New Rochelle Board of Education is having yet another Budget Meeting at New Rochelle High School Library @ 7PM. Not sure of the specifics on the agenda, but it seems as if they will discuss program cuts, especially within our elementary schools. And of course, music & arts, which children need in their elementary development stages, may be on the chopping block. Funny how a City which claims to be so pro the arts, places the arts on the chopping block so quickly. There are many studies out there that show the vital importance of the arts in the elementary level and there are hundreds of children that participate within these programs throughout our district. Music and art are proven programs that reflect higher grades in those students that participate within the programs then those students who are not. By cutting the music and arts programs in the elementary schools, the Board of Education will be choking the middle and high school music and art programs in the near future. This will lead to more future layoffs due to enrollment and the death of a now vibrant program. The elementary music & art programs have seen positive growth over the last ten years.Read more
Organisciak and the rest of the school board are out of their minds. And don’t think that they didn’t have their hand in the sudden “technical interruption” that surprisingly cut-off live streaming while one of New Rochelle’s residents was giving it to them good.
But everyone shouldn’t be surprised as the Board of Education always tries to censor taxpayers.
This meeting was a strange one. Surprisingly the main issue was about busing, how ridicules. It’s really not about busing; it’s about necessary budget cuts vs. unnecessary budget cuts.
Why is it necessary that supervisors get salary increases?
Why is it necessary that supervisors & department heads have unlimited expense budgets?
Why is it necessary that executives & supervisors are assigned city vehicles?
Why is it necessary that the Board of Education continues paying overtime to maintenance employees?Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College men's basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed in next weekend's Spark Energy MAAC Championship with a 74-69 win over first place Fairfield in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. A capacity crowd saw the Gaels (20-10, 13-5 MAAC) hold off the Stags (23-6, 15-3 MAAC) on Senior Day.Read more
BETHPAGE, NY, February 25, 2011–– The Student Lens, MSG Varsity’s monthly series devoted to student-generated content, returns this week with a wide sampling of videos created, produced, written and edited by high school students from across the tri-state area that are innovative, fun and
informative. Hosted by actor and filmmaker Yang Miller, the new episode of The Student Lens debuted on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14).
The Student Lens will also re-air on MSG Varsity February 26 at 11:00 a.m. and February 27 at 5:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Among the features in the new episode are original productions from students at Bay Shore HS (Bay Shore, NY), Bernards HS (Bernardsville, NJ), Communications HS (Wall, NJ ), Iona Prep (New Rochelle, NY), Roosevelt HS (Roosevelt, NY) St. Dominic (Oyster Bay, NY), Oceanside HS (Oceanside, NY), Pequannock HS (Pequannock, NJ) Sacred Heart Academy (West Hempstead, NY), and West Milford HS (West Milford, NJ).Read more
JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Iona College men's basketball team won its sixth straight game in a 73-59 win over Saint Peter's in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at the Yanitelli Center. The Gaels (19-10, 12-5 MAAC) maintained their second place standing and are tied with Rider entering the final regular season contest on Sunday.
The offensive-minded Iona squad used a solid defensive effort and a 54-34 rebounding advantage to defeat the Peacocks (17-12, 11-6 MAAC). The rebounding total was the highest since the squad recorded 51 vs. Sacred Heart on Nov. 15, 2006 in the NIT Season Tipoff. It was also the second highest single-game total in the last 10 seasons for the Gaels. Senior Alejo Rodriguez (New York, NY) and junior Mike Glover (Bronx, NY) led the charge on the boards with 13 and 11 rebounds respectively. They combined for nine of Iona's season-best 20 offensive caroms.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons will step down to accept a similar position at Seton Hall University, it was announced today. Lyons takes over at Seton Hall on March 28.
"I cannot thank Br. Liguori, my athletics staff, coaches, student athletes and our alumni and supporters enough for the support they have provided me during my time at Iona," Lyons said. "I've had an incredible experience in New Rochelle since I arrived as a freshman and I'm truly grateful for everyone I have encountered along the way."
Lyons served as athletics director for the last seven years and as an athletics administrator in the department for the last 15. During his tenure, he helped establish the Iona College athletics department as one of the top programs in the MAAC. Among the accomplishments on the fields of competition during Lyons tenure include:
Eight straight Top 10 NCAA Finishes for Men's Cross Country while extending the nation's second longest conference championship streak to 20 straight years
EDISON, NJ - Iona College men's basketball junior Scott Machado (Queens, NY) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for his performance in the Gaels' two victories on the road this past week. Machado averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 assists in the two games while recording his ninth double-double of the year at Liberty on Saturday. He shared the award with Siena’s Ryan Rossiter.
Machado began the week with a 20-point, six three-pointer effort at Manhattan on Wednesday. The six trifectas doubled his previous career-high effort in the statistic. In the Sears Bracketbusters matchup on ESPNU at Liberty on Saturday, Machado posted 10 points and 11 assists and reclaimed the NCAA lead in assists per game.
Machado set a new Iona single-season record for assists surpassing Glenn Grant's 194 helpers set in 1988-89. He became the first player in the NCAA this season and the first player in school history to record 200 assists. As a team the Gaels are just four assists shy of surpassing 500 on the year, just the fourth time in program history they've reached the mark. Iona is also 33 dimes shy of the school record set in 1999-00.Read more
Iona College Men's Basketball will will play Liberty University tomorrow at 3 PM as part of the ESPNU/Sears Bracketbusters event.
For complete notes:
Iona (17-10,11-5 MAAC; RPI: 112) at Liberty (19-9, 13-3 Big South; RPI 131)
Lynchburg, VA - Vines Center
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm
LISTEN LIVE - www.ICGaels.com/insider - Gary Stanley
WATCH LIVE - ESPNU - Todd Harris and Mark Adams
2/16: Iona College 102, Manhattan 65 (Riverdale, NY)
2/15: VMI 69, Liberty 59 (Lexington, VA)
The Gaels have won four straight; Liberty snapped a three-game winning streak with a loss on Tuesday.
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