February 2014

GETTING RESULTS: New Rochelle School District Adds Extra Session for Community Groups to Provide Input into Superintendent Search

February 06, 2014 - 18:49

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Hazard, Young & Attea, the executive search firm hired by the New Rochelle Board of Education, is offering a new opportunity for community input this Saturday at New Rochelle High School.

Seriously Injured New Rochelle Firefighter Thanks Community for Support

February 03, 2014 - 17:03

Danny Ronca, the New Rochelle firefighter seriously injured during Saturday's massive blaze at 740 Pelham Road, has put a note on Facebook thanking the community for their support.

Ronca fell backwards, down 25 feet, when a railing gave way. Ronca and another firefighter were driven backwards when the fire flashed, cutting them off from the rest of their crew.

Ronca writes:

Dog Shot During Armed Robbery in New Rochelle, Police Manhunt Underway

February 02, 2014 - 03:55

A man walking his dog was approached by two male blacks wearing hoodies who displayed a handgun. The victim's dog attacked one of the suspects biting him on his arm then one of the suspects shot the man's dog and ran off down Allard avenue towards Main street. Police are searching the area with dogs and the Westchester county police helicopter.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: New Rochelle Planning Board Member Chuckles Over Destroying "the entire South End of New Rochelle" to Improve the Views

February 02, 2014 - 02:35

Walter Lipow, a member of the New Rochelle Planning Board, was caught on tape during the Board's January 28th meeting making a wisecrack about destroying "the entire South End of New Rochelle".

On the tape, Lipow is reviewing documents with fellow board member Susan Masi.

New Rochelle Board of Education Meeting Devolves into Shouting Matches as Residents Call for Removal of Lianne Merchant as Vice President

February 01, 2014 - 01:57

Tuesday night's meeting of the New Rochelle Board of Education descended into shouting, cursing and recriminations among board members and between board members and residents who addressed the Board during the public comment period.