Today, I am proud to join more than 50 mayors from across the nation in endorsing @PeteButtigieg for President of the United States. We made our announcement in an op-ed in USA Today. #PeteForAmerica Mayor Pete is a generational talent, who will bring to the Presidency a perspective, skill set, and temperament that are ideally … Continue reading Mayors for Pete
Here are five words I never expected to write: “I agree with President Trump.” The President honored Mariano Rivera today at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — an entirely fitting tribute to a remarkable man with a deep connection to our community. Skip to 14:00 in the video for a mention … Continue reading I Agree With President Trump! (At Least This Once)
Today’s MTA announcement of a $54 billion capital plan is important news for transit-riders throughout the metro area, and is especially significant for New Rochelle, because it funds Penn Access, which will link the New Haven line to Penn Station. The rail line splits here in New Rochelle, so when Penn Access is completed, New … Continue reading MTA Capital Plan is Good News for New Rochelle
This week I joined more than 360 elected officials nationwide to urge the President to #WelcomeRefugees. Let’s hope he listens to our community and countless others who stand #WithRefugees and recognize that civilized nations welcome the victims of violence, persecution, and war. Here is a press release and our full letter.
Thank you to State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Shelley Mayer, County Executive George Latimer, and Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden, the Executive Director of the County Youth Bureau, for delivering a $225,000 grant to Westchester’s cities to bolster youth services. We all have a stake in helping young people make good choices and achieve physical, social, and … Continue reading Westchester Cities Receive Youth Services Grant
I was sold on Mayor Pete months ago, and have only grown more impressed as his campaign has rolled out a series of thoughtful and detailed plans. The latest is Pete’s Climate Action Strategy, a serious, comprehensive, and realistic approach to the most urgent challenge of our times. Take a look at the full plan.
It is often said that a free press is the foundation of a healthy democracy, and that’s true. But while press freedom is necessary, it’s also insufficient. When it comes to sharing news, we also need competition and diversity of perspectives, especially at the most local level, where information sources can be limited. That’s why … Continue reading Save FiOS1 News
Les Gelb, one of New Rochelle High School’s most distinguished, accomplished, and admired graduates, died yesterday at the age of 82. He was a giant in the world of American foreign policy and journalism, and his connection to New Rochelle was a source of decades-long pride for our community. Here’s the Times’ obituary.
It’s not often that the head of a national government visits New Rochelle, so it was a special pleasure last weekend to welcome Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, to our city. The Prime Minister and his wife, Juliet, who is also a member of Parliament, were the guests of honor at an event … Continue reading Prime Minister of Jamaica Visits New Rochelle
Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon and I spent yesterday in Washington, DC seeking federal support for New Rochelle planning initiatives by meeting with Department of Transportation officials and with our federal representatives. Good, productive conversations, and we are grateful to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representative Engel — as well as their staffs — for their … Continue reading On Capitol Hill