Saturday, October 9, 2010
10am-5pm Rain Or Shine
* Grandma’s Pie Sale White Elephant Sale
* Experience a 19th Century School Day at The One Room School House.
Visit The Newly Restored Cottage. See New Exhibits.
The Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association
Thomas Paine Cottage
20 Sicard Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
For More Information, Call: 914-633-1776
The New Rochelle Firefighters UFFA Local 273 will host their Annual Oldies Show on Friday October 1st 2010 at the New Rochelle High School.
Show starts at 8:00pm
We have put together some great entertainment!
This Years Talent Includes
Our Local WVOX radio personality Dennis Nardone
Shades of Sole
T & T Dreaming
And, the Shirelles Featuring Shirley Austin Reeves
Snacks and Beverages are available
The New Rochelle Fire Department would like to thank all of our residents and local business owners; it’s because of all of you that we are able to continue providing this great show.
Free tickets are available…email me at [email protected]Read more
Korean Presbyterian Church Elder Ha discussed their consultant's drawing of the revised site plans for the church grounds at 50 Pintard Avenue on Saturday, September 18, 2010 with the Marvin Place Block Association. The plan calls for increasing the number of parking spaces from 60 to 81 which includes dedicated handicapped parking spots while not losing any 'green space'.
According to the church, the plan met with approval from the local Residence Park group, even though the church grounds are outside the historical boundary of the adjoining Residence Park area. Elder Ha said that the plan was not to ruin the green space view from Pintard Avenue. He added that many people from different backgrounds will use this church facility and that, "... the church is part of the community and we want the community to share it with us."
To view photos and additional information, visit my blog at: http://railientrails.blogspot.com/Read more
The New Rochelle School Board recently approved a major change in how our children will graduate in 2011. The New Rochelle High School class of 2011 will now be certified. This means that if you meet your goals and adhere to required credits to graduate, you will be allowed to walk on graduation day. Thus, New Rochelle finally is in compliance with what every other school district has been doing for years. A little late for many students who were allowed to walk on graduation day, yet did not attend or complete promised summer sessions. I always believed that all NRHS graduations should be certified. In my mind, certification acknowledge the work of those students who did their homework, passed a test, came to class and generally did what every student should be doing in school. What the district allowed for many years was to diminish the value of graduation. There were no consequences for the students who cut class continuously, didn’t do their work or who did not received a proper education. They all knew that even if they had less than required graduation credits, they would march in June.Read more
The Residence Park Neighborhood and Civic Association of New Rochelle donated more that one hundred knapsack-bookbags, filled with pens, pencils, notebooks, rulers, and other school supplies; to the children whose parents are served by Hope Community Services and Food Pantry at 50 Washington Avenue in New Rochelle.
In addition to the school supplies, Residence Park residents donated money, which was used to "top up" the knapsacks. Additional funds will be used to buy winter coats for some of the most needy children.
COSTCO on Weyman Avenue donated more than 75 bookbags and supplies.
Organizers with the children and a mom: Carol Troum (white shirt) is the Executive Director of HOPE and Karen Collins (black dress) is from Residence Park. Not pictured, Terry Hamburger, Project Manager at HOPE.
Joan Bristol of Residence Park keeps track of things.
Update - JUST TO BE CLEAR- The following story is meant to represent what can be acheived through community involvement, nothing more, nothing less. That being said and to avoid any misinterpretation of the story, the city manager was doing exactly what he is required to do, that is, to protect the city's best interest. Anything less would be inappropriate by any measure. To reiterate, Mr Strome was courteous and above all, professional in his dealings with the situation. The lack of basic paperwork required to perform such work left him with no choice in protecting the city's interests. This policy is applied to anywhere there is work being done on city property, not just the Armory. This was explained to the volunteers and now to the readers.Read more
Domenic Procopio has been receiving “Special Illegal Privileges” for over a decade. These privileges include property tax breaks, school tax breaks, parking and moving violation breaks, etc… It was discovered that Domenic Procopio was and still is receiving STAR Tax breaks on more then one of his properties. STAR Tax break is ONLY eligible for a person’s primary residence. It was also discovered that Domenic Procopio was also receiving Combat Veteran Tax Breaks on his properties. The funny thing here is that Mr. Precopio NEVER served in any of the Armed Forces of these Great United States. So how was it that he was grated such a break? If you ask Mayor Noam Bramson, he’ll tell you it was a clerical error. BULL!!!. There is no way this was an error. This was a deliberate illegal favor given to Domenic Procopio by Tim Idoni, the current County Clerk and carried out by City Manager Chuck Strome and current Mayor Noam Bramson. The issue here is why hasn’t Domenic Procopio been relinquished of his title? I’ll tell you why. Political connections run deep. The corruption in New Rochelle City Hall is so bad that sitting elected officials are afraid to do anything in fear of all the scandals and corruption being uncovered.Read more
The Save our Armory Committee made a presentation to the New Rochelle City Council on July 20, 2010 to describe their plans for a re-adaptive use of the New Rochelle Armory. Speakers including Save Our Armory Committee Co-Chairs Ron Tocci and Peter Parente and SOA Executive Committee members John Verni and John D'Alois. The entire presentation including Q&A ran to about 40 minutes; to meet the requirements of YouTube it is necessary to break the video into four parts.
Part 1 of 4: Introduction and Vision for the Armory, Ron Tocci.
Part 2 of 4: Tech & Uses, Peter Parente.Read more