June 2018

New Rochelle Receives Grant Funding to Support Participation in 10-Minute Walk Campaign

June 22, 2018 - 08:53

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In October of 2017, Mayor Bramson joined 134 of the nation's most influential mayors, The Trust for Public Land, (TPI) National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI) in launching an historic "10-minute walk" parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

Engel Cosponsors Keep Families Together Act to End Family Separation at the Border

June 22, 2018 - 08:36

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel, who today called for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, is an original cosponsor of H.R. 6135, the Keep Families Together Act, legislation just introduced to prohibit the Trump Administration from separating families at the border.

New Rochelle Coach Chops his Locks for Cancer

June 22, 2018 - 07:27

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School hockey coach Paul Viggiano lost his mother, Nancy Viggiano, to lung cancer. Coach Viggiano lives in the area and also serves as Director of Business Administration and Marketing for AG Williams Painting Company. “Dealing with a loved one who has cancer is a traumatic experience and it is important to try and make the best of situation, as best as possible under the circumstances. For cancer patients, losing their hair is one of the most shocking experiences to go through. When we went shopping for wigs, we made it a fun experience though.

New Rochelle Coach Chops his Locks for Cancer

06/24 Folk Arts Series: Scandinavian Midsummer Fest 01:30 PM

June 22, 2018 - 07:16

PELHAM, NY -- What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a real Scandinavian midsummer event! 

Dancers wearing traditional Scandinavian clothing will demonstrate and teach accessible and fun Norwegian and Swedish folk dances. A fiddler will play and you will learn how to make lovely floral head wreaths.

Karen Brandt with Flower Wreath

AJC Decries “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy that Separates Families; Backs Bills to Reunite Children with their Parents and Prevent Future Separations

June 22, 2018 - 06:46

NEW YORK, NY -- AJC condemns the unconscionable separation of nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks and urges immediate congressional action to change the administration’s policy.

Voters Approve 2018-2019 proposed budget for City School District of New Rochelle

June 20, 2018 - 08:45

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Residents today approved the City School District of New Rochelle’s proposed $270,381,160 budget for the 2018-2019 school year that stays within the state tax cap. The plan preserves programming and includes funds for several positions and safety measures.

The vote was 1,757-1,004. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of affidavit ballots.

New Rochelle High School Suffers Another Blow as High School Junior Takes Her Own Life

June 19, 2018 - 14:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A junior at New Rochelle High School has died, according to an email from the City School District of New Rochelle.

In a joint statement from Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson, the two school leaders announced that a New Rochelle High School junior took her own life.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the student,” said Osborne.


06/20 Advance Screening of Leave no Trace at the Picture House Regional Film Center Followed by Q&A with Academy Award-Nominated Director Debra Granik 07:30 PM

June 18, 2018 - 14:42

PELHAM, NY -- On Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will host an advance screening of Leave No Trace followed by a Q&A with the Academy Award-nominated director Debra Granik. The film is set to have its theatrical debut on June 29th.

Debra Granik

Francisco Justo Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 MLB Draft

June 17, 2018 - 00:57

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Freshman right-handed pitcher Francisco Justo (Bronx, N.Y. / James Monroe HS) of the 2018 NJCAA Div. I Eastern District Champion Monroe College baseball team has been selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Justo was the 363rd overall pick of the draft, going in the 12th round.

Francisco Justo Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 MLB Draft

06/23 Library Invites Children and Adults to Join in Summer Reading 11 AM

June 16, 2018 - 17:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Musicians on stilts, giant bubbles, games and crafts are all part of the fun scheduled for the New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off event on Saturday, June 23rd, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. “Libraries Rock” is the theme of the 2018 Summer Reading Game, and NRPL will be celebrating   “reading rock stars” to help inspire children to soak-up a summer of reading pleasure. 

Library Invites Children and Adults to Join in Summer Reading