New Ro Leaders Team Up for Hurricane Relief

This coming Monday evening, October 2nd, all of New Rochelle’s elected officials — Democrat and Republican — are teaming up to sponsor a benefit for Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Please drop by Dudley’s at the New Rochelle Marina any time between 5:30pm and 8:00pm to make a contribution at the door, or you can contribute online here.  The money we raise will be donated to Unidos Por Puerto Rico and Americares.

This flyer has all the details.

The devastation in Puerto Rico is heartbreaking.  Let’s come together as a community to help fellow Americans in their time of need.

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Important DACA Renewal Deadline

Important information for DACA recipients:  if you have a DACA issuance or a work permit that expires on or before March 5, 2018, then you can apply for a 2-year renewal.  Renewal applications must be received by October 5, 2017.

To help ensure that our residents are fully informed about their rights and opportunities, the City and School District are circulating this flyer in English and in Spanish with much more information.

Immigrants have contributed immeasurably to the history and vitality of New Rochelle and remain essential to the character and health of our community today.  Especially at a time of heightened concern and sensitivity surrounding immigration issues, I am proud to stand in support of New Rochelle’s Dreamers.

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Advocating for New Rochelle’s Immigrants

Immigrants have contributed immeasurably to the strength, vitality, and character of our city, but have often been under-represented in civic decision-making.  Especially at a time of heightened sensitivity to the issues surrounding immigration, it is important for the needs and interests of immigrants to be recognized and addressed in New Rochelle.

That’s why I am announcing today the formation of an Advisory Committee on Immigrant Affairs (ACIA), a non-partisan group of volunteers from a cross-section of backgrounds, who will provide guidance to me and other interested local leaders.  You can read more in this press release.  (Or read the release in Spanish.)

As a first step, the ACIA is helping to circulate information about the DACA program in English and Spanish.

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Honor 9-11 Through Service

This 9-11, New Rochelle will team up with Volunteer New York to offer multiple service opportunities in our community.  It’s one way to honor the memory of those lost sixteen years ago: by working together to strengthen the bonds that link neighbor to neighbor.

To learn more about the options and to register, please visit http://volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle or call 914-948-4452.

Dozens of service projects will take place throughout Westchester County — with several right here in New Rochelle — from Saturday, September 9th through Monday, September 11th.

Whether you are making literacy kits for underprivileged children, engaging with senior citizens, helping to restore the Boys & Girls Club, or volunteering for the 5th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair, we can all do something to build a healthier, more caring community.

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NRPD Hosts National Night Out

The New Rochelle Police Department will host its National Night Out/Open House tomorrow evening, Tuesday, August 1st, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Police Headquarters, 475 North Avenue.

This family-friendly event will feature tours of Police headquarters, equipment and K-9 demonstrations, fun activities for children & teens, food, plus a live DJ.  The rain date will be Wednesday, August 2nd.

Come on by.  It’s a great way to get to know our PD better and to learn about many other sponsoring organizations.

Click here for much more information.

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