Riverdale's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:40:02 -0400 HamletHub.com We are not going to SING!...in the Rain Tonight. Entergy Screening Rescheduled for Sept 8 http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4072-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-84072-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8 http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4072-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-84072-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8

With rain in the forecast for just about the entire day, tonight's Entergy Screening of SING will take place on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th.

Editor's note: HamletHub is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly event! Thanks to Sharc Creative for all you do for communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

‘Entergy Screenings Under the Stars’ brings you SING to the big screen on Friday, September 8 at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The movie will begin at sundown, approximately 7:15pm. You are invited to arrive at 5:00 pm to enjoy Food Trucks on site including Walters Hot Dogs and Jimmy's Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck.

The movies will be projected on a 50 ft screen and guests are welcome to arrive before showtime and set up their seating. Entrance has been made free thanks to host Westchester County Parks, Produced by Sharc Creative and truly made possible by Entergy. All other sponsors include Westchester Parks Foundation, ENT and Allergy, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, JP McHale Pest Management, Zaccagnino Electric, Metro North Railroad, along with media partners including 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, HamletHub, Inspiria Outdoor, Westchester Magazine and Westchester Talk Radio.

Special thank you to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Westchester County Commissioner Kathleen O'Connor for helping to make all of this possible.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:09 -0400
It's the final days of summer! Visit the Bronx Zoo http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4070-it-s-the-final-days-of-summer-visit-the-bronx-zoo4070-it-s-the-final-days-of-summer-visit-the-bronx-zoo http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4070-it-s-the-final-days-of-summer-visit-the-bronx-zoo4070-it-s-the-final-days-of-summer-visit-the-bronx-zoo

The Bronx Zoo always has something going on! This summer, the Zoo unveiled their Nature Trek a Total Experience exhibit where participants climb and crawl to new heights! 

Check out this link to see what's going on this week, and what's to come!

*Image courtesy of The Bronx Zoo.

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jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Places Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:53:19 -0400
Great events this week at New York Botanical Gardens http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4069-new-york-botanical-gardens-have-some-great-events-this-week4069-new-york-botanical-gardens-have-some-great-events-this-week http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4069-new-york-botanical-gardens-have-some-great-events-this-week4069-new-york-botanical-gardens-have-some-great-events-this-week

With the summer quickly coming to a close, this is the perfect time to take advantage of a local treasure: the New York Botanical Gardens. Aside from self-guided tours through the garden, there are a lot of events going on this week and all the time to be a part of. Check out this weeks events here, including a farmers market, guided tours of specific areas, outdoor music, and an exquisite art exhibit that won't be here much longer.

Image courtesy of New York Botanical Gardens

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jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Places Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:08:38 -0400
International Company Opens in Yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4071-international-company-opens-in-yonkers4071-international-company-opens-in-yonkers http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4071-international-company-opens-in-yonkers4071-international-company-opens-in-yonkers


 AOTI Inc. announced today that its fully owned USA-operating subsidiary, Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc., has recently opened a New York City Office in Yonkers, New York to support the ever-increasing usage of its unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location has also been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) under the company's DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services.

Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. New York Team at the New York City Office Grand Opening

"We are absolutely delighted to be opening our first DMEPOS accredited East Coast hub that is a natural evolution for our growing company and will allow for our unique Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy to be provided even more seamlessly to Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicaid and Medicare patients moving forward," stated Dr. Mike Griffiths, CEO and President of AOTI.

Additionally, AOTI Inc. announced that its Diamond Sponsorship of the 2017 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit in Teaneck, New Jersey, held this past weekend, had been a great success, with both lectures and workshops highlighting the significant clinical benefits of TWO2 therapy being packed close to capacity.

Dr. Griffiths added "AOTI is dedicated to developing the strongest scientific evidence to support the healing and health economic outcomes achieved by our unique TWO2 homecare therapy. Such targeted events as these allow dedicated wound care physicians to receive both evidence based education, along with invaluable hands-on experience in the use of our patented therapy."

