New Rochelle Schools Buildings & Grounds Supervisor James Bonanno last month ordered three school district employees to report to work at a house owned by his girlfriend in upstate New York over a period of several days as part of an ongoing renovation of the property, sources say. The house, owned by Bonanno's girlfriend, Heidi Reyes, is located at in Cornwall, NY near West Point, in Orange County.
New Rochelle Schools spokesperson Paul Costigliano declined to comment on the matter.
According to Orange County property records for 30 Hampton Place in Cornwall, NY, the house was built in 1997. It was purchased from the original owner, Reiger Homes, Inc. in 2004 by Ricardo Reyes who then sold the land and house to Heidi Reyes for $1.00. The estimated market value of the property in 2010 was $426,900.Read more
School-aged children may chose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs at the New Rochelle Public Libraries – the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to complement the Summer Reading Game theme, “Discover Creatures Great and Small @ Your Library” and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer. Admission to most programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before the start of each program.
Craft Workshops: Children ages 6-12 years are invited to drop-in to create fanciful animal projects to take home, Mondays, July 11 – August 8. From 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.
Needlework for Beginners: Knitters and crocheters, ages 8 – 10 years, will learn how to make and complete a project, on Mondays, July 11 – August 8, from 1:00 am – 2:30 pm, at the Main Library.
Nature Workshops involves hands-on nature activities, crafts and tastes of food offered for children ages 6 – 12 yrs, on Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Main Library.Read more
Students ages 10 – 17 years of age have a choice of great workshops to keep them engaged and enriched this summer, as the New Rochelle Public Library again offers a slate of free programs designed especially for and by teens and tweens. These workshops are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before each session, and are made possible by the Friends of the Library and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation.
Jewelry-Making Workshops will take place on six Mondays, July 11 – August 15, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, under the expert guidance of Melanie Rose, the owner of Beadz based in Larchmont. Each week students (both girls and boys) will be introduced to new beading techniques, various stringing materials and tons of interesting and beautiful beads, charms and pendants. Each class will feature a new project.
Anthony Wooden returns to the library to give another phenomenal 6-session course in traditional African Dance and Drums, Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. All participants will be invited to dance in the culminating performance on the stage of the Ossie Davis Theater, on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm.Read more
Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Tuesday, July 6 through Friday August 13. All programs are on a drop-in basis, on a first-come, first-served basis, except the Bedtime Stories at HCL. The six-week programs are as follows:
Bouncing Babies, is a Mother Goose program of songs, music, movement and a story for children 6 – 24 months, on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 9:45 am – 10:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.
Let’s Pretend, for children ages 3 – 5 years, introduces theater through games, songs, nursery rhymes, and an on-stage experience, with Nora Maher, will be held on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 10:30 am – 11:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.Read more
Since mid-May, Anthony Bongo has been telling people he "graduated" from Teachers College at Columbia University. The Isaac E. Young web site was edited to insert the title "Dr." before mentions of his name, even for letters and memos written and published before he "graduated".
A week after Bongo "graduated", we corrected the record: Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo Hooded at Columbia University Ceremony; Claims "Doctor" Title PrematurelyRead more
New Rochelle’s newest athletic facility will soon be named after Iona Prep alumnus Joe Fosina '53. The new state-of-the-art field will include a synthetic turf football, soccer and lacrosse field will be dedicated to Iona Prep Hall of Famer. Mr. Fosina is a “longtime youth football guru” who has dedicated over 30 years of youth service to the City of New Rochelle. Fosina Field at City (Flowers) Park is located at Fifth and Potter avenues and is part of the county’s Westchester Legacy program.
When complete, the 21-acre park will include five athletic fields that will permit multiple sports to be played simultaneously, plus a new playground, a "sprayground," basketball court and natural areas for passive recreation. "The whole Youth Tackle League program, both coaches and staff, are excited about this field," said Fosina. "We look forward to August, and the start of our season. It was a labor of love for most of us, and it’s just beautiful."Read more
Albert Leonard Middle School - An assault occurred near the school, at the corner of Pinebrook and Albert Leonard Road, on June 9th. Arrested were Kim Hinds, 44, a Mount Vernon resident and an unnamed female, 17, from New Rochelle. Hinds is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use it while a 17-year-old female from New Rochelle is charged with criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use it and assault with intent to cause physical injury.
Isaac E. Young Middle School - An arrest made on June 13. Kevin M. Hopper,22, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. at Isaac E. Young Middle School. He is charged with menacing with a weapon.
Albert Leonard Middle School - A middle school student was suspended after bringing an air pistol to school. No arrests were made and the school was not put on lock down.Read more
Last Thursday a student at Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY was brutally assaulted by another student on the school playground during recess. Covered in blood, the boy was taken by his mother to Lawrence Hospital in
YonkersBronxville, NY where he was treated for six hours before being released with a broken blood vessel in his nose and two permanent teeth knocked loose. The family says the boy may require ENT surgery, plastic surgery and dental work.
The assailant, another 4th grader, was later arrested and referred to New Rochelle Family Court. His name was withheld due to his age.Read more