Hello New Rochelle!
My name is Mario, and I have been the General Manager of Retro Fitness Club and its predecessor for the past 6 years. We are located at 236 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10801. As a resident of Westchester for the past 25 years, I take tremendous pride in overseeing the daily activities of this great 13,000 square foot fitness club. Our aim is to help our members achieve their fitness goals, and not to just sell them a membership. I am a certified personal trainer, and know most of the members on a first name basis. We provide our community with a fitness facility that offers an inexpensive, clean, friendly, and healthy environment to exercise in. In addition, we offer FREE child care and FREE group fitness classes. For less than 67 cents a day, we provide the same brand new state of the art equipment and services that many of the higher priced fitness clubs offer.
Using my 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry, each month I will strive to provide you with an informative article to help assist you in your health and fitness journey. My aim is to keep it simple yet exciting for you.Read more
You try to eat healthy, carting home bags of fresh fruits and vegetables from your local market. On The Dr. Oz Show on Friday, Assistant Commissioner Peter DeLucia from the Westchester County Department of Health will show you how to leave bacteria behind when you go produce shopping.
The segment is set to air Friday, February 24 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fox 5. This is the fourth time the County Health Department has been invited to appear on the program.
“This was a great opportunity to bring a public health message into millions of homes in a fun and friendly way with Dr. Oz,” DeLucia said.
Did you ever wonder how many hands touched those ripe red apples from the time they were picked until you took your first bite? Dr. Oz and DeLucia estimate it could be well over a dozen. That’s why it’s important to wash fruits and vegetables in cold water, and to lightly scrub with a vegetable brush any tomatoes, cantaloupe, zucchini, tomatoes and other produce that can take it.Read more
Jennifer Poste, MD, a second year in the Medical Residency Program at Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, was recently invited to present her research at the First World Congress on Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases, where she won the Young Scientist Award for her abstract
New Rochelle, NY – February 2, 2012 – Sound Shore Medical Center’s Medical Residents frequently produces quality research that is selected for presentation at scientific meetings. Such was the case for second-year resident, Jennifer Poste, MD. Recently, she was in Barcelona, Spain to attend the World Congress on Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases where she presented her Abstract, “Molecular Genetics in the Diagnosis of Calpainopathy”. Even more impressive, Dr. Poste returned from the four-day event as the recipient of the Young Scientist Award. This award is presented by the Scientific Committee of The World Congress to physicians, scientists or researchers age 34 or under for the quality of their research. Winning the award confirms the merit of Dr. Poste’s medical research and showcases the quality of the SSMC Medical Residency Program and its faculty.Read more
"The Ursuline School is deeply saddened by the loss of a fine young member of our school community. Our hearts and prayers are with our student's family in their grief. We have visited the family and offered comfort. We have held special assemblies for all of our students, who are in mourning. We have made available extra counselors to students and staff. We appreciate prayers of support."Read more
A fourteen-year old freshman at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle took her own life last night amidst reports that she was distraught over being bullied at the school.
Eira Fatima Maghuyop died at her home in Yonkers.
UPDATE:(Feb 3 9:16 AM): Fox-5 is reporting that Yonkers PD has issued a statement that Maghuyop was not bullied. WSBT-11 is reporting that Yonkers PD said they have not seen any concrete evidence that bullying was a factor in the death. Calls to YPD by Talk of the Sound have
not yet been returned, they will be sending a formal statement to Talk of the Sound today.
Edward "Kip" Fierro, the long-time swim coach at New Rochelle High School, was taken into custody a week ago last Thursday by New Rochelle police after he struck two vehicles in New Rochelle and left the scene of the accident. A DMV records check showed that although he had a valid Connecticut drivers license, his privilege to drive in New York had been suspended for failure to answer a summons.
Fierro was issued a 511-1a violation, an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine of between $200.00 and $500.00, up to 30 days in jail, 0 points and a mandatory surcharge of $80 or $85. He was due back in court today.
New Rochelle police were called to the scene at 8:11 am on January 19th. Two drivers heading westbound on the North Avenue overpass were stopped at the yield sign at the intersection of the Elmer Miller Circle at Memorial Highway. Fierro, driving a 2004 Jeep, came up behind the two vehicles, sideswiping one and striking the rear of another, a 2001 Honda. Fierro's Jeep pushed the Honda across three lanes of traffic in the circle and onto the center grassy area of the traffic circle. The other vehicle did not suffer major damage and the drive was not hurt.
Fierro continued driving, as a New Rochelle police officer followed, before pulling over on his own at Lockwood Avenue and Warren Street. Fierro appeared disoriented and was taken into custody for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, according to police.Read more
The Iona College Athletics Department, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a Blood Drive on campus on Jan. 31, 2012.
The department invites anyone in the Iona Community come out participate in this goodwill effort. The blood drive will run from 9 am - 5 pm, and will be held on campus in the Hegarty Multi Purpose Room of the Hynes Athletics Center.
All donors will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.
The American Red Cross and the MAAC joined together to create the MAAC Blood Drive Challenge as a fun and competitive way to emphasize the critical importance of donating blood. A trophy will be awarded to the school that draws the most donors.Read more
The Westchester County Department of Health is issuing a rabies alert to residents who may have had contact with a rabid cat in New Rochelle, in the vicinity of Kress Avenue near the intersection of Webster and Lincoln Avenue on or before Wednesday, Nov. 30. The health department used robo-calls to notify residents who live within a half-mile of the area where the cat was found.
The cat was a red tabby that had been acting aggressively towards other animals and people. The health department has been informed that a colony of stray cats in this area may have come into contact with this rabid tabby cat. The health department is investigating and warns residents to avoid having contact with these cats, as well as with any other unknown or wild animals. Residents are also reminded not to feed wild or stray animals to avoid bringing rabies to their doorstep.