Issues: Constituents Corner

South African President President Jacob Zuma Meets South African Community In Harlem

Senator Bill Perkins was honored and overjoyed to host the President of the Republic of South Africa, the Honorable Jacob Zuma on September 25th, 2014.  Hundreds attended a truly inspiring reception and celebration that was held in President Zuma’s honor at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building.  More pictures and video can be found here

September 29, 2014
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September 29, 2014
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Remembering Rochester icons Larry and Jane Glazer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien released the following statement following the news of the tragic plane crash and passing of Larry and Jane Glazer:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Glazer family during this tragic time. Larry and Jane Glazer were pillars of the Greater Rochester community. We all feel such a profound sense of loss in the wake of this terrible news. Larry’s unparalleled commitment to rebuilding downtown Rochester gave all of us so much hope for a better future. The loss of Larry and Jane will be felt for many years to come.”

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September 25, 2014
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RITCHIE TO HOST FREE TIRE DISPOSAL EVENTS IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Events Held in Conjunction With St. Lawrence County Highway Department

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she will host two free waste tire disposal events in St. Lawrence County on Saturday, September 27th. 

The events—which are being held in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Highway Department—are aimed at cleaning up St. Lawrence County, preventing the spread of illnesses by eliminating tires that breed disease carrying insects and protecting the environment.

“My free waste tire disposal events provide a great opportunity to help clean up our community, prevent the spread of disease and keep St. Lawrence County beautiful,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“I’d like to thank the St. Lawrence County Highway Department, especially it’s Superintendent, Donald Chambers for their help in hosting these very important events which will give residents the opportunity to get rid of waste tires without the typical $15 fee.”

September 23, 2014
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ONE MONTH AFTER KIDNAPPING OF AMISH GIRLS, RITCHIE RECOGNIZES COMMUNITY AT “THANK YOU” EVENT

Law Enforcement, Emergency Responders, Community Members, Media Honored

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CH. 7 REPORT

One month after the kidnapping of two young Amish girls in St. Lawrence County, State Senator Patty Ritchie hosted a gathering Friday evening to celebrate the region’s community spirit and thank all those who helped return the girls safely to their family last month. 

“When tragedy struck, the members of our community stepped up to the plate to support the Miller family and their two young girls,” said Senator Ritchie. “There were law enforcement and emergency responders who put in long hours, ordinary citizens who aided in the search effort, community members who donated food and drink, members of the media who brought much-needed attention to the ordeal and put pressure on the kidnappers and so many more people who simply said a prayer for the safe return of the girls.”

“The generosity and willingness to help demonstrated by our community was truly inspiring—and makes me so proud to call this region “home.”  Tonight’s event was just a small way to say thank you to the hundreds of people who had a hand in the outpouring of support for the Miller family.”

September 20, 2014
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Recognizing Edie Windsor, Marriage Equality Pioneer

Senator Stewart-Cousins was pleased to be able to personally recognize marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor on Thursday, Ocotber 18th, at an event sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Community Services Center Lane, the only LGBTQ Youth and Community Education Center in Westchester County. The Senator said, "Edie is an inspiration for both young and old alike for fighting for equal rights and the historic Supreme Court decision that has set a benchmark for other court decisions that have followed."

September 19, 2014
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The Yitzhak Rabin Peacemaker Award Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins took part in the Yitzhak Rabin Peacemaker Award Ceremony on Wednesday, September 17th, in New Rochelle City Hall to recognize this year's recipient for their service to the community. This year's recipients were the Rev. Hyacinth E. Lee, deacon at Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Joel Fridovich, administrator of Campus Alternative High School. The mission of the Coalition for Mutual Respect is "to improve human relations and understanding, while instilling respect for the different ethnicities and faiths of the richly cultured populations of New Rochelle and Westchester County".  

September 18, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Join Senator Lee Zeldin as he recognizes the accomplishments of several local Hispanic leaders in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Brentwood Library, located at 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717. All members of the public are invited to attend. For more information, please contact his District Office at (631) 585-0608.

 

 

September 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Zeldin's Mobile Office Hours at the Patchogue Family YMCA

Come sit down with Senator Zeldin or a staff member one-on-one to discuss the issues or concerns important to you. For more information, please contact 631-585-0608 or zeldin@nysenate.gov.

Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment is necessary.

Please note: All attendees who arrive by 11 am will be guaranteed a meeting with Senator Zeldin or a staff member.

September 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Upcoming One on One Programs with Senator Phil Boyle

Senator Phil Boyle Takes His Office to the People

Residents get one-on-one time with the Senator and assistance in researching unclaimed funds.

July 7, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY: In an effort to remain readily available to his constituents and offer valuable information and resources when they become available, Senator Phil Boyle is once again bringing his

o­ffice directly to the residents of the 4th Senate District with his “One-on-One With Your Senator” and “Unclaimed Funds” Programs.

September 11, 2014
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SENATOR PARKER HOSTS ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY FOR 600 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Brooklyn, NY – For the seventh consecutive year, State Senator Kevin Parker and Sesame Flyers International, Inc., hosted Harvest Fest – an end-of-summer /  back-to-school celebration for Brooklyn families at Paerdegat Park on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Over 500 families came out for the event which included face painting, games, fitness and nutrition resources and CPR instruction to children and their parents. 

September 10, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts “Shed the Meds”

**Wednesday, September 3, 2014**

Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts “Shed the Meds”

What: Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts “Shed the Meds”

When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: The Henrietta Acampora Center located at 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point, NY 11715

Who: Senator Lee Zeldin, through the Suffolk County Police Department’s Operation Medicine Cabinet, is hosting a free “Shed the Meds” event where residents can safely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications.

Members of the local media and any members of the public are all invited to attend.

Press Contact: Jennifer DiSiena

September 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Save The Date: Nurture Your Soul Caregivers Conference 9/27/2014

SAVE THE DATE

Woman-To-Woman, Inc.

Nurture Your Soul Caregivers Conference

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMatMacedonia A.M.E. Church37-22 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354Rev. Dr. Richard O. McEachern, Pastor

September 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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August 18, 2014
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MANHATTAN ELECTED OFFICIALS' STATEMENT ON ENFORCEMENT OF INTERCITY BUS REGULATIONS

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer released the following statement regarding the enforcement of intercity bus regulations:

August 15, 2014
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Greyston's Oak Street Garden

Fresh fruits and vegetables coming soon from Greyston's Oak Street garden in Yonkers Nodine Hill neighborhood. The formerly vacant lot is being turned into a resource.Greyston is a nonprofit community development agency that has served southwest Yonkers since 1982. It currently operates six community gardens throughout the city, each of which has been created in partnership with the City of Yonkers and serves dozens of families throughout the year.

August 14, 2014
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN SECURES $130,000 FOR ORANGE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has secured $130,000 in state funding for four Orange County Police Departments.  The City of Newburgh will receive $75,000 to purchase cameras; the Town of Newburgh will receive $20,000 to purchase laptops for their patrol vehicles; the Town of New Windsor will receive $20,000 to purchase a new patrol vehicle and the Town of Cornwall will receive $15,000 for safety equipment and the purchase of a new patrol vehicle.

August 13, 2014
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Senator Parker Announces Support For New Mothers And Their Families

(Brooklyn, NY) - Senator Kevin Parker today announced new support by New York for post-partum services to new mothers and their families. The legislation signed into law today was introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, cosponsored by Senator Parker and five other Senators, and passed both houses of the Legislature with bi-partisan support.

August 7, 2014
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