New Ro Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday

Celebrate a great New Ro tradition on Saturday, November 18 with the return of our Thanksgiving Parade.  The Parade kicks off at 10:00am on North Avenue at Eastchester Road, and then proceeds along North to Bonnefoy Place.  Before the Parade, drop by the NRHS House IV Cafeteria for the annual Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Fund for Educational Excellence.  Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and the City’s Parks Department for organizing everything.  See you on Saturday!

Thank You, Westchester County Association

Photo Credit: Lynda Shenkman

I was greatly honored last night to receive the Leadership Award from the Westchester County Association.  My sincere thanks to the WCA for recognizing New Rochelle’s progress over the course of a generation from cautionary tale of economic decline to positive model of sustainable growth.  And congratulations to my fellow honorees, Chris Hillyer, Kristen Motel, and Jane Solnick.

Hope to See You Next Wednesday

As I prepare with great enthusiasm to hand the baton of leadership to Mayor-elect Yadira Ramos-Herbert, I am honored that the New Rochelle Democratic Party has chosen to recognize my public service at a dinner next Wednesday, November 15th.  It’s sort of an informal farewell for me, and a wonderful opportunity to gather with long-time friends and supporters.  Please join us.  Catie and I hope to see you there!  Here are details and tickets.

Mayor-elect Yadira Ramos-Herbert!

Out with the old, in with the new. Congratulations Mayor-elect Ramos-Herbert!

I am thrilled to congratulate Yadira Ramos-Herbert on her victory in yesterday’s mayoral election.  A person of exceptional character, integrity, and intellect — and a history-maker — Yadira will be an outstanding mayor for all of New Rochelle.  On a personal note, it gives me special pleasure to hand the baton to a friend and colleague for whom I have the greatest admiration.  Congratulations also to the entire Democratic ticket, which won a clean sweep of every contested race in New Rochelle, preserving a 6-1 majority on the City Council.