As usual, John Oliver seems to get at the truth of things more effectively than the “real” news. His funny/chilling/important piece on authoritarianism is must-watch.
Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to (re)discover the virtues of our own community. Check out this impressive profile of New Rochelle from “Untapped Cities.” Seems like a great place to visit — or, even better, settle down!
Thank you to the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, the City’s Parks & Rec Department, and everyone who helped organize Saturday’s terrific Thanksgiving Parade. Terrific weather, big crowds, and fun inflatables add up to a great time for all. Glad to celebrate the season with so many friends and neighbors.
The first winter storm of the season is hitting our area much harder than forecast. To make matters worse, the heavy snowfall has arrived during rush hour. As a result, roads throughout the region are badly snarled, with long delays everywhere. New Rochelle’s plows and salt-spreaders are out and working, but, like everyone else, they … Continue reading Storm Worse Than Forecast – Avoid Travel
Join thousands of neighbors this Saturday morning, November 17th, for New Rochelle’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. The fun kicks off at 10am on North Avenue at Eastchester Road. Just before the parade, fuel up with flapjacks and other treats at the Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Fund for Educational Excellence, in the House IV cafeteria at … Continue reading New Ro Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday
Thank you to the New Rochelle Veterans Advisory Committee and to everyone who participated in the City’s Veterans Day observance over the weekend. This great photo captures a sampling of the New Rochelleans who came out to honor our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen, and also to recognize the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended … Continue reading Thank You, Veterans
Amazon will be splitting their second national headquarters between two locations: Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens — and that’s very good news for New Rochelle. Why? When Penn Access is completed in a few years, Metro-North’s New Haven line will pass directly through Long Island City en route to Penn Station. And … Continue reading Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle
New Rochelle is planning major improvements next year at Beechmont Lake, including dredging, removal of lake sediments, repairs to the forebay and outlet structure, an additional fountain, removal of dead or diseased trees, and enhanced landscaping, as well as other possible amenities. You can learn much more about the project in this presentation, and you … Continue reading Big Improvements Coming to Beechmont Lake
Please join New Rochelle’s Veterans Advisory Committee, community leaders, neighbors, and students as we honor our Veterans on Sunday, November 11th at 10:00am. Please note the new location. We will gather at Faneuil Park, the site of New Rochelle’s World War I Memorial (where Huguenot and East Main come together, across from the Armory.) This … Continue reading Honor Our Veterans
I am trying to sort through my feelings about yesterday’s election. Elation? Disappointment? Relief? I guess some combination of the three, with relief in the top spot. On the plus side (if you’re a Democrat like me): • Democrats prevailed in the most important contest by winning a convincing majority in the House of Representatives. … Continue reading The Blue Wave(let?)