Deuces Child Entertains at the New Rochelle Farmer's Market

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Deuces Child will play this Friday August 7 from 11am to 1pm.

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About Deuces Child

Having been together for 20 years starting in bands Streelife, Whirlwind and lastly "Deuces Wild" we have now gone back to our musical roots playing and singing acoustically and writing once again. We shall be known as "Deuces Child" (a bit of whimsical wordplay from our not so distant past). We are performing in the metro NY area and points elsewhere in coffee houses and any other venue that strikes our fancy! With the completion of our 12th original song - "Without A Net" I guess it's time to become legit and get into the studio.

Thanks to all of those who come to see and hear us!

Join the fun at lunch for free entertainment at the Farmers Market! South Division Street off Main Street. The New Rochelle Farmers Market is open every Friday from 8am to 3pm.

Open Letter to Mayor Bramson: $2 Million Surplus? Back It Up!

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Mayor Bramson,

Yesterday, on WVOX Radio, you asserted as fact that downtown development in New Rochelle has produced a $2 million surplus in school revenue when compared to the costs associated with the children's education from these developments. When I called into WVOX radio to challenge this assertion you cut me off. Is this your idea of public service? You make unsubstantiated claims and then suppress those among the public who dare question your claims?

As you chose to cut me off yesterday, refusing to respect honest disagreement, I call on you today to release the study or analysis which supports your claim of a $2 million surplus.

Such a study would list individual projects -- by full legal name & address -- whether each project was a private deal or a partnership with the City of New Rochelle and what size and type of tax abatements they received (IDA, PILOT, mortgage recording, sales tax on building materials, purchase of land from the IDA for $1 etc.). Most importantly, the study would show what the taxes would be for each project at 100% valuation.

On the revenue side, the study would include a detailed breakdown of precisely what revenue you are attributing to these projects -- property tax, sales tax and so on.

New Rochelle Police Nab Child Rapist Fugitive from Oregon

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image1258257197.jpgThe Journal News has the New Rochelle side of the story here. The Oregonian has the Oregon side here.

This case ought to resolve the ongoing debate on Talk of the Sound about illegal immigrants living in New Rochelle. Or not.



New Rochelle Police Department to Photograph Tattoos -- on Fellow Police Officers

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tattoo.tiffA campaign by the brass at the New Rochelle Police Department to increase the number of tickets issued for driving while talking on a cell phone has led to a a rift within the department that has now morphed into a new policy to prohibit tattoos on police officers setting off widespread dissension among the rank-and-file within the department.

Recently, an internal review within New Rochelle Police Department concluded that the department was not writing enough tickets for driving while talking one a cell phone. During roll call, police officers were put on notice that they needed to step up enforcement of the law against driving while talking on a cell phone (note to teens: presumably that also includes driving while text thing). While many drivers will no doubt applaud a crackdown on reckless behavior while driving, the rank-and-file within the department were unhappy with the way in which the decision was communicated. Things came to ahead after the girlfriend of a son of New Rochelle’s Deputy Police Commissioner, Anthony D. Murphy, was issued a ticket for driving while talking on her cell phone.

Special Treatment for "McKnight Kids"

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Last week we told you about a new development in the McKnight case when we reported that the sister of Demetrius Hazelton told police that she had made up a story about her boyfriend threatening her after which police considered filing charges against her for filing a false police report. This week, Talk of the Sound has learned the identity of the New Rochelle Police Captain who received and the highly unusual phone call that evening from Sergeant Reynolds, the sergeant on duty at the police station at night.

Captain Robert Gazola was the officer was was called at his home and asked to make a decision regarding whether or not to press charges for filing a false police report against the young woman. Sources tell Talk of the Sound this is "never, ever done" because a police captain at home is not in a position to make a a sound judgment based on all the facts regarding an incident in which he has no direct knowledge and worry is not on hand to speak directly with the principals.

New Rochelle BoE Settles Aramark's Half-Million Dollar Lawsuit for Undisclosed Sum

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9BEFE7D9-8763-4D2C-82C9-C226EA020A96.jpgThe New Rochelle Board of Education last week quietly settled the nearly half-million dollar lawsuit brought against the school district by Aramark Educational Services in which the food services giant alleged that district officials had engaged in fraud and negligent misrepresentations "designed to induce Aramark to enter into a contract and the district's failure to satisfy outstanding financial obligations owed to Aramark".

Fraud? Misrepresentations? By our New Rochelle school officials? Say it ain't so, Richard.

Aramark Educational Services accused New Rochelle officials of lying about the number of meals served in the public schools and sought a a judgment of $405,031.66 plus interest and attorney fees.

Here is the resolution they don't want you to see...

RESOLUTION NO. 10-71

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE ARAMARK EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, LLC.

National Study Finds Gym Class Can Be Dangerous; They Should Come to New Rochelle!

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04EE5CEB-359C-4329-A1EF-9BF5FADB7FFB.jpgThe 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:

New Rochelle City Hall Officials & Employers will be Liable…

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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.