Which New Rochelle High School Team Would Win Head-to-Head Match Up?


New Rochelle Paramedics Responding to Cardiac Arrest Overwhelmed by Flying Maggots and Stench from Cat Waste


NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Paramedics from Transcare, responding to a report of a 70-year old woman in cardiac arrest along with the New Rochelle Fire Department, were forced to retreat due to strong odors from cat waste and flying maggots which engulfed them as they entered the house. The two paramedics remained in the house for several minutes but exited after they determined the woman had expired. Initial reports were that 18 cats were living in the house but this has not yet been confirmed.

The paramedics described an overwhelming stench from cat urine and cat feces, an odor that neighbors have been complaining about for years. The odor could clearly be detected 50 feet outside the house.

Scale Model of Heritage Homes, Replacement for Hartley Houses


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?


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


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.