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BREAKING: Multiple Reports of Arrests of New Rochelle Postal Employees

Featured Posts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:46
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Multiple sources have confirmed arrests of United States Postal Service employees. Sources say as many as 5 people were arrested as of Tuesday.

USPS officials have repeatedly denied there have been any arrests.

Allegations related to moving drugs and cash through the mail, stealing checks, check washing and more. One scheme reportedly involved employees “renting out” keys to Post Office Boxes so confederates could loot the contents of the PO Boxes.

New Rochelle Man Indicted for Murder of Homeless Woman Outside Naval Armory

Featured Posts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:24

Jose Olmos

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Jose Olmos, 29, a homeless man living in New Rochelle, was indicted and arraigned for murder in the death of a homeless woman outside a vacant armory building on Main Street.

A Westchester County Grand Jury indicted Olmos on three charges: Murder in the First Degree, a class A violent felony, and two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, also class A felonies, in the beating death of Nurten Seljuk July 27, 2018. Olmos’ next court appearance is Dec. 5, 2018.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life without parole.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Fall Blood Drive

Featured Posts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:46
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Temple Israel of New Rochelle Sisterhood Presents: Politics & Pastries with Mimi Rocah

Pelham - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:09
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College campuses are far from radical | The Outline

Sports River of News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 21:06
"If you have considerable time on your hands and wish to see just what kind of leftists run universities, go to the graduate school and propose unionizing Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and other itinerant quasi-employees. You’ll discover quickly that senior faculty — the same ones who can’t wait to show you their picture with Tom Hayden or some other talisman of progressive cred — turn into staunch capitalists in a hurry. For the less adventurous, skip grad school and read up on the last two decades in which universities have been forced into the same “run it like a business” model that ruins every public good in this country. This is usually, if not exclusively, driven by GOP political appointees (as trustees) or vengeful GOP state legislative majorities looking to cut spending and score cheap political points with their constituents by showin’ them college boys the what-for. Administrative bloat — the plague of Dean-lets with highly-paid, nebulous titles like “Associate Dean of Library Engagement” that materialize out of nowhere — is real, and decision-making has become increasingly autocratic. Higher ups push for short-term results like CEOs trying to juice a quarterly earnings report, long-term consequences be damned. “Consultants” making twice faculty salaries for a few weeks of work appear and disappear mysteriously. Constant campaigns for “retention” — a code word for keeping students enrolled and paying tuition at all costs — push faculty toward grade inflation and dumbing-down. Expenses (read: labor costs) are forever squeezed, and demonstrably inferior products like online courses taught by some adjunct paid $2000 per semester are offered to Student-Customers happy to have them so long as they’re easy. More money is spent on administration and less is spent on instruction. Not quite the organizing principles of an egalitarian commune. Sounds more like the business model of any mundane corporation in America. Which brings us to the creep of corporate money into every aspect of university research and administration in the 21st Century — a fact that deals the Campus Commies premise a fatal blow. Nothing says “leftist hotbed” quite like Department of Biology, a Proud Partner of Monsanto. The cause for alarm, in fact, is that the direction of university teaching and research increasingly is dictated by donations from politically motivated billionaires and big corporations. If you believe that billions in donations from the Koch Brothers, Silicon Valley tech billionaires, and petrochemical companies is turning campuses ultra-liberal, you are beyond help. I don’t think Marx listed “aligning with corporate interests” as the final ideological step toward communism. None of this is to suggest that professors as a group should be more or less liberal, or that universities should be run more or less like businesses with corporate partners. The point is simply to illustrate the stupidity of the caricature of universities, faculty, and students as a barely-controlled gang of wild-eyed leftists. Were any of the incessant accusations from the right about the Ivory Tower true, campuses would be very different places to work and study. It is a febrile fantasy peddled to people who really enjoy yelling about things they don’t understand and who believe Kevin Sorbo films are documentaries."

