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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Santa’s Parks Tour- Saturday, December 17

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The Department of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the New Rochelle Police Department for the third annual Santa’s Parks Tour, slated for Saturday, December 17th.

Starting at 9AM, the one-day tour will feature Santa visiting ten local p...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking for the Month of December

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In continuation of an annual tradition and to promote holiday shopping in New Rochelle, the City is offering two hours of free holiday parking in the following municipal lots from December 1-31, from 9AM to 9PM:  City Hall, Lawn Avenue, Library, ...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Upcoming Holiday Events

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This Robocall was sent out citywide on 12/1 at 4:30pm.

Tomorrow, our second annual Holiday Market opens at the Train Station and will run through December 11, featuring 45 vendors, a beer garden, daily entertainment, and new this year – free skat...

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Santa Claus is Coming to City Hall!

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The Department of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation will bring some holiday cheer as they transform the exterior of City Hall into a festive holiday set for the third annual Drive-Thru Selfie with Santa on Wednesday, December 7th from 5pm to 8pm. ...

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City News
Posted on: November 29, 2022

City Council Appoints Kathleen Gill as City Manager

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The New Rochelle City Council has chosen Kathleen Gill to serve as New Rochelle’s next City Manager. Gill will take office on January 1, 2023, following the retirement at the end of this year of long-serving City Manager Chuck Strome. The Counci...

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City News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

New Rochelle Celebrates Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s creator, Robert L. May will be inducted into New Rochelle’s “Walk of Fame” on Sunday, December 4. To properly celebrate Mr. May and his iconic figure, everyone is invited to join an activity-packed festival, Rudol...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Second Annual Holiday Market at New Rochelle Train Station Dec. 2-11

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON  WITH OVER FORTY MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES, AND LOCAL ENTREPRENUERS AT THE CITY OF NEW ROCHELLE’S BELOVED ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET

Starting December 2nd, the City of New Rochelle, in ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Annual Give A Gift Event

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The New Rochelle Youth Bureau’s Youth Council, The City School District of New Rochelle, Police Association of New Rochelle, Maffei Landscape Inc and The New Rochelle Firefighters are sponsoring their Annual Give A Gift which provides gifts to children of...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade This Saturday

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Public Meetings for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs

The City of New Rochelle is beginning the five-year planning process for its Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs. Together, these two programs provide almost $2 million for New Rochelle to carry out affordable housing, fair housing and com...

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Development
Posted on: November 8, 2022

New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces 58th Annual Thanksgiving Parade

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The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce together with the City of New Rochelle is thrilled to announce the 58th Annual Thanksgiving Parade kicking off Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 10am. The 2022 Parade route will be along North Avenue – beginnin...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Winner chosen for Downtown Gateway Art Contest

The City of New Rochelle is proud to announce that Diane Gwon, a New Rochelle resident, has been chosen as winning artist for her magnificent submission to the much anticipated ‘Downtown Gateway Art’ project. This colorful, public faci...

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Development
Posted on: November 4, 2022

2023 Proposed Budget Released

 New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome III today released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023.  In summary, the $266.5 million budget provides a balanced budget while maintaining service levels. This budget takes the steps necess...

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Finance
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Italian Heritage Months at City Hall

This month, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion featured two videos recognizing City staff and officials for Hispanic Heritage Month and Italian Heritage Months.  

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Italian American Heritage Month 

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

NRPD Offers Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween

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With Halloween coming up next week, the New Rochelle Police Department reminds families to be safe while trick-or-treating, or hosting trick-or-treaters. To highlight their top safety tips, members of the NRPD teamed up with Boy Scout Troop 15, Cub Scout ...

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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

New Rochelle Fire Department Awards & Promotion Ceremony

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The New Rochelle Fire Department hosted their Awards & Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19 in the Council Chambers in City Hall. The ceremony started off by remembering those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Fire Commissioner and Chie...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

New Rochelle Youth Bureau Launches “Grandpas United” Mentoring Program- Volunteer Grandpas wanted!

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The New Rochelle Youth Bureau in concert with the White Plains Youth Bureau is launching Grandpas United, an intergenerational mentoring program matching granddads with New Rochelle youth and young men ages 8-21.  The program is currently seeking...

