As a proud member of the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition, I applaud the House passage of the Equality Act, which will update federal law to protect all LGBTQ people from discrimination. Here’s more from the coalition: The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights law—including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing … Continue reading Equality Act Approved by House
Dreamers and TPS holders are our friends, neighbors and valued members of the New Rochelle community. Today, I am proud to join 500+ state and local leaders in urging Congress to pass permanent protections so that none of our neighbors will live in fear. Here’s more information.
I met @PeteButtigieg last October at an inter-municipal conference in Detroit. I had heard gushing reviews about him previously, but assumed that the accolades were partially hype. I was wrong. Seated around a large table with about forty other city leaders, including mayors of some of the largest cities in America, Buttigieg was the absolute … Continue reading A Word About Pete Buttigieg
Westchester County is offering free measles vaccines at the Department of Health in White Plains on April 30th and May 14th. It’s important for everyone to get vaccinated, especially with measles cases on the rise in our region. More details in this flyer.
Iona College may not have made it to the NCAA Basketball Championship this year, but New Rochelle was still well represented. Our own Ty Jerome, an Iona Prep grad, led Virginia’s Cavaliers to a big win last night. Congratulations, Ty!
I sat down with Andrew Whitman of FiOS News for an interview about the impact of Con Ed’s gas moratorium. Fortunately, most developers are either meeting the terms of the moratorium or finding alternative heating options, but this is still a challenge for our growing downtown. Watch the whole interview for more.
I was pleased to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle last week for a press at conference at our Police Headquarters. The Senator was in town to discuss the POWER Act, which would provide funding for equipment that can detect lethal drugs like fentanyl. It’s one part of a multi-layered strategy to confront … Continue reading Schumer in New Rochelle Calls for Police Funding
Amazon’s decision to pull out of New York represents a missed opportunity for the metropolitan area, and is a victory of emotion over reason. The Long Island City plan would have strengthened and diversified the New York economy, created tens of thousands of jobs, and generated billions in new public revenue, while also bolstering the … Continue reading Amazon Decision is Missed Opportunity
Con Ed’s unexpected announcement of a moratorium on new natural gas service poses potentially serious challenges to economic development throughout Westchester. I remain confident, however, that through collaboration with regional partners in government, common-sense flexibility from the utility, and, potentially, State assistance for alternative energy options, we can implement practical solutions. Earlier today, I participated … Continue reading The Con Ed Gas Moratorium
Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on becoming the first person in baseball history to be elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame. New Rochelle takes special pride in Mariano, who has been a selfless, generous contributor to our community, and who makes his spiritual home here at Refugio De Esperanza, where his wife Clara serves as … Continue reading Way to Go, Mariano!