March 2011

City of New Rochelle: Yard Waste Collection Begins April 4

March 31, 2011 - 23:42

Monday Collection moves to Wednesday North of Quaker Ridge Road

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Streets and Highways, will begin Yard Waste Collection on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Residents are reminded that in order to be collected, yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day in accordance with the following guidelines:

Brush and branches: No longer than 4 feet in length with a diameter of no more than 3 inches, tied in bundles. DO NOT tie with fishing line, tape or metal wire. Grass, twigs, leaves and other loose yard waste: Place in open containers or biodegradable bags weighing no more than 75 lbs.

Logs, stumps, stones, dirt, fruit, seaweed, clumps of grass, treated wood chips, root balls, acorns and other large debris WILL NOT BE COLLECTED and must be disposed of by the homeowner.

Collection days and areas are as follows. This year, collection has been changed from Monday to Wednesday for areas north of Quaker Ridge Road to the Scarsdale border.

Meet Jerome Planter Another New Rochelle "Resident" and School Security Guard from the Bronx Hired With Phony Residency Papers

March 31, 2011 - 23:11

JeromePlanter07Jerome Planter, a part-time school security guard working for the New Rochelle Board of Education, did not live in New Rochelle at the time he applied for a job through the New Rochelle Municipal Service Commission in 2008 as required for civil servants in New Rochelle. Planter's official start date was November 20, 2008. To qualify, Planter claimed to reside on Drake Avenue in New Rochelle when he actually resided in Co-Op City in the Bronx. Any paperwork presented to the Civil Service Commission at the time of his hire would have been falsified.

Should Jefferson and Isaac Parents Trust Talk of the Sound as a Source of Information?

March 31, 2011 - 21:26

A parent from Jefferson wrote the following email which I have reprinted here with permission:

Mr. Cox,

I am writing you this correspondence in support of your efforts and actions covering the Martinez case. I am one of the concerned Jefferson parents. My son is in kindergarten and I have had numerous interactions with Mr. Martinez during the past year. Like many of the Jefferson and Isaac Young parents, I trusted him, and am now shocked at the allegations, particularly because I am the father of a young boy. I am also a lifelong product of New Rochelle schools - starting at Mayflower, then Albert Leonard, and then the High School, and I returned to New Rochelle with my family so that my son could go to New Rochelle schools, so this incident is particularly disturbing.

Iona Dorms & Golden Horseshoe Expansion - Bruce Negrin Radio 8pm WVOX 1460 am or

March 31, 2011 - 18:45


Studio Line 914-636-0110

Tonight's Lineup:

Pot Holes and Private Contractors

Has the City Park Traffic Light been synchronized? If so what about the others

Iona Dorms and Golden Horseshoe Expansion – Time to Opine

Redistricting in New Rochelle – Redistrict me – I’ll tell you why.

Mayor Bramson’s “Share the News” program. (another of my ideas)

And Your Phone Calls and Opinions

Alternate Side Parking Enforcement Resumes April 1

Submitted by eye on new roc on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:22

Watch out folks now that winter is over (ha ha)alternate side enforcement resumes tomorrow across the city.For the last 3 months the city did not enforce alternate side parking due to the cold weather and the fact the street sweepers do not work well in the cold weather.So starting April-1 alternate side parking resumes.

Alternate Side Enforcement Resumes April 1

Alternate side of the street parking restrictions will resume as of April 1 for those streets and
portions of streets subject to winter suspension from Jan. 1-March 31. A complete list can be found
online at

Iona Gaels Defeated by Santa Clara in CIT Championship Game

March 31, 2011 - 14:40

New Rochelle, NY -- Santa Clara defeated Iona College 76-69 to win the tournament on Wednesday night. It is the second Championship game loss for the Gaels this month which was beaten in the finals of the MAAC tournament by St. Peters 62-57.

Mike Glover had a standout performance, scoring 22 points with 12 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal.

Grand Jury Indicts Two Students for Attempted Armed Robbery at New Rochelle High School

March 30, 2011 - 11:56

McCleod SimpsonA Grand Jury convened by the Westchester District Attorney in White Plains, NY has indicted two New Rochelle High School students for Attempted Armed Robbery - 2nd Degree. According to New Rochelle Police, the pair, Jermaine McCleod, 19, and Rashad Simpson,17 are alleged to have confronted a student in the hallways student at New Rochelle High School, indicated they had a weapon and demanded the students wallet. When the student refused and attempted to walk away, Simpson moved to block the way of the student, preventing him from leaving. The incident ended when a school district employee happened upon the scene.

The incident occurred on February 9th, just a day after McCleod had been caught stealing money from a cash register at the school cafeteria. McCleod and Simpson are well-known to police and prosecutors.

Violacion de Todos Nosotros

March 30, 2011 - 11:50

El reciente arresto del antiguo administrador de la Isaac Young Middle School, el Sr. Jose Martinez, a causado mucha preocupacion a nuestros padres de familia primero por lo que ocurrio y el impacto a nuestros ninos. Pero a la vez, lo que se ha manifestado tambien es una falta completa de respeto a la comunidad latina de New Rochelle por parte de la administracion y junta escolar. Una falta de comunicacion en escrito en lo que paso y lo que esta pasando. El viernes pasado en la manana lo arrestaron. Inmediatamente se hubiera organizado una reunion con padres de familia de IYMS y con lideres de la comunidad. No ocurrio. Durante el fin de semana y el Lunes y Martes, tambien no hubo reuniones con los padres de familia de IYMS. Imaginese si esto hubiera ocurrido el la escuela de Albert Leonard? Los padres ahi no hubieran tenido la pasciencia para esperar. La admninistracion esta usando la reunion pre-programada por el PTA para reunir a los padres. O sea el PTA esta encargado de organizar este evento. Eso esta bien, pero disminuye la seriedad y envolvimiento de la administracion - como que no lo esta tomando en serio!

Robert Cox Remarks to Board of Education on Coverup Culture Which Bred Jose Martinez Predations in New Rochelle Schools

March 30, 2011 - 11:33

Remarks made by Robert Cox, Managing Editor, Talk of the Sound, to the Board of Education on March 29, 2011:

The leadership of this district, the senior administrators, the Superintendent and you, the Board of Education has created a culture in the New Rochelle school system where perpetrators are seen as victims and the victims are seen as perpetrators, where those who blow the whistle on wrongdoing are the enemy and those whose do wrong are protected.

New Rochelle "Bored" of Education Cranks Up the Volume on an Already Deafening Silence Surrounding the Jose Martinez Case

March 30, 2011 - 11:20

Three and a half years getting his "pick of the litter" of two South End schools. The public gets nothing from the "Bored" of Education other than congratulatory pats on the back for itself.