Issues: Children

Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Thompson to hold his 2009 Toy Giveaway (click image to view details)

Senator Thompson will present his 2009 Toy Giveaway at the Walter J. Mahoney Building in Buffalo, New York on December 23, 2009.  Please click on the following link entitled 

Fabiola.pdf to view the details of the event

December 4, 2009
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Senator Savino Holds Turkey Giveaway

(Staten Island)—Thursday, November 19th, Senator Diane J.

November 25, 2009
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM TRAVELING WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN TRAPPED WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

Leandra’s Law Would Create Felony Charges For Driving Drunk With a Child in the Car, Require All Convicted DWI Offenders to Use Ignition Interlocks

November 18, 2009
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Sen. Foley, Supervisor Nolan Announce Winning Design for Brentwood Spray Park, as Chosen by Local Students

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan announced the winning design for a spray park to be built in Brentwood, as chosen by students in the Brentwood School District.

November 12, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Congratulates Briarcliff Middle School Students on Their "Internet Smarts"

 

 

The Senator Discusses Internet Safety with Students at Briarcliff Middle School

 

November 9, 2009
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KIDS & FAMILIES STILL CAN’T WAIT

Senate Issues Groundbreaking Report on NY Family Court System

(Albany, NY) New York’s Family Court system is reaching a state of crisis, the State Senate Judiciary Committee finds in Kids & Families Still Can’t Wait: The Urgent Case for New Family Court Judgeships.

November 4, 2009
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Time to Unseal Birth Records--New York Report

By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum

Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...

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November 4, 2009
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Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Media Alert - You’ve Got Mail: There’s a Sex Offender in the Neighborhood

MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT*MEDIA ALERT 

Contact:   Judy Close, Press Secretary   (718) 738-1111                       

You’ve Got Mail: There’s a Sex Offender in the Neighborhood

October 23, 2009
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Sen. Foley Participates at the Reopening of the Clayton Avenue (Central Islip) Recreation Center

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point), Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and members of the Islip Town Board commemorate the reopening of the Recreation Center on Clayton Avenue in Central Islip.

October 19, 2009
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Senator Savino Hosts Back to School Giveaway

(Brooklyn) Senator Diane J. Savino and staff members handed out more than 500 back-to-school packets, filled with school supplies, to Coney Island school children on Wednesday, September 30th, at the South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, a youth organization that offers afterschool programs and job training.  

October 6, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Calls On Governor To Maintain Funding For School-Based Health Centers

October 1, 2009

The Honorable David A. PatersonGovernor of New York StateExecutive Chamber, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

Thank you for your extraordinary support of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs).   We are writing to ask you to exempt SBHCs from any further State Budget cuts this year and in the 2010-11 State Budget. As you know, School-Based Health Centers had their base funding reduced by over $1.5 million in the last budget cycle. We understand that further cuts are necessary due to the current State deficit.  But during these difficult financial times, underserved children and their families need more services, not less.

October 6, 2009
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Senator Vincent Leibell Introduces Kids’ Port @ the Kent Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 29, 2009Contact:    Christina Ryan-Linder - Youth services & Community Connections Coordinator, Mid-Hudson Library System, 845-471-6060 x235clinder@midhudson.org

Kids’ Port @ the LibrarySenator Vincent Leibell Introduces Kids’ Port @ the Kent Public Library

October 2, 2009
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Support Senator Montgomery's "Incarcerated Parents" Bill

Legislation that Expands the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) -- S.3438/A.5462

What Does This Bill Do?

~ It amends New York’s child welfare law to reflect the special circumstances of criminal justice involvedfamilies.

~ It grants foster care agencies discretion to delay filing termination of parental rights papers when a parent’s incarceration or participation in a residential drug treatment program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.

September 30, 2009
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Huntington YMCA Groundbreaking Ceremony

Senator Marcellino was proud to kick off the capitol project a $250,000 grant so that the Huntington YMCA can expand and modernize

September 30, 2009
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