Category Archives: Community

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

  Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) runs a terrific Parent-Child Home Program that provides enrichment to pre-schoolers and parenting skills to moms and dads. This past Tuesday, in celebration of the “Week of the Young Child,” WJCS invited me to read a story (Erik Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”) to the … Continue reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Quick . . . who would be a celebrating his 450th birthday this year?  If you guessed Galileo, you’re right!  But, well, that’s not really the point, because there was another notable birth in 1564 – William Shakespeare.  And nearly five centuries later, Shakespeare retains a pretty breathtaking and seemingly timeless influence over the English … Continue reading Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

State of the City 2014

I just finished delivering my annual State of the City address to a packed house.  Here is copy of my prepared remarks.  Or you can view this webcast. Every year, I try to make the most of this occasion by celebrating  accomplishments, confronting challenges, and establishing goals.  It’s a good way to set a course … Continue reading State of the City 2014

Saving a Piece of History

The former Presbyterian Church on North Avenue, just south of City Hall, is one of New Rochelle’s most prominent historic buildings, but having been abandoned for many years (and under the ownership of a City government that was hard-pressed to devote funds to maintenance), it had fallen into considerable disrepair.  With structural problems constituting a … Continue reading Saving a Piece of History

National Champ: Krystal Dixon Day in New Ro

We often recognize regional champions from New Rochelle.  And every now and then, we have a chance to recognize individuals and teams from our community who win a state championship, which is a great accomplishment.  But national champions are very rare, and so when someone from New Rochelle achieves that elite status, it’s a big … Continue reading National Champ: Krystal Dixon Day in New Ro