May 2017

Student Arrested for Bringing a handgun-style "BB gun" to New Rochelle Middle School

May 11, 2017 - 16:49

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  A student at Albert Leonard Middle School was arrested by New Rochelle police after a handgun-style "bb gun" was found in his backpack at the school.

The arrest took place on March 11, 2017. 

"A  juvenile was charged with criminal possession of a weapon less than 16 years of age and possession of a forged instrument 3rd degree," said New Rochelle Police Captain Cosma Costa. "The case is being adjudicated through the Department of Probation."

A handgun-style BB gun or Pellet gun was seized by police

Ideally New Rochelle Would Pick Better Examples to Promote Development

May 10, 2017 - 18:39

NEW ROCHELLE, NY —- A promotional video created by the City of New Rochelle at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars and launched in February features a tax cheat, a deadbeat municipal tenant and an illegal event. The question on many mind’s is why these three businesses were chosen to represent the public face of New Rochelle to outside developers.

Convicted Sex Fiend Freddie Dean Smith Surfaces Again - This Time Outside Philadelphia

May 10, 2017 - 17:32

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- A viewer tip to a Phialdephia television station resulted in the abrupt termination of Freddie Dean Smith by a Pennsylvania school district after just one day on the job.

Investigative Reporter Wendy Saltzman of WPVI-TV Action News, the local ABC affiliate, was alerted to Smith’s hiring on Monday after a viewer did an online search for “Freddie Dean Smith” and found numerous articles on Smith’s depraved, criminal past on Talk of the Sound.

With Midnight Expiration of Certificate of Occupancy, New Rochelle Elementary School Must Close - But Won’t

May 10, 2017 - 04:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy issued for the Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle expired at midnight on Tuesday May 9th. Without a Certificate of Occupancy, the building may not lawfully operate as a school in New York State.

New Rochelle Fire Department Finds Five Fire Safety Violations at Davis School

May 08, 2017 - 20:47

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fire Department issued five Fire Safety Violation notices in March and five Appearance Tickets in April to the City School District of New Rochelle after multiple violations were found at the George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School.

The fire department conducted an inspection on March 6th.

New Rochelle Schools Opened Illegally Last September Due to Numerous Fire Safety Violations

May 05, 2017 - 18:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The first day of school is always an exciting day for students, teachers, staff and parents. In New Rochelle, that first day of school entailed a serious violation of New York State law.

The New York State Education Department Facilities website states: