Fresh Fish Daily at Luso's Market in SoNo NewRo

On Division Street you will see fresh fish arrive daily, as the owners there keep you healthy with tasty delights from the Sea!  A customer was heard to say.."there’s no fresher fish ...i have come here for years."

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The Mystery of the LeCount Square Proposal

The Leount Square development proposal is becoming more mysterious and chaotic every day. The nursery school on the property is planning to reopen and other shops have opened.

The Journal News is
reporting on the comings and goings

The Final Environmental Impact Statement was approved a long time ago.

So how can our City Council continue to approve "renewals" (already 12 have been given) for Cappelli's agreement when, as Mayor Bramson stated on WVOX Tuesday (7/21)more zoning changes are still needed for the development?

Can anyone clear up the logic of Council's approvals of this project?

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Is Hartley House on the Chopping Block (again)?

The $9.8 million Legacy grant reported in the Sound Report which is to be used to renovate City Park ($8.5 million) and to repair roads ($1.3million) also requires the city to maintain 15.7 miles of county roads.

The grant also requires the city to construct 185 units of affordable housing which raises the rather obvious question: Where does the city plan to build affordable housing? An even bigger question is why the City of New Rochelle is suddenly in the construction business?

Does this make anyone else wonder what is going on here?

Does anyone remember this story from The New York Times?

Published: Sunday, January 13, 2002

Commissioner Carroll, a former New York City police inspector who took over as commissioner in New Rochelle in 1995, announces an ambitious plan that he vows will change the projects' police problem. He sets up the same type of community policing progams in New Rochelle that he instituted in several of New York's toughest neighborhoods in the early 1990's.


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Sounds of Motown Fill Hudson Park in New Rochelle



A reader sent along some nice photos. Were you there? How was it?

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New Rochelle Schools Try Another Fast One with Next Week's Board Meeting

DSC_0595.jpgAt the last BoE meeting Julia Maxine Robinson was pretty darn angry and vowed to start coming to board meetings to keep an eye on things. After the meeting she confronted Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak and asked to know when the next school board meeting was scheduled because she planned on being there. Organisciak told her there were no board meetings until September. Overhearing this, I took Robinson aside and told Robinson Organisciak was intentionally misleading her, that last year there were multiple board meetings in July and August and I saw no reason why that would not be the case this year.

Yesterday the District posted a number of announcements to the NRED web site including newly scheduled meetings of the school board. If someone can let her know, I believe Ms. Robinson will want to know that Organisciak flat out lied to her.

Tuesday, July 28 Board of Education Committee Meetings 6:30 PM

Tuesday, August 4 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 AM PM

Tuesday, August 25 Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting 7:00 PM

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Marty Daly: P.T.A. ... F.U.S.E. ...Non-Resident ....No Kids .... You Get It?

9B3DAE76-CFB3-417A-89C2-B9BD67254ADF.jpg Can you imagine anyone better suited to advocate on their childs behalf than a parent ? Is it possible to have the perspective needed if you haven't raised a child yourself , afterall , there's no substitute for experience . Then how in the world does Martian Daly wind up as the president of the PTA ? Doesn't that seem odd ? What does he do , call his mother for advice ?

-Why does Martian Daly teach only one class ?

-How does Martian Daly justify the needs of the PTA and the needs of the union members of the district?

-Should the purpose of the PTA be combined with the growth of the unions ?

-Unions , by nature , expect growth and strength , who keeps that in check ?

-Why are the children the last priority in the FUSE mission statement?

-How is it that FUSE campaigns for BoE candidates ?

-Who gives FUSE the right to be involved in approving BoE candidates ? There has been NO-ONE from outside of the inbred circle of the union who has EVER had the least amount of support , but if you bend over and spout the union line , your support will be endless . How will anybody ever have a chance for reform ?

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No One is Looking at the Break Even Point" by Peggy Godfrey

From the Westchester Herald on July 20, 2009

     Former New Rochelle Mayor Leonard Paduano felt budget cuts could be made in the city so that no tax increase would be necessary. He recalled how when he was Mayor the City Manager wanted many layoffs to reduce the budget. As Mayor he questioned this and along with Councilman Fran Judge he worked on cuts in the budget. In a time of double digit inflation he produced an extremely small tax increase. He asked why in recent years the City had to sell the Boys and Girls
Club. No one is asking where the break even point in development is.
     Speaking at the New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club on  Paduano
stated, "The public needs to be educated and we need to wake up people." For example, the public library was always part of the city budget. In the past the
library was always given the money they needed. Citing his years as a sea cadet who met in the Armory, he felt it was a disgrace that this historic building was allowed to deteriorate. Now the city will spend millions to develop the Echo Bay area. Criticizing the turning over of the waterfront in the east end, he felt this area should be turned over to the people because it is not replaceable.

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Son of Police Detective Sues New Rochelle PD Following Arrest for using Dave Chappelle's "White Person Voice"

Welcome (again) Instapundit readers. Thanks (again) Glenn for the link.

UPDATE: Sources have informed Talk of the Sound the original report from the Journal News that Demetrius Hazelton is the son of Detective Timothy McKnight was incorrect. Full update below.

Demetrius Hazelton.jpgThe New Rochelle Police Department is being sued by Demetrius Hazelton, the son a New Rochelle police detective, with support from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Hazelton, 17 and Class of '09 at New Rochelle High School (pictured right, click to enlarge image), was arrested after he allegedly mocked a white police officer using a "white racial monotone voice" which police claim is the same voice used by Dave Chappelle "when making fun of white people."

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