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September 2012

Have Your Say About Transportation In Westchester

September 08, 2012 - 16:09

Fed up with traffic congestion? Have ideas on improving suburban travel?

Come to a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Westchester County Center to discuss these and other Westchester transportation issues and concerns.

The workshop will be conducted by staff of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the region’s coordinating umbrella group for transportation issues, programs and funding.

There will be presentations at 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on transportation issues facing Westchester. There will be small group discussions about various modes of transportation, including mass transit, walking and bicycling.

The comments and suggestions made at this meeting will be used to update a formal blueprint, the Regional Transportation Plan, for transportation in the New York metropolitan region spanning the timeframe from 2015-2040. The plan is updated every four years as required by state and federal regulations.

The next update is expected to be completed by October of 2013.

In addition to the public meeting, comments can be provided through NYMTC’s interactive Web site: http://ideas.nymtc-rtp.org.

Obituary: Janet Lillian Daley (1923 - 2012), Former New Rochelle High School English Teacher

September 08, 2012 - 16:08

Janet Lillian Daley, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family August 30, 2012. She was born on February 27, 1923 in Syracuse, NY to the late Leslie Ward and Ruth Margaret Catherine Jost Hemens.

Janet graduated from Sidney High School in Sidney, NY and Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where she was class valedictorian. She moved to her first teaching job at Jefferson High School in Jefferson, NY where she met and fell in love with Harold Alfred Daley.

After moving to New Rochelle, NY, Harold was assistant principal at New Rochelle High School while Janet stayed home to raise the children. While raising her family she also studied for her Masters Degree and went on to teach English at New Rochelle High School.

After retiring, Harold was offered the position of principal at Robinson School in Puerto Rico, and Janet followed him there where she taught English.

Streambank Stabilization Projects At County Center Complete

September 08, 2012 - 16:07

County Executive Robert P. Astorino will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of two restoration projects designed to ease erosion caused by flooding on the banks of the Bronx River, on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. near the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
“These restoration projects are part of our wide-ranging effort to control stormwater, improve water quality and address the damage caused by flooding in the county,” said Astorino.

Rep. Nita Lowey, who helped secure some of the funding, and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach are among those expected.

The projects are among eight completed and pending projects within the Bronx River Parkway Reservation and three dozen countywide.
The White Plains restoration projects on the east and west banks stabilized embankments and restored wetlands and parkland along the river. The work was financed with a total of $2.4 million in funds from the federal, state and county governments. The Department of Planning worked with other county departments, including Public Works and Transportation, and Parks, Recreation and Conservation, as well as state and federal agencies, to implement the design and construction.

Obituary: Rosann DiDonato (1925 - 2012)

September 08, 2012 - 16:06

Rosann DiDonato, 87, a long time resident of New Rochelle passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.

She was born on September 12, 1925 in New York, NY to Jeremiah G and Anna (Kuhl) Valente. She married Richard DiDonato on May 9, 1948 at St. Catherine's Church in Pelham, NY. Rosann is survived by her loving daughter, Anita of New Rochelle and Weston, Fl and her son, Anthony (Marie) of South Daytona, FL. She was predeceased by her husband Richard and her daughter, Roxanne (Charles) Neumeyer of San Francisco. She is also survived by her beloved grandsons, Anthony and Michael DiDonato of Daytona, FL and Michael Schaublin of Miami, FL and many nieces and nephews.

Rosann was an administrator at Valco Corporation for several years and after raising a family got her Insurance Brokers license. She was an Insurance Broker for over 43 years in Westchester. She was a devout communicant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor for over 50 years.

Obituary: Jean O'Neill (1928 - 2012)

September 08, 2012 - 16:05

Jean O'Neill a longtime resident of New Rochelle died on September 1, 2012. She was 84.

Jean was born on February 19, 1928 in the Bronx to the late James Lawrence and Gertrude (Daly) O'Neill. She worked for many years as a nurse for Doctor's Hospital in NYC. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church.

She is survived by her sister Helen O'Neill and her nephew Vincent Rella and several other nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday 2-6pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

www.lloydmaxcy.com

Severe Weather Threatens New Rochelle and Wider New York Metropolitan Area, Flooding, Tornadoes Possible

September 08, 2012 - 14:50

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High Winds Knocking Down Trees throughout New Rochelle. Trees Falling on Wires, especially North End of New Rochelle. New Rochelle Fire Department is urging caution. Tornado Warnings! Actual Tornado in Brooklyn! Be Careful!!!

Con Edison, as of 4:04 PM ET 4:21 PM ET 7:25 PM ET
Total Con Ed Outages: 72 75 146
Total Customers Effected 341 347 2,424
Westchester Customers Out: 65 59 1002
New Rochelle Customers Out 17 17 0

Loring Avenue 2, Arbor Drive 15

A large branch fell on wire at the corner of Hutchison Boulevard and Cerreta Lane, downing two wires and causing a transformer to explode. The homeowner heard a large explosion and her power went out. A small fire broke out, NRFD, NRPD and Con Ed were called to the scene.

