August 2017

Astorino Seeks Senior Hall of Fame Nominations

August 22, 2017 - 18:15

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Do you know a senior who is making a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both?  If so, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 35th year.

Robert P. Astorino

New Rochelle Launches Investigation into Publication of Mocking Images of Intellectually Disabled Youngsters on Social Media

August 21, 2017 - 21:29

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle City officials have initiated an investigation into the publication of a video on social media which depicts an intellectually disabled child being shoved by a summer camp coordinator. A separate photo of another child from a different incident was also published.

Screengrab from video of youngster pushed over by Camp Joy Coordination

FINALLY: New Rochelle Schools Locksmith Teed Up for Termination

August 21, 2017 - 16:57

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Werner Graefe, a locksmith for the City School District of New Rochelle was suspended Thursday for 30 days without pay pending an Article 75 hearing, a civil service proceeding for removal and other disciplinary action. He is expected to be terminated as a result.

Sources tell Talk of the Sound, Graefe was found to have left work after punching back in after lunch - stealing time. There are other reports that he was insubordinate, refusing to wear the new departmental uniforms for Buildings & Grounds.

Werner Graefe School District Work Van near Fratelli's Restaurant in New Rochelle in 2014

Pizza Sales Still Illegal and Corrupt Despite Complaints from Isaac E. Young Middle School Staff

August 20, 2017 - 19:03

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Last month we reported on the illegal pizza sales “fundraising” operations at Isaac E. Young Middle School. In our story, we noted that the District had failed to turn over a single record pertaining to “pizza sales” pursuant to our Freedom of Information Request dated April 13, 2015.  After the story ran, Deborah Ferrera, recently retired but for many years the Treasurer of Isaac E.

Linda Frasca selling pizza at Isaac Young

Two Injured as Man Struck Crossing North Avenue, Slammed into Windshield in Downtown New Rochelle

August 19, 2017 - 23:58

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A man was seriously injured in New Rochelle Saturday evening as he walked across the street with takeout food from a nearby restaurant. He was struck by a car near the crosswalk in front of 230 North Avenue. The man appears to have been making a delivery for Caridad & Louie Restaurant located in the 5 Anderson Building across the street from where the collision occurred.

MVA IFO 240 North Avenue

Anthony Giorno Obituary

August 18, 2017 - 09:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Anthony was born on December 5, 1934 and passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Anthony was a resident of New Rochelle, New York at the time of passing.

Visiting hours will be Monday 12-4pm at Lloyd Maxcy Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle NY. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday 10:30am at Holy Family Church. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery.