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March 2015

New Ro 7th Grade Girls Finish Season Undefeated and Clinch TCBL Championship

March 10, 2015 - 01:30
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New Rochelle's "A" division 7th grade girls powered their way to victory with a 36 - 18 win over Cortlandt taking the title of Division Champion for the  Tri-County Basketball League 2014-15 season.

The young ladies, all 7th graders from New Rochelle,  capped off their season with  perfect 10-0 record earning their trip to the highly competitive post -season playoffs.  The 36-23 semi-final victory over Edgemont set the stage for the playoff on March 7th held at the College of New Rochelle"s Wellness Center Gymnasium.

Hudson Valley Delegation Endorses Judith Johnson To Fill Board Of Regents Vacancy

March 09, 2015 - 22:08
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SCARSDALE, NY — The Hudson Valley Delegation of the New York Assembly is pleased to announce that Judith Johnson has received its endorsement to fill the vacancy on the Board of Regents from the 9th Judicial District. Johnson is a highly experienced educator who understands the complex issues in education that New York is facing today. The entire legislature will formally vote on this appointment on Tuesday, March 10th. 

Yemeni Store Owner Provides Road Map for Crime in New Rochelle

March 09, 2015 - 20:15
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In the trash, tossed out of 394 North Avenue after he was evicted, Abbas Al-Saidi left behind notebooks and scraps of paper which contain what appears to be daily ledgers for his convenience store business. They are written mostly in Arabic but I was able to translate enough of them to make out that mostly it is about tracking revenue and expenses for his business.

Daily Ldger Sheets from Store at 149 North Avenue

What is the Statute of Limitations on Being Named a National Blue Ribbon School?

March 09, 2015 - 15:31
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If you visit the New Rochelle Board of Education web site or look at their letterhead or read their promotional material you will often see a phrase like “National Blue Ribbon award-winning public school system”.

I often wondered what a National Blue Ribbon was and when the last time it was that the school system won a National Blue Ribbon award

Pew Research Center Finds Local News Plays Critical Role in U.S, Though News Environments and Habits Vary Dramatically

March 09, 2015 - 14:18
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WASHINGTON, DC -- Nearly nine-in-ten residents  follow local news closely — and about half do so very closely, according to a detailed examination of local news ecologies in three different metro areas in the U.S. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Journalism that Matters Value Network Maps of News and Information Ecosystems

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