Go Gaels!

Congratulations to Iona University’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams.  Both won their respective MAAC Championships and will now compete in the NCAA Tournament.  A great achievement for @ionauniversity.  New Ro is rooting for you all the way.

Supporting DACA

Proud that New Rochelle is among about 40 local governments nationwide that have signed on to this amicus brief in support of the DACA program.  As the brief rightly states:

“Amici are economically, politically, and socially diverse, and they share a common interest in building communities where all residents, regardless of immigration status, feel safe and empowered to participate in civic life . . . The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the current rule (2022 DACA Rule) directly benefit all of amici’s residents by encouraging DACA recipients to openly participate in their communities and interact with local governments. Before DACA was first instituted in 2012, many DACA recipients feared the basic tasks of everyday life, like going to work, attending school and church, or simply buying groceries. Mothers and fathers with American citizen children often left in the morning uncertain if they would come home and see their children again. DACA was created and exists to ameliorate fears like these: DACA both focuses limited immigration enforcement resources on those with significant criminal history, and enables young people — who often know no country other than this one — to contribute to their communities.”

New Ro Highlighted at Housing Conference

As our region struggles with an acute housing shortage, New Rochelle is often highlighted as a model of successful growth, as at last week’s policy symposium sponsored by @theNYHC.  I participated in the second panel, beginning at about 1:38:00.  If you are interested in the subject, then the first panel, featuring @rvisnauskas, is also worth watching.

 

Pub Talk on Going Green

Are you interested in getting paid to save energy (and maybe having a beer, too?)  Join the Federated Conservationists of Westchester and Sustainable Westchester this Thursday, March 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 18th Ward Brewery at 40 Division Street in New Rochelle.  Speakers will share information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint.  Register here: http://bit.ly/newro-pubtalk

State of the City 2023 – A Golden Hour

Last night, I had the privilege of delivering my final State of the City Address to a full house at New Rochelle City Hall.  Please read or view the speech to see why I believe this is New Rochelle’s “golden hour, in which all things seem possible.”  Special thanks to our communications team for putting together this wonderful video, with images connected to the speech’s words and themes.