The Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle has launched a new web site. The Chamber is also now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn and offers link sharing via Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, and others.
Click the eye-catching image header (linked above) to visit the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle web site.
Chamber President Cynthia Lobo, in an open letter, is encouraging local businesses to re-engage the Chamber online:Read more
Dick Morris receives "In the Spirit of Thomas Paine" Award
Tonight the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum and the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association had their annual dinner at the VIP Country Club on Davenport Road. It was a well attended and beautiful event. Dick Morris mingled with the crowd and posed for photographs. The Director of Thomas Paine Cottage, John R. Wright, hosted the event with his committee.
The selection of Dick Morris as an award recipient created a controversy that even reached Ethiopia! Here is an article, originally published in the UK Guardian, in the Ethiopian Review.
Dick Morris was awarded the "In the Spirit of Thomas Paine" award to the attentive crowd. Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Metro Med, and Sydelle & Norman Herzberg each received the "Community Leadership Award".
It turns out that Dick Morris was born in New Rochelle and lived here until he was three, when his parents moved to New York City. And his grandfather was a Huguenot.Read more
The New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club met on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle. This group meets monthly to discuss a host of local issues.
The first item on tonight's agenda was the proposed Iona Dormitory issue that Greg Varian, an attorney and resident of the area, made a brief report. The dorm is being financed by the NY State Dormitory Authority and is located on the north side of New Rochelle. He highlighted the issues surrounding this new construction citing parking, vehicular traffic, and the surrounding building zoning issues. Iona used to be a commuter school that redefined its self as a residential/dormitory college some years ago.Read more
On Sunday, October 31st, the NAACP New Rochelle Branch sponsored its 44th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner at Beckwith Pointe. The theme was “One Nation, One Dream”.
The Honorees included Daquana Hargrove (pictured above with NAACP New Rochelle Branch President Ron Williams). Hargrove won the Youth Award. Also honored were Lorraine Johnson, Member of the year Award. Joseph Williams of Webster School, Education AWard. Lt. Mark McLean of the New Rochelle Fire Department, Community Service Award. Jan-Mar Trophy, Business Award. The Keynote speaker was Reverend William M. Mizell, Associate Pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
The Souvenir Journal was dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs. Mattie Wanamaker, Former Chairperson Life Membership Committee.
The recent suicides of gay college students and incidents of bullying and harassment and the need for creating safe environments on college campuses will be the focus of the “Westchester Colleges LGBTQ Summit,” hosted by Iona. Representatives from several areas colleges will discuss common concerns, share resources and explore how they can work together to provide safe and hospitable environments for the LGBTQ community. Hosted by Iona College, Several Area Colleges to Explore Working Together for Safe Environments.
Conveners are Dr. Ingrid Grieger, Director of Iona College’s Counseling Center; Aaron Megibow, President of Iona’s Gay/Straight Alliance and Dr.Read more
Just returned from East End Civic Association "Meet the Candidate Night." This was my fourth or fifth such extravaganza of this busy electoral season. Credit the good people of the association for trying to educate their loyal membership and members of the general public regarding the policies and personalities at stake on election day, November 2.
However, tonight I believe I have discerned a curious new custom permeating the political landscape, in events as diverse as those of the League of Women Voters of Mamaroneck and of New Rochelle, several neighborhood and civic groups and Temple Beth El and Temple Israel of New Rochelle. Have you noticed that every one of the recent "candidates night" events for local, state and federal office (without a single exception to the best of my knowledge) has stated as its procedural policy (explicitly or in effect) that the occasion is for the presentation of views only and not an opportunity for "debate?"Read more
New Rochelle dentist and pilot, Dr. Robert Perler takes off at Westchester County Airport with co-pilot Jack Hessel and his father, John Hessel, who were on their way to circling over New Rochelle at 1,000 feet to take aerial photos of New Rochelle as part of the 10-10-10 New Rochelle Project. All day long dozens of photographers will be taking thousands of photos as part of an effort to document through photos a day in the life of New Rochelle.
Mapping out the flight plan.
Heading out to the plane
Checking the camera's custom anti-glare fitting.Read more