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Thursday, August 2, 2007

August 02, 2007 Port Chester News

Evelyn Balarezo of Port Chester

By The Journal News

Most kids do not get to play Nintendo Wii and make cabbage smoothies as part of their summer camp experience.

EX.I.T.E. - or Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering -Camp, a weeklong retreat run by IBM for middle school-age girls, is the exception. EX.I.T.E. Camp, held at the T.J. Watson Research Center, is part of a global initiative by IBM to interest more young women in science and engineering careers. Yesterday, the 29 girls, chosen from Yonkers, Port Chester and Ossining based on their math and science aptitude.....

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By The Journal News

A proposed fare increase for New Haven line train passengers will be discussed by the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council tonight....

... facilities. The New Haven branch of the Metro-North Railroad has eight stops in the Lower Hudson Valley: Port Chester, Rye, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Pelham and Mount Vernon East. The meeting is open to the public and scheduled ...

...The meeting is open to the public and scheduled for 7 p.m. at the South Western Regional Planning Agency, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, Conn. Those who cannot attend can e-mail questions and comments to trains@camcomm.com for discussion by the council.

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by Todd Wiener

I am delighted to announce that a beautifully renovated, historic building in Port Chester has been selected for the new home of Westchester Family Academy. The building has a warm interior, a great layout featuring a variety of ...

Westchester Family Academy is now accepting applications for its inaugural semester this fall. To serve the individual needs of our students, Westchester Family Academy accepts applications year round. All information provided in the application is kept confidential and will only be used to evaluate the applicant. The application process begins by submitting a simple form (DOWNLOAD), followed by an initial telephone consultation with the head of school. We strive to keep parents and students informed and involved throughout the process.
Call (888) 326-8964 for more information.
Website: wfacademy.org,

About Todd Wiener
Of Rye, New York

I am the son of Judith Wiener, the beloved educator, who died in January 2007 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. My brother, Marc Wiener is planning to continue his teaching at Westchester Family Academy, a new school that we are working to open in September 2007. He and I are proud to continue our mother's legacy of caring and compassionate education through this exciting new school venture.


By The Journal News

Day laborers and advocates from the Lower Hudson Valley are expected to share their tales of struggle and celebrate local victories during the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) convention in Silver Spring, Md. this weekend.

... organizations that work with day laborers in different capacities. Member organizations from Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Mount Kisco and Brewster are expected to attend the weekend event, which will include speeches, a vigil and discussions federal ...

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by PR Leap

SSC, Inc. (SSC), the leader in security for the tri-state region, today announced the promotion of Daniel Ocasio to the new position of Assistant Vice President, Business Development. The appointment is effective immediately. Ocasio, who previously worked as SSC’s business development manager, has over 20 years of experience in the human service and healthcare industries. In his new position, he will oversee SSC’s business development in the New York, New Jersey, and southern Connecticut markets....

... security, engineering, and building services, as project manager at New York United Hospital Medical Center, Port Chester, NY. He also worked as a Compliance & Development Manager at New York Beacon Inc. of Roslyn, NY, as well as a Residential ...

......Ocasio is a member of International Facility Management Association and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He has served as chairman of the Westchester County Chapter of ASIS since 2004. He resides in Cortlandt Manor, NY.

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