October 2012

Our Lord of Miracles Procession Oct 28th 130PM

October 22, 2012 - 14:44


On Sunday October 28th, a procession celebrating Our Lord of Miracles (in Spanish: Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas) will be commence from Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle (Centre Avenue) at 1:30 p.m.. Our Lord of Miracle is an image painted of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru. It is the main Catholic festivity in Peru and one of the biggest processions around the world. Here in New Rochelle celebrations have occurred for several years either from Saint Gabriel’s RC and now Blessed Sacrament. After the large Mexican community, Peruvians comprised the second largest Spanish-speaking community in New Rochelle – note the many Peruvian restaurants El Tumi, Lineas de Nazca, Brisas, and Cholo’s.

NAACP Candidate Forum 2012 in New Rochelle on Tuesday October 16

October 22, 2012 - 13:03

A full house was on hand as thee NAACP New Rochelle Branch held its annual candidate forum at 95 Lincoln in New Rochelle, NY. Event organization Mark McLean served as debate moderator. The main event was a debate between Bob Cohen and George Latimer who are running for the 37th State Senate District to replace the Suzi Oppenheimer who is not seeking re-election. The undercard featured Steve Otis and Bill Villanova who are running for the 88th State Assembly district vacated by Latimer. Also on hand were State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins both of whom are running unopposed.

NAACP Candidate Forum 2012 Cohen v Latimer

NAACP Candidate Forum 2012 Otis v Villanova

NAACP Candidate Forum 2012 Amy Paulin

The College of New Rochelle Presents Two Major Lectures by Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan President Emeritus, Georgetown University

October 21, 2012 - 23:21

O Donovan 1NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle Office of Mission and Identity is honored to present two major lectures by Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. President Emeritus, Georgetown University, in the months of November and December.

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All Saints Day) Father O’Donovan will talk on “Karl Rahner and All the Saints.”

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, he will focus on “Prepare the Way of the Lord: John the Baptist as a Model for Christian Life Today.”

Both lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Romita Auditorium in the Mooney Center on the Main Campus of the College.

The College Of New Rochelle Hosts Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day For High School Girls

October 20, 2012 - 23:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle (CNR) School of Arts & Sciences Mathematics Department will host its annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on its Main Campus in New Rochelle.

According to Dr. Michelle Merriweather, Associate Professor of Mathematics at CNR, “As a women's college we not only encourage women to study math and science, we provide them ample opportunity to become excited about their future careers in these fields through individualized career counseling, course structures and conference attendance. Students, professors and college resources become a team to guide each student to the fields that best suit their talents and interests. Coursework and additional opportunities outside the classroom are provided to enrich students' learning and prepare them for their future.”

This special event at The College of New Rochelle, sponsored by Con Edison, will feature math and science sessions, a problem solving contest and a career panel of professional women who demonstrate how math can be an intriguing and financially rewarding career choice.

Obituary:Aileen Rallis (1938 - 2012)

October 20, 2012 - 18:36

Aileen Rallis of New Rochelle formerly of Larchmont passed away October 19, 2012 at the age of 74. Born January 24, 1938 in Manchester England to Arthur and Lillian Edwards Williams. Aileen was a homemaker and wife of 49 years to Stacy Rallis. The beloved mother of Darryl (wife Patricia) Rallis, and Elsie (husband Joseph) Glaser, devoted sister of Olwen Johnson, Lynda Sullivan and Jennifer Morley and cherished grandmother of Luke, Christian, Kayla, Hannah and Isabelle. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home 767 East Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck where funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Committal will be private. For more information or to place an online condolence, visit

Obituary: Lucy Guido (1922 - 2012)

October 20, 2012 - 18:35

Lucy Guido of New Rochelle, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012 with her family at her side. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922 to John and Josephine (Pascutti) Sarachelli in Tarrytown, NY. She was married to Frank Guido who predeceased her in 1970. She is survived by her children, Grace (PJ) Nappi, Roberta Yackira, Carol (Dan) Vallario. She was predeceased by her son, John (Maureen) Guido and Marie (Joseph) Lanza. She had 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Theresa Guadagno and a brother, Angelo Sarachelli. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at N. Cancro Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice .

Leg. Maisano's Contentious Thursday at Westchester County Office Building

October 20, 2012 - 17:33

Friends often say that politics seems to defy common sense. On Thursday, I spent the day at the Westchester Board of Legislators (BOL) involved in debates that most people would view as easily solvable, but unfortunately, the injection of politics, inflexibility and partisan maneuvering threatened important decision-making.

Debate One - Press Conference on 2013 County Budget:

The Westchester County government has outstanding employees. I have always been impressed with their hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, during the past two budget cycles, the slow economy, decreasing revenues and increasing costs have caused the County Executive (CE) and BOL to consider layoffs to balance the budget. Through hard work on those budgets, we cut costs and avoided layoffs by reducing the size of our workforce by not filling vacancies.

New York State Comptroller Develops Fiscal Stress Monitoring System for Local Governments

October 20, 2012 - 17:04

New York communities are facing hard times. Many are struggling to do more with less. Most have been substantially impacted by revenue shortfalls since the onset of the Great Recession. There are no quick fixes. It's time for an honest conversation about the numbers. Comptroller DiNapoli's early warning system will help the public and local officials do just that.

Fiscal Stress Score will be determined for all municipalities and school districts.

Port Chester Struggling with Sewer Fee Concept Proposed for New Rochelle by Mayor Bramson

October 19, 2012 - 18:26

Org third man13711Leah Rae of the Journal News is reporting that Port Chester officials are finding it is not a simply matter to charge residents a sewer fee. New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson is seeking to institute a similar fee in New Rochelle.

New Port Chester sewer fee delayed by legal hurdle

Rae reports that like New Rochelle, sewer costs were paid by the City as part of the overall municipal budget. The latest idea in municipal finance, driven by Andrew Cuomo's Property Tax Cap (actually, a law to cap property tax growth at 2% or the rate of inflation), is to shift municipal costs out of the budget, supported primarily by property taxes, and into fees which can be assessed non-profits and other businesses and residents that do not pay property taxes.

Like New Rochelle, Port Chester gets its water from a Suez/United Water subsidiary company.

Register Now for Annual Halloween Bash, Children ages 2-6 welcome for a” Spooktacular” time!

October 18, 2012 - 22:03

HalloweenThe Youth Council of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, Office for the Aging, and New Rochelle Parks & Recreation will sponsor its annual “Halloween Bash” on Wednesday, October 31st from 5-7PM. This special evening is for children ages 2-6 and will be held at the Hugh Doyle Center, 94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805.

Admission is one canned good which will go towards our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. First come, first served basis. Music will be provided as well as pumpkin gathering, face painting, games, costume contest, raffles, crafts, painting, storytelling, and much more.

For registration or additional information, please contact Michelle Oliveros, Senior Youth Worker, at (914) 654-2048, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm; or via email at [email protected]. The deadline for pre-registration is October 26, 2012.