Scale Model of Heritage Homes, Replacement for Hartley Houses

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I was in the New Rochelle development office at City Hall yesterday and found this really cool scale model on the conference table.

Do You Support the Recommendations of the New Rochelle-Iona Joint Committee? on Student Housing?

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New Rochelle Parks Worker Busted On The Job With Heroin, Oxycotin and Urine After Crashing City Vehicle

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Keith Neal Bjorkman, 33, of 184 Harding in New Rochelle, NY was arrested by New Rochelle police on October 2, 2012. Bjorkman, a worker for the City of New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-7th, a misdemeanor, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle-3rd, also a misdemeanor. He was released the same day on $250 cash bail and given a return date of October 16, 2012. His next court date is October 30, 2012.

Bjorkman crashed a city vehicle, a 2008 White Hino Dump Truck, into a light pole at Lincoln Park. Police responded to the scene. A search of the vehicle turned up a bag inside of which police found glassine envelopes containing a white powder, pills and a container holding a yellow liquid.

Why Did The New Rochelle Board of Education Fire An Employee for Drunk Driving Then Replace Him With Another Drunk Driver?

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On September 17, 2007 Gary Iarocci was arrested for drunk driving by the New Rochelle Police Department. He was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated First Offense on November 9, 2007. He was held overnight after his arrest, paid a $500 fine and given a Conditional Discharge. Iarocci has since passed away.

Iarocci was fired from his position as a Motor Equipment Operator with the New Rochelle Board of Education. Ironically, his replacement, James Vincent Bonanno had been convicted on an identical drunk driving charge two years earlier.

Mandarin Meltdown II: Former New Rochelle Schools Mandarin Teacher Threatens Legal Action Against Talk of the Sound

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HuiAltman 253In April 2012, Talk of the Sound reported on a language teacher working at Ward School and Albert Leonard Middle School who reportedly became hysterical after she was informed she would not be retained as a teacher in the 2012-13 school year.

Hui Altman was initially told she would remain as a teacher until the end of the school year but after her outburst she was removed from her position that same day. Talk of the Sound reported on the incident based on police reports and information from sources at the school district.

In a subsequent phone call to Talk of the Sound, Altman denied much of the information in the police reports. We offered to publish an article based on her version of events which we did on September 1, 2012.

Yet Another New Rochelle Schools Employee Arrested, Vicious Assault Leaves Man and Woman Seriously Injured, Second Man Found Unconscious with Fractured Skull

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WillieClarkWillie R. Clark, 44, of 16 Locust Avenue in New Rochelle, NY was arrested last October and later plead guilty to 3 charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree after he and another man brutally assault three people. All three victims were taken to Sound Shore Medical Center with serious injuries including one victim with a fractured skull.

The incident occurred on October 2, 2011. Clark and a second unidentified man, both black, got into an altercation with three white college-age patrons at Spectators Sports Pub & Restaurant located at 219 North Avenue in downtown New Rochelle, NY. As a result of the altercation, the five people involved were expelled from Spectators. Clark and the second man came upon the same three people a few blocks away, near the corner of North Avenue and Main Street, and charged at them with fists flying according to New Rochelle Police.

After his arrest, Clark blamed his arrest on his race, telling police "we let these white kids get drunk and do 'whatever the fuck they want" and that "white is right".

New Rochelle Schools Electrician Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge Involving a Minor

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Patrick Clark, 42, of 50 Highland Avenue, New Rochelle, New York pled guilty to Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a class “E” Felony, on October 16th before Judge Susan Cacace in Westchester County Court in White Plains, NY.

The case was adjourned to January 15, 2013 for sentence. Clark faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Toni Ann Gagliardi of the Investigations Division prosecuted the case.