Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

January 29, 2023

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

Our Biggest Stories of 2022 – by Robert Cox

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New Rochelle Man Indicted for Threatening New Rochelle Cop Who Killed Kamal Flowers

New Rochelle v. La Rocca Moves Towards Trial 8 Years After Parking Lot Incident

Former New Rochelle Catholic School Teacher Admits Sending Nude Photos and Sex Acts to Teen

Westchester Man Arrested in Connection with Assassination Plot Directed from Iran

New Rochelle Athletic Director Steve Young Honored by New York State AD Association

10 Reasons Why Walk Score is the Best Way for Finding Walkable Neighborhoods in the Sound Shore Area

Lianne Merchant Announces Candidacy for Democratic Party Nomination to Represent New Rochelle City Council District 3

Kwamain Dixon Announces Candidacy for New Rochelle Democratic Party Nomination for City Council District 3

Council Member Yadira Ramos-Herbert Announces Run for Democratic Nomination for Mayor

Westchester County Legislator Damon Maher Running for Mayor of New Rochelle

Westchester Legislator Damon Maher Will Not Run for Re-Election

New Rochelle Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Resigns, Effective 6/30

Perfunctory Superintendent Search Suggests New Rochelle Board Has Their Candidate in Hand

New Rochelle Adds Deputy City Manager Title to Development Commissioner Job

Misdemeanor Mental Health Court Launches In Westchester County

VOM Bond Rating Upgraded to ‘AA+’ High Quality and Very Low Credit Risk

New Rochelle High School Nurses Make Narcan Save of Student After Suspected One-Hit Vape Fentanyl OD

No Opioids Found in Vaping Student Given Narcan at New Rochelle High School, Police Say

New Rochelle Traffic Nightmare Begins with 3-Year North Ave Bridge Replacement Project

US Attorney Reaches Settlement With Meta Platforms (Facebook) over Algorithmic Housing Discrimination

FRIDAY MORNING MASSACRE: In Final Act, City Manager Fires Entire New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority Board

Fired New Rochelle Muncipal Housing Authority Commissioners Fire Back

Three Appointed as Replacements for Fired New Rochelle Muncipal Housing Authority Commissioners

Lobbying Effort in Support of Fired New Rochelle Muncipal Housing Authority Board Centers on Bracey Redevelopment

Bronx Man Arrested in New Rochelle Following Dispute on North Avenue

New York State Top 5 in Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Study

New York State Police Issue 32,900+ Tickets During National Holidays DWI Crackdown

Recovering from Ida, Westchester County Announces $7.3M Project to Upgrade the Weaver Street Pumping Station

New Rochelle Police Department Promotes Captain Neil Reynolds to Deputy Police Commissioner, Other Officers

Facing Imminent Charter Revocation, New Rochelle American Legion Post 8 Consents to Monitored Election

Car Pursuit/Manhunt Defendants Arraigned in New Rochelle City Court

New Rochelle Man Fired Shotgun into Apartment Occupied by 2 Adults, 1 Child, Police Say

ATTEMPTED DEATH BY COP: New Rochelle Man Throws Knife at NRPD Officers Responding to Domestic Dispute

Our Biggest Stories of 2022 – by Robert Cox

New Rochelle Manhunt Ends with 3 of 4 Suspects Caught, 1 Escaped; Loaded Glock and Stolen Audi A7 Recovered

Governor Hochul Nominates Hon. Hector D. Lasalle To Be Chief Judge Of The New York State Court Of Appeals

First Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Sales Made In New York State History

New Rochelle Awarded $100,000 by New York State for Climate Smart Communities Grant

New York State Police Investigating Fatal Truck v Truck Crash in Rye

New Rochelle Police Voluntary Firearms Surrender Initiative & Gun Safety Program

Dog Park Could Open in Mamaroneck this Spring

Winged Foot Selected to Host 2028 U.S. Open

Live Music is Better
Live Music is Better

Live Music is Better: Roundup of Artists Performing Live in Westchester County 12 /14

