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College of New Rochelle expected to close by end of summer semester

NEW ROCHELLE - The College of New Rochelle announced that it's expected to close by the summer of 2019. College students received a letter Friday to address the closing. Some say they were not aware the school was struggling financially.


Dozens of Charges for Man Who Attempted to Purchase $585 Chanel Sunglasses on Greenwich Ave

On Thursday Feb 21 at about 1:30pm Greenwich Police became aware of possible fraudulent activity at Sunglass Hut store at 260 Greenwich Ave. Officers determined that a man, later identified as Juan M Rodriguez Torres, 34, of 40 Memorial Highway in New Rochelle, had attempted to fraudulently purchase


College Of New Rochelle Likely To Shut Down

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — In spite of recent news reports that the College of New Rochelle was in talks about a partnership with another education institution, a letter sent from school officials to the college community Friday took a different tack.


President Trump blasts Mayor de Blasio's handling of NYCHA buildings

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- There is a ton of anger in public housing - anger directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Federal government, and at the bureaucrats who run NYCHA.


Ousted Deputy Police Commissioner's Company In Westchester Files For Bankruptcy

The hits keep coming for former Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio, whose business is reportedly filing for bankruptcy two weeks after he lost his position for driving a city vehicle with a suspended license.


Police: Woman Throws Coffee In Face Of Would-Be Rapist In Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was arrested Friday after he allegedly followed a 51-year-old woman home and then tried to sexually assault her in Manhattan. It happened in broad daylight around 9:50 a.m. Thursday near Seaman Avenue and Academy Street in the Inwood neighborhood.


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Returns In March In New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — It's that time of the year once again to set your culinary sights on all the good food available in New Rochelle and the rest of the Hudson Valley. The spring 2019 edition of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is right around the corner, and there are nearly 200 participating restauran


Mount Vernon's Fresh Market Distribution

This post was contributed by a community member. Did you know that one in four people in our City don't know where their next meal is coming from? In July of 2017, Mayor Richard Thomas in partnership with the Feeding Westchester began an initiative to tackle hunger in Mount Vernon. This is one of th


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Cashless tolls on I-95 create headaches for drivers

NEW ROCHELLE - New cashless tolls on I-95 are creating a headache for some drivers. Driving along I-95 in either direction, the New York State Thruway's new cashless tolling system near Exit 17 at Larchmont is up and running. There’s also an old toll booth at Exit 16 still standing for now.


New Rochelle Schools, City Government Do Deep Dive into Clothes Recycling Business – But Why?

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Many New Rochelle residents are wondering why the City and School District have entered the for-profit clothes recycling business, inexplicably going into competition with charitable organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army. It is not as if there are not enough places to


Permits Filed for 260 Grand Concourse in Port Morris, Bronx

Permits have been filed for a 12-story apartment building at 260 Grand Concourse in Port Morris, Bronx. Located between East 138th Street and Major Deegan Expressway, the lot is steps away from the 138th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 and 5 trains. Jacob Schwimmer of JCS Realty Group is li


Westchester Felon Found With Loaded Gun At Train Station Pleads Guilty

A Westchester County convict is facing a decade in prison after admitting to illegally possessing a stolen weapon at a Connecticut train station. Mount Vernon resident Michael Lawrence, 26, has pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dati


Heartbroken Owner Reunited With Stolen Dog In Westchester

A homeless man in Westchester County attempted to sell a stolen dog near Mount Vernon that has since been returned to its owner. On Valentine’s Day, Steven Carino, of Bedford, reported that his dog was stolen from his car while it was parked in a Scarsdale shopping center. The missing dog led to a m


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


3rd annual Phenomenal Black Women Luncheon held in New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE - Three women from the New Rochelle community were honored Friday as part of the city’s Black History Month celebrations. The Gathering of Men of New Rochelle is celebrating Black History Month by honoring women in the community.


'Sexually Violent' Offender Convicted Of Sodomizing Boy Reports Move In Mount Vernon

A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sodomizing a 9-year-old boy has reported a move in Westchester County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 51-year-old Pedro Velez, who has moved t


‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional

MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

Police charge 25 people in human trafficking investigation. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Florida, in a human trafficking investigation.


Riverhead Blotter: Bronx man arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in Riverhead

Jermell White, 33, of the Bronx was arrested Sunday afternoon on multiple charges in relation to a domestic incident in Riverhead involving a former girlfriend, according to Riverhead Town police.