August 2012

Astorino Joins Westchester Independent Living Center To Help Launch La Fuente Website

August 21, 2012 - 21:47


WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) today to officially launch La Fuente, a new website and coalition of service providers devoted to helping Spanish-speaking residents gain access to information about jobs and health benefits, social services, and education opportunities.

“It is so vitally important that Westchester’s growing Hispanic community has access to the information it needs,” Astorino said. “La Fuente will complement the county’s efforts to better serve our vibrant Hispanic population.”

Court Throws Out Westchester County Legislators’ Lawsuit Challenging Day Care Funding

August 21, 2012 - 21:41

RobAstorino.jpgA state Supreme Court justice on Monday dismissed in its entirety a lawsuit brought by some members of the county Board of Legislators who challenged the right of the Astorino Administration to set the contribution levels for families enrolled in the county’s non-mandated, subsidized day care program.

In a 20-page decision handed down Monday, Justice Robert A. Neary rejected a case brought by several Democratic members of the Board of Legislators, including Chairman Ken Jenkins, challenging the authority of Commissioner of Social Services Kevin McGuire to raise parent contributions in order to keep the day care program solvent.

Women's Soccer Players Score Points With The Community

August 21, 2012 - 20:45

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Saturday, August 18, the Monroe Mustangs women's soccer team took time out from their busy preseason schedule to lend the community a helping hand. In conjunction with Richmond Community Services in Yonkers, sixteen Mustang players helped transport disabled young adults and adults to nearby Untermyer Park so they could enjoy a lovely summer concert. This is part of head coach Jonathan Garbar's ongoing efforts to broaden the team experience to more than just what takes place on the field and in the classroom.

"We have a group of healthy, intelligent and strong young women who can and should do a lot in our community," Coach Garbar said. "It's an honor and a duty to work alongside others who we can support and learn from at the same time.”

Some of the players had done community service before coming to Monroe and some had not. But without exception, they were enthusiastic about helping wheelchair-bound people get to and from the park and sit with them so they could make the most of the fresh air and the Evening of Italian Culture featuring Adesso, which was co-sponsored and planned in collaboration with the Yonkers Columbus Day Celebration Committee.

Obituary: Richard Reisman (1925 - 2012) Loyal Inn Bartender, Marine, Saw Combat in the Pacific During WWII

August 21, 2012 - 19:41

Richard Reisman of New Rochelle, formerly of the Bronx, died on August 19, 2012. He was 87 years old. Born in Mount Vernon on June 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Edward and Rose Lucchini Reisman. His mother operated the popular "Miss Rose's School of Music and Dance" in the Bronx for many years. After attending public schools in Mount Vernon, he graduated from Evander Childs High School in 1943. Upon graduation, he immediately enlisted in he U.S. Marine Corps and joined his two older brothers who had already gone off to serve in the South Pacific. He engaged in active combat at the Battle of Peleliu in 1944. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal. In later years, he was a member of the Westchester County Marine Corps League. For many years, he was the manager and bartender at the Loyal Inn Bowling Alley in Larchmont, and later managed the Beach Shop on the Boardwalk at Rye Playland.

He was beloved by four nephews and nine grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and William.

Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawhtorne, NY. Arrangements by Romano Family Funeral Home.

Car Rolls Over On Snake Hill In New Rochelle

August 21, 2012 - 18:01

Pintard Rollover Montage

A car rolled over onto it's roof around 110 pm Tuesday afternoon in front of 83 Pintard Avenue. New Rochelle Police received multiple calls about the accident.

The driver of the car was able to get out of the car before New Rochelle first responders arrived on the scene. There was a minor injury according to New Rochelle police who are investigating the accident.

Residents in the areaa have been complaining for years about speeding on Pintard Avenue.

"Perhaps now they will listen", said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.

A.G. Schneiderman Lauds New York's Online Voter Registration System

August 20, 2012 - 17:29

Schneiderman profileNEW YORK, NY -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today lauded Governor Cuomo’s plan to allow online voter registration in New York State. Today’s announcement comes in the wake of a decision by Pennsylvania officials to cancel plans to allow online voter registration and online absentee ballot application this year in that state.

New Rochelle Teen Kicks Out Police Car Window (NSFW Video)

August 20, 2012 - 15:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle police have filed multiple criminal charges against Siarah Sutton, 18, after she kicked out the window of a New Rochelle Police patrol car. Sutton had been taken into custody last Wednesday at her home in the Halcyon Park neighborhood of New Rochelle following reports of a burglary at the two-family house on Howard Parkway.

Sutton was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, a felony, Assault in the 2nd degree, a felony, Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, a misdemeanor, and Harassment in the 2nd Degree, a violation.

Police received a report of a burglary at a residence on Howard Parkway in New Rochelle, NY shortly before 8 p.m. on August 15th. A resident at that location told police that a television set and a Playstation gaming console was missing from the room of an 11-year old girl residing in the house.

A confrontation took place inside the home between the police and Siarah Sutton at which point Sutton was taken into custody.

Serious Assault Centre Avenue and Huguenot Street New Rochelle

August 19, 2012 - 08:49

New Rochelle Police responded to a fight at 324 Huguenot street around 330 am sunday morning.

Police arrived on scene to find a person bleeding on the corner of centre ave and huguenot street.

Police questioned people in the area but found no one that did the crime and the person that was assaulted was not cooperating with police.

The victim then had a change of heart and gave police a description of the suspect who was then stopped by police on main street near maple avenue.

A drive by ID was preformed and the male suspect was then handcuffed and put into a rear of a New Rochelle Police car.

New Rochelle fire department was on scene to perform a wash down of blood on the sidewalk.

New Rochelle Council Considers Two Plans to Restore Armory

August 18, 2012 - 17:19

After years of patiently waiting, the residents of New Rochelle have been presented with two ambitious plans to restore their Main Street Armory for public use. The proposals were presented at the August 7, 2012 City Council meeting. .One plan was proposed by the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Society and the Save Our Armory Committee along with the New Rochelle Opera. The other plan was presented by Good Profits, which is interested in sustainability development.