I’d been hearing raves about Juicy Chicken, the new Peruvian rotisserie restaurant on Division Street, so when Catie, the boys, and I visited my mother at the Skyline this past weekend for lunch, we decided to take-out. Mmmm. The chicken itself was terrific — wonderfully seasoned and, in a credit to truth-in-advertising, juicy! (I often … Continue reading Food Blog: Juicy Chicken
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
The Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement tactics — from forcible family separations, to so-called collateral detentions, to menacing tweets that warn of sweeping round-ups — are based on cruelty, fear, and division. Here in New Rochelle, this is not some distant, abstract concern. ICE conducted operations in our city this very week, and while only a … Continue reading One Community
I am very pleased that the County of Westchester has concluded a lease agreement that will keep Family Court services in New Rochelle at a new location on Garden Street. The Garden Street site, which was supported by the entire City Council, will entail the construction of a modern new facility, with easy access to … Continue reading Family Court Will Move to Garden Street
As New Rochelle prepares to honor our French founders by celebrating Bastille Day tomorrow, I was delighted to welcome to my office three young jazz musicians from our sister city, La Rochelle. Watch them perform briefly with New Rochelle’s own Brian Carter on drums, and catch them also at Hudson Park tonight at 7:30pm and … Continue reading Musical Gift from France
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.
On Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library will host the Creatively Speaking Film Series, with curated films that focus on little-known history lessons, the significance of family and education, identity and culture, and coming of age and migration stories. Creatively Speaking will also feature … Continue reading Creatively Speaking Film Series at New Ro Library
Last week, the New Rochelle Planning Board approved the construction of a new 24-story luxury hotel just off I-95’s Exit 16. The project’s exciting design will enhance one of our city’s most prominent gateways, while adding much-needed hotel rooms to keep up with burgeoning demand. There’s a lot more detail in this press release.