January 2015

Fine Food Supermarket on Pelham Road Closing after 3 Months, Blowout Sale is On

January 30, 2015 - 15:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Fine Fare Supermarket of New Rochelle will close its doors at the end of February or once the shelves are bare, which ever comes first, according to Store Manager Pedro Riezgo.

“There was just not enough walk-in business,” said Riezgo.

The store location at 366 Pelham Road has struggled to support a grocery store in recent years which was long the home of an A&P Supermarket.

The Fine Food Supermarket on Pelham Road

Yemeni Store Owner Busted for Pot, Evicted, Leaves Behind Incriminating Documents

January 29, 2015 - 23:06
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Following a raid by New Rochelle police at 384 North Avenue in December, Abbas Alsaidi was served with a notice of eviction by the City Marshall several times. Due to his failure to reply (he was reportedly in Yemen for over a month) AlSaidi was evicted and his belongings removed from the store and an illegal apartment in the basement in January.

Trash bag full of records throw into street in front of 384 North Avenue

Robert Terranova Obituary, Marine

January 29, 2015 - 20:30
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Robert Terranova of New Rochelle passed away on Monday, January 26th. He was 78 years old. Robert was born and raised in the Bronx, NY by his parents Cono and Josephine. He proudly served in the United States Marine Core before meeting and marring his wife Carol.

Robert will be missed dearly by his wife of 49 years, Carol, his daughter Barbara and her husband, Stephen Marciante, as well as his three grandchildren: Melanie, Jillian and Sabrina. He is predeceased by his brother, John and will be missed by his sister, Joann and many nieces and nephews.

Archdiocese of New York Holds “Touring Tuesday” Open Houses on February 3rd

January 29, 2015 - 18:05
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NEW YORK, NY -- Elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York will host an archdiocesan-wide open house event, “Touring Tuesday,” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3. The event was originally scheduled for January 27th but postponed due to Winter Storm Juno.


These universal open houses are scheduled throughout the school year and are designed to introduce prospective families to the life-long benefits and value of a Catholic education.


New Rochelle High School’s Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit is Seeking Student Submissions

January 29, 2015 - 17:23
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Organizers of New Rochelle High School’s Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit is seeking student submissions.

The event will celebrate Black History Month in February by commemorating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou.

Student-age New Rochelle residents are asked to submit works, based on the themes of Freedom and Empowerment, by Friday, February 13th. Submissions should be sent to Shelli Owens. She can be reached at [email protected] or 914-576-4401.

President Barack Obama presenting Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2011

New Rochelle High School Artists Featured in Larchmont Art Show

January 29, 2015 - 17:13
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The Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery is hosting “the Young Artists on the Rise" art show now through early February.

The show features the work of high school artists from New Rochelle High School and two other schools.

Works will remain on exhibit tonight through February 7th. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

There will be a reception for the student artists on February 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"The MAG" is located 126 Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont, NY.

Admission to the Gallery is free.

Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator to Exhibit at New Rochelle Public Library

January 29, 2015 - 13:26
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Folks: Picture Book Art of James Ransome” will feature over 50 paintings created by the artist, who is known for chronicling African-American history, traditions and experiences. The exhibit, which runs from February 8th – February 28th, will also include two of Ransome's dummy books, as well as four preliminary tracing paper drawings and color studies, enabling visitors to follow the progression of an illustrated book from concept to final paintings. Admission to the library’s Lumen Winter Gallery is free, and is open to the public during regular library hours.

Light in the Darkness cover illustration by James Ransome

Free Career And Educational Counseling At New Rochelle Public Library

January 29, 2015 - 12:30
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library in conjunction with WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service is once again offering a free eight-week career counseling seminar for adults this winter called “Managing Your Career in Changing Times”.

The nineteen-hour workshop consists of an orientation session on the evening of February 10th or 24th, eight group sessions on Tuesday evenings beginning March 3rd, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and one individual session with a career counselor.