Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out

Last week, I had the opportunity to describe New Rochelle’s downtown plans to several hundred of New York’s most influential civic leaders at the roll-out of RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan.  Here’s video of my discussion about the suburbs with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (our portion begins at 1:18:14.)   A good conversation about the … Continue reading Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out

RPA Releases Fourth Regional Plan

If you are interested in the future of our community and region, please set aside a little time to read the just-released Fourth Regional Plan from RPA, the Regional Plan Association. RPA’s vision and recommendations encompass equity, prosperity, health, and sustainability.  The Plan is chock-a-block with specific and achievable proposals that would greatly benefit the … Continue reading RPA Releases Fourth Regional Plan

On Track (Literally and Figuratively)

The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has released a new report, highlighting the critical importance of transit-served suburbs in meeting the housing, economic, and affordability needs of the New York metropolitan area.  Take a look. RPA’s recommendations are fully consistent with New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development framework.  In fact, if you look at the full report, … Continue reading On Track (Literally and Figuratively)

Honoring Veterans at Home and Abroad

As we honor America’s veterans today, it is worth remembering that 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.  (Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of that conflict.) To observe the occasion, New Rochelle has sent a delegation to La Rochelle, France — our sister … Continue reading Honoring Veterans at Home and Abroad

Get Covered – Sign Up For Health Insurance

If you don’t have health insurance, this is the time to sign up.  And if you’ve previously obtained insurance from the New York exchange, then this is the time to shop around for a better deal. There’s more in this flyer and in this press release including information about free in-person assistance right here in … Continue reading Get Covered – Sign Up For Health Insurance

A New Day for Westchester

Congratulations to County Executive-elect George Latimer, County Legislator-elect Damon Maher, and all the other winners in yesterday’s election.  It looks like a suburban sweep for the blue team, with all Democratic incumbents winning handily, and Democrats flipping at least three seats in the County Legislature, not to mention lots of municipal offices. A great showing … Continue reading A New Day for Westchester