Issues: Constituents Corner

SENATOR MARTINS TO ASSIST GREAT NECK STUDENTS IN SPREADING MESSAGE AGAINST BULLYING

Senator Jack M. Martins recently met with two young filmmakers who are spreading the word about the dangers of bullying and the harm that can come to others. Lelina and Melora Chang are in the best possible position to help since, not only are they both students at Great Neck South High School, but also happen to be the associate producers of a short film entitled, “Strain,” that sends a powerful message about the consequences of bullying.

Lelina and Melora both became involved in the project after their older sister, Yin, an actress who has had a recurring role in the show “Gossip Girl” wanted to write and direct her own film about bullying. “Strain” depicts how two best friends were separated by a school clique and the devastating consequences.

August 29, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Announces New Dates And Times For ‘Bringing Government To You’ Satellite Office Hours

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced his district office will be holding special satellite office hours at town halls in the 60th District in an effort to interact with constituents as part of his “Bringing State Government To You” approach to representing his district that spans from Grand Island to Brant.

The new dates and times reflect a change in Grisanti’s previous efforts to interacting with the residents of his district, which includes the towns of Grand Island, Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Evans and Brant as well as the City of Tonawanda.

August 28, 2013
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Tkaczyk opens Montgomery County office

By David Lombardo
Friday, August 23, 2013

Residents of the 46th Senate District can now reach Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, through an Amsterdam office.

The freshman senator has become much more accessible to the northern end of her district, which stretches from Montgomery County down to Ulster County. Tkaczyk's new office is on the first floor of 1170 Riverfront Center, where her phone number is 518-842-2407.

August 26, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ROOTS COSMOS TO VICTORY WITH SOCCER STARS FROM ELMONT

Senator Jack M. Martins rooted the New York Cosmos to victory Saturday night as the Cosmos downed the San Antonio Scorpions at Hofstra Stadium. During a stoppage in action, the Senator discussed the game with members of Elmont Soccer who were working as ball boys and girls for the game. 

August 26, 2013
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Senator Boyle Teams Up With Scouts To Sponsor Food Drive for LI Cares at Shoprite of West Babylon

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 10 am - 2 pm  Location: Shoprite of West Babylon 64 Route 109 West Babylon, NY 11704  Senator Boyle and Cadet Troop #2937 and Junior Troop #1230 will host a food drive at the Shoprite of West Babylon located at 64 Route 109. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The non-perishable food items collected at the event will be distributed to those in need by Long Island Cares, Inc.

August 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Squadron Urges GENDA Passage Following Tragic Death of Islan Nettles

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the Senate sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), released the following statement in response to the tragic death of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman who was assaulted in Harlem last weekend and succumbed to her injuries yesterday:

"The death of Islan Nettles -- a transgender woman who was the victim of a possible hate crime -- is horrifying and tragic.

August 23, 2013
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Senator O'Brien honors Pittsford "Medal for Valor" recipient

Specialist Isaac Wieboldt recognized by O'Brien, Town Board for Hurricane Sandy heroism

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- During Hurricane Sandy, Army National Guardsman Isaac Wieboldt, 21, assisted the Island Park Fire Department in the evacuation of at least 28 people simultaneously threatened by both rising flood waters and a serious fire.

Earlier this year, he was recognized with the New York State Medal for Valor, the state's most prestigious military decoration.

Last night, Senator Ted O'Brien, Pittsford Town Supervisor Sandra Zutes and members of the Pittsford Town Council added local recognition to the many accolades Wieboldt has received.

August 22, 2013
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Squadron Statement on LICH Court Ruling

Brooklyn -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest's ruling to vacate the 2011 order that approved the State University of New York (SUNY) as the operator of Long Island College Hospital (LICH):

"For months, we've fought to keep LICH open for care as SUNY tried to sell it off for parts. 

