A once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Celebration of the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway will be held in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Saturday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, followed by a bus tour of NYW&B Railway sites, which will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Author and event organizer Otto Vondrak will be joined by other railroad enthusiasts and historians in presenting interesting exhibits and slide shows that will explore the mystery and intrigue surrounding the construction, operation, and eventual decline of this state-of-the-art rapid transit railway.Read more
Author, gadabout, politico, inherited upper-cruster, dog-fancier, radio mogul, tall, car passenger.
These are just some of the words that define New Rochelle's white fox: William O'Shaugnessy.
For years, his privately owned radio station WVOX 1460 am has been ruling the airwaves spreading the message that the people have a voice to be heard! The 12 watt station is the cornerstone of the O'Shaugnessy empire and serves as a symbol for all that Mr. O, as he is lovingly called, represents.
As soon as you enter the studio, you are innundated with photos of Mr. O and his famous friends. Standing arm in arm with other beacons of professionalism and integrity, pictures of William Jefferson Clinton and Donald Trump immediately lend credibility to the station.
The impressive peer group Mr. O has built over the years speaks to his character and shines impressively in the hall of the station. It is a reminder, frozen in celluloid, of the modesty of a such a proud man.Read more
In front of the dead-bolted front doors of City Hall, a visibly shaken Noam Bramson addressed a somber crowd.
"Today we mourn the loss of a great friend and leader: Kim Jong-Il. The fair and evenhanded manner by which this great statesmen presided over his constitutents serves as a model for me, here in New Rochelle. This is a devastating loss for the world and I can only hope to continue his great work through my dealings in local government."
The excerpt from Bramson's speech came shortly before he broke down in tears at the loss of his friend and mentor. Few people have had as much influence over the mayor's stylistic approach to leadership as the North Korean dictator, and the loss being felt by Noam Bramson was evident from the first words he uttered.Read more