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Brunch at Brickyard Today – if you haven’t seen it, stop by on Division St, from Granola and fruit, to Eggs Benedict and more....the best of So No..one of them..then stroll on Main....

So No Bike club rides again...to City Island today...15 miles there and back, returning to see Soccer being played at Isaac Young School. shoppers on Main Street, diners at eateries on Division and Lawton..an easy Sunday morning and great day in So No.

So No announces Mardi Gras in honor of its partnership with New Orleans!

On the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, So No announces its Mardi Gras, New Orleans express, to be able to have music, creole food, Zydeco and more..to raise support for its partnership with the city of New Orleans..and New Rochelle..here are some similarities..

  • New Orleans and New Rochelle both have the Fleur de Lis as its symbol
  • New Orleans and New Rochelle both have French origins
  • New Orleans  and New Rochelle both have long histories...
  • New Orleans and New Rochelle both have rich cuisines and some of the finest chefs...amazing...

Volunteers from So No are helping to build homes with Habitat of Westchester in the ninth ward, and this year there will be music, and a special guest speaker..stay tuned..for the New Orleans Express continues...New Rochelle to New Orleans one dream one team!

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Constitution Be Damned, New Rochelle School Board Takes First Steps Towards "Hebrew Immersion" Program in Fall 2010

1BD77F5A-D053-46DC-968F-FD22E4CF70A7.jpgProponents of creating a New Rochelle Hebrew Immersion Program came before the Board of Education on this past Tuesday to promote the idea of a Hebrew CILA Program in the New Rochelle Public Schools. The two leaders of the group, both New Rochelle residents, claimed to represent a small group of Orthodox Jews supposedly interested in offering children Hebrew language instruction. They came away with a commitment from the board to conduct a community survey to gauge support for Hebrew CILA.

The group's web site, however, reveals a very different purpose -- to help Orthodox Jewish families resolve the so-called "Jewish Day School Crisis" by offering these families a "Jewish Day School experience" without having to pay for it:

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Great back to school sales in SoNo NewRo

Liebmans, Curtain Shoppe, IB Cohen, Habitat Restores, Four Seasons, 99 cents stores, and more offer great buys south of North Avenue in New Rochelle...I got everything I needed, said one student 50 per cent less than what i would pay at the Mall....

come to Main Street this Labor Day week for all the sales.. you wont believe it!!!!!!!

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Forest City Blamed for Deaths in Housing Units as Unhealthy Conditions are Exposed by Watchdog Group

In a report from the Citizens United Against Corporate Corruption the Cleveland based developer Forest City Enterprises is being blamed for multiple deaths . CUACC shows pictures of mold contamination in over 30 properties either owned or managed by the developer. Among other accusations , Forest City is said to have used political influence at the congressional level to redirect investigation efforts and collusion with local politicians to suppress attempts to warn other residents of the potentially deadly problems . "Meanest corporation on the planet" , "very worst landlord in the country" , New York Press voted Bruce Ratner "villain of the year", asbestos litigation , insider trading , all very serious accusations . Similar stories and more come from the watchdog group Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and their reporting of the overbearing taxpayer subsidies, out of scale development , destruction of nearby communities and on and on . Good for New Rochelle ? You have to wonder about who will truly benefit from their latest version for New Rochelle's Echo Bay .

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Bruce Negrin Radio Show Tonight 8pm WVOX 1460 am or wvox.com

Be Part of the Program
Direct Studio Line 914-636-0110
Tonights Topics

Playing the Palm Card. We review the promises made and achievments claimed by those who ran for city
council. (That is if we can find them)

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Welcome back to the students

A sign of a great city is that it is home to a school of higher learning. In SoNo New Rochelle, we have three: Monroe College, the College of New Rochelle, and IONA College  

Welcome back to the students!! Do great…come have fun in So No!

College students: At the Habitat ReStores, take advantage of their discounted prices on new and used furniture, household items, clothing, and many more items that would be great in your dorm rooms and apartments. In New Rochelle (524 and 591 Main St), and Yonkers (266 Riverdale);  www.habitatwc.org; 1-888-9-Habitat

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Join Westchester's Habitat for Humanity in a day of service on September 11th

As another way of remembering 9/11, September 11th is now also recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Habitat for Humanity had already chosen 9/11 as the day for its annual buildathon.

‘On 9/11 the world changed forever, this 9/11 come help change the world.’ 

Help in SoNo. Help rehab the home of a single parent with 2 kids. Join us during the day as we help this family get back into their home; and then that evening join us in the evening as we plan on attending the service at the Armory (7:30pm)

for more information call 1 888 9 HABITAT.

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Mark your calendars -Vigil for those we lost because of September 11th, 2001

There will be a Memorial & Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, on Fri. Sept. 11, 2009, starting at 7:30 PM, on the lawn of our BELOVED New Rochelle Armory, 270 Main St., New Rochelle. 

Come join us as we REMEMBER our fallen brothers and sisters who perished on or because of September 11, 2001.  It will be an evening of healing through remembrance, prayer, and song.  The many heroes who were taken or made that day shall Never Be Forgotten!  The program will include short prayers from multiple religions, patriotic songs, and mention or remarks from those who lost loved ones because of 9-11.  The lawn of the New Rochelle Armory Building is a significant location due to its service to Ground Zero, as a support facility during the days that followed the attack on America.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at The American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle. 

For further information please contact Peter Parente (UVM&PA) 914 557- 5556.

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