More lines down on Paine Avenue due to tree damage from high winds.

New Rochelle, along with the entire New York Metropolitan area is under a severe weather watch for Saturday September 8, 2012.

URBAN FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN... KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... BRONX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... QUEENS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...

* UNTIL NOON EDT...

* AT 959 AM EDT... A BAND OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WAS STREAMING NORTHWARD FROM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS... HIGHWAYS... STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. MOST FLOODING DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. TURN AROUND AND FIND ANOTHER ROUTE.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF THE FLOODING THREAT INCREASES... OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED

National Weather Service

Forecast Discussion
SPC AC 081247

DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0747 AM CDT SAT SEP 08 2012

VALID 081300Z - 091200Z

...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT FROM
PORTIONS OF CNTRL/ERN NY...ERN PA...CNTRL/SRN VT...SWRN
NH...WRN/CNTRL MA/CT...NERN MD...NJ...AND NRN DE...

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT
FROM THE LOWER GREAT LAKES AND MOST OF NEW ENGLAND SWD INTO THE
CAROLINAS...

--REGIONAL OUTBREAK OF SEVERE STORMS LIKELY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES--

...SYNOPSIS...

EMBEDDED WITHIN A LONGWAVE TROUGH...THE PRIMARY FEATURE OF INTEREST
THIS PERIOD IS A POTENT VORTICITY MAXIMUM AND ASSOCIATED 70-90 KT
MIDLEVEL JET STREAK WHICH WILL PROGRESS FROM THE UPPER OH VALLEY
THROUGH THE NERN STATES. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRECEDE ANOTHER
SUBSTANTIAL VORTICITY MAXIMUM AND ATTENDANT JET STREAK TRANSLATING
EQUATORWARD THROUGH THE UPPER MS VALLEY AND UPPER MIDWEST INTO OH
VALLEY.

IN THE LOW LEVELS...SURFACE CYCLONE OVER SWRN ONTARIO WILL DEEPEN
WHILE DEVELOPING NNEWD INTO QUEBEC. A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL
SURGE EWD THROUGH THE LOWER GREAT LAKES...NEW ENGLAND AND MID
ATLANTIC STATES. THE SWRN EXTENSION OF THE FRONT WILL PROGRESS
SEWD/SWD TO OFF THE SERN ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS...AND INTO THE NRN
FL PENINSULA BY 09/12Z.

...NERN U.S. INTO CAROLINAS...

LATEST NUMERICAL GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
RESPONSE TO ABOVE-MENTIONED SHORTWAVE TROUGH /AS SEEN IN MASS AND
MOISTURE FLUXES AND TIGHTENING HEIGHT GRADIENTS/ WILL DEVELOP FROM
THE LOWER GREAT LAKES THIS MORNING INTO ERN QUEBEC AND NRN NEW
ENGLAND BY AFTERNOON. THE NET RESULT OF THIS PROCESS WILL BE AN
INCREASE IN BOTH LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE /AND RESULTANT INSTABILITY/ AND
VERTICAL SHEAR ACROSS THE MODERATE RISK AREA THROUGH THE PEAK OF THE
DIURNAL HEATING CYCLE.

THE STRONGLY FORCED NATURE OF THIS SYNOPTIC SYSTEM HAS RESULTED IN
REASONABLY GOOD AGREEMENT BY THE CONVECTION-ALLOWING MODELS WITH
REGARD TO STORM EVOLUTION AND DOMINANT MODE. THESE DATA SUGGEST THE
RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND SUBSEQUENT UPSCALE GROWTH OF TSTMS INTO A QLCS
BY LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON FROM CNTRL NY/PA TO NRN VA. THIS
SCENARIO IS GENERALLY SUPPORTED BY THE 12Z BUF/PIT SOUNDINGS WHICH
REVEALED LITTLE OR NO CAP AND AN ALREADY STRONG DEEP-LAYER WIND
FIELD.

BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER
SHOULD YIELD A MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT BY AFTERNOON WITH
MLCAPE RANGING FROM AROUND 1000 J/KG OVER NRN PORTION OF MODERATE
RISK AREA...TO 1500-2000 J/KG IN THE SOUTH. WHEN COUPLED WITH 50-60
KT OF DEEP-LAYER SHEAR...SETUP WILL SUPPORT EMBEDDED BOWING/LEWP
STRUCTURES AND SUPERCELLS. THE OVERALL SYNOPTIC PATTERN SUGGESTS
THE POTENTIAL FOR A SERIAL-TYPE DERECHO EVENT...CHARACTERIZED BY
WIDESPREAD AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WINDS.

