Issues: Children

Two Months After Kennedy’s Call, State Senate Passes Bill Banning Sale of Powdered Alcohol

New York State Takes Critical Step Towards Prohibiting Dangerous Product Targeted Towards Teens

Bill Outlawing Versatile Powdered Alcohol Now Ready for Consideration of Assembly 

BUFFALO, NY – Just two months after Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) joined local addiction specialists to push for a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol in New York State, the State Senate passed legislation Monday to do just that. (S.1757A) bans the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol, citing the potential for it to be used illegally by youth as well as a higher risk of overdose.

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ, COUNCILMAN COHEN CELEBRATE RIVERDALE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE COMMUNITY AND TEEN CENTER GRAND OPENING

State & City funds secured by Klein, Dinowitz & Cohen provided essential upgrades to facility

June 5, 2015
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Rally to Save Nasry Michellen Day Care

I joined City Council Member Mark D. Levine, and dozens of concerned parents and members of the community to call on the New York City Administration of Children's Services (ACS) to reconsider their decision not to award a new Early Learn day care contract to Nasry Michelen Day Care (Nasry).

June 4, 2015
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Senate passes Griffo’s bill to ban chemicals in synthetic drug “N-Bomb”

ALBANY – The State Senate on Wednesday passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Joseph Griffo that would ban key ingredients contained in certain synthetic drugs that mimic the hallucinogenic effects of LSD.

The synthetic drug known as “N-Bomb” or “Smiles” has already been linked to a number of fatalities nationwide, particularly in Arizona last month. But by banning four of the chemicals used to manufacture these potentially harmful drugs, Griffo believes this legislation (S738) will help prevent the scourge of N-Bomb from ever gaining a foothold in New York State.

June 4, 2015
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Griffo announces SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Every Hero Has A Story: Griffo announces Summer Reading Program for children

UTICA – With school nearly out for the summer, State Sen. Joseph Griffo is encouraging children to keep up their reading through the New York Senate’s 2015 Summer Reading Program.As he has every year since being elected, Senator Griffo is again partnering with local libraries to offer children an amusing way to keep their mind focused on learning during the summer break. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has A Story,” a message that is sure to teach children valuable life lessons.

June 3, 2015
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Ortt’s Bill to Improve Information Available About Sexual Predators Passes in Senate

Bill Would Help Law Enforcement and Communities Better Monitor Sex Offenders

Legislation (S3622), sponsored by State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda), would better publicize information about where a moderate-risk sex offender is working. The bill would allow law enforcement to disseminate information about a Level 2 convicted sex offender’s place of employment address to vulnerable organizational entities. The bill passed today in the New York State Senate.

June 1, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES THE “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation.

May 29, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 72

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 100 local parents, students and school administrators, today announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 72 in the Bronx. The announcement came at the school’s Project BOOST breakfast event on Friday.

May 29, 2015
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Senator Klein, Madison Square Garden & New York Knicks Hold Basketball Clinic for P.S. 107 Students

Pro-Basketball Clinic is Slam Dunk for Bronx Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today held a basketball clinic with New York Knickerbockers alum Felipe Lopez at P.S. 107 in the Bronx. The former professional athlete was on hand to show more than 100 students the ropes in shooting hoops, pro-style basketball drills and conditioning exercises.   

May 29, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Calls for Stricter Residency Requirements for Sex Offenders

New City, N.Y. – (5/26/15) – Senator David Carlucci, (D – Rockland/Westchester), Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D – New City), Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack (D – Clarkstown), and Clarkstown residents hosted a press conference calling for stricter residency requirements for sex offenders.

Due to a loophole in New York State law, a Level 3 sex offender is currently legally residing approximately 175 feet from Nella Di Nuovo Daycare. The daycare facility is located on Lenox Avenue, in a residential area of Congers.

May 26, 2015
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Senator Sets Forth Legislative Effort to Improve Child Protective Servcies

OCFS asked to review records for any calls prior to the death of Nayla Hodnett

 

ALBANY – With the perpetrator still at-large following a year-long investigation into the tragic passing of Nayla Hodnett, Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is doing her part to help raise awareness about the case and bring new details to light.

 

In a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the State’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Senator Young has asked Commissioner Sheila Poole to review the records of the State’s Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment regarding allegations or incidents of possible abuse to Nayla prior to her passing.

 

May 22, 2015
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Murphy, Putnam Officials, urge water safety precautions

MAHOPAC, NY - With the coming Memorial Day weekend about to mark the unofficial start of summer, Senator Terrence Murphy was joined by Putnam County Officials yesterday to raise awareness about water safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ten people lose their lives to drowning every day. "In the 40th Senate District we have a number of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers that if not properly respected could cause great tragedy," Murphy said. "Here at Lake Mahopac we are reminded about the importance of not only safety in the water but on the water with our boats and jet skis. By taking common sense precautions we can ensure a safe summer for everyone."

May 22, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT ST. THERESA SCHOOL

Klein Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Spring Season -- Local Families & Children Dance, Play, Create and More

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 200 children and families, hosted his annual spring children’s festival at the St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay on Saturday. The fun-filled event featured face painting, a DJ, bouncy bounce, craft table and more.

May 18, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 14

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by more than 150 local parents, school administrators and students, announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 14 in the Bronx. The announcement came at P.S. 14’s annual parent teacher conference night on Wednesday evening.

May 14, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  1:00 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015  Room 945 LOB

May 18, 1:00 PM - 1:08 PM
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PROTECT CHILDREN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody.

May 14, 2015
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Senate Passes Measures To Protect Children

The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody. 

May 12, 2015
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Senate Passes Measures to Protect Children

The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families.

May 12, 2015
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Brooklyn educators honored at award ceremony

Hundreds of Brooklyn educators were honored Thursday at the Educational Leadership Awards Breakfast.

Full story at News 12 Brooklyn.

May 7, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Room 945 LOB

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May 12, 1:30 PM - 1:41 PM
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