New Rochelle, NY (January 2012) The Radisson Hotel New Rochelle, the only full-service hotel in the New Rochelle and Sound Shore area, recently underwent a $2 million renovation, updating all of its 129 guest rooms, lobby and guest elevators and banquet spaces to reflect a modern, at-home feeling. These improvements have made the hotel, which opened 37 years ago, a boutique-style hotel that has become a model for the Radisson brand. It is one of the first franchised hotels in the world to adopt the Radisson’s new brand initiative.Read more
Bob Marrone may not be getting that invitation to Mayor Noam Bramson's holiday party come December after weighing in on the reality of crime in New Rochelle.
Despite his best efforts to sugarcoat the message, the message is clear. According to Marrone, New Rochelle residents are afraid and have good right to be: "residents are on edge…multiple armed attacks…denial…indicative of a reality we rarely talk about…tough, even dangerous, neighborhoods…do not yet give one the sense of security that we would like…inner city problems…gang activity."
Marrone posits several reasons why the recent spate of violent robberies in New Rochelle has gotten media attention over the past few weeks while ignoring the most obvious reason: Talk of the Sound.Read more
Downtown New Rochelle business and property owners participating in the New Rochelle BID Energy Savings Program with Con Edison are collectively saving more than $100,000 annually on their electric bills. They are doing this by reducing their energy consumption by more than 625,000 kilowatt hours, equivalent to more than ninety (90) average households’ annual energy consumption and to almost a million (1,000,000) fewer pounds of CO2 emissions. In addition, they are accomplishing these energy savings while improving the quality of their lighting and extending the life span of their equipment, lowering replacements costs.Read more
Hundreds of members of the Communication Workers of America came to New Rochelle last night to send a tongue-in-cheek "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting to Hugh B. Price, an Independent Director on the Verizon corporate board who resides in New Rochelle, NY.
In addition to sitting on the Verizon Board of Directors, Price is a professor at Princeton University, Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and an Independent Director at Metlife. His direct compensation from Verizon in 2010 was $130,000 in fees and an additional $130,000 in stock awards.
CWA 1103 along with 1105 and retirees protested outside of Price's home on Trenor Drive with this message "No More Sweet Heart Deals for Verizon Executives".
Happy Valentine's Day Hugh Price
Accompanied by a young, vibrant, and outgoing staff Blackboard Pizza Shop has opened in a great location at 628 North Avenue in New Rochelle across from the CVS Pharmacy and just south of Iona College and will have its Grand Opening Ceremony on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
The chefs from the French Culinary Institute in NYC have developed an eclectic mouth watering menu in a well designed layout. You can see the staff preparing the dishes in an open atmosphere that’s fun to watch.
Blackboard is an attempt to keep the real purpose in eating. The title Blackboard comes from their theory that an eatery should be a living, breathing, and ever changing entity. Staging the menu on blackboards grants great culinary flexibility, and keeps the customer excited while providing the best fresh and seasonal dishes.
They take a typical off-campus eatery, and apply a fresh angle and mindset to completely mesh with the young market and surrounding neighborhoods. Blackboard has woven a twist on an outdated formula for the “college town” pizzeria, accompanied by a young, vibrant, and outgoing staff.Read more
Frontline Investigates The Hazards And Benefits Of Nuclear Energy (video after the link)
Has the world lost faith in nuclear power?
Almost a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, there’s an emerging consensus in Japan and Germany that the hazards of nuclear energy overshadow its benefits. In the United States and other countries, the question remains unresolved.
In Nuclear Aftershocks, airing Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 10 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to three continents to explore the revived debate about the safety of nuclear power, the options for alternative energy sources, and questions about whether a disaster like the one at Fukushima could happen in the United States.Read more
At a recent New Rochelle City Council meeting, newly-seated Council Member Ivar Hayden caused New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson to visibly squirm in his seat by mentioning a recent New York Times article during a discussion of Forest City/Ratner's MOU for Echo Bay. For those who missed it, Times reporter Michael Powell documents the many crooked twists and turns by which various Forest City/Ratner projects have been advanced by corrupt politicians and the convictions obtained by the U.S. Attorney. Yonkers is up next.
Last week, the lobbyist Richard Lipsky stood in a courtroom to acknowledge bribe-making. His partner in crime, Carl Kruger, the former state senator and a Brooklyn Democrat, had taken his tear-soaked turn two weeks earlier. They face years in prison.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Wayne Schaffel has been named Sales & Marketing Director at Wii Limo in New Rochelle, NY. Schaffel, who has more than 20 years of diverse marketing, public relations and sales experience has been brought in to spearhead the company’s aggressive expansion plans.
According to Yves Dorvil, president of Wii Limo, the company has not only survived the past several years, but maintained a slow and steady growth. “We now have a fleet of a dozen vehicles, and with the economy improving, it is time for us to reach the next level and Wayne has the track record to make that happen,” Dorvil said.
Schaffel has held a variety of positions during his career including stints at PR firms in New York and Philadelphia and marketing positions at casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV. He also ran his own marketing firm, Public Relations Network, for several years. “I’m looking forward to this new opportunity helping to further establish Wii Limo as the preeminent transportation company in Westchester County.”Read more