Category Archives: Bronxville Today

Column: March with us on Memorial Day

At this year’s—our 95th annual Memorial Day Parade, we are reviving a tradition of asking our village veterans to march with us. The village has no organized veterans associations, unlike the American Legion Post and VFW in neighboring Eastchester, whose members have long joined us in our parade. We hope this year to combine forces […]

Column: What your DPW does for you

The beautiful stretch of spring weather serves as a perfect backdrop for our beautifully flowering village. It is only fitting then that I write about the functions of our Department of Public Works which is greatly responsible for the care and quality of this village streetscape. Just 17 strong plus a foreman, (down from a […]

Column: Our schools and government working together

The upcoming joint village/school district FEMA flood mitigation project brings to the fore the relationship of schools to their home municipalities. Bronxville is only one of two New York State communities that is co-terminus, meaning the school district boundaries are exact with the governmental boundaries. The other community is the small Hasidic Village of Kiryas […]

Column: Meter feeding remains a concern

At a recent Board of Trustees public workshop, the trustees gave our parking enforcement officers the go ahead to issue tickets for meter feeding on Pondfield Road, Park Place and Paxton Avenue. The law against meter feeding has been in the village code for decades, but with a history of lax enforcement. The decision to […]

Column: The capital costs of maintaining a village

In tandem with our yearly operating budget, the trustees, village staff and I have crafted a very comprehensive capital budget. It is quite far reaching and aggressive as we deal with a village infrastructure, both above and below the ground, that is now 100-plus years old. For the years 2014-2016, we have budgeted $3.46 million […]

Column: The amenities that Bronxville has to offer

I just returned from celebrating my mother’s 89th birthday near her home in the Albany area.  Now that she is a widow, I look at my former hometown through the lens of a single senior citizen. While my mother’s town is populated with wonderful neighbors and friends, its access to services, culture and amenities pales […]

Column: Lessons in Bronxville history

As I approach a decade as your mayor, I have learned so much about our village; its history, traditions, methods of operation and idiosyncrasies. I thought I would share the following which often elicit a “really?” or most likely “I never knew that”—a veritable store house of factoids should we ever have a Bronxville Village […]

Column: Local government versus state government

In early February, the Siena College Research Institute conducted a statewide poll of registered voters to assess their views of government in New York. Overall, 66 percent of the respondents thought their local governments were on the “right track” while 42 percent thought our state government was headed in the wrong direction. In evaluating whether […]

Column: Traffic concerns persist around school

The dreadful winter that we are experiencing with constant periods of snow that narrow the roadways, followed by ice and bone-chilling cold has served to crystallize the problems near the Bronxville School at drop off and pick up times. The village police department has purposely turned a blind eye to many of the vehicle infractions […]