Issues: Families

SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS STAND UP TO VIOLENCE 1ST ANNIVERSARY PEACE MARCH & RALLY

Community comes together to celebrate success of the Stand Up to Violence program 40 percent reduction in shootings in targeted areas; Successful mediation of nearly 60 conflicts; Recent expansion into 43rd Precinct

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) held the Stand Up to Violence 1st Anniversary Peace March and Rally on Saturday. The special event concluded with a Family Day celebration at the Pelham Parkway Houses.

August 24, 2015
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Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair: Senator David Carlucci
and Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them
Place: Henry Street Settlement Gymnasium, 301 Henry Street, New York,New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Contact: Evan Sullivan (845) 623-3627
Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 242-6797
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair: Senator David Carlucci
and Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them
Place: Henry Street Settlement Gymnasium, 301 Henry Street, New York,New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Contact: Evan Sullivan (845) 623-3627
Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 242-6797
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Felder Talks to Children about Bike Safety

FELDER: “COLOR ME SAFE”

Senator Hands Out Thousands of Coloring Activity Books Promoting Bike Safety

 

August 19, 2015
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Our Moms Deserve More: Senator Kennedy Stands with WNY Mothers, Doctors & Business Owners to Call for Lactation Rooms in Airports

As National Breastfeeding Month Continues, Kennedy Partners With Local Moms to Call for Increased Accommodations for New and Nursing Mothers

 Study Shows That Barely 8 Percent of Airports Have Designated Lactation Rooms; Kennedy's Bill Calls on NYS to Follow Illinois and California’s Lead & Require All Major New York State Airports to Designate Space for Breastfeeding Moms

August 18, 2015
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YWCA of Niagara & Housing Visions Transform Niagara Falls Neighborhood

Progress can be seen along Walnut Avenue in Niagara Falls thanks to the partnership of the YWCA of Niagara and Housing Visions. Senator Ortt took a walking tour of the latest project that’ll stabilize and revitalize the neighborhood. Construction is underway on seven new buildings and renovations are ongoing for a vacant school administrative building that’ll serve as quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income families in Niagara Falls. Ortt said the Walnut Avenue Homes project will not only transform the neighborhood, but also the quality of life for our residents.  

August 11, 2015
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Morrison Avenue Festival 2015

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York Tel 718-991-3161

Morrison Avenue Festival 2015

You should know that this Saturday August 15 starting at 12:00 noon, close to ten thousand people will attend the Annual Morrison Avenue Festival on Morrison Avenue between Westchester and Watson Avenues in Bronx County.

August 15, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Croci hosts first annual FREE Child Safety Day Event

On Sunday, August 16th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senator Croci will partner with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to host the first annual FREE Child Safety Day event at the Shorefront Park, Smith Street, in Patchogue, NY.

The event will include free services vital to child safety and well-being, including car seat safety inspections and demonstrations; child photo ID cards; and bicycle safety.  The Patchogue Ambulance Company and Patchogue Fire Department will also be on hand with tips and instructional materials on keeping families safe during an emergency.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Gallivan's Online Survey

I am working hard in the State Senate on the important issues affecting our area, especially improving our schools, delivering meaningful property tax relief, sustaining our agricultural industry, supporting our sportsmen, working to protect your Second Amendment Rights and helping New York’s businesses succeed, grow and create new jobs.

This last session we worked to enact an on-time budget without raising taxes and kept spending growth below two percent. We rolled up our sleeves and worked in a bi-partisan way to help all New Yorkers realize a stronger, brighter and more prosperous future.

I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time throughout our district hearing from citizens and business owners directly. If you have any questions, please call me at 716-656-8544.

August 4, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Walks for a Cure

There was a sea of purple showing support for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, at Beaver Island State Park Saturday morning. Karen Shiesley started the walk a few years ago for her grandson Kale who’s battling the rare disease. Senator Ortt was proud to speak about a bill that originated out of Congressman Collins’ subcommittee. The 21st Century Cures Act would help develop effective treatments more quickly that could eventually lead to a cure. 

August 1, 2015
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Murphy Announces $25k Grant For Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

MAHOPAC, NY - Steve and Susan Salomone have a story that parents across the Hudson Valley have come to relate to: their son Justin died of a heroin overdose in 2012. As a result of his death, the Salomones, along with the Christensen family of Somers, founded the advocacy group Drug Crisis in Our Backyard. At a press conference earlier today, State Senator Terrence Murphy, who serves as the co-chairman of the Senate's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, announced a $25,000 state grant in an effort to expand the program's reach throughout the community.

July 31, 2015
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Ortt Meets Fairgoers at Orleans County 4-H Fair

Senator Ortt stopped by the Orleans County 4-H Fair Thursday evening to met up with fairgoers. The fair is a long-standing tradition that celebrates food, agriculture and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

July 30, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding to Support Public Safety

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives throughout the 59th Senate District. The aid is being provided to community based agencies, police departments and fire companies to maintain existing programs and to purchase new equipment or technology upgrades for law enforcement and emergency services.

July 27, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC SECURES $61,000 FOR RAPE CRISIS SERVICES IN ORANGE COUNTY

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that he has secured $61,000 for Rape Crisis Services in Orange County, a program administered by the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Orange County. The mission of MHA is to promote the mental health and emotional well being of Orange County residents.

July 10, 2015
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Murphy applauds Hudson Valley communities' for awards in NY Prize microgrid competition

VALHALLA, NY - Six local municipalities from the Hudson Valley's 40th Senate District have been awarded approximately $100,000 each to support innovative microgrid projects. Announced earlier today, the Village of Sleepy Hollow, Town of Mt. Kisco, Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Town of Cortlandt, the Town of Somers and the Westchester County Valhalla Campus are Stage 1 Winners.

July 8, 2015
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RITCHIE BILL TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DEADLY ‘TIP OVER’ HAZARD GETS SENATE OK

Goal is to Cut Accidents That Claimed Two Lives Here, 40 in US Yearly

June 18, 2015
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Seward Bill Will Ensure Moms-To-Be Receive Vital Prenatal Care

ONEONTA, 06/17/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), chairman of the senate standing committee on insurance, today announced senate passage of landmark legislation (S.5972) he sponsored which will greatly enhance women’s health care in New York State to include pregnancy as a qualifying event for women to enroll in any health insurance plan at any time.

June 17, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect Senior Citizens from Abuse

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.

June 16, 2015
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SERINO CHAMPIONS LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER WORKING FAMILIES

SERINO CHAMPIONS LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER WORKING FAMILIES

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) aimed to empower working families with children by sponsoring a bill to simplify and increase access to the application for child care assistance. The bill (S. 5419) passed in the Senate today.

“Having been in the unique position of being both a single, working mom and a professional child care provider, I understand this issue from every possible angle,” said Senator Serino in commenting on why she introduced this piece of legislation.

June 15, 2015
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Town Of Danby Concerns Prompt Seward Bill To Change State Sex Offender Notification Law

ALBANY, 06/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.5153) to ensure the public is properly notified of the sex offender status of group home residents.

“The senate has acted on a number of bills this year meant to safeguard and inform the public in regard to dangerous sex offenders,” said Senator Seward.  “Many times, these measures are needed to close previously undetected loopholes in our laws – that is the case in this instance.”

June 15, 2015
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