July 2012

New Rochelle Library Celebrates Centennial of the New York-Westchester-Boston Railway

July 01, 2012 - 17:13

NYWB StillwellCoach A once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Celebration of the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway will be held in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Saturday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, followed by a bus tour of NYW&B Railway sites, which will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Author and event organizer Otto Vondrak will be joined by other railroad enthusiasts and historians in presenting interesting exhibits and slide shows that will explore the mystery and intrigue surrounding the construction, operation, and eventual decline of this state-of-the-art rapid transit railway.

Con Edison Locks Out Workers, Union President Says

July 01, 2012 - 13:43

Image001 Harry J. Farrell, President of Local 1-2, has announced as of 2 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012 Con Edison has locked out its workers who are members of Local 1-2, NY, Utility Workers Union of America.

Allan Drury, Public Affairs Manager for Con Ed, sent Talk of the Sound a document showing that Con Edison offered to continue the labor contract until July 14 while talks continued. The company’s representative, Mary Adamo, signed it. The union president declined.

Con Ed Agreement

"Our offer still stands," said Drury. "If the union agreed to extend the contract, we would welcome our employees back immediately."

Police Officer Kenneth Hudson Honored by New Rochelle Police Department for Hazardous Traffic Infractions

July 01, 2012 - 08:52

KennethHudsonPolice Officer Kenneth Hudson was appointed to the Department in August 1999, and is currently assigned to the Police Services Division's Traffic Unit. He is the recipient of the Police Commissioner's Award, one Class C Citation, one Commendation Award, a Three-Year Perfect Attendance Award and the Life Saver of the Year Award in 2001. Officer Hudson is described by his supervisors as being a conscientious, hardworking officer. He consistently displays excellent skills, attitude, appearance and performance during the completion of his duties. In November, he issued 54 moving violation summonses related directly to hazardous traffic infractions. He is particularly perceptive to motorists who pass stopped school buses. During 2011 he issued 65 traffic summonses for this particularly dangerous violation. For his performance, Police Officer Kenneth Hudson was designated Officer of the Month for November 2011.