College campuses are far from radical | The Outline

College Sports River of News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 21:06
"If you have considerable time on your hands and wish to see just what kind of leftists run universities, go to the graduate school and propose unionizing Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and other itinerant quasi-employees. You’ll discover quickly that senior faculty — the same ones who can’t wait to show you their picture with Tom Hayden or some other talisman of progressive cred — turn into staunch capitalists in a hurry. For the less adventurous, skip grad school and read up on the last two decades in which universities have been forced into the same “run it like a business” model that ruins every public good in this country. This is usually, if not exclusively, driven by GOP political appointees (as trustees) or vengeful GOP state legislative majorities looking to cut spending and score cheap political points with their constituents by showin’ them college boys the what-for. Administrative bloat — the plague of Dean-lets with highly-paid, nebulous titles like “Associate Dean of Library Engagement” that materialize out of nowhere — is real, and decision-making has become increasingly autocratic. Higher ups push for short-term results like CEOs trying to juice a quarterly earnings report, long-term consequences be damned. “Consultants” making twice faculty salaries for a few weeks of work appear and disappear mysteriously. Constant campaigns for “retention” — a code word for keeping students enrolled and paying tuition at all costs — push faculty toward grade inflation and dumbing-down. Expenses (read: labor costs) are forever squeezed, and demonstrably inferior products like online courses taught by some adjunct paid $2000 per semester are offered to Student-Customers happy to have them so long as they’re easy. More money is spent on administration and less is spent on instruction. Not quite the organizing principles of an egalitarian commune. Sounds more like the business model of any mundane corporation in America. Which brings us to the creep of corporate money into every aspect of university research and administration in the 21st Century — a fact that deals the Campus Commies premise a fatal blow. Nothing says “leftist hotbed” quite like Department of Biology, a Proud Partner of Monsanto. The cause for alarm, in fact, is that the direction of university teaching and research increasingly is dictated by donations from politically motivated billionaires and big corporations. If you believe that billions in donations from the Koch Brothers, Silicon Valley tech billionaires, and petrochemical companies is turning campuses ultra-liberal, you are beyond help. I don’t think Marx listed “aligning with corporate interests” as the final ideological step toward communism. None of this is to suggest that professors as a group should be more or less liberal, or that universities should be run more or less like businesses with corporate partners. The point is simply to illustrate the stupidity of the caricature of universities, faculty, and students as a barely-controlled gang of wild-eyed leftists. Were any of the incessant accusations from the right about the Ivory Tower true, campuses would be very different places to work and study. It is a febrile fantasy peddled to people who really enjoy yelling about things they don’t understand and who believe Kevin Sorbo films are documentaries."

Report Building Issues with Tracking System

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:56

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The system for reporting issues with City School District of New Rochelle school buildings is now easier to find on the District's

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District's Disinfecting is Subject of Video

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:52

District's Disinfecting is Subject of Video

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle's program of cleaning and disinfecting desks, chairs and pretty much every other surface is in the spotlight.

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Calling Artists, Performers for Black History Celebration

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:41

Calling Artists, Performers for Black History Celebration

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR), the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) and the New Rochelle Black History Month Committee is seeking artists for the 7th Annual Black History Celebration, including the WABSE Spoken Word and Art Exhibit, which will be held on Feb. 9, 2019, at New Rochelle High School.

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Field Trip Fuels Girls' Interest in STEM

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:31

Field Trip Fuels Girls' Interest in STEM

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Last Friday, 30 female students from Isaac E. Young Middle School traveled to the Tarrytown facility of Regeneron - an international biotech company - to participate in an event packed full of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities.

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NRHS Faces Top-Seeded John Jay for Class AA Title

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:19

Jordan Forrest

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- No. 2-seed New Rochelle will square off against top-seeded John Jay-East Fishkill for the Class AA championship at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mahopac High School. This is the Huguenot's 13th Section 1 championship appearance since 2000. They are now playing for their fourth consecutive Class AA title.  They are undefeated in Section 1 championship games.

New Rochelle (8-1) won the Class AA semifinal last week against No. 6-seeded Carmel, 54-34. John Jay-East Fishkill (9-0) beat No. 4 Arlington, 28-0.

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Students Meet Producers, Broadway Star for Project

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:13

Mackenzie Harding, a junior, interviews actor Christopher Sieber.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Ten New Rochelle High School students made the most of a great opportunity this week when they were treated to an exclusive visit with the producers of the upcoming Broadway show "The Prom."

The students interviewed producers Jack Lane, Joe Grandy and Andrew Kuhlman, recorded the session, took video of the Longacre Theatre and found New Yorkers and tourists outside the theater to speak with on camera. They are now fashioning their recordings of the day into several videos.

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Board of Education Meeting Notes

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:58

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Here are some highlights from the Oct. 30 Board of Education meeting:

Lincoln Attendance Zone: The Board returned to the Lincoln attendance zone this week with a second meeting at the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle - Remington Unit. The meeting took place in an area of the city that was served by the Lincoln Elementary School before it closed in the 1960s following a landmark desegregation case.

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ALMS PTA Hosts First Family Math Night

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:51

ALMS PTA Hosts First Family Math Night

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Albert Leonard Middle School PTA STEAM Committee organized the school's first Family Math Night. More than 100 students and their parents participated during an evening in late October to play an array of games and sports activities that involved math and logical reasoning.

The Family Math Night was not just fun; it found interesting ways to connect directly to our curriculum.

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IEYMS Students Grow with College Visits

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:42

IEYMS Students Grow with College Visits

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- They still have all of high school to go through, but 37 eighth-graders from Isaac E. Young Middle School got a look into the future recently with a trip to Mercy College.

"It was very interesting seeing the different courses we could take," said student Lois Boateng.

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Ward Introduces New Mascot, Willie the Wolf

Featured Posts - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:23

Ward Introduces New Mascot, Willie the Wolf

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The students at the William B. Ward Elementary School have a new friend to cheer them on. Willie the Wolf, the school's new mascot, waved and danced with the students last Friday for the school's monthly spirit day.

With blue and white fur, he is the newest of several school mascots in the City School District of New Rochelle. Now that he's been introduced, he'll be bringing an extra burst of energy to Ward events and to key moments in school, helping to congratulate classes that are awarded for good behavior, for instance.

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