All posts by Noam Bramson

Save CDBG

Thank you, Kirsten Gillibrand, for organizing a coalition of 41 U.S. Senators in strong support of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. As the Senators’ letter indicates, CDBG has been an essential lifeline for cities throughout America, including many in New York State.  New Rochelle receives about $1.5 million annually, which we utilize to … Continue reading Save CDBG

A Good I.D.E.A. for New Rochelle

New Rochelle is emphasizing technology and the arts as key components of our overall downtown development strategy.  The cornerstone of this effort: the Interactive Digital Environments Alliance (or “I.D.E.A.”), which brings together City government, the Business Improvement District, academic and cultural institutions, and a variety of private-sector experts. We aim to integrate virtual reality, augmented … Continue reading A Good I.D.E.A. for New Rochelle

Proud to Support Planned Parenthood

I was proud to join other elected officials throughout the region in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally last Friday.  We also heard via teleconference from our federal representatives, who were in Washington preparing to vote against the AHCA.  (The bill was pulled by the Congressional leadership prior to a vote.) Planned Parenthood provides … Continue reading Proud to Support Planned Parenthood

Mayors Stand Against AHCA

Yesterday evening, I joined dozens of other mayors across the country, in signing this letter to the Senate and House leadership in Washington, strongly opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA.) The letter notes that, by largely dismantling Obamacare, the AHCA would: eliminate health care coverage for 24 million Americans; eliminate Medicaid Expansion, which covers … Continue reading Mayors Stand Against AHCA