The NAACP's New Rochelle Branch has launched its first ever web site -- www.newrochellenaacp.org. The web site is integrated with social media services including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.
The NAACP New Rochelle Branch is one of the oldest branches in the United States.
The site contains information about the New Rochelle Branch, events, awareness of the organization, history and much more.
The hope is that by offering new ways for younger members to discover and interact with the Branch while reinforcing the existing communications infrastructure which relies on more traditional means of communication. There is an interactive time line for the NAACP, a membership application form, and additional information.Read more
County Legislator Jim Maisano held a highly successful Toys for Tots event earlier today at Dudley's Parkview Restaurant. Guests donated hundreds of toys while overflowed the large receiving box set aside to collect gifts to support the annual U.S. Marines Reserve Toy Drive.
“This is a lot of presents for a wonderful program of the Marine Corps Reserve," said Maisano, a retired Marine. "I am so proud to see this kind of support from so many Westchester residents".
Over the past 60 years the Toys for Tots program has delivered hundreds of millions of toys to needy children.
The Remington Boys & Girls Club on Guion Place in New Rochelle hosted last month an unusual gathering of public school administrators and staff, church leaders and community leaders. Over 100 people came together to learn more about the New Rochelle High School Mentoring Program. The presentation inspired about 40 people to sign up as mentors.
After some brief remarks by Tina Mitchell, the Remington Club Activities Director, Quay Watkins the Executive Director of the New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club and an Invocation by Pastor Mott of the Family Christian Center, staff and administrators from New Rochelle High School addressed the group about a program developed 8 years ago to reach out to students who were falling through the cracks and support them with one-on-one intervention.Read more
New York State has fined Dumont Masonic Home in New Rochelle, NY a whopping $20,000. This on top of a $10,000 fine, lated reduced to $6,500, from the Federal government. Both fines relate to a survey of the facility on July 16, 2009.
Despite the State and Federal enforcement action, Dumont Masonic Home continues to display information claiming it is a "5 Star Facility".
Months after a survey of the facility which resulted in the Federal government citing Dumont for multiple deficiencies and socking them with a $10,000 fine, the Dumont Masonic Home published a newsletter -- still displayed on the facility web site -- touting Dumont as a "5 Star facility" and claiming "the federal government (CMS) has given the Dumont Masonic Home its highest rating!".Read more
What is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document that impartially analyzes the full range of potential significant adverse environmental impacts of a proposed action and how those impacts can be avoided or minimized.
What is the purpose of an EIS?
An EIS provides a means for agencies to give early consideration to environmental factors, and assists in the balancing of environmental issues with social and economic considerations in planning and decision making. The EIS systematically considers the full range of potential
environmental impacts, along with other aspects of project planning and design. The EIS must identify and analyze significant adverse environmental impacts; evaluate alternatives to avoid one or more of those impacts; and discuss mitigation measures which could minimize identified impacts. EIS procedures also provide the means for public review and comment about a proposed action.
Who prepares an EIS?
A draft EIS may be prepared either by the project sponsor or applicant, or by the lead agency. It is most common for the applicant or project sponsor to prepare the draft EIS.
What is scoping?Read more
Greg Varian…..35 Sidney Street.
Good Evening- Mayor – Members of Council
I’m here tonight to speak about Iona’s dorm proposal. When I last spoke to Council on January 12th - before your vote to amend the zoning for this part of North Avenue---Zoning that rejects the possibility of 10 story buildings and encourages mixed use development----retail below----housing/office above, I expressed my dismay that Iona would be proposing a new dormitory on it’s already densely developed CR-1 zoned parcel fronting on North Avenue which contradicts the very height and density restrictions being imposed on every other property owner. I pleaded with you to explore any and all options whereby the needs of Iona and those of our city could be addressed together for the mutual benefit of us all.
Iona’s latest dorm proposal is wrong for so many reasons.Read more
Iona is proposing the construction of a new 10-story residence hall consisting of approximately 93,434 square feet and housing approximately 393 students. The residence hall would be constructed on the site of an existing parking lot on the Iona College West Campus, adjacent to the existing Loftus residence hall.
The residence hall would include 110 units, organized into two-unit suites with shared living space and bathroom. The ground floor would include the security desk and residence units. The project would also include 16 surface parking spaces.
A Public Scoping Session will be held Thursday December 9, 2010 at 7:00PM in City Council Chambers.
For additional information, contact the Department of Development at (914) 654-2185
Some guy from the development office is explaining the process of how an Environmental Impact Study occurs over time.
Scoping is optional, a way for City to get input (lead agency is City Council)
people have 10 days to submit written comments.Read more