June 2016

Library Invites Adults to Join in Summer Reading Game Fun!

June 03, 2016 - 09:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Why should the kids have all the fun? Each year the New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Game for children inspires hundreds of children to enjoy reading books all summer along. This year, the library is offering adults the opportunity to also gain new perspectives while soaking up new titles, by playing a grown-up version of the Summer Reading Game.  Adults and young adults ages 16 and older are invited to pick up or download a Summer Reading Bingo Card, and spend their summer reading great books for great prizes. 

Library Invites Adults to Join in Summer Reading Game Fun!

New York Lottery’s “Winning Numbers” App now has retailer and Quick Draw locator

June 03, 2016 - 09:05

NEW YORK, NY -- The New York Lottery today announced that it’s popular “Winning Numbers” mobile app now gives users the ability to quickly find the nearest Lottery retailer or Quick Draw location.

The free “Winning Numbers” app, available on iPhone and Android devices is available for download here.

New York Lottery’s “Winning Numbers” App now has retailer and Quick Draw locator

Nine Members of the Monroe College Women’s Track & Field Team Earn All-American Honors

June 03, 2016 - 08:41

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College Women's Track & Field team recently completed its outdoor season with a fourth-place showing at the NJCAA National Championship in Levelland, TX.  Shortly thereafter, the USTFCCCA & NJCAA recognized nine members of the team as All-Americans, including   Breaisha Morton, who was named an All-American in four different events.

Breaisha Morton Chosen at Four Different Events

Former New Rochelle Elementary School Principal Used Off-Book Account to Misappropriate $5,000, Sources

June 03, 2016 - 03:16

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Sonya Nunez, up until last week the Principal at Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle, wrote checks to herself from an off-the-books checking account set up ostensibly as a student activities fund, sources tell Talk of the Sound.

Funds in the account include money raised through various school fundraisers, sources say.

Sonya Nunez

New Rochelle Red Light Cameras Are Live, More Coming Soon

June 03, 2016 - 02:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle has completed the first phase of its rollout of red light cameras. 

Brekford Corporation installed the cameras at their expense and will be compensated by collecting 35% percent of all camera-related revenue.

Current active locations are North/Lincoln, Main/North and Main/Weyman.

The locations were determined after reviewing accident and volume data at intersections. 

Two more locations are being added this week and will be tested for a week or so before going active; Huguenot/Centre and Main Webster.

Westchester County Set to Exceed Affordable Housing Funding Requirements under HUD Settlement

June 03, 2016 - 02:41

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County Planning Board brought the county one step closer to exceeding the terms of the HUD affordable housing settlement, in part, seven months ahead of schedule.

Under the terms of a controversial agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Westchester County is required to fund and obtain building permits for 750 units of affordable housing by December 31, 2016.

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New Round of Testing at New Rochelle Elementary School Reveals 19 New Locations with Elevated Levels of Lead

June 03, 2016 - 00:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The City School District of New Rochelle has released today a comprehensive report, Baseline Testing for Lead in Water at George M. Davis Elementary School, which shows a significant increase in the number of outlets testing above the EPA threshold for lead in water.

Water fountain at Davis School

New Rochelle Police Blotter – June 2, 2016

June 02, 2016 - 23:08

Teenagers vandalize New Roc City’s new “Skyzone” construction site: The “Skyzone” construction site in New Roc City was vandalized and painted with graffiti March 28 by a group of teenagers, according to a New Rochelle Police report. Managers of the construction site told police that the vandalism occurred during the weekend. One of the supervisors said when he opened the site up Monday morning, he found the door that leads to the FunFuzion atrium unlocked, the report said.

Davis Library Media Center receives generous donation

June 02, 2016 - 19:10

Nancy Paulsen, president and publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books, donated 1,000 new books to the Davis Library Media Center during a recent visit to Davis Elementary school. 

Paulsen made the gift in loving memory of her daughter Molly Friend, a former Davis student, Hofstra University graduate, and inspiring teacher, according to information from the City of New Rochelle School District's facebook page.

Sixth grader wins 2016 Earth Day Poster Contest

June 02, 2016 - 18:29

Olivia Moxey, a sixth-grade student at Albert Leonard Middle School, has won the 2016 Earth Day Poster Contest.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the New York State Senate Democratic Conference leader, visited Albert Leonard Middle School recently to congratulate Olivia.

“Olivia’s colorful and thoughtful message to recycle and ‘save the earth’ is one that we should all embrace," Stewart-Cousins said. 

Senator Andrea Sewart-Cousins, left, congradulates Olivia Moxey for winning the 2016 Earth Day Poster Contest while Olivia’s father looks on.