Advocating for Action on Gun Violence

In the wake of yet another wave of mass shootings, I have joined more than 160 mayors across the country in calling on Congress to take action on gun safety.  There is little reason for optimism, given nearly uniform opposition from one side of the aisle in Washington, but it is still important for leaders nationwide to maintain our advocacy.  Here’s the letter.

State of the City 2023 – A Golden Hour

Last night, I had the privilege of delivering my final State of the City Address to a full house at New Rochelle City Hall.  Please read or view the speech to see why I believe this is New Rochelle’s “golden hour, in which all things seem possible.”  Special thanks to our communications team for putting together this wonderful video, with images connected to the speech’s words and themes.


Upcoming Flood Analysis Meetings

New Rochelle invites residents and business owners impacted by severe or chronic flooding to attend one of six meetings in March and April, during which the City’s consultants will share and receive information about ongoing flood analysis and mitigation efforts.  Details in this press release.  Or visit for background and a watershed map.

Three Years Later

A moving retrospective from News12, marking the third anniversary of New Rochelle’s wrenching experience as an early epicenter of the COVID pandemic.  I remain deeply grateful for our community’s strength and resilience in the face of an unprecedented challenge.  Watch here.

Schumer and Gillibrand Announce SAFER Grant

Thanks to Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New Rochelle will receive nearly $1.7 million to hire six new firefighters, part of a gradual expansion of emergency response capacity to service our growing community.  As always, I am grateful for the outstanding advocacy of our federal representatives.  More in this press release.