In 2013, the City of New Rochelle will celebrate the 325th anniversary of our founding in 1688. During the year-long observance, our culture, diversity and identity will be commemorated, alongside our rich history and growth from a small French-speaking settlement to our present-day eminence as a thriving first-tier suburb.
To organize and facilitate the celebration, a volunteer committee has been formed, spearheaded by former City Councilwoman, the Hon. Marianne L. Sussman, and community volunteers are sought for every aspect of planning. A kickoff meeting will be held for all interested New Rochelle organizations and individuals on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30PM at City Hall, Council Chambers, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801.Read more
Jimmy Bonanno is untouchable!
At least that is the message he is sending to the New Rochelle Board of Education. He and his crew have been involved in all manner of illegal activity and yet Bonanno laughs in their face, ridiculing the board and his bosses while remaining ensconced in his taxpayer-funded hideaway bungalow at 51 Cliff Street protecting his turf with a personal security system and "guard dogs".
Two days after Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak attempted to quell anger on the New Rochelle Board of Education over reports of district employees making personal use of district vehicles, a Bonanno employee is still taking a district vehicle home every night and weekends.Read more
UGH!!! I can't take it anymore. I have to say something. This pablum and drivel coming out of the Daily New Rochelle is driving me crazy.
As they came into New Rochelle, on the heels of Patch, yet another interloper pretending to know something about New Rochelle, I bit my tongue. I have tried to be friendly to both their original reporter and his replacement, Justin Stock. The final straw was Justin's "reporting" on a GreeNR presentation by New Rochelle Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at a League of Women Voters event at the New Rochelle Public Library. I will address that meeting at a later date.
I sent Justin an email:
Is it the policy of Main Street Connect to only report the government point of view on topics or is that just what they teach at the University of Arizona these days?
I refer to this article: http://www.thedailynewrochelle.com/news/new-rochelle-league-learns-about...
It’s April, Federal taxes are hopefully done and now it is time to drop off or mail the April tax bill for the New Rochelle Tax Collector, more money going out without seeing any noticeable return. Every time I write out the check, I want to cry. It is just a painful reminder of what poor shape New Rochelle is in. Over taxed, over staffed except for police and fire and just very poorly managed. We cannot continue to do things here the same way. Someone needs to step up to the plate and lead and clean the slate and start with a fresh mind and fresh ideas on how to correct all the wrongs of the past and present. This is not Charles Dickens; there are no ghosts of governments past to send a message to The City Council and Mayor. They had their own demons to deal with back then. The massage needs to come from the living breathing citizens of New Rochelle before it is too late!Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Along with this month’s unseasonably warm, dry spell comes an increased risk for contact with rabid animals, as wildlife encroaches on suburban backyards in search of food and water. That’s why the Westchester County Department of Health cautions residents to avoid direct contact with wild or stray animals, and to remind children to do the same and to tell an adult immediately if an animal bites or scratches them.
“Besides giving raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, stray cats and dogs, bats and other wildlife a wide berth, to keep potentially rabid animals away from their family members and pets, residents should keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date and avoid leaving pet food outdoors,’’ said Sherlita Amler, MD, commissioner of health for Westchester County.Read more
Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak and dozens of other area superintendents, organized as the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, are lobbying Governor Andrew Cuomo's Mandate Relief Council to reduce mileage limits on private and parochial school out-of-district busing.
New York State taxpayers should not be subsidizing private school transportation that is excessive and that financially benefits the private school investors, trustees, and parents who have chosen these as alternative to their local public school.
The next phase of the North Avenue Bridge Project in New Rochelle has begun. North Avenue around the area of Burling Lane and Garden Street has been restricted for traffic moving north and south on North Avenue.
The area is a real mess right now. Drivers are strongly advised to find alternate routes during prime driving times.Read more
The battle for the 37th Senate District, Cohen v. Latimer, has all the makings of a good old-fashioned slugfest. It's only April but already the pair of political heavyweights are standing toe-to-toe trading punches. So far, it has been Cohen coming out of his corner throwing haymakers with New Rochelle Judge Susan Kettner now becoming an issue in the race.
In a press release last week, Bob Cohen, the Republican candidate to replace Suzi Oppenheimer, raised questions about $17,000 in unitemized credit card receipts on Latimer's finance disclosure reports.
The Cohen campaign specifically called on Mr. Latimer to make public the names of who he dined with on those various occasions, stating "many of which were clearly dinners for two", a not-too-subtle jab at Latimer for his close personal relationship with New Rochelle Judge Susan Kettner. Latimer is married with a wife and a child living in Rye.
Latimer declined to respond to Cohen's insinuations.
"If he has a specific attack to make, I'll respond. But so far, he has made the effort to attack me continually, and I will not indulge his campaign daily in that direction."Read more