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More Information needed on a Sustainabililty Coordinator (Westchester Herald)

How does the new Sustainability Coordinator make "New Rochelle a model city ecologically sustainable development" There is no statement listed in her duties that tells how the city will assess the present amount of pollutants in the area. At the New Rochelle Citizens Reform Club on January 22 questions relating to her position were referred to Councilman Lou Trangucci.

How can this Coordinator be a "catalyst" to develop sustainability initiatives when questions about air, noise, water, wind and other types of pollution are not measured or acknowledged? What cost effectiveness can be made when clean-up costs are rarely given to residents? What will this coordinator say to community groups when she is confronted with neighborhood problems such as excessive noise or overpowering wind (created by high rise buildings)?

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Frances Sternhagen Reading of Emily Dickinson Poems Today at Avalon

Save These Windows & St. Gabriel's Church, in cooperation with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, present the first of three Tiffany & Gorum Stained Glass Window events, a“High” Tea in the Penthouse of Avalon East Featuring Three American Artists on Sunday, February 1, 2009-4:00 PM.

A750982F-A40F-4587-B9DD-021A7095834E.jpgEmmy-award winning actress Frances Sternhagen reads the poems of Emily Dickinson against the background of illustrations by American artist Will Barnett from his book, The World in a Frame.

“High” Tea provided by Anna Maria’s Restaurant in Larchmont, NY.

About St. Gabriel's and the Stained Glass Windows

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Salesian High School Student Found Dead at Home

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A student at Salesian High School was found dead this morning in his home in the Bronx. The cause of death has not been determined. The student, Nicholas Nespolini, was a junior at the New Rochelle parochial high school run by Salesian priests. The school was informed of the unexpected death by the boy's mother. Salesian students who had gathered to attend a previously scheduled mass at Holy Name Church were informed during the service. The mass for the Feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order marks the annual start of "Spirit Week" at Salesian High School. Nespolini lived on Randall Avenue in the Bronx.

Wake: Monday, February 2, 2009, 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Sisto Funeral Home, 3489 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465
Directions to Sisto Funeral Home (718) 892-2102

Funeral: Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

Holy Name of Jesus Church, Petersville Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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New Rochelle School Refuses Emergency Medical Care for Student with Multiple Fractures

On October 29th, 2008, a Latino student in evident pain was brought to the nurse’s office by a fellow seventh grader at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, NY. “Joseph” (not his real name) told the school nurse, Carla Murphy, he had been playing outside during recess, slipped on the wet grass and fell with his arms outstretched onto a concrete surface. He told Nurse Murphy that “both arms hurt” and - indicating his wrists and forearms - that he was in extreme pain. Nurse Murphy, interrupted from eating her lunch, handed the boy a bag of ice and called the boy’s mother to come pick him up from school. The mother, Maritza Rodriguez, asked the nurse to call for an ambulance. Murphy refused and hung up the phone on the mother. More than six hours later, an emergency room doctor told Rodriguez, that both her son’s arms were severely fractured between the wrists and the elbows. Joseph was absent from school for more than two months and only recently returned.

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Youth Soccer Challenge

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There is no better, we currently have the best ever trained 6 year old boy in the "WORLD" that will out perform any other his age, ANY !!!

His name is Hassan and currently holds a World Record !

Come on Tuesday 4:45 to 6:30 to see our coach Kamel's six year old son "Hassan" rule the court . I never seen any better trained 6 year old kid . Currently, Hassan holds the "WORLD RECORD" 1200 X's soccer ball juggling . Visit the site below to watch him in action as he plays against 13 years old children, they cant touch this kid !

http://www.ayarisoccer.com/coaching-videos.php

Honor Roll World is committed to developing players of any age to perform to their greatest potential. We focus on fundamental skills starting as early as three years of age and work with the players as they grow older and begin developing specific individual needs.

We continually emphasize fundamentals using games that incorporate endurance and team awareness.

Honor Roll World strives to develop the most elite players who are interested in becoming college, semi-professional, and professional level players.

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Unhealthy, Inhuman Conditions Continue Unabated at Jefferson School

The New Rochelle Board of Education, along with Superintendent Richard Organisciak, Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Korostoff and Jefferson Elementary School Principle Cindy Slotkin have done nothing to remedy the ongoing issue with extremely unhealthy climate control within class rooms located in the basement section of the school.

It has been reported to the above mentioned, especially Principle Slotkin, as well as News12, who did a report about a year ago regarding this very same issue. But SURPRISE!!!, nothing was ever aired and the problem still exists.

Mrs. Slotkin continues to expose our children to this unhealthy environment rather than relocating the scheduled classes to another classroom.
I know of more than a few children that have become ill due to the extreme cold conditions. The class room temperature averages 10 degrees below the outside temperature.

Contractors have attempted to fix the issue without results, and they all have been paid in full.

  • Why are these contractors not being sent back to fix the issue they were paid in full to fix?
  • Why is the Board of Education allowing these contractors to just walk away after being paid in full to fix the issue?
  • Why are Assistant Superintendant Korostoff and Principle Slotkin still allowing classes to take place in such inhuman conditions?
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Bruce Negrin Hosts "New Rochelle News & Views", Thursdays on WVOX 1460 AM

I hope you will join me for New Rochelle News & Views,a new talk radio program that will air every Thursday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WVOX 1460 AM or on the web at WVOX.com. The focus of the show will be on news and events that emanate from the Queen City of the Sound. Straight talk and interesting opinion. Tune in, call in and join the conversation.

New Rochelle wants to hear what YOU have to say so give me a call Thursday. The direct studio number is 914 636-0110.

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"Parking Quirk Raises Ire" Are You Kidding Me?

As I watched a recent council meeting, there was a moment in which I thought, "I'm glad I don't have to run the city". What with all the recent budget cutbacks and wrangling over development issues, parking, how to collect garbage,et al.it's a wonder anything does get accomplished. Kudo's to those who serve. With all of this going on, can you really justify adopting changes to ordinances and or traffic regulations because of one car? If there is that much time to spare please consider the following.

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