Mahoney) Judge. He graduated from Fordham University and New York University School of Dentistry. He received his certification Orthodontics from Columbia University and had a private practice for over 40 years. He served on the New Rochelle City Council for 12 years. Francis was an avid water polo player who won the National Championships twice with his NYAC teammates. He started the water polo program at Fordham University where he went on to coach the team. He was in inducted into the Fordham University Hall of fame in 1985.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino 2012 State of the County Address

May 04, 2012 - 13:42

Welcome to the Central Jury Room here in the Westchester County Courthouse. In a small bit of history, this is the first time the State of the County address is being delivered in this room.

There is no truth to the rumor that the jury room was chosen because I get so many invitations from HUD and the Board of Legislators tomeet them in court.

It is in this room that citizens serve their government each day.

So it is a fitting setting for citizens to hear the annual report on just how well their county government is serving them.

Thanks to our host, the honorable Alan Scheinkman, administrativejudge for the Ninth Judicial District, for making this room available to us.

My governmental responsibility tonight is to report on the state of Westchester County to the Board of Legislators.

Chairman Ken Jenkins, Majority Leader Peter Harckham, Minority Leader Jim Maisano and all of our legislators … thank you for joining me.

Also with us are:

• District Attorney Janet DiFiore
• County Clerk Tim Idoni

Playland Set to Open May 12th

May 03, 2012 - 20:33

The sounds of old-time carousel organ music will waft through the air, the smell of freshly spun cotton candy will abound and the mighty Dragon Coaster will roar in its tracks when Playland Park in Rye hosts its 84th opening day, Saturday, May 12.
The fun gets underway with a parade and entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. and rides opening at noon.

Special opening day admission is $15, which is good for unlimited rides until the park closes at 7 p.m. Admissions go on sale at 10:30 a.m.

The opening celebration begins with strolling entertainment at the Fountain Plaza at 11 a.m., followed by the traditional parade with the Port Chester High School Marching Band accompanied by local dignitaries, staff and Playland’s mascot, Coaster the Dragon.

Grab a seat in front of the Music Tower Theater stage to hear the band Reunion perform hit sounds from the ‘50s,’60s and ‘70s. at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.

New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade Organizers Seeking Organizations to March

May 03, 2012 - 17:46

Peter Parente, Parade Coordinator sends along this message:

If any one would like to participate out the parade ( March with us down North Ave.) as your civic/religious organization,Groups,Business, Team or School please let me know. The attached form MUST be filled out and returned to me ASAP via e-mail or fax @ 203 637 3594. At the bottom of app, please advise us about your group. The TV narrators will explain who you are as you pass the cameras

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me 914 557 5556. If you are already locked on, please disregard.

Feel free to pass this message along to appropriate associates. Theme MUST be patriotic!!! Red, White & Blue!

God Bless America!!! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!!

Participation Application Form (PDF)

SAVE THE DATE: Former Yonkers Councilman to Speak May 22nd in New Rochelle on Forest City/Ratner and Recent Yonkers Public Corruption Trial

May 03, 2012 - 12:22

JohnMurtaghThe New Rochelle Reform Club will host a special forum Wednesday May 22nd featuring former Yonkers City Councilman John Murtagh who will speak and answer questions about his years of experience with Forest City/Ratner, the developer of the proposed Echo Bay Project in New Rochelle, NY.

This is a "can't miss" event for New Rochelle residents concerns about the appalling track record for the Cleveland-based developer whose projects have frequently been the subject of state and federal corruption indictments.

Murtagh will share his unique insights into the business practices of Forest City/Ratner and the implications for New Rochelle in the wake of the City Council's recent 7-0 vote to move forward with an MOU extension for Forest City/Ratner's proposed Echo Bay Development in New Rochelle.

Murtagh opposed the Ridge High project and testified in the public corruption trial of Sandy Annabi and Zehy Jereis where the pair were convicted of bribery and corruption charges.

At the time, Murtagh said that Forest City Ratner has “little or no regard for public opinion", adding “Their entire business model is to exploit every tax loophole and taxpayer-funded subsidy that they can. Promise the world and deliver far less, and do it all by manipulation.”

Zumba® Night! at Trinity Elementary School

May 03, 2012 - 10:37


Please join the PTA 5th Grade Committee as they host a Zumba Night on  Friday, May 4 at 7:30pm in the Trinity school’s gym.

Tickets are $10 Adults; $5 Kids ($3 for each additional child)

All children participating must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will not be distributed. Your name will be checked at the door.

Please plan to arrive at 7pm to fill out a waiver form.

All proceeds will go to the 5th grade graduation.

MOU Approved: Part of Plan for New Rochelle's Echo Bay

May 01, 2012 - 14:12

ForestCityEchoBay 2

Was the unanimous 7-0 New Rochelle City Council vote on the Forest City Residential proposal for Echo Bay a Hail Mary pass? While development in New Rochelle is not a football game, only the next nine months will tell whether all the needed information can be assembled. Forest City Residential's new MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was reduced from the originally proposed 18 months to nine months. During this time the City will receive environmental and financial analysis from the developer, but possibly not the Final Draft Environmental Impact Statement(DEIS). In the next month the City will request proposals for adaptive reuse of the Armory.