June 2015

Who is Flavio La Rocca? - Part VII

June 20, 2015 - 22:18
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Flavio and Maria La Rocca reside at 140 Sussex Road.

The LaRocca’s purchased the property and took out a building permit to construct a new home in November 2004.

Anyone who has passed the house driving between Ward Elementary School and Albert Leonard Middle school knows the house: rows of arborvitae trees, cascading brick walls, tree pits and large metal gates on rollers, all totally out of keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.

La Rocca Residence at 140 Sussex Road

New Rochelle Man, Former President Of Law Enforcement Labor Union, Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Defrauding Union Of Funds

June 20, 2015 - 01:24
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- John Earvin, the former president of the United Federation of Law Enforcement Officers and a former Republican candidate for New Rochelle City Council pled guilty to an Indictment charging him with wire fraud. The UFLEO represents Special Inspectors employed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. Earvin pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.

John Earvin at New Rochelle Republican Convention in 2011

Double-Whammy Arrests for New Rochelle’s Toddler-Out-The-Window Dad

June 19, 2015 - 23:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- David Nieves, 36, of 45 May Street in New Rochelle has now been charged criminally by both the Westchester County Police and the New Rochelle Police after an incident on June 10 where his three-year old son fell from his apartment window. Nieves told police he was in the bathroom when the child climbed out the window and fell onto a paved ramp more than 25 feet below.

David Nieves police photo (courtesy of WCPD)

Home Invasion in Exclusive Enclave Near New Rochelle Marina

June 19, 2015 - 16:36
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle police are investigating a brazen home invasion which occurred on June 11th in a small neighborhood on Echo Bay, an inlet off Long Island Sound.

The homeowner of a house in the Sutton Manor neighborhood told police that she left her house at 6:05 a.m. She left the premises unlocked because another resident was sleeping in the house.

Sutton Manor overlooks Echo Bay in New Rochelle

New Rochelle High School Students Organize 12-Hour Gaming Marathon Supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

June 19, 2015 - 16:02

VALHALLA, NY -- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center—the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County—hosted a 12-hour video, board, and mobile app gaming marathon from 10am to 10pm on Saturday, June 13th. The event was a local initiative of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ global Extra Life® fundraising program targeted to the gaming community.

New Rochelle High School students celebrate their fundraising efforts at the 12-hour Extra Life gaming marathon benefiting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

Woman Accosted by Serial Groper in Downtown New Rochelle Parking Lot

June 19, 2015 - 03:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A woman was sexually assaulted in the parking area of 270 North Avenue in downtown New Rochelle Thursday morning by a man with an outstanding warrant in New Jersey for a similar crime.

The victim told police that about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday she was was sitting in the parking lot of Chase Bank waiting for her friend. She said that a bald black man in a black suit wearing purple tie was standing on the sidewalk by exit of the garage when he motioned to her with his hand to come over to him. The victim said she she shook her head and said “no”.

Man in suit arrested on charges he accosted a woman man in the parking garage next to 270 North Avenue

Congressman Engel Announces $2,639,065 in Federal Funds for New Rochelle Schools

June 18, 2015 - 20:26

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the United States Department of Education has allocated $2,639,065 in federal funds to the New Rochelle City School District as part of the final fiscal year 2015 allocations to the Title I program.

Congressman Eliot Engel

Dozens Brawl in Melee at New Roc City, 4 Arrested

June 18, 2015 - 11:16
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It was “all hands on deck” last night for the New Rochelle Police Department as police responded to a large physical altercation involving dozens of people, most of them bused in from Brooklyn Manhattan.

Four teens arrested and charged with disoderely conduct, a violation.

No serious injuries were reported.

Melee at New Roc City, Photo Credit (@habitatwc)