Issues: Constituents Corner

May 25, 2011
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Senator Martins Honors Leslyn Stewart as Woman of Distinction

At a Woman of Distinction ceremony at the State Capitol, Senator Jack M. Martins honored Leslyn Stewart of Elmont as the Woman of Distinction for the 7th Senate District. Mrs. Stewart's husband, a New York City Police office, was killed in the line of duty. She has now become a spokeswoman for police safety.

May 25, 2011
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LOWER MANHATTAN ELECTEDS HOLD SECOND STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON 9/11 MEMORIAL TOUR BUSES

For Immediate Release May 20, 2011

Stakeholders Take Next Steps To Prepare for Opening of Memorial 

Elected Officials: With Time Running Out, We Must Minimize Tour Bus Traffic

LOWER MANHATTAN – Yesterday, Senator Daniel Squadron, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer brought together stakeholders to prepare for the opening of the 9/11 Memorial and ensure that tour bus traffic does not choke Lower Manhattan come September 12th.

May 25, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC HONORS KELLY MYERS OF ULSTER COUNTY AS HIS 2011 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

SENATOR BONACIC HONORS KELLY MYERS OF ULSTER COUNTY AS HIS 2011 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION 

 

May 24, 2011
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Syracuse Resident Mary Nelson is NY Senate “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration. 

May 24, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Eagle Scout Antonio Pereira

Senator Jack M. Martins honored Elmont Eagle Scout Antonio Pereira during an Eagle Court of Honor at the American Legion. Senator Martins was joined by Valley Stream Mayor Ed Fare, Elmont VFW member Richard Gales, Justice Robert Bogle, Assistant Commissioner of the Theodore Roosevelt Boy Scouts Donna Jean Serra of Elmont, Assemblyman Ra, Robert Becker of Boy Scouts, Cheryl Tansey, Committee Chair of Crew 116 and Boy Scouts from throughout the Elmont, North Valley Stream and South Floral Park communities.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Martins Holds 'Office Hours' and Community Listen Session in Floral Park

Senator Jack M. Martins was back in Floral Park as part of his community listening tour. The Floral Park Library was the scene for the latest installment of Martins’ community-based listening sessions where residents can discuss issues, concerns and ideas in a free-flowing discussion. The Floral Park session saw a steady stream of community members drop by to talk to the Senator. “I was very pleased with the turn-out and happy with the thoughtfulness of the questions and discussion surrounding the issues,” said Senator Martins.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Soccer Stars From Elmont, Cheers Them on to Victory

Senator Jack M. Martins dropped by the Elmont Soccer Club to catch a game and root-on some of Elmont's "great" soccer stars. Elmont Soccer President Richard "Kiki" DeBrosse welcomed Senator Martins to the game and introduced him to parents, soccer players and community members throughout the game.

"This is the second time I've come by Elmont Soccer this month. The first time I was able to check out the practices and see our young people learning the fundamentals. Today, I got to see their skills in action. It was a great game and I congratulate Elmont on their win. I also want to thank the parents, Kiki and the kids for their warm hospitality," said Senator Martins.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Martins Honors Golden Gloves Boxing Champ on Floor of the Senate

Senator Jack M. Martins was proud to honor Golden Gloves boxing champion Herve Duroseau of Elmont on the floor of the New York State Senate. Herve was in Albany to receive congratulations on his tremendous accomplishment.

May 20, 2011
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Senate Passes Interstate Compact For Juveniles

Agreement Will Formalize Procedures For Dealings With Youthful Offenders

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.2551A) this week introduced by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District), that would make New York State a full member to The Interstate Compact For Juveniles. The Compact is a legal contract between all 50 states, establishing formal procedures to facilitate the return of runaways, and a uniform system to manage juvenile offenders residing in other states.

May 19, 2011
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Pols: Ban all tourist helicopters

May 16, 2011

By Kate Briquelet

The Brooklyn Paper

All tourist helicopter flights must be banned from Brooklyn skies because city officials have failed to stop the window-rocking, sanity-testing chopper noise from bombarding waterfront neighborhoods, locals demanded on Sunday.

“Enough is enough!” said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D–Brooklyn Heights), who was joined by other elected officials and residents on Sunday in demanding an end to the noise. “We need to stop the endless parade of tourist helicopter flights over our neighborhoods.”

May 18, 2011
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Downtown Manhattanites Want Ban On Tourist Helicopter Flights

NY 1

05/16/2011 10:04 AM

By: NY1 News

Residents living within earshot of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport are calling for a ban on tourist helicopter flights.

Tourist helicopter flights were banned last year from the Heliport on West 30th Street.

"When you have this kind of constant nuisance for every neighborhood in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Upper West Side, Downtown, across town, it just doesn't work," said Manhattan-Brooklyn Senator Daniel Squadron.

May 18, 2011
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A Unified Call To Ban Tourist Helicopters Over Brooklyn Waterfront

Carroll Gardens Patch

A rally took place on Sunday

By Georgia Kral | May 16, 2011

Tourist helicopters are a real nuisance to people who live along and enjoy the South Brooklyn waterfront. From Brooklyn Heights to Red Hook, residents are calling for an end to the choppers.

"It’s time to stop the never-ending parade of tourist flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport," said State Senator Daniel Squadron at a rally at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday. "Chopper tours can't come at the expense of our neighborhoods' quality of life."

May 18, 2011
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Ban Noisy Tourist Helicopters Downtown, Pols Say

May 16, 2011 11:31am

Politicians are calling on the city end tourist flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

By Julie Shapiro

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Lower Manhattan could soon get a lot quieter.

Local politicians are calling for the city to ban all tourist helicopters from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, following several noise complaints from Manhattan and Brooklyn residents.

May 18, 2011
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Choppers Plague Red Hook

South Brooklyn Post

By Lisa M. Collins May 9, 2011

It’s illegal for helicopters to fly over land in New York City. But you wouldn’t know that if you lived in Red Hook.

Residents along the waterfront areas of Red Hook have been plagued over the past month with the loud drone of nearly constant helicopter traffic; on nice mornings the choppers, mostly tourist flights leaving from South Street Seaport and flying over Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty, pass overhead as frequently as every five minutes (State Sen. Daniel Squadron has announced a protest rally for Sunday. See details below).

May 18, 2011
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Asbestos Removal

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Aims to Help Homeowners Save on Asbestos Removal

Legislation will lower building renovation costs, help families stay healthy

May 18, 2011
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Caucus to Protect Women's 'Hard-Fought' Rights

By Veronica Lewin

A legislative caucus formed earlier this year has legislators from both houses and both sides of the aisle fighting to protect reproductive health rights and helping advocates to educate New Yorkers about them.

"Women's rights and women's reproductive rights are not a bipartisan issue. It's a health care issue," said Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro. "It's an issue that government should be working together on to make sure that our children have proper information that they need to keep themselves safe and to keep themselves healthy."

May 17, 2011
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