9-11 Memorial Candlelight Vigil tonight 7:30 PM @ American Legion Post 8 Hall

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Due to the increment weather, the 9-11 Memorial & Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, will be held tonight 7:30 PM at the American Legion Post 8 Hall, 112 North Ave, New Rochelle.  Parking either on site or in the Mormon Church lot across the street.

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

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Notice Regarding 9-11 Memorial and Vigil - To Be Held at American Legion Hall

In response to the inclement weather predictions , the Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil will be held at the American Legion Hall , Post 8 located at 112 North Avenue , in New Rochelle.

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The ceremony will begin at 7:30 PM Additional parking is available, across the street in the Mormon Church parking lot . Please join us .

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Avalon has "incident"

Yesterday as I drove past Avalon on Memorial Highway there were a lot of fire trucks parked in front on the building. When I checked today I was told it was an elevator alarm that was triggered by high winds.

Winds created by high rise buildings have been brought up at many City Council meetings. One concilman even offered a suggestion to install wind alleviation fixtures on these high rise buildings.But the wind problem in downtown has not been addressed.

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Transportationally Challeged: Bus Companies Struggle to Get New Rochelle Students to School on Time

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Today was a rough day for the Transportation Department at the City School District of New Rochelle as many parents called to try and resolve transportation issues. Kids left at bus stops waiting for busses that never arrived. Busses arrived late to school in the morning and after school programs in the afternoon. Folks at the City School District of New Rochelle Transportation Department had their hands full.

Last year NRCP reported on other struggles the Transportation Department seems to have done better this year. You can read that story here: New Rochelle Fails to Inform Parents of Transportation/School Bus Schedules

As many readers know, members of the City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education, Administration, Teachers and Staff often visit Talk of the Sound to get "feedback" on their job performance. Share your story, people are reading.

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Bruce Negrin Radio Show Tonight 8pm WVOX 1460 am or

Councilman Lou Trangucci visits us tonight

Call the studio at 914-636-0110

* Avalon Givebacks: No harm in asking.

* North Avenue Development

* Quality of Life Panhandlimng in New Rochelle

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New Rochelle Downtown Fall Sidewalk Sale Sep 23rd-26th


SidewlkSale_ObamaPhoto.jpgWant to have your photo taken with President Obama? Want to be remembered as standing between the President and Michelle? Then come to the New Rochelle BID Sidewalk Sale , Wednesday, September 23rd through Saturday, September 26th.

Fancy Photo at 514 Main Street , one of more than thirty stores and restaurants at this year’s BID Spring Sidewalk Sale will be selling photo packages of you with the President and/or Michele Obama.

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Less than 1 in 5 Americans Give Nation's Schools High Marks

We've been writing about the various ways the government, including school district administrations and school boards, like to produce rankings where they rank themselves. Not surprisingly they generally give themselves high marks. The consumers of their product -- parents -- are apparently not as gullible as that.

82% of adults gave American schools a C, D, or F with just 18% giving U.S. school an A or a B according to a new Harvard study on parental attitudes towards education. It is well worth the read.

One of the studies authors, Paul E. Peterson, published an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday President Barack Obama delivered a pep talk to America's schoolchildren. The president owes a separate speech to America's parents. They deserve some straight talk on the state of our public schools.


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Busted! Cell Phone Cops Crack Down

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The always dapper Erik Rivera was busted for talking on a cell phone by New Rochelle's finest -- and he is planning on fighting back!

Getting pulled over in New Rochelle... For talking on my cell phone... Yet my new car has Bluetooth. Guess who's fighting this ticket?

Ummm...good luck with that. He ought to chat with C.K. Sample about fighting tickets in the Queen City. Obviously Erik is not familiar with New Rochelle.

Erik would have known better if he was reading Talk of the Sound:

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