Citizen Police Academy Accepts Registration

Registration is now open for the New Rochelle Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy, which provides an informative and engaging introduction to local law enforcement, with the goal of strengthening police-community relations. Classes run nine consecutive Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm beginning March 8, 2023.  More information and application forms here.

Real Estate Panel Highlights New Rochelle

Looking forward to partnering this evening with our Development Commissioner, Adam Salgado, to share lessons and insights from New Rochelle’s successful push for economic growth. Among urban planners and real estate professionals, our city is increasingly seen as a regional — and even national — model for sustainable, equitable development.

Park Improvements Move Forward

Yesterday’s City Council meeting was especially productive with respect to park improvements across New Rochelle.  In the space of just a few minutes, the Council: (1) accepted a $500,000 grant from the State to help implement the Hudson Park Master Plan; (2) issued bonds in the amount of $425,000 to upgrade Maplewood Park; (3) approved financing for the replacement of the turf at Fosina Field; and (4) directed federal Community Development Block Grant dollars to a new splash pad at Parkside Place.  That’s in addition to several other essential investments in infrastructure, equipment, and public facilities.  Not bad for an evening’s work!  Although grants play an important role in addressing New Rochelle’s capital priorities, many other expenditures are made possible by the City’s growing economy, as we reinvest the proceeds from development to strengthen our community.

Celebrate New Ro Murals

A great video from the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, celebrating the creation of our spectacular murals from Street Art for Mankind.  Part of New Rochelle’s strong commitment to culture, creativity, and public art.

North Avenue Bridge Construction Begins This Month

Later this month, the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) is set to begin a long-awaited replacement of the North Avenue bridge over I-95.  The project is necessary to address structural, operational, and safety needs, and will ultimately result in a much more efficient and attractive intersection.

Although the City has no direct authority over a State project, we have worked closely with NYSTA to ensure that one lane of traffic will be open in each direction throughout construction, coordinate with nearby institutions, and plan carefully for any necessary detours.  We hope and expect that the impacts will be tolerable, but it is reasonable to anticipate some periodic headaches before the project wraps up in fall 2025.

Here’s more detail.

NRPD Promotes Gun Safety

Too often, an unsecured gun in the home leads to tragedy.  That’s why the New Rochelle Police Department is teaming with law enforcement partners to promote the safe storage of firearms, offer free gun locks, and invite residents to dispose entirely of unwanted firearms and ammunition.  To set an appointment, contact Police Specialist Robert Ferguson at rferguson@newrochelleny.com or call (914) 235-4785.