Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

March 26, 2023

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound
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3 Dead, 1 Rushed to Hospital, in Suspected Opioid Overdoses in New Rochelle

WEST END SHOOTING: Teen Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter of Fellow New Rochelle High School Student

GETTING RESULTS (VERY SLOWLY): 14 Years Later, New Rochelle Police Announces Partnership with SpotCrime to Provide Free Crime Mapping

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Makes it Rain: Drops $20,000,000 in NY-16

New Rochelle Man Charged with Arson in New Jersey for Setting Fire to His Own Car to Collect Insurance

New York State Police Need Public’s Help with Illegal Dumping in Rye

Parking Valet Pleads Guilty in New Rochelle V.I.P. County Club Stabbing

New Rochelle High School Names 2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

New Rochelle High School Senior Named National Merit Scholar

2 New Rochelle HS Students, Winged Foot Caddies, Awarded Prestigious Westchester Evans Caddie Scholarship

Armed Robbery in Port Chester Involves FBI Safe Streets Task Force

With Support from Teachers Union and “the Squad”, Jamaal Bowman Introduces Legislation to Revolutionize Nation’s Public Schools

Defendant in New Rochelle Taxi Driver Murder Case Back in Westchester County

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 3/24/23

Live Music is Better
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Live Music is Better: Roundup of Artists Performing Live in Westchester County 3/22/23

FOIL Wars 3/23/23

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How City Halls Stymie Civic Engagement with Deliberate Exclusion

Rye mayor, city council entangled in ethical dilemma over trees next door ($)

NY Assembly Democrats vote down rules change to give Capitol reporters more access

NYSDEC 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative

New Rochelle contractor accused of paying day laborers with hot checks

New Owner of Avalon 1 (Halstead Place) Accuses Seller Of Fraud

Mamaroneck Library official resigns as probe deepens into financial improprieties ($)

TikTok lands first major ally in Congress: Rep. Jamaal Bowman

New Rochelle, Yonkers Led Westchester Apartment Building Boom

Iona MBB Head Coach Tobin Anderson to Coach NABC-Reese’s Division I All-Star Game

NY Nears Gas Stove Ban In New Construction: Report

Mamaroneck Schools: New Three-Year Teacher Contract Agreement Reached

SCOTUS Rules Student Need Not Exhaust Administrative Remedies under IDEA to Proceed on ADA Complaint

Former New Rochelle Superintendent Contending with High School shooting: 2 adults shot at school, one in critical condition, police say

VOM Board of Trustees Held Flagrantly Illegal Secret Vote on Mamaroneck Village Manager Contract

Ban on ‘rude’ public comments at town meetings violates Mass state constitution, court rules

Willis Reed, Hall of Fame Center for Champion Knicks, Dies at 80

Iona MBB Head Coach Rick Pitino Resigns; Search For New Leader Well Underway

Westchester Department of Health seeks new office space

SpotCrime Map of New Rochelle 3/26/23

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Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 3/17/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 3/10/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 3/3/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 2/24/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 2/17/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 2/10/23

Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 2/3/23

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound 3/19/23

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Our Biggest Stories of 2022 – by Robert Cox

DEEP DIVE A Primer on Fentanyl Overdoses and Related Toxicology – Introduction

The Noam Bramson Ethics Transcripts: Final Summary with All Raw Transcripts

Timeline of Mayor Noam Bramson pursuing New Rochelle Development Commissioner Position

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

Alec McKenna – Kamal Flowers Archive

Michael Vaccaro – Malik Fogg Archive

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