The City has received the most ambitious development proposal in New Rochelle’s history — a sweeping, dramatic vision that would fundamentally transform our downtown and reshape the image of our city as a whole. Click here to learn all about it. The proposal, put forward by RXR Realty and Renaissance Downtowns (together: “RDRXR”) responds to … Continue reading The Most Ambitious Proposal in New Rochelle’s History
Fresh on the heels of the College of New Rochelle’s successful Start-Up NY proposal, Iona College has also been awarded a Start-Up NY designation and will work now to forge a business partnership based on data analytics. Only two private colleges in Westchester have received a Start-Up NY designation, and they’re both here in New … Continue reading Iona Receives Start-Up NY Designation — That’s Two for New Ro
Today, New Rochelle paid tribute to the memory of Ruby Dee by renaming Library Green in her honor. It will now be “Ruby Dee Park at Library Green.” It was a true pleasure to join members of Ruby’s family at the ceremony. I am also especially grateful for the wisdom and effort of the volunteer … Continue reading Library Green Named In Honor of Ruby Dee
New Rochelle’s Bill Bauman has just received a Service to America Medal (“Sammie”) in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of care available to paralyzed veterans. Bill, who is the Director of the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, was honored with his colleague Ann Spungen. The … Continue reading New Ro’s Bill Bauman Takes the “Sammie”
In a thought-provoking feature in this week’s New York Times Magazine, Matt Bai recounts in (surprisingly gripping) detail the collapse of Gary Hart’s presidential campaign and then pivots to make a larger point about the tabloidization of American politics. Bai’s article, which is rightly getting a lot of attention, suggests that the push to expose … Continue reading American Politics Are A Mess. Is This Why?
On Monday, I was a panelist again on RNN’s Richard French Live. Among other things, we talked about Riker’s Island, State issues like the Tappan Zee and casino gambling, and domestic violence in the NFL.
Volunteer NY sponsored a blood drive as part of its many 9-11 service activities, and I was happy to donate a pint. But I am now waiting for my mother to offer a horrified comment about the worn-out soles evident in this photo.
New Rochelle has been named the best city to live in New York State and the 13th best city in the entire United States. Here’s the full story, with New Rochelle’s listing on page ten. Yes, I know — this kind of list should be taken with a few big grains of salt. How you … Continue reading New Rochelle Tops List of Best Cities to Live
With the lowest municipal tax rate among Westchester’s urban centers and a lean workforce, New Rochelle has done a good job of controlling costs and delivering efficient government to taxpayers. But over the long-term, we can’t simply cut our way to budget stability, not without eroding our safety and quality of life. So any sensible … Continue reading Investing in Economic Growth
As a father, I see how much our boys benefit from every single day they spend in the classroom. But it’s not just parents who have a stake in encouraging school attendance, because the strength and future of our entire community and economy depend on youngsters showing up to learn. Research shows that chronic absence … Continue reading Showing Up To Learn