Congresswoman Nita Lowey has secured $1.5 million from the Army Corps of Engineers to help fund the cost of environmental clean-up on Davids Island. The high price of environmental remediation has been and remains a chief obstacle to successful, environmentally-appropriate redevelopment of Davids Island. While additional funding will be needed to fully overcome this challenge, … Continue reading Good News for Davids Island
It is shaping up to be a great year for New Rochelle sports. Fresh on the heels of the New Rochelle High School football teams New York State championship, the varsity squad of the High School Cheerleading Team placed second last month at the national finals of the Universal Cheerleading Association Championships in Orlando, Florida.
Trees contribute to the health of our environment and to the beauty of our community. Unfortunately, New Rochelle has suffered a net loss of trees over the years as a result of private development and of the Citys financial inability to replace aging street trees. This month, I introduced legislation intended to arrest or reverse … Continue reading Preserving & Replacing Trees
As you may know from previous updates, I am supporting Senator John Kerry for President. I have the pleasure of serving on the host committee for a Kerry fund-raising event this Saturday afternoon in Larchmont. It will feature the National Chair of the Kerry campaign, former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen. Governor Shaheen is among … Continue reading Invitation to Kerry for President Event
WABC-TV (New Yorks Channel 7) ran a very positive story about New Rochelle on its nightly news late last month. Reported by Tim Fleischer, the story contained a review of recent development initiatives downtown, interviews with upbeat Main Street merchants, and a conversation with City officials. The Business Improvement District was instrumental in drawing the … Continue reading Channel 7 News Reports Progress in New Rochelle
Affordable housing remains an urgent priority in New Rochelle and throughout Westchester, but the approach to providing affordable housing has changed dramatically in recent years. When the Hartley Houses apartments at Horton and Brook Streets were constructed decades ago, they reflected the prevailing wisdom of the time: high rise buildings sent in empty plazas. Since … Continue reading Housing Authority Unveils Dramatic Plans for Hartley Complex
While new construction is important to the health and future of our downtown, New Rochelle must also do more to invest in our historic architectural assets. Main Street has many wonderful buildings which have suffered from poor maintenance or misguided façade treatment over the years. The Business Improvement District has developed an ambitious plan to … Continue reading Model Block Program Aims to Rehabilitate Historic Buildings
The New Rochelle train station is an important gateway to our community and one of the most heavily-used public institutions in the city. With completion of the new Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) now slated for April, the City is taking additional steps to upgrade the appearance of and services available at the station. Last night, … Continue reading New Rochelle Train Station Slated for Improvements
Dear Friends, This months update begins with some happy personal news. First, Catie and I became parents on December 23rd. Our baby boy, Jeremy Morris Bramson, weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He has a sweet, calm disposition, enjoys being bounced up and down, and has a remarkably penetrating gaze for someone whose range … Continue reading Happy News
On November 30th, New Rochelle High Schools Varsity Football Team concluded a 12-1 season with an overwhelming win in Syracuse to take home the State Double A Championship a tremendous accomplishment for the entire team and for New Rochelles coach, Lou DiRienzo.