The Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has published the results of a recent study which found that injuries related to Physical Education programs at elementary, middle and high school students in the United States increased 150 percent between 1997 and 2007. The study, led by Dr. Lara McKenzie (pictured here), shows that "the 150 percent increase in PE-related injuries presenting to emergency departments was consistent across gender and age groups" and was not likely "attributable to an increase in PE participation:Read More
An informal update on New York State issues from Assemblyman George Latimer August 2009
For most of us, August is a time of rest and vacation. While the Assembly is not expected to be in session in Albany this month, I have plenty to do to regarding local funding and legislative issues, to handle individual constituent issues and advocacy, to prepare new legislation and modify existing bills for our next legislative session, and to review in detail the status of state finances. I expect to be “around” the district in August, and this is a good month to meet in person as issues arise.
Assemblyman, 91st A.D.
Selecting a Lt. Governor
During the recent State Senate leadership standoff, Governor David Paterson announced that he had named Richard Ravitch to serve as Lt. Governor to fill his unexpired term in the position Paterson held before being elevated to Governor. The appointment is based on an interpretation of Public Officers Law Section 43 that allows a Governor to fill a vacancy in a public post when there is no other method provided to do so. The State Constitution specifies filling vacancies in other statewide elected posts such as Attorney General and Comptroller, but is ambiguous on the L.G.
It's not New Rochelle (it's Larchmont) but we've talked enough about the Case-Schiller Index that this video from Jon Stewart is funny, local and contains an interview with economist Robert J. Schiller.Read More
The folks at BID have some good articles up on their web site including a great 20% coupon for a local merchant.
FREE BID Movie Night on the Green: Stephen Spielberg's classic film "ET"
Thursday, August 6, at 8:45 pm
Downtown Art Walk Invite (pdf)Read More
I agree , in these times we all need to pay more attention to the conditions around us . From Echo Bay to LeCount Place to our school taxes , Avalon 911 calls , budget contractions , Board of Ed challenges , and on and on , there hasn't been this much focus on so many issues for as long as I can remember . Personally , I support this kind of participation by the citizens . I once wrote that things will get better and perhaps it will have more to do with what we do rather than the politicians , and believe me , the more we get involved , in anything/ everything , the better New Rochelle will be for all of us .Read More
A beautiful day in So No New Ro today! The sun is shining people are working and ready to shop…and fun is happening…Our breakfast places are open…
See Sven at Kaffeine on Division Street …great breakfast, coffee and more. Brickyard Bistro is open next door for brunch, breakfast and delights that are delicious and an atmosphere to eat in and out…
Visit two Peruvian restaurants on Main street at 601 Main and another on the same block or Bella Bellas.. Then don’t forget to shop at the Curtain Shoppe, and amazing buys at Consignment on Main .. and at the Habitat Restores, you can see Rockwell Prints and more….
So come down to Main Street, revisit us and enjoy your Saturday!
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Jim Tobin and his longtime family members open Jimmy’s Hardware at the old Hacker Bakery....go see Jim there and congratulate him and get that personal feeling of help for your home, with no extra costs of getting lost in the shuffle...or higher prices...located on Pelham road in the A&P shopping center..
see James and the best to him and his family - 914 3554343..the address is 368 Pelham Road...
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The City of New Rochelle is plagued with illegal immigrants. One of the main reasons why these illegal immigrants come to New Rochelle is for the work that is available to them in many private sectors. The main area is landscaping & contracting business that employs them. These businesses pay these illegal immigrants cash so that they can cheat the government out of payroll taxes and unemployment taxes. These illegal immigrants also cheat the government. Their salaries are not taxed because they are not recorded by there so called employer. BUT, theses illegal immigrants sure know how to take advantage of our health and welfare system. They are main contributors as to why our nation’s health and welfare system is in the red. You see, when you have more people pulling out then putting in, what do people expect? To bad our government officials can’t see the logic in this. But this is another topic.Read More