New Rochelle Department of Civil Service and the New Rochelle Police Department are in violation of the Age Discrimination & Employment Act of 1967!
NRPD Current Practice: An individual CANNOT apply for the position of Police Officer in the City of New Rochelle if that individual is 35 years of age or older. This current practice is in direct violation of the Age Discrimination & Employment Act of 1967. The New Rochelle Civil Service Department COULD NOT logically explain why a person 35 years of age could not apply for a Police Officer position. They responded that a 35+ year old person couldn’t handle the requirement of the position and asked why someone would want to be a police officer at that age in the first place. It was nice to hear the so-called “quality” response that was given to a serious question. I guess the requirement to work in the Civil Service Department is that you have to have a pulse, because anyone with a mind wouldn’t have answered this question in this manner.
The New Rochelle Civil Service Department and the New Rochelle Police Department should lift the age restriction so that people over 35+ years of age who are more than capable of performing the duties of a police officer can be given the opportunity to apply without discrimination.Read more
On March 19th, Bramson will deliver his fourth State of the City Address. The speech itself begins at 7:45pm and is free. A dinner, sponsored by the "So Called Pathetic" Chamber of Commerce, precedes the speech at 6:00pm. The cost for dinner is an outrageous $30 per person. (You can come just for the speech, if you like.)
This is the perfect opportunity to express your opinions on what a disastrous job Bramson and the City Council are doing to the city as well as its hard working taxpayers. I hope you will attend. To make a reservation, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 914-632-5700. The details again:
State of the City Address
Thursday, March 19th
Dinner at 6:00pm
Speech at 8:00pm (Arrive by 7:45pm)
400 Davenport Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10805
We previously reported on Mayor Noam Bramson's six figure sideline, working as a political consultant for Nita Lowey, but we were curious just how much $90,000 is for a sitting U.S. Congresswoman to dole out to a single individual? For some context, we took a look at all of the expenditures by Rep. Nita Lowey during the more recent election cycle to see how payments to Bramson compared to other campaign expenditures.
We reported two weeks ago on how Noam Bramson was passing himself off to the public and media as a "full-time" Mayor, New Rochelle's "Full-Time" Mayor Moonlights His Way to Six-Figure Income.
Free money ! It's enough to get anyone salivating just thinking about how it could be spent. What would you do ? A new car, A house, maybe that yacht you envisioned, sailing the Bahamas, carefree and casual. Sounds pretty sweet. The only problem in this scenario is the fact that there is no such thing as free money. If you were down on your luck and your neighbors chipped in with some financial assistance would you be comfortable spending it on the yacht, or would you get some clothes for your kids, fix that sewer that keeps backing up, or generally take care of some of those things that have been in need of attention but you just haven't had the money ? All this money, if it ever materializes, comes from our neighbors (taxpayers) and with it, you would think, comes some sort of responsibility to use it to help the citizen's quality of life.Read more
Rashad, I am sorry for what I have had to post here but the point needs to be made. Seventh Grade Rashad Brogdon of Isaac E. Young, is one of many New Rochelle students that the New Rochelle School System is failing. I'm not talking grades, I'm talking about teaching. This poor kid, I feel saddened. Just look at his writing sample on his post titled "work" within this site. This just goes to show you the quality of teaching that our children are receiving here in the South End of New Rochelle. If you take a 7th grader from Albert Leonard Middle School, you will see first hand the differences. It is no secret that the administration funnels the majority of funds to the North End Schools. A person would have to be blind not to see this. The South End Schools need the funding more than the North End Schools. Example: Ward School has 3 photo copy machines while Jefferson has one that's always broken. Why are the kaleidoscope classes’ held at Davis rather then Jefferson. Wouldn't you think that you would want to up the grades at the worst performing school in the district? The teachers, the principles, the New Rochelle Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools should be ashamed of themselves. And the blame doesn't just stop there.Read more
[this article originally appeared in the Feb. 3, 2009 Westchester Herald]
"Nothing will happen (to the New Rochelle Armory) without the State being the lead agency." These words by Peter Parente at the Save Our Armory (SOA) meeting set the tone on January 26 at the American Legion, Post 8 in New Rochelle. Both Ron Tocci and Peter Parente, co-chairs of the SOA Committee, wanted to get the city to agree on uses for the Armory. Parente mentioned that there are federal grants and loans that could be used to develop a good business plan for the Echo Bay area.
Forest City Ratner's financial problems according to Tocci have caused the company to cancel some of their pending projects. With this possible void, putting a new roof on the Armory might create "a plan that makes sense," Tocci continued. Councilman Lou Trangucci questioned how to validate that Forest City Ratner is "close to bankruptcy." He added the company is "still committed to the project." A neighborhood needs not only a plan to save the building. but also funding. When asked about the stimulus program and funding for the city, Councilman Trangucci suggested that the $10 million project on storm water was a current priority of the city. Parente and Tocci were asked to go on WVOX to explain to the public where the SOA committee is today.Read more