Last night I attended the City Council Meeting prepared to give a brief comment on the importance of working together as a community as well as some steps that should be taken to rebuild and restore New Rochelle.
Preceding general citizens commentary was a presentation to 5 young women students athletes who received awards for excellence on the field and in the classroom. Four of the five were present.
Excerpts from their narratives stating why they should receive these rewards were read and they were exceptional. Thematically these young people knew about the power of positive thought and actions, or as Colin Powell puts it, continuous optimism. They spoke of teamwork, family and community values, and more.
Noam was very gracious and you would hope that he and all of those on stage would take this message to heart.
Following this were the usual diatribes about traffic, failures in governing, checkbook diplomacy, and favoritism in filling slots on committees and other community roles.Read more
It’s not just about the Armory and Forest City,
New Rochelle residents need to step up and take an active role in what happens in New Rochelle. Be informed with regard to our City Government and School Board decision making and leadership. A lot of very poor decisions have been and are being made. These are the people we entrust without tax dollars, our families and our children. So many people walk up to me and say what can I do. Well people, you can speak up at Citizens To Be Heard on the second Tuesday of the month, go to School Board meeting write to a Council Member. If that doesn’t work go up the chain of command until you get a response. Politicians get stronger when they see the people have given up trying. As a matter of fact, they feed on it like sharks in a fish tank. So speak, vote attend a meeting, it could be the best investment of sixty minutes you ever made.Read more
I am fed up, literally enraged at the garbage in the press, cable news, elsewhere. Can you really expect anyone in politics to survive intact in this world, our society, even our City.
Now we are being righteous about the crap in the New York Times about the Super Pac and the usual suspectd are lining up. MSBC has its African American apologists huffing and puffing about how unhjust this all is while their equally obnoxious, non-thinking conservative counterparts are putting out their message of being misunderstood and ....
We cannot all get along. The intellect message is simple.... we, the entire damn world needs a new paradigm of governance. Look up the words you don't understand. It comes down to people who, on the one side, continue to moan and groan about balanced budgets, national debt, "values" while the other side whinges about the poor downtrodden masses, inequality, social engineering.Read more
Join us for a Beach Party at Dudley’s to Support the
Re-Election Committee for our County Legislator:
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Where: Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant,
94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle
Time: 6:30 – 9 PM
Sponsorship: Platinum $250 or Gold $150
Tickets: $45 person -- $80 couple
Seniors: $35 person -- $60 couple
**** Children 12 & under are free! ****
-- Dinner includes burgers, ribs, wings, hot dogs and all the trimmings, along with beer, wine and soda, and coffee and cake for dessert.
-- Terrific event on LI Sound -- casual beach attire -- music -- rain or shine.
-- This is the most “fun fundraiser” in Westchester politics!
-- If you have any questions, call Anna Lisa at (914) 355-9205.
-- Please RSVP by June 4 by mailing the bottom of this invitation with your contribution to:
Friends of Jim Maisano
93 Wilson Drive
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Cameroon debt forgiven, Churches for a dollar, City Yards to be moved at great expense, sweetheart deals for developers and colleges, what else is next? We have a city management system with no accountability that can only accomplish thing with deals and give-a -ways. New Rochelle City Management is nickel and diming the citizens to a point where hard working families can’t afford to live in New Rochelle where they were born and raised any longer. Residents are forced to make some hard choices while management makes one bad decision after another. That is not what they are paid for and paid very well for I might say. They receive great salaries and benefits while working and in their retirement. The citizens will be paying for poor performances for a life time. It is time for a reality check.Read more
The Westchester Republican County Committee will hold its 2012 Convention to endorse candidates for the 37th Senate District and the 93rd Assembly District. These are the newly created districts. The Convention will be held at Westchester Manor located at 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on-Hudson. The Convention starts at 7:30 pm on May 16th.
The 37th Senate District retains the same number and is now comprised of Bedford, Eastchester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle (part), North Castle, Rye City, Rye Town, White Plains (part) and Yonkers (part).
The 93rd Assembly District is now comprised of Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and part of White Plains. The 93rdAssembly District is the old 89th Assembly District. Assemblyman Bob Castelli’s seat is now the 93rd Assembly District.
This event is free and open to the public. Only those District Leaders representing Election Districts in the 37th Senate District and those District Leaders representing Election Districts in the 93rd Assembly District will be allowed to vote at the convention.Read more
(New York, NY) -- Con Edison is sponsoring a “Get Out the Vote” poster design contest for students to encourage and show the power of voting in this fall’s elections.
New York City or Westchester County students who are at least 13 years old and who will be in high school in September are eligible.
“We’re calling on our next generation of civic leaders to illustrate the importance and privilege of our freedom to vote, the hallmark of our democracy. The contest will engage students in promoting voter registration and participating in the November elections,” said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison senior vice president for public affairs.
A panel of judges, comprised of two executives of nonprofit organizations involved with the arts and three company employees, will chose six finalists from the poster entries. The winning design will be selected by Con Edison employees during a week-long intranet poll.Read more
It's not even May but already Republican State Senate candidate Diane DiDonato Roth is attacking Republican State Senate candidate Bob Cohen for attacking Democrat State Senate candidate George Latimer over his personal relationship with New Rochelle City Judge Susan Kettner while Republican State Senate candidate Bob Cohen is ignoring Republican State Senate candidate Diane DiDonato Roth attacking him while renewing his attacks on Democrat State Senate candidate George Latimer for failing to explain $17,000 in credit card receipts paid by Latimer's Campaign Committee as Democrat State Senate candidate George Latimer says little and New Rochelle City Judge Susan Kettner says less.
This is going to be interesting.Read more