New Rochelle, NY (January 2011) Iona College’s Education Department is presenting two award-winning documentaries about the purpose of American education which explore possible options for improvement. The screenings are free of charge.
The first is the documentary, Race to Nowhere, which will be screened at 5 PM, Tuesday, January 25 at the college’s Christopher J. Murphy auditorium and will be followed by a panel discussion. The film points to the silent epidemic in the nation’s schools where cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.Read more
As predicted more than a year by Talk of the Sound, New Rochelle has no events planned to mark January 24, 2011, the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Court's landmark decision in Taylor v. New Rochelle Board of Education in which Judge Irving Kaufman found that the New Rochelle Board of Education has engaged in "de facto" racial segregation and ordered the desegregation of the Lincoln Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY.
Why are we not surprised?Read more
Talk of the Sound recently filed a FOIL request for all of the documents on file with the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission for Rolf Kohler to include all communications between the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission; and between the New York State Civil Service Commission and the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission regarding Rolf Koehler.
The City's replies to the records request are in bold letters.
1. Request from the City School District of New Rochelle made in 2009 for there to be a Civil Service Safety/Security Exam and a job description for the position. This would be for what became the posting and exam for School Security Specialist held in February 2010
There is no documentation or record available.
2. Request from the City School District of New Rochelle to amend the job description for School Security Specialist related to the February 2010 Civil Service Safety/Security Exam.
There is no documentation or record available.
3. A denial of this request by the New Rochelle Municipal Civil Service Commission.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The streaking Iona College men’s basketball team raced to a 79-41 victory over Marist Sunday afternoon at the Hynes Athletics Center to move into sole possession of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings.
After Friday’s 100-96 overtime victory at Rider, the Gaels (12-6, 6-1 MAAC) tied Fairfield for the top spot. Never trailing on Sunday, Iona’s win marks its fourth straight victory and 17th in its last 19 home games. The Gaels 38-point victory margin was its best since 2006 against Canisius.
Freshman Sean Armand led the Gaels with 22 points off the bench, including 6-of-8 three-point attempts. The six trifectas was one more than Iona’s previous rookie record, met most recently by teammate Kyle Smyth last year. While Armand continued to impress Gael faithful after his 17 points in reserve against Rider, the Brooklyn native is beginning to gain more confidence in his game.Read more
On behalf of the Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle, I am pleased to invite you to join us at a series of budget discussions with members of the Board and the School District’s Central Administration.
The initial School Budget Community Input Forum will focus on community input regarding the development of the school district’s 2011-2012 annual budget and the financing of the instructional program we offer to children. We are actively seeking your participation in our budget process and we want to help you become as informed as possible.
For your information, the 2/10/2011 School Budget Community Input Forum and the 3/2/2011 School Budget Review Session will be broadcast live on Cablevision (Channel 77 or 99-917 for digital subscribers), Verizon (Channel 30) and on our website. The link will be posted on www.nred.org closer to the date of the first Budget Forum. Please visit our website for updated information.
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LAWRENCEVILLE, NY - Senior Rashon Dwight (Newark, NJ) netted the game-winning basket with 17.5 seconds left in the Iona College men's basketball team's nail biting 100-96 overtime win over Rider in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Alumni Gym. Dwight also hit two free throws with 6.0 left in the extra frame to ice the victory for the Gaels (11-6, 5-1 MAAC).
In a game of huge momentum swings it was Iona that struck first, opening an 17-point, 30-13 advantage just over 12 minutes into the game. Junior Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) hit his first five field goal attempts of the contest and had 11 points early to lead the Maroon & Gold. With the Gaels leading 32-18 at the 7:08 mark, Rider (12-6, 4-2 MAAC) stormed back with a 12-4 run over the next three minutes to get within four points. Eight straight points from junior Jermel Jenkins (Union, NJ) put the Gaels back ahead by 12 with 1:47 remaining. The pendulum was back in Rider's favor following Jenkins' scoring spurt as the home team ended the half with and 8-0 run and trailed 42-38 at the half.Read more
John Guiacocha, 16, a student at New Rochelle High School was arrested last Saturday night after he and an accomplice were caught in the act of breaking into cars on Beaufort Avenue in New Rochelle. Arrested along with Guiacocha was Jose Barragan, 18. Guiacocha was charged with criminal possession of a credit card. Barragan was charged with grand larceny.
New Rochelle Police Captain Joseph Schaller said the pair were caught breaking into a 1994 Buick. When apprehended by an officer on patrol, the pair were found to have a credit card stolen from a 1999 Acura that had parked, engine running and doors unlocked, in front of a residence. The victim left a wallet in the car.Read more
New Rochelle police made an arrest last Friday in the pistol-whipping burglary at a house where Iona College students live at 43 Treno Street in New Rochelle, NY. Chad Jones of 109 Horton Avenue, 23, was arrested Friday for forceable theft with a deadly weapon. Two other men are sought in connection with the crime.
The Journal News is reporting that Jones was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, both felonies.
On the night of December 14, a man pretending to deliver a pizza knocked on the door. When the door was opened, three men rushed into the house, went up stairs and directly to the room of the victim. The victim was repeatedly struck with a pistol then left. A small safe and several hundred dollars was reported stolen.Read more