July 2017

Court Rules Against Iona College in Tax Lot Merger Lawsuit Against City of New Rochelle

July 26, 2017 - 20:27

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Judge Susan Cacase, in a ruling issued yesterday, firmly rejected an Article 78 petition filed last February by Iona College against the City of New Rochelle in New York State Supreme Court.

Iona College filed the lawsuit after the New Rochelle City Council amended a local ordinance to require private schools to obtain a Special Permit to merge tax lots. The permit would likely put certain conditions on what the college could do with the merged property.

Ordinance 91, approved by the New Rochelle City Council in 2001, was amended in November 2016.


July 25, 2017 - 16:26

Since our last installment, when Vinny Mirabile tried to have me arrested for supposed "harassment" and "trespassing" for, variously, sending him an email with a few questions and standing on the sidewalk near his store, there have been two notable developments: the City Code was amended as a result of our reporting and Vinnie "hired" a lawyer to plead his case to City officials.

Before getting into that, by way of a backgrounder on the City Code as it pertains to outdoor cafes/dining, we want to share a recent communication from City Hall. 

Illegal cookout on sidewalk near Cousin's Cigar & Hookah Lounge

Mail Found in Dumpster Behind New Rochelle Post Office

July 25, 2017 - 04:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Talk of the Sound has obtained photographs of hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of undelivered mail shoved into a dumpster behind the New Rochelle Post Office.

These photos were taken Monday night on July 24th.

Over the past several years, tales have emanated out of the New Rochelle Post Office of mail not delivered, deliveries falsely scanned as "attempted delivered" and simply tossed in the dumpster. Your author has experienced some of this personally.

Elma Jones Obituary

July 19, 2017 - 12:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Elma passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Elma was a resident of Rochelle Park, New Jersey at the time of passing.

Family will receive friends on Thursday November 10 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 South Farview Avenue Paramus. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday November 10 2016 at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home. Interment St. Peters Greek Catholic Cemetery Garfield.

Giuseppina "Josephine" Arminio Obituary

July 19, 2017 - 11:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Giuseppina "Josephine" Arminio, of New Rochelle, passed away November 5, 2016, at age 81. She was born May 31, 1935 in Andretta, Italy to Michele & Michelina Locantore. Josephine worked for many years as a housekeeper at the College of New Rochelle. She is the beloved wife of the late Gerardo Armimio. She is the devoted mother of John Arminio, Michael (Camen) Arminio, Filomena Walden, Rosaria Graziano, Franco Arminio (Heather) and Mario Arminio (Danielle). Loving grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 1. She is predeceased by her son in law, Dave Walden.


Alfredo Pasqua Obituary

July 19, 2017 - 10:42

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- "Ali Ba-ba" died on November 2, 2016 at Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle, NY. Born on July 18, 1938 to Domenico and Maria Porco Pasqua. He worked as a mailman in the Pelham Post office. He was married to his wife Patricia for 60 years. He is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Anthony & Lynda Pasqua, Domenico Pasqua, daughters, Margaret & Tom DiPasquale, Andrea & Michael Hoag. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandsons.


Philip Hayes Gregware Obituary

July 19, 2017 - 10:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Philip Hayes Gregware of New Rochelle, NY passed away on Friday, November 4th . He was 87 years of age.

Born in Troy, NY to Fred and Greta Gregware, Philip was the youngest of three children. The family moved to Bronxville, NY when Philip was 15. He grew up in Bronxville and was a graduate of The Albany Academy and Williams College.

After graduation, Philip served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and retired with the rank of Captain. He was a proud Marine and flew the Marine Corps flag over his home everyday.