October 2012

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

October 24, 2012 - 03:55

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.

Press Release: Watch CE Astorino Endorsement Video of Bob Cohen

October 23, 2012 - 23:59

Contact: Bill O'Reilly


"We can do something about high taxes; We can elect Bob Cohen to the State Senate."


Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R), one of the state's leading proponents for property tax reform and state mandate relief on counties and municipalities, appears in a new 30-second television advertisement for businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen, the Cohen campaign today announced.

Mr. Astorino's face-to-camera television spot stresses to Westchester families the importance of having a state senator in Albany, like Bob Cohen, who supports eliminating the state mandates that are driving up the cost of local government and eroding the state's social safety net.

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

October 23, 2012 - 21:12

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".

Listen to Bob Cohen's Terrific Endorsement from Mayor Bloomberg

October 23, 2012 - 08:48

We thought you might be interested in this 60 second radio ad in which Mayor Mike Bloomberg strongly urges Westchester families to vote for Bob Cohen for State Senate on November 6.

This ad is running throughout the New York City and Westchester market.

The full link to the radio spot is:

Please feel free to contact Bob Cohen at:

Phone: (914) 682-4262

Email: [email protected]

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Health Department Works To Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning

October 22, 2012 - 20:31

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 21 through 27, the Westchester County Department of Health encourages parents and caregivers to learn how to eliminate hazards at home that can cause lead poisoning in children and to assure their young children are tested for lead exposure.

“We know how lead poisoning is caused and we know how to prevent it, so no child should have to suffer the ill effects of lead poisoning,” said Sherlita Amler, MD, commissioner of health. “If you live in an older home, it is important to keep painted surfaces from cracking and peeling and to consult with the health department if you plan to renovate your home so you can do it safely and protect young children.”
Parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead in many ways. To protect your family, get your home tested. Before you buy an older home, ask for a lead inspection. Make sure your child’s healthcare provider has tested your child for lead exposure.
Here’s what you can do to minimize a child’s exposure to lead:

· Clean up peeling paint and paint chips often, using a wet mop or sponge and an all purpose degreasing cleaner.

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

October 22, 2012 - 19:34

Patrick clark

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.

Another New Rochelle School District Employee Arrested; Isaac Young Teaching Assistant Charged with Assault with a Weapon

October 22, 2012 - 19:21


Isaac Young Teaching Assistant Nancy Moreno, 48, of 373 Webster Avenue in New Rochelle was arrested by New Rochelle police following an incident at a residence on Lincoln Avenue where she allegedly assaulted a woman with a closet rod.

Moreno was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, a Class D Felony.

The incident on the evening of September 29th began as a dispute over a dog defecating on private property. Moreno was arrested at the scene after a call to New Rochelle police.

League of Women Voters Debate Tonight at New Rochelle City Hall

October 22, 2012 - 19:18

The League of Women Voters will hold a candidate event tonight at New Rochelle City Hall.

Candidates for U.S. Congressional District 16 (Engel - Grimaldi)
NY Assembly Districts 88 & 91 (includes Villanova - Otis)
NY Senate Districts 35 & 37 (includes Cohen - Latimer)

For further information, call 715-3916 or 917-572-6654.

Candidates will respond to audience questions.

The meeting will replay on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 28 in the days before the Nov. 6 election.

Obituary: Carmine Moliterno (1931 - 2012), Korean War Vet Awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart

October 22, 2012 - 17:16

Carmine "Mel" Moliterno, age 81, of Southbury, CT, formerly of New Rochelle, NY died on October 19, 2012.

The son of the late Felice and Louise (Crocco) Moliterno, he served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 - 1953 where his bravery and valor earned him many distinctive honors including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Mel married Evelyn (Iannuzzi) Moliterno of New Rochelle, NY in 1954 and joined REC Corporation as VP of Manufacturing. In 1987 he and his son co-founded MJS Contracting Corp. where he continued to work even after his unofficial retirement.

Mel had a true love of life and his family above all. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Evelyn, and their children: Valerie (and Tony) Vanadia, Mindy (and Steve) Chanelli, and Stephen (and Michele) Moliterno, in addition to his seven grandchildren: Jessica (and Kyle) McEvily, Noelle (and Rick) Spidalieri, Daniel, Gregory & Candace Chanelli, and Alyssa & Robert Moliterno, as well as one great-grandson, Ryan McEvily. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis (Moliterno) Gagliardi of Coral Springs, FL.

Should you be asked about attending concerts as a teenager at a court hearing?

October 22, 2012 - 16:11

This link from one of my favorite legal blogs, The Volokh Conspiracy, bothers me:

This "court attorney referee" would probably benefit from an immediate CLE course on the rules of evidence, while concentrating on relevance and materiality. Of course, the mother shouldn't have been forced to testify about attending concerts long ago and other extraneous events. If I was her attorney, I would have caused a scene with my objections.