Issues: Constituents Corner

Statement From Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus on Fight To Pass The Reproductive Health Act

For Immediate Release | May 17, 2011

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

As members of the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC), our goal is to not only protect women’s reproductive rights already in place in the State of New York, but to also strengthen them. With this objective in mind, the BPCLC vows to join NARAL, and other pro choice groups, in the fight to pass The Reproductive Health Act.

May 17, 2011
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15 Buildings Cited in City Crackdown on Illegal Hotels

By am NY

With the power of a new state law behind him, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is cracking down on the city's illegal hotels.

The Office of Special Enforcement has shuttered or given citations to 15 of the illegal inns, defined as any residence with a "transient occupant" whose stay is less than 30 days. Under the previous law, a majority of the building's occupants had to be transient for the building to be illegal.

"Owners of illegal hotels put profits above safety, allowing renters to stay in extremely dangerous conditions and it’s disgraceful," Bloomberg said.

All of the buildings busted so far under the new law, which went effect on May, are in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

May 16, 2011
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Senator Bonacic was the Guest Speaker at the 55th Annual Installation Dinner & Dance for the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Senator Bonacic is pictured with Alan Sorenson, Sullivan County Legislator; Judge Mark Meddaugh, Sullivan County Family Court Judge and Tony Cellini, Supervisor for the Town of Thompson.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Bonacic was the Guest Speaker at the 55th Annual Installation Dinner & Dance for the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Senator Bonacic is pictured with Alan Sorenson, Sullivan County Legislator; Judge Mark Meddaugh, Sullivan County Family Court Judge and Tony Cellini, Supervisor for the Town of Thompson.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Bonacic sponsored a Senate Resolution honoring the John A. Coleman Girls Basketball Team.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with the John A. Coleman Girls Basketball Team and their Coach Guy Leonard. 

May 12, 2011
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Valesky Legislation Promotes Shared Services

Legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky(D-Oneida) that encourages cooperative sharing of services betweenorganizations passed the Senate.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Krueger's Submitted Testimony on the Proposed East 91st St Marine Transfer Station

Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger

Before the New York City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

Regarding Funding for the Proposed East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

in the FY 2012 Executive Budget

May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Troop 45's Newest Eagle Scouts

On Friday evening, May 6, Senator Jack M. Martins attended an Eagle Court of Honor for the newest Eagle Scouts from Mineola Boy Scout Troop 45.

In its 90-year history, Troop 45 has a rich tradition of producing Eagle Scouts, which is the highest honor a scout can achieve. It takes years of dedication and commitment to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. Vincent Buonincontro, Nicholas Fiori, Glenn Peters, Nickolas D’Annunzio, Perry Llanes and Zachary Rachell joined the apex of scouting, making 122 Eagle Scout for Troop 45 including Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, who earned the rank in 1981.

May 12, 2011
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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 10, 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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