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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Cash reward of up to $2,500 offered for information on Manuel Ayala’s murder

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New York State Crime Stoppers and the New Rochelle Police Department hosted a press conference today announcing the cash award of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to an arrest of the person who shot and killed Manuel Ayala on Saturday, August 6...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

NYSERDA and NYSDOT Launch Tri-City Competition to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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NYSERDA and NYSDOT Launch Tri-City Competition to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Over Two Years in Westchester

New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers employees to lead by example to reduce driving in the State's first Green Cities Commuter Challenge...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

City Council Approves New Location for City Yard

The New Rochelle City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a Memorandum of Understanding that would relocate the City’s aged and outdated Public Works facility from prime waterfront property in the City’s East End to two locations near I-95.
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Posted on: August 29, 2016

City of New Rochelle Launches Student Housing Business Registration Program

A new law instituted by the City of New Rochelle now requires all property owners housing three (3) or more students within New Rochelle to register their property on the City’s newly-created Student Housing Business Registration website. Initial registr...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

National Preparedness Month

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September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. T...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

New Rochelle Police Help Launch “School’s Open - Drive Carefully” Campaign

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AAA Northeast launched its 71st annual “School’s Open - Drive Carefully” program at the New Rochelle Police Department. The program alerts drivers to be extra careful behind the wheel as children end their summer vacation and return to school. Police Of...Read on...

Fact Sheet 2016
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Thousands Crowd Main Street for 4th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair

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A threatening forecast couldn’t dampen the spirits on Main Street as thousands streamed downtown for the New Rochelle Street Fair on Sunday, September 18th. The fourth annual event boasted over 150 vendors, artists and crafters; international cuisine, and...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Over 150 Volunteers Participated in CEZ New Rochelle Clean-up Day!

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Councilman Jared Rice in partnership with Habitat of Westchester, Volunteer New York!, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, and 1 Change at a Time hosted New Rochelle’s Community Enrichment Zone (CEZ) Clean-up...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

New Rochelle Installs Smart, Eco-Friendly ‘SOOFA’ Benches

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The City of New Rochelle Installs Smart, Eco-Friendly ‘SOOFA’ Benches
Urban furniture brings digital to public spaces

The City of New Rochelle is excited to announce the arrival this summer of the whimsically named “Soofa” charging stations and bench...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Tennis Balls Now Recycled Through New Program at Pinebrook Courts

Over a thousand tennis balls have been recycled this season as part of a new program brought courtside by the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation. By installing a simple green “Ad-In Bin” to the outside fence at Pinebrook Tennis Courts, the de...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

New Rochelle Launches ‘Adopt-a-Street’

New Rochelle’s commercial streets will benefit from the added attention of local businesses and organizations through the City’s new Adopt-a-Street program. Launched this summer, Adopt-a-Street focuses on the beautification of corridors within and surroun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

NRPD, Community Celebrate National Night Out

NRPD Celebrates National Night Out

In celebration of National Night Out, the New Rochelle Police Department held a community Open House on Tuesday, August 2 at their headquarters. Patrol boat rides were also provided at the Harbor Patrol Unit in Hudson...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Farmer’s Market Coupons Now Available to Qualifying Seniors

Seniors looking to stretch their food budgets this summer and fall may be entitled to discount Farmers Market Coupons. To be eligible, individuals must be 60 years of age or older AND have a monthly income at or below $1,832/single, $2,470/couple, $3,108/...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

New Rochelle + Volunteer New York! = A Stronger Community

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Today, the City of New Rochelle announced a new partnership with Volunteer New York! during a press event at City Hall. The collaboration, Volunteer New Rochelle!, will match local not-for-profits with willing helpers and equip volunteers to achieve a str...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

City Boosts Graffiti Removal Program

City Boosts Graffiti Removal Program

Unsightly graffiti on public and private properties will be removed more quickly and definitively under a new Graffiti Removal Program started this month.

While the City Code requires the removal of graffiti with...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Weekend Valet Parking Returns to Downtown

The City of New Rochelle will reactivate valet parking services in the downtown, beginning Memorial Day weekend. This white-glove valet service allows downtown restaurant patrons to drop off their cars at the Library South parking lot and pay a flat $5 f...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Recycling Update: No plastic bags, recycle "gable top" containers

Residents are reminded that plastic bags cannot be used for recycling. Instead, put commingled, paper and cardboard recycling inside covered containers up to 32 gallons and place at the curb on the appropriate pickup day. The City will not pick up recycli...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

City of New Rochelle Celebrates Bike to Work Day May 20

New Rochelle Celebrates Bike to Work Day
New Bike Share Program Launched with B3GM and E3 Think

The City of New Rochelle celebrated Bike to Work Day on May 20 with a pop up expo in the downtown and the announcement of a new bike share program in the ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

New Playground Planned for Feeney Park

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A new playground will be built at Feeney Park this spring, thanks to a generous “Build it with KaBOOM!" Playground Grant. KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging active play through great play spaces, has partnered with Me...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 NRPD Award Honorees

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In observance of National Police Week, the New Rochelle Police Department held its annual Memorial and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at the Greentree Country Club. The event honored department members for their outstanding contributions as well as ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Department of Public Works Hosts Truck Day at Ward Elementary School

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To celebrate Public Works Week (May 15-21) the Department of Public Works hosted a Truck Day event for kindergartners at William B. Ward Elementary School (Broadfield Rd, New Rochelle) on Thursday, May 19 . Students had the opportunity to explore the d...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Department of Development Hosts New Business Workshop

One of the key challenges facing any business owner is access to the capital needed to start or grow their business. On Tuesday, May 10, the City of New Rochelle Development office hosted a New Business Workshop. Adi Israeli of the Small Business Developm...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED FOR DRAFT STORMWATER REPORT

In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the City of New Rochelle has released its draft annual 2015 Stormwater Report. The report is available online (www.newrochelleny.com/stormwater) and at the...Read on...

