Category Archives: Public Safety

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

Westchester Officials Unite on Utility Recommendations

After the early March 2018 storms left some 300,000 Westchester residents without power — many for more than a week — public officials throughout the region came together to review the performance of utility companies and make recommendations for improvements.  Yesterday, we released our preliminary report. The report identifies several specific steps to improve utility … Continue reading Westchester Officials Unite on Utility Recommendations

Better Traffic Management Around Schools

The City and School District are teaming up to sponsor a professional analysis of traffic patterns around New Rochelle’s schools.  The goal: devise safer and more efficient means of allowing motorists, bus passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to get to and from New Rochelle’s public school buildings. This is no easy challenge.  Every school draws hundreds … Continue reading Better Traffic Management Around Schools