February 2014

New Rochelle Launches Pothole Patrol

February 21, 2014 - 22:53

PotholePatroleNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Bureau of Streets and Highways has begun pothole repair as conditions permit. To assist the City with pothole location and reporting, the public can use a 24 hour information phone line (914) 235-4029 or designated email [email protected] until April 30, 2014.

Note: these lines are for information only and personal replies will not be given.

House Fire 33 Beechmont Drive New Rochelle

February 21, 2014 - 21:27

The New Rochelle fire department received a call from a homeowner about a smell of smoke in there home when the first engine pulled up they noticed heavy smoke coming from the rear of the home. Firefighters went to work quickly to get the fire under control. As of 3:20pm there were no injuries reported. Beechmont drive is closed from North Avenue to Montgomery Cicrle while fire crews battle the fire.

Mario G. Suarez, P.E. (1926 - 2014)

February 20, 2014 - 21:58

MarioGSuarez1Mario Gonzalo Suarez y de Cardenas, 87, of New Rochelle, NY, and formerly of Havana, Cuba, died on Feb.18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 25,1926 to the late Miguel A. Suarez and Esperenza De Cardenas in Havana, Cuba where his father was a real estate developer.

Mario is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Raquel Suarez of New Rochelle, NY and by his loving children, Raquel (Alfonso) Martinez-Fonts of Washington, DC, Mario (Teresa) Suarez of Slingerlands, NY, Jorge (Janet) Suarez of Beaver, PA, Javier (Susan) Suarez of Lake Barrington, IL, Julio (Jean) Suarez of Plano, TX, Juan (Jennifer) Suarez of LaPlace, LA, Maria (Robert) Cox of New Rochelle, NY and Guillermo (Susan) Suarez of East Norwalk, CT.

02/21 Westchester Assembly Delegation To Hold Public Forum On Executive Budget For 2014-2015 1 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall

February 19, 2014 - 18:36

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Westchester Assembly Delegation budget forum, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13th, has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to solicit input from the public regarding the priorities and impacts of Governor Cuomo’s proposed SFY 2014-2015 budget on the residents, communities, organizations, and elected officials of Westchester.

Charter Revision Commission Presents Final Report and Recommendations to County

February 19, 2014 - 16:49

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County Charter Revision Commission (WCCRC) has submitted its final report and list of recommendations to the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) and County Executive Robert P. Astorino, culminating eighteen months of deliberations on various issues.

03/22 Warhit Family To Be Honored By Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle 7 PM at Mercedes Benz of New Rochelle Showroom

February 19, 2014 - 15:43

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Since joining the community over 24 years ago, The Warhit Family has dedicated itself to giving back to both the City of New Rochelle and Westchester County at large. Between the two of them, Paul and Ilissa Warhit have served on the boards of 10 local organizations and their positive impact will be felt for generations to come.  So when the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle sought honoree nominations for the 2014 BE Great Event it was no surprise that the Warhit Family’s name was at the top of the list!

04/26 Blondes Vs. Brunettes Kick Off To Crush Alzheimer’s Disease 2PM at NRHS

February 19, 2014 - 15:39

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes Westchester flag football game kicks off on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2pm on campus at the New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, NY. The city and school campus will be gearing up for two teams of women players, divided based on hair color, in a bold and beautiful flag football game held to raise funds and help increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation (Note: Redheads and other hair colors of choice are “free agents,” who can to play for either team).

Iona College Establishes Analytics Institute

February 18, 2014 - 21:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College has established an analytics institute within the Hagan School of Business and under the direction of Dean Vincent Calluzzo. “The Iona College Analytics Institute will provide area businesses and organizations with reliable, independent data verification and decision modeling,” Calluzzo said. “Opportunities for students to be trained in the important field of data analytics will be an integral part of the institute’s mission.”

Ken Jenkins Letter Imagines Plot to Make Jim Maisano Mayor of New Rochelle

February 18, 2014 - 20:33

I received a copy of this bizarre Ken Jenkins letter in December and forget to publish it. Mostly Ken Jenkins engages in conspiracy theories and sees racism and code words behind every Republican campaign. There is one aspect of the letter that pertains directly to New Rochelle with regard to a possible future race between Jim Maisano and Noam Bramson.

Here is the PDF.