NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in New Rochelle this week:
- Refugio de Esperanza, a 107-year-old New Rochelle church that had been in disrepair decades, re-opened its doors on Friday thanks in large part to the foundation run by New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera.
- Students at Albert Leonard and Isaac Young Middle Schools were forced to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to police.
- Westchester County police arrested a Conn. woman after allegedly finding 5,900 packets of heroin in her car.
- A former Mount Vernon Department of Public Works employee was convicted of attempted murder after an incident at OK Freddy’s last year.
- The New Rochelle High School’s girls track team crowned two individual champions and added a relay victory in the New York indoor track and field state championships in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday.
- Forbes Magazine has rated the New York City-Westchester-Hackensack, N.J., area as the nation's most overpriced area to live in, tied with Honolulu.
- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino officially announced his candidacy for governor.