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July 2012

Former Iona College President Resigns from Fordham University Administrative Position in Wake of Child-Sex Abuse Lawsuit

July 21, 2012 - 03:17
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Brother+LigouriRev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University issued a statement today announcing the resignation of Br. James A. Liguori from the position of Associate Vice President and Executive Director for Fordham Westchester. Fordham University is a Catholic University run by the The Society of Jesus, the order of Jesuit priests.

The resignation came a day after an announcement on a web site operated by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) that a California man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Brother James A. Liguori, C.F.C., Ed.D in 1969 when the boy at a Cardinal Farley Military Academy in in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The school was run by the Irish Christian Brothers, a New Rochelle-based Catholic religious order.

Brother Liguori is a member of the Irish Christian Brothers. For 17 years, up until 2011, he served as President of Iona College.

"The City of New Rochelle Selling yet another poorly maintained building?

July 20, 2012 - 15:57

95Lincoln

Are we selling off yet another City Owned Property that has been poorly managed and cared for, for how much and why?

I didn’t even realize it was owned by the city. There is some great work going on in that area and I sure hope this is part of the plan and we see the true value for that property.

I saw this today when I received an e-mail from the city because I have subscribed to Current Bids & RFPs on www.newrochelleny.com which sends out updates and new items. If you go to the city web site you can sign up to get information sent to you on several different items. Just go to the city site and click on the "Notify Me" heading on the lower left hand side of the page and you can sign on to receive e-mails on many different important things going on in the city.I see these things because I subscribe. What about the citizens that don't. We need to develope a better way to let the community know what is being done with our tax dollars.

Former Iona College President Brother James Liguori Named in Child Sex Abuse Suit

July 19, 2012 - 20:24
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Brother+Ligouri A California man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Brother James A. Liguori, C.F.C., Ed.D in 1969 when the boy at a Cardinal Farley Military Academy in in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The school was run by the Irish Christian Brothers, a New Rochelle-based Catholic religious order.

Brother Liguori is a member of the Irish Christian Brothers. For 17 years, up until 2011, he served as President of Iona College. He is currently an Associate Vice President at Fordham University where he serves as the Executive Director for Westchester. Fordham is a Catholic University run by the The Society of Jesus, the order of Jesuit priests.

Echo Bay Youth Blues Festival Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Submitted by Incoming Tide on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:35

Wildcliff is host to the Echo Bay Youth Blues Festival in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Musicians under 18 years take the stage all weekend.

The Youth Arts Forum a 501(c)3 organization produces regional concerts with youngsters ranging from 12 to 17 years of age. The weekend at Wildcliff Sculpture Garden is filled with musicians ranging from alternative rock, blues, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. Proceeds from event are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Here is a partial list of the youngsters who will participate in this amazing weekend: Featured Artist: Alex Shaw, Brittneyann Accetta, Brandon Bailey, Jon Capriotti,Chelsea Cavanaugh, Cal Kehoe, Whitney Kelly, Nikolas Killa, Christopher McGinnis, Emma Petts, TJ Prodigy, Bryan Schwab, and Chris United.

Former New York State Assemblyman Ron Tocci Appears in Project Veritas Video Mocking Obama "Green Jobs" Stimulus Programs

July 18, 2012 - 18:39
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The unedited video is embedded after the jump.

Project Veritas, the group headed by James O'Keefe and known for undercover video operations on ACORN, NPR and voter fraud, has released today a new video on stimulus-funded "Green jobs" that features New Rochelle residents Anthony Tocci, business manager for Laborers International Union - Local 601, and his brother, former New York Assemblyman Ron Tocci. Also in the video is John Hutchings, a member of the Broome County legislature.

A time stamp on the video indicated the video was shot on May 4, 2009. Reached for comment by Talk of the Sound, Ron Tocci said the video was shot a couple of months ago.

Tocci said they agreed to the meeting as a courtesy at the request of a contact in New Jersey. Tocci said that none of the labor representatives took the pair of "kids" seriously.

New Rochelle City Council Approves Extension for Iona Dormitories

July 18, 2012 - 17:44
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IonaCollege

Last night in a 7-0 Vote the New Rochelle City Council vote to extend the “Waiver” for the 150 students in the North Avenue Dorms. To City Council it sounded like the committee process was moving along and should be given a chance to work. There were several members that didn’t seem to want to go for the full five years. The neighbors would agree. They would have rather seen the extension only for another year so they could see the final plan. Once a plan is shown, then a discussion could be had about a further “Waiver extension” going forward.

Please, it is not about the 150 students! The neighbors realize this is not a process that can be completed over night. But it should be more forth coming with time lines and holding Iona College and The City Council accountable. Right now they write the rules and change them as needed, as is their right under their personal CR1 Zoning. The neighbors are unhappy about the situations that continue to resurface time and again with Iona College asking for changes and extensions with little to no push back from The City Council or Planning Board. Iona College has not just started this process; they have some goal or objective in sight. They just aren’t saying.

GreeNR Tip of the Week

July 18, 2012 - 10:15

Recycle Political Campaign Signs

During the political season campaign signs are everywhere; on lawns, businesses and anywhere someone may accidentally view them. They have a very short lifespan and for the most part are thrown away. This clever NR resident has found a way to extend their use so I am awarding her the NR GreeNR Award!

 

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New Rochelle Cooling Center to Open for Seniors Seeking Relief

July 17, 2012 - 19:30

To offer relief from the oppressive heat predicted for today and tomorrow, the Hugh Doyle Senior Center on 94 Davis Avenue will offer extended hours as a Cooling Center on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 from 8 AM – 6 PM. The New Rochelle Public Library will also be open Tuesday from 9AM- 8PM and from Wednesday 10 AM-6PM.

When summer temperatures rise, residents are reminded to avoid strenuous activity, especially outdoors; dress in light color clothing; drink lots of water and eat light meals with fruits and vegetables. For further information on the Cooling Center, contact the Hugh Doyle Senior Center at 235-2363.

Iona Men’s Basketball Announces Monumental Recruiting Class

July 17, 2012 - 19:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess announced his 2012 recruiting class. One of the largest classes in NCAA Division I, nine new student-athletes will perform for the Maroon & Gold this fall.

The new Iona nine replace six graduating seniors and two transfers. The Gaels had an open scholarship during the 2011-12 campaign.

"We're extremely excited for this monumental class this fall," said Cluess. "The nine student-athletes are all tailored for our system here at Iona. The class consists of two freshmen, three sophomores, three juniors and a senior and will provide solid class balance with our three returning seniors and one returning junior."

"All but two of these young men are attending summer session classes and we're grateful for them to be able to take advantage of the NCAA's new summer practice rules,” Cluess added. “We are also preparing for a Labor Day weekend trip to Canada with our entire team and look forward to competing in several exhibitions while training for the upcoming season."

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