College Drop-Off

Proud mom and happy freshman, with Boston skyline in the distance. Photo credit: dad.

Jeremy is settling in happily at college after a remarkably easy drop-off last week (if you set aside occasional bouts of parental weeping.)  Catie and I couldn’t be more proud of the young man Jeremy has become or more excited for the next chapter of his life.

Additional Ida Relief Coming to Our Region

Governor Hochul has released a proposed Action Plan that would direct $41.2 million in federal funding to help our region recover more fully from Hurricane Ida and to mitigate the impact of future storms, with a focus on historically underserved communities.  New Rochelle participated in discussions with State officials to help shape the program’s parameters and will also host a public hearing on September 8th.  There’s much more detail here.

9/11: Serve + Remember

New Rochelle will be a major hub for Volunteer New York’s 12th annual 9/11: Serve + Remember event. Online registration is now open for individuals, groups, and families.  Projects will take place on Sunday, September 11 over two 90-minute shifts from 10:00am to 2:00pm within Spellman Hall at Iona University, 715 North Ave, in addition to other activities at Feeney and Lincoln Parks. To search dozens of active volunteer opportunities throughout New Rochelle, visit  More in this press release.

Skyline at Sunset

Beautiful photo of New Rochelle’s burgeoning skyline at sunset, courtesy of my colleague Melissa Bongiorni.

National Night Out

The New Rochelle Police Department will host our annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at NRPD headquarters — 475 North Avenue.  All are welcome for food, drink, and fun.