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Questions for the New Rochelle Board of Education Regarding the June 7 Fire at New Rochelle High School


Despite repeated request for an accounting of the fire and explosion at New Rochelle High School last month, there have been no answers. Tonight, I intend to raise a series of questions to the board in the hope the public might get a better understanding of the events of June 7th and what has followed.

In an email last week, I sent the following list of questions with a note:

Eliot Engel, Agenda 21 and Bankruptcy for the United States at Every Level of Government


Eliot Engel back in 1992 as an avid supporter of Agenda 21. Consider this video and the text of H.CON.RES.353 and where were then and where we are now and consider where they wish to take us in the future, including 0.7% of GDP given by the U.S. in foreign aid. That is a MASSIVE figure. How massive?

US$ 14.59 trillion (2010) x .7% = US$ 102,130,000,000 (102 billion dollars)

In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. government allocated the following amounts for aid:

Total economic and military assistance: $52.7 billion
Total military assistance: $15.0 billion
Total economic assistance: $37.7 billion (of which, USAID assistance: $14.1 billion 1/3rd of which goes to Israel and Egypt)

CLARIFICATION: New Rochelle Mayor Says Never Planned to Attend United Nations Conference in Brazil


Talk of the Sound has previously reported that Mayor Noam Bramson was planning on attending the United Nations Rio + 20 Conference in June. Our reporting was based on an initial source and then confirmed by multiple sources. The information has been published at least four times on Talk of the Sound since March. Given this, we were surprised to learn that in response to an article in another publication for which Talk of the Sound was a source, City Spokesperson Kathy Gilwit requested a correction of that publication. As we were the source for a story in the Westchester Guardian we will certainly take the hit if our reporting was wrong. If there is a correction it should come from Talk of the Sound.

Our original source still stands by the original information so our reporting remains correct, sources did tell Talk of the Sound the Mayor was going to Brazil in June for the Rio + 20 conference. The Mayor has emphatically denied that report. Readers will have to draw their own conclusions.

New Rochelle Public Library Marks World Book Night


Qisforquarrycover1(New Rochelle, NY) -- UNESCO has declared April 23rd as World Book Day, an annual celebration of reading and books, which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading. The date was chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. This is the event’s inaugural year in the U.S.

The New Rochelle Public Library distributed free books (Q is for Quarry, by Sue Grafton), which were provided by World Book Night organization, at the New Rochelle Metro North Train Station.

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