Stormwater Report
Posted on: May 2, 2016

NEW ROCHELLE POLICE COMMISSIONER AN ELLIS ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Police Commissioner Patrick J. Carroll, who was selected as a recipient of the 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award will be presented at a ceremony on May 7. Commissioner Carroll’s parents passed through the Great Hall of Ellis I...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

WALK TO WORK APRIL 29- BIKE TO WORK MAY 20

The City of New Rochelle in partnership with Montefiore New Rochelle and Metro Pool (511NYRideShare) will celebrate the City’s first Walk to Work Day on April 29, and Bike to Work Day on May 20.

These initiatives promote healthy, sustainable forms of ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Flowers (City) Park Receives NYS Award for Exceptional Park Design

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New Rochelle’s premier athletic complex Flowers (City) Park Athletic Complex has been recognized by New York State for Exceptional Park Design. The prestigious award was presented to New Rochelle’s Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann and Cit...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

New Rochelle Gets Lower Electric Rates

You may have recently received a letter from Sustainable Westchester regarding your electricity supplier. This letter is not a scam.

In fact, it contains good news about your electricity service. New Rochelle has joined 19 other municipalities in Wes...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Front Doors of City Hall are now open

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The front doors of City Hall will re-open for public access, effective April 4. The hours will reflect the City’s normal business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The rear entrance, with handicap accessibility, will remain open as usual and will continue to s...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Alternate Side Enforcement Resumes April 1

Alternate side of the street parking restrictions will resume as of April 1 for those streets and portions of streets subject to winter suspension from Jan. 1-March 31. A complete list can be found in the City Code Article X Schedule 312-84 available with...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Red Light Cameras Installed; Enforcement Begins

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In an effort to increase safety at some of the City’s busiest intersections, the New Rochelle Police Department has installed red light cameras at various intersections throughout the City. Warning signs have been installed and enforcement will begin mid...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

NRPD Annual Report Released

2015 New Rochelle Annual Report Released
City Remains a Top Safest Regionally and Nationally

The City of New Rochelle retained its ranking as one of the safest cities nationally in 2014, according to the 2015 Annual Report released this week by the N...Read on...

NRPD 2015 Annual Report
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Yard Waste Collection Begins April 4

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Streets and Highways will begin Yard Waste Collection on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Residents are reminded that in order to be collected, yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collecti...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

NRPD Annual Report Released

2015 New Rochelle Annual Report Released
City Remains a Top Safest Regionally and Nationally

The City of New Rochelle retained its ranking as one of the safest cities nationally in 2014, according to the 2015 Annual Report released this week by the N...Read on...

NRPD 2015 Annual Report
Posted on: March 24, 2016

New Rochelle Board of Commissioners Award Ceremony March 15

The New Rochelle Youth Bureau invites you to their annual New Rochelle Board of Commissioners Awards. Held in memory of Beatrice “Bea” Kleinman and Josh Sumner, the ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 15th, at City Hall, 515 North Avenue. The recep...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

State of the City 2016

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In a confident and upbeat State of the City Address to a packed house of public officials, business people, developers, community leaders, and interested residents, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson pledged to implement “the most ambitious downtown developm...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Mobile Payment Now Available for On-Street Parking Meters

The pay-by-phone convenience currently available for parking in municipal lots has been expanded to include on-street meters, the City of New Rochelle announced today.

Using the free Parkmobile app, available for iPhone, Android, Windows, Amazon, and...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

New Rochelle ‘Citizens to be Heard’ Now at 7PM

The Public Comment portion of the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting will now take place at 7 PM each month instead of 7:30. The next session will be Tuesday, March 8. It will be preceded by Public Hearings.

The COW usually occurs the second T...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

City Launches Pay By Phone Pilot for Main Street Meters

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City Launches Pay By Phone Pilot for Main Street Meters
ParkMobile App now active between Centre and North Avenues

No quarters? No problem! Downtown parkers on Main Street between Centre and North Avenues now have the option of paying by cell as part...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

New Rochelle Unveils My Brother’s Keeper Action Plan

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NEW ROCHELLE UNVEILS MY BROTHERS KEEPER ACTION PLAN
MBK New Ro is first partnership between City and School District in Westchester County

The City of New Rochelle and the City School District of New Rochelle unveiled a groundbreaking, communitywide P...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2015

NRFD 2015 Awards Ceremony

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The New Rochelle Fire Department hosted their annual Promotion and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 21. Mayor Noam Bramson and FD Chaplin Father Martin Biglin joined Chief Louis DiMelgio as he honored 50 Firefig...Read on...

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