June 2018

New Rochelle Cares’ Reputation Reaches Germany!

June 22, 2018 - 13:22
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In May, a woman from New Rochelle who lives in Germany was looking for a way for a way for her 87 year old mother to socialize and get out of her house more.  At the suggestion of Professor Carl Procario-Foley, the Director of the Office of Mission and Ministry at Iona College, she contacted us. Her mother is now a member, attending our events, and receiving our services.

NYS Adds 13,500 Private Sector Jobs in May 2018, Reaches New Record High

June 22, 2018 - 13:14

NEW YORK, NY -- In May 2018, New York State’s private sector job count rose by 13,500, or 0.2%, to 8,166,300, a new, all-time employment high, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, New York State’s economy has added 1,072,200 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 77 of the past 89 months.

Albert Leonard Middle School PTA Hosts School’s First Science Festival in Recent Years

June 22, 2018 - 11:47

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Science experiments, games and exhibits enthralled students, parents and teachers at the recent Albert Leonard Middle School PTA Science Festival. Hosted by the PTA's STEAM Committee, it was the first science festival at the school in recent history. Among those taking part in the educational festivities was Albot, a robot created by the LEGO League Robotics Club at ALMS.

Westchester County has Lowest Rate of Gun Homicide in New York State

June 22, 2018 - 11:38

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that based on a five-year average, Westchester ranks the lowest in gun-related homicide deaths in New York State and is the third and sixth lowest in two other categories, according to data released today. Specifically, Westchester ranks:

07/10 Greek Music and Dance Performance at Library 7 PM

June 22, 2018 - 11:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The 35th annual International Music and Dance series at the New Rochelle Public Library will kick-off on Tuesday, July 10th, from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm. Authentic dances from various islands and mainland Greece will be performed by costumed members of the Holy Trinity Dance Troupe, of the New Rochelle Greek Orthodox Church.  The free performance is suitable for all ages and will include some volunteer audience participation. 

Libraries Offer Fun Learning Experiences: Free Summer Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-Schoolers

June 22, 2018 - 10:52

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Monday, July 9 through Friday, August 24.  All programs are on a drop-in, first-come, first-served basis, except Preschool Fun and Fitness. 

Free Children’s Programs at the Libraries this Summer

June 22, 2018 - 10:43

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- This summer, the New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) are again offering a host of free enriching programs, from morning to night, each weekday. Designed to encourage participation in the Summer Reading Game, themed “Libraries Rock,” the programs offer great educational experiences through the end of August.  This year’s slate of free programs includes workshops in architecture, New Rochelle’s natural and historical wonders, crafts, yoga and creative movement, creative writing, Mexican dance, and more.

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary May 2018 Area Unemployment Rates

June 22, 2018 - 10:35

NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for May 2018. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.