Issues: Constituents Corner

Former P.S. 150 student in spotlight

Downtown Express

Article BY John Bayles

May 11, 2011

Downtown Express photo by John Bayles

Brook Peters insists he has not become an overnight celebrity and the most popular eighth grader at his school. That, however, is hard to believe.

In the past month the 14-year-old has been featured on nearly every cable news network, including NY1, PIX11, FOX, NBC, CBS and CNN. He has a full page spread in the current edition of New York Magazine and last Friday he was “Person of the Week” on ABC’s World News.

Meanwhile, in the middle of the media blitz, Peters has somehow managed to increase his math grade from a B average to an A, and study for his Regents Exams.

May 12, 2011
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Jewish Conservancy Opens Visitor Center at 400 Grand Street

The Lo-Down: News From The Lower East Side

By Ed Litvak on May 9, 2011 9:59 am

This past Friday morning, the LES Jewish Conservancy had lots of help from its friends in celebrating the grand opening of the Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center at 400 Grand Street.  The storefront gives the organization a visible presence in the heart of the Lower East Side — a “brick and mortar” launching pad for neighborhood walking tours and a venue for events and education about the neighborhood’s rich legacy. 

May 12, 2011
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"Senator Squadron Honors 9/11 Teen Filmmaker on Senate Floor"

The Broadsheet Daily

Downtown in the News

photo by Robert Simko

May 12, 2011
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UNYTS congratulates Ranzenhofer for ‘Best Donor Day to Date’

Clarence, N.Y. – Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Representative Michele Holder congratulates State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer for the “Best Donor Day to Date” in front of the Hometown Heroes Wall at the UNYTS Eastern Hills fixed site. Thirty-four donors participated in a UNYTS blood drive sponsored by Senator Ranzenhofer.

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May 11, 2011
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Senator Squadron Honors 9/11 Teen Filmmaker on Senate Floor

For Immediate Release May 8, 2011 Squadron Presents Peters Family with Resolution, Joined by Local Firefighters

NEW YORK – Following last week’s historic events and as New York prepares for the tenth anniversary of September 11th, State Senator Daniel Squadron presented Lower Manhattan teen Brook Peters with a Senate resolution honoring the selection of his 9/11 documentary for screening at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

May 11, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Elmont Soccer Club

Senator Jack M. Martins was back in the Elmont community again continuing his listening tour this past Saturday. This time, Senator Martins visited with parents and leaders of the Elmont Soccer Club. Elmont Soccer President Richard "Kiki" DeBrosse greeted Senator Martins and led him on a tour of the games Elmont children were playing. Games for children ages 4 and up were being played at the Dutch Broadway School athletic fields. Five games were in action during Senator Martins visit.

Parents spoke with the Senator about the Elmont community and their hopes for revitalization, tax relief and positive athletic programs like Elmont Soccer being accessible to Elmont's young people.

May 10, 2011
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Statement from Senator Liz Krueger on Marriage Equality

For Immediate Release | May 9, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

“I am extremely pleased that Governor Cuomo has made the passage of marriage equality legislation one of his top priorities for this legislative session. With polls now showing a clear majority of New Yorkers supporting marriage equality, I am more and more optimistic that if the Senate Majority allows the bill to come to the floor for a vote, it will have a good chance of passing.

May 9, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets with Elmont Community Leader

DC37 Union representative and Elmont resident Magaly Polo visited with Senator Jack M. Martins this past week to discuss state budget issues, labor matters and creating jobs for working men and women in Albany. Senator Martins welcomed Magaly to the State Capitol, visited with her, and took her on a tour of the New York State Senate chamber before legislative session.

May 9, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Elmont's 'Haitian Sensation' For Winning Golden Gloves

He has been called Elmont’s “Haitian Sensation,” “The Hit Man” and “Vicious Vey,” but the most important name that Elmont resident Herve Duroseau cherishes is the name “Dad.”

Herve “Haitian Sensation” Duroseau was honored by State Senator Jack M. Martins for capturing the NY Daily News Golden Gloves boxing match in Madison Square Garden this past April. Duroseau was invited to the State Capitol where he was honored on the floor of the New York State Senate with a legislative resolution sponsored by Senator Martins and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

May 9, 2011
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Wojtaszek-Gariano nominated by Sen. Grisanti as a ‘Woman of Distinction’

Niagara County Family Court Employee recognized  for contributions to the  Western New York community

State Senator Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, today nominated Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano of Niagara Falls as a New York State “Woman of Distinction.”

May 9, 2011
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In Display of Solidarity, Obama Lays Wreath At Ground Zero

Carroll Gardens Patch

President joins first responders, politicians in silent ceremony in Lower Manhattan

By Paul Leonard, Matthew Hampton, and Georgia Kral | May 5, 2011

President Barack Obama made a visit to the city Thursday afternoon, a gesture of shared mourning and solidarity with New Yorkers whose lives were forever altered on Sept. 11, 2001.

"He's for real," said Peace Pinella, a lifelong resident of Columbia Street. "Of course he should go down there and honor them."

May 6, 2011
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May 6, 2011
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Riverdale Press: Tweet Tweet - Senator Espaillat responds to constituents via twitter

Got a neighborhood problem? Tweet your local pol.

After a Riverdale blogger communicated via Twitter with state Sen. Adriano Espaillat about the disrepair of the pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at West 235th Street, the Department of Transportation started fixing it. 

May 6, 2011
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Senator Grisanti's Legislative Update

Senator Grisanti's Legislative Update With Megan Hills Hoffman, Development Coordinator for the WNY Land Conservancy.

May 3, 2011
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Senator Martins Honors Golden Glove Champion on Floor of the Senate

Senator Jack M. Martins honored Elmont resident Herve Duroseau on his winning the Daily News Golden Gloves Boxing Title in Madison Square Garden in Albany this past Monday. Senator Martins welcomed Herve and his wife Nathalie to the State Capitol where he was honored on the floor of the New York State Senate with a legislative resolution sponsored by Senator Martins and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. This video piece was taken after the resolution passed on the floor of the New York State.

May 3, 2011
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Senate Resolution Congratulating the John A. Coleman Girls Basketball Team

May 2, 2011 - Senator Bonacic sponsored a Senate Resolution honoring the John A. Coleman Girls Basketball Team.

May 3, 2011
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Senator LaValle Names Southampton’s Nicole Behrens a Woman of Distinction From First Senatorial District, Statewide Capitol Fete May 24.

“Nicole Behrens,  survived 10 years of violence against her by her own husband, in her own home and – with tremendous courage –  rose above that experience and lifted her daughter with her  to not only escape the life of violence and devastation, but to then give back tremendously and consistently to the community.”

excerpt from nominating letter to NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

May 2, 2011
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