Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle

Amazon will be splitting their second national headquarters between two locations: Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens — and that’s very good news for New Rochelle. Why?  When Penn Access is completed in a few years, Metro-North’s New Haven line will pass directly through Long Island City en route to Penn Station.  And … Continue reading Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle

Vote!

Every election is important, and there are plenty of good, normal reasons for voting tomorrow: the experiences and skills of the candidates, the competing priorities of the parties, the policy alternatives that will impact lives throughout our state, nation, and world. But this year, of course, there’s more.  Much more.  These are not normal times, … Continue reading Vote!

Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

With the open enrollment period for health insurance set to begin on November 1st, Westchester County is stepping up to help everyone get insured.  Here’s more information from the County: Free assistance is available to help individuals and small businesses enroll or renew their health coverage with NY State of Health, the official health plan … Continue reading Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Fairness for Taxpayers

With Assemblywoman Amy Paulin taking the lead, a bipartisan group of state, county, municipal, and school officials have joined together to defend the tax deductibility of charitable contributions.  This is a matter of urgent importance to taxpayers in our region, in light of recent changes in federal tax law that sharply limit state and local … Continue reading Fairness for Taxpayers

New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

The latest dreadful report on climate change from the UN makes for deeply depressing reading, so this is an important moment to remind ourselves that positive, effective climate action is still possible, provided we have the will.  Here’s a good local example . . . A couple of years ago, New Rochelle joined about 20 … Continue reading New Rochelle vs. Climate Change