Issues: Constituents Corner

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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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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Results: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire

Senator Ranzenhofer has released the results of the 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.  Thousands of residents filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at Senator Ranzenhofer's website. 

 

1. Do you believe that New York State is headed in the right direction?

Yes - 21%

No - 57%

Undecided - 22%

 

2. How would you rate New York's economy?

Good - 5%

Strong and Improving - 11%

Average - 43%

Weak and Worsening - 33%

Poor - 8%

June 23, 2015
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Monthly Column: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire Results

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

As your State Senator, your views are important to me; your input helps me to best represent you, your family and our community.  Earlier this year, I offered residents an opportunity to share their opinions with me in a 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.

 

The 2015 Constituent Questionnaire collected input on a number of important legislative issues, including New York’s economy, Common Core, minimum wage, and more.  Thousands of residents, all across the 61st Senate District, filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at my website.  

 

The results of the questionnaire have been compiled, and I would like to share some of the figures with you:

June 17, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS DETECTIVE VICTOR DIPIERRO FOR 20-YEAR NYPD CAREER

Klein celebrates life and work of retiring Pelham Bay police officer at Bronx Day in Albany

ALBANY, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Victor DiPierro for his distinguished 20-year career with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at the third annual Bronx Day celebration in Albany on Monday. A Pelham Bay native, Mr. DiPierro joined the NYPD in 1995, first serving as a patrolman and then working his way up to detective specialist at the 49th precinct.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR LARKIN’S ANNEXATION OVERSIGHT BILLS PASS IN THE SENATE

“I am pleased that we have passed my annexation oversight bills today in the Senate. We desperately need more appropriate oversight on annexations that could have such a significant impact on our region.  The passage of these bills have been my top priority throughout this entire process and I never stopped fighting on behalf of my constituents.  The Assembly will now be tasked with sending these bills to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  I urge Governor Cuomo to sign these bills into law as soon as possible.”

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS CASTLE HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BRONX DAY IN ALBANY

ALBANY, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) met with nearly 50 Bronx students from J.H.S. 127 Castle Hill Middle School at the State Capitol on Monday. The school’s visit coincided with the third annual Bronx Day celebration in Albany – a commemorative event highlighting the borough’s unique culture, thriving businesses, successful students and first-rate schools.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS BAND AT RIVERFEST 2015

Klein, Bronx elected officials, KRVC, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and families and children enjoy Grammy award-winning music group at annual RiverFest celebration

Family festival on the Hudson River featured live music, boat rides, summer fun and more

June 15, 2015
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SQUADRON, ROZIC, CHIN ANNOUNCE FCC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE VERIZON LIFELINE PROGRAM

Elected Officials Continue Push for Access to Multilingual Services and Better Customer Service

 NEW YORK – After urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau to revise Verizon’s Lifeline program to include multilingual notices and inform subscribers of recertification and service changes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, and Council Member Margaret Chin announced that the FCC has agreed to change the recertification process, improve the program, and better serve those with limited English proficiency.

June 15, 2015
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The Bronx’s Best Displayed in Albany at 3rd Annual Bronx Day Celebration

Albany, NY— Upstate met downstate at this year’s 3rd Annual Bronx Day in Albany on Monday, hosted by Assemblyman Mark GjonajState Senator Jeff Klein, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., celebrating the borough’s culture, businesses, organizations and bright future.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 41ST PRECINCT FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

BRONX, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored local ‘Cop of the Month’ recipients, civic leaders and students for their outstanding contributions to the Hunts Point community at the 41st Precinct Community Council Fellowship breakfast.

June 12, 2015
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‘THE VOICE’ WINNER LENDS HIS STAR POWER TO THE STATE SENATE

State Senator Patty Ritchie welcomed recent winner of ‘The Voice,’ Sawyer Fredericks to the Capitol Tuesday, where he was honored by both the Senate and Assembly for his recent success on the hit television show. 

June 10, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN STATEMENT ON SENATE BILL ADDING NYC LUNAR NEW YEAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY

ALBANY – The New York State Senate unanimously passed S.4648 (Golden, Squadron) on Tuesday night which would establish the Asian Lunar New Year as a school holiday in New York City. Legislation passed last year authorized the New York City Department of Education to consider closure for the holiday. This legislation would require it. State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Queens), U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilmember Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) released the following statement in response:

June 10, 2015
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Press Release: Stewart-Cousins Honors a Trailblazing Chemist & White Plains Resident Edith Flanigen

One of Eight National Media of Science and Technology Recipients in 2014  

June 9, 2015
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