Issues: Children

Harvest Fest

 

 

Join us for our annual back to school giveaway:

There will be

FOOD • MUSIC

• CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

• COLLEGE BOUND INFORMATION

August 28, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Dilan-Sponsored Measure “Elle’s Law” Signed Into Law

Increases Penalties on Reckless Drivers Who Injure PedestriansLegislation closing a long-time legal gap that allowed for reckless drivers who injure pedestrians to escape prosecution was signed into law last week.Elle’s Law, sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of Senate Transportation Committee, amends New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to enact tougher penalties on motorists who blatantly disregard the vehicle and traffic code’s “rules of the road,”  and injure pedestrians as a result of dangerous and unlawful driving.

August 17, 2010
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8/15/2010: Bone Marrow Drive

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica)attended a bone marrow drive accompanied by rap impresario and entertainer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The event took place in Southeast Queens at 50’s Community Garden. The bone marrow drive was inspired by the story of 11-year-old leukemia patient, and Broadway’s Lion King star Shannon Tavarez. Unfortunately Shannon still hasn't found a bone marrow match, so when Senator Huntley heard of the event, she came out to register as a potential marrow donor. Senator Huntley also wanted to bring attention to the need for people to register and get swabbed to see if they could be candidates to donate marrow for Shannon and others suffering from leukemia. 50 Cent sponsored the registry through his G-Unity Foundation.

August 14, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Stands with Women's Advocacy Groups to Urge Governor Paterson to Enact New Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

August 10, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: "Back to School Blast"-Free School Supply Giveaway

(Brooklyn, NY) In order to prepare parents and students for the start of a new academic year Senator Diane J. Savino will sponsor a “Back to School Blast”, where parents and students will receive free school supplies, giveaways, safety tips and college-related information. Kids will be treated to a visit by the Brooklyn Cyclone’s mascot, Sandy the Seagull and representatives from city and state local agencies, including the NYC Public Library System, NYC Dept. of Youth and Community Development and the NYPD will also be on hand.

August 11, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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SENATOR SALAND’S BILL BANNING DANGEROUS CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

            State Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C-Poughkeepsie) today announced that Governor David Paterson has signed legislation the Senator had sponsored to enact a statewide ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. 

August 2, 2010
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Ranzenhofer Announces Free Car Seat Safety Checks in LeRoy

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a Free Car Seat Safety Check on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Wolcott Street School, 2-6 Trigon Park in LeRoy.

“Every parent knows that installing a car seat can be difficult.  This event will give parents information on how to properly install car seats as well as ensure the car seat they have is safely secured,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

The program is free and open to the public.  No appointment or RSVP is necessary.  Water and pop will be served.  For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (716) 631-8695.

July 30, 2010
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NYCHA’S Fatherhood Initiative

NYCHA’S fatherhood initiative helps fathers of all ages reconnect with their children and strengthen New York City families.

For more information and to register, please contact Brooklyn Community Operations at (718) 453-1296.

NYCHA Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) builds on existing services and platforms in community centers to create a new network where fathers and their children will be supported and provided the tools they need to build strong relationships.

July 29, 2010
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Ranzenhofer Announces Free Car Seat Safety Checks in Kenmore/Tonawanda

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a Free Car Seat Safety Check on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the parking lot of the Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway in Kenmore.

“Every parent knows that installing a car seat can be difficult.  This event will give parents information on how to properly install car seats as well as ensure the car seat they have is safely secured,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

The program is free and open to the public.  No appointment or RSVP is necessary.  Water and pop will be served.  For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (716) 631-8695.

July 22, 2010
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Free Summer Meals for Kids

Dear New Yorker, Did you know that during the summer kids 18 years old and younger can receive a delicious, balanced meal twice a day for free?

From June 29th through August 27th, the City will be offering free meals to children 18 years of age or younger at hundreds of schools, pools, parks, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the City. No registration, documentation, or ID is required.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. To find a site near you, call 311.  Or click here for a complete list of sites across the five boroughs.

 

July 21, 2010
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Annual Health Fair and Picnic

For More Information, Please Contact Lois Menyweather at (718) 949-1601 Office

To Join Invited City and State Agencies, As Well As Other Organizations In Attendance

August 21, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect the Kids from Sex Offenders

Senator Addabbo: Law Requires Sex Offender, Abuse Screening for Jobs Working with Children

Queens, NY, July 16, 2010 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) announced the passing of legislation in the Senate (S6998A) which will help prevent employers from hiring registered sex offenders and those guilty of child abuse for jobs that require a significant time spent around children.

While hiring policies utilized by public schools already include background checks and ensure this security for children, other organizations do not currently practice similar diligence.

July 16, 2010
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3rd Annual Kids Safety Day July 20!!

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town of North Hempstead will be holding their 3rd Annual Kids Safety Day on Tuesday, July 20, at the Mary Jane Davies Green, in Manhasset. The event, which is for children of all ages, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

July 14, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Protect Children From Sex Offenders

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory in the battle to protect New York’s children: a law to require sex offender screening and abuse screening for jobs that entail working with children.

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Passage in the Senate of S6998A will help prevent the hiring of registered sex offenders and individuals guilty of child abuse for jobs entailing time spent around children.

July 12, 2010
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Bad Bicycling? Fine Business

In an attempt to curb bad bicycling behavior, a group of East Side elected officials want to pass a law that would shift the burden over to the city’s companies that employ bicyclists who ignore traffic laws.

Read more: http://ourtownny.com/2010/07/07/bad-bicycling-fine-businesses/

July 12, 2010
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7/11/2010: Charity car wash raises nearly $7,000

It was scrub-a-dub-dub in Howard Beach this past weekend, as over 100 big-hearted people rolled up their sleeves and got wet to raise thousands at New York Families for Autistic Children’s (NYFAC) fifth annual charity car wash and car show.

It was the most successful ever, raising just “a touch” under $7,000.

“People are very supportive of what we do,” said Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC.

He explained that, in this economic climate, fundraisers are pivotal.

“When one door closes, another opens,” he said. “The people of this community [Howard Beach] are extremely generous and warm and have opened their hearts to the kids.”

“A lot of kids from the neighborhood came out to pitch in,” continued Baumann.

July 11, 2010
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July 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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