Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

February 6, 2022

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

A list of links from the past week curated by Robert Cox for the Westchester Sound Shore Community — after a holiday/moving hiatus.

Words in Edgewise: Two Very Different Responses to Very Similar Murders

Why Did New Rochelle Students Unexpectedly Receive EBT Cards with More Than $1,000

Stark Stonewalling and Coverup at New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Continues

Manhole Explosion, Fire on North Avenue Across from New Rochelle Police Headquarters

Operation Casper and West End Shooting: Multiple Ghost Gun Arrests 100 Feet, 10 Hours Apart

Congressman Jamaal Bowman Consoles New Rochelle School Community in Wake of West End Shooting

New York State Legislature Redistricting Plan Splits Sound Shore, Moves Most into Long Island

New Rochelle’s West End Teen Shooter Was Walking Home From School When He Opened Fire; Built Ghost Guns in His Bedroom

New Rochelle’s West End Teen Shooter Charged with Murder in First Court Appearance

Near-Fatal Stabbing, Shooting Death Of 16-Year-Old Over Last 5 Days Rock New Rochelle

3 Tractor Trailers Jackknife on I-95 Between Larchmont and New Rochelle, Injuries

Shooting in New Rochelle’s West End – 7 Shots Fired; NRHS Student Shoots, Kills Another Student

New Rochelle Catholic High School Teacher Sent Sex Acts Photos to 15-Year-Old Boy, Says DA

New Rochelle Police Charge New Rochelle Man for Weapons After Vehicle is Impounded

New Rochelle Police Arrest 17-Year-Old from Yonkers in Lincoln Avenue Stabbing

New Rochelle Superintendent’s Town Hall Focuses on Community Unity, Supporting Student Achievement, and COVID Safety

Water Main Break in Blizzard in Downtown New Rochelle (video)

New Rochelle Police Commissioner Again Honors Cop Who Killed Kamal Flowers — and Divulges McKenna’s New Work Assignment

New Rochelle Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola, Westchester DA Mimi Rocah Remarks on West End Teen Shooting at Ghost Guns Presser

Bronx Man on Parole for Attempted Murder Arrested by New Rochelle Police on Gun, Car Theft Charges, Along with Three Juveniles

More Than 100 Firearms Seized Following Lengthy Investigation into Illegal Weapons, Ghost Guns in Westchester and Putnam Counties

Former New Rochelle Schools Employee Charged with Felony for Violating Order of Protection in Domestic Violence Case

Jamaal Bowman Issues Statement Following Voting Rights Arrest

GETTING RESULTS: After 7 Years, New Rochelle BOE Finally Acknowledges Catastrophic Student Enrollment Decline

High-Ranking New Rochelle School Administrator to “Unexpectedly Retire”

Following Arraignment in New Rochelle, Louis Apicella, a Former BOE Employee, Attempts to Run Over Journalist with Car

Catastrophic Collapse of New Rochelle Schools’ Student Enrollment Accelerates; Below 10,000 for First Time in a Decade

Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Murder Elderly New Rochelle Man She Married to Illegally Obtain Citizenship

Queens Man Facing Multiple Violent Felony Charges for DV Shooting in New Rochelle

New York Governor Signs Off on Commercial Development of New Rochelle Armory

New Rochelle Man in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run by Drunk Driver, Says NRPD

Nightmare on the Isle of San Souci: Part VI — Phil Colasuonno Sued by Feds for $2.5 mm in Criminal Tax Case

Connecticut Man Found with a Pound of Marijuana by New York State Police in Mamaroneck

Yolanda Vega retires from New York Lottery

Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000 Sold in Larchmont

$1 Million Powerball ticket Sold in New Rochelle

Take 5 Top-Prize Winner Sold in New Rochelle

Elsewhere on the Web

Frank Serpico finally gets his NYPD Medal of Honor certificate

Community Leaders Demand Apology From Mayor Spano For Comments About Congressman Bowman

Yonkers Mayor Spano Looking to Primary Congressman Jamaal Bowman

New Rochelle temple holds service to address comments made by Whoopi Goldberg

Black History Month: Musicians Affiliated With Harlem Baptist Church Raise The Roof at The Ursuline School

