TOTS Report's Notebook: March 25, 2015

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TOTS Report's Notebook: March 25, 2015

March 26, 2015 - 18:07
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I have gotten a few emails over the past week that deserved a little extra attention.

New York State Great Read Aloud Event at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday, March 27th.

Mayor Noam Bramson, New York State Senator George Latimer, Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni, New Rochelle Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Diane Massimo, New Rochelle Board of Education Vice President Rachel Relkin and many other dignitaries read to children at Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY as part of the 13th annual New York State Great Read Aloud.

Iona Lower School to host pep rally for undefeated basketball team day before Final

The Lower School will host a pep rally for the eighth-grade basketball team on Friday, March 27, at 2:10 p.m. in the gymnasium. The 17-0 Gaels will play St. Paul Gold for the Archdiocesan CYO title March 28 at 3 p.m. The team is seeking its second state title--and perfect season--in three years.  Saturday's Championship Game will be played at Dominican College, 495 Western Highway, Blauvelt, N.Y.

The Journal News has had several articles with New Rochelle connections over the past few days:

Should MTA require affordable housing in land deals?

Jim Killoran, coalition member and executive director of Habitat for Humanity Westchester, said a lack of affordable housing was the No. 1 issue in the state. "How can anyone raise a flag on Memorial Day or fourth of July and say you're an American, then exclude people from living there?" he told the Journal News.

Red-light cameras: Crash reducers or cash producers?

"It's not a fiscal issue, it's a safety issue," New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome III said of the pilot program at eight intersections. "We have a $120 million operating budget so a few extra dollars from red-light cameras is not going to make or break our budgetary situation."

Scouting Report: New Rochelle Huguenots Boys Lacrosse

Head coach Brian Violante: “We're a young, athletic team that wants to get better every day”.

Instead of the coffee shop, try coworking

The newest coworking space in the county, Ground Floor, opened in January. Miriam Gilwit runs the business with her parents, and got the idea from her mom. "She talked about wanting a private office to work in near the house and to be able to be around other people when you work," says Gilwit. "I spent the summer after college writing up a business plan and here we are."