June 2016

Montefiore Adult Day program participants win LeadingAge NY Art Competition

June 02, 2016 - 17:54
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Participants in the Montefiore New Rochelle’s Adult Day program beat 246 entries to win the LeadingAge NY Art Competition recently.

Artwork crafted by residents, registrants, staff and volunteers of LeadingAge New York and the Adult Day Health Care Council are on display in the annual LeadingAge New York Art Exhibit, according to a news release by Montefiore Health System, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Pace Board of Trustees Elects Liliane A. Haub and John C. Byrne

June 02, 2016 - 06:07
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NEW YORK, NY -- Liliane A. Haub and John C. Byrne have been elected to the Pace University Board of Trustees. 

Haub is a philanthropist who focuses on art and the environment. Byrne is a tenured Pace University professor and consultant. They join the Board at a time of great momentum for the university, with increased enrollment, innovative new degree programs, and expanding campuses in both Westchester and New York City. 

Pace Board of Trustees Elects Liliane A. Haub and John C. Byrne

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Guilty Pleas of Reputed Gang Members Accused of Operating Gun Trafficking Ring

June 02, 2016 - 05:33
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NEW YORK, NY -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the top count pleas of William Soler and Erick Ransom, members of the violent “Bloods” street gang, for their roles in a high-volume gun trafficking ring. The “Operation Redrum” investigation, based on the nickname of ringleader William “Redrum” Soler, resulted in the seizure of 93 illegal guns. Soler is to be sentenced to 15 years in prison, while Ransom will be sentenced to three to six years for conspiracy to murder.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Guilty Pleas of Reputed Gang Members Accused of Operating Gun Trafficking Ring

Dying by Degrees: What Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grand Central Terminal Can Teach New Rochelle

June 01, 2016 - 23:44

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis learned the lesson of the destruction of New York’s Pennsylvania Station. When you have a building of beauty, value and historic significance you do not tear it down, you will never get it back.

She applied this lesson with extraordinary energy to Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Terminal opened to the public on February 2nd 1913. Replete with detailed architectural décor and the latest mechanical and engineering innovations, the facility served as a luxury destination hub for rail travelers for decades.

Former New Rochelle Principal Under Investigation for Alleged Financial Improprieties

June 01, 2016 - 16:12

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An elementary school principal in New Rochelle unexpectedly resigned last week after being placed on administrative leave amidst allegations of financial improprieties, sources say.

"There is an ongoing investigation,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”

The allegations center on embezzlement of school funds.

Osborne said that Nunez was placed on leave. While on leave, she submitted a letter of resignation.

Little Jimmy Bonanno Arrested (again)

June 01, 2016 - 15:46

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Vincent James “Little Jimmy” Bonanno, 34, was arrested on Friday shortly before 10 p.m. near the corner of Main Street and Harrison Street in New Rochelle.

Bonanno was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in New Rochelle City Court on June 16th.

Bonanno is a long-time employee of the City School District of New Rochelle where he works as a Motor Equipment Operator.

Bonanno has a long history of drug involvement and has been arrested in the past.

Vincent James “Little Jimmy” Bonanno

06/26 New Rochelle Jewry Celebrates 120th Anniversary 5 PM

June 01, 2016 - 12:18
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Sunday, June 26th at 5:00PM, Congregation Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle (50 North Ave) will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a gala dinner honoring its past rabbis and presidents.  One hundred twenty is an especially important anniversary in the Jewish tradition, as it is the number associated with longevity.  Given the unpredictable migratory patterns of American Jewry, it is rare for a suburban synagogue to survive for that many years and still to be thriving.

New Rochelle Jewry Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Catskills’ Bounty Brings Eco-Friendly Aspect to New Rochelle Grand Market

June 01, 2016 - 11:39

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- When visitors to downtown New Rochelle’s Grand Market experience the tastes of the Catskills – savoring a cave-aged cheese called “Cremembert” or the uncommon flavor of a French guinea hen raised naturally – they will be enjoying the fruits of sustainable farming.

But that’s not all. With each purchase, they will help to protect the purity of the very water they drink and use to cook and bathe.

Pasture-raised pigs at Mulligan Creek Acres; cremembert cheese at Betty Acres Farm; French guinea fowl at Maur’s Mountain Farms.