January 2009

Salesian High School Student Found Dead at Home

January 30, 2009 - 16:31


A student at Salesian High School was found dead this morning in his home in the Bronx. The cause of death has not been determined. The student, Nicholas Nespolini, was a junior at the New Rochelle parochial high school run by Salesian priests. The school was informed of the unexpected death by the boy's mother. Salesian students who had gathered to attend a previously scheduled mass at Holy Name Church were informed during the service. The mass for the Feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order marks the annual start of "Spirit Week" at Salesian High School. Nespolini lived on Randall Avenue in the Bronx.

Wake: Monday, February 2, 2009, 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Sisto Funeral Home, 3489 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465
Directions to Sisto Funeral Home (718) 892-2102

Funeral: Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

Holy Name of Jesus Church, Petersville Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801

New Rochelle School Refuses Emergency Medical Care for Student with Multiple Fractures

January 30, 2009 - 04:46

On October 29th, 2008, a Latino student in evident pain was brought to the nurse’s office by a fellow seventh grader at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, NY. “Joseph” (not his real name) told the school nurse, Carla Murphy, he had been playing outside during recess, slipped on the wet grass and fell with his arms outstretched onto a concrete surface. He told Nurse Murphy that “both arms hurt” and - indicating his wrists and forearms - that he was in extreme pain. Nurse Murphy, interrupted from eating her lunch, handed the boy a bag of ice and called the boy’s mother to come pick him up from school. The mother, Maritza Rodriguez, asked the nurse to call for an ambulance. Murphy refused and hung up the phone on the mother. More than six hours later, an emergency room doctor told Rodriguez, that both her son’s arms were severely fractured between the wrists and the elbows. Joseph was absent from school for more than two months and only recently returned.

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Youth Soccer Challenge

January 30, 2009 - 00:14

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We continually emphasize fundamentals using games that incorporate endurance and team awareness.

Honor Roll World strives to develop the most elite players who are interested in becoming college, semi-professional, and professional level players.

Unhealthy, Inhuman Conditions Continue Unabated at Jefferson School

January 29, 2009 - 19:15

The New Rochelle Board of Education, along with Superintendent Richard Organisciak, Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Korostoff and Jefferson Elementary School Principle Cindy Slotkin have done nothing to remedy the ongoing issue with extremely unhealthy climate control within class rooms located in the basement section of the school.

It has been reported to the above mentioned, especially Principle Slotkin, as well as News12, who did a report about a year ago regarding this very same issue. But SURPRISE!!!, nothing was ever aired and the problem still exists.

Mrs. Slotkin continues to expose our children to this unhealthy environment rather than relocating the scheduled classes to another classroom.
I know of more than a few children that have become ill due to the extreme cold conditions. The class room temperature averages 10 degrees below the outside temperature.

Contractors have attempted to fix the issue without results, and they all have been paid in full.

  • Why are these contractors not being sent back to fix the issue they were paid in full to fix?
  • Why is the Board of Education allowing these contractors to just walk away after being paid in full to fix the issue?
  • Why are Assistant Superintendant Korostoff and Principle Slotkin still allowing classes to take place in such inhuman conditions?

Bruce Negrin Hosts "New Rochelle News & Views", Thursdays on WVOX 1460 AM

January 28, 2009 - 22:05

I hope you will join me for New Rochelle News & Views,a new talk radio program that will air every Thursday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WVOX 1460 AM or on the web at The focus of the show will be on news and events that emanate from the Queen City of the Sound. Straight talk and interesting opinion. Tune in, call in and join the conversation.

New Rochelle wants to hear what YOU have to say so give me a call Thursday. The direct studio number is 914 636-0110.

"Parking Quirk Raises Ire" Are You Kidding Me?

January 27, 2009 - 21:27

As I watched a recent council meeting, there was a moment in which I thought, "I'm glad I don't have to run the city". What with all the recent budget cutbacks and wrangling over development issues, parking, how to collect garbage,et's a wonder anything does get accomplished. Kudo's to those who serve. With all of this going on, can you really justify adopting changes to ordinances and or traffic regulations because of one car? If there is that much time to spare please consider the following.

Why Would YOU Save the Armory?

January 27, 2009 - 06:53

In a brilliant red white and blue display of soldiers on their way to the battle of White Plains, a silhouette by Norman Rockwell greets you as you enter the city. Below this amazing piece of Americana is a sign proclaiming “New Rochelle Rich in History”. This one piece, meticulously restored, says so much about this fine city. There is, however, more than meets the eye.

A large, one of a kind structure sits on Main Street. One of very few Naval Armories ever built in the U.S. It is a part of our history and the culture of this city and has helped define our place in this world today by serving us throughout the past. From those who were sent off to fight the “war to end all wars”, to those who marshaled to contribute to the recovery efforts in the aftermath of September 11th this edifice takes it’s place in our society as no other place can. The sole survivor of an era that will forever be forgotten if we do not do what we are compelled to do, for the sake of those before us, and those that will follow. The clearest vision will see the capacity that exists in a building we already own. The potential to deliver the best of what New Rochelle has to offer cannot be overlooked. The possibilities are endless if you look outside the box.

Al's Pals Soccer Club Opens for Spring Registration

January 26, 2009 - 06:37

Al’s Pals Club offers
clinics for boys and girls ages from 4 up to 14 in our local community. It emphases fun and the age appropriate soccer lessons. We are family oriented program.

Al’s Pals Soccer Club creates an exceptional sports environment that will develop and nurture a love of game, so boys and girls can reach their real potential. Al’s Pals Soccer Club kids develop values and habits from our playing fields that will last a lifetime. This is essential simply because the adults, who enjoy sports and fitness, were exposed to healthy sports experiences, when they were young.
Al’s Pals Soccer Club creates an environment where parents see not apprehension, but, enthusiasm in their kids' performance. Young boys and girls, sensing this approach, are relaxed and they increase their own enjoyment and performance.

Our soccer club is designed for EVERY child that desires a positive and healthy sports experience. We do not ignore the most important aspect of the child athletes - their social and emotional needs. We are positive that emotional, not mechanical development is what is most important during the childhood years.

Information Meeting for Parents of 4- and 5-Year-Old Children Tonight

January 25, 2009 - 21:13

For families of children who will be four or five-years old in 2009
7 PM in the Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment is hosting the Parent Information Meeting to discuss:

- Magnet and Universal Pre-Kindergarten Programs for four-year-old children
neighborhood school and Magnet Kindergarten programs for five-year-old children.

- Kindergarten registration process
magnet school themes and components

- Dual Language CILA (Children’s International Language Academy) programs in Spanish-English and Italian-English

- Bus transportation policy

- Availability of after-school programs