TORNADO POTENTIAL WILL BE MAXIMIZED DURING THE MID-LATE AFTERNOON
HOURS FROM NERN PA/NRN NJ NWD INTO THE HUDSON VALLEY/WRN NEW ENGLAND
WHERE THE NRN EXTENSION OF STRONGER INSTABILITY ALIGNS WITH A
CORRIDOR OF ENHANCED LOW-LEVEL SHEAR /I.E. EFFECTIVE SRH VALUES OF
200-300+ M2 PER S2/. THE OVERALL TORNADO THREAT MAY BE MODULATED BY
THE ANTICIPATED LINEAR CONVECTIVE MODE AND ASSOCIATED WITH EMBEDDED
MESOCYCLONES AND SHALLOWER MESOVORTICES.

BOTH VERTICAL SHEAR AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGHER-ORDER STORM MODES
WILL DECREASE WITH SWD EXTENT FROM CNTRL VA INTO THE CAROLINAS.
HOWEVER...THE PRESENCE OF A MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE BOUNDARY
LAYER /I.E. MLCAPE OF 1500-2500 J PER KG/ WILL PROMOTE THE EVOLUTION
OF LINE SEGMENTS AND MULTICELLS ALONG AND AHEAD OF COLD FRONT WITH A
RISK FOR MAINLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

Grave Police Tip Results in Shellfish Snafu in New Rochelle Park

September 07, 2012 - 19:31

ClamDigger 549New Rochelle police got quite a surprise -- and more than a few laughs -- after a serious situation turned comical following an erroneous report of a man digging in Davenport Park. Two witnesses reported a suspicious person at the park and somehow the idea was conveyed that the man was burying a body.

"Two people reported seeing a suspicion person several days ago, maybe as far back as last weekend," said New Rochelle Police Detective Captain Joseph Schaller.

Officers were dispatched to the scene after the call was received. New Rochelle police officers responded in force after the officers observed that soil had been disturbed in area where, according to a tipster, a man was observed the night before. The department's Forensic Unit, the K-9 Unit and the Critical Incident Unit all responded to the scene. In all, over a dozen police officers responded.

Busy Summer at the Maisano Law Office in New Rochelle

September 07, 2012 - 16:12
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Outside of a few vacation days for family trips and events, it was a very busy summer at my law firm, but Labor Day has come and gone, and it is time for a new legal blog post.

Before starting this firm, I worked at two large law firms in Manhattan for about eight years, and while I did have my own clients, I also worked for clients of the firm. Being a solo practitioner is different in that you must not only provide quality and affordable legal services to your clients, you must also attract clients through advertising and promotion of the firm. I have utilized social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Tumblr - along with this blog and my website (www.JamesMaisanoEsq.com), as integral parts of promoting the firm, and I am pleased to report it has been successful to the point that the firm is doing well in its second year, which is why it has been so busy.

So what kinds of legal work have clients brought to my firm recently - here is a brief summary:

Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference Names College of New Rochelle Cross Country Runner Rookie of the Week

September 07, 2012 - 11:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) released its weekly Cross Country awards today and The College of New Rochelle freshman Tayler Fisher (Wilmington, DE/Conrad School of Science) has been named the HVWAC Cross Country Rookie of the Week.

Fisher paced the Blue Angels in their season opener at the Army Open on the challenging West Point Golf Course in West Point, NY. The 5K course, which was extended by a quarter-mile due to course reconstruction, was covered by the freshman in 27:31 in her first collegiate race.

Other schools that competed in the meet were US Military Academy, Ramapo College, Monroe College, US Merchant Marine Academy, SUNY Maritime and City College of New York.

CNR returns to action this weekend at the Purchase College Invitational, to be held on September 8. The race is scheduled to begin at 11:30 AM.

Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference Singles Out College of New Rochelle Volleyball Players

September 07, 2012 - 11:19

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) released its weekly Volleyball awards today and The College of New Rochelle senior libero/setter Kristina Nilaj (Yonkers, NY/Yonkers HS) and freshman setter/outside hitter Cydney House (Dublin, CA/California HS) have been named the HVWAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Nilaj was named to the Kings Point Invitational All-Tournament Team after leading the Blue Angels in kills, assists, and digs over the three matches. The libero/setter averaged 2.4 digs, 2.0 assists, 1.5 kills, 0.3 service aces and 0.2 blocks per set in an outstanding overall performance. Nilaj highlighed her week against Farmingdale State, where the Yonkers, NY senior tallied a match-high 14 digs, a team-high 12 assists and eight kills.

House amassed 1.88 assists, 1.62 digs, 1.00 kills, 0.88 services aces and 0.25 blocks per set over a three match stretch at the Kings Point Invitational at Merchant Marine Academy. In her first collegiate action, the season opener against Farmingdale State, the freshman setter/outside hitter tallied 10 assists, nine digs, a game-high six service aces and five kills.

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