June 2015

Car Explodes in Downtown New Rochelle Parking Lot, Four Vehicles Damaged in Resulting Car Fire, Suspect Sought

June 12, 2015 - 04:14
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police, New Rochelle Firefighters and a Westchester County Police Aviation Unit responded to multiple calls of an explosion in the Church-Division garage. Calls came in at about 11:25 p.m. Thursday night reporting a loud noise and a large flash resulting in a car fire that damaged multiple vehicles.

NRFD Puts War on Car Fire (photo credit @eyeonnewroc)

TALK OF THE SOUND EXCLUSIVE: New Rochelle’s “Miracle Toddler” Who Fell Three Stories onto Pavement Doing Well and Expected to Recover Fully, Says Father

June 12, 2015 - 03:03
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- David Nieves, the father of the toddler who fell out an apartment window, told Talk of the Sound tonight that the ordeal of the last two days has been a nightmare but that by some miracle his son suffered only minor injuries, is expected to make a full recovery and will be released from the hospital tomorrow. Nieves returned to New Rochelle this evening and spoke exclusively with Talk of the Sound.

35-45 May Street where a child fell out of a two-story apartment (@eyeonnewroc)

New Rochelle Business Among 2015 Green Business Winners

June 10, 2015 - 22:10
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RYE BROOK, NY — Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Dr. Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, last night hosted the Westchester Green Business Challenge’s 5th Annual Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.

Joined by WGBC Program Directors Dani Glaser and Scott Fernqvist, organizers recognized a prestigious group of Westchester organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability and outstanding achievements.

Westchester Yoga Arts “Solstice on the Green” Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

June 10, 2015 - 22:00
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester Yoga Arts, in conjunction with New Rochelle BID, will usher in summer and honor the International Day of Yoga (June 21) with a special yoga event on the New Rochelle Library Green, on Saturday, June 20.   Hundreds of participants will gather at 1 Library Green (Huguenot & Lawton), New Rochelle NY for the solstice celebration and to practice for a good cause.

All proceeds from the $10 donation class will go to the creation of a yoga program at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.

New Rochelle Firefighters & Police Raise Over $40,000 to Battle Childhood Cancer

June 10, 2015 - 21:56
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Blowing all estimates out of the water, New Rochelle Firefighters and Police came together to more than double initial fundraising projections at our annual St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving event.

The numbers:

  • 30 heads shaved
  • over 150 attendees
  • raised $42,000 and counting

Notable Shavees:

Ginny Escobedo - Pediatric oncology RN, Clinical and Research (and so much more)

Gina Arena - lost her son James "JimmyBoy" Arena 10 years ago

Moody’s Assigns Positive Outlook On City of New Rochelle Bond Rating

June 10, 2015 - 21:09
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Moody’s Investors Services has confirmed the existing rating of Aa3 to the City’s upcoming bond refinancing and has assigned a positive outlook to the City’s general obligation debt.  The positive outlook designation enhances the credit worthiness of the City’s debt and means that the City will enjoy lower interest costs on general obligation bonds that may be issued in the future.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

June 10, 2015 - 21:07
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ALBANY, NY -- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. today issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York City and Long Island regions of New York State for Thursday, June 11, 2015.

The pollutant of concern is: Ozone    

The advisory will be in effect: 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.                                                      

Three-Year Old Child Falls Three Stories from New Rochelle Apartment Window

June 10, 2015 - 17:12
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As first reported by Talk of the Sound, a three-year old boy fell almost three stories from a second-floor apartment window at May Street in New Rochelle, NY. The boy fell onto sloped pavement in the area between 35-45 May Street, an apartment complex, and 49 May Street, a multi-family house.

Police investigation of area where child fell (photo credit @eyeonnewroc)

FIEND: New Rochelle Man Arraigned For Rape of a Developmentally Disabled Shoprite Employee

June 10, 2015 - 02:07
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Fitton Telesford, 38, of 9 Seventh Street, New Rochelle, New York was arraigned on a 13-count indictment charging him with one count of Rape in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony, one count of Rape in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony, one count of Rape in Third Degree, a class “E” Felony, three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony, three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony, three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degr

Fitton Telesford

Votes Cast by School Board Member David Lacher Disqualified Following May 2015 School Election Investigation

June 09, 2015 - 23:19
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Votes cast by New Rochelle School Board Member David Lacher on May 19, 2015 have been disqualified by the Clerk and Secretary of the Board of Education. Clerk Lisdalia Saraiva, responding to an appeal filed on behalf of the Vincent Malfetano Campaign for School Board, concluded that David Lacher and another woman were allowed to enter the polling place at Albert Leonard Middle School several minutes after polls had closed and then allowed to vote.