Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

I Agree With President Trump! (At Least This Once)

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)

MTA Capital Plan is Good News for New Rochelle

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

Westchester Cities Receive Youth Services Grant

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

Leslie Gelb, RIP

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.

On Capitol Hill

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