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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

FALL-O-WEEN

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Fall in love with the Halloween season again at our first ever, Fall-O-Ween! The City of New Rochelle Parks & Recreation, Youth Bureau, and the Bureau’s Youth Council will transform Joe Curtis Five Islands Park into an activity-filled, Halloween adven...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Fall Youth Employment Applications Now Being Accepted

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Building on the tremendous success of its Summer Youth Employment program, the New Rochelle Youth Bureau today announced a new Fall Youth Employment Program. The program will operate for six weeks during November and December and is open to youth and youn...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

New Rochelle Fire Department reminds residents that “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™”

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The New Rochelle Fire Department teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escap...

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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Ryan Sinkfield Park Dedication

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On Friday October 7, the City of New Rochelle dedicated a new park and playground on Brook Street in memory of Ryan Sinkfield, a vivacious five-year-old community resident who passed away in 2020 after medical complications. See Ryan's inf...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Fall Leaf Collection Begins

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The Department of Public Works reminds property owners that Fall Leaf Collection begins on Tuesday, October 11 and concludes the end of December.  All leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or open containers weighing no more than 75 l...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

New Rochelle, RXR Announce Winner of Free Rent Contest; Continue to Uplift Local Arts Community

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Following a Months Long Social Media Competition, Artist Mona Balgobin will Live 12 Months Rent-Free at RXR’s Newest Luxury Residential Building, One Clinton Park, in Downtown New Rochelle 

 NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, Octo...

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Development
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Fall events robocall

This is the City of New Rochelle with a fall events reminder and invitation.  

This Saturday, from1:00pm to 6:00pm, come downtown to Library Green for New Rochelle’s Jazz Festival, featuring musical artists from around the world, plus fo...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival Oct. 8

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This Fall, in partnership with Global Jazz Community, New Rochelle Corporation for Local Development (CLD), City of New Rochelle Business Improvement District, New Rochelle Council of the Arts, and the New Rochelle Department of

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

First-Time Homebuyers Down Payment Assistance Program- October Informational Sessions

The City of New Rochelle has partnered with Westchester Residential Opportunities as part of its commitment to provide qualified low-to-moderate income New Rochelle residents with down payment assistance.  The program offers training and support ...

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Development
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Downtown Parking Options Expanded with 175 New Spaces

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In an expansion of its downtown revitalization efforts, parking options in New Rochelle are set to expand this fall as the Maple Avenue garage opens and improved parking regulations in the Prospect Street parking Lot will create nearly 175 new parking spa...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

New Rochelle Fire Chief Sandor Appointed as Chair of Westchester County Fire Advisory Board

New Rochelle Fire Commissioner / Chief Andrew Sandor has been selected as Chairperson of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board. 

 Members of the County Fire Advisory Board are appointed the County Executive and approved by the Board ...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

New Rochelle Street Fair Traffic Advisory and September Announcements

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Good afternoon.  This is the City of New Rochelle with an invitation and traffic advisory regarding this Sunday's Street Fair, as well as other September announcements.  

On Sunday, several r...

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City News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Queen City of The Sound International Jazz Festival - 9/17 and 10/8

A revival of Jazz has emerged in New Rochelle, New York! New Rochelle is on its way to becoming the next jazz destination by hosting its second annual International Jazz Festival. "Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival” is Wes...

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City News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Graphic Design Contest Opens for Panels on North Avenue Bridge

New Rochelle, NY, September 01, 2022  Today, a local competition opened for regional artists to submit original graphic designs to decorate the North Avenue Bridge in New Rochelle. Running across a highly traveled thoroughfare, this ne...

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Development
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Summer Youth Employment Program Wraps Up

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This summer, over 250 New Rochelle young people ages 14-24 took part in the New Rochelle Youth Bureau’s Summer Employment Program, working in recreation, office, maintenance, data entry, food and personal care fields. Four specialized &ldquo...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

New Rochelle IDA Announced as Presenting Sponsor for the 9th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair

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The New Rochelle Street Fair is a signature event that attracts thousands to the City for a fun-filled day of entertainment, crafts, food, and more. This year, the New Rochelle Street Fair Committee is proud to announce The New Rochelle Industrial Develop...

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway at City Hall

We will have backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary, middle and high school youth. Supplies will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis to New Rochelle students.

