Family Court Will Move to Garden Street

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Rendering of the new Family Court on Garden Street

I am very pleased that the County of Westchester has concluded a lease agreement that will keep Family Court services in New Rochelle at a new location on Garden Street. The Garden Street site, which was supported by the entire City Council, will entail the construction of a modern new facility, with easy access to mass transit and population centers. It is expected to be completed in 2021. More detail in this press release from the County.

Summer Youth Employment Opportunities

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Lots of great employment opportunities for young people in New Rochelle this summer. Here’s are all the details from a City Hall press release:

New Rochelle youth are encouraged to apply for summer positions through the following New Rochelle Youth Bureau’s Summer Employment Programs. The deadline to apply is May 10.

Network Youth Leadership Program: This program attempts to provide youth (contingent upon funding), ages 14 years 17 years, with job readiness skills training and actual work experience. The program operates for six (6) weeks during July and August. Stipend payments in the amount of $240.00 per week are based on twenty (20) hours a week program participation. Fifty five percent (55%) of program participants must meet income eligibility guideline.  (Forty five percent (45%) of the program participants are not required to meet any income guidelines). This program is funded in part by local CDBG program through the Department of Development.

TANF Summer Youth Employment Program:It is the intention of the Youth Bureau to establish the TANF Summer Youth Employment Program (contingent upon funding).  The program will employ income eligible 14 years to 18 years. The program will operate for six (6) weeks. Rate of pay is $12.00 per hour, 5 hours per day. All youth must meet TANF income guidelines.  Funded by the Westchester/Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board.

Potential Internship Program:Where applicable, this program will employ eight (8), 18 yrs. – 21 yrs. with specific internships to an assigned governmental departments or local community-based agencies/programs.  The program operates for six (6) weeks during July and August.  Rate of pay is $12.00 per hour, (5) hours per day.   No income eligibility required.  Funded by the New York State Office of Children & Family Service and contingent upon current State funding.

Only one child per family household will be considered. Applications for all programs are available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Youth Bureau office, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle and on line at www.newrochelleny.com/youth. Application deadline is Monday May 10, 2019. For more information, contact the Youth Bureau at 654-2045.

The Youth Bureau is currently seeking program sponsorships. For more information on the Board of Commissioners’ Financial Sponsors Campaign for Youth Employment, please contact the office.

Mayor for a Day

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Daniel Silva, the Mayor for a Day

Through the Boys and Girls’ Clubs Civics Day, youngsters have an opportunity to come to City Hall and play the role of elected and appointed officials. Here’s Daniel Silva, who was chosen to be the mayor for a day, looking entirely comfortable at the desk!

State of the City – 2019

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Delivering the 2019 State of the City Address

I just finished delivering my 2019 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall.

My remarks highlighted our community’s significant and exciting progress on a range of economic, environmental, and social priorities, while also acknowledging persistent challenges that require our continued attention and focus.  The State of our City is the strongest it has been in my lifetime, but it can be stronger still. Please read the whole speech by downloading the text as a PDF or by copying this address into your browser:

https://www.noambramson.org/uploads/2019/03/SOTC-2019-Final.pd

Or for a more concise — albeit less coherent — version, check out this word cloud.

Video should be posted shortly, and I will share it when available.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the video.