December 2013

Reform Club and Confederation to discuss budget, Echo Bay pollution

December 05, 2013 - 03:18

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The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club and the Confederation of Neighborhood Associations will meet Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle, in the 2nd floor meeting hall.

Job Readiness Day For Veterans In Westchester

December 04, 2013 - 23:42

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Unemployment is particularly high among veterans – about 6.3 percent compared to 7.3 percent nationwide. For those returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, unemployment is even higher – at about 10 percent.

County Executives Robert P. Astorino and Mary Ellen Odell hope some targeted job training for the veterans and their spouses will help.

New Rochelle Public Library Offers Free Vacation Programs For Children

December 04, 2013 - 23:30

An exciting selection of free programs awaits children in Pre-K through Grade 5 during the December vacation week, at the New Rochelle Public Libraries. On Thursday, December 26th, “Up, Up & Away!” is the theme of the day, beginning with a 1:00 pm showing of The Red Balloon in the main library’s Ossie Davis Theater. One of the most beloved children’s films of all time, this simple, wordless classic movie is about a young boy who discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The 34 minute film is suitable for all ages.

December Holiday Closings New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library

December 04, 2013 - 23:29

The New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will close at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 24th and will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas observances.

The libraries will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st for New Year’s Eve, and will be closed all day, Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s observances.

NYC versus the mighty Plastic Industry, Styrofoam Banning Legislation in the making

December 04, 2013 - 22:50

Big things happened in NYC City Hall.

On Monday, Dec 2nd, a Council Meeting took place discussing the outright banning of Expanded Poly Styrene, more commonly known as Styrofoam. Here is a run down on what happened.

Polystyrene Ban Hearing Overview from Jennifer Prescott:

NYC, Miami and 27 other large School districts are ditching Styrofoam trays

December 04, 2013 - 22:42

I have shared with the Board the following article and then emailed them my comments below.

Dear Board,

I hope you all had a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving break and I commend you for spending so much of your time on School issues.