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Ethnic Harassment Dispute in New Rochelle Schools Boils Over as District Cancels Meeting with Former Board Member

November 10, 2014 - 03:44

Lacasita beans riceNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A long-simmering dispute with the New Rochelle school system, involving allegations of racial and ethnic harassment, has begun to boil over, drawing in senior administration officials, union leadership and a former school b

Benjamin Meza, New Rochelle restauranteur, Killed in Florida Traffic Collision

November 06, 2014 - 18:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Benjamin Meza, 47, owner of two popular Mexican restaurants in New Rochelle was killed early Saturday morning while crossing a road in Orlando, Florida.
 According to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, Meza was struck by a car as he and another man, not identified, crossed John Young Parkway near National Parks Drive.
 Meza owned La Herradura at 563 Main Street in downtown New Rochelle and La Herradura II at 1323 North Avenue in the Wkyagyl section of New Rochelle.

NHL Video Presents: New Rochelle's Own, Kevin Shattenkirk, Returns Home with the St. Louis Blues to play the New York Rangers

November 04, 2014 - 23:42

The NHL has posted a terrific video where Kevin Shattenkirk, a New York native, talks about returning home and playing at Madison Square Garden. He talks about growing up in New Rochelle, playing for the New Rochelle Lightning and cheering the Rangers.


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