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

New Rochelle Selected as Major Hub for Volunteer NY!’s 9/11:Serve + Remember National Day of Service

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Volunteer New York! has announced that the City of New Rochelle will be a major hub for their 12th annual 9/11: Serve + Remember event (serveandremember.org) on Sunday, September 11. Online registration is now open for individuals, groups, and families.&a...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

HOPE’S STEAM Summer Program Visits Ward Acres Park

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Thanks to an ARPA grant from the City of New Rochelle, HOPE’s STEAM Summer Program at Parkside Place enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of activities at Ward Acres Park on July 27. The field trip- coordinated by Deputy Mayor/District 5 Council Member Sara Kay...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Public Input Needed for Drainage Analysis Study

Last week, the City Council unanimously approved contracts with five Drainage subconsultants to perform a Citywide Drainage Study that will analyze issues in the watershed districts located throughout New Rochelle. To more fully identify drainage problem ...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2022

Speed Awareness Week Begins August 14

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the New Rochelle Police Department are teaming up to keep drivers and passengers safe, raising awareness of the risks of speeding and reminding them to obey...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Holiday Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications

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Back bigger and better, the City of New Rochelle and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative present the 2022 New Rochelle Holiday Market at the New Rochelle Train Station December 2-11, 2022. (12-8pm weekends and 4-8pm weekdays).

New Rochelle is getting in...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Farmer’s Market Checkbooks Available to Qualifying Seniors

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Seniors looking to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables and stretch their food budgets this summer and fall may be entitled to a Farmers Market Checkbook. To be eligible, individuals must be 60 years of age or older AND have a monthly incom...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

NRPD Announce Launch of the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT)

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The New Rochelle Police Department is proud to announce the launching of the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT).  The MCRT is comprised of mental health professionals from the Guidance Center of New Rochelle, who will respond along with, and in s...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

“Cone with a Cop” Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

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The New Rochelle Police Department is making summer a little bit cooler. In July and August, the P.A.C.T. (Police And Community Together) Unit will be escorting a Mister Softee ice cream truck to different neighborhoods throughout the City, offering free ...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Lighted Boat Parade Showcases Long Island Sound, Boating Community

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Join the boating community for some midsummer night festivities at the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 8:30pm (rain date: July 31). This annual event celebrates the City of New Rochelle’s beautiful waterfront and public parks.

Just af...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Job Fair at City Hall- July 28

City of New Rochelle and the First Source Referral Center invite New Rochelle residents to a job fair at City Hall on July 28, 2022 at 12 -3:00 pm.  Opportunities are available in construction, retail, restaurants, home health care, and more.&...

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Community News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

NRPD Invites the Community to National Night Out at Police Headquarters, Tuesday August 2

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In celebration of National Night Out, the New Rochelle Police Department welcomes the community to their headquarters on Tuesday, August 2 from 5pm-8pm. The event will feature an evening of fun at NRPD headquarters including equipment and K-9 dem...

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City News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Open Play at Fosina Field Monday Nights Through August 15

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Continuing the celebration of July as Parks and Recreation Month, residents are invited to enjoy open space on Fosina Field at Flowers City Park on Monday nights through mid- August. No reservations or fees are required- just bring your own ball or sports...

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

New Rochelle Breaks Ground on $4M Transformation of Anderson Street and Plaza

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 In what is an innovative public-private partnership, developers Wilder Balter Partners and LMXD and the City of New Rochelle begun construction on a $4M transformation of Anderson Plaza and Anderson Street in downtown New Rochelle that is expect...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

RXR Ribbon-Cutting at One Clinton Park; Announces Free Unit Contest

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New residential tower delivers 352 market-rate apartments with 8,000 square feet of curated outdoor space and 360-degree views of the coast of the Long Island Sound, Upstate New York and the iconic Midtown Manhattan skyline 

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Expanded at First Annual "Taste of Union Ave" Event

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With a robust long-term commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement, the City of New Rochelle officially announces the kick-off of the first annual Taste of Union Avenue event and introduces a new Spanish-language digital platform, HolaNR...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Westchester County Issues Heat Advisory

With a heat advisory now in effect for Westchester County, residents are urged to be careful, especially when outside. The advisory and a full list of precautions from the Health Department follow below

While staying home in air conditioning is ...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Finance Department Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2022 Budget

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of New Rochelle Department of Finance the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2022 budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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A month of activities celebrate July as “Parks and Recreation Month.”  For swimmers and bathers, Lincoln Park Pool has opened for the season. Hudson Park Beach is open daily through Labor Day- admission is free and with the Pa...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

