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House Garage Struck By Lighting In New Rochelle

June 25, 2012 - 12:05

A Garage at 25 Cherry Lawn Blvd.was struck by lighting around 7:34 am Monday morning and has started a fire on the garage roof.
THE first engine 25 on the scene has reported heavy smoke coming from roof of the garage and has stretched a line to put the fire out.

Update 7:53am car 2301 reporting fire is knocked down checking for extension.

Car 2302 reporting roof has been opened.
no injuries reported

Update 8:03 am fire is under control and units are venting the garage area.

Basement Fire Destroys Two New Rochelle Business"s

June 25, 2012 - 10:32

A early morning fire in a basement located at 601 North Avenue has put two New Rochelle business owner's on hard times. La Guadalupana Grocery & Meat Market and The Ionian Grill and Cafe suffered heavy smoke damage to the upper floor. Their basements were destroyed. The fire did not spread to the restaurant area of the Ionian Grill.

New Rochelle firefighters responded to an automatic alarm sounded around 4:15 am Monday morning. Upon arriving at the scene firefighters observed heavy smoke coming from the basement and from the storefronts. New Rochelle fireman went to work quickly to stop the blaze from spreading to a apartment building next door.

The chief on the scene called a 2nd alarm and all New Rochelle units responded along with mutual aid from Eastchester, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. In all, twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene and fought the fire for about an hour.

Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio said the fire was not suspicious. He said the fire broke out in the basement of La Guadalupana in a storage area. DiMeglio estimated the damaged to be about $40,000.

One New Rochelle fireman is being treated for possible heat related issue's.

North Avenue is closed both north and southbound from Fifth avenue to Treno Street.

Some old time New Rochelleans will remember this was the former location of GARY'S Barleycorn, a world-famous college hangout.

It's been a busy week for New Rochelle's Fire Department. Also this morning, a House Garage Struck By Lighting In New Rochelle and on Friday there was an Early Morning Fire at Laundromat at 43 Drake Avenue Leaves Residents in Three Apartment Buildings Without Power

Another Assault Downtown New Rochelle

June 20, 2012 - 05:48

New Rochelle Police were called around 1:00am Wednesday morning to area around North Avenue and Garden Street after a male hispanic was attacked by 3-4 male blacks.
The victum could give little information on his attackers as he was pushed and punched and kicked to the ground by his attackers.
The victum was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center for head and eye injury's by ambulance.
It is not known was was taken from the victim and if any weapons were used. DEVELOPING-----

Strong Armed Robbery Centre Avenue New Rochelle

June 18, 2012 - 09:53

A strong armed robbery occurred around 4:30am Monday morning in front of the Viva Grande Ranch on Centre Avenue.
New Rochelle Police received a call from a male that he was robbed of nearly $500.00 in cash by 2 suspects who may of ran into 54 Centre avenue.Police have not said what kind of weapon was used.
Police have searched the building and the surrounding area with no results.DEVELOPING-----

New Rochelle Will Celebrate With Fireworks On July 4.

June 07, 2012 - 01:06

July 4th Fireworks Saved
Annual “Spark the Sound” Event Sponsored by Local Foundation, Community Support

Grucci Fireworks will once again light up the night in New Rochelle on July 4th, thanks to the generosity of a local foundation and numerous community partners.

In April, the City of New Rochelle began soliciting funds for the City’s three main community events: the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Parades, and the July 4th Fireworks. While funding for the parades was nearly complete, the fireworks still lacked a primary sponsor. This week, that need was met by the S.E.L.F.-Help Foundation, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization in New Rochelle. Their contribution coupled with those of other donors enables the event to take place as hoped.

“The donation was given out of respect for America and love for New Rochelle,” said Guru Madeleine, Founder and President of the S.E.L.F.- Help Foundation, Inc. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, it is up to us as individual citizens to show we care, and participate as vibrant members on every level. This gift was an opportunity to put our faith into action.”


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