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November 2016

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions and Westchester County Department of Health Collaborate to Combat Opioid Overdoses

November 27, 2016 - 08:21

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today announced that forty members of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions Class of 2017 were trained in the administration of Nalaxone (Narcan™) to help fight the epidemic of opioid and heroin overdoses. 

From left: Arianna Sylvetre, CNR nursing student; Adrienne Wald, EdD, RN, assistant professor of nursing, CNR; Myrantz Assade, president of CNR Student Nurses Assn.; Patrick Quinn, Westchester County Health Dept.; Sherlita Amler, MD, Westchester County He

Navy Sinks Iona In Annapolis, 73-68

November 27, 2016 - 07:57

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Despite a season-high 21 points and career-high 14 rebounds from sophomore Alexis Lewis, the Iona College women’s basketball program dropped a 73-68 contest to Navy on Monday evening.  The Midshipmen hit 10 three-point field goals and forced 25 Gael turnovers to hand the Maroon & Gold their second straight loss.

Iona jumped out to a 15-5 lead five minutes in and managed to grasp a 19-15 edge at the close of the first quarter.  Lewis had seven points in the period as the Gaels shot 57% to hold an advantage despite committing six early turnovers.

Navy Sinks Iona In Annapolis, 73-68

United Hebrew of New Rochelle Named one of U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Nursing Homes’ for Sixth Consecutive Year

November 27, 2016 - 07:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- November 22, 2016)…Finding a nursing home with attentive and caring staff who provide expert medical care to meet a loved one’s specific needs can be a stressful decision, especially when it needs to made quickly after a life-changing health event. So it is welcome news when families hear about quality facilities via the nationally-known U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Homes” list, which includes United Hebrew of New Rochelle as one of its top-rated nursing homes for 2016-17.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle Named one of U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Nursing Homes’ for Sixth Consecutive Year

Astorino Reminds County Residents to “Shop Smart” this Holiday Season

November 27, 2016 - 07:41

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- With the holiday shopping season here, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection today reminded shoppers how to “shop smart” this holiday season by offering the best practices and tips for purchasing gifts. Astorino was joined by Mark Fang, director of the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection, and John Gaccione, deputy director of the Department of Consumer Protection and the director of Weights and Measures, to announce these simple tips at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers.

Astorino Reminds County Residents to “Shop Smart” this Holiday Season

CNR Claims First Victory With 93-87 Win Over Saint Elizabeth

November 27, 2016 - 07:32

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle men's basketball team earned the program's historic first victory on Tuesday night with a 93-87 win over visiting College of Saint Elizabeth.  It was the Blue Angels first ever home game at the Wellness Center and they gave the crowd lots to cheer about. CNR improves to 1-2 on the season, while the Eagles - who are also a first year program - drop their first contest of the year and fall to 2-1.

Opening Toss by Interim President Dr. Dorothy Escribano

Women’s Basketball Goes 2-1 at Monroe College Invitational

November 27, 2016 - 07:03

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College Women's Basketball team won two of three games at the Monroe College Invitational this weekend at the MAC. The team picked up wins over Community College of Rhode Island and Monroe Community College, but fell in overtime to Baltimore City Community College. Shania Johnson was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Women’s Basketball Goes 2-1 at Monroe College Invitational

Enjoy a Sales Tax Holiday Now and throughout the Year in New York

November 27, 2016 - 06:42

NEW YORK, NY -- Ahead of the annual Black Friday shopping frenzy, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded holiday shoppers and retailers that clothing and footwear items sold for less than $110 are exempt from New York State’s 4% sales tax. Several counties exempt these items from local sales tax as well. These state and local exemptions will put more than $300 million into shoppers’ stockings this holiday season, adding to any deep sales discounts.

Enjoy a Sales Tax Holiday Now and throughout the Year in New York

Once Again White Plains Hospital Earns Prestigious Magnet® Status – the Gold Standard for Nursing Excellence WPH first received designation in 2012

November 27, 2016 - 06:22

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- White Plains Hospital (WPH) announced today that it has been re-designated as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.   Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence.  WPH is one of only three Magnet hospitals in Westchester and one of 25 Magnet hospitals in New York State.  Only about 7 percent of hospitals in the United States are currently Magnet designated.

White Plains Hospital nursing and hospital leadership celebrate their re-designation as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Iona Prep Students Serve Up Food Donations

November 27, 2016 - 05:30

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students from the Upper and Lower Schools of Iona Preparatory joined together to deliver three busloads of perishable and non-perishable items to St. Charles Boromeo, St. Mark’s in Harlem, and local food pantries. Part of the offering included a generous donation by Mark D’Urso, class of ’80, formerly of Key Foods, who gave $2K to help purchase items including 40 turkeys, 150 lbs. of potatoes, 150 lbs. of onions, and 100 lbs. of rice. Sean D’Alfonso and Brother Lucian headed up the efforts at the Upper and Lower Schools, respectively.

L to R AJ Rossi, Patrick Castro, Dean of Students Kieran Daly, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Sean D’Alfonso, Will Woodbury, Jerome Harkins, President Brother Leto, Social Studies Teacher Brother Kiernan, Noah Darden, Peter Harkins, Allen Raja, Leo

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