New Rochelle’s 2019 budget has been adopted by the City Council on a unanimous, bipartisan basis. The budget continues a multi-year trend of expanded investment in infrastructure, along with a modest boost to public safety services, while also maintaining a robust fund balance to ensure ongoing fiscal stability. The 2019 municipal property tax rate comes … Continue reading Council Adopts 2019 Budget
I love this photo of the New Rochelle High School and White Plains High School football teams pitching in together to combat hunger. White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and I dropped by the offices of Feeding Westchester in Elmsford to cheer them on. About a fifth of our county’s residents are food insecure — a … Continue reading Teaming Up to End Hunger
Catie and I are making the switch this year from printed holiday cards to an e-card. A lot less paper, so a little more green, but the same sincere good wishes from our whole family. May the season bring you joy and may 2019 be a year of peace, health and happiness.
I wish I had a nickle for everyone who has ever told me: “what New Rochelle really needs is a good steakhouse.” Well, those wishes are now fulfilled, courtesy of Paul Hurley, a New York City restaurateur and New Rochelle resident, making his first business foray in our community with Hurley’s Steakhouse & Pub. Located … Continue reading Food Blog: Hurley’s Steakhouse & Pub
With winter setting in, this is a good time to remind everyone about New Rochelle’s Energize program, which provides a pathway for homeowners to reduce energy bills and make homes more comfortable. If you haven’t taken advantage of this program to weatherize your home, you are really leaving money on the table. Please visit the … Continue reading Energize Your Home
It was a pleasure and honor to recognize New Rochelle’s amazing Special Olympians at last night’s City Council meeting. These remarkable high school and middle school students (and their coach and families) make our community proud every day.
Please join your neighbors for a public workshop to discuss New Rochelle’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Our City is utilizing a $10 million State grant to establish stronger physical and economic connections between the Lincoln Avenue Corridor and our downtown. Learn more and offer your ideas from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on December 10th at the Remington … Continue reading DRI Public Workshop on December 10th
When I read Jon Meacham’s excellent biography of George H.W. Bush, I was struck by the genuine love of country and deep commitment to public service that characterized the former President’s entire life. I did not share his politics or give him my vote, but President Bush’s achievements on the world stage, his instinct for … Continue reading George H.W. Bush, Rest in Peace
First things first: no lives were lost and no one was injured, thank goodness, but in every other respect, the news today from Wildcliff Manor is terrible. This historic structure adjacent to Hudson Park was destroyed by fire, a devastating end for an exceptional building beloved by many generations of New Rochelleans. (Here’s more on … Continue reading A Terrible Loss: Wildcliff Destroyed by Fire
Since New Rochelle’s selection as the recipient of New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), we have been working quickly to make the most of this exciting opportunity — first by convening a Local Planning Committee to evaluate options, and now by launching a website chock-a-block with information. Visit www.newrochelledri.com to learn about the DRI … Continue reading Follow Our (DRI) Progress