New Rochelle, NY (July 5, 2011) – Joseph E. Nyre Ph.D. began his first day on campus as the eighth president of Iona College. Dr. Nyre, who succeeds Brother James Liguori, is the first Iona College President not to be a member of the Christian Brothers.
President Nyre, his wife, Kelli and three children - - Hadley, 10, Henry, 7, and Charlie, 3 -- moved into their new home on the New Rochelle campus last week.
President Nyre said: “This is a very exciting day for my family and for me. We are thrilled to be at Iona and to live in New Rochelle. Over the past three months, we’ve been fortunate to meet and receive a warm welcome from students, Christian Brothers, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and community members. Although we have much to learn, Iona College and New Rochelle have already begun to feel like home. We look forward to continuing and expanding upon the legacy of excellence founded by the Christian Brothers and most recently led by Brother Liguori.”Read more
In May 2010, Talk of the Sound reported on the City of New Rochelle continuing to employ crossing guards during the lunchtime hours more than a year after the New Rochelle Board of Education went to full day kindergarten and eliminated the need to cross students at lunchtime.
New Rochelle schools have full day kindergarten across the entire city. There is no mid-day dismissal at all in New Rochelle. So, why do we still have 18 crossing guards working a two hour lunch shift? There are no children to cross.
During his budget press conference last December, Chuck Strome, responding to a question from Talk of the Sound, said the issue would be addressed in 2011 but was not specific. With the school year now ended, Talk of the Sound checked in with the City to determine the latest on this story.
In an update, City spokesperson Kathy Gilwit provided the following information:Read more
New Rochelle Schools Buildings & Grounds Supervisor James Bonanno last month ordered three school district employees to report to work at a house owned by his girlfriend in upstate New York over a period of several days as part of an ongoing renovation of the property, sources say. The house, owned by Bonanno's girlfriend, Heidi Reyes, is located at in Cornwall, NY near West Point, in Orange County.
New Rochelle Schools spokesperson Paul Costigliano declined to comment on the matter.
According to Orange County property records for 30 Hampton Place in Cornwall, NY, the house was built in 1997. It was purchased from the original owner, Reiger Homes, Inc. in 2004 by Ricardo Reyes who then sold the land and house to Heidi Reyes for $1.00. The estimated market value of the property in 2010 was $426,900.Read more
School-aged children may chose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs at the New Rochelle Public Libraries – the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to complement the Summer Reading Game theme, “Discover Creatures Great and Small @ Your Library” and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer. Admission to most programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before the start of each program.
Craft Workshops: Children ages 6-12 years are invited to drop-in to create fanciful animal projects to take home, Mondays, July 11 – August 8. From 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.
Needlework for Beginners: Knitters and crocheters, ages 8 – 10 years, will learn how to make and complete a project, on Mondays, July 11 – August 8, from 1:00 am – 2:30 pm, at the Main Library.
Nature Workshops involves hands-on nature activities, crafts and tastes of food offered for children ages 6 – 12 yrs, on Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Main Library.Read more
Students ages 10 – 17 years of age have a choice of great workshops to keep them engaged and enriched this summer, as the New Rochelle Public Library again offers a slate of free programs designed especially for and by teens and tweens. These workshops are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before each session, and are made possible by the Friends of the Library and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation.
Jewelry-Making Workshops will take place on six Mondays, July 11 – August 15, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, under the expert guidance of Melanie Rose, the owner of Beadz based in Larchmont. Each week students (both girls and boys) will be introduced to new beading techniques, various stringing materials and tons of interesting and beautiful beads, charms and pendants. Each class will feature a new project.
Anthony Wooden returns to the library to give another phenomenal 6-session course in traditional African Dance and Drums, Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. All participants will be invited to dance in the culminating performance on the stage of the Ossie Davis Theater, on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm.Read more
Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Tuesday, July 6 through Friday August 13. All programs are on a drop-in basis, on a first-come, first-served basis, except the Bedtime Stories at HCL. The six-week programs are as follows:
Bouncing Babies, is a Mother Goose program of songs, music, movement and a story for children 6 – 24 months, on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 9:45 am – 10:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.
Let’s Pretend, for children ages 3 – 5 years, introduces theater through games, songs, nursery rhymes, and an on-stage experience, with Nora Maher, will be held on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 10:30 am – 11:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.Read more
Since mid-May, Anthony Bongo has been telling people he "graduated" from Teachers College at Columbia University. The Isaac E. Young web site was edited to insert the title "Dr." before mentions of his name, even for letters and memos written and published before he "graduated".
A week after Bongo "graduated", we corrected the record: Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo Hooded at Columbia University Ceremony; Claims "Doctor" Title PrematurelyRead more