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September 2017

New Rochelle Man Shoots Yonkers Cop in Face, Expected to Face Attempted Murder Charge

September 27, 2017 - 15:06

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Francisco Valencia, 18, of New Rochelle, is expected to be charged with at least one count of Attempted Murder in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer.  

Kayla Maher, 26, was shot in the chin on Monday evening at Ridge Drive and Marshall Road in Yonkers on Tuesday evening. A fierce gun-battle erupted after Yonkers police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

Yonkers PD Officer Kayla Maher leaves Jacobi Medical Center

09/25 “Law at the Library” Series to Focus on Matrimonial Law 07:30 PM

September 23, 2017 - 12:31

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Navigating the Stormy Waters of Separation and Divorce” is the subject of the next program in the “Law at the Library” series presented by the New Rochelle Bar Association and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. The panel discussion, with a Question & Answer session will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Meeting Room/Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library.

New Rochelle Public Library NRPL

10/01 Library Presents “Tango Rendezvous” Program from Argentina 3 PM

September 23, 2017 - 12:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Returning to New Rochelle by popular demand, members of the Sala 420 Tango Bar from La Plata, Argentina, under the direction of Ruben Gerardo Monreal, will perform a fabulous program of traditional and contemporary tango music, dance and theater on Sunday, October 1st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library.

Library Presents “Tango Rendezvous” Program from Argentina

09/24 “Anne Hutchinson” Music-Drama to be Presented at Library 3 PM

September 23, 2017 - 12:17

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. will present a staged reading and sing-through of an original music-drama “Anne Hutchinson”, on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. Written by John Taylor Thomas and directed by Billie Tucker, the production dramatizes the life of the extraordinary woman and her involvement in settling lower Westchester. It is produced by Karen S. Allen and Billie Tucker, with support from ArtsWestchester.  

“Anne Hutchinson” Music-Drama to be Presented at Library

Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

September 23, 2017 - 11:58

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Phillip R. Bartlett, the Inspector in Charge of the New York Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the unsealing of a Complaint charging VINCENT MAFFUCCI with mail fraud.

Las Vegas Travel Agent Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Defrauding Westechester Youth in Connection with Travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Poland

Westchester Parks Foundation Honors “Parksters” During 40th Anniversary Gala

September 23, 2017 - 11:39

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) honored five individuals during its 2017 gala celebration on Thursday, September 14 at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, WPF’s mission continues to be to encourage investment in Westchester County’s 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces.

From left: Joe Stout, Executive Director, Westchester Parks Foundation; Honoree John Baker; Honoree Scott Vaccaro; Honorees Betsy and Wally Stern; Honoree Ken Puff; and Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor.

IEYMS Eighth-Graders Run Food Drive

September 23, 2017 - 08:13

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The National Day of Service and Remembrance has passed, but the good deed that one class at Isaac E. Young Middle School has taken on is far from over.

The students in Mary Monteleone's 8th-grade English class started a food drive first by collecting extra canned goods from their homes. By mid-week, several had taken their lunch period to create food drive signs with colored markers to hang in the hallways.

"For them to give up their lunch to make the posters is a nice gesture," Monteleone said.

Isaac E. Young eighth graders Emelien Perez (left) and Lesly Paccha work on food drive posters.

NRHS Accounting Teacher Makes Subject Engaging

September 23, 2017 - 07:59

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School business teacher Robert Thompson originally planned on a career in advertising. But his thoughts turned to teaching in an instant one day when he was serving as a counselor at Camp Quarropas in White Plains while in college.

A painfully shy boy who Thompson had been talking with for weeks hugged him while leaving the camp and thanked Thompson for being his best friend there.

"I wouldn't be here if that moment hadn't happened," Thompson said this week, in his classroom lined with computers.

NRHS business teacher Robert Thompson

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