Issues: Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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July 12, 2010

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 10, 2010
July 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 14, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Child Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law, Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a child

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed some of the strongest laws in the country making those responsible for the intentional death of a child punishable to the very fullest extent of the law – life without the opportunity for parole.

The Majority’s legislation, the Child Protection Act of 2010 (S7705/Hassell-Thompson) establishes the class A-I felony of aggravated murder of a child; under this charge the sentence is life imprisonment without parole. Aggravated murder includes:

July 8, 2010

Legislature Bans Use of Harmful Chemical in Child Care Products


Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation prohibiting the manufacture, distribution or sale of certain child care products containing bisphenol-A (BPA) passed the Legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor.  Senator Oppenheimer was a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate. (S.3296H/A.6919D).

July 7, 2010

Child Protection Act 2010

New From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 6, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR HUNTLEY KEEPING KIDS SAFE: MANDATESLIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERSChild Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

July 5, 2010
July 2, 2010

Majority Establishes Head Injury Awareness And Prevention Act

Creates programs to help in prevention and recognition of concussions

July 2, 2010
August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie -  Kung Fu Panda

July 30, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

July 23, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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