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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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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle spent $160,000 in taxpayer dollars in August to get from Reginald Richardson what he offered for free in July — namely, to go away.

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New York State Police Seek Help in Cold Case, Victim Last Seen in New Rochelle Shop in 1995

BREWSTER, NY — The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a 1995 cold case involving an unidentified deceased adult male.

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After Second Resignation in 3 Weeks, New Rochelle BOE Bars Mention of Reggie Richardson at Public Meeting

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Hundreds of New Rochelle residents, many on hand at City Hall tonight to express support and appreciation for embattled New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson, were barred from mentioning his name during an emotio

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Stubborn Three Alarm Fire in East End of New Rochelle Guts Home, Leaves 2 Firefighters Injured

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Two New Rochelle firefighters were injured Friday night battling a structure fire on Petersville Road said NRFD Deputy Fire Chief Scott Bradley. The location was 100 yards from Holy Name Church.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  Jose F. Olmos-Torres appeared today in the City Court of New Rochelle for a felony hearing on a charge of Second Degree Murder in the death of Nurten Seljuk.


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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Peter Parente was back in New Rochelle City Court Wednesday where his gun charges were waived to a Grand Jury.

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