All posts by Noam Bramson

Statement from City and School District

Please see this statement, issued jointly by Superintendent of Schools Brian Osborne, Board of Education President Rachel Relkin, City Manager Chuck Strome, and myself, following a violent incident this morning at New Rochelle High School. In addition to the actions noted in our statement, the School District has scheduled a public forum on this subject for … Continue reading Statement from City and School District

Supporting Refugees

The Trump Administration may be shamefully turning its back on refugees, but here in Westchester County, houses of worship, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens are working to uphold our nation’s long and honorable tradition of welcoming victims of oppression and violence. I recently heard from one of the leaders of this effort, seeking employment opportunities … Continue reading Supporting Refugees

City and School Officials Address Fatal Stabbing

Yesterday, a young woman, a student at New Rochelle High School, was fatally stabbed by another teenager.  This horrific incident, which is still under investigation by the New Rochelle Police, did not occur on school grounds, but rather at a nearby business.  Today at noon, Superintendent Brian Osborne, New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson, … Continue reading City and School Officials Address Fatal Stabbing

Shelley Mayer – Congratulations and Onward

Congratulations to Shelley Mayer, who just won the Democratic nomination for New York State Senate in the district previously represented by County Executive George Latimer (including about half of New Rochelle.) Shelley currently represents Yonkers in the State Assembly, but her positive reputation extends far beyond her home city.  Among colleagues throughout our region, Shelley … Continue reading Shelley Mayer – Congratulations and Onward

Downtown Development Rolls Forward

New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development efforts continue to bear fruit.  Here’s the latest from the Journal News, with details about three projects. Meanwhile, New Rochelle residents Karen and John Hessel have created this really neat website to keep track of the community’s downtown progress.  Nice job! More announcements expected next year.  We’re rocking and rolling.