It’s official: I am running. No, not for President (although everyone else seems to be.) For reelection as Mayor of New Rochelle. Yesterday, nominating petitions were filed on my behalf with the Board of Elections, and I wanted to share the news. While November is still pretty far off – and there’s a lot more … Continue reading It’s Official: I’m Running
I was delighted to honor more than 100 outstanding volunteers this afternoon, as part of the Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. On hand were seniors who give their time and energy to the Foster Grandparent Program, the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle, Montefiore New Rochelle’s Hospital Volunteer Program, … Continue reading Honoring Great Volunteers
Since its founding, My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle has done an outstanding job of expanding cradle-to-career opportunities for young people in our community, especially young men of color. Recognizing the value of MBK’s collaborative model, the City was proud to double our annual financial contribution to the organization from $20,000 to $40,000, with a parallel … Continue reading Doubling Down on MBK
I sat down with Andrew Whitman of FiOS News for an interview about the impact of Con Ed’s gas moratorium. Fortunately, most developers are either meeting the terms of the moratorium or finding alternative heating options, but this is still a challenge for our growing downtown. Watch the whole interview for more.
Had a great time this afternoon cutting the ribbon for a terrific new addition to downtown New Rochelle: Joey’s Cannoli Espresso Bar & Cafe. Delicious pastries, cookies, and cakes, gelato, and, of course, cannolis of every kind. I took a bunch of treats to go for the kids, but might just hoard them for myself. … Continue reading Food Blog: Joey’s Cannoli Espresso Bar & Cafe
OK. Let’s be gracious about this. Congratulations to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which (just barely) edged out New Rochelle to make it to the final four of the Strongest Town competition. It was a real nail-biter: Portsmouth received 50.4% to New Rochelle’s 49.6%. That’s Florida-style close. Although disappointed we fell short, I am very proud that … Continue reading Congratulations to Portsmouth
Congratulations to Monroe College’s Culinary Institute, which just won the Northeast Regional Championship from the American Culinary Federation! A big accomplishment against tough competition. Read all about it in this press release. We’re lucky to have the Culinary Institute based here in New Rochelle, where it serves as an incubator for chefs and restaurants.
Check out this story from WCBS-TV, New York’s Channel 2, about New Rochelle’s free-rent competition for artists and about our overall efforts to encourage creative expression. We want New Rochelle’s downtown to be both economically and culturally vibrant.
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
Please vote for New Rochelle (again.) Last week, I asked you to vote for New Rochelle in the Sweet-16 round of the “Strongest Town” competition, when we faced off against Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Well, guess what? New Rochelle won! So thank you for participating. Now, we’re on to the next round — the Elite-8 — so … Continue reading Vote for New Rochelle (Again!)