Issues: Constituents Corner

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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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES ANNUAL FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his annual free flu shot clinics around the 25th Senate District. The clinics, sponsored by Senator Squadron and provided by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will take place in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the next few weeks:

September 12, 2012
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SQUADRON, LANDER TO FACE OFF IN EPIC BURGER SHOWDOWN

Local Teens Join as Sous Chefs This Sunday at Carroll Gardens Greenmarket

CARROLL GARDENS -- This Sunday at 11:30am, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Brad Lander will face off in a showdown of epic proportions: who makes the better burger?

September 12, 2012
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SQUADRON, LANDER TO FACE OFF IN EPIC BURGER SHOWDOWN

 

Local Teens Join as Sous Chefs This Sunday at Carroll Gardens Greenmarket

CARROLL GARDENS -- This Sunday at 11:30am, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Brad Lander will face off in a showdown of epic proportions: who makes the better burger?

Squadron and Lander, each assisted by two teen sous chefs from local high schools, will grill up their best burgers. Then it's up to the crowd to vote on who will be named the Better Burger Champion.

Squadron and Lander will use the event to highlight the success of the NYC Greenmarket program, including the fact that markets now accept EBT payments.

A flyer is available below.

 

September 16, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Martins: Lessons of 9/11

So it’s the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and I couldn’t help but reflect on how different things are. After that horrible day, we couldn’t have been prouder to be Americans. Not only did everyday people from every background come together, but even our political parties seemed unified in purpose. Of course, different ideologies still existed, but adversity made one thing clear: we were Americans first. I’d go so far as to say that from terrible tragedy came a genuine appreciation for each other.

September 10, 2012
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Jamaica Square Block Party Community Day

Senator Jack Martins dropped by the Jamaica Square Iprovement League Block Party this past Saturday where residents from Jamaica Square and South Floral Park packed the street and enjoyed great food and fun. Pictured with Senator Martins are South Floral Park Civic Association President Anthony Barbieri, Jamaica Square Improvement League President Claudine Hall, Elmont Coalition Chair Sandra Smith, former Elmont Library Board President Tania Lawes and block party goers. "The block party was truly a family affair with everyone having a great time and enjoying the games, food and camaraderie. My thanks go to Claudine Hall and all the volunteers who made this day such a great success," said Senator Martins.

September 10, 2012
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Senator Martins Hosts Mobile Office Hours at Hillside Library

In an effort to make it more convenient for constituents to discuss issues and concerns, Senator Jack M. Martins held mobile office hours on Thursday, September 6 at the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park.

Senator Martins has scheduled other mobile office hours throughout the district through September and October. As always, constituents are welcome to call his District Office for assistance at 746-5924. Mobile office hours are as follows:

Port Washington - Saturday September 22nd, 2pm-4pm at the Port Washington Library 1 Library Drive, Port Washington

Hicksville - Saturday, September 22, 5 p.m. at India Pentecostal Assembly, 343 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville

September 7, 2012
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2012 Cannonball Run Breakfast

Senator Bill Larkin joins Ted Doering from the Motorcyclepedia Museum and members of Rolling Thunder at the local sendoff for participants in the 2012 Cannonball Run.  This year's Cannonball Run consists of 77 riders and their support crews who have embarked on a cross-country journey on pre-1930 motorcycles.  The event started in Newburgh at the Motorcyclepedia Museum and finishes at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California on September 23.

September 7, 2012
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Senator Martins Honors Eastern Region Champs from NHP with Pizza Party

Senator Jack M. Martins congratulated the New Hyde Park All-Stars girls softball team, the first ever to reach the Little League World Series, with a pizza party at Gino in New Hyde Park. The girls became the Eastern Region champions and then went on to Portland, Oregon to compete against the best teams in the world. After a 2-0 start with impressive wins over Asia Pacific and Canada, New Hyde Park finished fifth out of 10 teams.

September 4, 2012
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Senator Squadron Responds to Shootings in Brooklyn, New Jersey

Squadron Bill Would Ban Additional Assault Weapons In NY State

NEW YORK -- Today, NY State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement in response to two shootings in the tri-state area -- one near Prospect Park, Brooklyn that killed a 28-year-old mother, and another in Old Bridge, NJ, involving automatic weapons, that left three dead (including the shooter):

August 31, 2012
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SQUADRON CALLS ON POLS TO DISCLOSE WHETHER ALEC WRITES THEIR BILLS

As GOP Convenes in Tampa, Squadron Petition Urges State Legislators and Candidates to Take Pledge to Disclose Involvement of ALEC

Squadron: Undisclosed Lobbying By Any Other Name Still Stinks

NEW YORK – As Republican state legislators descend on Tampa for the Republican National Convention, State Senator Daniel Squadron is urging legislators to pledge to disclose whether the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) helps shape the bills they introduce.

ALEC's activities seem to qualify as lobbying, but it is not registered as a lobby in New York and many other states, and doesn't file the required disclosures. Squadron’s petition urges state legislators and candidates for state legislature around the country to pledge to do the disclosing for ALEC and make clear whether the group is involved with the drafting of their bills. 

The petition and related pledge are available here.

August 28, 2012
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SQUADRON URGES QUICK CITY, STATE ACTION TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN & CYCLIST SAFETY AFTER ANOTHER TRAGEDY

NEW YORK -- After yet another fatal accident this morning in the West Village, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement urging quick city and state action to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety:

This morning's tragedy is yet another horrific reminder that there is more to be done to protect pedestrians and cyclists. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family.

There are a number of major gaps in pedestrian and cyclist safety -- and now is the time for the city and state to quickly move to fill them.

August 27, 2012
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