New Rochelle Board of Education Engages in Reverse-Astroturf Campaign …


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As the community was reeling yesterday from the third major violent incident in 8 days with one assailant still on the loose, school officials were busy crafting propaganda to be sent by school members under the guise of personal emails to their "friends". And herein lies a large problem in our district: a school board more concerned with Public Relations than actually solving problems.

Manhunt for 15-year-old after school stabbing

A manhunt is underway for a 15-year-old New Rochelle High School student accused of stabbing a classmate Thursday during a fight - just eight days after another student was stabbed to death off school grounds, reports said. The student was caught on video fleeing school grounds around 8:50 a.m. after getting into a fight with a 16-year-old male classmate and stabbing him twice in his left torso, Lohud reported , citing an alert sent to faculty.

Police Presence Beefed Up Outside New Rochelle HS After Latest Stabbing

The New Rochelle Police Department will have an increased uniformed presence at the high school moving forward, according to city and school officials following the third violent stabbing incident in a little over a week. In a joint statement released Thursday afternoon following the third stabbing incident reported near the high school in five days, city and school officials stated that "there is no higher priority than the safety of our children, and there is no asset of greater importance to New Rochelle than public confidence in our schools."

Access To New Rochelle HS Tightened After Latest Violent Incident

Access to the New Rochelle High School is being "tightly controlled" following a stabbing incident in the building on Thursday morning. According to police, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, the department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and a 15-year-old suspect was seen on video fleeing the building.

Third student stabbed at New Rochelle High School

Boy stabbed in the THIRD attack at a high school in just a week - after a 16-year-old girl died 'when a bully knifed her' at a nearby Dunkin' Donuts A 16-year-old boy was stabbed twice in left torso at New Rochelle High School Thursday morning, causing a lockdown Less than 24 hours earlier, a 15-year-old student was knifed while ordering food at a pizzeria near campus On January 10, New Rochelle student Valaree Megan Schwab, 16, died in hospital after being stabbed twice, allegedly by classmate Z'Inah Brown, 16 Police said Z'Inah used a steak knife to carry out the attack outside a Dunkin' Donuts near their school A 16-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight at New Rochelle High School in New York on Thursday morning, more than a week after another student at the same school was knifed to death off campus.

New Rochelle High School Student Z’inah Brown Appears in Court on…


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New Rochelle High School Student Z'inah Brown Appears in Court on Murder Charge as Case Heads to Grand Jury New Rochelle High School Student Z'inah Brown Appears in Court on Murder Charge as Case Heads to Grand Jury NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School student Z'inah Brown appeared in City Court of New Rochelle this afternoon before Judge Anthony Carbone less than a week after she was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of classmate Valeree Schwab. Brown was dressed in a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants and the same gray and maroon Nike sneakers she wore last week at her arraignment, this time with the shoelaces removed.

Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school. Upon arrival, officers stopped a 15-year-old, who had been approached by a group of seven teenage students while inside the restaurant ordering.

New Rochelle High Schools Students in Off-Campus Melee, 1 Seriously Injured


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Dozens of New Rochelle High School students were detained by New Rochelle Police looking for weapons following a melee at a popular pizza spot across the street from the school. The victim was eating alone at Gemmelli Pizzeria at 752 North Avenue when witnesses say a group of students attacked the student.

New Rochelle High Schools Students in Off-Campus Melee, 1 Seriously Injured


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Dozens of New Rochelle High School students were detained by New Rochelle Police looking for weapons following a melee at a popular pizza spot across the street from the school. The victim was eating alone at Gemmelli Pizzeria at 752 North Avenue when witnesses say a group of students attacked the student.

Teen Accused In Fatal Stabbing Of New Rochelle HS Student Appears In Court

The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday. Z'inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, leading to her death.

Teen Accused In Fatal Stabbing Of New Rochelle HS Student Appears In Court

The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday. Z'inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, leading to her death.

