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The Controversy over the City Yard Continues

September 28, 2014 - 21:39

Letters threatening owners of parcels in the City Park area were sent by the City saying eminent domain might be used to purchase their property. This was the first notice that the City Council was considering the use of these parcels for a new City Yard.
How did this happen? The Development Commissioner at the next City Council meeting in July held up a drawing for a proposed City Yard in this targeted City Park area. Commissioner Luiz Aragon stated owners of several parcels had been sent letters. These letters were apparently approved at an executive session of City Council. Whether or not this is legally correct is only one issue. No financial data on the costs to taxpayers was provided.
More important, why was there no public notice or even a hint of an announcement to New Rochelle taxpayers that this site was being considered? Apparently this site is still smaller than the present City Yard as is true of the Beechwood parcel.
New York State is a freedom of information state so why were residents the last to know what transpired?
City Council, in fairness, has to clarify why they are acting secretively when taxpayer dollar are at stake.

Are Common Core Scores Objective Measures?

July 22, 2014 - 00:30

In the Friday, July 18, 2014 issue of Soundview Rising

A recent news report stated that New York
State high school students will have their Common
Core-based test scores in English and algebra
adjusted, as the deputy state education
commissioner said stability of passing rates is
sought.
While on a scale of one to five – with
“three” considered proficiency – the new scoring

Reform Club to Feature Tocci, Paduano and Trangucci, Thursday June 26

June 26, 2014 - 03:08

------------ MEETING NOTICE--------------------------

The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club will meet this Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle, in the 2nd floor meeting hall.

The special guest speakers will be New Rochelle City Councilman District #1 Lou Trangucci, former New Rochelle Mayor Leonard Paduano, and current American Legion Post #8 Commander Ron Tocci.

New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club to feature B. Marrone and A. Tarantino

May 21, 2014 - 20:58

The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club
> will meet this Thursday, May 22 @ 7:30
> PM at the American Legion Post 8
> Hall, 112 North Ave. New Rochelle, in the 2nd floor
> meeting hall.
>

>
> The first guest speaker will
> be Bob Marrone, the new
> Executive Director of the New Rochelle Chamber of
> Commerce. Bob has a Wall Street background

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The Controversy over the City Yard Continues

Letters threatening owners of parcels in the City Park area were sent by the City saying eminent domain might be used to purchase their property. This was the first notice that the City Council was considering the use of these parcels for a new City Yard.
How did this happen? The Development Commissioner at the next City Council meeting in July held up a drawing for a proposed City Yard in this targeted City Park area. Commissioner Luiz Aragon stated owners of several parcels had been sent letters. These letters were apparently approved at an executive session of City Council. Whether or not this is legally correct is only one issue. No financial data on the costs to taxpayers was provided.
More important, why was there no public notice or even a hint of an announcement to New Rochelle taxpayers that this site was being considered? Apparently this site is still smaller than the present City Yard as is true of the Beechwood parcel.
New York State is a freedom of information state so why were residents the last to know what transpired?
City Council, in fairness, has to clarify why they are acting secretively when taxpayer dollar are at stake.

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Are Common Core Scores Objective Measures?

In the Friday, July 18, 2014 issue of Soundview Rising

A recent news report stated that New York
State high school students will have their Common
Core-based test scores in English and algebra
adjusted, as the deputy state education
commissioner said stability of passing rates is
sought.
While on a scale of one to five – with
“three” considered proficiency – the new scoring

Read more

Reform Club to Feature Tocci, Paduano and Trangucci, Thursday June 26

------------ MEETING NOTICE--------------------------

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