About AOTI
AOTI Inc. is a leading international company providing innovative solutions to resolve severe and chronic wounds worldwide. Our products reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of life for patients with these debilitating illnesses. Our patented non-invasive Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy is unsurpassed in fully closing Diabetic, Venous and Pressure ulcers alike. AOTI is a private company based in Oceanside, California USA and Galway, Ireland with offices throughout the globe. For more information, see: www.aotinc.net

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aseward100@aol.com (AOTI) Places Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:55:16 -0400
New York State Council on Women and Girls http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4068-new-york-state-council-on-women-and-girls4068-new-york-state-council-on-women-and-girls http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4068-new-york-state-council-on-women-and-girls4068-new-york-state-council-on-women-and-girls

PROTECTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, Governor Cuomo established the New York State Council on Women and Girls to recognize and advance women's rights within our State. The Council provides a coordinated State response to issues that particularly impact the lives of women and girls, focusing on nine areas of impact:

Education, Economic Opportunity, Workforce Equity, Leadership, Health Care, Child Care, Safety, STEM, and Intersectionality.

The Council is composed of the Commissioners and Leaders of our State agencies, who are tasked with ensuring that every future policy and program enacted must take into consideration the rights of women and girls in New York State. A Steering Committee is made of top-level leaders from foundations, academia, non-profits, the media, and the private sector.

STANDING WITH WOMEN

Making an Impact for Women in New York

The Council

Membership is comprised of the heads of each State agency, as well as a Steering Committee of women outside of State government.

Areas of Impact

The Council will focus on nine areas that particularly impact the lives of women and girls.

Why States Need To Step Up Now To Protect Women & Girls

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor & Chairwoman) Life Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:38:00 -0400
Scarpino Announces the Opening of the Office of Immigrant Affairs http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4065-scarpino-announces-the-opening-of-the-office-of-immigrant-affairs4065-scarpino-announces-the-opening-of-the-office-of-immigrant-affairs http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4065-scarpino-announces-the-opening-of-the-office-of-immigrant-affairs4065-scarpino-announces-the-opening-of-the-office-of-immigrant-affairs

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced the creation of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), which will be dedicated to assist various immigrant communities navigate the criminal justice system.

“Too often, members of the immigrant community are victims of crimes of economic exploitation or crimes of violence. With the creation of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, there will be one point of contact within the District Attorney’s Office where immigrants will be able to receive help” said D.A. Scarpino. As of the 2010 census, the Hispanic population in Westchester County was close to 22 percent. As such, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office handles many cases involving this community.

Victimized immigrants may report any type of crime, including violent crimes, human trafficking, domestic violence and fraud. The emphasis will be on making the process easier for immigrants to come forward to be a witness to a crime and not fear that they will be deported. “This office will provide better coordination of these prosecutions and provide greater outreach to the immigrant community” said Scarpino.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office has joined the New York State District Attorneys League of Immigrant Affairs (DALIA), an organization committed to protecting all the residents of their respective counties, when they become victims of crimes. As a member of DALIA, we join with the District Attorneys of New York County, Queens, Kings, Nassau, Orange and the Bronx. Regardless of status, OIA will assist members of the immigrant community who have fallen victim of crimes to obtain justice within our legal system:

  • The OIA will ensure that complaints received through the hotline or website, are directed to the  appropriate bureau within our office.
  • As part of this initiative, we will be undertaking outreach and education efforts, and working with advocates to spread the word about the new OIA.
  • In addition to examining crimes targeting the immigrant community, the OIA will serve as a liaison to foster cooperation—we want victims and witnesses to work with us to investigate and prosecute cases.
  • OIA will assist members of Westchester’s immigrant communities navigate and access the criminal justice system.  Immigrants are often exploited for their vulnerability and are often unfamiliar with their rights.

