Issues: Historical Preservation

Savino and Klein Announce Restoration of NYS Italian Regents High School Exam

Protects Study of Italian Language in Schools

TUCKAHOE, NY – State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn), State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), and representatives from the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Sons of Italy announced the restoration of the NYS Italian Regents high school exam at a rally on Thursday. Last week the NYS Senate saved the exam from extinction when it passed the final piece of this year’s budget. Attendees rallied in support of this important achievement and to celebrate Italian culture.

August 12, 2010
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Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force Update!

After the Joint Senate Hearing on the Elmendorf Reformed Church (EFC) African Burial Ground on March 19th, the office of Senator José M. Serrano and the rest of the Colonial African Burial Ground Task Force, co-chaired by Reverend Patricia Singletary and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, have been meeting regularly to work toward the reclaiming, preserving, and official recognition of the burial ground. As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering redeveloping the site in question, the area requires a series of environmental reviews, including an assessment of known and potential cultural resources.

August 4, 2010
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STACHOWSKI CALLS FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENT FOR VETERANS’ CEMETERY DESECRATION

      The State Senate has today passed legislation (S.8289) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a new crime for cemetery desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  The measure would also prohibit anyone from selling veteran commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old if those items are already placed or located within a cemetery.

June 30, 2010
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Statement from Senator Serrano: Restoration of Funding for State Parks and Living Museums

“As Chair of the committee that oversees the State Park system and living museums, I am thrilled that Governor Paterson and the Legislature have worked out a plan that will keep our parks open in time for Memorial Day weekend, and will allow us to enjoy all that our zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums have to offer in advance of the summer season.”

May 28, 2010
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Senate Acts to Keep Parks & Historic Sites Open

 

Lawmakers forge agreement with Governor to fund full operation of parks, historic sites

ALBANY (May 28, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in passing legislation (S.7988) that will ensure our state’s parks and historic sites are fully operational for families across New York State to enjoy this summer and as an attraction for tourists in need of goods and services from our local businesses.

May 28, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Small Business And Historic Preservation Boards, MTA And State Council On The Arts

The New York State Senate confirmed thirteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board, the State Board for Historic Preservation, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Taconic State Park, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Commission, and the State Council on the Arts. Patrick J. Foye, Esq. (Sandspoint)Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

May 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Receives Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from NYS Preservation League

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was recognized for his leadership in authoring a game-changing economic development initiative, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, by the New York State Preservation League.

May 17, 2010
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Senate Approves Power Authority Trustee; Members To Key Athletic, Medical And Historical Preservation Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed seven appointees to key boards today, including a new trustee to the Power Authority of the State of New York, and members to the State Athletic Commission, Dormitory Authority, Correction Medical Review Board, State Board for Historic Preservation and Saratoga-District State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission. Mark O’Luck (New York)Trustee, Power Authority of the State of New York

April 27, 2010
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Padavan, Aquinas Honor Society Students Celebrate Jamaica Estate's History

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens),  students from the Immaculate Conception School’s Aquinas Honor Society and local civic leaders joined together for the unveiling of a historical marker for Jamaica Estates. The event took place at the location of the plaque at Wexford Terrace and Midland Malls on Friday morning April 23, 2010.

April 26, 2010
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Padavan, Aquinas Honor Society Students Celebrate Jamaica Estate's History

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens),  students from the Immaculate Conception School’s Aquinas Honor Society and local civic leaders joined together for the unveiling of a historical marker for Jamaica Estates. The event took place at the location of the plaque at Wexford Terrace and Midland Malls on Friday morning April 23, 2010. Padavan provided a $2,000 grant for the historical plaque after the student from the Aquinas Society undertook two years of research into the history and heritage of the Jamaica Estates community.

April 26, 2010
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Protecting Harlem's African Burial Grounds

On March 19, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins & Senator Jose Serrano, Jr. held a NY Senate Public Hearing entitled Protecting Harlem's African Burial Grounds.

April 6, 2010
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Community Update with Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine

Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine recently taped a program to be aired on nysenate.gov and local cable stations in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in which he lays out the arguments to save Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and for protecting our state parks and historic sites, the snowmobile trail fund, and agriculture.

March 26, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Fighting to Keep State Parks Open

 

Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

 

March 24, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Calls For Measure To Advance Historic Rehabilitation

Bill To Provide Tax Credits On Commercial Properties

March 9, 2010
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