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March 2015

College of New Rochelle Softball Crushed by John Jay in Doubleheader

March 25, 2015 - 20:17
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QUEENS, NY – After a delayed start to the 2015 season due to the crazy winter weather over the last few weeks, The College of New Rochelle softball team finally played its season opener Tuesday afternoon against John Jay College. The games were played at Queens College due to unplayable field conditions at the original, Randall's Island, location.

Lady Mustangs Women Fall In Third Round Of National Tournament

March 25, 2015 - 20:14
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OVERLAND PARK, KS — Last week at their twelfth-consecutive NJCAA Division II National Championship appearance in Overland Park, KS, the Monroe Women's basketball team put in a solid effort through the first two rounds, but fell short of the needed number of victories to bring home their fifth national title.  

Leader of Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 78 Months In Prison

March 25, 2015 - 20:11
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NEW YORK, NY -- Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Mohammed Alazzam was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 78 months in prison, and to restitution in the amount of $36,195,000.  Alazzam was sentenced for organizing and leading a conspiracy to distribute untaxed cigarettes in and around New York City and Westchester County, and bail jumping.  The sentence was imposed by the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, United States District Judge.

JIM MAISANO: Help SAVE New Rochelle YMCA Pool

March 25, 2015 - 06:09
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I’ve been helping the New Rochelle YMCA in the drive to SAVE its pool, and we’re having a fundraiser this Thursday, March 26. It’s an important cause and WE NEED YOUR HELP. The pool is currently closed and needs repairs to roof. For decades, our YMCA was the place in New Rochelle where kids from all walks of life could learn how to swim. I have great memories of swimming at the YMCA as a kid – I was on the swim team in the 1970s and received my lifeguard certification there. We all must pull together to get the pool reopened ASAP.

STATE OF THE CITY 2015: New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Sees Unprecedented Opportunity for Downtown Progress

March 25, 2015 - 04:11
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Speaking before a standing-room-only crowd of civic and business leaders, residents and other stakeholders, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson rallied his city to seize an unprecedented opportunity to develop and invigorate its downtown. Calling economic development “the preeminent challenge” facing New Rochelle, Bramson noted that “the health of the downtown is linked to everything else – our tax base, our property values, our access to jobs.” Citing also the “fierce competition underway for talented younger professionals,” Bramson argued that ”what happens on Main Street a

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Delivers 2015 State of the City Address

County Legislator Sheila Marcotte Chairs Hearings on ‘Raise the Age' Unfunded Mandates

March 24, 2015 - 19:40
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- At a meeting of the Committee on Budget & Appropriations, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) received testimony and supporting data on the unfunded mandates associated with New York State’s ‘Raise the Age’ proposal. The committee, chaired by Legislator Sheila Marcotte (R – Eastchester) invited Rocco Pozzi, commissioner of the Department of Probation, and Kevin McGuire, commissioner of the Department of Social Services, to inform the BOL of the financial impact to their departments if ‘Raise the Age’ becomes law in New York State.

Anna Holmes, Writer, Editor, and Founder of Jezebel.com to Speak at The College of New Rochelle

March 24, 2015 - 19:30
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle is proud to present an evening with Anna Holmes, writer, editor, and founder of the popular website Jezebel.com. Daniel Smith, bestselling author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety and Mary Ellen Donnelly  Critchlow ’69 Endowed Chair in English at The College of New Rochelle, will interview Holmes at the College on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in Romita Auditorium, in the Mooney Center at the College’s Main Campus in New Rochelle. Holmes will sign books at a reception following the event.

Friends of Westchester County Parks Announces Honorees for Annual Best Friends Awards Reception

March 24, 2015 - 19:26
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Friends of Westchester County Parks announced the honorees for the annual Best Friends Awards Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 8 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.  With the theme “Celebrate a Year of Growth with Friends,” this year’s honorees will include Westchester Medical Center, Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars Alumni, Robert DelTorto and REI. 

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Iona Baseball Falls To Canisius, 7-1

March 24, 2015 - 19:22
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College baseball team fell to Canisius 7-1 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference series finale at City Park. The Gaels rallied to knot the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning before six unanswered Golden Griffin runs in their final four turns at bat.

Canisius scored three batters into the contest after a leadoff triple by 2B Jake Lumley and a one-out sacrifice fly by 1B Conor Panas.

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