Issues: Constituents Corner

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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Senator Valesky to Hold Free Senior Fair Oct. 16

SYRACUSE – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Senior Information Fair on Wednesday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m.

October 3, 2013
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Meet Senator Boyle At Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Senator Boyle believes that elected officials should be readily available to their constituents.  That’s why one of the first things he has done as a new State Senator is create a “One on One With Your Senator” program.  These meetings provide constituents the opportunity to meet one on one with Senator Boyle in their own neighborhood to discuss concerns they have about government issues.

October 2, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Senior Fair

Watch this video for details on Senator Valesky's upcoming Senior Information Fair on Wednesday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida.

October 1, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS TO PARTICIPATE IN UNDIDAD LATINA CONFERENCE

Hispanic Heritage Month / Unidad Latina

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the rich histories, cultures and contributions of our nation's Hispanic American citizens. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15th and ending on October 15th.

September 27, 2013
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SENATOR SQUADRON URGES CITY NOT TO EVICT SANDY VICTIMS

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron urged the City to cease its plans to evict roughly 350 Sandy victims who were displaced by the storm and have been living in hotels.

September 25, 2013
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Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Ceremony

Join Senator Phil Boyle at the Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Ceremony at the Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave. in Brentwood, NY  11717 on September 25, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm to honor Hispanic leaders from throughout our community.

September 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WILLISTON PARK COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING BUD HALLER

Senator Jack M. Martins joined with the Williston Park community in celebrating the life of Nicholas "Bud Haller" at a dedication ceremony at the Williston Park Gazebo.

Bud Haller served the community is so many different ways. He was a trustee and deputy mayor for the Village of Williston Park. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi Council, past president of the Williston Park Rotary and past vice president of The Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons, a longtime member American Legion Williston Post 144 and a trustee of the Williston Park Library.

This wonderful community member, husband and father will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends.

September 23, 2013
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Ranzenhofer tours Arnett Public Library in Rochester

Rochester, NY- Deb Leary, Southwest Quadrant Manager for Branch Libraries, gives a tour of the Arnett Public Library to Senator Ranzenhofer. The Arnett Branch Library is located at 310 Arnett Boulevard. 

September 20, 2013
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Senator O’Brien recognizes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with local advocacy groups

Note: Each speaker's name is linked to a short extract from their spoken remarks on YouTube.

PENFIELD, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien stood with women’s and health care advocates, including the non-profits Made the Same Inc., the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project and Gilda’s Club of Rochester, to discuss the serious health risk posed to women by ovarian cancer during its National Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer is highly treatable if caught early, but current screening methods are unreliable and early symptoms are so minor that they are often dismissed by doctors. The disease will affect roughly 1 in 70 women in their lifetimes.

September 18, 2013
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