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New Rochelle(rōshĕl`), city (1990 pop. 67,625), Westchester co., SE N.Y., on Long Island Sound; settled by Huguenots 1688, inc. as a village 1858, as a city 1899. Although mainly a residential suburb of New York City, it has some light industry. The house where Thomas PainePaine, Thomas,
1737–1809, Anglo-American political theorist and writer, b. Thetford, Norfolk, England. The son of a working-class Quaker, he became an excise officer and was dismissed from the service after leading (1772) agitation for higher salaries.
..... Click the link for more information. lived has been preserved. Iona College and the College of New Rochelle are in the city.
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a city in the northeastern USA, in the state of New York, on Long Island Sound. It is a northern residential suburb of New York City. Population, 75,000 (1970). Local industries produce surgical instruments, tools, toys, and perfume products.
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