Common schemes targeting immigrant residents:

  • “Notarios”, or others that represent themselves as attorneys who can provide legal advice or promise to process immigration paperwork
  • Individuals pretending to be ICE agents that promise special treatment or demand payments in order to avoid deportation
  • Persons or business that promise to provide employment or work visas that they cannot provide
  •  False investment opportunities
  • Sale of fake government documents, such as social security cards and passports
  • Businesses that hire immigrants to work on construction projects but fail to pay wages

In creating the Office of Immigrant Affairs, District Attorney Scarpino also announced that Lila E. Kirton, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Office’s Bureau of Strategic Planning and Community Outreach will serve as its inaugural director. In addition to being the daughter of immigrants, Lila brings many years of prosecutorial experience having served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens as well as having worked in the office of the New York State Attorney General. She will build upon the extensive program of public education and outreach efforts already undertaken by the Bureau and serve as a liaison to immigrant communities in Westchester, to make them aware of how to access the criminal justice system if they are victimized and to assist with questions or concerns, and coordinate with the appropriate bureaus and divisions within the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.

Anyone who believes that he or she may have been the victim of a crime is encouraged to call the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office of Immigrant Affairs hotline at (914) 995-1616.

The Immigrant Affairs Unit was expressly created to serve members of all immigrant communities, regardless of immigration status.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Westchester DA) Politics Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:44:15 -0400
Interested in becoming a NYS Trooper? Recruitment is Underway! http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4066-interested-in-becoming-a-nys-trooper-recruitment-is-underway4066-interested-in-becoming-a-nys-trooper-recruitment-is-underway http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4066-interested-in-becoming-a-nys-trooper-recruitment-is-underway4066-interested-in-becoming-a-nys-trooper-recruitment-is-underway

The New York State Police continues to look for qualified applicants who are interested in becoming New York State Troopers.  The New York State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and encourages all individuals interested in public service to apply. 

We are seeking candidates who meet the qualifications to take the trooper examination which will be offered on four separate Saturdays in October in both Dutchess and Westchester Counties, as well as numerous locations across the state. 
 
Those interested in becoming a New York State Trooper can apply on-line at: www.NYTROOPER.com.  The Troop K recruiter can be reached at (845) 677-7378, or by e-mail at krecruit@troopers.ny.gov  to answer any questions you may have.   If you have any immediate questions, contact Troop K headquarters at (845) 677-7300 or stop by any of our stations throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester to obtain recruitment literature on the State Police Career.
 
Opportunities within the State Police include training and membership in specialized units as well as opportunities for advancement through the State Police ranks. Some of the specialized areas of expertise include positions such as: Crime Scene Evidence Technicians; Field Training Officers; K-9 Handlers; Firearms Instructors and Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstructionists. Troopers are also eligible for assignments to specialized details and units including:  the Aviation unit; the State Police Dive Team; the Special Operations Response Team; the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team; and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.  Troopers may also pursue assignments as investigators in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation or in a variety of other specialized units. 
 
To sign up to take the examination, visit https://troopers.ny.gov/Exam-Internet/step1.jsf.  Applicants can use PayPal to pay for the application fee in addition to a Visa or Master Card. The application has also been optimized for mobile devices such that anyone who wishes to use their phone or other portable device will find the process user friendly. To help reduce paper and mailing costs, applicants with military service can now upload their supporting documents as PDF or scanned images directly into their application. Lastly, applicants that provide an e-mail address will receive confirmation of their application submission. Notifications will also be sent when updates, such as changing a testing location or date, are made to their application on-line. 
  


 
On-line applications must be submitted by September 1, 2017.  Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a maximum of four years.
 
Currently, a Trooper’s starting salary is $53,993 during Academy training.  Upon Academy graduation, the salary increases to $71,712 and after one year to $76,381, with additional salary steps during the first five years of service.  After 5 years, a Trooper’s salary increases to $90,827, with additional longevity payments through 25 years of service.  Additional location compensation is provided for troopers assigned to NYC, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.



QUALIFICATIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE TROOPER
 
       Must be a citizen of the United States and be at least 20 years old by the application deadline, September 1, 2017.
 