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 12/16

FOIL Wars 12/15

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New Rochelle Police Deputy Comissioner Retires

David Crosby’s ‘Live at the Capitol Theatre’ sells out

State Dragging Feet On Flood Mitigation Dredging: Mamaroneck Officials

Fireball Maker Is Sued Over Bottles That Don’t Contain Whisky

Journal News columnist improperly asked to leave park, probe finds

Resident Input Wanted on Affordable Housing and Community Development Priorities 2/3

Traffic Alert: Crews clear jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-95 south in Larchmont

Long Island Rail Road Service to Grand Central

Rabbi from Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle Says No Shame in Being Single, No Kids

Iowa ‘school choice’ bill: funding students instead of a system

Larchmont orthodontist opens record store for charity

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

The annual reports for the Village of Port Chester Police Department are available

Inside N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s ‘Catastrophic’ Meltdown Over One Judge

Banner Year for Leasing at Stella and Twenty Five Maple Luxury Rental Properties in Downtown New Rochelle

‘I Love You and the Kids’: Heartbreaking Final Message Before Westchester Plane Crash

Rutgers early enrollee Iona Prep Alum QB Ajani Sheppard gives glimpse into Kirk Ciarrocca’s offensive plans

Wife to pay $700,000 to settle federal claim against Rye health care fraudster

Port Chester firefighters called to same house twice in one day

Lawrence Ray Sentenced For Years-Long Predatory Crimes Against Students At Sarah Lawrence College

2 dead after single-engine plane crashes in Westchester County

Governor Hochul Announces $672 Million Electric and Gas Utility Bill Relief for New Yorkers

MHS Election Proposal Could Become Law in Mamaroneck

Public Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: Draft Environmental Assessment for Westchester County Airport – Million Air Redevelopment / Development Project

Three-day grand opening planned for New Rochelle’s Rumble Boxing

Newburgh’s Smokes 4 Less sells fifth $1M-plus lottery ticket in 3 months

FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master

Greenwich Police Charge New Rochelle Man Charged with Assault 3, Disorderly Conduct

Rye Police Blotter: 309 Incidents

Rider Stuns Iona MBB at the Hynes Center, 70-67

An Extraordinary Partnership: Turn Every Page Illustrates the Rare Ideal of Artistic Collaboration

Iona MBB Holds Off Fairfield, 75-69

Inflation Has Moderated Some, but Grocery Shoppers Still Face High Prices

As New Rochelle Loses Its 7th Superintendent in 7 Years, 2021 Runner Up Dr. Alex Marrero Shines

New York State Police special unit raids Troopers PBA offices

Westchester Students Among 2023 Regeneron Society for Science Scholars

PUBLISHER: On Police Blotter It’s One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

America’s public schools are losing students

Port Chester’s rapid development raises concerns in CT, NY

Iona baseball player offers advice to Damar Hamlin following similar injury

Conan O’Brien Interviews New Rochelle Rabbi On Podcast

Waffle House Warrior Dines at Scene of Viral Fight, Reveals Her Favorite Order

Rye Mayor Addresses $3.25 Million Sex Abuse Payout by City

New Rochelle fires Housing Authority Board following HUD letter about issues with apartment complex

The Arc: New Luxury Tower In Downtown New Rochelle Opens Leasing

Hispanic Democrats of Westchester

Rye settles Child Victim Act lawsuit over 1970s abuse for $3.25 million

Police appeal to kids knocking on doors in middle of night dressed as cows to stop

2023 DPW Collection Schedule Now Available Online

Comparing School Districts’ Security Measures: Report

Robert Caro Relaxes by Listening to People Drum in Central Park

New Rye Councilwoman Fontanes Sworn In

Iona MBB Wins 20th Straight at Home; Tops Saint Peter’s 73-55

Georgia football among top schools for 5-star Former Iona Prep DB Ellis Robinson

Family tragedy involving recent New Rochelle High School student

My Neighbors’ Pot Smoke Bothers Me. What Can I Do?

SpotCrime Map of New Rochelle 1/27/23

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