I am very pleased that the County of Westchester has concluded a lease agreement that will keep Family Court services in New Rochelle at a new location on Garden Street. The Garden Street site, which was supported by the entire City Council, will entail the construction of a modern new facility, with easy access to … Continue reading Family Court Will Move to Garden Street
As New Rochelle prepares to honor our French founders by celebrating Bastille Day tomorrow, I was delighted to welcome to my office three young jazz musicians from our sister city, La Rochelle. Watch them perform briefly with New Rochelle’s own Brian Carter on drums, and catch them also at Hudson Park tonight at 7:30pm and … Continue reading Musical Gift from France
I am proud to join nearly 100 mayors from throughout the nation in supporting a friend-of-the-court brief in three key LGTBQ employment non-discrimination cases that will be heard during the next Supreme Court term. No one should be denied a job because of who they are or who they love. Here’s the full brief.
I had lunch today with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, and the new incoming Mayor-to-be of Mount Vernon, Shawyn Patterson-Howard. Our cities face similar challenges and opportunities, so it’s always useful to share notes, learn from each other’s experiences, and, of course, compare goofy selfie grins.
On Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library will host the Creatively Speaking Film Series, with curated films that focus on little-known history lessons, the significance of family and education, identity and culture, and coming of age and migration stories. Creatively Speaking will also feature … Continue reading Creatively Speaking Film Series at New Ro Library
Last week, the New Rochelle Planning Board approved the construction of a new 24-story luxury hotel just off I-95’s Exit 16. The project’s exciting design will enhance one of our city’s most prominent gateways, while adding much-needed hotel rooms to keep up with burgeoning demand. There’s a lot more detail in this press release.
From time to time, I receive interview requests from students, and I am always happy to help with their projects. Here’s a particularly nice example from Takunda James, a film student who interviewed me earlier this year. Some great images of New Rochelle in the video, plus a pretty good discussion about planning opportunities.
New Rochelle’s annual Independence Day celebration, featuring Fireworks by Grucci at the waterfront, kicks off at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4th, rain or shine. There’s great viewing from Hudson and Five Islands Parks. Just before and after the fireworks, nearby streets will be closed to cars so that pedestrians can walk safely, and parking will … Continue reading New Rochelle Fireworks
On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, I am grateful to live in a community where everyone is encouraged to be their truest self, and where all people are celebrated for their individuality. Thank you to New Rochelle’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee for leading our expression of hometown Pride. Love is love.
So how can I not post these photos from the groundbreaking of the Humane Society’s expansion? The Humane Society of Westchester serves our entire region, but I am proud that it is located in New Rochelle and grateful for the terrific work of its staff and volunteers. And that puppy was really, really cute!