January 2015

The College of New Rochelle Castle Gallery Presents “Not Really”, Fictive Narratives in Contemporary Art

January 26, 2015 - 02:42
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The exhibit runs from Tuesday, January 27 through Sunday, April 19, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and a closing reception to be held Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 p.m. The Castle Gallery is located on the New Rochelle campus at 29 Castle Place.  Related Events: A panel discussion featuring some of the “Not Really” artists sponsored by the Art Department in the School of Arts and Sciences will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:45 p.m.

Greg Drasler, Internal Combustion 2011, Oil on linen 40” x 20”

George W. Bartels, former New Rochelle Assistant to the City Manager, Dies at 94

January 26, 2015 - 01:55
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POMPANO BEACH, FL -- George W. Bartels, former New Rochelle Assistant to the City Manager, died January 16 in his home in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was 94.

Mr. Bartels was born April 14, 1920, in New York City, to Henry and Isabella Bartels. In 1941, he married Joan T. Neuthard, who predeceased him.

George W. Bartels

Applications Now Being Accepted for New Rochelle Firefigher Exam

January 25, 2015 - 10:33
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Those interested to become a New Rochelle firefighter can apply to take the Firefighter exam to be held on Saturday, March 28. 

Registration to take the exam closes on February 20 at 4 p.m. for the March 28 test.

Candidates must be legal residents of Westchester County for at least three continuous months immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

Applications are available at the Civil Service Office, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue during the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and the following locations:

New Rochelle looking for a few good firefighters

New Rochelle Police Investigate Serious Car Crash near Beth El Synagogue

January 24, 2015 - 19:25
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Police are looking for the driver of a late model red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with significant front end damage which struck and gravely injured a man in the North End of New Rochelle at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

New Rochelle Police, including the department's Forensic Unit, cordoned off an area on North Avenue near Quaker Ridge Road, in front of Beth El synagogue, closing off the southbound lane to all traffic. The area was treated as a crime scene.

New Rochelle Police investigate serious car crash at North Avenue at Quaker Ridge Road

Snow Removal Reminders from the City of New Rochelle

January 24, 2015 - 16:58
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle has issued an alert following the first significant snowfall of 2015.

With 176 miles of highways and municipal and commuter lots to clean, Public Works crews are busy today. Help them.out by shoveling and blowing snow to the curb instead of in the street. If possible, avoid extra shoveling by waiting until Public Works crews have done their final clean-up on the street (snow plowed to the curb line).

And, help the Fire Department by digging out fire hydrants near your home or business.


Sadie in the Snow at a fire hydrant

Powerful Women Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Fashion and Retail at The College of New Rochelle

January 24, 2015 - 01:13
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Technology and an ever-shrinking world present the biggest challenges and opportunities in the business of fashion and retail, according to the panelists in the latest edition of the Powerful Women series, held January 14 at Maura Hall.

Speakers at the Powerful Women in Retail/Fashion event at The College of New Rochelle: (Left to right) Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle;  Barbara Lamonica, Founding Partner Lamonica-Baas Group;  Kara Mendelsohn, Creative Director and Designer cooper & ella; Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President Fashion Institute of Technology;  Julie Gaynor, Vice President/General Manager Neiman Marcus, Westchester;  Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, Principal, Thompson & Bender.

Astorino Appoints New Westchester County Mental Health Commissioner

January 24, 2015 - 00:50
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Herceg, who starts on Feb. 2, is currently the Director of Neuropsychology at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains. He is a professor of psychology in clinical neurology at Weill-Cornell Medical College and a member of the school's concussion clinic, consulting with local schools and amateur and professional athletes who have sustained concussions. Herceg is also a consultant psychologist to Silver Hospital in New Canaan, CT.

Dr. Mark Herceg with Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino