New Rochelle is teaming up with the American Red Cross to promote fire safety. You can sign up to have a free smoke detector (or more than one) installed in your home. Or volunteer to assist with installations during a day of service on May 6th. Let’s all do our part to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.
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.
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.
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 www.newrochelleny.com/flooding for background and a watershed map.
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.
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.