On November 30th, New Rochelle High Schools Varsity Football Team concluded a 12-1 season with an overwhelming win in Syracuse to take home the State Double A Championship a tremendous accomplishment for the entire team and for New Rochelles coach, Lou DiRienzo.
On December 29th, the Council adopted the Citys 2004 budget. As you know from several previous updates, New Rochelle, like many other communities, has wrestled with serious fiscal challenges for a number years. In response, we have cut services, drawn down our savings account, deferred hirings, scaled back out capital investment program, and pleaded for … Continue reading 2004 City Budget Adopted
As part of our ongoing effort to improve the Echo Bay waterfront, the City has applied for a Brownfield Cleanup Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. If awarded, the $200,000 grant will help facilitate a revitalized Echo Bay with waterfront access, parkland, shopping, and housing. The City is also proceeding with plans to relocate our … Continue reading More Progress at Echo Bay
At the time of my last update, election results in Council Districts Two and Four were still too close to call. The outcome of these contests is now official. In Council District Two, Democrat Jack Quinlan defeated Republican Albert Tarrantino by eight votes. In Council District Four, Democrat Roberto Lopez defeated Republican Rosemary McLaughlin by … Continue reading Final Election Results
(Review by Kathy Gilwit, Courtesy of New Rochelle City Soundings) Think "Mexican pizza" and what comes to mind? Glorified tacos? Bogus Italian fare? "Hot, spicy and peppery," as my family answered? Not so, on all accounts. La Herradura Mexican Pizza Restaurant, on Main Street according to owner Benjamin Meza, is the only restaurant in Westchester … Continue reading New Restaurant on Main Street – La Herradura, Mexican Pizza Restaurant
The new and returning members of the City Council were sworn in on January 1st. I look forward to the coming Council term, and hope we can continue working together on behalf of our community. In case you are interested, the text of my inaugural speech follows. Inaugural Statement My Fellow Citizens: In this modest … Continue reading New Council Inaugurated