March 2017

After Latino Fling, Mamma Francesca is Back Where She Belongs

March 31, 2017 - 08:14
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Mamma Francesca was, for decades, one of the most popular and well-established Italian restaurants in Westchester County. Opening in 1983, the restaurant was packed each week, including a lunchtime crowd of state and county judges, politicians, and other assorted movers and shakers. And then suddenly, in 2011, Nick Di Costanzo shut it all down, for months, undertaking major (and expensive) renovations before re-opening as a Latino nightclub and restaurant.

NRHS Economics Team Advances to State Championship

March 31, 2017 - 08:08

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Eight students from the New Rochelle High School Economics Team have advanced to the semifinals of the National Economic Challenge, the nation's most prestigious high school economics competition.

The contest will take place Saturday, April 1, at the Museum of Finance in New York City.

The students were picked from among hundreds in New York state who took an online test in economics. Eight teams were selected to go to the semifinals. Two of the teams are from NRHS.

NRHS Economics Team Advances to State Championship

Adriana Santiago has been Chosen as a 2017 Girls Inc. National Scholar

March 30, 2017 - 11:15

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Adriana Santiago, a member of Girls Inc. of Westchester County and a student at New Rochelle High School, has been chosen as a 2017 Girls Inc. National Scholar and awarded a $5,000 Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright scholarship. Santiago was selected for her outstanding academic achievements, community service work and dedication to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Adriana is one of 19 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected in 2017 from more than 100 applications from across the United States and Canada. Congratulations Adriana!

Adriana Santiago has been Chosen as a 2017 Girls Inc. National Scholar

High School Art Salon

March 30, 2017 - 10:38
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Pelham Art Center is proud to continue its annual exhibition featuring exceptional student art with the High School Art Salon, on view April 6-21, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 6, 6:00-7:30pm, free and open to the public.  The exhibition will highlight artwork by students in advanced art classes from seven local high schools: Dobbs Ferry, Fordham Preparatory, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham Memorial, and Scarsdale.

High School Art Salon

Prominent Westchester Attorney to Address AIPAC Conference in Nation's Capital

March 25, 2017 - 07:21
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WASHINGTON, DC -- Richard St. Paul, a prominent New York-based Attorney and National TV Legal Analyst, will host a panel discussion entitled "Israel and the African American Community" at the upcoming AIPAC Conference to be held on March 26 in Washington, DC.

St. Paul, a former elected official in Westchester County, NY, appears regularly as a commentator on legal affairs and current events both nationally, on Fox News Channel, and regionally, on Verizon FioS, among other media outlets. He has worked in the Executive Branch under Republican and Democrat administrations.

Miriam Soury Obituary

March 23, 2017 - 11:37

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Miriam Soury, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, September 1, 2016. She was 78 years old. Miriam was born in New York to the late Lena and Henry J. Perahia. At 17, she met the love of her life, Joseph Soury and together they built and shared a wonderful life together for 60 years. After raising her three children, Miriam worked as a Personnel executive for Westchester County. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, and most of all spending time with her family.