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Reply to 'What the Heck is ICLEI?'

March 13, 2011 - 17:22
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ICLEI/Agenda 21 is a plan by a foreign UN-based group that runs contrary to the US Constitution, runs roughshod over our civil rights. Any local government that accepts this plan, is in act committing TREASON (which is what Benedict Arnold was shot by firing squad).

ICLEI is an organization essentially run by people that hate the US and our lifestyle. They despise that we make as much money as we do, live in 1 family houses and drive automobiles.

They want to take our homes away and have us live in little concrete blocks because it fits their view of sustainabilty. For owning a car, a one-family home and living the way we do - we would be fined and taxed into giving up our homes because we could not sustain the charges against us. No private homes, no cars, no allegiance to the US government - but allegiance to being a citizen of the world where the UN group is the only government on the globe. They also believe in population control - use your imagination as to what that could mean.

This is the whole ball of wax in a nutshell. These 'historic districts' being proposed for Southern New Rochlle are nothing more than shills for ICLEI/Agenda 21.

Since The Snow Has Stopped Falling, New Rochelle Has Become Pothole City

February 12, 2011 - 01:19

Two weeks ago was the last time New Rochelle received any snow accumulation, thankfully. Since Christmas, New Rochelle has received enough white stuff (about 6 feet) to run a ski operation for a period of time. For those of us that enjoy snow, it was a wonderful gift. For the rest of us, we know the shovelling drill.

Now, that a considerable amount of it has melted, we're dealing with a different kind of gift - potholes.

As you may know, these tools of automobile destruction have begun to wreak havoc on our cars. Pictured below are some divots that seem to reveal themselves in this weather. These winners are at the corner of Huguenot and Centre - a perpetual pothole location right next to the parking lot and bus stop. To the uninitiated, a right turn off Huguenot spells trouble for not just the hole in the pavement, but the freezing water creates a driving hazard that can cause a car to lose control.

And The New Price Is...

December 31, 2010 - 04:26
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December 30, 2010 - This morning, I got the full effect of the price of a monthly commutation ticket from New Rochelle to Grand Central Terminal - $204 - a $15 increase from the old price at $189.

This was another 'sticker shock' event in our declining economy. In a recent series of nation-wide price hikes, my wallet is alot lighter that it was a year ago.

Ouch!!!

New York Metro Area Swamped with 2-3 feet Of Snow. Mass Transit is stopped cold.

December 31, 2010 - 03:47

At about Noon this past Sunday, December 26th, the 6th-worst deluge of snow fell on the New York City Metropolitan area. In the area surrounding New Rochelle, NY 22 inches fell while Staten Island and parts of New Jersey received 29”. In time, autos and buses stopped rolling as the drifts reached 4-5 feet. Even rail transportation saw severe delays and even cancellations as the day wore on. New Rochelle and other municipal governments declared snow emergencies for the blizzard conditions at hand.

On Monday the 27th, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road cancelled their commuter service. Metro-North had hourly Sunday service initially but eventually gave up the ghost as switch and signal woes befelled the New Haven line and was followed by the Harlem and Hudson before long. The Long Island Rail Road cancelled their schedule for the first of two days.

Metro-North’s New M-8 Commuter Car Debut Postponed About A Month

December 16, 2010 - 02:35
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December 15, 2010 - According to a story published in the Connecticut Post, the spanking new New Haven line M-8 commuter cars are not coming on line this month as promised. Owing to a bug in the software, railway signal systems were disrupted while the cars were being tested.

To see a photo of the M-8 cars, click on this link:
http://railientrails.blogspot.com/2010/12/metro-norths-new-m-8-commuter-...

Click on the link for the whole CT Post story:
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Software-glitches-disrupt-signals-pus...

On The Heels Of A Fare Increase, Summertime Ridership Survey Says 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

December 15, 2010 - 02:12
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MetroNorth_NewRochelle.jpg

New York, NY (December 14, 2010) – Metro-North riders found a note from the railroad on their seats tonight. The note was not about a service problem – it was an explanation of the 11.1% fare increase scheduled to take effect on December 30, 2010. In addition to the price up-tick for fares in New York State, the type of tickets sold and the terms they’re sold under have changed.

All WebTicket (internet purchase) discounts are being eliminated and a few types of tickets will no longer be sold via the web. Special event, ‘Getaway’, single day one-way and round trip tickets will no longer be available. The Mail&Ride 4% discount is being reduced to 2% or eliminated for travel between New York State stations. On-board step-up, ride extension and senior fares are also being increased. One-way and round trip tickets will be refundable only from 30 days of purchase, down from 6-months.

A $10 ticket refund processing fee will be implemented for redemption of unused or partially used tickets.

Spirted Discussion At The November 4 New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club Meeting

November 05, 2010 - 03:56

The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club met on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle. This group meets monthly to discuss a host of local issues.

The first item on tonight's agenda was the proposed Iona Dormitory issue that Greg Varian, an attorney and resident of the area, made a brief report. The dorm is being financed by the NY State Dormitory Authority and is located on the north side of New Rochelle. He highlighted the issues surrounding this new construction citing parking, vehicular traffic, and the surrounding building zoning issues. Iona used to be a commuter school that redefined its self as a residential/dormitory college some years ago.

Political Dirty Tricks In New Rochelle

October 22, 2010 - 02:00
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As President Obama said two years ago prior to the election, "It's silly season." New Rochelle is no different.

