Issues: Constituents Corner

SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS SAPAC'S THIRD ANNUAL FALL LUNCH

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended the SAPAC third annual fall lunch to discuss important issues affecting the South Asian American community with civic, community and business leaders. The event was a tremendous success. 

 

October 25, 2013
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Ranzenhofer attends Rochester Library Legislative Breakfast

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer talks to representatives of Chili Public Library before the Greater Rochester Area Library Legislative Thank You breakfast.

October 25, 2013
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Stavisky, Kim and Koo Kick Off First Korean Restaurant Week in Flushing

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing,) Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing,) and Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing) kicked off Flushing’s first Korean Restaurant Week by sampling Korean fare at Shinjung Galbi.

October 24, 2013
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Free Breast Cancer Screening On October 24th!

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is very important that women take the time to get tested.  That is why Senator Boyle has partnered with Project Renewal and Scanvan to co-host a free Mammogram Screening for women forty and older who have not been tested within the last year.

October 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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FELDER EMBARKS ON A SERIES OF DISTRICT WALKING TOURS

 

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is conducting a series of walking tours throughout his district, visiting vital community organizations and educational institutions as part of his ongoing commitment to be directly accessible to his constituents.

“Being an elected representative means being accessible to everyone in my district. If, for whatever reason, my constituents cannot come to me, I am going to come to them,” said Senator Felder. “This ensures that everyone has an opportunity to have their concerns heard,” said Senator Felder.

October 24, 2013
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Seniors Gather at Kallet Civic Center in Oneida for Senior Information Fair

By Nick Will, Oneida Dispatch

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 21, 2013
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October 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Strip Billboard Mounted Over Queens Church Comes Down

As reported by WINS:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A billboard over a storefront church in Corona, Queens that advertised a strip club has come down.

The billboard for the Roadhouse NYC “upscale gentleman’s club” had stood over three adjacent three-flat buildings, including the New Hope Baptist Church at 105-13 Northern Blvd. in Queens.

The removal followed protests from community members and from state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens.)

For full article, click here. 

October 17, 2013
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Peralta: Remove Offensive Billboard Out Of Respect

As reported by the Gazette:

State Senator Jose Peralta issued a statement regarding the strip club billboard at 105-13 Northern Blvd. in Corona: “Like everyone else that I have spoken to who has seen the billboard, I believe that the female pictured looks far too young to be featured in an advertisement for a strip club. It is a jarring image that is offensive and sickening. That it sits above a church is an especially twisted mockery.”

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October 17, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS FLORAL PARK WOMAN'S CLUB 115TH ANNIVERSARY

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended the Floral Park Woman's Club 115th Year Anniversary and Luncheon Program. Senator Martins wished the Floral Park Woman's Club many more years of success! 

 

 

October 16, 2013
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Monthly Column: Stop welfare benefits for cigarettes, beer, lotto tickets…

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the New York State Senate approved a bill– entitled the Public Assistance Integrity Act– to protect your tax dollars by prohibiting welfare benefits from being spent on beer, lotto tickets and other non-essential items.

 

Over the years, abuse of public assistance has been well documented.  Earlier this year, the New York Post concluded, after analyzing records obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, that cash assistance was being misused all too often.  

 

October 16, 2013
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RITCHIE TO PRESENT STATE PARK OFFICERS WITH LIBERTY AWARD FOR SAVING BOATER

State Senator Patty Ritchie will present two State Park Police Officers with the New York State Liberty Award Tuesday for their role in rescuing a man from the St. Lawrence River last summer.

In June, New York State Park Police Officers John Friot and Dustin Lottie  rescued a 70-year-old boater after he was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes while piloting a 28-foot cabin cruiser.

Senator Ritchie will present the officers with the Liberty Award at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15th at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center in Ogdensburg. 

October 14, 2013
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Child Seat Safety Check At The Deer Park Fire Department

According to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, up to 72 percent of the child safety seats in cars on the road have serious defects or are improperly installed. At this event, specially trained Officers from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department will demonstrate how to perform child car seat safety checks. The event will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10am until 1pm at the Deer Park Fire Department located at 94 Lake Avenue in Deer Park.If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please contact Senator Boyle's District Office at (631) 665-2311.

October 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS HOLDS KID PIX PROGRAM AT HILLSIDE LIBRARY

Senator Jack M. Martins, in cooperation with Nassau County, sponsored a Kid Pix program at the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park. Over 150 kids received free i.d.'s that help protect children in an emergency. Senator Martins thanks Nassau County, the Hillside Public Library for hosting and all those who came out for this worthwhile program.

 

October 11, 2013
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ATTENTION SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS: IT'S TIME FOR SENATOR MARTINS' THANKSGIVING ESSAY CONTEST

It's time once again for the Senator Jack Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest, open to all sixth grade students who reside in the 7th Senate District. Now in its third year, The Senator Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest has received numerous submission over the first two years with students writing about what they are most thankful for.

As has been the tradition, students are being asked to write an essay, "What Are You Most Thankful For?"

Last year, many of the essays focused on students' being thankful that their families were safe after Hurricane Sandy. Each year presents another opportunity for a student to express what he or she is thankful for whether it be their family, friends, school, their country, or whatever it is you want to write about.

October 9, 2013
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What's On Your Mind?

Senator Gipson is interested in your ideas. Leave comments or suggestions here along with issues that interest you.

October 8, 2013
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FELDER’S FREE FLU SHOT EVENT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Close to 200 people, including senior citizens and families, participated in Senator Felder’s free flu shot event today at the Senator’s office in Midwood. Constituents from across Senator Felder’s district received the 3-in-1 flu shot administered by nurses from Beth Israel Medical Center.  

October 8, 2013
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Senator O'Brien recognizes "Domestic Violence Awareness Month"

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien joined Alternatives for Battered Women, the Rochester and Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium and other local elected officials in recognizing October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

“Domestic and dating violence is a scourge that must be confronted and eliminated,” Senator O’Brien said. “Throughout their lifetimes, domestic and dating violence will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men, and many incidents continue to go unreported. We must continue to insist that such violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

“I was proud to support the Domestic and Dating Violence Housing Rights law during my time in the Monroe County Legislature, and in the State Senate, fight for

October 8, 2013
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Peralta demands a safer Roosevelt Ave.

As reported by Queens Chronicle:

After the recent stabbing of Ever Orozco and years of prostitution, violence and other crimes, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) is demanding changes be made to end the violence on Roosevelt Avenue.

Orozco, who was allegedly stabbed by a 22-year-old man who thought the 69-year-old blew kisses and made sexual gestures at him as the two crossed paths at 90th Street in Jackson Heights. The police are calling the case a hate crime.

“The recent incidents of deadly violence on Roosevelt Avenue in broad daylight, underscore the fact that we need a lot more than trash bins and video cameras to make Roosevelt Avenue safe,” the senator wrote in a statement.

For full article, click here. 

October 4, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN THIRD ANNUAL SENATE UNIDAD LATINA CONFERENCE

Senator Jack M. Martins (on right) recently attended the New York State Senate’s 3rd Annual Unidad Latina Conference with the New York State Hispanic Federation. The event, held in New York City in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, brings together hundreds of community, business and government leaders at a two-day conference designed to strengthen partnerships and increase economic opportunities for the growing Hispanic community in New York State, and at the same time, honors the rich histories, cultures and contributions of our state’s Hispanic American citizens. Pictured in the front row from l to r are scholarship recipients Cindy Moreno (Elmont Memorial HS graduate), Yasmin Kavoutlis (Sewanhaka HS) and Natalie Santiago (Elmont Memorial HS graduate).

October 3, 2013
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