Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

March for Our Lives on March 24th

This Saturday, March 24th, students and families across the country will #MarchForOurLives and stand up for common-sense gun safety laws.  I will be proud to participate in a march here in Westchester County, and I am even more proud that many New Rochelle High School students will travel to Washington, DC to make their voices … Continue reading March for Our Lives on March 24th

New Ro Students in National School Walkout

I am proud of the hundreds of New Rochelle students who participated in today’s National School Walkout to protest inaction on the vital priority of gun violence.  On this and many other issues, young people are showing greater wisdom, courage and determination than their elders, and I hope that the overwhelming turnout in New Rochelle, … Continue reading New Ro Students in National School Walkout

Supporting Refugees

The Trump Administration may be shamefully turning its back on refugees, but here in Westchester County, houses of worship, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens are working to uphold our nation’s long and honorable tradition of welcoming victims of oppression and violence. I recently heard from one of the leaders of this effort, seeking employment opportunities … Continue reading Supporting Refugees

Shelley Mayer – Congratulations and Onward

Congratulations to Shelley Mayer, who just won the Democratic nomination for New York State Senate in the district previously represented by County Executive George Latimer (including about half of New Rochelle.) Shelley currently represents Yonkers in the State Assembly, but her positive reputation extends far beyond her home city.  Among colleagues throughout our region, Shelley … Continue reading Shelley Mayer – Congratulations and Onward

Property Tax Pre-Payment May Be Worth Thousands

The federal tax bill likely to be approved by Congress this month is an offensive mess for many reasons. Among its many objectionable provisions is a sharp cut in the deduction for state and local taxes, which will have an especially negative impact in suburban areas like Westchester. If the bill passes, it may be … Continue reading Property Tax Pre-Payment May Be Worth Thousands

Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out

Last week, I had the opportunity to describe New Rochelle’s downtown plans to several hundred of New York’s most influential civic leaders at the roll-out of RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan.  Here’s video of my discussion about the suburbs with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (our portion begins at 1:18:14.)   A good conversation about the … Continue reading Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out