A "Taste of Union" and Many More Cultural Events

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

City takes Green Step Forward with New Sustainable Landscaping Program

In a continuation of New Rochelle’s GreeNR sustainability plan, and building upon the enhanced green requirements of the new Downtown Overlay Zone (DOZ) amendments, the City of New Rochelle is now taking steps to promote environmentally conscious and sust...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Pinebrook Tennis Center Reopens

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The New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new and improved tennis courts at Pinebrook Tennis Center. After being closed for a year for renovations, Pinebrook Tennis Center now has:

  • 8 brand-new Layko...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

“Spark the Sound” Independence Day Fireworks by Grucci

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Cap off your holiday weekend on Monday, July 4th with a viewing of the grand fireworks display at the New Rochelle waterfront. Produced and sponsored by the famous Grucci family, the City of New Rochelle’s annual “Spark the Sound” extravaganza will start ...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

New Rochelle Home Fire Safety Program with Red Cross

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Smoke alarms save lives, and the City of New Rochelle is partnering with the American Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” program to bring free smoke alarms to our community. For more information and to sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed visit SoundTheAl...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

City Update - June Activities & Reminders

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Songs For Our Fathers-TLPC & City of New Rochelle Celebrate Juneteeth for the Second Year

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World-famous jazz musicians Lakecia Benjamin and Shunzo Ohno headline the Songs for Our Fathers Juneteenth Concert at New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave. on Father’s Day, June 19 from Noon-5pm. The event is produced by The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Changes Coming to Community Energy Program Participants

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  • Effective Friday, July 1st, participants who receive either the 100% Renewable or Standard electricity supply offering through Westchester Power in the Con Edison utility territory will begin reverting to the default...
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City News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

"Summer in the City” Youth Bureau Fundraiser

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The New Rochelle Youth Bureau invites you to their Fifth Annual Summer Employment Fundraiser, Summer in the City.  This fundraiser will be held at The VIP Country Club on Friday, June 17, 2022, starting at 7:00pm.  Join the Youth Bureau ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Pride Celebrated at City Hall

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The City of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Pride held their third annual New Rochelle Pride Day at City Hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  The event began with a program featuring speakers from the City of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Pri...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Children’s Fishing Derby Set for June

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New Rochelle Parks and Recreation will hold their Annual Children’s Fishing Derby event at the Twin Lakes of Huguenot Park (in front of New Rochelle High School) on Saturday June 11th 2022 from 9am-11:30am. The free event is geared towards stude...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Exhibitors Wanted for Ninth Annual New Rochelle Street Fair

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Calling all restaurants, vendors, artists and crafters! The 9th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair, presented by the City of New Rochelle in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, BID, and Volunteer NY!, returns on Sunday, September 18 from 11AM to 5PM, s...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Bayberry Lane Named for Benjamin B. Ferencz

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Joined by members of the Bayberry neighborhood association, students from New Rochelle High School, community partners and state and local elected officials, the City of New Rochelle honored the legacy of longtime resident Benjamin B. Ferencz with an hono...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Department of Public Works Center

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City and Public Works officials held a ribbon-cutting for the new Department of Public Works (DPW) Center at 25 Industrial Lane on Thursday, May 19. The event coincided with National Public Works Week, a time to recognize the essential services provided b...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

New Rochelle Pride Day at City Hall June 1

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The City of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Pride will hold their third annual New Rochelle Pride Day at City Hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  The event will commence with a flag raising at 4pm and continue until 8PM with a&n...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City of New Rochelle, Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Celebrate Groundbreaking at Wildcliff

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The adaptive reuse of an historic waterfront property that was nearly destroyed by fire in 2018, and the start of construction on a community greenhouse project seven years in the making were celebrated together with groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, May...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Update from Parks and Recreation

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With Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial kick-off for summer recreation, New Rochelle’s waterfront parks will be open to residents and visitors on weekends and holidays starting Saturday, May 28.

 Hudson Park Beach will be open weekends only be...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Weekend Closure of Southbound Hutchinson River Parkway Expected Between Exit 8 and Exit 6

NYSDOT advisory: southbound Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed between Exit 8 (Cross County Parkway) in the City of New Rochelle and Exit 6 (East Lincoln Ave) in the City of Mount Vernon/Village of Pelham, beginning Friday, May 20 at 10 p.m. through ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

New Rochelle Police Department Holds Annual Memorial and Awards Ceremony

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The New Rochelle Police Department held their Memorial & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17 at the Greentree Country Club. City officials, law enforcement officials, and families gathered to pay tribute to the New Rochelle Police officers who lost the...

