July 2015

Two New Rochelle Men File Lawsuit in Pelham Police Shooting

July 29, 2015 - 17:52

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Two New Rochelle men are suing the New York Police Department and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton related to an incident involving a 28-year-old Yonkers resident.

While in Pelham, NYPD Police officer Brendan Cronin allegedly fired his service weapon 14 times at a car occupied Joe Felice and Rob Borrelli, both of New Rochelle. Felice was struck by six bullets. Borelli, was who was driving the vehicle drove the injured man to Montefiore New Rochelle hospital.

Cronin has reportedly been drinking in City Island while off-duty.

Brendan Cronin

GETTING RESULTS: New Rochelle Schools Implement Biometric Time-and-Attendance System for Buildings and Grounds Workers

July 29, 2015 - 15:27

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle school system this month has implemented Timepiece, a “real-time, fully integrated time and attendance management software solution” which reliably “automates the process of managing time and labor information”. The hardware and software solution is a module available through Finance Manager which is the financial system which has been used by the City School District of New Rochelle for years.

TimePiece Biometric Punch Clock

New Rochelle Woman Arrested After Waiving Around Loaded Firearm over Love Triangle

July 29, 2015 - 13:46

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A New Rochelle woman was arrested by New Rochelle police after threatening another woman with a loaded gun near The Heritage Homes.

Alisa Longmore, 25, of New Rochelle, NY was arrested by New Rochelle Police and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon-2nd Degree (Loaded Firearm), a Class C Felony and Menacing-2nd (Weapon), a Class A Misdemeanor.

Alisa Longmore

DiNapoli: Tax Cap Will Drop Below One Percent in 2016

July 29, 2015 - 10:18

ALBANY, NY -- Property tax growth for local governments will be capped at less than one percent for the 2016 fiscal year, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report noted the allowable tax levy growth factor will be 0.73 percent for entities that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year – which includes all counties, towns, fire districts, 44 cities and 10 villages.

DiNapoli: Tax Cap Will Drop Below One Percent in 2016

New Rochelle Police Blotter - July 28, 2015

July 29, 2015 - 00:46

Broken Car Window on North Avenue: New Rochelle police responded to 990 North Ave on a complaint of Criminal Mischief at about 6:00 p.m. on July 26th.

Complainant stated that between about 6:30 p.m. on July 24th and July 25th about 3:00 p.m. an unknown person broke the rear window to the vehicle on the 900 block of North Avenue. There are no suspects or witnesses.

Men's Soccer Alums Compete Against International Elite

July 28, 2015 - 22:16

NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Two Iona College men's soccer alumni made appearances for their respective Major League Soccer teams in contests during the International Champions Cup this past week.

In his debut for the New York Red Bulls, Franklin Castellanos '14 tallied a goal and assist in a 4-2 upset victory over reigning Premiere League champion Chelsea Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Men's Soccer Alums Compete Against International Elite

New York State Senator George Latimer Issues Statement on Public Corruption

July 28, 2015 - 19:14

NEW YORK, NY -- “With the conviction this week of two sitting state senators, both who served in leadership positions, there have been 39 state level officials forced from office for arrests, convictions or ethical lapses since 2003.

We do need to fix certain aspects of our ethics laws, like closing the LLC Loophole, and pension forfeiture for elected officials who violate the public trust. There is no shortage of wrongdoers already getting caught, but we must make rules robust, oversight reliable, and punishment sure.

New York State Senator George Latimer

Officials Responding to Neighbor Complaint Find Hundreds of Snakes in New Rochelle Apartment

July 28, 2015 - 14:54

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A team including personnel from the New Rochelle Police Department, SPCA of Westchester, Westchester County Health Department, and the New Rochelle Building Bureau responded to a report that a tenant in an apartment building in New Rochelle had a large number of snakes in his apartment.

What the team found startled all of them, close to 200 snakes - possibly more.

Snake in a tray