Issues: Children

Kidpix Child ID program- Manhasset

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Manhasset. The program will be held on Friday, October 10th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Manhasset Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset). 

October 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Williston Park. The program will be held on Wednesday, October 1st from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Williston Park Library (494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park). 

September 18, 2014
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RITCHIE SECURES $50,000 TO HELP FUND REBUILD OF CLAYTON’S “WOODEN CASTLE PLAYGROUND”

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 in special funding to help the Village of Clayton offset the costs associated with a playground being rebuilt in the Village. 

“Situated on the beautiful St. Lawrence River, the Village of Clayton is a community loved by both tourists and local residents,” said Senator Ritchie.  “This funding not only will help the municipality manage costs associated with improving the park, it will also give residents and visitors a new and improved family-friendly way to spend their time.”

“From a new hotel to new restaurants, Clayton has seen a number of improvements recently,” said Village Mayor Norma Zimmer.  “Our park has been used by children and families for generations and we are extremely grateful for the funding provided by Senator Ritchie, which will help us cover the costs of revitalizing and improving this fantastic community resource.”

September 12, 2014
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SENATOR PARKER HOSTS ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY FOR 600 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Brooklyn, NY – For the seventh consecutive year, State Senator Kevin Parker and Sesame Flyers International, Inc., hosted Harvest Fest – an end-of-summer /  back-to-school celebration for Brooklyn families at Paerdegat Park on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Over 500 families came out for the event which included face painting, games, fitness and nutrition resources and CPR instruction to children and their parents. 

September 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Floral Park.

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized KidPix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

     Senator Martins is pictured with some of the families who participated in the KidPix program he sponsored at the Floral Park Library. 

August 21, 2014
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Senator Valesky Congratulates Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to Tyler O'Connor, 7, for winning Senator Valesky's Summer Art Contest in the 10 and under category out of all entries from the Town of Sullivan Playground Program. Tyler's winning artwork is shown in the inset.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Valesky Donates Backpacks and School Supplies

Senator Valesky stopped at the First Presbyterian Church in Chittenango to donate backpacks full of school supplies to the Chittenango Area Association of Churches school supplies drive held in August. Midge Daviau, chair of the school supplies drive, and her grandkids Aime and Tyler accepted the donation.

August 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Westbury. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized KidPix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

     Senator Martins is pictured with five year old Francis Mastromauro of Carle Place and his mom, Radhika, at the KidPix program he sponsored at the Westbury Library.

August 14, 2014
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Senator Parker Announces Support For New Mothers And Their Families

(Brooklyn, NY) - Senator Kevin Parker today announced new support by New York for post-partum services to new mothers and their families. The legislation signed into law today was introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, cosponsored by Senator Parker and five other Senators, and passed both houses of the Legislature with bi-partisan support.

August 7, 2014
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Senator Felder Hosts Pre-K For All

Senator Simcha FelderHosts Pre-K For AllTues. August 12thandWed. August 20th2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.1412 Avenue J on the 2nd floor.

Children who attend free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K learn to problem solve, ask questions, and work together.  Children born in 2010 are still eligible to apply.For more information contact us: 718-253-2015

File: 
Pre-K For All Flyer

August 7, 2014
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Senator Kennedy Announces New Law to Increase Mandated Child Abuse Reporters Working in Schools

Governor Signed Bill that Senator Kennedy Cosponsored to Expand and Clarify the Ranks of Mandated Reporters Looking out for Children in School and after School.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, today announced a new law that will increase the ranks of mandated reporters working in schools across the state. The legislation, which Senator Kennedy cosponsored, will expand and clarify the school officials required to report suspected child abuse by designating school coaches as mandated reporters. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this bill into law today.

August 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Floral Park. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 20th from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Floral Park Library (17 Caroline Place, Floral Park). 

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: PROTECT GOOD SAMARITANS WHO RESCUE AN ENDANGERED CHILD IN A CAR FROM LIABILITY

     To help prevent children from dying by being trapped in an overheated car, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) has introduced legislation to ensure that Good Samaritans who forcibly enter a car to rescue a child locked inside are exempt from liability. Senator Martins announced the “Child Rescue Act” on July 31st, which is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, at Harbor Child Care in Mineola. 

July 31, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen Announce $3 Million in Capital Grants for Renovation of Indian Field in Woodlawn

BRONX, NY – Surrounded by local families, community leaders and Little Leaguers, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced $3 million in capital grants secured 

July 30, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen Announce $3 Million in Capital Grants for Renovation of Indian Field in Woodlawn

BRONX, NY – Surrounded by local families, community leaders and Little Leaguers, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced $3 million in capital grants secured 

July 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Westbury. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 13th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury). 

July 29, 2014
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Little Helpers, Senator O'Brien help School #33 with books, food

In April, the Little Helpers of Pittsford and I teamed up to supply food and books to deserving students at School 33 in my district, as pictured here.

A profile in the July 17 edition of the Brighton-Pittsford Post highlighted some of the Little Helpers' other charitable activities.  I am proud to have worked alongside them on a number of those activities, and I encourage local parents whose children are interested in volunteering to visit the Little Helpers Facebook page.

July 21, 2014
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Children and seniors rally on the steps of City Hall in an attempt to save their Williamsburg community center

Developer Harry Einhorn paid $4.5 million to buy the building that houses the Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care Center, and offered a lease that they can't afford to pay.BY Marco Poggio NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Children and seniors took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday to ask the city to buy their Williamsburg community center so they won’t be put out on the street.

July 16, 2014
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Third Annual Jay-J Day Picnic Celebrates Boy Who Inspired Law to Toughen Penalties Against Child Abusers

After Hearing Jay-J’s Story, Senator Kennedy Authored Jay-J’s Law and Ushered It Through Legislature.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy joined the Retzer family and Jay-J Bolvin today for the third annual Jay-J Day Picnic. This annual event serves as an opportunity to celebrate Jay-J, a four-year-old boy whose story inspired a new law – Jay-J’s Law – to strengthen penalties against child abusers.

July 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Mineola. The program will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineola Library (195 Marcellus Road, Mineola). 

July 8, 2014
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