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Shooting in Downtown New Rochelle; Stray Bullet Smashes Window in City Councilman Apartment Building

December 15, 2018 - 14:32

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- There was a shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. outside Chuggers bar located at 234 North Avenue.

Three shots were fired during what New Rochelle Police described as a "large altercation" in front of Chugger’s. No arrests have been made.

Shooting at Chuggers in Downtown New Rochelle

Two New Rochelle High School Students Plead Guilty to Stalking Schoolmate Before Her Death

December 14, 2018 - 20:41

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Dominique Slack, 18, and Carl Booker, 18, both pleaded guilty to Stalking in the First Degree, a class D violent felony, for their roles in an incident resulting in the stabbing death of 16-year-old New Rochelle High School student Valaree Schwab. 

Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit accepted the plea. Sentencing for Slack and Booker is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2019, and Feb. 22, 2019, respectively.

Dominique Slack, Carl Booker  and Z’Inah Brown

Four Decades Later, New Rochelle Board of Education Get Bids for New Law Firm

December 14, 2018 - 20:30

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Five bids were submitted to the New Rochelle Board of Education earlier today in response to a long-awaited Request for Proposal for Legal Services.  Jeff Kehl, formerly of Kehl, Katzive & Simon which later merged with Bond, Schoeneck & King, the District’s current law firm, has been the District’s lawyer for 41 years without competitive bidding.

RFP for Legal Services at New Rochelle Schools Central Office on Friday December 14, 2018

New Rochelle Board Piles on Interim High School Principal Over Deceptive Presentation on Graduation Rates

December 14, 2018 - 17:56

 

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Board Vice President Amy Moselhi said manipulation of high school graduation data was OK by her when presented outside of New Rochelle but drew the line when misleading data was presented to the school board. Moselhi's unusual remarks came as part of a public dressing down of Interim New Rochelle High School Principal Joseph Starvaggi at a recent board meeting.

Interim New Rochelle High School Principal Joseph Starvaggi before New Rochelle Board of Education

Robert Cox Responds to NewROAR on Shadia Alvarez and Racism

December 14, 2018 - 00:02

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A group of two dozen or so people turned up for a recent meeting of the New Rochelle Board of Education both to defend disgraced school administrator Shadia Alvarez and to condemn this reporter for what one described as a pattern of attacking school administrators of color.

Speaking to members of this group after the meeting, I learned they had met the night before to coordinate their remarks to the school board.

Shadia Alvarez at BOE 12-4-2018 on Apex Scandal

WILDCLIFF ARRESTS: Four New Rochelle Middle School Students Arrested for Wildcliff Mansion Fire

December 12, 2018 - 17:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Four thirteen-year old youths have been arrested by New Rochelle Police Department and charged as Juvenile Delinquents.

As first reported by Talk of the Sound, the four youths are all students at Isaac E. Young Middle School.

Three of the youths have been charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree (Class B Misdemeanor) and one youth has been charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree and Arson 4th Degree (Class E Felony). 

Based on the age of the defendants, no further information will be provided.

New Rochelle High School Math Chairperson was AP under Shadia Alvarez in the Bronx

December 11, 2018 - 14:07

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Xiomara Gonzalez has a secret.

Gonzalez was hired by the New Rochelle Board of Education to work under New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson as the Chairperson of the Math Department on June 6, 2017.

The school district distributed a statement on her hiring published in Talk of the Sound on June 16, 2017.

Xiomara Gonzalez: NRHS Math Chairperson

Xiomara Gonzalez: NRHS Math Chairperson

Letter to United States Attorney‘s Office on T&M Report on Investigation of Credit Recovery Abuse at New Rochelle High School

December 11, 2018 - 09:47

As it became apparent that New Rochelle Board of Education President Jeffrey Hastie and Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey had no interest to do so I went ahead and wrote my own letter to the US-SDNY (Department of Justice) asking them to delve into the T&M Report.

 

Letter to United States Attorney‘s Office on T&M Report on Investigation of Credit Recovery Abuse at New Rochelle High School

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