National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th

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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 and the communities they serve, and I am proud that our own local PD does such a great job.

There’s more in this flyer.

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Schumer Touts Rail Safety in New Ro

Senator Chuck Schumer with Mayor Noam Bramson at the New Rochelle Train Station.

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.  Read more in this press release.

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All in the Family

Yesterday, I was very happy to welcome several new members of the New Rochelle Fire Department, including two with impressive family legacies of service: Ricardo Ramos, Jr., who joins his father on the NRFD, and Ted Cordaro, one of six(!) New Rochelle Fire Fighters in his family, spanning three generations.  Here’s more background.  Congratulations and thank you for your bravery.

Mayor Noam Bramson and City Manager Chuck Strome welcome new members of the NRFD.

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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 congratulations to New Rochelle’s traffic engineer, Pat Sbano, for spearheading the successful grant application.

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#WearOrange

Mayor Noam Bramson #WearOrange

Today, I am joining hundreds of mayors and community leaders coast to coast who #WearOrange in order to raise awareness about gun violence and push for common sense solutions.

I am proud to be a part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns #MAIG, and appreciate the exceptional work of advocates throughout the nation, especially students, who have led the cause with such courage and determination.

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Task Force Releases Recommendations

The “Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth” has released its final report — a 36 page document containing recommendations for the School District, City, and community as a whole.

This press release contains a brief summary, and you can view the full report here.

I thank the Task Force members, who represent a wide cross-section of New Rochelle, for their hard work, and I look forward to reviewing and implementing suggestions that can provide our young people with a more positive, safe, and nurturing experience, both inside and outside the classroom.

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