Union Local 1-2 of the UWUA (Utility Workers Union of America) were picketing in front of the United Water offices on Palmer Avenue on Thursday. At issue says union officials is that all new employees hired after May 1, 2011, would have no pension and no health care when they retire.
The union sees the situation as a billion dollar French company putting the burden of healthcare onto the taxpayers in this country, taking their profits back to France and leaving Americans to take care of the mess they leave behind. United Water of Suez reported roughly $20 billion dollars in revenue last year with profits of about $817 million dollars.Read more
FLORIDA, NY (April 19, 2011) – ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., which operates stores throughout Westchester, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Middlesex, Sussex and Union counties, and members of Union Baptist Church, today announced a series of fundraising initiatives to assist in the rebuilding of the 100-year old Union Baptist Church in New Rochelle, which was tragically destroyed in a fire on Valentine’s Day.Read more
Mo's Grill, the restaurant owned by New York Yankee star Mariano Rivera and his partners, closed at the end of February with plans to re-open before the Yankee's home opener. Instead the restaurant remained closed through the opening series with the Detroit Tigers and into the current Minnesota Twins series. The restaurant may remain closed through the rest of the month.
"Renovations don't always happen on time", said Joe Fosina, a business parter of Rivera with a stake in the restaurant. Fosina is projecting a May start for the reliever's restaurant.
Fosina told Talk of the Sound there have been some changes in the ownership structure and some new ideas on how to position the restaurant away from a fine-dining steakhouse and make it more accessible. Some consideration was given to converting the restaurant into a Sports Bar but that idea was rejected, reported by Rivera himself.Read more
Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera is asking the New Rochelle City Council to consider a proposal under which the future Hall of Fame reliever would purchase for $1 a church building located on North Avenue, next door to the New Rochelle police station.
Under the plan, the full details of which have been shared with the City but not yet made public, Rivera would rehabilitate the existing structure which would remain a church but also serve as the home for a community center offering educational support services for area students. Rivera's church is Refugio de Esperenza.
This is hardly Rivera's first such project.
Through the Mariano Rivera Foundation, the Yankee star has built school cafeterias in Puerto Caimito and La Chorrera Panama, and provided hot lunches at a rural Panamanian elementary school. Money has been donated to the Panamanian National Program "Escuelas Ranchos - Escuelas Dignas" which focuses on education for children from the indigenous communities and poor urban areas and for the construction of schools in rural areas of Panama. With the assistance of The Mariano Rivera Foundation Houses of Worship have been built in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama and The United States.Read more
John Golden has a must-read article today in the Westchester County Business Journal, New takes on New Rochelle development
Golden talks with Mayor Noam Bramson, Development Commission Michael Freimuth, City Council Member Al Tarantino and Cappelli Enterprises spokesperson Joe Apicella.
The big news coming out of the article is that announced attention of Cappelli Enterprises to submit a scaled black for LeCount Square.Read more
Council Member Lou Trangucci explained plans to build a diner in the Home Depot parking lot. The diner would be about 2/3rds the size of the old Thruway diner. The image below shows a satellite photo where the Thruway Diner has been cropped out and placed on top of the Home Deport parking lot. The Home Depot is required to have a certain number of spaces per square foot of retails space and is considering opening up spaces at the other end of the lot to make room for the diner. What do you think? Is this a good idea or not?Read more
The old Loews Theater, previously a nightclub and later planned to be a 156 unit condo/rental building with its own parking deck will be put up for auction on March 31, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
Tranzon Integrated Property Group, a New York-based a full- service auction and real estate company, will conduct the auction. Also on the block are several commercial properties including 8 office properties, 9 retail stores, and the former 2,500 seat theater turned nightclub.
The commercial properties located at 587-599 Main Street, also known as 48 Huguenot Street, was previously approved as a residential development by the City of New Rochelle. The commercial properties, built through the entire block on Huguenot Street has half of the block as the retail frontage. Total area for the entire commercial properties is about 53,000 square feet.
Press Release from Tranzon:Read more
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