Issues: Constituents Corner

Squadron Statement on the Anniversary of the Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen:

"Today we remember and honor the life of Danny Chen. His tragedy and the experience he had serving our country is one that no person should ever have, and my thoughts and prayers remain with his family.

"That is why today, and everyday, we are also reminded that we must do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. If one member of our armed forces is hazing and bullying someone, it sullies the entire armed forces and our values as a nation -- and it simply should not be tolerated.

October 3, 2012
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RITCHIE PRESENTS LIBERTY MEDAL TO OSWEGO COUNTY TEENS INVOLVED IN WATER RESCUE

Senator Ritchie presented two Oswego County teens with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal Tuesday at Oswego High School, for their role in helping to save three people when their boat overturned this summer on Sandy Pond. 

October 2, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HOST MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE EVENTS IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Public Invited to Events in Sandy Creek, Volney and Fulton

In an effort to hear the concerns of her constituents, State Senator Patty Ritchie will host three Mobile District Events in Oswego County in the coming week.

October 2, 2012
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Squadron Statement on Lower East Side Pathmark's Impending Closure

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the impending closure of the Pathmark supermarket, located on Cherry Street on the Lower East Side:

"I'm deeply concerned about Pathmark's closure and what it means for an already-underserved Lower East Side. 

"Lower East Side residents need access to the full service food retailers, including fresh food, that most other New Yorkers can take for granted. 

October 1, 2012
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SQUADRON, PARKS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR PIER 42 WATERFRONT PARK INTERIM USE

Waterfront Community Day To Be Held November 3rd

Squadron, Schumer Secured Funds for Redevelopment of Pier; New Park Will Create Continuous Green Ribbon Around Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro led the first public tour of Pier 42 and announced plans for interim recreational use, as the planning process for the pier's redevelopment into a waterfront park gets underway.

October 1, 2012
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The Highland Falls Senior Dining Program's 35th Anniversary Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Senator Bill Larkin and Lucinda Lenier at the Highland Falls Senior Dining Program's 35th Anniversary Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

September 28, 2012
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Senator Martins Visits Herricks Senior Community Center

Senator Jack M. Martins recently spent a morning with the seniors at the Herricks Community Center. Senator Martins brough dessert and discussed issues with the seniors. Her cherishes the time he gets to spend with the senior community. "Our seniors have so much to teach us. They lived through difficult times our country faced and they persevered," he said.

Whether it's by visiting seniors centers or Funday Monday at Bar Beach during the summer, Senator Martins stays in close contact with the senior community, which, in the Seventh Senate District, is extremely vibrant.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Holds Mobile Office Hours in the Port Washington Library

In an effort to give constituents access to his office, Senator Jack M. Martins is holding mobile office hours throughout the 7th Senate District. Recently, he held mobile office hours in the Port Washington Library, where he met with residents and listened to their questions and concerns. Senator Martins feels it's important to frequently meet with residents to listen to their concerns as it is essential to his job representing the people of the 7th Senate District. The Senate thanks the Port Washington Library for allowing him the use of the library. Senator Martins' District Office is always available to residents at (516) 746-5924.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Wiliston Park Street Fair

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Village of Williston Park held its annual street fair. Numerous businesses lined Jericho Turnpike as residents and community leaders enjoyed all Williston Park has to offer. Senator Martins attended the fair and met with numerous residents and leaders of the Williston Park community.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Meets With Constituents at the Bryant Library

Senator Jack M. Martins held mobile office hours at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, where he discussed issues important to residents. Senator Martins has been holding mobile office hours around the 7th Senate District as a way of bringing his office directly into the community and making himself accessible to the residents.

September 25, 2012
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COMMUNITY EVENT: SQUADRON, PARKS TO LEAD PIER 42 TOUR, DISCUSS PLANS FOR WATERFRONT PARK INTERIM USE

Squadron, Schumer Secured Funds for Redevelopment of Pier; New Park Will Create Continuous Green Ribbon Around Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK -- On Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12PM, State Senator Daniel Squadron and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will lead a tour of Pier 42 and discuss plans for interim recreational use, as the redevelopment of the pier into a waterfront park gets underway.

September 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The Highland Falls Senior Dining Program's 35th Anniversary Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Senator Bill Larkin and Lucinda Lenier at the Highland Falls Senior Dining Program's 35th Anniversary Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

September 24, 2012
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New Windsor Veteran's Breakfast

Senator Bill Larkin joins Ray Phillips (FDNY Chairman Widows & Orphans) and Joe McGuiness at the weekly New Windsor Veteran's breakfast.

September 21, 2012
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SENATOR SQUADRON, BP STRINGER, ASSEMBLYMAN KAVANAGH RELEASE REPORT REVEALING NYCHA TENANTS’ CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY IN NYC PUBLIC HOUSING

Only 44% of Lower East Side tenants report having lobby doors with working locks, and less than 50% say they live in buildings with working intercom systems

While $42 million for security cameras remains unspent, 80% of residents in buildings without cameras say they would feel safer with the surveillance technology

September 21, 2012, New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh today released a report, “Protecting NYCHA Communities,” that surveyed tenants’ concerns about public safety in ten New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments on the Lower East Side. The results show that residents often fear for their safety and that housing developments lack basic protections, including functional locks for buildings, reliable intercom systems and regular security patrols.  

September 21, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ATTENDS THE 84TH ANNUAL SULLIVAN COUNTY FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION PARADE

Senator Bonacic is pictured with the Walker Valley Marching Band.

September 19, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC CELEBRATES ROCK HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT​'S 56 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) recently celebrated the Rock Hill Fire Department’s 56 years of service to the community. In honor of their Anniversary, the Rock Hill Fire Department sponsored the 84th Annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Parade.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with Steven Gottlieb, Rock Hill Fire Department Commissioner.

September 19, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ATTENDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR SUNY ORANGE'S CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Ceremonial Groundbreaking for SUNY Orange's Center for Science and Engineering on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012. This four-story, 100,000 square foot building will provide a fitting home for the College's science, engineering and architecture programs, allowing students and faculty a state-of-the-art teaching and learning atmosphere.

September 19, 2012
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SQUADRON, GOTTFRIED, FIREFIGHTERS URGE IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF MAJOR GAPS IN SAFETY CODE AT HUNDREDS OF STATE-OWNED BUILDINGS AROUND CITY

Squadron-Gottfried Legislation Created Task Force to Avoid Tragedies Like Deutsche Bank Fire; Now as Council Holds Hearing, Recommendations Must be Acted On

Squadron, Gottfried: Every Day We Don't Act Means Another Day Lives May Be at Risk

NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and firefighters urged immediate action to close major gaps in the fire and safety codes at hundreds of State-owned buildings around New York City, today outside the scene of the tragic Deutsche Bank fire. 

September 19, 2012
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Senator Martins, BET's 106 and Park's DJ Monumental Give Out School Supplies

Community Day in Elmont was a huge success as Senator Jack Martins and BET's 106 and Park television star DJ Monumental handed out free school supplies to children and talked about the importance of education this past Saturday. Hundreds streamed into the Family Life Worship Center where Bishop Cox, Senator Martins and the congregation sponsored free children's dental screenings, a blood drive, child and senior id kits and much more. "Community Day was such a huge success and I can't thank Bishop Cox and DJ Monumental for their special efforts for our community's young people," said Senator Martins. DJ Monumental said, "I love spending time in my hometown and giving back to the community. The school supply give-away and all the events for our young people were spectacular.

September 19, 2012
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