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So No Bike club on historic tour!

have you seen the historic homes..did you know Charlie Chaplain lived here, have you seen the waterfront where historic soldiers came through...an amazing place.! join us @ 10am on Sunday for bike rides and during the week!

CELEBRATE NEW ROCHELLE DAYS!!!!!! SEPT 26TH

  • BOOK SIGNING BY BARBARA DAVIS OF NEW ROCHELLE, 1PM;
  • TALK ON NORMAN ROCKWELL, FRED ESTAIRE, OZZIE DAVIS;
  • SIGNING OF CHARLES FAZZINOS PRNT...OF NEW ROCHELLE;
  • ALL AT 591 MAIN STREET IN SO NO NEW RO! ALSO TOUR OF HISTORIC LOEWS THEATRE!!!! DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!

ALSO REMEMBER - 911 SERVICE:  IS AT 730PM...THIS FRIDAY AFTER A DAY OF SERVICE, VOLUNTEER AND DOING SOMETHING GOOD ON FRIDAY THEN JOIN US FOR A SERVICE...

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Would Avalon agree to voluntarily give the city more taxes?

Avalon's Tax Abatement Comes Under Scrutiny by Peggy Godfrey (In Westchester Herald, September 7, 2009)

New Rochelle Councilman Lou Trangucci is planning to ask the City Council members at their September 8 meeting to sign a letter requesting that the downtown Avalon apartment buildings voluntarily make tax contributions to the city. He is suggesting a contribution of one million dollars per year for the next four or five years to help the city through the present financial crisis.
Among the items Trangucci enumerated is the $12 million Avalon would pay if full taxes were required. Presently their payment to the city is $650,000, based on their "profit" as projected in the pilot agreement which lasts 30 years with the city.
Layoffs in city service personnel have been threatened for next year and Trangucci's proposed request to Avalon is a way of averting layoffs. Avalon, it should be remembered, will be adversely effected by any layoffs because presently 15-17% of the police, fire and emergency medical services are needed for downtown.

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Upcoming art show in SoNo featuring Patrick Bancel

BILLBOARD NEW YORK 001On September 23rd, from a 6-9pm,

there will be a showing by Patrick Bancel.

His solo show “Billboards”  is a new collection of Billboards Painting, Photos and Videos.

Avalon on the Sound East, top floor, New Rochelle NY

 

Learn more about Patrick and see his works at: http://www.patrickbancel.com

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Councillman Trangucci to request Council send letter to Avalon

Councilman Lou Trangucci will ask the City Council members at their Committee of the Whole session on September 8 to sign a letter requesting that Avalon voluntarily give one million dollars a year for the next four or five years to help cover the

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Upcoming wine tasting event in SoNo presented by Posto 22

Take part in a wine tasting at Posto 22 Restaurant and Wine Bar here in SoNo:

October 5th 2009, 7-10 pm

PostoWineTasting

Posto22 is located at 22 Division St., New Rochelle, NY 10801

For more information, contact John De Freitas: [email protected] or call 914-235-2464.

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

New Rochelle News and Views hosted by Bruce Negrin

Two Way Talk Radio So call the studio at 914-636-0110

Topics

•New Rochelle High School Football: 5 Games makes a season?

•"New Rochelle Needs a Master Plan" You Cry. Who do you trust to create it?

•Pedro Espada and the Working Families Party - Dissed and dissmissed?

•Westchester Desegregation Ruling – City Council Step please forward

•Arthur Migliore, Peter Parente and Ralph Parente are Softball Champions

OPEN PHONE NEW RO – LET’S TALK.

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City of New Rochelle Threatens Firefighter Layoffs in 2010

Attention all New Rochelle Residents

Despite what city management is telling its residents, the City of New Rochelle has once again threatened to eliminate firefighter positions. This threat puts in danger the vital services we provide to you, the citizens of New Rochelle

Today, the city is in the process of preparing its 2010 budget. The City has made it clear that layoffs are a distinct possibility. In fact, it has been brought to the Firefighters’ attention that The City of New Rochelle is seriously contemplating eliminating 16 firefighter positions. That amount is equal to 10% of our current work force.

Presently, the NRFD has 8 positions that remain unfilled due to a hiring freeze unilaterally imposed by the City of New Rochelle. This hiring freeze forces us to operate BELOW recommended staffing levels. Apparently, that sacrifice is not enough for the City of New Rochelle. Instead, the City has threatened to lay-off and eliminate 8 more firefighter positions, on top of the 8 already unfilled.

Our Department

Over the last thirty (30) years, The New Rochelle Fire Department, made up solely of professional firefighters, has evolved into a full-service emergency response department. The services that we provide far exceed the services of other surrounding departments. In addition to firefighting, we also provide

-Emergency Medical Services

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Has the Pool at New Rochelle High School Been Shut Down by Health Officials?

Sources tell NRCP that the pool at New Rochelle High School was not given a "clean bill of health" by the Health Department. This is what we have so far:

• Since the beginning of last week, the New Rochelle High School swimming program has been renting the pool facilities at the College of New Rochelle.

• The cost of this rental is costing New Rochelle taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $350.00 dollars per day for the use of the pool facilities at the College of New Rochelle, plus the cost of transporting the members of the swim program via bus.

This does not seem to be an efficient way to spend taxpayer money. If anyone has more information on the subject, we urge you to "sound off" right here and allow the people to be aware where the resources set aside for the education of the children of New Rochelle are being wasted.

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