December 2016

City Manager Strome Explains 2017 City Budget on LWV Cable Program

December 24, 2016 - 10:23

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome will discuss the city’s 2017 budget, why it will exceed a state imposed tax cap, and the future direction of the city in an interview with host Ina Aronow on the League of Women Voters cable television program,  “City People and Issues,” on Cablevision Channel 76 on Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 10 pm. Thursdays at 9:30 pm. The program will be broadcast during December and early January.  It will also be shown on demand at

Track & Field Takes Home the Hardware; 47 Medals in Season Opener

December 24, 2016 - 10:10

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Varsity and freshmen track and field team members opened the indoor season with some quality performances in winning 47 medals at the 67th Annual Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Intersectional Relay Carnival at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory!

Freshman Chase Lombardo opened the 2016-17 season by winning the freshman 55-meter hurdles in his first-ever race.


Track & Field Takes Home the Hardware; 47 Medals in Season Opener

Iona Prep Students Bring Holiday Cheer to The Westchester

December 24, 2016 - 09:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona Prep’s Lower School Vocal Choir performed at The Westchester today, singing Christmas carols and sharing their talent with shoppers. 

Front Row:

Lukas ’27, New Rochelle, Dilan ’27, New Rochelle, Braelin ’27, Bronx, Dylan ’27, New Rochelle, Julian ’27, Hartsdale, Jordan ’27, Mount Vernon, Zachary ’27, White Plains, Stephen ’25, Mount Vernon, Brandon ’25, Bronxville, Max ’25, White Plains, Nico ’25, Yonkers, Cole ’24, Mount Vernon, Jude ’25, Tuckahoe, Duke ’24, New Rochelle, Victor ’24, Bronxville

Middle Row:

Iona Prep Students Bring Holiday Cheer to The WestchesterIona Prep Students Bring Holiday Cheer to The Westchester

Devils' loss to Predators another 'tough one to swallow'

December 24, 2016 - 09:16

NEW YORK, NY -- There was no beating around the bush in the Devils locker room.

The Predators outmatched them from start to finish, handing the team their seventh straight loss by a 5-1 final Tuesday night.

"It sucks. It's a tough one to swallow," forward Kyle Palmieri said. "Had a day off yesterday, and we didn't show up to play today. There's not much else to say about it."

Cory Schneider #35 and Jon Merrill #7 of the New Jersey Devils defend against Colton Sissons #10 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at the Prudential Center on December 20, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Bruce Bennett | Getty Images)

Monroe Men’s Basketball Earns Pair of Close Wins at Chipola Classic

December 24, 2016 - 08:48

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College Men's Basketball team finished 2-1 at the Chipola College Classic in Marianna, Florida over the weekend. After dropping the opener to Gulf Coast State College, the Mustangs rebounded with an 86-85 win over Chipola and a 79-75 victory against Macomb Community College in overtime.

Hampus Ahlin, Jarron Chapman, and Tyler Ancrum led the offense against Chipola, who entered the game with a 13-1 record. Ahlin posted a season-high 26 points and six assists on 9-of-16 shooting. Ancrum added ten, while Chapman contributed 11.

Monroe Men’s Basketball Earns Pair of Close Wins at Chipola Classic

Iona Prep Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

December 24, 2016 - 08:40

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- There are approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.

Brother Thomas R. Leto, President of Iona Prep, congratulates Iain Pile of Tuckahoe, a 2017 Semi-Finalist of the National Merit Program.

Second Half Spark Leads Iona MBB Past UCSB In Vegas

December 24, 2016 - 08:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men’s basketball team outscored UC Santa Barbara 41-26 in the second half on the way to a 73-57 victory on the opening day of the South Point Holiday Classic in Las Vegas earlier today.

After UC Santa Barbara cut the Gaels lead to three points at 56-53 with 9:15 remaining in regulation, the Maroon & Gold finished the contest on a 17-4 run to earn a 16-point win. Jordan Washington led the charge with seven points during the run while the defense forced four turnovers.

Second Half Spark Leads Iona MBB Past UCSB In Vegas

12/31 Ring in the New Year at Noon with the Kids at New Roc City – Popular Event, now in its 7th Year, will Benefit Westchester Children’s Museum 10:30 A.M.

December 24, 2016 - 08:09
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- For the 7th year in a row, New Roc City will offer their festive ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Parents and kids will enjoy an exciting Times Square simulated atmosphere in a safe and fun environment. New Roc City is located at 33 Lecount Pl Ste 6, New Rochelle.


Anti-Bullying Speaker Charged with Felony Assault After Speaking at New Rochelle Middle School

December 24, 2016 - 00:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A speaker at an anti-bullying event at a local middle school this fall was arrested four weeks later, after Election Day, on a charge of felony assault, Talk of the Sound has learned.

Police say Shacara-Atiyá McLaurin, 23, a former Teen Ambassador for Stomp Out Bullying, allegedly knocked a 75-year old man to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest outside Trump Tower in Manhattan shortly after the November 8th Presidential Election.

New Rochelle High School Sophomore Leads Students Anti-Trump Protest March

December 23, 2016 - 22:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A New Rochelle High School sophomore convened an anti-Trump protest rally across the street from the Whitney Young auditorium early this morning as students, teachers, staff, school security and police looked on, some with admiration,  others with indifference or derision.