Message from Congressman Jamaal Bowman: Dear neighbor,  In response to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is able to provide federal relief to individuals, households, businesses, schools, non-profits, and localities in our district. This assistance was made possible by President Biden’s approval of Governor Hochul’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration, something my office strongly supported. I am inviting you to join me for a Virtual Town Hall on FEMA and Local Resources this coming Tuesday, September 14th at 6 p.m. ET to learn more about these resources.  I will be joined by the representatives below to discuss local resources, individual assistance, and public assistance:  Dennis Delborgo - Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for Westchester County, New York Yokarina Duarte - Director for Intergovernmental Relations, NYC Office of Emergency Management  Stephanie Dunn Ashley - American Red Cross Metro New York North To join this webinar on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m. ET click the link below or call the number listed and provide the Webinar ID and passcode when prompted.  Link to join:  Dial-in Number:  +1 646 558 8656        Webinar ID: 815 7819 4897      Passcode: 764378 You do not need to attend the webinar to apply for assistance. To apply, you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.govor call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired). Si necesita ayuda en español, visita You can also download the FEMA app to submit your application for disaster assistance.  If you have any questions and/or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out as well. I look forward to having you join me and continuing to serve you. Kind Regards, Rep. Jamaal Bowman

Town of Pelham

9/11 20th Anniversary

Town of Pelham 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony


The Town of Pelham, in conjunction with the Fire and Police Departments of Pelham and Pelham Manor, along with Pelham Post #50 of the American Legion, will hold its 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremonies of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 AM at the Pelham 9/11 Memorial on Harmon Avenue.


The Ceremony will include the reading of the names of the 10 Pelham community members who lost their lives during the attack, ecumenical prayers, various readings and an honor salute and the playing of “Taps” by Pelham Post #50. There will also be the ringing of the fireman’s bell 3-4-3 for the 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.


The 10 victims of the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 who have ties to Pelham: Michael Boccardi, Montgomery Hord, Thomas Hynes, FDNY Lt. Joseph Leavey, Robert McLaughlin, Amy O’Doherty, Robert Scandole, Daniel Shea, Joseph Shea, and Michael Tamuccio.


All Pelham residents and friends are cordially invited to attend. Because of the recent increases in Covid cases, it is strongly recommended that precautions be taken. If you are not yet vaccinated please use a mask.


In conjunction with the observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Pelham Art Center presents the installation GESTURE by Manju Shandler in its gallery from now through September 18, 2021.


Manju Shandler’s nearly 3000-piece painting installation, GESTURE, is a memorial to those lost on September 11th, 2001. Reflecting the size of this tragedy with one painting for each person lost, it is a personal study of the tremendous ramifications of this day in our collective memory.


Pelham Art Center will host a public meditation on Saturday, September 11th. Inside the gallery, visitors are invited to participate in a silent group meditation memorializing 9/11 and all those whose lives were lost and affected.


This event is free and open to all who wish to remember, reflect, and invoke peace through meditation.