June 2018

Engel Announces $2,375,700 in Title I Funding for New Rochelle Schools

June 15, 2018 - 18:38

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the U.S. Department of Education has allocated $2,375,700 in federal funds to schools in New Rochelle as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Title I allocations.

Part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Title I program provides financial assistance to school districts with high concentrations of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet state academic standards.

Congressman Eliot Engel

Morgan State Honors College Hires Convicted Felon

June 14, 2018 - 02:30

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Convicted felon, sex offender, serial liar and fraudster, Freddie Dean Smith is alive and well and currently working as the Student Services Coordinator for the Clara I. Adams Honors College at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Morgan State, a state-owned HBCU, ranks among the Top 20 Historically Black College and Universities in the United States.

New Rochelle Schools Back Off Re-Registration Commitment

June 13, 2018 - 22:53

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne announced today a significant retreat from a previous commitment to require all students in New Rochelle public schools to re-register before the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Osborne also announced the hiring of a former Superintendent from Port Chester to oversee the process.

The original plan announced last month called for district wide re-registration to begin June 25th at Trinity Elementary School. That is now off the table

06/15 Opening Reception in Wolfs Lane Park for ModernDance; an installation by Elizabeth Knowles and Bill Thielen 5 PM

June 13, 2018 - 14:22

PELHAM, NY -- Come join us at the park and at the opening reception across the street from the park at Rockwells Restaurant at 105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

Natural patterns inspire the work of Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Separately they have created individual bodies of work over the last 25 years. During this time they were engaging in a dynamic, verbal dialogue on aesthetics and philosophy. Resulting from this long-term discourse is the recent collaboration the site-specific outdoor installation ModernDance.

Modern Dance

New Rochelle Mayor Unblocks Twitter Account Following Federal Court Decision in Trump Case

June 12, 2018 - 22:59

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has unblocked users on his Twitter account following a federal court ruling against President Donald J. Trump, Talk of the Sound has confirmed. The move comes after a court decision in a case brought by 7 plaintiffs against Donald Trump who were blocked on the President’s Twitter feed.

New Rochelle Police Investigating Student with BB Gun at Middle School

June 12, 2018 - 14:58

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police Youth Detectives are investigating after a student allegedly brought a BB gun into Isaac E. Young Middle School.

At 12:29 p.m. on Monday, New Rochelle Police responded to a complaint from the school’s administrative staff.

“They found a BB gun in a student’s back pack,” said New Rochelle Police Deputy Commissioner Robert Gazolla. "There were no reports of threats made to any students or staff."

The BB gun was turned over to the officers and the incident is under investigation, said Gazolla.

Eels at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn

June 11, 2018 - 19:19
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BROOKLYN, NY — Mark Oliver Everett, otherwise known as E, returned to New York for the first time in four years to perform at the Brooklyn Steel musical venue with his band, The Eels.

E along with bandmates Jeff Lyster (“The Chet”), Allen Hunter (“Big Al”) and Joe Mengis (“Little Joe”) were touring to promote The Deconstruction, The Eels 12th studio album, released on April 6, 2018.

New Rochelle Board of Education Comes to Terms with F.U.S.E. Union on 1 Year Extension

June 11, 2018 - 14:45

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education had reached a tentative one year agreement to succeed the current F.U.S.E. contract which expires on June 30th.

Under the proposed agreement, members will receive an "across the board" raise of 1.35%, with no increase to members' health insurance contribution.

The agreement also includes a number of other provisions:

MBK New Rochelle Hosts 2nd Annual "Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day"

June 09, 2018 - 18:06

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- While thousands of students joined their Mom and Dad at work last Thursday, 46 New Rochelle High School students traveled to 16 different workplaces as part of the Second Annual “Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day,” an initiative pioneered by My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle (MBKNewRo) and designed to piggyback on the national Take your Son or Daughter to Work Day. 

My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle