Issues: Children

Senator Young Presented with NYS Council for Exceptional Children's 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award

For Release: Immediate, November 21, 2014

ALBANY - The New York State Council for Exceptional Children (NYS CEC) has honored Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) with their 2014 “Excellence in Community Service Award.”

At their 61st annual conference in Syracuse, NYS CEC President Annmarie Urso, Ph.D., officially announced Senator Young as the honoree to be recognized with this year’s prestigious award.

November 21, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Stewart-Cousins Delivers Long-Awaited State Grant to the New Rochelle Day Nursery School

New Rochelle, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, announced today during a news conference at the New Rochelle Day Nursery School that she was able to cut through legislative red tape to deliver a $12,000 state grant awarded in the 2011-12 Budget year for a new boiler. Senator Stewart-Cousins learned about the problem during her office’s mobile constituent hours in New Rochelle in April.

October 31, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation To Protect Students With Medical Conditions Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has been signed into law.  The new law permits students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions. 

October 31, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored a free child safety seat check in Mineola.

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board performed free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Valesky Visits Clinton's Youngest and Oldest Residents

Senator Valesky spent October 17 in the village of Clinton. He stopped by Clinton Elementary School and then LutheranCare, where he accepted an award and spent some time with residents.

October 17, 2014
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Car Seat Safety Check-Mineola

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check on Saturday, October 18th in Mineola. The free car seat safety check will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Wilson Park (185 Westbury Avenue, Mineola). 

October 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator O'Brien's Winter Coat Drive

Accepting donations of new or gently-used winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves for all ages through October 27, 2014

Please bring items to Senator O'Brien's district office at:

2494 Browncroft Blvd.Town of Penfield

Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call (585) 218-0034 if you have any questions. 

October 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & EAST COAST MMA & FITNESS HOLD ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness recently presented a free bullying prevention program in Hicksville for families.

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” helped raise awareness about bullying, discussed the problem, and offered proactive steps about preventing bullying and helping someone who is being bullied.

     Senator Martins (back row center) is pictured with Legislator Rose Marie Walker, staff from East Coast MMA, and families who participated in the bullying prevention program in Hicksville.

 

October 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check on Saturday, October 18th in Mineola. The free car seat safety check will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Wilson Park (185 Westbury Avenue, Mineola).

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board. The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board also estimates that as many as 90 percent of these seats are improperly installed.

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Williston 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 the Wright family of Williston Park (mother Keisha, four year old Nathaniel, and nine year old Ricardo) who received KidPix ID cards through the program.

October 2, 2014
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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public Support

STONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility during a ceremony on Wednesday where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by public officials, generous donors, young patients and their families, and hundreds of administrators, physicians and staff.

September 29, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Signs Senator Tim Kennedy’s Legislation to Improve Statewide Child Abuse Hotline

Legislation Sponsored By Senator Kennedy Will Improve State Central Register Of Child Abuse By Enacting Strong Requirements For Tracking Of Repeat Reports. 

September 24, 2014
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Bullying Prevention Program- Hicksville

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness are holding a seminar this Saturday, September 27th from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at East Coast MMA & Fitness (25 Woodbury Road, Hicksville).

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” is designed to raise awareness about bullying, discuss the problem, and offer proactive steps to prevent bullying and how to help someone who is being bullied. It is not a martial arts seminar.

September 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS & EAST COAST MMA & FITNESS PRESENT ‘BULLY-PROOF YOUR CHILD’ ON SEPTEMBER 27TH IN HICKSVILLE

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness are holding a seminar this Saturday, September 27th from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at East Coast MMA & Fitness (25 Woodbury Road, Hicksville).

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” is designed to raise awareness about bullying, discuss the problem, and offer proactive steps to prevent bullying and how to help someone who is being bullied. It is not a martial arts seminar.

September 23, 2014
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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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