This morning there was yet another incident at the corner of Huguenot Street and Division Street where pedestrians are getting knocked down, street signs and storefront awnings are being ripped down and, today, a street crossing sign was knocked over following a "hit and run" collision on the east side of what is becoming one of the most dangerous intersections in the City of New Rochelle.
After striking the crossing sign, the driver of the vehicle drove off. A City worker was on the scene this morning marking off the area from pedestrian traffic.
Talk of the Sound recently filed a FOIL request for all of the documents on file with the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission for Rolf Kohler to include all communications between the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission; and between the New York State Civil Service Commission and the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission regarding Rolf Koehler.
The City's replies to the records request are in bold letters.
1. Request from the City School District of New Rochelle made in 2009 for there to be a Civil Service Safety/Security Exam and a job description for the position. This would be for what became the posting and exam for School Security Specialist held in February 2010
There is no documentation or record available.
2. Request from the City School District of New Rochelle to amend the job description for School Security Specialist related to the February 2010 Civil Service Safety/Security Exam.
There is no documentation or record available.
3. A denial of this request by the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission.
Twice since Talk of the Sound began to run a series of articles in August 2010 on the "Mystery" of Huguenot Hills, the City of New Rochelle has put the Huguenot Hills Condominium Association on notice regarding missing Leaders and gutters at Building A, B and C along the Southern Side of the Building at the Main Street Elevation, according to documents obtained under FOIL by Talk of the Sound.
The first letter was sent on November 15, 2010. The letter was resent on January 13, 2011. There has been no response from the Huguenot Hills Condominium Association or Bob Young, the developer of Huguenot Hills.
Paul Vacca, Deputy Commissioner of Development and the Senior Building Official for the City of New Rochelle.Read more
(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) -- The reconstruction of Skidelsky Field in Flowers (City) Park was recently honored by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities.
Designed by Stantec, the new soccer field earned a “distinguished sports field” award in the single field category. Ravaged by a 2007 Nor’easter that flooded it with over 7 inches of rain, the synthetic turf field had to be completely reconstructed. Stantec’s landscape architects developed a master plan for the field area and the entire park, which enveloped new drainage infrastructure below the new field and realigned the other playing fields, maximized their use for several sports, and added sports lighting and a system of walking trails to better all park amenities.Read more
Hanan Kamal did a live shot in front of the controversial Huguenot Hills condo development on Main Street in New Rochelle. Broadcasting from across the street during the noon broadcast of Channel 12 News, Kamal reported on the large icicles that had formed, causing the City to put in place police blockades along the sidewalk in front of several retail store fronts.
Kamal did not cover why the dangerous ice was forming but was later informed by a New Rochelle resident about the missing roof drainage system. She did say that no one was willing to go on camera. Someone told her to call Talk of the Sound -- so thanks for that!Read more
An unidentified female pedestrian was rushed to Sound Shore Medical Center after she was thrown several feet in the air as a result of a collision involving a taxi on Huguenot Street at the Division Street intersection. The taxi, a Ford Crown Victoria owned by United Taxi, was later impounded by New Rochelle police.
The woman was walking on the street near 311 Huguenot shortly before 10 am. Witnesses told police the woman was thrown several feet in the air. Police called for an ambulance, requesting the ambulance be expedited due to the serious nature of the injuries. Street in the area were closed for about 45 minutes while police completed their investigation. Huguenot Street was closed between Memorial Highway and Division Street and Division Street between Railroad Avenue and Huguenot Street.
Taxis in New Rochelle are required to undergo extensive mechanical testing every December.Read more