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Pennsylvania Man Charged for Burglarizing Businesses in New Rochelle, Yonkers

October 15, 2018 - 21:10

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Kareem Johnakin, 45,  of Bethlehem, PA, was arraigned in Westchester County Court following a multicount indictment for burglarizing several Yonkers and New Rochelle businesses in the spring and summer 2017. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear again in court October 9, 2018.

He is charged with the following:

5 counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, class D felonies

3 counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, class D felonies

4 counts of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, class E felonies

Kareem Johnakin

Students Across District Plant Trees Donated by City

October 14, 2018 - 12:44

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Across the City School District of New Rochelle, students and teachers are planting seedlings that will, in the coming years, grow into Colorado blue spruce trees.

About 100 of the seedlings came to the schools from the City of New Rochelle, which had distributed more of them at its recent annual Street Fair downtown. Over time, the Picea pungens that are planted and tended to will grow into full-bodied conifers with a silvery blue-green look.

Students Across District Plant Trees Donated by City

International Violinist Plays for NRHS Music Students

October 14, 2018 - 11:48

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Semmy Stahlhammer, an internationally acclaimed violinist from Sweden, told New Rochelle High School students his influences in learning his instrument of choice were wide-ranging.

They include other violinists, sure. But also ballet dancers, singers, and even Jimi Hendrix. If the Swedish string master's performances don't evoke the hard-driving songs of the rock guitarist, that's no matter. Stahlhammer advised students to draw inspiration wherever they can.

Click on the photo for video from the event.

District Completes Delayed School Opening Drill

October 14, 2018 - 11:32

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Monday's delayed school opening drill was mostly successful with a few hiccups that will be worked out, said Director of Transportation William Miller. The delayed opening was a test of procedures to determine if the District could efficiently transport students when the high school and middle schools need to open two hours later and the elementary schools open three hours later.

City School District of New Rochelle

Dr. Parvey Named Interim Superintendent

October 14, 2018 - 11:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In her first days as Interim Superintendent of the City School District of New Rochelle, Dr. Magda Parvey spent much of her time visiting the schools that are now in her care.

It was a practice she followed in her role as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Chief Academic Officer, which she took when she arrived in the District two years ago. After the Board of Education named her the District's top educator this week, she made a point to visit the schools again in her new role to communicate directly with the staff and students.

Dr. Parvey Named Interim Superintendent

New York State’s Raise the Age Law in Effect as of October 1st

October 12, 2018 - 21:09

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The District Attorney’s Office (DAO) has been actively involved in working groups preparing for the change in legal status of 16- and 17-year-old offenders. The law raises the age of criminal responsibility to 18. New York was previously one of only two states that automatically prosecuted 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. The new legislation includes statutory amendments that among other things creates a new Adolescent Offender (AO) classification and establishes a new Youth Part in Superior Court.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.

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