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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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State Senators Demanding Answers on Sagamore

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Bay Shore, NY - With conflicting reports over several months on how many beds are vacant, how many children are still on a waiting lists and inconsistent information over several departments closing within Sagamore, Senators are hosting a forum to elicit answers on the future of Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills.  

The Long Island Senate Delegation, along with the Office of Mental Health and representatives from Sagamore, are coming together to discuss all pending issues, answer any questions and come up with a comprehensive solution to keep every bed open at Sagamore.

Senate Sagamore Forum

August 7, 2014
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ADOPT, DON’T SHOP

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

 

August 1, 2014
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Stavisky Honors Gujarati Samaj of New York on their 40th Anniversary

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) honored the President and Board of Directors of the Gujarati Samaj of New York on their 40th anniversary for their nearly half century of service to the community.

August 1, 2014
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Afya Annual Volunteer Award Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins took time on Wednesday, July 30th, to attend the Afya Annual Volunteer Award Ceremony and recognize the hard work of the individuals helping people in developing countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

July 31, 2014
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Facts on Common Core Implementation Reform Act

Standardized Testing in Pre-K- Grade 2

Prohibits administering standardized tests to students in Pre-kindergarten through grade two.

Student’s Permanent Record

State assessment scores for grades three through eight may not be recorded on a student’s permanent record or official transcript and notices sent to parents providing test scores shall include a statement that the scores are for diagnostic purposes.

Grade Promotion

No school district can make any student promotion or placement decisions solely on the state-administered assessment tests for grades three through eight.

Test requirements for English language learners and students with disabilities

July 28, 2014
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Marines vs. Firefighters Iron Chef BBQ Competition

Senator Larkin joins cooks and judges at the first Iron Chef BBQ Competition at the American Legion Post 488 in Monroe.  This competition featured firefighters from Orange County versus Marines from Stewart Airport.

 

July 28, 2014
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RELEASE: SENATOR AVELLA STANDS WITH LOCAL HOMEOWNER IN FIGHT TO KEEP SEAWALL PROTECTING VULNERABLE HOMES

The seawall, which has been ordered to come down by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), left several properties unscathed during Hurricane Sandy 

July 25, 2014
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Ranzenhofer to hold Erie County’s largest Family Health Fair again

Free health services, screenings and information from more than 85 vendors
Free admission 
No reservations needed

 

Amherst, NY– State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has announced that he will host Erie County’s largest Family Health Fair again this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

 

July 25, 2014
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July 29, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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July 30, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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July 31, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Column by Senator Bill Larkin on Oil Shipment Safety

Now that the state Division of Homeland Security (DHS) has ruled crude oil shipment information must be made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the criticism surrounding oil shipments in New York can get directed back to where it belongs: the federal government’s continued lack of enhanced oil train safety standards.

July 22, 2014
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Little Helpers, Senator O'Brien help School #33 with books, food

In April, the Little Helpers of Pittsford and I teamed up to supply food and books to deserving students at School 33 in my district, as pictured here.

A profile in the July 17 edition of the Brighton-Pittsford Post highlighted some of the Little Helpers' other charitable activities.  I am proud to have worked alongside them on a number of those activities, and I encourage local parents whose children are interested in volunteering to visit the Little Helpers Facebook page.

July 21, 2014
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July 23, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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