       Must not have reached their 30th birthday by the date of the application deadline. Except the maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active Federal military duty – up to a maximum of 6 years.

AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT:
 
       Must be at least 21 years old to be appointed.
 
       Must be appointed prior to 36th birthday, except the maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active Federal military duty – up to a maximum of 6 years.
 
       Must be a New York State resident and have a valid New York State driver’s license at time of appointment.
 
       Must be able to pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT): sit-ups, push-ups and a one-and-one-half mile run.
 
       Must be able to work rotating shifts any day of the week, including holidays.
 
       Vision Requirements: uncorrected – no worse than 20/100 in each eye able to be corrected to 20/20 in each eye. Correction may be achieved using glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Color blindness is disqualifying.
 
      Must comply with New York State policy which requires all members to present a neat and professional appearance at all times. Tattoos, brands, body piercings and other body art shall not be visible while a member is in uniform or other business attire. The uniform includes the short sleeve shirt open at the front of the neck. In addition to visibility, some tattoos or brands may have symbolic meanings that are inconsistent with the values of the New York State Police.
 
       Must possess a :
 
       Graduate certificate from senior high school, Or,
 
       New York State High School Equivalency Diploma, Or
 
       Military GED certificate, Or
 
       High School Equivalency diploma from another state converted to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma,

AND
 
       Must have completed 60 college credit hours at an accredited college or university at time of appointment.

Exceptions: 30 college credits may be waived, if the candidate has either:
 
Received an Honorable Discharge from the United States military after two years of active military service;
 
      -or-
 
Successfully completed a Certified Police Officer Training Course approved by, or equivalent to a course approved by, the New York State Municipal Police Training council. A certified Peace Officer Training course does not qualify.
 
       Must be of good moral character. A felony conviction or a dishonorable discharge, from any military service, is an automatic disqualifier.
 
       Must successfully complete a medical examination, vision test, hearing test, background investigation including polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation to be appointed.
 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (NYS Police) Public safety Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:55:36 -0400
Westchester County Airport Debate Today on Westchester Eye on the Radio http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/15-todays-events/4067-westchester-county-airport-debate4067-westchester-county-airport-debate http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/15-todays-events/4067-westchester-county-airport-debate4067-westchester-county-airport-debate

The debate for privatization of the Westchester County airport rages on. Several groups including the Federated Conservationists are opposed. Tune in today, Monday, August 14, to Westchester Eye on the Radio, WVOX 1460AM at 3pm for a discussion about the pros and cons of the deal. Also streamed live on wvox.com.

Check out the show to stay in the know. Call in for comment 914-636-0110

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Todays events Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:15:55 -0400
Yonkers Business Gets Big Award http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4063-yonkers-business-gets-big-award4063-yonkers-business-gets-big-award http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4063-yonkers-business-gets-big-award4063-yonkers-business-gets-big-award

 Crestwood Technology Group (CTG), was recently selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, as their 2016 Suppler of the Year for the S-76® Helicopter Program. At a ceremony held in West Palm Beach, FL, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz and Senior Vice President of Operations John Palumbo presented awards to each of the helicopter manufacturer's 7 programs. In total, 22 top suppliers were honored for their 2016 performance. The award recognizes CTG's continued support and commitment to providing Sikorsky with innovative, cost efficient and quality driven Supply Chain Solutions.

 
CTG accepts Sikorsky's 2016 Supplier of the Year Award. From left to right: CTG Chief Sales Officer Mike Boyd and Sr. Corporate Account Manager Karen Thacke, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz. © Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 2016. All rights reserved.

"This is a momentous achievement for CTG," said Mike Boyd, Chief of Sales. "It takes dynamic teamwork and a dedicated company-wide approach to consistently deliver a product that meets Sikorsky's stringent quality standards. This award is an acknowledgment of our employees' dedication and hard-work."

