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After Second Resignation in 3 Weeks, New Rochelle BOE Bars Mention of Reggie Richardson at Public Meeting

August 08, 2018 - 05:45

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Hundreds of New Rochelle residents, many on hand at City Hall tonight to express support and appreciation for embattled New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson, were barred from mentioning his name during an emotional public comment period held after School Board President Jeffrey Hastie announced Richardson had resigned, effective immediately.

Speakers who did mention Richardson were cut off and rebuked by Hastie.

Many speakers, frustrated by the Voldemort-like ban, spoke more broadly of a culture of racism in New Rochelle.

Frozen Custard Shop Opens in New Rochelle

August 07, 2018 - 12:04

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An inviting new dessert shop has opened its doors in the Wykagyl Shopping Center here in New Rochelle called Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard. The shop is owned, operated and conceived by longtime New Rochelle resident Michael Weissman (Dubb’s is for the “W” in Weissman) and offers a delicious twist on ice cream that will be a revelation to many in Westchester County.

Mikey Dubb's Front

09/15 The Picture House Presents 7th Annual Picnic in the Park Fall Fundraiser Sponsored by the Berkowitz/Marrone Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate 6 PM

August 07, 2018 - 11:49

PELHAM, NY -- The Picture House Regional Film Center’s highly-popular Picnic in the Park fundraiser is back for its seventh year on Saturday, September 15th from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The end-of-summer soiree will kick-off in the beautifully renovated 1921 Picture House with cocktails, popcorn, and an advance screening of one of the most buzzed-about movies of the fall, Bel Canto, followed by a Q&A with the director Paul Weitz.

The Picture House Presents 7th Annual Picnic in the Park Fall Fundraiser Sponsored by the Berkowitz/Marrone Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

DA Scarpino Congratulates Westchester County’s New Public Safety Commissioner

August 07, 2018 - 10:28

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino extended congratulations to newly appointed Westchester County Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Gleason, offering his assistance in the weeks ahead as Commissioner Gleason transitions into his new position.

DA Scarpino Congratulates Westchester County’s New Public Safety Commissioner

Stubborn Three Alarm Fire in East End of New Rochelle Guts Home, Leaves 2 Firefighters Injured

August 04, 2018 - 02:33

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Two New Rochelle firefighters were injured Friday night battling a structure fire on Petersville Road said NRFD Deputy Fire Chief Scott Bradley. The location was 100 yards from Holy Name Church.

One firefighter fell down stairs. Another was overcome by heat exhaustion. Both were take to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. This according to Bradley.

The fire may be the result of illegal electrical work done by contractors who were on scene when the fire started.

“We had heavy smoke on arrival,” said Bradley. “It looked like fire was in the wall.”

New Rochelle Armory Murder Case Goes to Grand Jury

August 03, 2018 - 16:14

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Jose F. Olmos-Torres appeared today in the City Court of New Rochelle for a felony hearing on a charge of Second Degree Murder in the death of Nurten Seljuk.

 

Seljuk’s body was found last Friday covered in trash laying in the driveway of the New Rochelle Armory. Her skull was caved in according to police sources.

 

David Rich of Legal Aide Society, representing Olmos-Torres, withdrew the prior request for a felony hearing and waived the matter to a Grand Jury.

 

Barnard Summer Reading Demonstrates More than One Way to Enjoy Books

August 03, 2018 - 13:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It turns out there are more ways to enjoy your summer books than reading straight through. Teachers in the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center summer reading program have been leading more than 80 students in fun activities to pique their interest and ensure comprehension of the stories and information on the pages of the books they read. 

Barnard Summer Reading Demonstrates More than One Way to Enjoy Books

IEYMS Students Learn Science at IBM TechKnow Camps

August 03, 2018 - 12:57

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Whipping up a batch of fresh Oreo cookie ice cream is so much easier when you hit it with a blast of liquid nitrogen.

Two minutes with the super-chilled element was all it took to turn cream into a scoopable treat - and for the 11 Isaac E. Young Middle School students to learn another lesson at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights.

IEYMS Students Learn Science at IBM TechKnow Camps

New Vending Machines to Bring Healthier Snacks for Students and Staff

August 03, 2018 - 12:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students returning to New Rochelle High School in September will notice something new about their vending machines - healthier snacks in bright, new displays.

Through a bid process, the City School District of New Rochelle has named a single company, Vita Vending, also known as Healthy Vending Machines New York, to install and supply all machines in the District. The company is known for its focus on healthy snacks.

New Vending Machines to Bring Healthier Snacks for Students and Staff

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