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
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 2011) Iona College’s Hagan School of Business and the University of Connecticut’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) will present the sixth annual summer regional symposium, “The Changing Face of Globalization.
The two-day conference will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Iona’s LaPenta Student Union, Iona College, 715 North Ave. New Rochelle, New York. The guest speaker on Friday will be Christopher Coleman, Chief of Mediation Support Unit/Policy and Mediation Division. Department of Political Affairs, United Nations. His topic will be Globalization and Africa.
The program will continue on Saturday with a day-long series of panels and presentations on a variety of international business topics that will examine and assess the impact on the globalization of business, exploring who the winners and losers are in this unstable era, the role of technology and social media and how business leaders can be prepared to meet the challenges of this new environment.Read more
2011 New Rochelle High School Graduating Seniors
Every year, when I attend the awards ceremony at the New Rochelle High School, I am amazed and totally impressed with our body of graduating students, and the colleges and universities they will be attending. Last night at just one of the awards ceremonies, I was again in awe of our students. New Rochelle is a wonderful place to reside.
Here are just the colleges and universities that the top 25 students will be attending:Read more
Momo is on this way to Iona!
After ending the 2010-11 season at 25-12 but with two heartbreaking losses, one to St. Peters in the finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for an NCAA berth and a second to Santa Clara in the finals of the CollegeInsider.com tournament, things just got a whole lot better for Tim Cluess and the Iona Gaels, landing a premier point guard from a team that made it deep in this year's NCAA tournament.
Outstanding New York City school boy point guard Lamont “Momo” Jones, a bi time player who recently left the University of Arizona at the end of his Sophomore season to be closer to his grandmother near his home in Harlem, is coming to New Rochelle.
With the Arizona Wildcats, Jones averaged 9.7 points per game and played a major role in helping the Wildcats advance to the Elite Eight in this past season's NCAA Tournament. In the last 10 games of the season he shot .481 (37-of-77) from the field in the last 10 games to go with a 2:1 (22:11) assist:turnover ratio. Five of his nine games in double figures came in the last 10 outings.
Jones is a major talent, slotted to be starting point guard at Arizona, a school known at Point Guard U for its history of producing top point guards including Steve Kerr (Chicago Bulls), Damon Stoudamire (Portland Trailblazers), Mike Bibby (Vancouver Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks), Jason Terry (Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks), Jason Gardner, Jerryd Bayless (Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers), Khalid Reeves (Miami Heat), Miles Simon (Orlando Magic), Gilbert Arenas (Golden State Warriors), Salim Stoudamire (Milwaukee Bucks).Read more
Talk of the Sound has learned that as of June 7, 2011, just 310 of 862 students in the 2011 cohort at New Rochelle High School have met criteria for the high school's new "certified" graduation. The New Rochelle High School graduation will take place on June 22nd.
Throughout the school year, New Rochelle High School Principal Don Conetta has been presenting projections on students who "will graduate", who "won't graduate" and "may graduate". Conetta used these projections to assert three months ago that 546 of the 862 students in the class of 2011 are "likely to graduate". At this point, 310 students have meet criteria either because they already had enough credits going into the last quarter of the school year or they completed the night school program which ended last Thursday.Read more
The remarks below were prompted by my continuing dismay with school board elections, especially this year.
Board of Education Unfair Election Practices Presented to the New Rochelle Board of Education on June 7, 2011.
Under New York State law, the local of Board of Education administers elections for school board and budget referendums. The Board of Education has a rooting interest in the outcome of these elections; they want compliant board members who will support administration policy and go along with budget increases and tax increases and they want a "yes" vote on budget/tax levy referendums. There is a glaring and obvious conflict of interest.
The school board controls a massive amount of tax money and this responsibility should not be taken lightly. The board should certainly not be put in a position where they may be tempted to put their finger on the scale, so to speak, in an attempt to alter election outcomes.
The only viable solution is to place school elections under the supervision of the local County Board of Elections so that it can be managed by parties with a direct stake in the outcome.Read more