Eddie Vedder and The Earthlings Perform Private Concert at The Capitol Theatre

John Hopkins Study: lockdowns in Europe and the United States only reduced COVID-19 mortality by 0.2% on average”

New Rochelle Expands Job Training and Business Support for Local Residents and MWBEs

The College Board releases information about the future of the SAT exam

2022 Best State to Retire is Not #48 Ranked New York

Former NFL star Jerome Bettis returns to Notre Dame 30 years later to get his degree

Westchester wastewater used to track Omicron variant

Iona MBB Tops Siena, 74-57, To Improve To 9-0 In MAAC Play

Family Home Destroyed by Fire, Donation Page

Historic Mamaroneck ‘Leatherstocking’ Murals Will Be Lost

Fake OSHA Card Reveals Vast Criminal ID Scheme

RHS Assistant Principal Chosen as New Principal

Rye Brook Police Looking For Serial Vandals

New Rochelle Girl Scouts Win Ridge Hill Holiday Tree Competition

New Rochelle / Nationals Pitcher on David Cone Podcast

Giants Hire Joe Schoen From Bills as General Manager

Mamaroneck Finally Receiving Much-Needed Funds For Flood Mitigation Projects

Man Chips Tooth Biting Into Lucky Baby In 3 Kings Cake: Cops

Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman arrested at Capitol protest about election bill failure

Port Chester schools return to normal after shooting scare

Rye City Council Appointments Raise Questions

Home Depot New Rochelle Worker, a Bronx Mom, is Freezing with Autistic Sons After Landlord’s Death

Firefighters battle flames and bitter cold in New Rochelle

Mill Creek Announces Start of Preleasing at Modera New Rochelle

RXR Launches Leasing at New Rochelle Tower

New Rochelle Parish Welcomes Back Renowned Dandini Painting

New Rochelle company says Walmart refuses to honor $45M disposable gloves deals

ShopRite store in New Rochelle debuts online grocery pickup pod

Iona MBB Takes Manhattan, 88-76

Iona MBB Pulls Away In Second Half In 78-55 Win Over Niagara

Reginald Lafayette, Westchester Democratic leader, dies at 69

Carl Bennett, Founder of Caldor Discount Stores, Dies at 101

Iona MBB Drops Nail-Biter at Saint Louis, 68-67

Larchmont and Mamaroneck Village Police Blotters

Lou Young Sworn in as Mamaroneck Village Trustee

Driver Killed In Manhattan Car Crash Identified As Rye Brook Man

Fake At-Home Covid Testing Kits Are Everywhere — Here’s How to Avoid Them

COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits Distributed by New York State to School Districts

New data shows nearly 4 percent of people out due to bail changes were rearrested for violent felonies

New Rochelle Advances Plans on an Ambitious Redevelopment Effort

Kenneth Rudolph Obituary

Mamaroneck Gets $85K From DOJ For Police Body Cams

The Voice Mail Message From John Madden That I’ll Never Forget

Newburgh SD confirms it will pay embattled superintendent nearly $1M to resign

Albany Mayor’s Director of Operations Leaving State Capitol for Rye

Reported seismic-like event 1/2 mile south of New Rochelle

Former New Rochelle School Employee Katherine A. Umbro Dies, 67

He Paid $30 for a Drawing. It Could Be a Renaissance Work Worth Millions.

Secret Service Seized $1.2 billion Stolen Through Pandemic Unemployment Insurance and PPP Loan Fraud

Mets hire Buck Showalter as next manager

Monroe College Announces Departure of Head Football Coach

Mamaroneck Mayor Rips Larchmont as Cable Rift Deepens


Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound December 19, 2021

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound December 12, 2021

Deep Dives

Inside the New Rochelle Police Department Clown Show – Table of Contents

Series: Nightmare on the Isle of Sans Souci

Printhouse of Horrors Series

Alec McKenna – Kamal Flowers Archive

Michael Vaccaro – Malik Fogg Archive

Analysis of School Enrollment Projections for New Rochelle Schools 2015 – 2021

Investigation into 2020 New Rochelle School Election

A History of New Rochelle Alternative High School 1970 to 2020

Case History of Apex Grade Inflation at New Rochelle High School

Analysis of Outside Investigation into Apex Grade Inflation at New Rochelle High School


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