With July 4th falling on a Saturday the City of New Rochelle shuttered city services on Friday July 3 and that meant an alteration to the garbage collection schedule for the week.
North end garbage and recyclables were to be put out on Wednesday and no garbage collection in the north end on Thursday.
Of course Thursday morning everyone put there trash out for pick up. Hence I pose the question, with the ability to call all households that have signed up for the connect New Rochelle program would it not be useful, for the 5 times a year it happens, to send a robo call out to the residents of the city alerting them to the change in schedule?
For one, there is no extra charge for using this service since it is a flat fee service.
Two, if I did not print my garbage collection schedule off of the city web site I would still be waiting for it. This could serve as a reminder of collection times and also that there is a schedule on line.
Third, we are all creatures of habit and we drag the trash out on the specific day because that is what we do.
I also propose that the city web site offer referendums but until that happens here is as a good a place as any to see if this idea would garner support.Read more
Holding true to the regularly scheduled traffic accidents at the intersection of Pratt St and Adams St, two cars collided today as someone rolled through the stop sign. For years this community has been trying to work with the city to alleviate this issue. Even to the point of trying to raise money so WE would pay for speed humps to slow down traffic . Following all the steps we were asked to follow lead us nowhere . Trying to contact Jim Stowe on no less than 5 occassions to again open a dialogue after an SUV totalled 3 cars and rolled onto it's roof in a one block stretch had no response from our councilman. None of the e-mails were returned as undeliverable and none were given the courtesy of a response. How bad does it have to get ? Do you need to see a death before you respond Mr Stowe ? Will that be important enough for your time ? It may not be a big deal to you so why don't you explain it to the kids who have to dive for cover when the drivers speed down Pratt as a shortcut to Main St.Read more
What in the world is going on in this city ? Corporation council fired for "insubordination" ? It seems a bit disturbing when the person responsible for your legal behavior disagrees so strongly with you that you have to fire her. Who fired her and what was it they wanted that even a lawyer wouldn't do ? Knowing Bernis as I do , I can't imagine a scenario where she refused to go the extra mile to perform her duty , ethically and within the law , but I wonder if she was pressured to file or execute something to suit someone's agenda , and refused . Afterall , she's been there over 10 years , you would think any personality issues between parties would have surfaced long before today . Good luck Bernis , and if you feel like telling your side of the story , I'm sure Mr Cox would gladly let you speak here .
So, smack the kids around , steal some vans , double dip at the trough , send child porn around , but please , don't disagree because THAT would be wrong. Right ?Read more
Mr Bramson -Historic building has no value , but I'll take pictures. Thanks mayor.
Having heard the mayor's radio show, I was impressed that he found a way to "preserve" the post office AND tear it down at the same time. Following up on a call from one of his last shows, the mayor showed due dilligence by noting the role the State Historic Preservation Office will play in the decision making process for the registered historic building. He went on to explain how one could record the building with video and pictures and that would be the same as saving the building thereby holding on to the culture and historical depth of the city. In agreement with a caller, he pointed to the capital improvement to the building around 1973(?) which removed any sense of what the building was, thereby minimizing any historical importance the building may have possessed. If capital improvements preclude a building from preservation, does neglect secure the preservation. Good news for the Armory. I'm glad the mayor said it.
Pictures. Why didn't I think of that! If we just take pictures of everything we can then sterilize the city of anything in the way of new construction. Then we could just sit behind a computer screen and absorb the full depth of our history without ever leaving our Capellitown apartment.Read more
If the council really is considering to vote on weaseling out of their obligation to maintain the Armory, then they really are fiddling around with the sole purpose of why they are elected. To serve the public, not the interests of a developer or their own personal vision of what they want to see. A caller on WVOX made the claim that the mayor has no great project to call his own, and bullying and pushing through HIS vision would give him the "feather in his cap" needed to spur him on to loftier political goals . Isn't there ANY sense of history left within this city. We go around and polish the plaques, restore a few monuments and call that preservation? Meanwhile, the grand icons of our culture as a city get razed to suit the current political idea of the month club. At OUR expense, mind you. Museums, theatres, Armories, neighborhoods, none of that has any significance anymore when compared to the money given away to outsiders. It's shameful. Perhaps there aren't any true New Rochellians left that care about their history, and the importance of true preservation. By voting for the home rule request, it's only a matter of time before they come after YOUR property. Think about that. Say NO to home rule, but don't say it to me tell your council person. They're here to serve, Right?Read more
Why is Domenic Procopio, a man that can hardly speak English, who doesn’t have a degree from any accredited college or university within the United States or any other country, hold the position of Chairman of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, which is part of The New Rochelle City Government?
His background is in Barbering and being president of a small Italian social club.
Who in City Government appointed this man and why was he appointed?
I, along with every City Tax Payer, sense foul play and demand explanations as to who this man is and why he holds this position, knowing full well how unqualified he is?
NOTE: This story was originally published on October 20, 2008 but given recent interest in the story we are re-publishing today, June 8, 2009Read more
Has the city council had it up to their (50 story) necks with the delays and empty promises by the Capelli organization. You might guess as much after the council meeting, where a 12th (that's right - 12th) extension was sought after and granted at the request of the city's favorite developer. Councilmen Trangucci and Tarantino realize that there has to be a point where the return just isn't worth it. It is possible to have too much in one area (the expression -10 pounds of crap in a five pound bag comes to mind)and perhaps this isn't the right fit for the area. If the developer is having so much trouble to get things rolling, maybe it's time to pull the plug and reevaluate things. Mr Fertel is begining to see the light. What if, the project starts and then runs into more economic issues or performance setbacks, there's no city money to move things along, so you'll have exactly what Mr F alluded to on 40th street. A powerful commentary from someone who typically supported the project at the expense of the taxpayer. Even Mr Stowe came out of his comfort zone to actually speak up with reservations about Capelli's ability to deliver. Good for you Mr Stowe, finally. No surprise about Ms Sussman's (she IS the IDA) support, who else will she be able to give a tax abatement to?Read more
A case of swine flu has already been confirmed by the Westchester County Health Department at the Davis Elementary School and now comes word of a possible case at Jefferson Elementary School.Read more