The New Rochelle community is invited to a public meeting on the evening of January 22nd to discuss the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). There’s more in this flyer. Winning the DRI was a huge accomplishment for New Rochelle, and we now have a unique opportunity to utilize $10 million in State funding to forge stronger … Continue reading DRI Public Meeting on 1-22
New Rochelle has been selected as one of three “hubs” for Volunteer New York’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. To learn about or sign up for local projects, please visit www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK or call 914-948-4452. There’s no better way to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy than through service to neighbors and community, … Continue reading Honor MLK Through Service
This piece from Time Out New York, featuring New Rochelle’s “Best Bits” is a nice way to start off 2019. Thank you to John Reverol, the owner of R Cafe & Tea Boutique on Huguenot Street, for sharing his favorite spots. Our community begins 2019 with terrific positive momentum, and I am excited about the … Continue reading New Ro’s “Best Bits”
Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation. (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions. Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap
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