Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on becoming the first person in baseball history to be elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame. New Rochelle takes special pride in Mariano, who has been a selfless, generous contributor to our community, and who makes his spiritual home here at Refugio De Esperanza, where his wife Clara serves as … Continue reading Way to Go, Mariano!
Good news from Governor Cuomo today, with the announcement of a major agreement between the MTA and Amtrak to proceed with Penn Access, which will connect Metro-North’s New Haven line to Penn Station. Here’s more from the Governor. Although the press release focuses primarily on benefits for the Bronx, where four new stations will be … Continue reading Good News on Penn Access
Three cheers for the Wayner kids, Arielle and Alfie, who are competing in a special siblings episode of Food Network’s Chopped. There’s more about this impressive New Rochelle family in this article from Westchester Magazine. Full disclosure: their mom Ayanna is our former Deputy Commissioner of Development, so I’ve also got a sorta professional reason … Continue reading Why Can’t My Kids Cook Like This?
A busy weekend in New Rochelle of events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King — a dinner sponsored by the Coalition for Mutual Respect on Friday night, volunteer service activities at Iona on Saturday, a youth oratorical contest at Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday morning, a Jubilee celebration at Bethesda Baptist Church on … Continue reading New Rochelle Honors MLK
Catie, Owen and I helped assemble literacy kits this morning, as part of Volunteer New York’s MLK Day of Service. Great to see so many parents and kids pitching in and enjoying service to neighbors. My arts & crafts skills, however, definitely need improvement!
I just sent the following city-wide robocall. Stay safe this weekend and avoid unnecessary travel. This is a winter storm advisory from the City of New Rochelle. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Saturday night through Sunday evening, with gusty winds and accumulating snow, sleet and ice predicted. Please exercise caution while driving, … Continue reading Icy Weekend Coming
Elections have consequences. That’s been abundantly and painfully clear in Washington since 2016, but a much happier counter-example is now playing out in New York State, where voters flipped the State Senate this past November, delivering a healthy majority to Democrats, led by Westchester’s own Andrea Stewart-Cousins. As a result, progressive legislation that had been … Continue reading Strong Start for NYS Dems
The New Rochelle community is invited to a public meeting on the evening of January 22nd to discuss the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). There’s more in this flyer. Winning the DRI was a huge accomplishment for New Rochelle, and we now have a unique opportunity to utilize $10 million in State funding to forge stronger … Continue reading DRI Public Meeting on 1-22
We want New Rochelle to be a place where our children and grandchildren can live and want to live. That means building a downtown — and shaping a community — that is diverse, dynamic, connected, creative, and fun. Check out this article in today’s Journal News, which highlights a few of the steps New Rochelle … Continue reading Attracting Millennials
Okay, so I already blogged about home weatherization quite recently, but this goofy/funny photo just begs to be posted. That friendly creature visiting my office is “Comfy,” the mascot of the Energize New Rochelle program, which provides financial assistance and guidance for anyone looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency. To learn more, call 914-302-7300 … Continue reading “Comfy” Says: Weatherize Your Home