August 2008

Steadfast opposition to Council pay raise

August 30, 2008 - 19:25

As many of you are aware, I voted against the pay increase legislation for the Mayor and City Council that takes effect in 2008. From its inception I spoke against this proposal and vowed that if re-elected this year, I would not accept the raise, but would donate it back to the City designated for use in Council District 1 and/or to a charity that specifically helps people in Council District 1. I believe that this pay raise for part-time council positions as defined in city personnel documents is clearly unacceptable, when compared to the reality that some in our district are living near subsistence and all continue to pay the onerous refuse fee.

Accountable to you

August 30, 2008 - 19:24

I hope this message finds all of you well in anticipation of the approaching spring and summer seasons. I want to thank all of you for the continued honor and opportunity to work together as partners. I approach every issue with a consistent goal: to be an independent voice representing the constituents of Council District 1, and dedicated to protecting and enhancing our quality of life.

This news brief includes some information about my recent initiatives and proposed solutions as your representative on the City Council. Remember, I am accountable to you. If you have any advice, information, or concerns, please contact me at (914) 882-7519, or e-mail at [email protected].

Thanks as always.

Very truly yours,

Michael E. Boyle, Jr.
New Rochelle City Council– District One

Bookmobile To Visit New Rochelle in September

August 30, 2008 - 17:52

Can't get to the library? The New Rochelle Public Library may be coming to you. A book mobile, supported by an $85,000 grant from the Westchester County Board of Legislators, took its inaugural runs this summer, and will now be coming to New Rochelle two times a month.

On Thursday, September 4 and Thursday,September 23, the book mobile will be stopping at the Bracey Apartments (Harrison Street near Main Street) from 12:30 - 1:45 pm; and the MacLeay Apartments (parking lot off Fifth Avenue) from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

On September 4, the Bookmobile will be stopping at the Hartley Apartments (Horton Avenue and Brook Street) from 9:45 am - 11:15 am; and on September 23 at Christ United Methodist Church, (parking lot of 1200 North Avenue), from 9:45 am - 11:15 am.

New Rochelle Public Library Offers Free Career Counseling Course

August 30, 2008 - 17:50

WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service will be offering a free eight-week career counseling program at the New Rochelle Public Library this fall. WEBS is sponsored by the Westchester Library System.

Managing Your Career in Changing Times will help adults assess themselves, obtain career and educational information, learn to use online career resources, explore new career options, and market themselves effectively. The program is geared to those who are unemployed, changing careers, reentering the workforce or returning to school. The seminar will be offered on eight Tuesday evenings starting in October.

Individuals can find out about exact dates and times and register for a seminar by calling WEBS at
674-3612 on or after August 11, 2008.

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.