Issues: Children

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

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

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


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

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

October 23, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

October 2, 2009

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

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

R&B Artist Will Of Day 26 To Promote Anti-Violence. "Inspiring youth with words of encouragement."

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2009Contact: Heather Zeisz | | 716.854.8705

September 30, 2009

Sen. Foley & Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Brentwood State Park

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by community leaders and fellow elected officials at the Brentwood State Park’s official opening ceremony

September 28, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces $250,000 Grant for Sachem Public Library

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) announced  a major grant to beneift the Sachem Public Library during a recent visit to the library. Sen. Foley has secured $250,000 grant for the libray through the State Dormitory Authority.

The funding will go towards expanding the "teen service area" and the establishement of study/reading areas at the library. In addition, the library will now be able to purchase RFID equipment; a modern tool to better organize books throughout the library and make operations more efficient.


September 25, 2009

Child Passenger Safety Event

New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith in conjunction with the Education and Assistance Corporation (EAC) Safe Start Program will host a free child car safety seat program during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Certified child passenger safety technicians will educate parents and caregivers on how to install their child’s safety seats properly in their vehicles.

September 17, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Senator Diane Savino Hosts Annual Back To School Giveaway

NY1 VIDEO: More than 500 Staten Islanders lined up in front of the Cromwell Center Wednesday for an annual back to school giveaway organized by Senator Diane Savino

September 11, 2009
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