Cast Announced for RAGTIME

Revival Theatre Company proudly opens its fourth season with Ragtime in Concert written by Terrence McNally, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Ragtime, set in early 20th century New York City, introduces the American experience through three different perspectives: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.

New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

The New Rochelle School District is cooperating with the local police department as the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a student last week continues. Last week, Z'inah Brown, 16, of Yonkers surrendered herself into the custody of the New Rochelle Police Department, where she was booked for second-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing Valaree Schwab outside Dunkin' Donuts on North Avenue.

Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September. Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year.

Iona shoot 57 percent from arc in 91-64 victory over Rider

Schadrac Casimir scored 15 points, Deyshonee Much 14 and Iona shot 57 percent from the arc in beating Rider 91-64 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Schadrac Casimir scored 15 points, Deyshonee Much 14 and Iona shot 57 percent from the arc in beating Rider 91-64 on Sunday. The Gaels made 16 of 28 3-point tries with Much and Jan Svandrlik, who scored 12 points, sinking four each.

The New Rochelle Way


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Here's how Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian G. Osborne described "The New Rochelle Way" on WVOX Radio-1460AM this morning: "We're building it together, and it's really steeped in the kind of optimism, teamwork and child centeredness that our staff brings to work every day." The 13-minute interview touched on improvements the school system is making, the importance of making school building conditions a top priority and how the District has "righted the ship fiscally."

Men’s Basketball Drops Close Game at the Barclays Center


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For the second time in their brief history, The College of New Rochelle's men's basketball team had the great honor of playing at the Barclays Center, home of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets. This year's game turned out to be a wild one as the Blue Angels lost to the College of St. Elizabeth Eagles by the score of 98 - 96. The first half had seven ties and eight lead changes in what was a back and forth affair.

Monroe College Mourns the Loss of Dazzmen Johnson


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... Jan. 11, to reflect and celebrate Dazzmen's life. The remembrance will take place in the Gaddy Courtyard on the New Rochelle campus. As well, a moment of silence will be held in Dazzmen's honor just before the start of the men's basketball game ...

Siena men’s basketball needs to come of age

... errors against Manhattan (8-9, 3-2) at Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday at 7 p.m. They stayed in a hotel in New Rochelle on Friday rather than drive back-and-forth from Loudonville. "Got to try to get a split anytime you go on the road for two games,'' ...

Schneider: It’s time to retire Social Security numbers

On Dec. 1, 1936, government administrator Joe Fay walked over to a stack of cards in his Baltimore office, plucked the first piece of paper off the top, and made a historic announcement. Written on the card was the name of John David Sweeney, a 23-year old shipping clerk from New Rochelle, N.Y. By having his name announced, Sweeney was the first record entered into a new government program called "Social Security."

Iona pulls away late to earn a 71-69 win over rival Siena

Schadrac Casimir scored 17points, including a key layup that pushed the lead to six points with just under two minutes remaining, and Iona knocked off Siena NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Schadrac Casimir scored 17points, including a key layup that pushed the lead to six points with just under two minutes remaining, and Iona knocked off Siena 71-69 in a Metro Atlantic battle of long-time rivals Thursday. The game was the 111th meeting between the schools.

Time to retire Social Security numbers


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On Dec. 1, 1936, government administrator Joe Fay walked over to a stack of cards in his Baltimore office, plucked the first piece of paper off the top, and made a historic announcement. Written on the card was the name of John David Sweeney, a 23-year old shipping clerk from New Rochelle, N.Y. By having his name announced, Sweeney was the first record entered into a new government program called "Social Security."

New Rochelle High School Student Fatally Stabbed

A 16-year-old New Rochelle high school student has died after being stabbed in a fight at a local Dunkin Donuts. Valeree Schwab was with another teenage boy when the two got into a fight with a group of at least six teenagers inside the coffee shop across from Iona College Wednesday afternoon.