Its funny how each and everyone of these legislators talks both about minimal savings and in the same breath big spending as if they're the ones getting it done us which couldn't be farther from the truth. View Comment
If everyone's doing it, something needs to change.
We aren't all criminals, yet the state treats us that way.
But regarding New Rochelle's potholes, why not use some of that newly found Red Light Camera money to get the job done? View Comment
You need to speak with your local politician and ask them. And don't let them slide off with easy answers. Ask them why our pave jobs only last 4 or 5 years when they really should last 10-15 years. I just tripled the cost in a sentence and unfortunately my mayor Noam Bramson doesn't understand the math. Or why Con Ed and United Water are allowed to indiscriminately cut up the roads for non emergency work? Why don't they work now in places that are going to be paved later in the summer? Its an insane process and leaders like Noam Bramson offer NO solutions at all.
And the county doesn't maintain many roads and in New Rochelle we took over road maintenance for many county roads a few years back when we took $10 million in county money to refurbish City Park. That was a win-win for the county and a lose-win for New Rochelle. View Comment
Dude, standardized testing has been around for years. You're doing your kids a disservice by not having them take the tests. They all need to be ready for the SATs in a few years.
Common Core's bad yes, but the testing isn't the issue. View Comment
So what's all this great stuff costing us?
You'd have to be really naïve to think these are free and will get built without major investment by the City of New Rochelle, mostly likely in the form of tax abatements and we all know how the previous tax abated developments haven't worked so well.
Let's hope somebody runs against Noam in November. He shouldn't get a free ride like he did the last time. View Comment
This is Noam's legacy, destroy New Rochelle's history so the space can be freed up for tax-abated development. Did we have to issue a bond for this? Or did our $75k a year grant writer find money somewhere?
When is the wrecking ball coming to the Armory and the Ward Acres Barn? Bramson's done NOTHING to maintain, preserve or renovate either of these structures. View Comment
Hmmm, sounds like our astronomically high property taxes are finally catching up with us and eating away what equity we have.
Why is Rob Astorino is the politician in our area to get it? Stewart-Cousins, Latimer, Bramson, Spano and the others are just so out of touch with reality it hurts. View Comment
Sure he has, Mayor Bramson's plan is to borrow/bond millions to address this deficiency.
And it makes real sense, New Rochelle will float 30 years bonds for roadway that's only going to last 10 years.
And Pinebrook Blvd isn't even the #1 priority, there are roads in worse condition, like Beechmont. At best we'll get a 1/4 mile stretch of Pinebrook paved this summer like last summer. Not sure who came up with this practice but its insane. View Comment
Why aren't we fixing this?
Club members are claiming the city has wanted to tear the building long before Sandy and are using it as a convenient excuse.
And it'll only needs $50k to $70k in repairs, yet New Rochelle will award a bid of $120k to raze the building. Something's very wrong.
Are these passing the council unanimously? That's the story because who's really behind this?
Yet the cycle repeats almost every year and we continue to elect the same people who punish us with this ineptitude.
Not to mention that New Rochelle allows ConEd and United Water to cut up with streets with impunity.
And wouldn't New Rochelle be better off spending money to maintain its roads rather than using the money for these annual emergency repairs? A new pave job should last 10-12 years but not in New Rochelle, maybe we get 5 years which means it cost us double because we only get 1/2 the life. View Comment
So says the people who instituted the change, but can you really trust them to tell the truth?
Bramson has also championed our low tax rate so I guess anything's possible.
More to the point on this issue though, how much did New Rochelle save? This was a cost cutting program that was supposed to save $400k annually so how much did New Rochelle save from picking up bags vs. collecting loose leaves off the street? The amount of leaves didn't change so I have a hard time believing we saved much. View Comment
Wow, why am I NOT surprised to read Senator George Latimer's the primary supporter of this tax?
He never looks to cut spending as he'd rather find alternative sources of funding or in regular terms: more taxes. View Comment