Category Archives: New Rochelle

New Rochelle Takes Zero Emissions Vehicle Pledge

In partnership with the New York League of Conservation Voters and Sustainable Westchester, New Rochelle is taking the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Pledge. Specifically, we’re committing that by 2020 at least 5% of our light-duty municipal fleet will be composed of zero emission vehicles such as plug-in electric or hydrogen fuel cell, and we’ll revisit … Continue reading New Rochelle Takes Zero Emissions Vehicle Pledge

Politics and the Constitution – Join the Conversation

Dahlia Lithwick and Rebecca Traister are among the best known and most highly-regarded commentators on political and Constitutional issues in the country, so it’s a real privilege to welcome them to New Rochelle on September 28th for “cocktails and conversation” at Alvin & Friends. This event is sponsored by and supports the New Rochelle Public … Continue reading Politics and the Constitution – Join the Conversation

Advocating for New Rochelle’s Immigrants

Immigrants have contributed immeasurably to the strength, vitality, and character of our city, but have often been under-represented in civic decision-making.  Especially at a time of heightened sensitivity to the issues surrounding immigration, it is important for the needs and interests of immigrants to be recognized and addressed in New Rochelle. That’s why I am … Continue reading Advocating for New Rochelle’s Immigrants

The New Rochelle Police Want You! (In a Good Way)

With the next Police civil service exam coming up this fall, the New Rochelle Police Department is encouraging people to consider a career in law enforcement.  The NRPD is especially eager to attract Police officers who reflect the full diversity of our community. The application deadline for the exam is Thursday, October 5th at 4:00pm.  … Continue reading The New Rochelle Police Want You! (In a Good Way)

Meeting with Business Leaders

I was delighted this morning to be the guest speaker at the Board meeting of the Business Council of Westchester, where I was able to discuss New Rochelle’s ambitious development plans with about fifty influential leaders in the regional business community. Always good to spread the word about opportunities in New Rochelle with potential partners, … Continue reading Meeting with Business Leaders

Right on the Merits, Tough on the Politics

Sometimes doing the right thing means taking a political risk.  Case in point: this week, the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved a request from the owners of 255 Huguenot Street for a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) that will start in 2029 and run for 11 years. If you don’t recognize that … Continue reading Right on the Merits, Tough on the Politics