I am proud that the City of New Rochelle is updating its non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies to include gender identity. Our community is strongest when all of us can be our true selves and contribute to the common good.
Mention New Rochelle to lots of people all around America, and their first association will be: the Dick Van Dyke Show. A full-rigged sitcom classic that also propelled Mary Tyler Moore to stardom, the Dick Van Dyke Show was set fictionally on Bonnie Meadow Road in New Rochelle. Well, there is a real Bonnie Meadow … Continue reading Coming Soon: Dick Van Dyke Show Way
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has released a new report, highlighting the critical importance of transit-served suburbs in meeting the housing, economic, and affordability needs of the New York metropolitan area. Take a look. RPA’s recommendations are fully consistent with New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development framework. In fact, if you look at the full report, … Continue reading On Track (Literally and Figuratively)
I was on RNN’s Richard French Live Monday evening, discussing the Senate race in Alabama and the incoming Latimer Administration here in Westchester. Take a look.
Don’t miss New Rochelle’s annual Thanksgiving Parade this Saturday, November 18th. Almost 2,000 marchers are expected to participate, which may be a record. Plus the big, crowd-pleasing inflatables will make a return. The Parade kicks off at 10:00am at Eastchester Road and North Avenue and then wraps up on Main Street at Maple Avenue. There’s … Continue reading Thanksgiving Parade This Saturday
Catie and I joined a group of friends over the weekend for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at Vento Bistro, the new restaurant on Huguenot Street at the base of the Halstead Building (where Sorrel used to be located.) Putting ourselves in the chef’s hands, we started with plates of olives, then moved on to terrific … Continue reading Food Blog: Vento Bistro
As we honor America’s veterans today, it is worth remembering that 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. (Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of that conflict.) To observe the occasion, New Rochelle has sent a delegation to La Rochelle, France — our sister … Continue reading Honoring Veterans at Home and Abroad
Here’s a neat aerial image of construction underway at 587 Main Street — RXR’s first major project in New Rochelle. When completed, this development will have a dramatic positive impact on the western gateway to our downtown. You can read more about the project here.
New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome has released a draft budget for 2018, a $190 million plan that reflects our community’s improving economy and fiscal health. Here’s the full document, and here’s a press release summarizing the contents. Budget highlights include: • New investments in public safety, continuing a phased, multi-year increase in Police staffing … Continue reading New Ro Releases Draft Budget for 2018
If you don’t have health insurance, this is the time to sign up. And if you’ve previously obtained insurance from the New York exchange, then this is the time to shop around for a better deal. There’s more in this flyer and in this press release including information about free in-person assistance right here in … Continue reading Get Covered – Sign Up For Health Insurance