As part of the exciting IDEA New Rochelle initiative, our city will host several experts in immersive and creative technology for three to six month fellowships. New Rochelle aims to be at the forefront of art, technology, and information services. Coupled with our recent designation by Bloomberg Philanthropies as a “Champion City” and with IDEA … Continue reading IDEALab Welcomes Creative Technologists to New Rochelle
For those who lived through it, the fire that engulfed New Rochelle High School in 1968 will always remain a powerful memory. A member of the class of ’68, Rick Donahue, created a website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this important and frightening event. Filled with interesting images and historical facts, the site is … Continue reading NRHS Fire – 50 Years Later
New Rochelle’s outstanding public safety record depends on a robust partnership between our Police Department and our community as a whole. The Citizen Police Academy is a great way to strengthen that partnership, enabling residents to learn about law enforcement in a hands-on, personal way. There’s more information in this press release, and you can … Continue reading Join the Citizen Police Academy
Join your neighbors on April 22nd for a day of service to beautify New Rochelle’s waterfront parks. Activities include painting, staining, trail work, tidying the shoreline, and more. Families and groups are welcome. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Back in 2016, New Rochelle joined several other municipalities under the umbrella of Sustainable Westchester to launch a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. CCA is essentially the region-wide bulk purchase of electricity with the goal of driving down costs for consumers and fostering clean, renewable energy production. You can learn more about the program here, … Continue reading A Clean, Green Energy Success Story
I was delighted to honor almost 100 senior volunteers last week for their contributions to the Foster Grandparent Program, the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Montefiore, and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Volunteer New York. At every stage in life, we can make a difference to our neighbors and community, and … Continue reading Honoring Senior Volunteers
The New York Times has run a thoughtful profile of New Rochelle’s response to the painful and tragic loss of a High School student. The reporter, Liz Harris, spoke with a wide range of students, educators, and parents, almost all of whom described our community as it is — diverse, welcoming, safe, and forward-looking, even … Continue reading New Rochelle in NY Times
Here are five things I love about New Rochelle, posted on the #IAMNEWRO blog. I had a tough time picking just five! (Spoiler alert: snow in April isn’t one of them.)
With statistics now fully compiled, New Rochelle’s crime rate for 2017 clocks in at lowest level since 1961. This impressive public safety accomplishment is a credit to our outstanding Police Department and to its strong partnership with the larger community. Here is the full annual report from the NRPD. The text of a press release … Continue reading New Ro Crime Rate Lowest Since 1961
This month’s Westchester Magazine includes a glowing profile of Marilyn and Hugh Price, wonderful human beings with a record of national-scale accomplishment and leadership. Marilyn and Hugh would be enormous credits to any community in which they settled, and I am very proud that they chose to make New Rochelle their home. Please read.