Everyone Deserves a Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you to Stop and Shop for a generous donation of 1,200 turkeys to HOPE Community Services and Feeding Westchester.  And thank you also to the NRPD and New Rochelle’s Parks & Rec staff for helping to transport the birds.  Everyone deserves a Happy Thanksgiving, and this donation will make a difference to many families in our city and region.

New Rochelle, The Restaurant

Love this.  Here’s the menu from a restaurant in La Rochelle, France called “New Rochelle.”  The 325 is a reference to the 325th anniversary of our founding.  Well rated on Trip Advisor.  Attention French chefs: “La Rochelle” would be a good name for a restaurant here.

Build Back Better – New Ro

Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), New Rochelle has been awarded nearly $37 million over two years to address the impacts of the COVID pandemic and “build back better.”  Last night, the City Administration presented a proposed plan of action for utilizing our ARPA allocation.  In addition to complying with the ARPA’s guidelines and restrictions, this plan is also designed to “(1) avoid duplication with Federal, State, and County programming; (2) achieve a whole-of-community, not just governmental, recovery; (3) prioritize one-time expenditures with sustained, long-term impact; and (4) reach for transformative opportunities that might be unattainable without the ARPA’s unique infusion of resources.”  Read the whole plan here, as well as backup documentation related to green infrastructure, social infrastructure, and economic infrastructure.  The City Council will consider this proposal in the context of our 2022 budget.

Montefiore New Rochelle Unveils Renovated Campus

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital has unveiled an expanded and reconfigured Emergency Department, a renovated and upgraded Radiology Department, and a newly-constructed Montefiore Medical Group Health Center.  These forward-looking, state-of-the-art investments are important to all of New Rochelle, which depends on our local hospital as a provider of essential services and as a major employer.  I was pleased to participate in the ribbon-cutting, alongside colleagues who were responsible for securing $44.3 million to fund the upgrade.  More in this press release.

Iron Man

Celebrating the renovation of the second floor at the New Rochelle Public Library.  One of us is definitely overdressed for the occasion.