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New Rochelle LWV Cable Program Interviews:  Mayor Noam Bramson and Steven Horton, Executive Director of the Municipal Housing Authorit

The following two interviews will alternate on the New Rochelle League of Women Voters Program, “City People and Issues,” every Monday night at 7 pm on Cablevision Channel 76. They will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm.

Mayor Noam Bramson will describe his vision for the future development for New Rochelle and the plans to go forward: April 14 and 28 and May 12.

Steven Horton, Executive Director of the Municipal Housing Authority will review public housing in New Rochelle and describe the replacement of the Hartley Houses with the new Heritage Houses; this housing follow a very different concept involving the private sector, open streetscapes, and direct entry to apartments: April 21 and May 5 and 19.
The two programs will be shown on demand on Vimeo.com shortly after being seen on Cablevision.
Now on Demand

Mayor Noam Bramson on future development for New Rochelle   https://vimeo.com/92513134

Steven Horton on public housing https://vimeo.com/92530139

Angela Taylor Describes Highlights and Follow-Up of New Rochelle's 325th Anniversary Celebration

New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice Discusses City Issues

Interview with John Wright, Executive Director of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum https://.vimeo.com/89249209

Interview with District 2 Councilman Al Tarantino https://.vimeo.com/89261780

Programs are recorded in the NRTV studio in City Hall. For further information, call 636-6271. First Floor Meeting Room

LWVNR Forum for Board of Education and Library Election Held May 2014

The New Rochelle LWV held its annual Board of Education and Library Board of Trustees Forum at the New Rochelle Public Library. In photo below are, left to right, Joan Alexander, Voter Service Chair; Ricardo Monzon, school board candidate; Nicole Benjamin from Yonkers, the moderator, Jeffrey Hastie, school board incumbent, and Haina Just-Michael, library board incumbent.

Winners of the two school board seats were Dr. Salvador Fernandez (1533 votes) and Hastie (1363), edging out Monzon (1222). Just-Michael and Emery Zweig were reelected to the library board unopposed. Both school and library budgets passed.

New Rochelle Board of Educ. & Library Candidate forum spring 2014




Cable TV interviews See dates and details at left. 

NEW!  "City People and Issues"  will be available on demand shortly after they are first shown on Cablevision. See links at left to recent interviews.

May 20 New Rochelle Board of Education and Public Library Trustee and Budget Vote. The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will sponsor a Candidates Forum, date to be announced.

Wed. June 11 LWV New Rochelle Annual Dinner and Meeting "Update on County Issues" with New Rochelle's County Legislators Jim Maisano, Vice-President, Board of Legislators
(New Rochelle, Pelham); Sheila Marcotte
(Eastchester, New Rochelle, Tuckahoe); Catherine Parker (Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye). 6:30pm, Mama Francesca, 414 Pelham Rd., New Rochelle.Public welcome. $50 check to LWVNR, 46 Long Vue Ave., New Rochelle 10804, or call Cindy Kahn, 235-2884.

Voter Registration at Monroe College in May 2014

LWVNR Voter Registration Monroe Coll. Spring 2014

New Rochelle League of Women Voters members were registering dozens of new voters at local colleges and a city street fair in the fall of 2013. 

Joan Alexander, voter service chair, scheduled the registration. Here are photos she had taken at three of these events.

Below: Joyce Goldklang, left, and Tamar Tait, right, flank student Andrea Rodgers, president of Democracy Matters at Iona College, as they prepare to sign up voters.

Voter Registration #4
Below: Leona Newman, Ginny Coffina, and Joan Alexander register voters at the New Rochelle 325th anniversary street fair.

Voter Registration #1
Below: Patricia Carter and Joan Alexander register students at Monroe College in New Rochelle

Voter Registration #12



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