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July 2012

Republican County Legislators Call for Compromise on Child Care Litigation and Funding

July 03, 2012 - 19:38
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(From: www.JimMaisano.wordpress.com)

The Republican members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators are calling on both sides of the pending litigation between four Democrat County Legislators, as plaintiffs, and the Westchester County Executive and Social Service Commissioner, along with the New York State Commissioner for Office of Children and Families, as defendants, to immediately begin meeting to work out a compromise to settle this lawsuit. The Republican Legislators have asked Chairman Ken Jenkins to schedule a Committee of the Whole Meeting and to invite the County Executive and Social Services Commissioner to conduct a discussion on ways to compromise and settle the litigation. The case is currently before Judge Robert Neary, who is expected to make a decision in July. The Republican Legislators also request that the Committee of the Whole discuss how the county will close an anticipated $2.5 million shortfall for child care funding through the end of the year.

Con Edison Statement on Why Union Employees Are Not at Work

July 03, 2012 - 12:12

Con Edison has issued the following statement:

As our contract expiration approached late Saturday night, management asked the union leadership to agree to extend the contract for two weeks.

The union leadership refused.

Management then agreed not to lock union employees out without seven days notice as long as the union agreed not to strike without seven days notice.

The union leadership refused.

On Sunday night, management asked union leadership to allow our employees to return to work immediately with only 72 hours notice of a strike.

The union leadership refused.

These offers are still good.

Advance notice is important so that we can plan for the safe and reliable operation of our complex energy systems. Imagine if a crew working on an outage at your home or business suddenly picked up their tools and left. We owe it to you – our customers – to prepare for any work stoppage. If workers could walk off the job without warning, we would risk disruption to the system and to the reliable service we provide you, our customers.

We need to balance the demands of the union leadership with the needs of our customers.

New Rochelle Community -- Planning Past Should be Prologue

July 02, 2012 - 22:41
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I want to share with you some points I intend to make on July 10 to the Council regarding planning in general and the 1996 Comprehensive Plan in particular.

Today is yet another sad and all too familiar day regarding the Hastie situation in the School Board. I bring this up only from the point of view that the greater majority of citizens have delegated their rights and responsibilities to a small number of community members and this has not turned out well for us as a rule.

It is particularly fitting as we approach Independence Day to recall the sacrifices made by so many Americans in the service of our country. It doesn't end there -- so many members of our community have more than a passing knowledge or involvement in the horrors brought about by the holocaust, the Pearl Harbor aggression, and more recently, the horrific affront caused by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and elsewhere.

New Rochelle Library’s International Music And Dance Series Continues With Middle Eastern Program

July 02, 2012 - 22:30
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Aszmara and Musicians 7 24 12Music and dance of the Middle East will be performed at the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, July 24th, at 7:00 pm, as part of the library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series. The program is geared for families and individuals of all ages.

Aszmara, an internationally-renowned oriental dancer and local belly dance instructor, will present a number of traditional dances with origins in the Middle East. Armenian musicians Haig Manoukian on the oud, Souren Baronain on G-clarinet, and Mal Stein on dumbek, will perform the music for the fully costumed dances, as well as selections of Armenian, Turkish and Arabic traditional and folkloric music.
Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm.

Alice Gallin O.S.U. of New Rochelle Receives Distinguished Women of Achievement Award From The College of New Rochelle

July 02, 2012 - 22:28

Alice Gallin O S U i TmQqrPB XLNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alice Gallin, O.S.U., a graduate of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 74th annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.

Following her undergraduate degree, Sr. Alice earned her Master’s degree from Fordham University while teaching at The Ursuline School and New Rochelle High School. During World War II, she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Military Intelligence Service as a research analyst, then made the decision to enter the religious life as an Ursuline.

She returned to New Rochelle to become a well respected member of the CNR faculty, teaching Modern European History. During this time she earned her Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

College of New Rochelle Bestows Distinguished Women of Achievement Award on CNR Grad

July 02, 2012 - 22:27

Dr Regina Peruggi XLNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Dr. Regina Peruggi McCallion, a graduate of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 74th annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.

Following her undergraduate career where she earned her B.A. in Sociology, Dr. Peruggi McCallion earned her M.A. from New York University and her Ed.D. from Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1974 she was appointed Associate Dean for Adult and Continuing Education. In this role she expanded adult literacy programs as well as programs involving local business, industry and labor unions, and faculty development. From 1990 to 2001, she served as President of Marymount Manhattan College, followed by her position as President of the Central Park Conservancy.

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