I am very pleased that the County of Westchester has concluded a lease agreement that will keep Family Court services in New Rochelle at a new location on Garden Street. The Garden Street site, which was supported by the entire City Council, will entail the construction of a modern new facility, with easy access to … Continue reading Family Court Will Move to Garden Street
I am proud to join nearly 100 mayors from throughout the nation in supporting a friend-of-the-court brief in three key LGTBQ employment non-discrimination cases that will be heard during the next Supreme Court term. No one should be denied a job because of who they are or who they love. Here’s the full brief.
On Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library will host the Creatively Speaking Film Series, with curated films that focus on little-known history lessons, the significance of family and education, identity and culture, and coming of age and migration stories. Creatively Speaking will also feature … Continue reading Creatively Speaking Film Series at New Ro Library
On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, I am grateful to live in a community where everyone is encouraged to be their truest self, and where all people are celebrated for their individuality. Thank you to New Rochelle’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee for leading our expression of hometown Pride. Love is love.
So how can I not post these photos from the groundbreaking of the Humane Society’s expansion? The Humane Society of Westchester serves our entire region, but I am proud that it is located in New Rochelle and grateful for the terrific work of its staff and volunteers. And that puppy was really, really cute!
I had been trying to find the right words to describe plans for a new Remington Boys and Girls Club. Fortunately, Council Member Jared Rice did such a good job outlining the project and its context that I need only link to his post. Check it out here. This would be a great resource for … Continue reading Plans Advance for New Boys & Girls Club
We cut the ribbon this morning for New Rochelle’s uptown Farmers Market at its new location by Thomas Paine Cottage. That Down to Earth bag in my hand is filled with three kinds of pickles, two kinds of olives, tomatoes, and snap peas. Mmmm. Visit the uptown market every Friday from 9am to 2pm. And … Continue reading Pickles and Olives . . . Mmmm
This December, New Rochelle will send a delegation of leaders and residents to our French sister city, La Rochelle. If you are interested in learning more or in potentially joining the delegation, please attend a meeting this Thursday, June 13th at 7pm in Room B-1 of the City Hall Annex. Here’s are the details. I … Continue reading Visit La Rochelle
Congratulations to the Torch Club of the Remington Boys and Girls Club, which set a great example of kindness and fellowship by hosting a “Soulfood Saturday” community meal this afternoon. The youngsters prepared and served food to all comers, with warm greetings for everyone, including yours truly. Thanks!
Fresh local produce, yummy prepared foods, savory pickles, delicious cheeses, crusty bread, and lots of other tasty treats. That’s right — New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are opening again for the season. The Saturday downtown market kicks off on June 1st on Library Green. And the Friday uptown market begins on June 7th — at … Continue reading Farmers Markets Open for Season