Registration is now open for the New Rochelle Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy, which provides an informative and engaging introduction to local law enforcement, with the goal of strengthening police-community relations. Classes run nine consecutive Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm beginning March 8, 2023. More information and application forms here.
Looking forward to partnering this evening with our Development Commissioner, Adam Salgado, to share lessons and insights from New Rochelle’s successful push for economic growth. Among urban planners and real estate professionals, our city is increasingly seen as a regional — and even national — model for sustainable, equitable development.
Yesterday’s City Council meeting was especially productive with respect to park improvements across New Rochelle. In the space of just a few minutes, the Council: (1) accepted a $500,000 grant from the State to help implement the Hudson Park Master Plan; (2) issued bonds in the amount of $425,000 to upgrade Maplewood Park; (3) approved financing for the replacement of the turf at Fosina Field; and (4) directed federal Community Development Block Grant dollars to a new splash pad at Parkside Place. That’s in addition to several other essential investments in infrastructure, equipment, and public facilities. Not bad for an evening’s work! Although grants play an important role in addressing New Rochelle’s capital priorities, many other expenditures are made possible by the City’s growing economy, as we reinvest the proceeds from development to strengthen our community.
A great video from the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, celebrating the creation of our spectacular murals from Street Art for Mankind. Part of New Rochelle’s strong commitment to culture, creativity, and public art.
Very strong State of the State from @GovKathyHochul, with ambitious proposals related to housing, economic development, climate action, and more. New Rochelle offers a compelling example of – and could benefit from – the Gov’s vision for sustainable growth. #StateOfTheStateNY