Selfie with Santa

This should be fun.  Thank you to New Rochelle Parks & Rec for coming up with creative ways to celebrate the season, while staying COVID-safe.  And thank you to Santa!  (AKA James O’Toole — just don’t tell the kids.)


Tips for a Safe, Fun Halloween

With our local COVID numbers rising, it’s especially important for families to act responsibly this Halloween.  I encourage parents to review these helpful tips that describe low, moderate, and high risk activities.  By following these guidelines, we can ensure that Halloween is both safe and fun.  Let’s all do our part to keep the virus in check.


Movie Night

Safe, healthy fall family fun is in the works for later this month, as the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation presents a Drive-in Movie Night on Friday, October 23 at Hudson Park featuring Pixar’s Coco. The movie starts at 7:00pm. The cost is $10/car and advance ticketing is required. Tickets are available at  And here’s a full list of safety precautions and other FAQs.


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.