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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS ANALIZA BENJAMIN AT 2015 VETERANS HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION

Klein Celebrates Remarkable Achievements of Local Bronxite & True American Hero

BRONX, NY - In celebration of the remarkable achievements of military service members across the State of New York, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored Analiza Benjamin, Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. and North Bronx Healthcare Network Senior Associate Director for Nursing Administration at the 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration in Albany.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF PELHAM PARKWAY

Klein Presented with Legislative Achievement Award at 37th Annual Leadership Breakfast

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Bronx elected officials, civic leaders, and local community members, was honored by the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway at the 37th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Sunday. Klein was presented with the Legislative Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments over his more than twenty year career in public office.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS KIMLAU CHINESE MEMORIAL POST 1291 AS "VETERANS OF DISTINCTION"

Squadron: For 70 years, Kimlau Has Set An Example of Patriotism and Community Engagement

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron selected Chinatown's American Legion, Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291, as "Veterans of Distinction” in New York. Squadron honored the Post on Tuesday at the annual Senate celebration that recognizes outstanding veterans throughout the state.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT ST. THERESA SCHOOL

Klein Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Spring Season -- Local Families & Children Dance, Play, Create and More

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 200 children and families, hosted his annual spring children’s festival at the St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay on Saturday. The fun-filled event featured face painting, a DJ, bouncy bounce, craft table and more.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Serino Honors Elizabeth Devine, the '2015 Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award' Recipient.

"I rise today as Chair of the Aging Committee in honor of seniors across our state.

Our seniors have spent their lives building and shaping the state we know and love today and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication.

While words will never be enough to really thank them for their invaluable contributions, it’s important that we pause in our proceedings today to recognize the work that they continue to do and to consider what a critical role they play in all of our communities.

May 15, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week in Review

This week features the NYS Senate Senior Day Celebration and West Point Day. 

May 15, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 14

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by more than 150 local parents, school administrators and students, announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 14 in the Bronx. The announcement came at P.S. 14’s annual parent teacher conference night on Wednesday evening.

May 14, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $170,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR PENNINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MT. VERNON

New Funding Secured By Klein Will Add Playground, Improve Baseball Diamond and Outfield, Provide Soccer Goals and Install New Benches at Pennington School

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Pennington School Principal Danielle Davis-Marrow, President of the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association Mike Justino, and over 200 parents and students, announced more than $170,000 in state funding for the Pennington Elementary School to make improvements to its recreational facilities at the school’s annual spring concert on Wednesday evening.

May 14, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Honors Marone as Woman of Distinction

Leadership Genesee Director travels to State Capitol for ceremony

 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Leadership Genesee Director Peggy Marone as a Woman of Distinction at the 18th annual ceremony in the State Capitol, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.

 

“Peggy inspires participants of Leadership Genesee to enhance their capacity to lead, and every graduate of the one-year program can tell you how her philosophy has improved their personal and professional lives,” said Ranzenhofer.  “Our community is lucky to have such a thoughtful, genuine leader.” 

 

May 14, 2015
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Public Information Meeting Set to Discuss Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills Norrie State Park

**PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE**

Public Information Meeting Set to Discuss Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills Norrie State Park

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey

What:  A public information meeting on Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills-Norrie State Park

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015; 5-7pm

May 13, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Public Information Meeting Set to Discuss Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills Norrie State Park

Public Information Meeting Set to Discuss Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills Norrie State Park

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey

What:  A public information meeting on Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills-Norrie State Park

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015; 5-7pm

Where: The Danny Kaye Theatre located in the Conrad Hilton Library, The Culinary Institute of America; Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Parking is available in the Anton Plaza parking garage.

 

May 20, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS FDNY WITH SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Squadron: FDNY Represents The Best Of New York

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron honored the New York City Fire Department today with a Senate resolution celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Senator Squadron’s resolution unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS AIXA TORRES AS "WOMAN OF DISTINCTION"

Squadron: Torres' Contributions to Lower East Side Continue to Have Huge Impact

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron selected Aixa Torres as one of New York’s “Women of Distinction,” honoring her Tuesday at the annual Senate celebration that recognizes outstanding women throughout the state.

May 8, 2015
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Gail Lynch Bailey Of Middle Island Honored As Senator Ken LaValle’s 2015 “Woman of Distinction”

May 5, 2014 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle welcomed Gail Lynch Bailey of Middle Island as the 2015 NY State Senate’s Woman of Distinction from the First Senate District. 

May 7, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS LEADING BRONXITE RANDI MARTOS AT 18TH ANNUAL NEW YORK STATE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

Klein Recognizes Lifelong Riverdale Resident for Her Community Activism, Leadership & Public Service

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Randi Martos, Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, at the 18th annual Women of Distinction Ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday evening. For more than 20 years, Martos has served as a strong, positive force in the Bronx -- holding an array of leadership positions including democratic district leader, parents’ association president, head of her co-op board and more.

May 6, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Selects Jane Aoyama-Martin, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, as Senate Women of Distinction 2015 Nominee

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic L​​eader Andrea Stewart-Cousins selected Jane Aoyama-Martin, the Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, as her nominee for the Women of Distinction Award in 2015. The recognition is given to outstanding women living and working in New York State, whose contributions have greatly enriched the quality of life in their communities and beyond. The award, sponsored by the New York State Senate, was bestowed during a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday.

May 6, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS CANTON MAYOR MARY ANN ASHLEY AS A “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION” AT CAPITOL CEREMONY

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored Canton Mayor Mary Ann Ashley as a 2015 “Woman of Distinction” at a special ceremony held Wednesday at the State Capitol. 

May 6, 2015
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Senator Valesky Names Sharon Owens New York State Senate Woman of Distinction

Syracuse–State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced today that Sharon Owens, chief executive officer of Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc., has been selected as the 53rd Senate District’s 2015 Woman of Distinction. Owens was recognized for her work in human services and community development in the city of Syracuse.

“Sharon Owens’ remarkable contributions to our community demonstrate her dedication and commitment to the Syracuse residents most in need of a strong advocate,” Sen. Valesky said. “Her leadership is strengthening the programs and services that Southwest Community Center offers, and I am pleased to honor her as this year’s Woman of Distinction.”

May 6, 2015
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RITCHIE WELCOMES CARTHAGE GRAD, NCAA TOURNEY PLAYER TO CAPITOL

State Senator Patty Ritchie welcomed Zakiya Saunders, a graduate of Carthage High School and member of the UAlbany women's basketball team to the State Capitol Monday, as the squad was recognized for their play in the 2015 NCAA tournament. 

May 4, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 20 “Women of Distinction” from throughout the region she represents—including 10 from Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties—at a special ceremony held Thursday at Watertown’s historic Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library. 

The individuals nominated included educators, community volunteers, entrepreneurs, and women at the top of their career fields.   

“Each and every year I’m humbled to have the opportunity recognize local women nominated by colleagues, friends and fellow change-makers who have noticed that they are making a difference,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 1, 2015
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