New Rochelle, NY (May, 2011) Eighteen Iona College students used their remaining meal card monies, totaling twenty-two hundred dollars, to order prepared food from the college’s on-campus caterer, Chartwells. This food was all donated to HOPE Community Services as part of a new service outreach, Operation GAEL (Give Away Extra Loot).Read more
The Fort Slocum Friends & Davids Island Alumni Association is planning a reunion in New Rochelle this summer for anyone with ties to the island.Read more
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., and members of Union Baptist Church are holding its largest fundraising initiative yet to support the effort to rebuild the landmark New Rochelle church.
With $46,000 raised to date through benefit concerts and donations at ShopRite Supermarkets, members of the church and the community are hard at work in order to reach the fundraising goal of $250,000.
The Taking Steps to Rebuild Benefit 5K Walk-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, June 5, starting at 8:00AM at Wildcliff Manor in New Rochelle. Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle will help kick-off the walk with Pastor Hudson and Tom Urtz, vice president of human resources and consumer affairs for ShopRite, to support the rebuilding efforts during opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.
The Walk-A-Thon costs $20 per person in advance – $25 the day of – and includes an outdoor picnic following the walk complete with refreshments, music, giveaways, raffles and activities from 1:00 – 5:00PM, compliments of the sponsor ShopRite.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
Monroe joins local contributors in support of community celebration
Monroe College has agreed to make a generous contribution to the City of New Rochelle’s community celebration fund in order to support the 2011 Memorial Day Parade.
In adopting its 2011 budget, the New Rochelle City Council preserved funding for the overtime costs associated with the Memorial Day Parade, Thanksgiving Parade and Fourth of July Fireworks, but eliminated funding for all other costs, with the expectation of soliciting and obtaining private contributions to maintain these much-beloved events.
John & Charles Valenti have previously committed to maintaining their sponsorship of the Thanksgiving Parade. Monroe’s generosity joins that of veterans groups, local businesses and community groups to ensure that the Memorial Day Parade, presented by the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association and the City of New Rochelle, returns for another successful year.
"Monroe College's leadership exemplifies the kind of public-private partnership through which we can preserve our important community celebrations, even at a time of fiscal challenge,” said Mayor Noam Bramson.Read more
Outraged that a group of New Rochelle residents made critical comments about his Redistricting Plan during last night's Citizens to be Heard portion of the City Council Meeting, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson bolted the stage to angrily confront startled members of the ad hoc Concerned New Rochelle Citizens' Redistricting Committee as they made their way out of the meeting.
"Don't piss on my leg then try to shake my hand", Bramson hissed at one committee member who attempted to greet the Mayor as he approached the group. A woman who overheard the remark was stunned by the Mayor's language.
The notoriously belligerent Bramson was especially upset over criticism of his redistricting plan contained in a press release distributed by the group earlier in the day.Read more
Third annual event brings together students, parents for night of learning
On Monday April 11th, New Rochelle High School will host the third annual Family University at New Rochelle High School from 6-9:30 pm
Family University is a captivating evening that promotes awareness of the challenges facing high school and middle school students and their families. The event is co- sponsored by New Rochelle FOCUS, Safe Schools/Healthy Students, the New Rochelle High School PTSA and the PTAs of Albert Leonard and Isaac E. Young middle schools.
During Family University, parents and students attend separate workshops on specific issues of interest. Topics include “Less Arguing and More Communication” and “Strategies for Social and Emotional Success” for parents and “Wacky Stress” “Police Encounters” and “Living Online” for students.Read more
On Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011 at the New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club meeting held at the American Legion Post 8, 112 North Ave. in N. R., New York State Assemblyman George Latimer was presented with a framed photo by American Legion Commander Tom O'Keefe and 2nd Vice Commander Bob Pierce. The photo was a picture of Latimer and 3 A. L. Post 8 Commanders, Tom O"Keefe, and the 2 previous Commanders, Gene McLeer and Larry Meyers, presenting George with a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the Post 8 membership for Latimer's almost 2 years of tireless work, with others in the community, to obtain a New York State CCAP Grant of $50,000 for the much needed repair of the Post's windows and roof.Read more