May 2015

Comedy Night at Temple Israel New Rochelle, Saturday June 6th

May 29, 2015 - 18:23
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African American, Indian, Italian American and Vietnamese Jewish stand-up comedians Gina Gold, Samson Koletkar, Mike Capozzola and Joe Nguyen will share the stage and their own experiences about being ‘undercover’ members of the tribe! 

The show has played to capacity crowds in California and Canada. 
Don’t miss them in their only Westchester appearance! 

Also featuring Sliders and Angry Dogs from AJs Burgers!

Health Officials Are Lying About Chaotic “Boil Water” Advisory in New Rochelle, Lower Westchester

May 29, 2015 - 16:32

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Someone is lying. That’s for sure. The only question is who.

When a last minute “boil water” advisory for 150,000 United Water customers caused chaos earlier this week, Talk of the Sound opened an investigation into why there was such late notice for a maintenance project planned weeks earlier. For reasons that remain unclear, the Westchester County Department of Health (“WCDOH”) waited until 4:29 p.m. on Tuesday to began the process of notifying residents of seven municipalities of problems with their water that would last 14 hours the next day.

Who is Flavio LaRocca? Part V

May 27, 2015 - 17:41

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Flavio LaRocca is not a fan of Talk of the Sound, apparently. He has, however, made it pretty easy to write the fifth installment of our series.

Yesterday, an attorney from Long Island sent a “cease and desist” letter to Talk of the Sound and Publisher Robert Cox threatening to pursue legal action if Talk of the Sound continues to publish articles about his clients Flavio LaRocca, Maria LaRocca and F. LaRocca & Sons, Inc.

We responded today. Below is that exchange:

New Rochelle, 6 Other Communities Under a Boil Water Advisory

May 27, 2015 - 03:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A boil water advisory has been issued by the Westchester County Department of Health for the following municipalities served by the United Water Rate District #1 and will remain in effect on Wednesday, May 27 from 10 a.m. through midnight.  Approximately 150,000 people are in the affected areas as follows: 

Who is Flavio La Rocca? - Part III

May 25, 2015 - 03:22
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Flavio La Rocca has exploited for his own benefit decades of confusion by the City of New Rochelle over property near City Park given to the City over a century ago. East Street (and East Place which runs into East Street from Ashland Street at a 90 degree angle) sit on a parcel of land transferred to the City of New Rochelle just prior to the outbreak of World War I. The parcel was deeded to the City of New Rochelle by Hadert Realty Company in 1914.

Who is Flavio La Rocca? - Part I

May 23, 2015 - 01:30
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Flavio La Rocca is a long-time New Rochelle resident. He and wife, Maria La Rocca, own and operate one of the largest construction companies in New Rochelle. The La Roccas reside with their five children at 140 Sussex Road in New Rochelle.

La Rocca moved to New Rochelle as a child, graduated from New Rochelle High School and has lived in New Rochelle for 36 years.

Martin G. Lalli Obituary

May 20, 2015 - 23:01
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Martin Lalli, longtime resident of New Rochelle, NY, passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2015 of complications from lung surgery on March 24.  Marty is survived by his brothers John (Leigh) and Ronald (Roseann), seven nephews and nieces: John Jr (Ann Marie), James (Alison), Martin (Genia), Kirsten, Scott, Robert (Edit), Cindy, Ron, Danielle, and seven great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved brother Robert W. Lalli (Robert, Cindy).  He is also preceded in death by his life-long and beloved friend Rev. Thomas E.

New Rochelle School and Library Election Results

May 20, 2015 - 04:30

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- I will post more on this tomorrow but I wanted to get the actual results up tonight.

Lianne Merchant and Madalli Atallah won seats on the school board.

Damon Maher, Charles F. Burke, Jr., George K. Walters won seats on the library board

The school and library budget's passed and a proposition to borrow money for the library passed.