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State of the City Speech Set in New Rochelle

Mayor Noam Bramson will deliver the annual address.

The annual State of the City address has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28.

Mayor Noam Bramson will be giving the address, which is being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle.

The event will be held at the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Rd. in New Rochelle.

Sponsored by Webster Bank, the evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The mayor's address will begin around 7:30 p.m.

Individual admission can be purchased in advance for $35 and $40 at the door.

At last year's event, Bramson said the worst of the recession "is behind us, finally giving way to a season of fresh promise."

He said he believed New Rochelle managed the recession's impacts better, or at least as well as, other comparable communities.

"I am proud of all that our public workforce, from our managers to our employees in the field, has done to squeeze savings out of every department and accomplish more with less," Bramson said.

Apply online for tickets at www.newrochellechamber.org or send checks to Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle, P.O. Box 140, New Rochelle NY 10801.

Fifth Ave Guy February 19, 2013 at 03:26 PM
I can't wait to read his spin on how great New Rochelle is doing. My guess is he's never looked at his tax bills or he'd be thinking like the rest of us. Maybe he'll bring up how favorable interest rates are now & how the city yard bonds will cost us less. But will he mention that they're still UNAFFORDABLE and the brunt of this expense will be paid for by the homeowner and not the tenant? I doubt it, too gutless.
Martin Sanchez February 19, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I wonder whether the State of The City is a public event or not. It seems that you have to pay to sit (and I'm not saying anything about eating). If you view the NR Chamber site, it denotes that standing room only is limited. This does not seem like a public forum or venue as there is no free parking or public transportation to get there. A glimpse of last year's crowd would result in a who's who of cronies and contributors to Noam's political efforts. Why couldn't this state of the union be held in a convenient place like the Public Library downtown so that Seniors, working class people and students could attend. Pretty disconnected of you Mr. Mayor.
Michael A Tedesco February 19, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Mr. Sanchez says it all!! The state of the city speech should be free. It should be given in a public place so all can attend regardless of their personal budget. In this way people come together to listen, share and disagree instead of having to read clips in various papers or on line publications. We pay the ever rising taxes and should be able to hear first hand how our money is being spent. A donation can be taken at the door for such charities as Project HOPE and SongCatchers, instead of money being spent on cocktails and dinner.
Michael Woyton (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 06:40 PM
I just received a response from the Chamber of Commerce's Eli Gordon: We set up seats at the back of the room for those individuals who would like to attend however seating is limited. There may be some standing room but that as well will be limited. We do not charge for these accommodations. These attendees should not arrive at the event prior to 7:00 as we do have a cocktail hour and serve hors d’oeuvres for our paying guests.
Nummy February 19, 2013 at 08:59 PM
What a freaking disgrace, cant wait for this "pat him self on the back jerk of a mayor" to get out of here, like I'm going to believe he's done good for this city. Here's the truth it's at it's worst As for the Chamber of Commerce they need the cocktail hour, or they would face withdrawal and sober up to the bull that coming before them!
Martin Sanchez February 19, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Michael the response from Mr.Gordon is indicative of the frustration many working class people in New Ro feel. Note the "we set up seats in the back" - sounds awfully close to the Rosa Park days of "sit in the back of the bus" eh? Is this the vision of Noam Bramson? Very disheartening, very sad, but so real.
Billy February 20, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Where's the coverage of last night's city council meeting? I read Bramson showed how childish he really is when he doesn't get his way and he made the police reorganization vote a referendum on how good/bad city manager Strome is doing. The proposal didn't pass so when's Strome leaving?
Michael Woyton (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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