Category Archives: New Rochelle

City Likely To Adopt Domestic Partnership Benefits

During last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Idoni and I initiated a discussion about domestic partnership benefits for municipal employees. Based on uniformly favorable Council and administrative reaction, the City is likely soon to provide family health insurance and related benefits to employees in long-term, committed relationships. The overall budgetary impact of such a step … Continue reading City Likely To Adopt Domestic Partnership Benefits

“Upzoning” Planned For Several Neighborhoods

As reported in a previous e-bulletin, the City plans to increase the minimum lot size in several neighborhoods to more accurately reflect existing housing patterns and to ensure that new subdivisions are consistent with the character of their surrounding area. Within Council District Five, the minimum lot size in the Beechmont, Bonnie Crest, Forest Heights, … Continue reading “Upzoning” Planned For Several Neighborhoods

“Buy-A-Brick” For Jack’s Friendship Garden At Huguenot Park

The Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library and the Jack Robert Young Memorial Foundation have launched a “Buy A Brick” campaign to raise money for a new special needs playground, “Jack’s Friendship Garden,” being added to Huguenot Park this spring. The personalized bricks will create a walkway leading to the park, similar to the walkway … Continue reading “Buy-A-Brick” For Jack’s Friendship Garden At Huguenot Park

Walking Tour To Benefit New Rochelle Campership Fund

The New Rochelle Campership Fund raises money to provide a summer camping experience to underprivileged local children. The Campership Fund is sponsoring a walking tour of Greenwich Village on Sunday, May 22 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain date: Sunday, June 12.) Attendees will meet under the Washington Square Arch and will be led … Continue reading Walking Tour To Benefit New Rochelle Campership Fund

Student Help Available For Home And Office Projects

The Youth Employment Service (Y.E.S.) at New Rochelle High School acts as a liaison between school and community to find employment for students. Student placements can be either short or long-term, and can be scheduled during weekend or after-school hours. Students will work in offices, homes, stores, supermarkets, or wherever needed, with specific jobs ranging … Continue reading Student Help Available For Home And Office Projects

Donate Old Cell Phones To Combat Domestic Violence

The City of New Rochelle has joined the County’s HopeLine cell phone recycling program which uses resale proceeds to support local domestic violence shelters and to purchase phones for victims of domestic violence. An old wireless phone can become a lifeline for a woman at risk, rather than an addition to a local landfill. Residents … Continue reading Donate Old Cell Phones To Combat Domestic Violence

North Avenue Improvements Finally On Track

Volunteer Clean-Up Set For Saturday, April 16th A new not-for-profit organization, Renew North Avenue, links businesses, not-for-profit institutions, and government in a coordinated effort to revitalize North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Huguenot Street. Renew North Avenue is similar to a Business Improvement District in its mission and structure, but relies exclusively on voluntary contributions … Continue reading North Avenue Improvements Finally On Track