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Federal Raid on New Rochelle Home Nets 50 Pounds of Methamphetamine Worth $800,000, Largest in State History Says DEA

October 07, 2012 - 23:17
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A DEA task force including members of the New Rochelle Police Department, New York State Police and New York Police Department raided a house at 71 Church Street in New Rochelle, NY on Sunday afternoon. Law enforcement agents including some DEA agents seized roughly 50 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $800,000.

Car Jumps Curb On Main Street In New Rochelle

October 07, 2012 - 22:52

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A driver lost control of his car on Main street and Harrison street in downtown New Rochelle early Sunday afternoon.The car took down a city street sign and slightly damaged a city garbage pail before coming to a stop before a bicycle store front.IMG 3976
No injuries were reported but the car was towed away by safeway towing.
Some people walking by said thank god it was a Sunday and not durning the week when the sidewalks would've been full with Monroe students walking to classes.IMG 3977

Gunshot Victim Walks Into New Rochelle Emergency Room.

September 30, 2012 - 08:58

New Rochelle Police responded to Sound Shore Medical Center Emergency Room early Sunday morning after a person came into the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest area. Police were not able to talk with the victim as they were taken into emergency surgery.
Security personal at the hospital said the victim came to the hospital in a cab. Police are reviewing cameras in the area to determine which cab company took the victim to the hospital.
New Rochelle police are not sure where the shooting took place. Developing------

Former New Rochelle Sports Writer James (Jim) O'Toole Passes

September 24, 2012 - 08:21
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JamesOtooleNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- James (Jim) O'Toole 78, A lifelong New Rochelle native and local sports writer for the Standard Star and Journal News passed away Sunday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a brief illness.

For twenty-five years, Jim was a bartender at Spectators sports pub in New Rochelle.

Jim was inducted to the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Jim O'Toole leaves behind his loving wife Mary and three sons, Matthew, a resident in Florida, Lawrence of Greenwich, CT and James of New Rochelle, NY and three grandchildren William, Natalie and Cooper. Jim was predeceased by three brothers PJ, Frank and Jack.

He loved to write about many local kids in sports and many softball teams and there players.

Funeral information will be posted as soon as the family has made the arrangements.

Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc.
16 Shea Place
New Rochelle, NY

Visiting hours will be Wednesday September 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday September 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday September 28 at 10: 30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Internment is private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Butterflies From Jodie 31 President Street NR NY 10801.

Parking Problems In Downtown New Rochelle

September 16, 2012 - 04:34

Many people were waiting on line this afternoon as only one parking machine was in operation at one of the city's busiest parking lots. The New Rochelle development department put two new machines in the lot and only one worked, causing significant delays and inconvenience for people parking there.

UPDATE: More lines Monday at the library lot.

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UPDATE: Development Commissioner Michael Freimuth responds to my inquiry on the parking situation.

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