NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College men's basketball team cut a 21-point second half deficit to one in the final minute but fell short in an 84-79 loss to Vermont in non-conference action at the Hynes Center. Junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) scored a team-high 17 points for the Gaels (7-5) in the loss.
The two teams traded leads over the first 13 minutes of the contest. Junior Mike Glover's (Bronx, NY) layup cut Vermont's (8-3) early lead to 22-21 with 7:50 remaining. The Catamounts built a double-digit lead with a 22-5 run and led by as many as 18 at the 2:09 mark. Senior Rashon Dwight's (Newark, NJ) two free throws and another Glover layup put the deficit at 44-30 entering halftime.Read more
Last night, at the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting, Vice President Chrisanne Petrone read through a list of draft resolutions to be voted on at the next Board of Education meeting on January 4, 2011. After the entire list was read, board member Lianne Merchant raised a question about a draft resolution regarding Rolf Koehler. Before she could complete her question, Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak produced a document which he said contained a written statement regarding the resolution.
It was clear from their reaction that not all board members had been informed of the statement, signed by BoE President Sara Richmond along with Organisciak. Richmond was not present for the meeting.
The next morning Talk of the Sound received a statement from City Manager Chuck Strome.Read more
At last! Finals are over at Iona, and everyone is now home relaxing and spreading the Christmas cheer. Every Iona student was more than relieved to be finished with the Fall semester, but for seniors, there was a tinge of sadness as it drew to a close. Katherine Dussel, senior at Iona College, says, "I mean, I'm happy finals are over with, but at the same time I only have one semester left now. It's kind of bittersweet." On the other hand, there are some who are more than anxious to graduate. "I'm excited to enter the "real world", but definitely nervous too," says Alyssa Mule, also a senior. Winter break will certainly be a much needed rest period before their Spring, and final, semester at Iona College. When another senior was asked if she was to give younger classmates at Iona advice, what it would be, Brittany Fike responded, "It's important to cherish all the memories you make throughout your college career. Before you know it, you'll be graduating!" Time flies, but it's safe to say these Iona seniors are hoping their last semester goes just a little bit slower.Read more
The following is a rundown of the course of events relative to the School Security Officer position for the City School District:
1) The City School District requested a 211 waiver for Rolf Koehler, School Security Officer. This request was granted by the New York State Civil Service Commission to run through June, 2010.
2) In granting such a waiver, the New York State Civil Service Commission required a test for School Security Officer be held to determine if other candidates were available to fill the position.
(The School District determined that the job description for the test did not reflect changes they had requested and asked that the job description be amended. This request was denied by the former Civil Service Administrator.)
3) City Civil Service Commission holds the test in February, 2010. The result of the test was the establishment of a list of 12 eligible candidates for the position. (The incumbent was not required to take the test.)Read more
Over the course of the last few weeks, there have been many mis-truths and faulty characterizations regarding the postings for a new School Security Specialist position. In an effort to set the record straight, we offer the following chronology and explanation:
1) In 2009, the City School District requested a 211 extension waiver for Rolf Koehler, School Security Officer which was granted by the New York State Civil Service Commission to run through June 2010. This waiver was predicated on the satisfactory work done by Mr. Koehler in his assignments since 2005.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College men's basketball junior Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) earned MAAC Co-Player of the Week honors for his performance at No. 5 Syracuse on Saturday. Glover was honored with a conference player of the week honor for the third straight week.
Glover netted a game-high 25 points and 16 rebounds in the Gaels' six-point loss to the Orange at the Carrier dome. He shot 9-for-11 (81.8%) from the field including four electrifying dunks. Glover recorded his sixth straight double-double, becoming the first Iona player to do so since Nakeia Miller's six in a row to start the 2000-01 campaign.Read more
Summer School in New Rochelle High School
I recently requested data from the New Rochelle School administration on the number of students who attend Summer School in New Rochelle. My suspicion was that it was a significant number and essentially mostly Hispanic and African-American students. The districts sent me the following data:
• A total number of 703 students from New Rochelle High School were enrolled in our 2010 Summer School Program.
• A total number of 77 students from out-of-district were enrolled in our 2010 Summer School Program (Are we reimbursed for these students?)
On January 6, 2011 at 7pm, Theater Works, the theater club at New Rochelle High School, is hosting a screening of “Race to Nowhere”.
Tickets are on sale now: $10 in advance or $15 at doorRead more