a night of Wine Tasting and Acoustic music by the Mudducks. Small voluntary donations accepted for Calvary Hospital. Early start, 6:30 Feb 5th Saturday Night.Read more
It was far from business as usual for the Chamber of Commerce and New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Rotary Club last Wednesday night. The two organizations teamed up to invite County Executive Robert Astorino to give an overview of his first year in office and discuss future plans for the County.
More than 100 people attended the event at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle, NY including Mayor Noam Bramson, Superintendent of Schools Richard Organisciak and Chamber of Commerce President Cynthia Lobo. Astorino, who has been a Rotary member since 1995, was happy to attend.
"I applaud Rob for his willingness to address issues," Bramson told the crowd as he introduced the key speaker.
The event was a bipartisan one, addressing issues that affect all members of the community — particularly our high taxes.Read more
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