Category Archives: Bronxville Today

Column: The village will miss you, Rocco

As is custom, this will be my final column until post Labor Day and it is bittersweet. As I introduce you to our new village treasurer, Lori Voss, I will also be saying farewell to our superintendent of public works, Rocco Circosta, who has been a beloved village presence for the past 10 years. It […]

Column: The logistics of parking in a changing village

On June 24, we had a very productive meeting with residents impacted by the Kensington Road development project. We listened to the concerns of those who are the boots on the ground and made changes to our parking/construction roll-out plans. Meetings of this sort demonstrate our community at its best, providing a cordial free flow […]

Column: Everything’s coming up infrastructure

This summer, activity at Village Hall defies the traditional quiet of past years as we embark on a myriad of infrastructure projects. The Garden Avenue parking lot flood mitigation project is well underway and on schedule. Funded primarily with a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the project involves the construction of […]

The secret origin of Independence Day

After enjoying a very traditional Fourth of July replete with burgers, barbeque, fireworks, patriotic clothing and even a group Pledge of Allegiance, I realized I didn’t fully understand the genesis of the holiday, so I set about researching. We think of July 4, 1776, as the day that represents the Declaration of Independence from Great […]

Column: This is not a good sign

At the June Board of Trustees meeting, residents residing near the proposed Kensington Road development were in attendance to add their thoughts to a parking discussion. In addition to dealing with the needs of the overnight parkers who will be temporarily displaced, which is a paramount issue for the village, we had a very informative […]

Column: The village is in good, steady hands

Village government has undergone unprecedented change in just a few months with the departure of Village Administrator Harry Porr, Village Treasurer Bob Fels and, just this week, Superintendent of Public Works Rocco Circosta announced his retirement. Collectively, we lost nearly a century of government experience. As you can imagine, the loss of key personnel put […]

Column: Nothing heard, nothing gained

At this time of year, I am a keen observer of commencement addresses, having spent weeks writing one to deliver at the Bronxville High school graduation of 2008. It was the honor of my life. This past month, I was struck by the number of extremely accomplished, ground-breaking, brave people who were disinvited or respectfully […]

Column: Memorial Day remarks

Good morning and God bless America. A warm welcome to our clergy, distinguished colleagues, police and firemen, community organizations and, most especially, the children to the 94th annual Bronxville parade and commemoration. Today I have the distinct pleasure to honor, on behalf of all of you, a lifelong Bronxvillian, Robert Riggs, as our grand marshal. […]

Column: Mother’s Day has deep roots

After enjoying a very special three-generation Mother’s Day on Sunday, the whole concept and origin of the celebration piqued my interest and lead to fascinating discoveries. Throughout history, mothers have been honored as goddesses or through festivals of celebration, usually in the springtime, recognizing the rebirth of the land and the beginning of the most […]