Issues: Children

August 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new law to help prevent violent felons and sexual predators from becoming school bus drivers. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, will expand the list of convictions that disqualify individuals from being employed as a school bus driver.

August 17, 2011
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Rochester Hurricanes Youth Football Pizza Party

Senator Robach recently had an opportunity to visit with coaches and players from Rochester Hurricanes Youth Football during a pizza party at School #50. Thank you to Salvatore's Pizzeria for their assistance and support and the great pizza they provided for the coaches, players, and their families. Best wishes to everyone for a successful new season! For more on the Rochester Hurricanes Youth Football Program, follow them here, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-Hurricanes-Football-Cheer-Progr....

August 17, 2011
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Back To School Giveaway

Please RSVP @ (718) 523-3069

August 26, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Caring and Sharing Child Care Center Opens

Senator Robach recently had the privilege to speak to, and visit with, kids at the grand opening of the Caring and Sharing Junior Academy on Webster Avenue in Rochester. Caring and Sharing has provided child care in Rochester for 12 years and recently expanded to include the junior academy. The center offers an experimental educational enrichment program to youth who are too old for traditional child care services.

August 16, 2011
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Ranzenhofer sponsors car seat safety check in Kenmore

Parents can get their child’s seat inspected for free

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will sponsor a free car seat safety check on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway in Kenmore.

“Every parent knows that installing a car seat can be difficult.  Certified technicians from local police agencies will be on hand to ensure your child’s car seat is safely and properly secured. Even if you think your child’s car seat is already properly installed, it never hurts to double-check,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

August 15, 2011
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Senator Serrano Encourages City to Implement Arts Education Blueprint

(New York, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today applauded the Panel for Education Policy's Arts Education Advisory Committee for developing a blueprint consisting of goals and recommendations to enhance arts education in New York City schools, and encouraged the City to carry out its implementation. 
 

In 2009 Senator Serrano sponsored legislation (S6106), which passed the Senate, to create an advisory committee to advise the Chancellor on arts education and to work to improve compliance with State arts education requirements. Despite the fact that the legislation did not pass the Assembly, in March, 2010, under the leadership of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the City's Arts Education Advisory Committee was created. 
 

August 11, 2011
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Horizons Summer Graduation and Closing Ceremonies

On Thursday, August 4th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend 8th grade graduation and closing ceremonies for the Horizons at Harley Student Enrichment Program. This program has been serving students in grades K through 8th since 1995. For more information on this great program, visit www.horizonsatharley.com.

August 8, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Baldwinsville Library as Part of his Summer Reading Program.

Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Baldwinsville Library as Part of his Summer Reading Program.

August 4, 2011
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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN YOUTH SPORTS

Senator Ball Joins Doc Gooden, Mayor Cindrich to Thank Sports Authority’s Donation to Mount Kisco Little League

White Plains, N.Y.  – (08/02/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich and New York pitching great Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden to honor Sports Authority for its donation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and heart shields to the Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the generous donation, Sports Authority has also commitment to train coaches and parents for emergency situations on the ball field.

August 2, 2011
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2011 National Night Out Against Crime

Here are a list of some of the events taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime.

5:00-8:00 p.m.

2011 National Night Out Against Crime at the Dewey Avenue Family Festival, Parking lots behind the Barnard Fire Department and Bethany Presbyterian Church at 3000 Dewey Avenue (near Stone Road). Food, music, and fun for families!

5:00-8:00 p.m.

17th Annual Southwest Sector 4 National Night Out Against Crime Motorcade. The motorcade starts at Wilson High School and contiues to Genesee Valley Park / Canalside Shelter.

5:30-8:00 p.m.

August 1, 2011
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August 6, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Gianaris Pushes For More Education Efforts Due To Increased Number Of Bed Bug Cases

Number of confirmed cases tripled this year in NYC public schools 

Queens, NY – The number of bed bug cases in New York City public schools drastically increased during the 2010-2011 academic year as compared to the prior year. According to the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE), around 3,590 cases of bedbugs were reported this year, which is over three times more than last year’s 1,019 cases. Senator Gianaris stresses that school teachers and administrators need to be more vigilant in notifying parents of measures they can take to combat bed bugs in order to keep the epidemic from spreading. 

July 26, 2011
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August 20, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Offers Opportunity To Obtain Free "Safe Child Cards"

In light of the abduction and murder of 8-year-old Lieby Kletzky, NYS Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Youth America, offered an opportunity for parents and children to obtain a free SAFE CHILD CARD on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Brooklyn Public Central Library.

July 22, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Offers Opportunity to Obtain Free "Safe Child Cards"

In light of the abduction and murder of 8-year-old Lieby Kletzy, NYS Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Youth America, will offer an opportunity for parents and children to obtain a free SAFE CHILD CARD on Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Brooklyn Public Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza – Youth Wing Program Room).The SAFE CHILD CARD contains a child’s name, biographical information (e.g. date of birth, height, weight, etc.) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers.  The cards can be made in less than two minutes.

July 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Espaillat Reminds All Residents, Especially Elderly, About Cooling Centers & Important Summer Tips

 

As temperatures reach record high, residents encouraged to hydrate and utilize cooling centers around the City

July 22, 2011
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SENATOR VALESKY CO-SPONSORS PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is the co-sponsor of newly introduced legislation that would strengthen penalties for harming or killing a child and for obstructing law enforcement in investigations of those cases.

“As a father and a legislator, I am fully in support of legislation that protects children and punishes those who harm them. We’ve seen too many cases locally and nationally where egregious offenses have been committed against children with insufficient penalties. This legislation gives law enforcement the tools they need to appropriately charge and prosecute anyone who abuses or kills a child.”

July 22, 2011
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Senator Robach Announces 'Back to School Backpacks and Supplies' Drive

I hope you are enjoying all that summer has to offer in our community. Because of the tremendous response from the community to my “Coats for Kids Clothes Drive” last December,  I am proud to announce my “Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive”. From now until August 5th, I will be collecting backpacks and school supplies and will be donating them to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet, who is in “great need” for these items.

 

Supplies needed are:

Backpacks
Pens – Blue and Black
Pencils – Standard and Colored
Rulers and protractors
Lined paper and pads, composition paper
Folders
Post-It-Notes
Basic calculators
Glue sticks
Highlighters

 

July 14, 2011
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