Center Moriches—On Friday, June 7, 2014, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) joined local officials and community members for the Annual Blessing of the Fleet at Senix Marina. Senator Zeldin was a key speaker at the event’s opening ceremony and is pictured above with (from left to right) Dale Javino, Danny Rivera, Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, John Paul Ceramello, Sr. and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) attended the 3rd Annual Tri-Hamlet Community Day, on Saturday May 31st. The celebration was held to promote the hidden treasures of the community, including the Manor of St. George, site of American victory in Revolutionary War, and William Floyd Estate, home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. The other included sites were the grave of Revolutionary War General and Hero Nathaniel Woodhull, Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, and the TWA800 Memorial.
Senator Zeldin is pictured above at the Ceremonial Kick off with fellow elected officials, numerous other community leaders, as well as the Huntington Revolutionary War Militia.
In an effort to keep children safe Senator Boyle is teaming up with Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco and the Brightwaters Neighborhood Watch Group to offer parents and guardians free child ID cards under Operation SAFE CHILD on Saturday, June 14th.
The Operation SAFE CHILD Card is a free program service administered by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc. with the technological support of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Scarsdale-Edgemont Girl Scouts Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 8th to recognize girls receiving the Girl Scouts Gold Award. These awards are given to girls who "live the Girl Scout Promise & Law in their daily life by identifiying issues they care about and making a lasting positive impact in the communities". This year's recipient included Angela Coco, Julia Cotter, Shannon Cover, Gabriella Salvatore, Kalila Sharpio, Madeline Ware, and Dana Wohlfarth, all pictured with the Senator.
Senator Stewart-Cousins joined Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, on Wednesday, June 4th at "A Celebration of Gratitude", a ceremony to honor North Street Community Partners for donating the 317 North Street building and property, making it the permanent home for the John A. Coleman School and Children's Rehabilitation Center. The school and rehab center provide educational and therapeutic services to over 5,000 of New York's children dealing with complex medical conditions. Also in the photos include Pat Tursi, President of the John A.
(Brooklyn, NY) – Last week, the State Senate passed Senate Bill S.1353, by Senator Kevin Parker. The bill requires that prisoners be informed of healthcare, mental healthcare and other services upon their release from state prison. In an attempt to make their reintegration into society as seamless as possible, and to safeguard our community’s public health and welfare, the former prisoners will be alerted to special programs in their communities, such as tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS services, education, alcohol or substance abuse treatment, and other general mental health services.
Based in Albany, New York, the New York State Defenders Association is a non-profit, membership organization, that provides direct services and training programs to the 6,000 lawyers who represent family or criminal court cases for low income people.
For direct assistance, visit their website at www.nysda.org or call 518-465-3524.
Further, two Brooklyn-based organizations provide similar services:
Electeds, Community Continue Push for Added Energy Efficiency at Gateway
NEW YORK—Today, after advocacy efforts by Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association (GPTA), Gateway Residential Management LLC announced plans to replace the remaining 3,100 individual packaged terminal air conditioners which provide cooling and heating to apartments at Gateway Plaza. Gateway Residential Management has also pledged to upgrade the 1,700 electrical sub meters, used to measure tenant electricity use, which have not been replaced since the construction of the 33-year-old building. Gateway Plaza residents were forced to endure freezing conditions and sky-high electric bills this past winter.
State Senator Patty Ritchie brought doughnuts and coffee to the 30 volunteers painting a house on New York Avenue in Ogdensburg recently. The group was lending their time as part of the city’s pride and beautification program.
(Senator Ritchie is pictured in the above photo with Ogdensburg Free Academy Key Club Lt. Governor Laken Kelly and President Ashleigh Sovie)
State Senator Patty Ritchie congratulated two medal-winning Olympians this week at the State Capitol for their athleticism during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Visiting the Capitol were Erin Hamlin of Remsen, a three-time Olympian and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics and Josephine Pucci of Pearl River, a member of the Silver Medal-winning U.S. Women’s Hockey Team.
(Brooklyn, NY) – On May 20, the eve of Memorial Day, Senator Kevin Parker and his State Senate colleagues honored veterans from their respective districts during the Senate’s annual Veterans Hall of Fame Awards ceremony. Senator Parker’s honoree was Paul Morales, a native of Honduras that immigrated to the United States in 1965. Specialist E-4 Morales was selected by the Senator for his distinguished service in the United States Army, which awarded Mr. Morales with the Purple Heart Medal.
(Brooklyn, NY) – Yesterday, Senator Kevin Parker joined Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo and veterans groups advocate to announce their bill, A6820/S5390, which clarifies that amputee veterans who have lost a limb due to their military service, and who have private insurance to supplement their Veterans Administration benefits, cannot be denied replacement of their outdated artificial limbs when new and more advanced prosthetic technology is available.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Senator Parker interviewed Darryl C. Towns, whom in 2011 was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to lead NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) as Commissioner/CEO. HCR includes all the state’s integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs, and implements the Governor’s bold housing and community renewal agenda.