About CTG
CTG is an AS9120-certified small business that provides customizable Supply Chain Solutions, delivering the right readiness at the right cost to the Government, Defense, and Commercial Aviation markets. The company is headquartered in Yonkers, NY. For more information, visit www.CTG123.com

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aseward100@aol.com (Crestwood Technology Group) Neighbors Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:42:12 -0400
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in New York http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4064-american-pickers-to-film-in-new-york4064-american-pickers-to-film-in-new-york http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4064-american-pickers-to-film-in-new-york4064-american-pickers-to-film-in-new-york

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New York! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in September 2017!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:

americanpickers@cineflix.com  or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick 

 

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cineflix Productions) Life Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:19:29 -0400
Yonkers Taco Truck Robbery http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4062-yonkers-taco-truck-robbery4062-yonkers-taco-truck-robbery http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4062-yonkers-taco-truck-robbery4062-yonkers-taco-truck-robbery

 

 

Taco Truck Robbed at Gun Point

On August 8th, 2017, at 2:55am, a Taco Truck was robbed  at gun point. The truck is a well known fixture at 262 S. Broadway. Painted in the red, white and green colors of the Mexican flag, it parks overnight to accommodate night shift workers and after hour diners.

It is reported that the proceeds of the robbery were approximately  $900.The suspects are described as are two male blacks  approximately 20 year of age.

They fled in the direction of New School Street. Police are continuing to investigate.

Check out www.yonkersvoice.com for more into.  Click here for video. 

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:41:54 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars brings SING to Kensico Dam Plaza on August 18 http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4060-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-184060-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18 http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4060-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-184060-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18

Editor's note: HamletHub is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly event! Thanks to Sharc Creative for all you do for communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

‘Entergy Screenings Under the Stars’ brings you SING to the big screen on Friday August 18th at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The movie will begin at sundown. Food Trucks on site include Walters Hot Dogs and Jimmy's Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck.

The movies will be projected on a 50 ft screen and guests are welcome to arrive before showtime and set up their seating. Entrance has been made free thanks to host Westchester County Parks, Produced by Sharc Creative and truly made possible by Entergy. All other sponsors inclu

Westchester Parks Foundation, ENT and Allergy, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, JP McHale Pest Management, Zaccagnino Electric, Metro North Railroad, along with media partners including 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, HamletHub, Inspiria Outdoor, Westchester Magazine and Westchester Talk Radio.

Special thank you to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Westchester County Commissioner Kathleen O'Connor for helping to make all of this possible.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:48:25 -0400
Mexican Fusion Restaurant in New Rochelle Hosts Grand Opening http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4061-mexican-fusion-restaurant-in-new-rochelle-hosts-grand-opening4061-mexican-fusion-restaurant-in-new-rochelle-hosts-grand-opening http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4061-mexican-fusion-restaurant-in-new-rochelle-hosts-grand-opening4061-mexican-fusion-restaurant-in-new-rochelle-hosts-grand-opening

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of La Casona

A Mexican Fusion Restaurant in New Rochelle, NY

Foodies & residents of Westchester, prepare yourselves for a unique dining experience that will captivate your senses. Monica Franco-Tejeda & Gabriela Barragan proudly announce the Grand Opening of their restaurant, La Casona, on August 10th with the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and New Rochelle’s Mayor Noam Bramson.  The festivities kick off with a reception and ceremony at 2 PM and will continue the entire weekend with drink and food specials.  The restaurant is located in the heart of the Mexican neighborhood in the West End of New Rochelle on 238 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle.

La Casona is the first Authentic Mexican Fusion Dining Restaurant in Westchester, which fuses the rich culinary heritage of the Mexican cuisine with an exciting modern twist.   Specialties include Fish Tacos topped with spicy cabbage slaw on homemade tortillas, an exquisitely seasoned crab cake served over a bed of their signature guacamole recipe, as well as traditional Mexican offerings such as:  enchiladas, quesadillas & fajitas.   Guest can complete their amazing dining experience with their deliciously crafted desserts, including Xocoalt, a flourless chocolate lava cake with a hint of Mexican spices, Guava Crème Brulee and homemade Churros.

