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New Rochelle FOCUS Presser Tomorrow at New Rochelle Train Station to Launch "Be a Parent Not a Friend" Campaign

June 03, 2010 - 20:41

FOCUS PalmCard-small.jpgNew Rochelle FOCUS ("Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances") will hold a news conference tomorrow at 10:30 AM atthe New Rochelle Train Station to unveil the coaltion's new media campaign "Be a Parent Not a Friend".

Rep. Nita Lowey will be on hand for the announcement as well as other County and City officials.

Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances (FOCUS) is comprised of New Rochelle community members from all sectors devoted to substance abuse prevention and positive youth development.

Former Ranger Gives New Rochelle Youth Hockey Players Some Tips

June 03, 2010 - 14:12

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Former New York Rangers player Phil Esposito paid a visit to some New Rochelle Youth Hockey members last month.

New Rochelle hockey mom Alysa Vasapolli submitted the following press release and these photos of the practice.

The New Rochelle Youth Hockey program were the lucky recipients of a visit by hockey Hall-of-Famer, Phil Esposito, Sunday, April 25th, 2010 at the Rye Playland Ice Casino's Studio Rink. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was donated to the program by one of the volunteer coaches, whose place of employment won the event in a charity auction.

From the moment Mr. Esposito entered the building, he was all smiles. It is no surprise why this man has had such a successful career on and off the ice. He has charisma; is passionate about the sport of hockey, the players, and most importantly, the next generation of players: our children.

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Introduces Anti-Bullying Legislation

June 01, 2010 - 19:10


Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains) has introduced legislation that would fight against bullying in schools.

Her communications director sent out a press release, which reads as follows:

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin announced today the introduction of a comprehensive bill in the Assembly that will combat bullying in schools. Dubbed the "Anti-Bullying Act,” the bill defines bullying for schools to use in their codes of conduct.

The bill requires that school administrators report instances of bullying. The bill also creates the crime of aggravated harassment of teachers and school personnel and requires that students are education about the effects of bullying.

“Kids do better in school when they don’t have to worry about being bullied,” said Assemblywoman Paulin, “Requiring that the every school specifically identify and prohibit bullying will make schools safer for our children,” she said.

New Rochelle Girl Scouts Visit State Capitol

June 01, 2010 - 18:56

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Assemblyman George Latimer (Larchmont, Mamaroneck Town, Mamaroneck Village, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye City, Rye Town) taught some Girl Scouts from Thonton-Donovan a thing or two about the state government.

Latimer sent out this photo and a caption, which reads as follows:

Assemblyman George Latimer played host to a delegation of Girl Scouts from the Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle on a visit to the State Capitol in Albany during May. Latimer introduced the girls and their adult supervisors, including Constance Levi of Larchmont, during the Assembly Session. Unfortunately, no Girl Scout Cookies were involved -- Latimer is still on a strict diet.

Knickerbocker Press Building to Host Art Show

June 01, 2010 - 11:12


Reverol & Co., LLC will be hosting the annual Knickerbocker Art Show this month. The event will be held at the Knickerbocker Lofts (52 Webster Ave.), and will be open to the public Saturday, June 19 11am to 7pm; Sunday, June 20, 11am to 6pm; and Monday, June 21 Noon to 5pm.

The group sent out a press release, which reads as follows:

This June, the historic Knickerbocker Press Building will once again become a sanctuary for contemporary Art. From June 19th through the 21st, Reverol & Co., LLC is pleased to announce The Knickerbocker Art Show 2010.

Utilizing more than eight thousand square feet of dazzling display space, the show will put contemporary art to the fore in New Rochelle. The exhibition includes works that move between sculpture, painting, video, installation, and all space in between. This magnificent group of contemporary artists, work at the boundaries of abstraction and modes of representation to design bodies of work that are both equally familiar and disconcerting.

TONIGHT: "Keep Your Home Safe" Community Meeting to Address North End Burglary Spree

May 25, 2010 - 20:31

Burglar1.jpgIn response to a story first broken here on Talk of the Sound and later picked up by WCBS-TV, Council Members Marianne Sussman and Barry Fertel in conjunction with the New Rochelle Police Department will hold a meeting tonight at Temple Israel of New Rochelle.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. Temple Israel is located at 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard.

Collge of New Rochelle Hosts Special Olympics

May 25, 2010 - 14:53

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Earlier this month, College of New Rochelle hosted the Hudson Valley Special Olympics.

The group sent out a press release, which reads as follows:

The College of New Rochelle hosted members of the Special Olympics from Hudson Valley, Public School Sports League (PSSL) on May 4, 2010. Student and faculty volunteers from CNR’s athletic department, School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, and the School of Nursing held basketball and soccer skill contests, and introduced the young athletes to new games and activities in the College’s state-of-art Wellness Center.

PSSL students, 18 from the New Rochelle High School as well as students from Lakeland School District, some of whom are in wheelchairs, participated in the afternoon of sports and games. CNR’s student-athletes also provided sports giveaways from ESPN/Disney “Play Your Way” program for the Special Olympics athletes. This event was organized by The College of New Rochelle’s Director of The Wellness Center, Harold Crocker, and Beth Walsh, Coach for the Special Olympics teams in lower Westchester and Special Education Teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York.

St. John's Restoration Project Seeks Funds

May 25, 2010 - 03:03

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St. John's Episcopal Church on Wilmot Ave. is currently seeking donations to restore and preserve New Rochelle's "Oldest House of Worship."

The group sent out a press release, which reads as follows:

At 152 years of age, showing your age is to be expected. But even after a “face lift”?  The parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wilmot Road in New Rochelle, hope to remedy this with their “Bucks for Buckets” fundraising campaign.

“We need to raise enough ‘bucks’ to purchase at least 100 ‘buckets’ of paint to restore and preserve, for future generations, the original clapboard siding of the church,” said Joanne Bartoli, chairperson of the church’s fundraising committee.  “In 2009 we gave our church a virtual facelift by removing the aluminum siding which we were told by the judges for the New Rochelle Heritage Plaque Award ‘compromised the architectural significance and historical integrity’ of the church structure.  We had no argument with that!”


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