November 2012

Long Lines For Voting In New Rochelle

November 06, 2012 - 11:52

I got to the polling place at the New Rochelle Public Library at 6:00am to find people already in line to vote in district 19.IMG 4612 I was number 9 to vote.The woman and men working there were very helpful and gave out a lot of useful information on how to vote using the new machines.
When i left there were more than 15 people waiting to vote in the lobby of the building.IMG 4613
This was the most people i had seen out this early to vote in my 28 years of voting.

Why the Race for 37th State Senate District Is So Vital to New Rochelle's Future

November 05, 2012 - 08:54

Dear Friends & Neighbors:

I hope you and everyone you know and love is safe after the devastating effects of Sandy. While the storm was tough on New Rochelle, it is very sad to see how many others in NYC and NJ were hit much harder than us. Let’s hope everyone in our community is restored to power as quickly as possible, and our thoughts and prayers are with all those in our region devastated by this terrible storm.

Despite the storm, Election Day is still this Tuesday, and I want you to know why the race for the 37th State Senate District is so vital to New Rochelle’s future.

New Rochelle Bartender Threatens Revoluion

November 04, 2012 - 01:27

The Journal News' Phil Reisman ponders the decision of Nyack to ban booze after 10:00 p.m. New Rochelle's own James O'Toole opines:

Dunne’s Pub in White Plains is a classic corner bar. James O’Toole, the bartender, told me that business has spiked since Sandy.

“You know what’s happening?” he bellowed over the din. “People are just walking down the hill — they’re coming to the place just to get a buzz on so they can go to sleep because there’s no TV, no nothing.

“They’re going stir crazy. So what do you do? You gotta have a drink and get something to eat.”

O’Toole said a temporary alcohol ban would not be tolerated on this side of the river. “If they did that here, there would be a revolution,” he said.

Westchester County Probation Department Keeping Sex Offenders Off The Street For Halloween

November 01, 2012 - 00:03

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- For the 8th year, Probation Department program will be protecting young trick or treaters
Even with Sandy, this event will go on

When it comes time for trick-or-treaters to be knocking on doors tonight, local sex offenders will once again be attending an anti-violence, victim impact program designed to keep them off the streets.

Over 160 registered and non-registered sex offenders on probation in Westchester County have received special “invitations” requiring them to attend an educational program at the County Courthouse between 6-9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 31.

The offenders will hear vivid accounts of the kinds of devastation perpetrated on children and see how those acts can reverberate through a victim’s life.

While some communities are postponing Halloween, this event will go on as scheduled, because it is a victim impact program.