On Tuesday October 19th, silly season was revealed once again. Some time during that day, a Susan Kettner campaign sign was place directly in front of Cynthia Lobo's sign in southern New Rochelle. Kettner's sign was placed there without the permission of the homeowner. Kettner and Lobo are both vying for City Judge.

When I spoke to the homeowner she said, "Kettner's sign a foolish waste of signage and I threw it in the trash. I realize she's desperate. How can you want to be a judge and be uncomfortable around people as we saw in a Youtube video. If they put up another one, it's going wind up in the same place as the first one, the trash."

You can't make this stuff up, but this time, they're busted.

If you want to see a photo of the offending signage, visit my blog at:
http://railientrails.blogspot.com/2010/10/political-dirty-tricks-in-new-...

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Reply to 'What the Heck is ICLEI?'

ICLEI/Agenda 21 is a plan by a foreign UN-based group that runs contrary to the US Constitution, runs roughshod over our civil rights. Any local government that accepts this plan, is in act committing TREASON (which is what Benedict Arnold was shot by firing squad).

ICLEI is an organization essentially run by people that hate the US and our lifestyle. They despise that we make as much money as we do, live in 1 family houses and drive automobiles.

They want to take our homes away and have us live in little concrete blocks because it fits their view of sustainabilty. For owning a car, a one-family home and living the way we do - we would be fined and taxed into giving up our homes because we could not sustain the charges against us. No private homes, no cars, no allegiance to the US government - but allegiance to being a citizen of the world where the UN group is the only government on the globe. They also believe in population control - use your imagination as to what that could mean.

This is the whole ball of wax in a nutshell. These 'historic districts' being proposed for Southern New Rochlle are nothing more than shills for ICLEI/Agenda 21.

Read more

Since The Snow Has Stopped Falling, New Rochelle Has Become Pothole City

Two weeks ago was the last time New Rochelle received any snow accumulation, thankfully. Since Christmas, New Rochelle has received enough white stuff (about 6 feet) to run a ski operation for a period of time. For those of us that enjoy snow, it was a wonderful gift. For the rest of us, we know the shovelling drill.

Now, that a considerable amount of it has melted, we're dealing with a different kind of gift - potholes.

As you may know, these tools of automobile destruction have begun to wreak havoc on our cars. Pictured below are some divots that seem to reveal themselves in this weather. These winners are at the corner of Huguenot and Centre - a perpetual pothole location right next to the parking lot and bus stop. To the uninitiated, a right turn off Huguenot spells trouble for not just the hole in the pavement, but the freezing water creates a driving hazard that can cause a car to lose control.

Read more

And The New Price Is...

December 30, 2010 - This morning, I got the full effect of the price of a monthly commutation ticket from New Rochelle to Grand Central Terminal - $204 - a $15 increase from the old price at $189.

Read more

New York Metro Area Swamped with 2-3 feet Of Snow. Mass Transit is stopped cold.

At about Noon this past Sunday, December 26th, the 6th-worst deluge of snow fell on the New York City Metropolitan area. In the area surrounding New Rochelle, NY 22 inches fell while Staten Island and parts of New Jersey received 29”. In time, autos and buses stopped rolling as the drifts reached 4-5 feet. Even rail transportation saw severe delays and even cancellations as the day wore on. New Rochelle and other municipal governments declared snow emergencies for the blizzard conditions at hand.

On Monday the 27th, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road cancelled their commuter service. Metro-North had hourly Sunday service initially but eventually gave up the ghost as switch and signal woes befelled the New Haven line and was followed by the Harlem and Hudson before long. The Long Island Rail Road cancelled their schedule for the first of two days.

Read more

Metro-North’s New M-8 Commuter Car Debut Postponed About A Month

December 15, 2010 - According to a story published in the Connecticut Post, the spanking new New Haven line M-8 commuter cars are not coming on line this month as promised. Owing to a bug in the software, railway signal systems were disrupted while the cars were being tested.

To see a photo of the M-8 cars, click on this link:
http://railientrails.blogspot.com/2010/12/metro-norths-new-m-8-commuter-...

Click on the link for the whole CT Post story:
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Software-glitches-disrupt-signals-pus...

Read more

On The Heels Of A Fare Increase, Summertime Ridership Survey Says 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

MetroNorth_NewRochelle.jpg

New York, NY (December 14, 2010) – Metro-North riders found a note from the railroad on their seats tonight. The note was not about a service problem – it was an explanation of the 11.1% fare increase scheduled to take effect on December 30, 2010. In addition to the price up-tick for fares in New York State, the type of tickets sold and the terms they’re sold under have changed.

All WebTicket (internet purchase) discounts are being eliminated and a few types of tickets will no longer be sold via the web. Special event, ‘Getaway’, single day one-way and round trip tickets will no longer be available. The Mail&Ride 4% discount is being reduced to 2% or eliminated for travel between New York State stations. On-board step-up, ride extension and senior fares are also being increased. One-way and round trip tickets will be refundable only from 30 days of purchase, down from 6-months.

A $10 ticket refund processing fee will be implemented for redemption of unused or partially used tickets.

Read more

Spirted Discussion At The November 4 New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club Meeting

The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club met on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle. This group meets monthly to discuss a host of local issues.

The first item on tonight's agenda was the proposed Iona Dormitory issue that Greg Varian, an attorney and resident of the area, made a brief report. The dorm is being financed by the NY State Dormitory Authority and is located on the north side of New Rochelle. He highlighted the issues surrounding this new construction citing parking, vehicular traffic, and the surrounding building zoning issues. Iona used to be a commuter school that redefined its self as a residential/dormitory college some years ago.

Read more

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