From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall



March 20, 2017


Once again, I had the pleasure of marching with the Harrison High School Band as they participated in NY City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The weather was chilly but the crowd’s enthusiasm created a warm atmosphere. This year’s celebration included marching bands, pipe bands and bag pipes. Community organizations, cultural associations and political leaders took part, as well. This parade does a great job of promoting civic pride in our NY metropolitan community. I am proud of our high school students for adding to this sentiment. They did an outstanding job representing Harrison and they should be commended for their efforts.


Big congratulations are in order for St. Gregory’s 3rd grade boy’s CYO basketball team. Recently, the team won the CYO-NYS Archdiocese Championship, finishing undefeated and beating every county including the Staten Island champs.  All the best to the boys and their coaches for a job well done!


Harrison’s Spring Spruce-Up Days are Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd. I am reaching out to community members to ask for help in cleaning up our public spaces. Assistance in sprucing up our parks, roadways and streams will help keep the Town/Village of Harrison neat and attractive. Feel free to bring friends and family along. A few hours of time will make a big difference so I hope we can count on Harrison residents to pitch in! Tools and work gloves will be provided, locations TBD. If you’re interested in joining in the effort, please call my office at 670-3009 or contact Kerry Marrano at  to sign up.


On March 24th and 25th, at 7:15 PM, the LMK Drama Club will be staging a production of High School Musical. I encourage all residents to stop in and enjoy what I’m sure will be a very entertaining show. The event will take place in the LMK auditorium and tickets prices are as follows: Adults-$10, Children/Seniors-$5.


Con Edison has contacted my office to remind customers they must still be cautious about avoiding downed power lines. The combination of snow and gusting winds can knock trees into power lines, causing customers to lose power and creating a safety hazard. Hopefully, the worst of the winter weather is behind us but if you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by snow, tree limbs, leaves or water.  Customers can report downed power lines and outages and check service restoration status at or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.


The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is on Friday, March 24th. I will be at Harrison Pizza located at 248 Halstead Ave. in Harrison. I will be at this location from 12:30 to 1:30 and look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.