The New Rochelle Fund for Excellence will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast in the New Wing Cafeteria at New Rochelle High School (near the tennis courts on North Avenue and Braemar).Read more
New Rochelle, NY February 21, 2012 — The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will honor founding member Thea Eichler with a special exhibition at the New Rochelle Public Library from March 11th through March 28th. An opening reception on March 11th from 3 to 5 p.m. will feature a range of artistic performances for members of the NRCA as well as friends and family of Thea Eichler. The performance will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.; both are free and open to the public.
Thea Eichler has been active in the cultural life of New Rochelle for more than 30 years. As the Program Chair of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, she was the creative force behind years of themed art shows, concerts, special events and exhibits that highlighted the historic role New Rochelle played in contributing to the arts.
Among the events she conceived and coordinated were “Norman Rockwell Originals,” a show at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery and a costume ball based on Rockwell’s magazine cover characters; Frederic Remington, a show at the NRPL featuring originals from Ogdensburg plus an exhibit from the artist’s family album; a Reunion Gala of instrumentalists from the NBC Symphony who worked with New Rochelle resident Arturo Toscanini; “Fabulous Fakes,” an exhibit featuring “art forgeries” created in the style of great artists; exhibits by artists Charles Fazzino and Alton Tobey; a two-day Black Performing Arts Festival and “Music Makers of New Rochelle”, a comprehensive exhibit focused on the city’s celebrated songwriters.Read more
The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off today at North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 10:00 AM. Santa Claus was on hand.
The parade route ran down North Avenue to Main Street, and then turned right onto Main Street and ended by Maple Avenue. The reviewing stand was located on Main Street near Memorial Plaza.Read more
Members of UFFA Local 273, the union of New Rochelle's firefighters have announced they will not march in the annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade on Saturday November 19th. The decision to boycott the parade came after City Manager Charles B. Strome announced significant staff reductions include 6 firefighters.
"Due to the drastic measures the city has implemented, UFFA will not participate," said union President Byron Gray.
Gray said firefighters will have a presence at the parade, standing along the parade route with citizens, but will not be protesting.
Referring to the closing of Ladder 12 on Thursday and plans to cut 6 firefighters in the 2012 budget, Gray said the boycott was the result of a "severe decision" which he says has had a tremendous effect on morale throughout the ranks of the department.Read more
City Management Guts the Fire Department and Decides to Gamble With Your Safety all to Save Less Than 3 Cents Per Day Per Resident
As we celebrate our 150th The City of New Rochelle slashed its first responder protection on Thursday cutting its minimum on duty firefighting contingent to 24 firefighters, 5 less than 2 years ago. Additionally, one of the department’s three ladder companies (LADDER 12), which conduct search, rescue and recovery operations, is no longer in service.
The city is gambling with the lives of its citizens to save less than 3 cents a day per resident. Will fire victims stuck on the upper floors of a building be able to hold their breath or survive the extra minutes it will take to rescue them, “if we ever get to them?”
New Rochelle’s proposed 2012 city budget calls for the Fire Department to eliminate another 9 firefighter positions on top of the already 16 reduced in the 2 previous years. This action will permanently close Ladder 12. The $770,000 budget saving would amount to less than 3 cents per resident per day or ½ of 1 per cent of the city’s total budget.Read more