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.
Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to (re)discover the virtues of our own community. Check out this impressive profile of New Rochelle from “Untapped Cities.” Seems like a great place to visit — or, even better, settle down!
Thank you to the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, the City’s Parks & Rec Department, and everyone who helped organize Saturday’s terrific Thanksgiving Parade. Terrific weather, big crowds, and fun inflatables add up to a great time for all. Glad to celebrate the season with so many friends and neighbors.
Join thousands of neighbors this Saturday morning, November 17th, for New Rochelle’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. The fun kicks off at 10am on North Avenue at Eastchester Road. Just before the parade, fuel up with flapjacks and other treats at the Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Fund for Educational Excellence, in the House IV cafeteria at … Continue reading New Ro Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday
Thank you to the New Rochelle Veterans Advisory Committee and to everyone who participated in the City’s Veterans Day observance over the weekend. This great photo captures a sampling of the New Rochelleans who came out to honor our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen, and also to recognize the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended … Continue reading Thank You, Veterans
Please join New Rochelle’s Veterans Advisory Committee, community leaders, neighbors, and students as we honor our Veterans on Sunday, November 11th at 10:00am. Please note the new location. We will gather at Faneuil Park, the site of New Rochelle’s World War I Memorial (where Huguenot and East Main come together, across from the Armory.) This … Continue reading Honor Our Veterans
New Rochelle was just awarded a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the “Mayors Challenge.” We are one of only nine cities throughout the nation — out of more than 300 competitors — to win this award. Bloomberg recognized New Rochelle for our innovative use of augmented and virtual reality to help guide community … Continue reading Another Big Win for New Rochelle
For cities, successful marketing is more than fluff; it can be a valuable part of an overall strategy to attract economic development, sustain home values, and enhance our community’s image. That’s why the City has stepped up efforts to promote New Rochelle in a professional way, under the umbrella of our “Ideally Yours” brand. These … Continue reading Promoting New Rochelle – Three New Videos
Thank you to everyone who joined the “Neighborhood Conversation” at Salesian High School this past Tuesday evening. I enjoyed sharing information about the City’s activities and — even more importantly — receiving lots of thoughtful questions and comments. Three additional meetings are coming up on October 10th (JCC on Wilmot Road), October 23rd (Columbus School), … Continue reading Great Conversation at Salesian