I woke up yesterday morning to notice film crews setting up across the street from me at Sound Shore Medical Center. I asked one of the workers about what they were filming and he had told me that they are filming the show "Person of Interest" which I understand takes place partially in New Rochelle. The show stars actors Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. The filming started on Thursday September 20th untill Friday September 21st. Unfortunately I do not have a working camera and my phone camera is poor quality so i could not get any pics of anything nor did i see any of the actors because they are filming inside the hospital. If anyone is interested in checking it out it is still going on at the corner of Washington Avenue and Glovor Johnson Place.Read more
"A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!"
-- Thomas Jefferson
Talk of the Sound was officially launched four years ago today. As we do each year, I want to take the time to thank our many contributors, commentators, and readers without which the overwhelming success of this site would not be possible.
Talk of the Sound is more than just a web site. It is more than just a community. It is the community taking back control of our twin governments. The real success of the site is to serve as a beacon around which truth can gather.
For too long, our municipal government and board of education held a complete monopoly on the flow of information and used that control to serve their own ends. It was not that long ago that our Mayor proclaimed that the lack of news coverage about New Rochelle proved what a good job he was doing running things. The Mayor had confused imposing a Cone of Silence on the media with good governance.Read more
Believe my 4 year anniveersary on Talk of the Sound comes up in a few weeks. Aside from an occasional disappearing approval count on a posting now and then (see Malice in Wonderland), I can say with absolutely conviction that this site is essential for the vox populi.
Cox and staff have provided a voice where one did not exist before. Matt Pryce even permits an occasional spiritual outburst on my part. This is all excellent and if I could I would mandate this as required reading for all office holders. As it is, I am sure that most read it nonetheless.
You don't have to be in Bob's book of life to be heard and aside from violating some rather simple rules, you are heard as you are.
So, with this said, my appreciation for providing me and so many others with a chance to be heard.
Few of you know how hard I have tried to be an active contributor to the city government. I had everything intellectually, but I lacked a certain cultural cache I suppose being described as "thinking he knows everything."Read more
I saw this article in AOL Patch today and could not believe my eyes. It has been my experience that New Rochelle Honda is absolutely the worst car dealership I have ever dealt with. Both my wife and daughter would second that, probably even triple that. How bad is it? I have bought or leased 4 Hondas in the past three years. I bought the first one at Honda of New Rochelle. For the next three I went to a dealership near Binghamton, NY -- just to get as far away from Honda of New Rochelle as possible. The contrast between Miller Auto in Vestal, NY and Honda of New Rochelle was so vast as to be embarrassing.
Without a byline, Patch has an article that looks like the best sort of self-serving media goodness that only money can buy -- the claim that woman love Honda of New Rochelle.
As a county legislator, I attend many civic dinners. Often, when I hear the name of the honoree I laugh to myself, “how did he/she get honored again – there has to be more deserving people in our community.”
I am happy to report that my favorite radio station, WVOX, 1460AM, held a dinner on Wednesday night, June 13, at the legendary Mario’s on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and honored someone who truly deserved it – Richard Littlejohn was recognized for his 25 years of service to the station. He has been on the air in the middle of the night for much of this time. Because I am a night person, I have met with Richard many times at the station after midnight, when I needed to tape a commercial or do a report on the Board of Legislators for the next morning, and I always found him to be such a nice, thoughtful, professional and dedicated guy.Read more