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

NRPD Observes May 15-21 as National Police Memorial Week

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From New Rochelle Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola:

“In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week....[to] honor those that have paid...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

National Public Works Week May 15-21 2022 Theme: “READY & RESILIENT”

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May 15 – 21, 2022, is National Public Works Week, a time to recognize the essential services provided by Public Works Departments nationwide. Our Public Works Department provides the residents of New Rochelle with essential services that maintain the City...

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City News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

New Rochelle Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting

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The City of New Rochelle observed Arbor Day by planting an oak tree at D’Onofrio Park, joined by fifth grade students from Jefferson School. New Rochelle is celebrating 30 years as a Tree City. The ceremony featured Deputy Mayor Sara Kaye, joine...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

250 Local Volunteers Rally to Beautify 12 New Rochelle Parks in City-wide Earth Day Clean-up Weekend

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Volunteer New York! and the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation department teamed up once again for Earth Day to host their annual Volunteer New Rochelle! Day of Service Clean-up on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Kite Day at Davenport Park

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5/5/22 Update: Kite Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 14, due to predicted rain this weekend.

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New Rochelle Parks and Recreation will hold their 9th Annual Kite Day event at Davenport Park on Saturday, May 7th 20...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

NRPD Enhances PACT Unit with Community Engagement Officers

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In order to continue to build trust and foster better communication with the neighborhoods they serve, the New Rochelle Police Department now has two Community Engagement Officers (CEO). These officers will partner with residents, businesses and community...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

New Rochelle Launches First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program

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First-time home buyers in New Rochelle are about to get a helping hand thanks to a new down payment assistance program recently approved by the City Council. In a continuation of New Rochelle’s longstanding commitment to expanding opportunities for existi...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

City of New Rochelle Launches ARPA Website

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To increase public awareness of and engagement in the process through which the City of New Rochelle will utilize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the City has created a dedicated website www.newrochellearpa.org. The site will be used for informat...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Alternate Side Enforcement Resumes April 1

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Alternate side of the street parking restrictions will resume Citywide on Friday, April 1. Please observe posted signs and relocate vehicles to allow for street sweeping. 

City News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Yard Waste Collection Begins April 4

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The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Streets and Highways will begin Yard Waste Collection on Monday, April 4, 2022. Residents are reminded that in order to be collected, yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. (6am during summer months) on t...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

New Rochelle Parks Clean-up Weekend to Return Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24

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Volunteer New York! and the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation department will team up on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 to once again provide community members with a weekend of volunteer engagement and civic pride.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

North Ave Traffic Closures and Water Pressure Updates

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Apply now for affordable housing in new luxury building in downtown

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The Housing Action Council has recently started outreach for the affordable housing units at 3Thirty3, a luxury mixed-income housing development located in New Rochelle with units for low-income households.  The 28-story newly constructed elevato...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Registration for Eggstravaganza has closed

New Rochelle's Annual Egg Hunt (toddlers- 2nd Grade)

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Applications Now Available for Youth Summer Employment Programs

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UPDATE 5/13: THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 20, 2022

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New Rochelle youth and young adults are encouraged to apply for summer positions through the New Rochelle Youth Bureau’s Summer Employment Programs. E...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

New Rochelle City Manager Charles B. Strome, III Announces Retirement

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After a distinguished career in City service spanning over three decades, New Rochelle City Manager Charles B. Strome, III announced his retirement to City Council at their March 8 meeting. Mr. Strome will remain with the City until December 31. A nationa...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

2022 Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camps Return to School Sites

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The Department of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation is gearing up for their annual Fun in the Sun summer programming for local youth.  This year, due to the receding pandemic, programs will return to school facilities.  Registration open...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Ward Acres Master Plan Community Input Meeting- March 15

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The New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation is embarking on a Master Plan Update for Ward Acres, the City's largest park.

