Issues: Children

Griffo Helps Pass Women's Equality Agenda

 

Demonstrating his continued commitment to creating equality for women in the Empire State, Sen. Joseph A. Griffo’s first legislative action in 2015 was to vote in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda.

“In Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address, he challenged us to reject institutional and cultural norms and make New York a leader in creating equality for women,” said Griffo, R-Rome. “I’m tremendously proud that me and my Senate colleagues have now met this challenge for each of the last the years.”

January 12, 2015
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Griffo & Brindisi Take the Oath of Office with Middle School Students Observing

For The Second Time, Two Mohawk Valley State Legislators Hold a Ceremony to Give Children a Real-Life Civics Lesson

WHITESBORO -  State Senator Joseph Griffo, a Rome Republican and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a Utica Democrat may belong to different political parties, but for the second time, the two state legislators were sworn in at a public school in the Mohawk Valley, to give students and members of the public a chance to ask questions about the political process.

January 8, 2015
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Three Kings Gift Giving Day Was A Success

News 12 The Bronx: Reports on the success of the gift giving as part of Three Kings Day. Click here for full article on News 12.

January 5, 2015
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Griffo, Rozic Announce Law to Increase Protections for Children in Foster Homes

Bill Improves the Screening Process for Prospective Foster Parents

UTICA – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Queens) and Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) announced that legislation (A8474/S6875) they drafted to protect foster children from being placed in unsuitable homes has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law creates a formal system for an agency to review and evaluate an applicant’s history if the applicant were to apply to another agency to take in foster children.

January 5, 2015
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January 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR KLEIN GIVES MORE THAN 400 HOLIDAY GIFTS TO CHILDREN AT THIRD ANNUAL THROGGS NECK HOUSES TOY DONATION

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) visited the Throggs Neck Houses on Tuesday, December 23rd  to give holiday gifts to children and their families.  At the toy donation, Senator Klein presented boys and girls with fun gifts like Monopoly, Clue, dolls, toy cars, a stuffed “Olaf” from the popular movie Frozen and more.

December 24, 2014
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Senator Parker hosts Annual Holiday Toy-Giveaway!

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-Brooklyn)

Contact: Glenda Cadogan ‌‌‌‌‌| triniscribe@aol.com | 718-629-6401 ph |718-629-6420 fax

 

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For Immediate Release

 

Senator Parker hosts Annual Holiday Toy-Giveaway

December 19, 2014
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Senator Parker hosts Annual Holiday Toy-Giveaway!

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-Brooklyn)

Contact: Glenda Cadogan ‌‌‌‌‌| triniscribe@aol.com | 718-629-6401 ph |718-629-6420 fax

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Parker hosts Annual Holiday Toy-Giveaway

December 19, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Bivona Child Advocacy Center Breaks Ground

What an exciting day for Bivona Child Advocacy Center and its local partners as they broke ground on their new home at One Mt Hope Avenue in the City of Rochester. This is an incredible project that will renovate one of the oldest commercial buildings in our community, and will benefit everyone at Bivona and their partners. Congratulations and I can't wait to be back for the ribbon cutting!

December 15, 2014
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Senator Young Presented with NYS Council for Exceptional Children's 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award

For Release: Immediate, November 21, 2014

ALBANY - The New York State Council for Exceptional Children (NYS CEC) has honored Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) with their 2014 “Excellence in Community Service Award.”

At their 61st annual conference in Syracuse, NYS CEC President Annmarie Urso, Ph.D., officially announced Senator Young as the honoree to be recognized with this year’s prestigious award.

November 21, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Stewart-Cousins Delivers Long-Awaited State Grant to the New Rochelle Day Nursery School

New Rochelle, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, announced today during a news conference at the New Rochelle Day Nursery School that she was able to cut through legislative red tape to deliver a $12,000 state grant awarded in the 2011-12 Budget year for a new boiler. Senator Stewart-Cousins learned about the problem during her office’s mobile constituent hours in New Rochelle in April.

October 31, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation To Protect Students With Medical Conditions Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has been signed into law.  The new law permits students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions. 

October 31, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored a free child safety seat check in Mineola.

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board performed free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Valesky Visits Clinton's Youngest and Oldest Residents

Senator Valesky spent October 17 in the village of Clinton. He stopped by Clinton Elementary School and then LutheranCare, where he accepted an award and spent some time with residents.

October 17, 2014
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Car Seat Safety Check-Mineola

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check on Saturday, October 18th in Mineola. The free car seat safety check will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Wilson Park (185 Westbury Avenue, Mineola). 

October 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator O'Brien's Winter Coat Drive

Accepting donations of new or gently-used winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves for all ages through October 27, 2014

Please bring items to Senator O'Brien's district office at:

2494 Browncroft Blvd.Town of Penfield

Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call (585) 218-0034 if you have any questions. 

October 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & EAST COAST MMA & FITNESS HOLD ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness recently presented a free bullying prevention program in Hicksville for families.

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” helped raise awareness about bullying, discussed the problem, and offered proactive steps about preventing bullying and helping someone who is being bullied.

     Senator Martins (back row center) is pictured with Legislator Rose Marie Walker, staff from East Coast MMA, and families who participated in the bullying prevention program in Hicksville.

 

October 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check on Saturday, October 18th in Mineola. The free car seat safety check will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Wilson Park (185 Westbury Avenue, Mineola).

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board. The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board also estimates that as many as 90 percent of these seats are improperly installed.

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Williston Park.

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized KidPix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the Wright family of Williston Park (mother Keisha, four year old Nathaniel, and nine year old Ricardo) who received KidPix ID cards through the program.

October 2, 2014
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