January 2018

Board of Health Seeks Nominees for 2018 Public Health Awards

January 14, 2018 - 11:14

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County Board of Health wants to recognize volunteers whose time and talents this past year made outstanding contributions to public health in Westchester, and encourages community leaders, educators, health professionals and leaders of local organizations that serve county residents to nominate their unsung volunteer heroes for these annual public health service awards through by Feb. 11.

Board of Health Seeks Nominees for 2018 Public Health Awards

Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

January 14, 2018 - 10:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College community mourns the loss of Dazzmen Johnson, the inaugural captain and beloved member of our Men's Rugby program who passed away last Friday.

Dazzmen was an exceptional, determined young man with a bright future ahead of him. He joined our rugby program at the start of its debut season in 2016, and quickly established himself as an energetic leader. He was named team captain and later, its first MVP (Most Valuable Player).

Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson

Thruway Authority Launches Three-week Long Amnesty Program for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Tolls by Mail Customers

January 14, 2018 - 10:04

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The New York State Thruway Authority today announced an amnesty program for Tolls By Mail cashless tolling customers using the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The three-week program, set to launch in February, will allow cashless tolling customers with open violations to receive amnesty.  Eligible motorists will receive a letter from the Thruway Authority and must pay all outstanding toll balances by February 21.

Thruway Authority Launches Three-week Long Amnesty Program for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Tolls by Mail Customers

New Rochelle High School Student Stabbed to Death by Fellow Student

January 10, 2018 - 18:33

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As predicted by Talk of the Sound since the beginning of the school year, the failure of New Rochelle High School administrators to enforce their own “closed campus” policy had led to tragedy. A young woman is fighting for her life in a Bronx hospital after she was stabbed several blocks from the high school campus during the middle of the school day when school board policy requires all students to remain on campus until dismissed at the end of the school day.

Bronx Man Arrested for Cocaine Possession after Accident on I-95

January 09, 2018 - 03:37

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On January 8, 2018, at approximately 1:05 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a one car property damage accident on I-95, City of New Rochelle. During the interviewing of the driver of the vehicle, Jorge G. Molina, age 36, of Bronx, NY, probable cause to search the driver and the vehicle was established.

Jorge G. Molina

Man Rescued by New Rochelle Police After Falling Through Ice on Echo Bay

January 09, 2018 - 03:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police rescued a man in his fifties who fell through the ice on Monday evening off the shore of Five Islands Park in New Rochelle.

"He was in the water for about ten minutes," said New Rochelle Police Sergeant Christopher Castiglia. “He was taken to Montefiore Hospital (New Rochelle) and treated for hypothermia.”

Police did not have an update on the man’s medical condition.

“He is lucky somebody heard him,” said Castiglia. “Nobody’s out there walking around. He could have died.”

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Magnet, Pre-K Open Houses Begin Next Week

January 07, 2018 - 16:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The time is here to enroll students into one of the City School District of New Rochelle's three elementary school magnet programs or the universal prekindergarten program. The first of three open houses is set for next week. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center, 129 Barnard Road. Prekindergarten through second grade. Learn about the magnet and universal prekindergarten program.

City School District of New Rochelle

Trinity's Briana Bartels Balances School, Tennis

January 07, 2018 - 16:32

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Briana Bartels, a tournament tennis player at 10 years old, is proof that elementary school students can devote time to their passions and be top academic performers. The Trinity Elementary School fifth-grader is as well known in her school for being an excellent student as she is for returning volleys on the court.

"That leadership she shows on the court, she also shows in the classroom," said Trinity Principal Anthony DiCarlo. "Teachers love having her in class."

Briana Bartels and her father, Salifu Mohammed