July 2012

New Rochelle Police Tactical Units Respond to Siege on Neptune Avenue, Meat Cleaver Victim "Vinnie Limo" Arrested

July 27, 2012 - 18:11

VinnieLimoSeige 540Vincent "Vinnie Limo" Zarcone, 45, of 70 Neptune Avenue in New Rochelle, NY was arrested by New Rochelle police after a domestic dispute turned into a siege situation at Zarcone's residence. Family members living at the house say that Zarcone began smashing items in the house including his wife's cell phone.

A family member who declined to be identified stated that Zarcone's wife had a restraining order against Zarcone.

The siege incident day began sometime around 1:30 p.m. New Rochelle Police Department set up a perimeter, blocking off Neptune Avenue at the intersection of Pelham Road and other other end of Neptune Avenue towards Elm Street.

Family members told New Rochelle police detectives that Zarcone entered the house at 70 Neptune Avenue and began breaking items in the home including a cellular phone.

New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick J. Carroll came to the scene, remaining until after Zarcone was taken away in a police cruiser.

9B2BF9E7-3C32-4827-8432-D5D533118F14.jpgNeighbors tell Talk of the Sound that the house has been responded at least twice in the past year including as recently as last week. One neighbor said that members of the "Hell's Angels" motorcycle gang came to collect money they claimed they were owed by Zarcone.

Vincent "Vinnie Limo" Zarcone is well known to Talk of the Sound readers for a 2009 Meat Cleaver attack in which Zarcone's hand was nearly severed at the wrist by Christopher Calise and Maurice Mann

According to the Westchester County District Attorney on June 7th, 2009, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Calise and an accomplice, Maurice Mann, went to the Sound Shore Fishing Club on Union Avenue in New Rochelle and asked the victim to come outside to speak with them.

Once outside, Calise demanded money from the victim, who denied owing Calise any money.

Iona College Men's Basketball Recruit Shot and Killed in Chicago

July 27, 2012 - 15:47

MichaelHaynesNEW ROCHELLE, NY - Michael Haynes, a 6-7 forward from Chicago, IL who signed with the Iona College men’s basketball program for the 2012-13 season, was shot and killed on Thursday evening. He was 22 years old.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Haynes was shot dead while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home. Police said he was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back about 5:10 pm in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue. Acquaintances dropped him off at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was declared dead about 6:25 pm, the newspaper added.

“The Iona family is devastated with the news on Michael’s passing,” said head coach Tim Cluess. “His passion, energy and excitement for his opportunity this year makes this tragedy even more upsetting. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

A Strong Musical Line-Up for Wildcliff Sculpture Garden

Submitted by Incoming Tide on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:16

The saying ‘hotter than July’ is directly related to the open air music now playing at the Wildcliff Sculpture Garden. Performances with gentle breezes and a picturesque waterfront backdrop, create the perfect setting for listening to music.

Starting Saturday July 28th through Tuesday July 31st you can catch New York’s stellar jazz, contemporary and classical performers all on one stage. Act now and purchase 3 concerts for the price of $30.

Join us for jazz on Saturday 7pm with Tom Guarna, Helen Sung, Danton Boller, Aaron Kimmel. On Sunday at 4pm, singer, songwriter and guitarist Alex Berne will take the stage singing his English and Spanish contemporary compositions. And back again on Tuesday 7pm is our favorite flutist Pamela Sklar performing with Andrew Bolotowsky and Donald Venezia. For more information contact us at [email protected].

New Rochelle Artist Colony

July 25, 2012 - 16:34


“Toast of The Town"
Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederic Remington, and the Artists of New Rochelle.”
~ On view through October 27th ~

Ten years ago this show of evocative works by the Art Colony of New Rochelle during the 1910’s, 1920’s and 1930’s helped remind the country of a once vibrant source of story telling in America, before the age of radio and television.

Unfortunately, very few people in New Rochelle, where all of this art was created, had a chance to view that outstanding exhibit. Unless of course they decided to drive the two and a half hours to Stockbridge, Mass. on a fall weekend, and pay the admission price to The Norman Rockwell Museum to see it.

In 1913 at the age of nineteen, after studying at the newly formed Art Students League in Manhattan, Norman Rockwell settled down in New Rochelle with his first real job; Art editor of “Boy’s Life”.

Obituary: Keith M. Morris (1981 - 2012)

July 25, 2012 - 16:21

Keith M. Morris, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on July 23, 2012. He was 30.

Keith was born on September 29, 1981 in New Rochelle, to Stephen and Linda (Iaccino) Morris. He was a firefighter for the New Rochelle Fire Department for over eight years. In addition to his parents, Stephen and Linda, Keith is survived by his brother Drew and his sister Shae; his paternal grandmother Jeanne Morris and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 5-9 p.m. at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday 9:30 am at Holy Name Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to “Butterflies from Jodie”, the Jodie Torigian Charitable Fund, 31 President Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Obituary: Susan E. Motisi (1951 - 2012)

July 25, 2012 - 16:11

Susan Motisi a lifelong resident of New Rochelle died on July 24, 2012. She was 61.

Susan was born on June 8, 1951 in New Rochelle to the late George and Kathleen (McKenna) Kelly. She worked as a supervisor for the Westchester Board of Elections.

She is survived by her beloved husband Sal, whom she married November 26, 1972; her two loving children Meegan and Justin; her siblings Mary Bruno, John Kelly and Kathleen Pascuzzi. She was predeceased by her brother George Kelly. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday 9:30 am at Holy Name Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.

128 Westchester Firefighters Graduate

July 25, 2012 - 15:57

Volunteer FF1 Graduation July 2012 pix 2One hundred twenty-eight firefighters from 41 volunteer fire departments in Westchester were honored at a graduation ceremony Thursday night at the Department of Emergency Services in Valhalla.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Commissioner John M. Cullen of the Department of Emergency Services congratulated the graduates for successfully completing the rigorous Firefighter I and Firefighter Survival training and thanked them for their service to their communities.

“Obviously it takes a great deal of special knowledge to be a firefighter,” Astorino told the graduates. “More importantly, it takes a special kind of person: the kind of person who puts his neighbors and community first; the kind of person who puts himself or herself in harm’s way to save life and property.”

He praised the volunteers for making time in their busy lives to complete their training and serve in their local fire department.

Republican Legislators Call on Democrats to Stop Misleading the Public Through Partisan Attacks

July 25, 2012 - 15:50


The Republican members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BoL) are expressing serious concerns over the continued inaccurate and inflammatory statements from the Democrats on the BoL. A press release that was distributed by the Democrats on Thursday, July 19 was full of misrepresentations and unfounded accusations. The Republicans would like to correct the public record.

First Mosquito Batches in Westchester Test Positive for West Nile Virus

July 25, 2012 - 15:50

The first mosquito batches this year in Westchester to test positive for West Nile Virus have been identified in Mamaroneck. The batches had been collected by Westchester County Health Department staffers in Mamaroneck and sent to the New York State Department of Health for testing. So far this year, there have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Westchester County. Positive mosquito pools have already been found in Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties and in Queens and on Staten Island.

Last year, 32 positive mosquito batches were found in Westchester County, with the first batch identified in early August, and three human cases of West Nile virus were reported.