June 2016

Police Chase Ends with Crash into Stone Wall in New Rochelle

June 12, 2016 - 04:02

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A wild, high-speed police chase, originating in Larchmont, ended suddenly at Cherry Lawn Farm Market when a Larchmont Police officer lost control of his vehicle and smashed through a stone wall at the intersection of Weaver Street and Quaker Ridge Road.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to Westchester Medical Center.

The officer was in pursuit of the driver of a white BMW reported stolen in New York City. The driver continued driving in New Rochelle and escaped.

Photo Credit: Harrin Platzner

New Rochelle High Student Hospitalized Following Altercation Involving a Knife

June 10, 2016 - 04:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A dispute involving two New Rochelle High School students, ages fourteen and fifteen, turned violent and resulted in one student hospitalized with a laceration to his wrist, according to police.

At 8:13 A.M. Thursday morning, the New Rochelle P.D., E.M.S. and Fire personnel responded to New Rochelle High School on a report of a student with an injured wrist.  A police investigation determined that one student was inadvertently cut on his wrist during the altercation. An exacto knife was recovered.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Save our Carnegie Library, Public Hearing at City Hall June 14, 7 PM

June 09, 2016 - 20:52

This is a final notice, for a public hearing to speak before City Council, in support of the application for Local Historic Landmark Designation, of the property at 622 Main Street, otherwise know as the Old New Rochelle Library, also known as the Carnegie Library, in the newly designated downtown development zone.  

Carnegie Library New Rochelle

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Opens New Gallery in Honor of Former Patient Who Found Joy, Respite Through Art Therapy Program

June 09, 2016 - 16:36

NEW YORK, NY -- During many lengthy stays at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Brittany Beckmann gained tremendous joy and comfort from her participation in the hospital’s art therapy program, and she became close with many of the doctors, nurses, staff members and patients.

Special Opening of ‘The Children’s Gallery’ Showcases Works of Brittany Beckmann and Other Young Artists

06/11 Sixth Annual Heritage Awards Program Recognizes Historic Properties Downtown BID Kicks off History Hop Tour 2 PM

June 09, 2016 - 16:17
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Two historic properties have been singled out for recognition in the City of New Rochelle’s Heritage Awards Program. The awards will be presented on Saturday, June 11 at 2PM at the Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, followed by a launch of the “New Rochelle Downtown History Hop” self-guided Mobile Walking Tour.

Sixth Annual Heritage Awards Program Recognizes Historic Properties Downtown BID Kicks off History Hop Tour