State of the City Address POSTPONED

With the guidance of public health officials and with the goal of focusing our full attention on the present coronavirus challenges in New Rochelle, we have decided to postpone the annual State of the City Address, which had been scheduled for tomorrow evening.  I look forward to setting a new date soon and to sharing my thoughts about opportunities for further progress in our city.

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Reminder: State of the City on Thursday

The annual State of the City Address is this Thursday, March 5th at New Rochelle City Hall.  The speech begins at 7:30pm and is preceded by a reception with light refreshments starting at 6:00pm.  Everything is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please join me for a discussion of our community’s opportunities and challenges.

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State of the City on March 5th

Please join me for the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, March 5th at New Rochelle City Hall.  The speech begins at 7:30pm, and is preceded by a reception starting at 6:00pm.  Everything is free and open to the public.  Seating is first-come, first-served.  Hope to see you there.

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Honor MLK Through Service

Starting Saturday, January 18th, Volunteer New York! will host its 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service.  The Volunteer New York! website lists local and regional service opportunities, including:

•  A donation hub at Iona College collecting supplies for those experiencing homelessness, such as baby wipes, bar and liquid soap, body wash, deodorant, shaving cream, tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, tissues, and diapers, underwear and socks (in all sizes for men and women). Bring them by Iona College, Spellman Hall from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

•  A NRPD/NRFD Blood Drive. On the MLK Day Holiday itself — Monday, January 20th — New Rochelle’s Fire and Police Departments are joining forces at Fire Station #1 on Harrison Street from 11:30am to 4:30pm to organize a community blood drive. Donors are encouraged to schedule appointments to donate blood at www.redcrossblood.org; be sure to enter sponsor keyword “NewRochelle.”  Walk-ins are also welcome.

These aren’t the only opportunities to volunteer. New Rochelle teams up with Volunteer New York! throughout the year.  Be sure to visit their website or subscribe to their newsletter for the latest information.

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Light the Night on December 18th

In celebration of the holidays, the City of New Rochelle is partnering with local community leaders along the Lincoln Avenue corridor to arrange an evening of lights, music, entertainment, and all-around fun.  Come “Light the Night” at Lincoln Park on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Here’s more information.

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