Issues: Constituents Corner

Senator Avella Honors Famee Furlane of N.A. Club

State Senator Tony Avella attended the 85th Anniversary of Famee Furlane of N.A. Club, the first fogolar furlane, or cultural club, and meeting place for descendents of Friulan immigrants.

October 10, 2014
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Senator Avella Honors Eagle Scout

Today, State Senator Tony Avella was pleased to honor John Kundmueller on the occassion of attaining the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout.

Senator Avella presented John with a Senate Proclamation commemorating his achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.

 

October 10, 2014
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Senator O'Brien's Winter Coat Drive

Accepting donations of new or gently-used winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves for all ages through October 27, 2014

Please bring items to Senator O'Brien's district office at:

2494 Browncroft Blvd.Town of Penfield

Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call (585) 218-0034 if you have any questions. 

October 8, 2014
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SQUADRON, MILLMAN AND SIMON SPONSOR FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC

Shots Provided At Eileen C. Dugan Sr. Center By Brooklyn Hospital Center

BROOKLYN – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and Assembly Nominee Jo Anne Simon sponsored a free flu shot clinic from 9am to 11:30am on Tuesday, October 7th.  Shots were provided by the Brooklyn Hospital Center, and the venue was provided by the Eileen C. Dugan Amico Senior Center at 378 Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

October 7, 2014
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SQUADRON SPONSORS FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC ON LOWER EAST SIDE

Shots Provided At Grand Street Settlement By Visiting Nurse Service of NY

LOWER EAST SIDE – State Senator Daniel Squadron sponsored a free flu shot clinic from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, October 7th.  Shots were provided by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and the venue was provided by Grand Street Settlement at 72 Columbia Street on the Lower East Side.

October 7, 2014
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Ted Hinz is Mr. Bayside

Architect Ted Hinz, center, was honored by the Bayside Historical Society and the state on Saturday as Mr. Bayside during Bayside Day at Fort Totten.

BHS President Paul DiBenedetto, left, said his group paid tribute to Hinz, who was one of the founders of the historical group 50 years ago, was instrumental in restoring the BHS headquarters and creating PS 41.

October 3, 2014
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SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SAFETY MEASURES AT TWO BUSY INTERSECTIONS

Implementation Comes After Requests By Senator Squadron And Community Groups

BROOKLYN – At the request of State Senator Daniel Squadron, a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) is currently being implemented by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) at the intersection of Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. This follows the successful change of the three phase signal, earlier in the summer, at the intersection of Congress, Bergen, and Court Streets to benefit pedestrians. Requested by Senator Squadron, the Cobble Hill Association, and Brooklyn Community Boards 2 and 6, this signal is in the vicinity of several schools, including the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School and the Brooklyn Preschool of Science.  

October 2, 2014
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Sen. Valesky to Hold Free Senior Fair on Oct. 16

Senator Valesky is hosting a Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida on Thursday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Experts from local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies (listed below) will provide important information on health care, in-home services, health insurance, prescription assistance, housing, avoiding scams, and local services, as well as offer giveaways. All senior citizens in Sen. Valesky’s district are invited to attend this free event.

Kinney Drugs will offer flu shots (with insurance card and co-payment), along with blood pressure checks and other health screenings. Tim Horton’s will provide refreshments.

October 1, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin's Mobile Office Hours at Mastic Beach Fire Department

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.

October 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Warns Public About Rebate Tax Scammers

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky today warned the public about reports of scammers attempting to illegally obtain personal information under the guise of confirming their eligibility for a state tax rebate.

“We are aware that scammers are targeting Central New York,” Senator Valesky said. “I urge everyone to be vigilant, to make sure their family and friends are aware of the scam, and to report any incidents to the Attorney General.”

October 1, 2014
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors a Community Resource Fair in The Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano co-sponsored Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson's community resource fair in the Highbridge section of The Bronx. Local community organizations provided the community with information on education, youth services, healthcare, social services, housing and legal services. 

September 30, 2014
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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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Senator Tony Avella Honors 'Mr. Bayside' with Bayside Historical Society

State Senator Tony Avella attended the Bayside Historical Society’s Bayside Day Commemoration and Festival, where he was pleased to present the official Bayside Historical Society certificate designating Mr. Theodore Hinz as ‘Mr. Bayside’.

September 29, 2014
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Senator Avella Attends the 109th Precinct's Family Fun Day

From left to right: Senator Tony Avella, Chrissy Voskerichian, president of the 109th Community Council, and Captain Thomas Conforti

September 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Honors Late Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson in Street Renaming Ceremony

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and local community members in the Highbridge section of The Bronx for a street renaming ceremony in honor of the late Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson. Nelson Avenue at the corner of West 167th Street was renamed "Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson Way." Bishop Jackson, formerly the Pastor at Mount Hermon Baptist Church, was a unifier in the community, serving as Chairperson of Bronx Community Board 4

September 27, 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

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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

(Yonkers - September 18th) Senator Stewart-Cousins was pleased to be able to personally recognize marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor 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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