Check out this ad for Foot Locker, and then look closely at the opening and closing scenes to see if you can figure out why I decided to post it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3q-413t1e8 Thanks to Damon Maher for the tip.
Like businesses, governments purchase lots of things: supplies, equipment, services – everything from copy paper, to cleaning products, to police cars. Unlike businesses, however, local governments must follow State rules that require us to accept the lowest responsible bid for any particular item or contract. That rule is aimed at preventing abuses, and most of … Continue reading Getting Better Value
Yesterday, the City Council received the results of a TOD Study prepared by our development staff and consultants. I know what you’re thinking – what the heck is a TOD Study? Well, TOD stands for Transit-Oriented Development, a term much-used these days by planners and developers. But whether you call it TOD, Smart Growth, or … Continue reading TOD! (What’s That?)
Every day, thousand of lives are affected by the physical appearance, commercial vitality and traffic conditions along North Avenue. When I joined the City Council back in 1996, improving North Avenue was one of my top priorities, and I am proud of what we have accomplished since, including a new street-scape, better traffic patterns, and … Continue reading North Avenue Attracting Investment
I brought the kids to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem today, while Catie met a friend in New Jersey. Afterwards, the boys and I took a short drive up 684 for lunch at Farmer & the Fish. Really charming. Located in a house that dates back to the late 18th century. Lots of … Continue reading Farmer & the Fish
This afternoon, I was happy to join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she announced the introduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would create a new national insurance program for paid leave during family medical emergencies or after the birth of a child. The United States is one of the few … Continue reading Joining Senator Gillibrand for Family Leave Announcement
The 2014 budget approved unanimously by the City Council last month illustrates a significant improvement in New Rochelle’s fiscal health. The highlights of the new budget include: • An increase in our fund balance. The fund balance – essentially the City’s savings account – had been gradually drawn down during the past few years in … Continue reading Fiscal Progress for New Rochelle