Love these Pop-Up Libraries that have been installed at various public parks throughout New Rochelle. Take a book. Leave a book. And each mini-library is a unique, whimsical work of art. Read all about it here, with descriptions of the libraries and the artists. Thank you to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, My … Continue reading Pop-Up Libraries in New Ro Parks
In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
Iona College may not have made it to the NCAA Basketball Championship this year, but New Rochelle was still well represented. Our own Ty Jerome, an Iona Prep grad, led Virginia’s Cavaliers to a big win last night. Congratulations, Ty!
Through the Boys and Girls’ Clubs Civics Day, youngsters have an opportunity to come to City Hall and play the role of elected and appointed officials. Here’s Daniel Silva, who was chosen to be the mayor for a day, looking entirely comfortable at the desk!
April is Autism Awareness month, and I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the inspiring work of New Rochelle’s own Chris Greco, who founded Christopher’s Voice in honor of his son. Among many other accomplishments, Christopher’s Voice has spearheaded successful partnerships with more than 250 First Responder agencies throughout the country — helping to … Continue reading Christopher’s Voice
I was delighted to honor more than 100 outstanding volunteers this afternoon, as part of the Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. On hand were seniors who give their time and energy to the Foster Grandparent Program, the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle, Montefiore New Rochelle’s Hospital Volunteer Program, … Continue reading Honoring Great Volunteers
Since its founding, My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle has done an outstanding job of expanding cradle-to-career opportunities for young people in our community, especially young men of color. Recognizing the value of MBK’s collaborative model, the City was proud to double our annual financial contribution to the organization from $20,000 to $40,000, with a parallel … Continue reading Doubling Down on MBK
OK. Let’s be gracious about this. Congratulations to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which (just barely) edged out New Rochelle to make it to the final four of the Strongest Town competition. It was a real nail-biter: Portsmouth received 50.4% to New Rochelle’s 49.6%. That’s Florida-style close. Although disappointed we fell short, I am very proud that … Continue reading Congratulations to Portsmouth
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
The New Rochelle High School PTSA is inviting students, parents and caregivers to Family University next Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event is part of an ongoing effort to educate and inform middle and high school students, as well as parents and caregivers, on important mental health and social media issues affecting … Continue reading Family University on Wednesday, March 27