Back in March, the City Council decided to launch a major “branding” initiative, bringing in national-caliber professionals to shape a comprehensive strategy for marketing New Rochelle’s assets and attributes. Branding is more than fluff – it can have a big impact on a community’s economy, property values, and civic image, so it’s worth doing. Now … Continue reading New Rochelle Branding Initiative Gets Underway
New Rochelle’s Second Annual Street Fair is this Sunday, September 7th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Main Street between Centre and North will be closed to traffic, but hopping with food & drink vendors, games, arts & crafts, and a classic car show. Parking and admission are both free. And while you’re downtown, remember to support … Continue reading New Rochelle Street Fair This Sunday
First day of school. And the last year of elementary school for Jeremy – yikes!
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is the first private college in the Mid-Hudson Region to receive an official designation from the START-UP NY program. This will enable CNR to attract emerging businesses in fields such as biotechnology, information technology, re-manufacturing, advance materials, engineering, or electronic products to space at its New Rochelle campus. The … Continue reading CNR Lands START-UP NY Designation
We had a great family vacation to wrap up August. Now back at work with a big in-box. Seems like it was a good week to be away – it’s not like the President came to town or anything.
This morning, I attended the ground-breaking for the second phase of the Heritage Homes housing development. This all-affordable, townhouse-style project, about a block west of City Hall, replaces a mid-rise public housing complex that is being torn down. The new design significantly improves the quality of our local affordable housing stock and strengthens physical links … Continue reading Heritage Homes Phase II Ground-Breaking
Attention sports fans! Don’t miss the annual WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game this coming Wednesday, August 13th — warmup at 5:30pm, first pitch at 6:00pm — at Flowers Park on Fifth Avenue here in New Rochelle. For the third year in a row, Craig Carton, the top-rated WFAN morning host, will bring his all-stars to … Continue reading WFAN All-Stars Coming to New Ro on Wednesday
Despite overwhelming support from the American public, national gun safety standards have faltered in Congress, undone by political pressure from the gun lobby. So with legislative solutions seemingly out of reach for now, it’s important to consider other strategies, and here’s an especially promising approach: Use the collective market power of police departments, law enforcement, … Continue reading Do Not Stand Idly By
How beloved was the old Thruway diner on Main Street at Weyman? When it was on the verge of closing a few years back, thousands of people signed a petition pleading for its preservation. Unfortunately, the City was powerless to do anything – we can’t force private businesses to remain open, after all – and … Continue reading An Old Friend Returns to New Rochelle
Pace Law and the Federated Conservationists of Westchester are teaming up on Friday, September 12th to host a Westchester Climate Change Summit. The day’s events will include remarks, presentations, and panel discussions from scientists, experts, and policy-makers. I plan on attending at least a portion of the summit. There’s more information at this site, and … Continue reading Westchester Climate Change Summit on Sept. 12