The period for submitting public comments after the public scoping session has now ended. All comments were due by close of business on Monday December 20, 2010, ten (10) days after the public event at City Hall on Thursday December 9, 2010.
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.
At the public scoping section, dozens of residents, most of whom live in the immediate area, spoke out against the project.
In the meantime, to build support, Iona College has been sending out form letters to alumni living in New Rochelle asking them to send a letter to the Mayor in support of the project.
As a member of the New Rochelle community and a graduate of Iona College, I write to ask for your support of a very important project for Iona.
SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the candidates for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award. Iona College men's basketball junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) is in contention for the annual award, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, that recognizes college basketball’s top point guard. Total of 66 players have been nominated for the 2011 award. Nominations were solicited from all schools across the country.Read more
SYRACUSE, NY - No. 5 Syracuse held off a late run by the Iona College men's basketball team in an 83-77 decision in non-conference action at the Carrier Dome. Junior Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) continued his stellar play, pouring in a game-high 25 points while completing his sixth straight double-double with 16 rebounds. Junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) also posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 assists in the loss. A six-point halftime lead was the difference as the Gaels and Orange both scored 46 points in the second frame.Read more
The streaking 7-3 Iona College Gaels men's basketball team will play the undefeated, nationally ranked Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome tonight at 7 PM. The game will present an opportunity to benchmark the progress the revitalized Gaels have made this season. It is only the second time Iona has played in the Carrier Dome, the last time being 27 years ago.
How big is this game? ESPN is giving Iona's Mike Glover the star treatment: Optimus Prime scores like a machine
Iona's Mike Glover is more than pretty good. Through the first 10 games of his Division I basketball career, the 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward -- the younger brother of former St. John's player Anthony Glover -- is averaging 22.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Gaels. His scoring averages ranks him No. 15 in the country.
At the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting last week, Dr. Jeffrey Korostoff presented his "Goals and Objectives" for 2010-11. Korostoff gave a full-throated defense of the New Rochelle school system that was largely predicated in dismissing the testing data from last Spring and presenting his own set of data that he felt was more "fair". As has become a trend now, he specifically went after the movie "Waiting for Superman", referencing data that he said showed New Rochelle schools were doing better than a charter school in Harlem that was a focus of the film documentary. The exact same argument was made by Yigal Joseph, Principal at Columbus Elementary School, at the previous BoE meeting.Read more
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 Rochelle Board of Education meetings have their moments of intrigue but nothing like what happened today at a Florida BoE meeting. Sheesh.
A WMBB television reporter at Tuesday's meeting says the man came up to the podium at the Bay District School Board meeting and said he had a motion. He then pulled out a can of red spray paint and painted a "V" with a circle around it.
For those who miss the meaning, watch closely in this movie trailer for V for Vendetta, you will see a "V" with a circle spray painted on a wall.Read more