Farmers Market Opens for the Season

New Rochelle’s Friday Farmers Market is back for another season at Thomas Paine Cottage.  I got my weekly fix of pickles and olives this morning, along with a carmelized onion and goat cheese quiche and a strawberry-rhubarb pie.  Mmmm.  The Market, sponsored by Down to Earth, will be open every Friday through the fall.  Enjoy!

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New Family Court Opens

A honor to join County Executive George Latimer, Judge Kathie Davidson, and other County and local officials at the ribbon-cutting of the brand new, state-of-the-art Family Court on Garden Street.  The Family Court provides essential services to our city and region, including those related to child neglect, child custody and support, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, adoption, and guardianship.  The central location of the new court, in the heart of New Rochelle’s burgeoning downtown and in immediate proximity to the New Rochelle Transit Center, will ensure that these services are broadly accessible.  I am grateful for the County Executive’s strong commitment to this priority, the steadfast support of our County legislators, the impassioned advocacy of the bench, the engagement of community leaders, and the partnership of the development team.  More in this press release.

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New Ro Walk of Fame to Induct Rivera and Pollard

This Friday, New Rochelle will induct two additions to our Walk of Fame: baseball great Mariano Rivera, who lived in New Rochelle for nine years and maintains a close connection to our community, and Fritz Pollard, the NFL’s first African-American head coach, who lived in New Rochelle from 1961 to 1983.

The Walk of Fame, located in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, recognizes nationally-notable figures with special ties to New Rochelle.  If you haven’t already seen the installations, please visit to learn about our city’s remarkable contributions to the arts, business, politics, education, science, the media, entertainment, and sports.  More in this press release.

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Standing Against Gun Violence

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, an opportunity to reflect on the awful toll of gun violence in American society and to recommit ourselves to common-sense, evidence-based solutions.  As a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown for Gun Safety, I marked the occasion with County Legislator Damon Maher and leaders of the Westchester Chapter of Moms Demand Action.  Let’s work together for a safer community and nation.

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