Category Archives: Public Safety

Quaker Ridge Road Meeting on 2-27

With help from a New York State grant, New Rochelle is planning to make the biggest investment in Quaker Ridge Road since the street’s initial construction decades ago. In addition to basic (and much-needed) resurfacing, the goals of the project are to: Enhance safety and efficiency at intersections; Maintain smooth traffic flow; Curb excessive speeding; … Continue reading Quaker Ridge Road Meeting on 2-27

Join New Ro’s Bravest

Ever single day, firefighters demonstrate remarkable heroism, putting themselves in danger to protect life and property. If a career as one of New Rochelle’s Bravest appeals to you, please consider applying to join the NRFD. Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 29th. Read all about it here.

Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle.  If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation.  (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions.  Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Storm Worse Than Forecast – Avoid Travel

The first winter storm of the season is hitting our area much harder than forecast.  To make matters worse, the heavy snowfall has arrived during rush hour.  As a result, roads throughout the region are badly snarled, with long delays everywhere.  New Rochelle’s plows and salt-spreaders are out and working, but, like everyone else, they … Continue reading Storm Worse Than Forecast – Avoid Travel

National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th

Come celebrate the “National Night Out” with games, kids’ activities, food, demonstrations, and more tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at New Rochelle Police Headquarters, 475 North Avenue.  Earlier in the afternoon, you can arrange a boat ride with the NRPD’s Harbor Unit. The “National Night Out” helps build strong relationships between Police Departments … Continue reading National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th

Schumer Touts Rail Safety in New Ro

I was very glad to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle this morning.  The Senator was in town to advocate for Metro-North safety improvements.  Confidence in our rail systems is of vital importance to all commuters and of special significance to cities like New Rochelle that depend on safe and efficient mass transit.  … Continue reading Schumer Touts Rail Safety in New Ro

New Ro Receives Big Grant for Pedestrian Improvements

New Rochelle’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and walkability received a big shot in the arm this week with the announcement of a $2.5m State grant to upgrade pedestrian features at a few dozen intersections.  You can see a full list of locations, as well as additional background, in this press release. Thank you and … Continue reading New Ro Receives Big Grant for Pedestrian Improvements