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
Bet that was a very 1 sided conversation. Spend more, tax more is all these 4 know. Glad I kept my kid home. Everyone of these 4 wanted to boost this years budget by $8 Billion with no forethought on where the money would come from. Surprised they didn't push a minimum wage increase on the crowd while they had a captive audience.
And on these Common Core tests, the state got rid of the original tests and have replaced them with the common core tests so why opt out? The kids aren't taking more tests, just different ones.
Nice of these 4 to only take the teachers union position. Would be nice if 1 of them could've come up with something original. View Comment
I doubt Senator Latimer had anything to do with the repeal of this crazy tax, remember he's in the minority party and luckily without much say.
Nice of him to grand stand though and I'm sure he'll use this in the next election to claim he's a tax cutter. What a farce.
He had no problem supporting and voting for the tax when it was first introduced back in '09 either. View Comment
Sounds more like an indoctrination of Democratic principals more than anything else.
Who else is glad Andrea Stewart-Cousins and George Latimer are in the minority party in the senate? She wanted to balloon the budget up to $150 Billion. View Comment
What are you a cop or something? Access to DMV records? How would you know such personal information about anyone, especially anonymous posters on a blog? You sound like a stalker. Did you ever consider that he's got an unlisted number? View Comment
When Mayor Bramson says "their (current taxpayers) investment in this city is paid back in full", means that we're going to hand out big tax breaks in the hope stimulating more development. This means that every homeowner will have to pay and foot the bill for all the services (school, fire, police ect) for all these new developments and their residents will want and demand as they would be entitled to as residents.
Unfortunately, this is the same thing that Mayor Idoni and Councilman Bramson told us about the Avalon and Trump projects 10-15 years ago and it simply never materialized.
Now Mayor Bramson wants to repeat history with the same false claims and pack downtown with more residents. Wonder what his north end buddies will think when they get stuck being represented by only 1 council person instead of the current 2 voices they have on council. The population of New Rochelle can't shift to downtown without consequences. View Comment
Not for nothing, but the Hutch really needs a 3rd lane more than this fancy, expensive system. When will any of our state legislators stick their necks out and get this done?
George Latimer, Amy Paulin, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Steve Otis and the others are really doing nothing to make this very important roadway any better so why continue to support them?
And wouldn't I beams have achieved the same result at a fraction of the cost? View Comment
Somehow I think Connecticut just doesn't care what these 2 nimrods have to say.
If CT were smart, they'd put the tolls on i684 where it crosses over into CT for a few miles. Imagine a $10 toll there, both ways. Would balance the budget and then some with very little political fallout. View Comment