October 4, 2010, New Rochelle, NY – It’s October and that means politicians will be out there campaigning. A favorite spot of theirs is the Manhattan-bound New Rochelle train station platform. This morning proved no different as Republican Bob Cohen was out there glad-handing and handing out flyers. Last week, Amy Paulin did the same with her entourage.
This location guarantees maximum exposure to a large cross-section of people and is a sure-fire way to talk to them and connect.
This tradition may end?
This ‘tradition’ of sorts could end when the MTA fully implements the tap-n-go technology. What has been leaked to the press in the past is that the commuter train platforms will no longer be a free and open access place for everyone because they’ll be ‘fare control areas’.
This new fare collection program will have a pole (or two) where the train rider will have to ‘tap’ their ‘fob’ card that comes with RFID (Radio Frequency ID) technology. Beyond this point, only fare-paying passengers will be allowed on the platform otherwise they could be subject to charges and fines.
Fear not, the tradition won’t end but evolve – just be ready to get your handshakes and flyers at the various street entrances instead.
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Friends of Peter Parente are asking supporters to please join them in their efforts to elect Peter Parente to the City Council in District 3. A special fundraiser is scheduled for Peter Parente, Republican-Independence-and Conservative Candidate for New Rochelle City Council District 3. The Fundraiser will be held at the popular Juliano’s Restaurant, 700 Main Street, New Rochelle, N.Y. and will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
The suggested donations are Supporter $75.00, Supporter Couple $125.00, Partner Couple $250.00. People who would like to attend are asked to RSVP to John at (914) 355-9131. People who are planning to attend as well as those who are unable to attend, but would like to support Peter with a donation are asked to mail their check to Friends of Peter Parente, 95 Brookside Place, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801Read more
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City Council Candidate Peter Parente Receives Endorsement from VPAC
New Rochelle, New York – September 24, 2010 – Following his recent Republican Party nomination, Peter Parente, candidate for the City Council District 3 seat has been endorsed by the Veterans Political Action Committee of Westchester. Representing veteran’s interests, VPAC endorsed Peter Parente for his achievements and his unwavering commitment to supporting veteran’s affairs.
A Special Election is being held in the city on November 2nd 2010 to find a replacement for Councilman James Stowe who passed away unexpectedly on Aug 4th of this year. Parente, a successful business owner, United States Marine and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is known throughout the city for his active involvement in numerous community events.Read more
NY's Leading Fiscally Conservative PAC Pledges Money and Support in Targeted State Senate Races
New York-September 24...New Yorkers for Growth, the political action committee dedicated to bringing responsible fiscal policies back to New York State government, today announced its endorsement of Bob Cohen against incumbent Senator Suzi Oppenheimer in the 37th District.
Mr. Cohen, a proven business leader, currently owns and operates a small real estate and construction company in Manhattan. For over 25 years, he has dedicated himself to transforming underdeveloped residential properties into attractive, affordable spaces for families, students, and entrepreneurs. An active member of the community, Mr. Cohen served as a member of the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department for over 17 years.Read more
The Friends of Peter Parente will be holding a pep rally to support his election for Council District 3. It all happens Thursday, September 23rd, in the American Legion Post 8 at 112 North Avenue.
Meet Peter and his supporters as they join together to take on the tough issues facing this city. Join the team and help make a difference or just listen in. There's room for everyone , whatever your comfort level.
You won't want to miss this special event.
Admission is free, refreshments will be served, and there's ample parking.Read more
COHEN ENDORSED BY NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL
WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen (R,I,C – 37th District) today announced the endorsement of the Fifth District of the New York State Professional Firefighters Association. Cohen was also endorsed by the Local 1394 Scarsdale Firefighters.
“I am proud to have the support of so many of New York’s hard working public safety professionals who put their lives on the line for us at a moment’s notice,” said Cohen. “I've worked very closely with these brave men and women and am honored that they are giving me the chance to represent them in Albany.”
Cohen has been a member of the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, and has served as a Lieutenant for six years.
Brian Robinson, President of the Scarsdale Firefighters Local 1394 said, “Bob has always shown a dedication to fire safety for the citizens of Scarsdale and a dedication to the safety of firefighters. He will be a strong advocate in Albany and we are proud to support him in his race for state Senate.”Read more
The two major parties have now selected their nominees for the upcoming Special Election for District 3 in New Rochelle. The Democrats nominated Jared R. Rice, an attorney and son of New Rochelle Judge Gail B. Rice. The Republicans nominated Peter Parente, a small business owner and former Marine most well-known as organizer of the New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade.
Jared Rice, 31, works for Rice & Rice Attorneys at Law, a general practice law firm located in New Rochelle. He also works as a public defender for local courts in Westchester County. Rice recently launched a sports law practice and represents a dozen world-class athletes. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Delaware State University in 2001 where he was a scholarship athlete at the Division I school. Rice received an academic scholarship to attend North Carolina Central School of Law and graduated in May 2004 prior to joining Rice & Rice. Jared Rice graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1997.
Peter Parente, 43, is a small business owner; he owns and operates two area automobile services stations. Parente is the Commander of VFW Post 439, President of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association and Co-Chairman of the Save Our Armory Committee. Parente volunteers in numerous capacities throughout the City of New Rochelle and is perhaps most well-known as the organizer of the annual New Rochelle Memorial Day parade. Parente graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1985 and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Parente served for 8 years on active duty and in the reserves. Parente served overseas in Operation Desert Storm after which he received an honorable discharge in 1993. Parente is a life long resident of New Rochelle.Read more
Cohen Says Hearings Look More Like a Pre-Election Whitewash Than an Investigation
WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen (R,I,C – 37th District) today called on Senator Oppenheimer to quit protecting the special interests bankrolling her political campaigns and use her full authority as Senate Education Chair to launch a comprehensive investigation into the unexplainable decline in education performance standards in recent years. Cohen called the Senator’s currently planned hearings ‘window dressing’ and an ‘attempt to cover up a scandal that occurred on her watch as Education chair.’
“Parents who thought their children were doing well in school are now shocked to learn that they are actually behind the curve,” said Cohen. “As a parent and a taxpayer, I am appalled. Senator Oppenheimer owes us a thorough investigation, but it looks to me like the Senator has already determined the outcome of her committee’s hearings.”Read more