ALBANY, NY -- The New York State Thruway Authority annoRead more
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police have closed off PinebrookRead more
Pictured Above is some of the 1848 working fixtures that have 20 more years of usable life. They will end up in a landfill all for the ability to say we are green. Not very green to me.
On October 4th the Mayor and Chuck Strome will guide local press through the Transit Center as they would like you to believe they are the Greenest since the Green Giant was yelling his “HO-HO-HO’s.” They would like us all to pay little attention to fact and reality. They want us to put on our Green Sunglasses and Drink the Green Coolaid and just concentrate on the Greenest Mayor to ever set foot on our planet. The Mayors Communication director sent out a Press release touting a 60% reduction of energy from 1.9 Million Killowatt current use to a soon 1.1 Million Killowatt new proposed energy use.
This is all about retrofitting perfectly good Lighting to the tune of 1.5 Million borrowed dollars so the Mayor can be Greenest in the land.
Many people were waiting on line this afternoon as only one parking machine was in operation at one of the city's busiest parking lots. The New Rochelle development department put two new machines in the lot and only one worked, causing significant delays and inconvenience for people parking there.
UPDATE: More lines Monday at the library lot.
UPDATE: Development Commissioner Michael Freimuth responds to my inquiry on the parking situation.
Fed up with traffic congestion? Have ideas on improving suburban travel?
Come to a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Westchester County Center to discuss these and other Westchester transportation issues and concerns.
The workshop will be conducted by staff of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the region’s coordinating umbrella group for transportation issues, programs and funding.
There will be presentations at 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on transportation issues facing Westchester. There will be small group discussions about various modes of transportation, including mass transit, walking and bicycling.
The comments and suggestions made at this meeting will be used to update a formal blueprint, the Regional Transportation Plan, for transportation in the New York metropolitan region spanning the timeframe from 2015-2040. The plan is updated every four years as required by state and federal regulations.
The next update is expected to be completed by October of 2013.
In addition to the public meeting, comments can be provided through NYMTC’s interactive Web site: http://ideas.nymtc-rtp.org.Read more
County Executive Robert P. Astorino will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of two restoration projects designed to ease erosion caused by flooding on the banks of the Bronx River, on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. near the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
“These restoration projects are part of our wide-ranging effort to control stormwater, improve water quality and address the damage caused by flooding in the county,” said Astorino.
Rep. Nita Lowey, who helped secure some of the funding, and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach are among those expected.
The projects are among eight completed and pending projects within the Bronx River Parkway Reservation and three dozen countywide.
The White Plains restoration projects on the east and west banks stabilized embankments and restored wetlands and parkland along the river. The work was financed with a total of $2.4 million in funds from the federal, state and county governments. The Department of Planning worked with other county departments, including Public Works and Transportation, and Parks, Recreation and Conservation, as well as state and federal agencies, to implement the design and construction.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Detective Liliana Sanchez, Police Officer Nicholas Trikedes and Police Officer Mike Young of the New Rochelle Police Department, along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 67th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the New Rochelle police headquarters.
Detective Sanchez, Officer Trikedes and Officer Young will be mounting colorful “School’s Open” posters in New Rochelle to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.
“The help that we get from our club-area police departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ campaign,” said Donna Galasso, assistant director of the club’s Traffic Safety unit. “We appreciate the efforts of Detective Sanchez, Officer Trikedes and Officer Young, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.
Ms. Galasso reminds drivers, including bicyclists, to be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights and stop arms, as required by New York State law.
The Club’s annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign is conducted with local government and police agencies. Thousands of posters, bumper stickers and other educational materials are distributed through the program.Read more