Please watch my half-hour interview with Tamar Tait of the League of Women Voters. We talked about New Rochelle’s history, our downtown plans, infrastructure investments, the public school system, the new State Senate majority, and much more. A good conversation about our community’s past, present, and future. If you find the conversation informative, please also … Continue reading Watch My LWV Interview
Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on becoming the first person in baseball history to be elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame. New Rochelle takes special pride in Mariano, who has been a selfless, generous contributor to our community, and who makes his spiritual home here at Refugio De Esperanza, where his wife Clara serves as … Continue reading Way to Go, Mariano!
A busy weekend in New Rochelle of events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King — a dinner sponsored by the Coalition for Mutual Respect on Friday night, volunteer service activities at Iona on Saturday, a youth oratorical contest at Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday morning, a Jubilee celebration at Bethesda Baptist Church on … Continue reading New Rochelle Honors MLK
Catie, Owen and I helped assemble literacy kits this morning, as part of Volunteer New York’s MLK Day of Service. Great to see so many parents and kids pitching in and enjoying service to neighbors. My arts & crafts skills, however, definitely need improvement!
The New Rochelle community is invited to a public meeting on the evening of January 22nd to discuss the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). There’s more in this flyer. Winning the DRI was a huge accomplishment for New Rochelle, and we now have a unique opportunity to utilize $10 million in State funding to forge stronger … Continue reading DRI Public Meeting on 1-22
New Rochelle has been selected as one of three “hubs” for Volunteer New York’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. To learn about or sign up for local projects, please visit www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK or call 914-948-4452. There’s no better way to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy than through service to neighbors and community, … Continue reading Honor MLK Through Service
This piece from Time Out New York, featuring New Rochelle’s “Best Bits” is a nice way to start off 2019. Thank you to John Reverol, the owner of R Cafe & Tea Boutique on Huguenot Street, for sharing his favorite spots. Our community begins 2019 with terrific positive momentum, and I am excited about the … Continue reading New Ro’s “Best Bits”
Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation. (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions. Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap
I love this photo of the New Rochelle High School and White Plains High School football teams pitching in together to combat hunger. White Plains Mayor Tom Roach and I dropped by the offices of Feeding Westchester in Elmsford to cheer them on. About a fifth of our county’s residents are food insecure — a … Continue reading Teaming Up to End Hunger
It was a pleasure and honor to recognize New Rochelle’s amazing Special Olympians at last night’s City Council meeting. These remarkable high school and middle school students (and their coach and families) make our community proud every day.