August 2012

Playland Audit Advances with Board of Legislators’ Committee Approval

August 23, 2012 - 17:18

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- A resolution for an independent audit of Playland, the 280-acre amusement park and beach facility owned and operated by Westchester County, received approval today by the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Government Operations Committee and will now be set for a full vote at the BOL’s next regular meeting on September 10.

The resolution, which was supported only by the Democratic legislators on the committee, authorizes BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) to employ an independent financial firm to audit and review the actual revenues and expenses of Playland along with the current procedures in place to ensure proper and accurate compilation of the data; and instructs the Budget Director and the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to provide the professional auditors with all information and documentation requested.

Obituary: John Moseley (1930 - 2012)

August 23, 2012 - 17:16

John Moseley, John Marcellus "Bumpsy," 82, departed this life August 17, 2012 in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was predeceased in death by his parents, William Thomas and Charlotte Graham Moseley; brothers, William Thomas and Daniel Webster Moseley; sister, Margaret M. Poindexter Norrell and Mary Elizabeth Moseley. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Gussie; daughter, Dannette M. Gates (Edward); grandson, Edward Gates Jr.; nieces, Elsie M. Hardwicke (John) and Margaret P. Howlette; sister-in-law, Elsie M. Moseley; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves a host of friends including classmates from the 1949 graduating class of Armstrong High School.

Remains rest at the Chiles' Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon followed by graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. Grady W. Powell, pastor, in residence of Garland Baptist Church will preside.

Obituary: Andrew Rose (1922 - 2012) U.S. Navy Sailor in WWII

August 23, 2012 - 17:10

Andrew F. Rose, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2012.

He was born on March 27, 1922 to Samuel and Mary Rose. He served in the Navy on PT boats in the South Pacific for 30 months during WWII, and later in life became a member of the PT Boats. Inc. He worked as a furniture refinisher for over 40 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Kelly) Rose. He is also survived by his devoted children Susan, Andrew Jr., (Pamela) and Richard (Louise) and his cherished grandchildren, Andrew J. (Kristen), Kaitlin, Marie, Jaclyn, Richard and Andrew III. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Edward and Lawrence.

Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle where a funeral service will be held on Friday 10am. Interment private. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Alzheimer's Association .

Fast Action by Fire Department Protects Main Street Stores and Tenants

August 23, 2012 - 17:07

Variety Store 530 Main Street

A fire in the basement of Main Street’s New Rochelle Variety Store was quickly extinguished by the fast-acting New Rochelle Fire Department, recognizing the potential for disaster. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, New Rochelle fire fighters received the emergency call and arrived within approximately three minutes at the four story building at 530 Main Street, saving the building and the commercial businesses located there. The merchant was present and able to give fire fighters quick basement access via a doorway.

Typical fires occurring at five and dime type retail stores can rapidly grow out of control due to the diverse types and volume of inventory within the building. Such stores carry a high volume of varied paper and plastic goods, petroleum based products and cleaning solutions, all which are highly flammable and toxic when burned. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a simple living room fire can reach 2,000°F in less than three minutes.

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August 23, 2012 - 16:46

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Westchester Legislators Chairman Jenkins Faults Astorino for Misstatements in Press Release

August 23, 2012 - 14:50

KenJenkinsWHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) vowed yesterday to appeal the decision by Westchester County Supreme Court Judge Robert A. Neary to dismiss the Democratic BOL leaders’ child care subsidy lawsuit against County Executive Robert P. Astorino, and remarked, “It’s important to keep fighting for the people of this county who need our support, and so we will.”

Jenkins renewed his vow today in light of misstatements included in a press release issued by Astorino, which wrongly attributed to the court several decisions and determinations about the child care subsidy conflict.

Little Interest in New Tappan Zee Bridge in New Rochelle

August 22, 2012 - 20:41

TBZ Meeting at Iona 541

The Romita Auditorium at Iona College's Ryan Library was largely empty last Thursday for a community meeting organized by Governor Cuomo's Tappan Zee Bridge team. Former News 12 anchor Brian Conybeare now Special Advisor to the Governor for the New Tappan Zee Bridge emceed the event. Robert Conway, Senior Vice President of AKRF Enviornmental Planning and Engineering Consultants joined Conybeare on the panel.

The slide presentation can be viewed here.

Woman Knocked Unconscious Crossing Street in Downtown New Rochelle

August 22, 2012 - 19:39

A reader sent along these photos of the emergency response after a woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Division Street in downtown New Rochelle last Friday.

The woman was reported to have been unconscious. She was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition.