May 2017

New Rochelle Spent $133,000 in Four Months to Promote Businesses That Do Not Pay Taxes, Do Not Operate Legally or Do Not Exist

May 17, 2017 - 17:07

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Financial records obtained by Talk of the Sound from the City of New Rochelle under a Freedom of Information request show that the New Rochelle Development Department, operating under a $177,000 Purchase Order dated June 22, 2016, for Crafted Creative, has spent $133,000 so far on the “Ideally Yours” web site, promotional videos and related material and content.

Crafted Creative is a marketing firm based in New York City.

Alvin Clayton and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Featured on Ideally Yours Splashscreen

Wrong Way Driver Injures Four on Hutch Parkway in New Rochelle

May 17, 2017 - 12:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Four people were injured last night, two of them seriously, following a head-on collision involving a woman driving North on the Southbound Hutchison River Parkway in New Rochelle, according to Westchester County Police.

The incident occurred between the Mill Road and Weaver Street shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The roadway was closed for hours, re-opening at 6 a.m.

Ashley Ward, a New Rochelle resident who lives nearby, reported hearing a loud bang that "sounded like thunder".

A passing motorist sent this blurry image from the scene.

New Rochelle School and Library Budget Pass; Democrats Win 3 Seats, 2 on School Board, 1 on Library Board

May 17, 2017 - 05:35

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --Residents approved the City School District of New Rochelle's proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year Tuesday by a vote of 2,035 (4.5%) to 719.

2,754 votes were cast on the school budget referendum out of 44,951 registered voters in New Rochelle, 6.013%.

Just under 94% of registered voters in New Rochelle did not vote to support the budget.

The library budget passed with 2,083 votes (4.6%).

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Silver Shabbat Dinner

May 16, 2017 - 18:14


Silver Shabbat Dinner


Join us each month for this "Silver event

          planned especially for you!"

                    May 26, 2017


6:30pm - Dinner with wine

7:30pm - Service followed by an oneg


$25        When reserved before the event

$30        Wednesday prior to dinner or at the door 


Join us and bring a friend!

Temple Israel of New Rochelle " The Sounds of Jerusalem" Celebrating 50 Years of Unity

May 16, 2017 - 15:58

The Sounds of Jerusalem

Celebrating 50 Years of Unity


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6:45pm: Light, Israeli-style dinner

7:30-9:00pm: Program

Temple Israel of New Rochelle

1000 Pinebrook Blvd, New Rochelle


Featuring Music Talks, an Israeli band which combines music with engaging and interactive conversation



RSVP Requested


Temple Israel of New Rochelle 2017 Spring Blood Drive

May 15, 2017 - 18:59

 2017 Spring Blood Drive

Temple Israel of New Rochelle

with Beth El Synagogue


 Sunday, May 21, 2017 *

8:30 am - 1 pm


 Temple Israel of New Rochelle

1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle NY 10804

(914) 235-1800,

* please bring government issued photo ID and

NY Blood Center donor card with scannable bar code






Our Thoughts on School and Library Elections on Tuesday

May 15, 2017 - 18:09

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tuesday is Election Day for School Districts and Public Libraries in New York State.

In New Rochelle, there are budget referendums for the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Public Library. The library budget exceeds the tax levy cap.

The race for Library Trustee is uncontested.


The City School District of New Rochelle budget for the 2017-18 school year is $259,622,488, with a $5,936,852 spending increase, or 2.34 percent, over the previous year’s budget.

(l. to r.) Paul Warhit (sleeping), Amy Moselhi, WB, Moraydda Rosado

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Celebrates the Torah's Birthday!

May 14, 2017 - 15:59


The Torah’s


Birthday Party!


Tuesday, May 306 - 7 pm


Families are invited to bring their own dinner or order pizza* through TIFTY. Make your own ice cream and shrinky dink Torahs. We’re also doing chesed (good deed) for the Shafer Extended Care Center (Montefore Medical Center).






Propane Generator Ignites House Fire in New Rochelle

May 13, 2017 - 21:48

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A propane gas-fueled generator caught fire at a house in New Rochelle sending flames shooting up the side above a basement garage. No one was home at 14 Lawrence Place when the fire broke out.

The owner of the home told Talk of the Sound the generator located just outside the garage door caught fire.

A neighbor saw flames on the side of the house and call 911.

The man, who lives in the house with his daughter, said although they were not at home when the fire began their dog was home.