Category Archives: New Rochelle

Downtown Events

Since its founding, New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District (BID) has made enormous contributions to the vitality of our downtown. Following is a list of upcoming events and activities sponsored by the BID. I hope that some will interest you or your family. Spring Sidewalk SalesMay 12 to 15, 9:00am to 8:00pmThroughout Central Business DistrictMore than … Continue reading Downtown Events

Volunteer Opportunities: Keep New Rochelle Beautiful

The City of New Rochelle is joining 14,000 other communities in sponsoring Keep America Beautiful clean up projects. Each provides an easy, family-friendly way to spend a few hours beautifying our city. Dates and meeting locations follow. For more information or to sign up, please call Omar Small, Assistant to the City Manager, at 914-654-2142. … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities: Keep New Rochelle Beautiful

City Explores “Pay-As-You-Throw” Refuse Collection

Last year, the City Council reluctantly adopted a $165 per household refuse fee. Because it was the only realistic means of closing a multi-million dollar budget deficit, the fee was a budgetary necessity. Unfortunately, it was also regressive and unrelated to individual service usage ­ in other words, lousy public policy. I am pleased, therefore, … Continue reading City Explores “Pay-As-You-Throw” Refuse Collection

Mark Your Calendar: Library and School Election on Tuesday, May 18th

Endorsement: Leghorn and Schiffres for Library Trustee In addition to voting on the always-important School Budget next Tuesday, New Rochelleans will also have an opportunity to elect two members of the Library Board of Trustees. Please join me in supporting Tom Leghorn and Michael Schiffres for these positions. Mr. Leghorn and Mr. Schiffres have served … Continue reading Mark Your Calendar: Library and School Election on Tuesday, May 18th

Train Station Restrooms Slated For Upgrade

The restrooms at the New Rochelle train station have suffered from chronically poor maintenance and frequent vandalism. As we prepare for the late Spring opening of the new Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), the City is acting to renovate the restrooms and upgrade our ongoing maintenance program. The new facilities will feature single person usage and … Continue reading Train Station Restrooms Slated For Upgrade