Designated as a park in 1962, Ward Acres is bounded by Pinebrook Road, Quaker Ridge Road, and Broadfield Road just east of Wil...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Washington Ave & Fifth Street One-way Pilot Program

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Pilot Program to change Washington Avenue traffic to one-way in front of Columbus School and Fifth Street to one-way between Washington and Union, beginning Friday, February 25.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Statewide Indoor Business Mask Mandate or Vaccine Requirement Lifted 2/10

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From New York State:

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES WINTER TOOLKIT FOR NEW PHASE OF COVID RESPONSE: KEEP NEW YORK SAFE, OPEN AND MOVING FORWARD

Statewide Indoor Business Mask or Vaccine Requirement to be Lifted Starting February 10, Remains Optional for Business...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Moody’s Confirms New Rochelle Bond Rating as Aa2

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Moody’s Investors Services confirmed the City of New Rochelle’s bond rating at Aa2, ensuring that the City can continue to take advantage of historically low financing rates for capital improvement projects at substantial savings to taxpayers. New Rochell...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

New Rochelle Expands Job Training and Business Support for Local Residents and MWBEs

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The New Rochelle City Council has unanimously approved a new vocational training and business accelerator program to connect local residents and Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to jobs and contracting opportunities created by City-su...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Winter Storm Advisory

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 A major winter storm is predicted for our area, with snow beginning tonight and continuing throughout tomorrow.  Significant accumulations are possible and strong winds are forecast.  For your safety, please avoid unnecessary t...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

2022 City Tax Bill is now available online

The 2022 City Tax Bill is now available online.  The Online Property Tax System makes it easy to view and pay your property taxes.

And, payment by e-check is free!

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All tax payments are due within the month of January. Payments received (...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Request your free COVID-19 at-home tests today

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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-?home COVID-?19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. There is a limit of one order per residential address. Order your tests now so you have them when you need t...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

City of New Rochelle Achieves Maximum Municipal Equality Index Score

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For the second year in a row, the City of New Rochelle has earned a score of 100 (103 raw score) on the Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policy, and services.

“Once again, this score aff...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Winter Clothing Drive for New Rochelle Teens

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Winter-appropriate clothing is a basic necessity, yet for many children in Westchester, it is a luxury their families struggle to provide. Over 60,000 Westchester children live in low-income homes, with 36% of public school children qualifying for free or...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

DPW begins work on Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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A number of signalized intersections throughout the City will receive pedestrian poles and signal heads with countdown timers, ADA compliant push buttons and curb ramps, and crosswalk markings.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Alternate Side Parking Restrictions Suspended for Winter Months

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Alternate side parking regulations are suspended due to street operations during the winter months from January 1 to March 31, 2022.

A complete listing of streets is located in the City Code Article X Schedule 312-84.

Reminder: Parking regulations exist thr...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

2022 DPW Collection Schedule Now Available Online

New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works annual schedule and information booklet is now available online at NewRochelleNY.com/DPW. The 2022 DPW booklet has been mailed citywide to all homes. The 2022 Information Booklet contains an easy-to-read flyer on ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

COVID-19 testing at County Center

Westchester County has partnered with partnered with Quadrant Bio Sciences to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing at the Westchester County Center starting Wednesday, December 29. This testing is appointment only – walk ins will not be accepted.  App...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

2022 City Tax Bill is now available online

The 2022 City Tax Bill is now available online.  The Online Property Tax System makes it easy to view and pay your property taxes.

And, payment by e-check is free!

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

COVID-19 At-Home Tests Available at Three Firehouses Dec. 24 from 2-6PM

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NEW RO ALERT: December 24

COVID-19 AT-HOME TEST KITS AVAILABLE TODAY FOR NEW ROCHELLE RESIDENTS AT THREE CITY FIREHOUSES
Distribution 2PM-6PM  or until supplies run out
One test package per person- each package contains 2 tests
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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Utility Moratorium Expires Soon- resources

As the expiration of the utility moratorium approaches, Westchester County’s Department of Social Services has prepared a list of resources for residents in need of relief. 

o   ConEd’s moratorium will end on January 2nd

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Holiday Collection Schedule Reminder

This is the City of New Rochelle with a Public Works reminder that this week and next week will follow a holiday collection schedule. Garbage and recycling will be picked up in the North end on Wednesday and South end on Thursday. This week is commingled ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Public Health Update

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Travel advisory for Dec.11-13: Hutchinson River Parkway to close from exit 4A to exit 8

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed in both directions from Exit 4A (I-95 North/New Haven) in the Village of Pelham Manor to Exit 8 (Cross County Parkway/George Wa...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Updated COVID information from Westchester County

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From Westchester County:

COVID PCR TESTING SITE OPENING AT SUNY PURCHASE JANUARY 7

Testing will occur at The Performing Art Center at: 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577

Hours of Operation 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Sign ups for tests are currently av...

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