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February 2018

District Names Task Force Chair; Applications Accepted

February 18, 2018 - 05:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The formation of the new Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth is under way, with longtime education expert Dr. Jonathan Brice as its chairman.

Dr. Brice, an educational leader with 25 years' experience, was selected to head the initiative last week, and the New Rochelle Board of Education has begun accepting applications from community members who wish to join the Task Force.

Dr. Jonathan Brice

03/01 Portrait Painting Demonstration 6 PM

February 18, 2018 - 03:31

PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center is excited to offer a free demonstration by the recognized portrait artist Yuka Imata. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the process and thoughts a professional portrait painter goes through when starting a portrait. Whether you paint or not, this will be an interesting evening exploring creativity in action.

YukaImata

03/03 Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta 01:30 PM

February 18, 2018 - 02:58

PELHAM, NY -- Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Feel the heat of the summer approaching with the spicy rhythms and passionate flamenco dance by the group Flamenco Latino.

From 1:30-2:30 pm this exciting traditional dance will inspire you!  Pelham Art Center invites artists to take advantage of the passion and create flamenco movement drawings. For all others – enjoy the visuals, the footwork, the guitar sounds and learn about this exciting dance. 

Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta

Six Long Island Schools Bail Out on New Rochelle High School Model Congress Event over Violence Concerns

February 16, 2018 - 20:53

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Six Long Island School Districts will not attended the New Rochelle High School Model Congress on March 23-24 over safety concerns, as first reported by Tony Aiello of WCBS-TV Channel 2 News.

Mauro Zonzini, New Rochelle Schools Contractor, Celebrates Conviction on Multiple Felony Counts of Corruption, Tax Evasion

February 16, 2018 - 20:35

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Mauro Zonzini raised his arms in triumph and shouted “Victory!” from the top of the stairs at the U.S. Courthouse in White Plains Friday after U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Román sentenced Zonzini to two terms, to run concurrently, of one year Supervised Release — no prison time — for his role in an extensive bribery and kickback scheme.

2 New Rochelle High School Students Arrested Following Melee Across from City Hall

February 16, 2018 - 20:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A pair of New Rochelle High School students were arrested Wednesday after police responded to a report of an “altercation involving youths” in the vicinity of 542 North Avenue, across the street from City Hall. The incident occurred at 3:32 p.m. near North Avenue and Horton Avenue.

Responding officers arrested Tyquan Carcamo, 17, of New Rochelle and a 14 year-old who was charged as a juvenile with Reckless Endangerment. Carcamo was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a violation. Police are not releasing the name of the 14 year-old.

High Tech Helps Westchester County Police Nab Car Thieves in Downtown New Rochelle

February 15, 2018 - 23:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An alert officer in Westchester County Police Department's Real Time Crime Center in Hawthorne, NY helped nab car thieves in New Rochelle, NY after they stole an SUV in Mount Vernon, NY.

At about 11:18 a.m., a detective in the Real Time Crime Center broadcast an alert that a stolen Ford Explorer was being operated in downtown New Rochelle. WCPD PO Slotoroff located the vehicle and boxed it in so it couldn't drive away. Four people in the vehicle bailed out and fled.

Police Investigate Brutal Assault, Robbery of New Rochelle High School Student, 1 Arrested, 2 Sought

February 15, 2018 - 14:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police are investigating a brutal assault and robbery of a female New Rochelle High School student by three females, including two fellow NRHS students.

The victim was lured into a car by her attackers under a false pretense. Once inside the car she was severely beaten and robbed, sources say. The victim knew at least one of her attackers. At least one of the attackers is said to have a history of dealing drugs.

The police have made one arrest and continue to seek two other people.

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