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!
Catie and I are making the switch this year from printed holiday cards to an e-card. A lot less paper, so a little more green, but the same sincere good wishes from our whole family. May the season bring you joy and may 2019 be a year of peace, health and happiness.
For more than two decades, I had the great privilege of working for Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a principled, effective, and dynamic public servant who is rightly beloved throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley. She was and is a great boss, a great teacher, and a great example. Last week, several dozen former staff members (including … Continue reading 30 Great Years
I spent this past weekend in Texas with my three older brothers. One of them just turned 60, and we decided to celebrate his milestone birthday by visiting Austin, where he attended grad school years ago. We devoted most of our time to exploring the city and UT campus on foot, covering about 25 miles … Continue reading Texas Adventure
Cutting the ribbon at a new business is one of the nicest parts of my job — I get to welcome entrepreneurs to our community and thank them for their confidence in New Rochelle. It’s a quintessential mayoral duty, almost a cliche, and sometimes I feel like I should wear a top hat and sash … Continue reading Hour to Exit
Owen went to a NYCFC game with friends over the weekend and — judging from his expression on the Yankee Stadium jumbo-tron — he had a terrific time!
Here are five things I love about New Rochelle, posted on the #IAMNEWRO blog. I had a tough time picking just five! (Spoiler alert: snow in April isn’t one of them.)
I had a heated, profanity-laced conversation with a Con Ed executive last night. Probably not my finest hour, but at least my yelling and screaming channeled the frustration that so many residents are feeling at the moment. The specific topic of last night’s outburst was the utility’s failure to clear fallen power lines from a … Continue reading Fiasco
I am thankful for: A happy, healthy, and loving family that accepts and (cheerfully) makes fun of my many flaws. Friends and colleagues whom I respect and admire, and who, through their examples, challenge me to do better and be better. The opportunity to serve a community I care about deeply and to advance values … Continue reading I Am Thankful For . . .