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New Ro in National Ad

I’m not usually in the habit of re-posting beer commercials, but New Rochelleans have special reason to look closely at this new ad from Budweiser honoring health care and emergency service workers.  That’s our own Lincoln Avenue at 0:27.



Public Health Update for April 7th

Here is the latest official public health update from New Rochelle, just sent citywide via robo-call:

This is Mayor Noam Bramson, with an update for April 7.

As we approach Passover and Easter, our thoughts naturally turn to spending time with family and friends, but please remember that New York State has prohibited all non-essential gatherings of any size, including social and holiday gatherings at home. It’s hard, because we all want to be together with our loved ones, but these restrictions are essential to beating the virus, so let’s all do our part to overcome this challenge, stay in touch from afar, and save lives.

To report a violation of distancing requirements, please call the State’s Task Force at 1-833-789-0470. Restrictions will be enforced.

Last Friday evening, thousands of New Rochelleans took a minute to “Clap Because We Care,” in support of our health care and emergency service providers. Let’s keep doing this every single Friday at 7:00pm, until the crisis is over, showing that New Rochelle is strong, resilient, and united.

Thank you for listening. There’s always more information at


Heroes Supporting Heroes

Watch this heartwarming video of New Rochelle’s First Responders supporting health care workers at Montefiore last Friday night.  We’re planning to make “Clap Because You Care” a weekly event through this crisis.  #NewRoStrong

HEROES SUPPORTING HEROES Members of the New Rochelle Police and Fire Department took part in #clapbecausewecare to express our support and gratitude to all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly to fight this pandemic at Montefiore New Rochelle. @newrochellefirefighters came through with some freshly baked cupcakes and we were happy to provide the donuts! We’re all in this together and proud to serve our community. #newrostrong #clapbecausewecare #newrochellepba #newrochellefirefighters #montefiorenewrochelle #clapbecausewecare #newrostrong

Posted by New Rochelle Police Benevolent Association on Friday, April 3, 2020



Clap Because We Care — 7:00pm Tonight

Health care providers have been on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, demonstrating extraordinary dedication, stamina, and bravery.  Let’s all show our appreciation this evening at 7:00pm by standing outside our homes — or opening our windows — and clapping loudly for our health care heroes.  You can also use a whistle, blow a horn, bang a pan, or whatever works for you.  Let’s make some noise!  #NewRoStrong


It’s Census Day — Please Fill Out Yours!

Although April 1st is best known for jokes, it has another significance: this is Census Day, on which all of us are urged to be counted.  If you haven’t filled out your own Census yet online or by phone, then you’ll receive a paper form in the mail, starting next week.  But why wait?  It’s easy to respond right away.

Census information is used to allocate vital funding for states, counties, and communities.  By completing the 2020 Census, we each do our part to ensure that New Rochelle gets its fair share of the more than $880 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.

Bottom line: the census is really important to our community, and our responses matter.  Please fill out your Census!


“Now That I’m Out of Quarantine, It’s Time to Save People”

Photo credit: Lohud

In the early stages of New Rochelle’s public health crisis, no group carried a heavier burden than the congregation of Young Israel of New Rochelle, many of whose members contracted COVID-19, and many more of whom were placed in quarantine.  The congregation’s responsible and public-spirited actions were a big factor in restraining New Rochelle’s outbreak of the virus.  Now YINR members are once again rising to the occasion by donating blood plasma that may help treat other patients.  As Sandra Weinstein commented, “now that I’m out of quarantine, it’s time to save people.”  Read more in the Journal News.  #NewRoStrong



The NRFD delivers cots to Montefiore New Rochelle

Yesterday, the New Rochelle Fire Department delivered about 200 cots to Montefiore New Rochelle — important assistance for the hospital, as it works to increase bed capacity and prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients.  Just one more example of local teamwork to meet and overcome this challenge.  Great job.  #NewRoStrong


Public Health Update for March 31st

Here’s the text of the latest citywide robocall.  I have bold-faced the key paragraph:

This is Mayor Noam Bramson, with an update for today, March 31.

Para español, oprima número uno.

New Rochelle was one of the first communities to implement physical distancing, and our early actions have made a difference. According to the latest data, our city is declining as a share of positive cases in the region, with a somewhat slower rate of spread.

But the apex is still ahead, we have a long way to go, and it’s vital that we keep up our good work. Please continue to stay home as much as possible. When in public spaces, including markets and parks, stay at least six feet away from others. These measures will save lives, so let’s each do our part.

As reported in prior updates:

Alternate side of the street regulations are suspended until further notice, and metered parking remains free.

All residents are urged to fill out their Census, either online or by phone. The Census is important to our future, so please make sure you are counted.

Many local restaurants are open for delivery service, so even while staying home, you can still support our local business community and have a great meal.

City Hall remains closed to the public, but all essential services are operating. If you see a police officer, fire fighter, or sanitation worker, please express your thanks – they are doing a great job, under very difficult circumstances.

Remember, there’s always more information at

Thank you for listening. Let’s continue to stay informed, engaged, and supportive of each other.


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