Mayor Noam Bramson gets his flu shot
This morning, I joined the pharmacy team at New Rochelle’s Stop and Shop to get my flu shot. There’s more information in this press release. Getting your annual flu vaccine is always a smart thing to do, and this simple step takes on special urgency right now, as we all work to avert a potentially dangerous interaction between the flu and COVID-19 and ensure that our health care system doesn’t get overwhelmed this fall. Having taken aggressive measures to confront COVID since March, New Rochelle understands the high stakes better than almost any community in America, so let’s once again act responsibly by getting ourselves vaccinated.
Update: Here’s coverage on WCBS-TV.
New Rochelle’s Policing Review Committee is inviting public input at three virtual meetings next week. This page contains more detail, as well as information about how to register to speak or submit comments online. These initial public sessions are an opportunity to voice perspectives on Policing in an open-ended fashion, while future public sessions will invite reaction to specific proposals and recommendations.
The Committee has structured the meetings by neighborhood to ensure input from different parts of our city, but if you are not free for the session designated for your neighborhood, it’s fine to sign up on a different night.
Not-for-profit organizations have played a vital role in sustaining the people of New Rochelle throughout the COVID crisis, so I am grateful that the Home Depot Foundation has made a generous donation of hygiene kits to our community’s essential service providers. This morning, we gathered on the steps of City Hall to accept Home Depot’s gift and begin distributing the supplies. More in this press release.
John Jordan of Real Estate In-Depth interviewed me recently about New Rochelle’s experience with COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on our local economy. Read his five questions and my answers.
City Manager Chuck Strome has appointed a fifteen-member citizens committee to review Policing procedures and protocols in New Rochelle, with the goal of making recommendations to the City Administration and Council this fall. There is more detail, including the names of the appointees, in this press release. I thank the committee members for their anticipated service and also thank Council Member Yadira Ramos-Herbert, who has agreed to serve as the facilitator of this important and timely process.
Like many communities across the nation, New Rochelle is taking a comprehensive look at Police practices. Public involvement is a vital part of this process, so we are convening a citizens committee to review local Police procedures and recommend potential changes and improvements. Applications to join the committee are welcomed,
Applications will be accepted through July 31, the Committee will be selected in early August, and a report with recommendations is due in early October.
There’s more information in this press release, including a background report prepared by the NRPD. You can apply online at www.newrochelleny.com/NRPDreview.