September 2017

ALMS Pay it Forward Club Cleans up Five Islands Park

September 23, 2017 - 06:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A band of about 20 Albert Leonard Middle School students swept through Five Islands Park on Echo Bay for International Coastal Cleanup Day, picking the beaches and rocky crags clean of bottles, countless cigarette butts, fishing line, and even the rusted base of a blender. Not to mention discarded clothes.

"We can make an outfit out of the clothes we found," seventh-grader Zoe Todd said when it was over.

Eighth-grader Fairuz Saleh (left) pulls bottles from a crevice among the rocks while partner Lauren Brooks, also in eighth grade, keeps track of the collection.

Five NRHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

September 23, 2017 - 06:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Five New Rochelle High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors top academic achievement.

Zoey Deutsch, Elijah Pomerantz, Randall St. Louis, Taylan Selman and Andrew Sorota were among approximately 16,000 students across the country named in the 63rd annual competition. The semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of the high school seniors across the country.

"It's an honor to be named," said Pomerantz, who plans to study math in college.

National Merit semifinalists (from left) Andrew Sorota, Elijah Pomerantz, Zoey Deutsch, Taylan Selman and Randall St. Louis

County Executive Astorino Announces County Car Show at Glen Island Park

September 23, 2017 - 06:03

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites classic-car buffs to the Westchester County Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

“This annual show is one of the jewels of the car exhibition season, and is a must-see for auto enthusiasts,” Astorino said.

The show will feature displays of a wide variety of classic and collectible cars, street rods, and motorcycles, all carefully restored to mint condition or modified for performance. 


Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle to Hold 55th Annual Golf Outing at Wykagyl

September 23, 2017 - 05:56

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle is holding its 55th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Wykagyl Country Club.  Shotgun time is available at 12:00 PM.  Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on our website at the link below. Continental breakfast, golf, cart, caddie, driving range, putting green, lunch, cocktails and dinner are included.  

The 6:00 PM dinner will honor Paul Vacca with the Man of the Year Award and Eric Woodlin with the Service to Youth Award.  Dinner is $250.

Williamsville, NY Man Arrested for Felony Aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. more than 2 Times the Legal Limit

September 23, 2017 - 05:48

NEW YORK, NY -- On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:11 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 33, in the Town of Cheektowaga for a speeding violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Joseph J. Lops, age 49, of Williamsville, NY, was found to be intoxicated.  He was transported and processed at SP Buffalo, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%.  Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was subsequently charged with:         

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony

New York State Police

ArtsFest 2017

September 23, 2017 - 05:07
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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center will be a vibrant part of ArtsFest 2017, a two-town art weekend adventure on October 7 and 8 in New Rochelle and Pelham.  Both Saturday and Sunday 12-4 pm will be packed with art-related activities at Pelham Art Center (PAC) and Wolf Lanes Park, so plan to spend the afternoon.   Ride the trolley to various events and exhibitions in Pelham and New Rochelle.



Saturday Schedule

Wolfs Lane Park:

Opening of new sculptural works Touch Stones by Beatrice Wolert 12:00-1:30 pm


Pelham Art Center:

ArtsFest 2017

Westchester Teens Host Second Annual Hockey Fundraiser to Support Children Battling Neuroblastoma

September 20, 2017 - 04:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Sunday, September 17, Band of Parents hosted Put Cancer in the Penalty Box, a skating charity event at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon to help support research and treatment for children battling neuroblastoma.

Westchester Teens Host Second Annual Hockey Fundraiser to Support Children Battling Neuroblastoma

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Joins The College of New Rochelle to Present 4th Annual Scholarship to High School Student

September 20, 2017 - 04:06

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) Interim President Dorothy Escribano and New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera presented a full scholarship to a high school student from the Bronx today during a special ceremony in Leland Castle at CNR.

From left: Dorothy Escribano, Interim President; Mariano and Clara Rivera Scholarship Recipient Camila Barrientos of the Bronx; Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera; Gwen Adolph, Chair, Board of Trustees, and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.

Astorino Announces Free Fall Flu Shots for Westchester Residents

September 20, 2017 - 03:44

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that the Westchester County Health Department will give free flu shots to college students and residents at two locations next month in Valhalla and White Plains.

“Sign up for a flu shot today,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “The earlier you get your flu shot, the longer you will be protected and flu season can run until May.”

To guarantee flu shot availability for either clinic, register in advance:

Astorino Announces Free Fall Flu Shots for Westchester Residents

CLEAR is the better way to see a Yankees game

September 17, 2017 - 19:25

BRONX, NY — Since 2015, the Yankees have been offering fans an expedited process to enter Yankee Stadium.  Someday fans will use their fingerprints or their face to enter the stadium instead of a paper ticket with a barcode.

CLEAR is a New York-based company that offers dedicated lanes to bypass airport security check points using biometrics to verify identities with fingerprint scans. For now, there is no particular reason a baseball fan needs to have their identity checked before entering a ballpark so why bother checking fans at a Yankee game?