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
I am proud to join nearly 100 mayors from throughout the nation in supporting a friend-of-the-court brief in three key LGTBQ employment non-discrimination cases that will be heard during the next Supreme Court term. No one should be denied a job because of who they are or who they love. Here’s the full brief.
I had lunch today with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, and the new incoming Mayor-to-be of Mount Vernon, Shawyn Patterson-Howard. Our cities face similar challenges and opportunities, so it’s always useful to share notes, learn from each other’s experiences, and, of course, compare goofy selfie grins.
I was pleased to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle this afternoon. He visited the Hugh Doyle Senior Center to push for bipartisan legislation that would crack down on telephone scams and filter out unwanted automated calls. Here’s more information.
It was an honor this morning to observe Memorial Day in the company of New Rochelle’s veterans, First Responders, community leaders, and neighbors, as together we paid tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in service to our nation.
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.