Issues: Children

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS PRAISING SLA DENIAL OF LIC STRIP CLUB APPLICATION

“I am thrilled the State Liquor Authority stood with the Long Island City community today when it voted against the Gypsy Rose liquor license application. This neighborhood is no place for a sex-based business, and today’s vote brings us one step closer to ensuring the wholesome, family-friendly environment in which an increasing number of people live and work. It is clear the SLA takes community input to heart and I commend the board for today’s decision.”

January 18, 2012
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Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.

January 17, 2012
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Elected Officials Seek Construction Funding For P.S. 2, P.S. 11

The Queens Gazette wrote an article drawing attention to a School Construction Authority (SCA) budget ammendment proposal, which reduces construction funding for schools in desperate need of assistance. Senator Michael Gianaris, along with parents and other elected officials, urges the SCA to include these schools back in the capital plan in order to ensure that the needs of the children are satisfied. 

While supporting needs throughout District 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and state Senator Michael Gianaris spoke in support of two especially beleaguered schools: P.S. 2, Jackson Heights and P.S. 11, Long Island City.

January 13, 2012
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Damaged gym at PS 234 Astoria means students watch movies, do jumping jacks in classrooms

The New York Daily News article investigates a school gym repair delay that has deprived students at Public School 234 of physical exercise. Senator Gianaris speaks out against the delay, stating that physical exercise is an educational requirement. 

While a Queens elementary school waits for the city to fix its gym, the phys ed program consists of jumping jacks in the classroom and movies in the auditorium.

A city Education Department official said work on the the gym at Public School 234 in Astoria is expected to begin over the winter break and should be completed within the next three months. The facility was damaged by April storms.

January 13, 2012
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Sen. Klein, IDC, Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying

 

Following months of consultation with prosecutors, advocates and students, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and his fellow members of the Independent Democratic Conference introduced legislation to crack down on cyberbullying in New York State.

The bill (S.6132) updates New York's stalking and harassment laws to cover electronic bullying. Additionally, it allows for criminal prosecution of particular cyberbullying incidents under New York's hate crime statutes.

January 9, 2012
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

Por El Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Mas de Mil niños asistieron a la celebracion de la visita de Los Tres Reyes Magos en el condado del Bronx; este pasado Sabado 7 de Enero.

El Auditorio de la escuela publica #5 se lleno a capacidad mientras los niños que alli estaban recibian sus juguetes, afuera habia una fila de niños que con sus padres esperaban pacientemente para volver a llenar el auditorio para la segunda tanda.

Esta fue una actividad espectacular donde miembros de la prensa y periodistas cooperaron muy desinteresadamente y se esforzaron para hacer un niño feliz.

January 9, 2012
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Independent Democratic Conference Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda

 

NEW YORK, NY - The Independent Democratic Conference  released its 2012 legislative agenda Thursday aimed at strengthening this state's economy, improving the lives of New York residents, and preserving New York's progressive tradition.

The agenda was released on the anniversary of the IDC's formation and after a successful year that saw many of the conference's 2011 priorities made into law.

January 8, 2012
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PBA President Pat Lynch to Join Senator Diaz at Saturday's Bronx Three Kings Day Celebration

January 6, 2012

For Immediate Release

The Police Benevolent Association President, Pat Lynch, will join New York State Senator Ruben Diaz along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Ambassador J.C. Kao from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, HealthPlus and WellCare on Saturday, January 7, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the visit of Three Kings Day for the Children of the south Bronx at PS 5 (located at 564 Jackson Avenue on the corner 149th Street) in the Bronx.

January 6, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2012 Room 307 LOB

January 9, 1:00 PM - 1:02 PM
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY ” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5, 2012

 

Bronx, NY- On Saturday, January 7th, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and other elected officials, will come together to provide the children of our community a Three Kings Day Celebration. The first 500 children between the ages 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag. “There will also be live music and entertainment for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.

 

This activity will take place :

On: Saturday, January 7, 2012

At: P.S 5

564 Jackson Avenue (corner 149th St.)

Time: 12:00 pm

January 5, 2012
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOS DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

5 de Enero del 2012

Bronx, NY- El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz junto al Presidente del Condado del Bronx, Rubén Díaz Jr., el Asambleísta Marcos Crespo, La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York y otros oficiales electos se reunirán el Sabado 7 de enero para celebrar la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos con los niños de la comunidad. Los primeros 500 niños entre las edades de uno (1) a nueve (9) años de edad recibirán regalos completamente gratis. Habrán juguetes y mochilas para los niños. “Tambien habrá música y entretenimiento en vivo para los niños,” comentó el Senador Díaz

Actividad se llevará a cabo:

 

Donde: Escuela Pública #5

564 Jackson Avenue (Esq. Calle 149 )

January 5, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Con la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos Gaspar, Melchor y Baltazar termina la celebración de las fiestas Navideñas, aunque en Puerto Rico y otros lugares de Sur y Centro America, extienden las fiestas hasta las Octavitas.

Nosotros los de Centro y Sur America, cuando llegamos a Norte America; nos encontramos con Santa Claus y otras culturas que tienden a opacar las ricas y bellas tradiciones de nuestro pais.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Adams Brings Cheer to Children at Play Kids Store

Our Toy Drive was a great success! Toys were given to children at Kings County Hospital and additional toys were donated to their Pediatrics ICU.  Furthermore, Senator Adams, along with District Leaders Olanike Alabi,  Jesse Hamilton, Shirley Patterson and Robert Cornegy, hosted a Christmas Toy Giveaway at Play Kids, a new toy store located in the 20th Senatorial District in Brooklyn.  Children ages of 2 thru 10 years happily received a gift for the holiday season.

December 29, 2011
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOS DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

29 de diciembre del 2011

Bronx,NY- El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz junto al Presidente del Condado del Bronx, Rubén Díaz Jr., el Asambleísta Marcos Crespo, La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York y otros oficiales electos se reunirán el Sabado 7 de enero para celebrar la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos con los niños de la comunidad.

Los primeros 500 niños entre las edades de uno (1) a nueve (9) años de edad recibirán regalos completamente gratis. Habrán juguetes y mochilas con materiales escolares para los niños que regresan a las escuelas. “Tambien habrá música y entretenimiento en vivo para los niños,” comentó el Senador Díaz

Actividad se llevará a cabo:

 

December 29, 2011
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Senator Adams Attends School District 17 Spelling Bee

Senator Adams attended the District 17 Wide Spelling Bee at M.S. 61, where students at each grade level in school district 17 competed and showcased their spelling ability.

 

December 22, 2011
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