Issues: Constituents Corner

Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Middletown City Court Officers

Senator John Bonacic discusses four heroic Middletown City Court Officers.

May 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Legislator of the Year 2011

Senator John Bonacic discusses the New York Association of Pupil Transportation naming him "Legislator of the Year 2011."

May 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Mobile Foreclosure Prevention Command Center

Senator John Bonacic discusses hosting the State's mobile foreclosure prevention command center in Monticello and Middletown, NY with Department of Financial Services Superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky.

May 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Pride of Sullivan County Awards

Senator John Bonacic discusses the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce's 21st Annual Pride of Sullivan County Awards Presentation in Calicoon, NY.

May 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County

Senator John Bonacic discusses the Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County's 14th Annual Recognition Dinner at the Monticello Fire Department.

May 11, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Sullivan County Fallen Firefighters

Senator John Bonacic discusses the Annual Memorial Service held by the Sullivan County Bureau of Fire and the County Firefighters Associations in honor of 2012's Fallen Firefighers in Monticello, NY.

May 11, 2012
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SQUADRON CALLS FOR SENATE HEARING ON ALEC

Squadron: ALEC Claims to Have Introduced 39 Bills in 2010; Three Current Bills in Senate Closely Based on ALEC Model Legislation

Senator Says ALEC's Activities Appear to Constitute Lobbying Under NY Law and JCOPE Guidance

ALBANY -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member of the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee, urged the Senate to hold a committee hearing on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its activities that may constitute lobbying and raise questions about its role in the state.

May 10, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets with Priscilla Bassett and the Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) met with Priscilla Bassett and the Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County, who were in Albany lobbying for the passage of single payer healthcare legislation. 

May 10, 2012
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Senator Gianaris Pushes for More Safety Measures on Queensboro Bridge Ramps

DNAinfo.com wrote an article about a Queensboro Bridge off-ramp, which has been called a "death trap," following several auto collisions that have resulted in lawsuits and fatalities.

The dangerous Queensboro Bridge off-ramp at Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street has long been called a “death trap,” and after yet another accident there this month, state senator Michael Gianaris (D-12) wants more to be done to ensure New Yorkers safety.

 

The latest traffic accident occurred on May 1 - the fourth in a series of wrecks within a little more than a year.

 

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May 9, 2012
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Coalition forms to support Astoria energy plant’s bid to repower

The New York Daily News reports that community leaders and residents are pushing to have an Astoria power plant replace old polluting equipment with newer cleaner technology.

A coalition of community leaders and residents is pushing the state to support an Astoria power plant in its quest to replace its decades-old, dirty generators with newer, cleaner ones.

 

Smart Power NY was created to support NRG’s bid for a power purchasing contract, which will enable the company to fund its $1.5 billion repowering project.

 

NRG plans to submit a proposal to the state by May 30.

 

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State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), who has bemoaned the high asthma rates in the area, said this is a “win-win.”

May 9, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Newest Eagle Scout From New Hyde Park

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended an Eagle Court of Honor to congratulate Neil Daniel Duggan of Boy Scout Troop 298 of New Hyde Park for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank a scout can achieve. Senator Martins presented Neil Daniel Duggan with the resolution that was passed on the floor of the Senate on April 19.,

May 9, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses the Department of Education's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and Long Island City HIgh Schools

Senator Gianaris discussing the DOE's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and LIC High Schools at the Community Education Council District 30's legislative breakfast.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC NAMED “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR 2011”

New York Association for Pupil Transportation Honors State Senator

May 7, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at a press conference supporting the construction of a new studio in Queens.

Senator Gianaris speaking at Senator Schumer's press conference calling on the National Parks Services to allow Kaufman Astoria Studios to build a new outdoor studio.

May 6, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses what is being done to alleviate Newtown Creek's pollution problem

Senator Gianaris on a New York City water taxi traveling up Newtown Creek while getting briefed by the Newtown Creek Alliance on what's being done to alleviate the creek's pollution problem.

May 3, 2012
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ELECTEDS, IPN RESIDENTS: COURT DECISION MAY JEOPARDIZE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NYC TENANTS

Tenants to Seek Permission to Appeal Decision That Makes Rent Regulation Optional for J-51 Landlords

 NEW YORK –State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Margaret Chin, and other elected officials joined Independence Plaza North (IPN) residents outside their building today to highlight the dangerous impact of a court decision that may jeopardize tens of thousands of tenants living in buildings that receive J-51 benefits.

May 3, 2012
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Legislative Update with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan is joined by Assemblyman Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

May 3, 2012
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Volunteers plant 100 trees in LIC

The Queens Chronicle wrote about volunteers coming together to plant 100 trees at Queensbridge Park as part of the 5th annual "One Thing That's Green" event.

On Saturday morning (Earth Day) nearly 500 volunteers gathered at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City to plant 100 trees. Volunteers were of all ages dressed in jeans or workout clothes. There were piles of shovels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows set up at each of the color-coded stations.

JetBlue Airways teamed with New York Restoration Project, the nonprofit that has partnered with the city to plant a million trees throughout the city by 2017, to put on the fifth annual One Thing That’s Green event.

 

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May 2, 2012
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Qns. bridge shops sue city after multiple crashes

The New York Post reports on a lawsuit filed against the city by two store front owners who claim that faulty traffic planning has resulted in multiple incidents of cars plowing into their storefronts.

Two Queens shops shuttered after out-of-control cars plowed into their storefronts not once but twice — and within just nine days of each other — have filed a $1 million lawsuit, blaming a 59th Street Bridge exit ramp.

Espinal Caribbean Restaurant II had been open four years in Long Island City when the first crash happened in March 2011.

“It was a major setback and years of work evaporated,’’ owner Tony Espinal said. “But then the second crash!

May 2, 2012
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