February 2015

Iona MBB Earns Key Road Win At Manhattan

February 15, 2015 - 19:34
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RIVERDALE, NY -- Junior A.J. English drained a patented step back three point field goal with 25.3 seconds left to propel the Iona College men's basketball team to a 70-67 victory over archival Manhattan in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Draddy Gymnasium. English and freshman Schadrac Casimir scored 22 points apiece to lead the Gaels to their seventh straight victory.

Missouri Edges Iona Baseball In Season Opening Doubleheader

February 15, 2015 - 19:32
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CARY, NC -- The Iona College baseball team dropped two tough contests in a doubleheader with the SEC's Missouri at the USA Baseball Complex Friday afternoon. The Gaels fell 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the opener before a 1-0 pitcher's duel in the nightcap.

Sophomore RHP Bill Maier took the no decision in game one, tossing seven innings and 91 pitches while allowing four hits and two unearned runs.

Iona led 3-0 until through the first six and a half frames, scoring a scoring once each in the second, third and seventh innings.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Community (Kehillat) Shabbat Service & Dinner

February 14, 2015 - 20:10
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Community (Kehillat) Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, March 6
Service at 6 p.m. (open to all), Dinner at 7 p.m. (go to to Join Us!)

Cost is $20 * per adult • $8 per child (6-12) • Tots FREEPayment in advance will confirm your dinner reservation.
On the Wednesday preceeding, the cost will increase to $30 per adult,
but you are still welcome to join us!
Visit, under “Events” or call the Temple Office at
(914) 235-1800 with your credit card information.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Food for Thought "Positively Israel: How Israel has Contributed to Our World"

February 14, 2015 - 19:18
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Wednesday, February 18
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

“Positively Israel: How Israel has Contributed to Our World”
Guest Speaker: Geri Shatz, JNF Secretary

* $15 per person covers lecture, discussion and lunch

Geri Shatz is the former chair of the Sapphire Society as well as a former president of Jewish National Fund’s Bucks County region. The daughter of Holocaust escapees who each fled Vienna as a teenager and made a new life in the United States, commitment to democracy and the mitzvot of tzedakah and tikkum olam continues to form the ethos of her home.

New Rochelle Police Dashcam Video Shows Police Side of "Snowball Fight Video"

February 14, 2015 - 03:27
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Dashcam video obtained by Talk of the Sound under a Freedom of Information request shows Police Officer Matthew Glass arriving on scene at Winthrop Avenue and DeWitt Place in Radio Car 43. Sergeant Joseph Salerno has just arrived (his brake lights flicker as Glass approached his SUV) in response to a report of a black youth with a gun in the area.

New Rochelle Middle School Girls Defeat White Plains to Close Out Perfect Season

February 12, 2015 - 23:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Girls Basketball team at Albert Leonard Middle School led by Coach James Schnaufer completed a perfect 11-0 season today by defeating White Plains 48-42 at the ALMS gymnasium in New Rochelle, NY.


The ALMS boys ended their season with a 10-0 record, also undefeated, coached by Donald Ross.

Black Recruit to New Rochelle Police Department “Unexpectedly Resigned” After Flunking Background Check While at Police Academy

February 12, 2015 - 22:49
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An African-American recruit to the New Rochelle Police Department, already assigned to the Westchester County Police Academy resigned on Tuesday.

City officials would not provide a reason but sources inside the department told Talk of the Sound that Mazi A. H. Sigmond flunked a background check which turned up involvement with drug dealing and at least two prior arrests by the New Rochelle Police Department.