La Casona is modeled after a traditional quaint Mexican home with exposed wooded beams, stone tile floors and rustic lighting.   The ambiance was designed to provide diners with a warm, authentic setting that is sophisticated and comfortable. 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jennifer Lanser) Places Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:04:47 -0400
Guess HOO has moved from Queens to The Bronx http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4059-guess-hoo-has-moved-from-queens-to-the-bronx4059-guess-hoo-has-moved-from-queens-to-the-bronx http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4059-guess-hoo-has-moved-from-queens-to-the-bronx4059-guess-hoo-has-moved-from-queens-to-the-bronx

New Borough for Burrowing Owls

"A few burrowing owls have swapped boroughs!" states The Bronx Zoo.

That's right, the Zoo reports that four burrowing owls from Queens Zoo have taken residence in the Bronx!

"As their name implies, the tiny owls dig deep holes for nesting and breeding," the Bronx Zoo says. 

They're on exhibit now at Birds of Prey.

Purchase tickets to The Bronx Zoo here.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Neighbors Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:05:27 -0400
65 New York Schools Make Forbes Top College List http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4057-65-new-york-schools-make-forbes-top-college-list4057-65-new-york-schools-make-forbes-top-college-list http://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4057-65-new-york-schools-make-forbes-top-college-list4057-65-new-york-schools-make-forbes-top-college-list

Sixty-Five of America's Top Colleges are in New York


Now in its 10th year, the Forbes Top Colleges ranking has always placed its focus solely on the direct benefits a college or university provides its students. "Favoring output over input, we eschew common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment and freshmen SAT scores – numbers that say far more about a school’s prestige than its actual effectiveness – and instead favor variables like alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction," says FORBES.

Post-graduate success, debt, student experience, graduation rate, academic success, alumni list, retention rate, student academic and scholarship awards, and earned doctorates are all used to determine placement on the Forbes list, as well.

According to CollegeStats, there are over 400 colleges in New York, including private and public institutions. Sixty-five school in New York made the Forbes of America's Top Colleges. Here they are, straight from the newest list published this past Wednesday.

#14: Columbia University

#15: Cornell University

#24: US Military Academy

#42: Colgate University

#50: Vassar College

#51: US Merchant Marine Academy

#52: New York University

#54: Barnard College

#62: Cooper Union

#65: Hamilton College

#75: Yeshiva University

#85: University of Rochester

#94: Skidmore College

#111: Union College (NY)

#121: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

#127: Binghampton University, SUNY

#132: Fordham University

#144: Syracuse University

#159: Geneseo, SUNY

#168: Clarkson University

#172: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

#179: St. Lawrence University

#181: Manhattan College

#186: Sarah Lawrence College

#187: Stony Brook University, SUNY

#191: Bard College

#196: University at Buffalo, SUNY

#200: Baruch College, CUNY

#220: Marist College

#237: Ithaca College

#256: Maritime College, SUNY

#261: The New School

#288: Siena College

#290: Queens College, CUNY

#296: College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY

#297: University at Albany, SUNY

#305: College at New Paltz, SUNY

#323: Hofstra University

#328: Hunter College, CUNY

#332: Adelphi University

#343: Brooklyn College, CUNY

#348: Wagner College

#354: Le Moyne College

#361: Rochester Institute of Technology

#362: Canisius College

#371: Saint John Fisher College

#385: St. Joseph's College (NY)

#387: Pace University

#389: The City College of New York

#400: Pratt Institute

#403: Houghton College

#407: College at Oneonta, SUNY

#417: Iona College

#446: Farmingdale State College, SUNY

#451: College at Staten Island, CUNY

#464: St. John's University (NY)

#466: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

#509: Hartwick College

#511: Touro College

#525: Lehman College, CUNY

#544: Wells College

#547: Alfred University

#552: Russell Sage College

#562: Elmira College

#570: St. Francis College

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