August 20, 2013
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Senator Ranzenhofer joins Williamsville officials for Picture Main St. LIVE! announcement

Williamsville, N.Y. - Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa presents Senator Mike Ranzenhofer with a Picture Main St. LIVE! t-shirt. Senator Ranzenhofer joined Mayor Kulpa, Williamsville Business Association President Maria MacPeek and Village Trustees for a press conference to announce the lineup of activities as part of Picture Main Street LIVE! on August 16 and 17.  The Picture Main Street project is an initiative by the Village of Williamsville to make Main Street more pedestrian friendly. For more information, visit PictureMainStreet.com. 

August 16, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold safety check for child car seats in Amherst

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a free car seat safety check next Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Main-Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main Street in Williamsville.

 

“Every parent knows installing their child’s car seat isn’t as easy as a click of a seat belt, and the pages and pages of instructions that are included in the box often don’t make it any easier.  With the first day of school right around the corner, I am encouraging parents and grandparents to get their child’s car seat checked,” said Ranzenhofer.

 

August 16, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES PLANDOME TROOP 71 EAGLE SCOUTS

Senator Jack M. Martins attended an Eagle Cout of Honor for Plandome Troop 71.  The Court of Honor was held in honor of scouts Alex Comerford and Nick Cataldo, who both reached the prestigious level of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve.

August 15, 2013
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Inquilinos viven en condiciones inhumanas

Según ha informado WXTV/Univision:

Una pareja de inquilinos denuncia las condiciones inhumanas en las que viven y el abuso por parte del casero.

Para el video completo, haga clic aquí.

August 15, 2013
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Community Uplift in City of Rochester

Senator Ranzenhofer joins the Southwest Neighborhood Service Center for a Community Uplift. The program has teams of volunteers visit and check-up on their neighbors in different parts of the City of Rochester.

August 13, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS PROUDLY MARCHES IN INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE IN HICKSVILLE

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have taken part in the India Independence Day Parade in Hicksville.  The parade, commemorating India's 66th Independence Day, was held by the Indian American community of Long Island. The India Day Parade (IDP USA) is one of the remarkable historic events on Long Island, bringing together the synergies of more than 100 organizations, to celebrate Pride, Passion and Unity.

August 12, 2013
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RITCHIE TAKES PART IN ANTWERP “OLD HOME DAY” PARADE

State Senator Patty Ritchie State Senator Patty Ritchie recently took part in the village of Antwerp’s “Old Home Day” celebration, marching in the event’s parade and visiting with community members. 

August 9, 2013
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES “OLD HOME DAYS” IN WEST MONROE

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined community members in West Monroe recently, to celebrate the town’s annual “Old Home Days” event.  

August 9, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT CELLINI LODGE FESTIVAL AUGUST 14-18

Senator Jack M. Martins reminds residents that Cellini Lodge #2206 Order Sons of Italy will be sponsoring the 2013 Italian Festival. It will take place from Wednesday, August 14 to Sunday, August 18 at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. The hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-11 p.m.; Saturday from 3-11 p.m., and Sunday from 3-10 p.m. This is a great event that features great vendors and food, rides and community appreciation.

The Italian Festival has become a summer tradition. You can download the flyer below for all the information.

August 8, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AT BUNKY REID PARK IN NEW CASSEL

On August 6, Senator Jack M. Martins joined with his colleagues in government and community leaders for National Night Out at Bunky Reid Park in New Cassel. National Night Out takes place around the nation as a symoblic way for communities to take a stand against crime. 

August 8, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORED TO BE INDUCTED INTO CELLINI LODGE

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have been inducted as a member into the Cellini Lodge #2206 Order Sons of Italy in New Hyde Park.  The Cellini Lodge is an active community organization that promotes Italian heritage and community service. Senator Martins felt extremely priviledged to have been invited to join the organization. 

 

August 8, 2013
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O'Brien praises America's Purple Heart recipients

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien issued the following statement today, on the occasion of the 231st anniversary of the creation of the Purple Heart award by George Washington while he was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army:

“Today, on Purple Heart Day, we honor America’s bravest military servicemen and women, both past and present.

The Purple Heart is America’s oldest military decoration, established by General George Washington in 1782 to recognize exceptional examples of heroism and sacrifice among members of our armed services.

August 7, 2013
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