A late night house fire at 55 Wildcliff Road kept the New Rochelle Fire Department busy for over an hour last night . First reports came in to the fire department from residents at 40 Davenport Avenue. They reported a heavy smell of smoke in the air and smoke emanating from the rear of there building
When fire and police arrived they observed flames coming from a second story porch on a house that faces the parking lot at 40 Davenport Avenue. New Rochelle fireman knocked the fire down quickly. There were no injuries reported.
The fire department began packing up around 11:15pm Sunday night and had left the scene by midnight.
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The New Rochelle Firefighters are at it again! On June 6th the New Rochelle Fire Fighters will host there 6th annual Soap Box Derby. The event starts at 8:00am. This is an amazing event where girls and boys (8-16 yrs old) from the community enjoy a day together competitively racing soap box cars down Quaker Ridge Road. The winner of each class is sponsored by The New Rochelle Firefighters to race in Akron Ohio to compete against some of the best. Every year the event grows, more and more people from the community come out to see the action while enjoying hamburgers and hotdogs freshly grilled by President Gray and his team of volunteer day chefs. This is truly a great event for all, whether you are a spectator, participant, neighbor, or local business sponsor, every person gets to experience the true community feeling for the day. If you have a few moments to spare, come out a cheer for your favorite racer and enjoy a great New Rochelle community event. We hope to see you all there!
Hey!! LOOK BACK SOON, The New Rochelle Firefighters are currently planning the Annual Oldies Concert at New Rochelle High School. We will have many Free Tickets available soon. Save the date The Oldies Show will be on October 1st 2010…details to follow.
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Talk of the Sound has received reports of a hostage situation at 53 Rugby Road last night.
A man with a gun was in the house and refused to come out. New Rochelle police managed to convince the man to give himself up and the situation was resolved without incident.
A 20-year-old city woman was arrested and police were searching for two others in connection with the carjacking of a cab.
A Massachusetts man was arrested after threatening a 57-year-old Tarrytown man with a piece of wood in parking lot dispute.
A man accused of shooting and killing another man in broad daylight will be extradited back to Steubenville, officials said.
Rasool Hassan Williams, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Charles King Jr.
Last week, authorities arrested Williams on a warrant in his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y. Police said Williams waived his extradition and will be transported to Steubenville on Tuesday.
The South Hampton Press is reporting:
Victoria Fogal, 22, of New Rochelle, was charged with selling ecstasy inside the establishment. She was charged with fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, according to police....A team of undercover officers spent the weekend trying to buy drugs at the club, Sgt. Kiernan said. While Ms. Fogal was the only suspect to actually sell a controlled substance to an undercover officer, authorities observed the rest of the suspects using drugs outside the club, Sgt. Kiernan said.
The Journal News reported yesterday that a woman of the same name, Victoria Fogal, was among the students receiving their diploma at the Westchester Community Graduation held its graduation ceremonies May 20.
In an unrelated story, Nikke Barnes, 33, of New Rochelle was charged with DWI and charges related to reckless driving over the Memorial Day weekend.Read more
Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew will remove graffiti tags in several hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District
NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew will clean graffiti on hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.
The crew will target several sites including the Citgo gas station off of the Hutchinson River Parkway, Bruckner Expressway, Bronxdale Avenue, I-95 overpasses, Pelham Parkway overpass as well as the railroad bridges along Einstein Hospital and East Tremont Avenue. Klein’s crew will also clean areas in the Town of Pelham and the City of New Rochelle.
“During the past 16 years, I have made graffiti clean-up a top priority in my district,” said Klein. “My constituents and I refuse to let vandals tag our buildings and overpasses, creating time-consuming, expensive clean-up jobs for hard-working business owners and major eye-sores for drivers coming in and out of our city. By immediately cleaning these hard-to-reach places, we are sending a strong message to all vandals—we will not allow you to trash our neighborhoods.”Read more
NYS Instant E-mail Alert System launches ~ Notifiying New Yorkers when a sex offender moves into their zip code
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NEW YORK- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester) announced the launch of a new alert system Monday that provides instant email notification to New York State residents when a sex offender moves into their zip code. Individuals can register for the alerts through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services website.
Klein and Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) fought for the technological tool and sponsored legislation, signed into law by Governor Paterson last fall, making information regarding the location of registered sex offenders more accessible and convenient for millions of New Yorkers.
“New Yorkers deserve to have the convenience and peace of mind that these email alerts bring. These emails are another valuable safety tool in helping to protect our children from the kind of unsavory individuals who are, in many cases, our neighbors,” said Senator Klein.Read more
New Rochelle resident Vincent Delazzero of 10 Shore Club Drive and co-conspirator Ralph Petrillo of Bronxville plead guilty Monday to charges of tax fraud and bid-rigging. Vincent Delazzero and Ralph Petrillo, owners of two of the largest marble and stone contracting companies in the metropolitan area, plead guilty Monday in White Plains federal court to participating in a tax fraud scheme designed to evade taxes on profits made from a collusive bidding scheme in which both participated. Delazzero and Petrillo face a maximum term of five years’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and restitution to the IRS
The announcement of the guilty plea was made by The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.
Co-schemer Dennis Pilotti, a CPA from Armonk, New York previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the tax evasion scheme with Delazzero and Petrillo is currently serving a 30 month prison term. .
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