Issues: Environment

Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Thursday , April 8, 2010 Room 901 LOB

April 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Silver and Squadron shoot for revamp of Gulick Park

Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Friday morning, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and state Senator Daniel Squadron shot some hoops on the Lower East Side while announcing their hopes to redo a rundown park.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Peralta speaks about Saving Our Parks

Senator Peralta speaks at the Majority News Conference to Save Our Parks 3/24/10

March 24, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Participes in the Dedication of the Syracuse Center of Excellence

Syracuse Center of Excellence's headquarters is a new national resource to promote collaborations in research, demonstration, commercialization, and outreach projects relating to sustainable built environments. It is the hub of an emerging regional innovation cluster that engages hundres of firms and institutions from throughout NYS, across the U.S., and around the world.

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 901 LOB

March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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City seals deal to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park

The city on Wednesday officially took over development of — and funding for — Brooklyn Bridge Park, an agreement that supporters say “guarantees” that the waterfront development will indeed be completed.

The takeover plan, offered in part by state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights), includes a commitment from the city to complete construction of the $350-million park, a long-delayed 1.7-mile strip of green from John Street in DUMBO to Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill built partially on the former Port Authority piers under Brooklyn Heights.

March 12, 2010
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City takes control of Brooklyn Bridge Park

After months of negotiations, the state on Wednesday handed the reins of Brooklyn Bridge Park over to the city, while remaining to ride shotgun.

The deal came with two major caveats - an agreement that the Bloomberg Administration contributes $55 million to finish the $350 million park in the next fiscal year, and the city will explore other options for funding the parks mandate to be self-sustaining.

March 12, 2010
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Brooklyn Bridge Park: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Squadron-Millman-Mayor MOU Fulfills

Senator Squadron’s 2008 Campaign Pledge

 

March 10, 2010
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Senator Bonacic Discussing Flooding Issues

New York State Senator Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing some of his concerns about the management of the New York City Reservoir System by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the flooding issues related to it.

March 10, 2010
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Feds declare Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal a Superfund site

Now it’s official: The Gowanus Canal is a real stinker.

The feds today declared Brooklyn’s long-polluted industrial waterway a Superfund site, which fast tracks a much-needed cleanup of the canal and surrounding land — and also kills a massive luxury housing development slated for its banks.

March 8, 2010
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BOTANICAL GARDEN KICKS OFF FREE GARDENING PROGRAM

 

Senator Klein presented a 40K grant to fund New York Botanical Garden 10TH annual Home Gardening Program

March 8, 2010
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