October 2012

Bishop Gyamfi of Ghana Visits CNR to Thank College for Helping to Improve Nursing College in Ghana

October 18, 2012 - 22:01

Ghana visit photoNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle recently hosted a reception for Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi of Ghana who visited the campus to thank President Judith A. Huntington and CNR’s School of Nursing for helping to improve the curriculum of a nursing college in his diocese in Ghana.

Eliot Engel and “Jane Roe”, Attorney in Roe v. Wade at at Tarrytown Planned Parenthood Event

October 18, 2012 - 21:58

Eliot Engel Planned Parenthood Sarah Weddington

TARRYTOWN, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) met with Sarah Weddington, the attorney who defended “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The two met at a Planned Parenthood event today in Tarrytown. Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, fought against House Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in the GOP’s Paul Ryan budget plan. More than 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood health centers do is preventive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings, breast exams, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment. Last year, Planned Parenthood health centers provided care for nearly three million patients and nearly 5 million people worldwide have utilized their services or educational materials.

The College of New Rochelle Names Philip Seymore Associate Director of Athletics and The Wellness Center

October 18, 2012 - 21:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle director of athletics and The Wellness Center Harold Crocker has announced the appointment of Philip Seymore as associate director of athletics and The Wellness Center. Seymore has over 20 years of experience in collegiate athletics departments and is charged with coordinating a comprehensive recruiting initiative for the entire athletic department in addition to other responsibilities.

“Phil is joining our team at CNR at the perfect time,” said vice president for student services Dr. Colette Geary. “We are embarking on a period of unprecedented growth and strategic planning at CNR and the broad range of skills and experience that Phil brings with him will prove to be an invaluable asset to us.”

In addition to his responsibilities in coordinating the College’s recruiting efforts, Seymore is tasked with mentoring the departments coaching staff, generating additional revenue for The Wellness Center, which received a LEED “Silver” rating certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), via programs, camps and rentals, and supervising the study hall program.

New Rochelle Police Department Shuts Down Quaker Ridge Shopping Center

October 18, 2012 - 03:53

New Rochelle Police closed off a major shopping center on Quaker Ridge Road around 11:15pm Wednesday evening.

Police units from the police departments CIU unit were dispatched to the scene that has a United States Post Office, A&P supermarket and many other stores.

Police on scene are giving no details as to what is going on

2012 Leaf Collection Season Begins in New Rochelle

October 17, 2012 - 23:29

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The collection of fall leaves will begin on Monday October 15, 2012 in New Rochelle and conclude on or about December 28, 2012. Leaves must be either raked to the curb and stacked in long windrows, or bagged for pickup following the guidelines below. Citywide pickup of bagged leaves will occur on the following six Saturdays: November 3rd, 10th, 17th and December 1st, 8th 15th. With the onset of leaf collection, yard waste collection is suspended until spring.

For collection purposes, bagging of leaves is the preferred method for disposal as the collection process is much more expeditious. Place leaves in biodegradable 30-40 gallon paper bags or open containers weighing no more than 75 pounds. Leaves placed in plastic WILL NOT be collected.

When leaves are placed at the curb, it is important that they do not block storm water catch basins, which when restricted can cause flooding; or block fire hydrants, which can impede fire suppression efforts. It is also important that they do not block traffic lanes, causing vehicles to veer into oncoming traffic. Residents are responsible for making sure that their gardeners follow the rules.

New Rochelle Tax Billing and Payment Information Now Available Online

October 17, 2012 - 23:26

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A new portal launched by the Finance Department now allows users to view property tax billing and payment information on line. Available 24/7, the portal will save users valuable time and eliminate unnecessary extra trips and phone calls to City Hall.

The Tax Billing and Payment Information Portal allows users to view taxes by taxing entity- City, County, and School District- along with any reductions, charges, and fees. And since portal information is in real time, the information is as current as that of the Tax Office.

To access the portal, click the “Property Tax Bills” tab on the central blue navigation bar on the City website, Once on the Tax page, click the link at bottom. No log in or ID is required. Search can be performed by Parcel ID Block and Lot number, by address, or by owner name. Property tax information is available for the tax years 1988 through the current bill year for City, County and School taxes.

For more information, contact the Tax Office at 654-2059.

Latimer = Less State Aid & Higher Taxes!

October 17, 2012 - 23:14

We over at the New Rochelle GOP strongly support Bob Cohen.

However, we have to ask the following question:
Why is anyone in New Rochelle voting for Latimer? He has done absolutely nothing for New Rochelle in the majority of State Assembly - why would we send him back to Albany to be in minority of State Senate where he will be (shocking this is possible) even worse?

New Rochelle has lost tens of millions of dollars in state aid with Suzi Oppenheimer in minority of state senate for 28 years - we had to pay higher property taxes because of this - don't make the same mistake twice. Send Bob Cohen to Albany so that New Rochelle finally gets its fair share of state aid.

CNR Volleyball ranked #1 in NCAA DIII in Service Aces Per Set

October 17, 2012 - 22:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – In the latest NCAA statistical rankings, released Tuesday, the CNR volleyball team leads Division III in services aces per game and senior outside hitter/middle Elizabeth Johnston ranks 12th in the same category.

The Blue Angels are averaging 3.61 service aces per set, .07 ahead of second place Merchant Marine Academy, having converted 224 aces in 62 sets this season. A total of 420 Division III schools are eligible for the national rankings.

The stats cover all matches through October 14, and Johnston's 0.84 service aces per set place her among the national leaders and just .35 off the pace of DIII leader Jelena Markovic of Centenary College.

Johnston and CNR return to action on Thursday, October 18, traveling to Lehman College for a non-conference match slated to begin at 6:00 PM.

GETTING RESULTS: Huguenot Hills Begins Process of Installing Long-Missing Roof Drainage System in New Rochelle

October 17, 2012 - 22:32

HuguenotHills2012 560 After more than eight years, the Huguenot Hills Condominium Association has finally shown signs of undertaking work to rectify a serious roof drainage system which has caused dangerous road conditions for drivers and a severe icicle problem for pedestrians each winter.

The problems at the condo complex first came to the public attention following a series of reports by Talk of the Sound.

Bob Young, the builder of Huguenot Hills, failed to install a rooftop drainage system -- a series of interconnected gutters and leaders -- on about 80% of the front of the buildings which make up the luxury condo structure. Young somehow managed to to get a New Rochelle building inspector, John Caldararo, to sign off on the building's Certificate of Occupancy despite blindingly clear violations related to the missing rooftop drainage system.