Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends,
New Rochelle City Council prepares to vote on yet another site specific zoning amendment for Iona College with no Master Plan in place. There has got to be some kind of plan. They just don’t acknowledge it like the City Council does not acknowledge the City Charter. That way there is more flexibility especially if no one challenges their decisions.
Let me start by saying that this is not an Anti-Iona campaign. We want to see Iona College succeed. Iona College is part of this city and can be a part of the fix for the North Avenue corridor with proper planning and management. The concerns are the continual problem of poor planning; procedures, policies and past bad planning decisions on the part of Iona College, The City Council, City Management and City Staff of New Rochelle. They all have a bad habit of letting history repeat itself when it comes to planning and development. We need to get it right this time.Read more
The Re-Election Committee for County Legislator Minority Leader Jim Maisano will be holding a beach party tonight, June 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant, 94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle.
Dinner includes burgers, ribs, wings, hot dogs and all the trimmings, along with beer, wine and soda, and coffee and cake for dessert.
Attendees are asked to donate to the campaign, children under 12 are free.
Sponsorship: Platinum $250 or Gold $150
Tickets: $45 person -- $80 couple
Seniors: $35 person -- $60 couple
If you have any questions, call Anna Lisa at (914) 355-9205.Read more
New Rochelle Police,joined by New York State Police and New York City Police, have stopped a possible suspect vehicle at Exit 13 (Connor Avenue in the Bronx) New England Thruway southbound following a daring daylight armed robbery at the Radio Shack in the Stop and Shop Shopping Mall at 2425 Palmer Avenue in New Rochelle.
UPDATE: Talk of the Sound is on the scene. Four New Rochelle police vehicles are at the scene. Police are saying that the suspects were not caught. News 12 is on the scene. The store is closed; normally is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays. There are no reports of injuries.
We hear that Al Gore invented the Internet. Mitt Romney put into place the seeds for the Motor City turnabout.
It sounds sincere maybe because they feel it is sincere. It is sort of like saying you are a fan of small government, but have no responses for what would happen to the hundreds of thousands of people who work in government jobs at all levels. Or perhaps, the current Administration taking crediting for the return of manufacturing jobs but not mentioning they are priced competitively with Southeast Asia -- oh, say $14.50 an hour.
Or perhaps, it is like most of us, "tweaking" our tax returns, knowing enough to avoid non-reporting of income, but playing with the deduction entries (not me please) rationalizing we want and need our social security and medicare because, damn it, we paid for it.
OK, so living a lot longer is the luck of the draw and you say it has no impact on "small government?"Read more
The downtown of New Rochelle changed how people park and pay for parking on Monday morning.The city installed 25 new meter friendly meters.
The new meters except credit cards,debit cards ,and nickels,dimes and quarters.
The city is testing meters from 3 different companies,in all 75 meters will be put to the test in the downtown for 3 months.
Please let Talk Of The Sound know how you like or dislike the meters?
Correction-- The new meters that have been installed only except quarters sorry for the error.
I went to the citizens to be heard portion of the May 15th Council Meeting to say a few words about City governance as well as to reach out to Noam and the Council to make a few points that were of personal importance to me. I was in good company; Bob McCaffrey intended to sign up and speak on issues of concern to him.
I prepared two documents; "The Courage to Be" and an unnamed document based on the simple management taxonomy of Planning, Organizing, Directing and Controlling. I indicated I would post both on TOTS as I presented copies of each to the Council, City Manager, and City Attorney. As it turned out, there were very few people in attendance in the audience and frankly, I am glad that turned out to be the case for personal reasons.
I am not very articulate in speech at this point and my thoughts come faster than my ability to speak them. So I fumbled, mumbled and it is painful to me to hear my presentation on Channel 75. Yet, I had to say what I felt on a personal basis knowing that my hand-outs would cover the content on my discomfort with the state of City governance.Read more
There have been quite a few complaints about a certain New Rochelle municipal employee who works for the New Rochelle Police Department and also works for the City School District of New Rochelle. Unlike teachers, staff and parents at the school, this particular employee has managed to obtain a special "reserved" parking space close to the school entrance. She has obtained that space by parking illegally on Davenport Avenue near the intersection with Pelham Road. Based on complaints from parents at the school, this has been going on for some time.Read more
Cameroon debt forgiven, Churches for a dollar, City Yards to be moved at great expense, sweetheart deals for developers and colleges, what else is next? We have a city management system with no accountability that can only accomplish thing with deals and give-a -ways. New Rochelle City Management is nickel and diming the citizens to a point where hard working families can’t afford to live in New Rochelle where they were born and raised any longer. Residents are forced to make some hard choices while management makes one bad decision after another. That is not what they are paid for and paid very well for I might say. They receive great salaries and benefits while working and in their retirement. The citizens will be paying for poor performances for a life time. It is time for a reality check.Read more