Issues: Constituents Corner

State Senator Jeff Klein Releases the 2015 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Throughout the month of August, Senator Klein will be sponsoring the annual Summer Concert Series, featuring local favorites like the Bronx Wanderers, Larry Chance & the Earls, and Jameson’s Revenge.

Senator Klein will be sponsoring a movie series throughout the summer as well!           

July 29, 2015
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Welcome to my website!

Dear Resident of the 61st Senate District:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.

Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:

Click here to view legislation before the State Senate.

Click here for a map of the 61st State Senate District.

July 28, 2015
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STAYING COOL IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

July 28, 2015
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SCORE! RITCHIE DELIVERS FUNDING TO HELP MASSENA GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM PURCHASE NEW UNIFORMS

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $3,000 in funding for the purchase of new uniforms for the Massena Lady Raiders Hockey Team, which took home the team’s first-ever state title earlier this year when they defeated the Kenmore Devil Dogs 3-0 in Buffalo.

“Through their winning of the state championship, the members of the Massena Lady Raiders Hockey Team all have demonstrated that dedication and teamwork pay off,” said Senator Ritchie.

July 24, 2015
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SCHNEIDERMAN, SQUADRON, BREWER HOST “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” FORUM FOR TENANTS FACING CONVERSIONS

 

Loft and Live-work Quarters Issues a Key Focus

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 22, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted a “Know Your Rights” forum to engage residents on their rights and responsibilities as residents of co-ops, condos, lofts, and live-work quarters.

July 22, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Accepting Nominations for Liberty Medal

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), is accepting nominations for the New York State Senate Liberty Medal program. The Liberty Award is one of the highest civilian honors which can be bestowed by a Member of the New York State Senate upon a resident of New York

If you know of an individual who has proven to be selfless, noble, and heroic through exceptional actions or meritorious or humanitarian efforts, please submit the attached nomination form to Senator Carlucci’s office at 20 South Main Street, New City, NY 10956 or please e-mail the application to carlucci@nysenate.gov.

Nomination forms must be received by September 20, 2015. For more information, please call Senator Carlucci’s office at 845-623-3627.

July 22, 2015
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Property Tax Cap Renewal Secures Continued Savings, Prevents Spiraling Tax Increases for Years to Come

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

I am pleased to report that one of my top legislative priorities, extending the property tax cap, has been accomplished during the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session.  

 

Residents all across the 61st Senate District have stressed the importance of renewing the tax cap.  In fact, three out of every four residents expressed to me their support for making the property tax cap permanent in a recent Constituent Questionnaire.

 

July 15, 2015
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Senator Larkin, Assemblymen Skoufis and Zebrowski, announce funding to repair Palisades Parkway

Senator Bill Larkin (R-Cornwall) alongside Assemblymen James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) and Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that over $10 million in critical state funding has been secured to repair the north section of the Palisades Interstate Parkway after years of neglect. Additionally, Route 6 will be resurfaced between Route 293 and the Palisades Parkway later this year.

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN & NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION INSTALL NEW & IMPROVED PEEPHOLES FOR BRONX SENIORS

Installations funded through $180,000 grant secured by Klein

New peepholes provide panoramic views of the outside; Improve access and functionality; Significantly boost safety & security for seniors and individuals with disabilities

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation (NIDC) installed dozens of new peepholes for seniors and individuals with disabilities at Evergreen Gardens on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN DONATES SUMMER BACKPACKS TO BRONX CHILDREN

Klein secured $60,000 state grant to fund summer backpack giveaway for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and HELP Bronx homeless shelter Local kids swing into summer with brand-new backpacks filled with books, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) donated summer backpacks to nearly 300 Bronx children from  the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the HELP Bronx Morris Avenue homeless shelter on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead

Akron, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer provides an update on the 2015 Legislative Session to members of the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead.

July 9, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton Helps Host Interfaith Community Gathering in Recognition of Ramadan, Awards Citation to Imam Kazeem Atanda

 

(Brooklyn, NY - July 7, 2015) Last night, Senator Jesse Hamilton helped to host a community gathering in Crown Heights to share in the holiday of Ramadan in partnership with colleagues and the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community. Over one hundred members of the community gathered, including people of all faiths, sharing in together to celebrate the breaking of the Ramadan fast (Iftar).

Senator Hamilton recognized Imam Kazeem Atanda with a Citation, highlighting Imam Atanda’s work in the community and his efforts to build bridges and understanding.

A variety of Halal Nigerian and Caribbean dishes were served to guests and Senator Hamilton’s office distributed information about resources and upcoming community events.

July 6, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO SMITH HOUSES

Squadron Details Over $450K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged residents of Alfred E. Smith Houses Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $450,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event included Smith Resident Association President Aixa Torres, NYCHA’s Deputy Director for City Capital Michael Clandorf, and NYCHA Security Manager Irving Anglada. It was co-hosted by the Smith Resident Association and NYCHA.

July 2, 2015
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Senator Serino's 'Week in Review'

From Putnam County Day to the Anderson Center for Autism’s Graduation Ceremony, the Amenia Fireman’s Parade, the Poughkeepsie Father’s Day Parade, and senior picnics across the district,  it’s clear that summer is finally in full swing! Senator Serino highlights community members Steven Brown and John Flowers for their invaluable contributions to their communities. 

July 1, 2015
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Senator Serino Hosts Community Lyme Disease Forum

With tick season in full swing, Senator Sue Serino brought critical information necessary to prevent the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases directly to members of the local community. The community forum hosted by Serino, who Chairs the NYS Senate Taskforce on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, was held at the Wallace Center of the FDR site on Tuesday, June 30th. 

July 1, 2015
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Serino Brings Information Directly to Community to Help Combat Lyme Disease

Serino Brings Information Directly to Community to Help Combat Lyme Disease

Hosts Successful Lyme Disease Community Forum

HYDE PARK, NY—With tick season in full swing, Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) brought critical information necessary to prevent the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases directly to members of the local community. The community forum hosted by Serino, who Chairs the NYS Senate Taskforce on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, was held at the Wallace Center of the FDR site on Tuesday, June 30th.

July 1, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding for Local Libraries

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is announcing grants for more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59thState Senate District, which covers all of Wyoming County and portions of Erie, Livingston and Monroe counties.  In all, 26 libraries will share a total of $39,000.  

July 1, 2015
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Community Forum on Combating Lyme DIsease

**COMMUNITY FORUM**

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Senator Sue Serino Hosts Community Forum on Combating Lyme Disease

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino, Members of the NYS Senate Taskforce on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Panel of Experts on Lyme and Tick-borne diseases

What:  Community Forum on Combating Lyme Disease

When: Tuesday June 30, 2015; 6:00-7:30pm

Where: FDR Site (Wallace Center, Multi-Purpose Room)

June 25, 2015
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