Issues: Youth

Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Onondaga Free Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a wonderful time reading to children at the Onondaga Free Library on July 16, 2015, as part of the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program. Senator DeFrancisco will be a guest reader at various public libraries during the summer. A list of libraries is below.

Maxwell Memorial Library - July 21st

Northern Onondaga Public Library - July 22nd

Fayetteville Free Library - July 26th

East Syracuse Free Library - July 29th

DeWitt Community Library - July 30th

Weedsport Public Library - August 11th

Seymour Public Library - August 11th

July 17, 2015
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IBERO American Action League Safe Summer Picnic

It was a beautiful day for the 20th annual IBERO American Action League Safe Summer Picnic at Seneca Park. I am proud to have supported IBERO for a number of years, and was humbled to receive recognition for that support. I hope everyone had a great day at the Safe Summer Picnic, and thanks to IBERO for all that they do for the Rochester community!

Click here for more pictures from the IBERO picnic.

July 16, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN DONATES SUMMER BACKPACKS TO BRONX CHILDREN

Klein secured $60,000 state grant to fund summer backpack giveaway for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and HELP Bronx homeless shelter Local kids swing into summer with brand-new backpacks filled with books, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) donated summer backpacks to nearly 300 Bronx children from  the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the HELP Bronx Morris Avenue homeless shelter on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC CONGRATULATES THIRD GENERATION EAGLE SCOUT

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend, and speak at, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for James E. Steinberg, III, in Monticello, NY, this past Saturday. Steinberg is a third-generation Eagle Scout, with his grandfather and father having both achieved the rank of Eagle. Less than 5% of Scouts earn this prestigious award, and remarkably, Steinberg received his at the age of 15.  For his service project, James painted and restored the Old Town Hall in Forestburgh, NY.

June 22, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES 2015 NEW YORK STATE SENATE SUMMER READING PROGRAM

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that once again the New York State Senate will be partnering with the New York State Library and the 1,100 libraries and neighborhood branches in New York State to get more children reading this summer. The Senate’s 2015 Summer Reading Program is offering students and families a variety of entertaining ways to encourage reading this summer.

June 12, 2015
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Lawmakers and Leaders Push for Recognition of Diwali as a State Holiday

LAWMAKERS AND LEADERS PUSH FOR RECOGNITION OF DIWALI AS A STATE HOLIDAYSenator Comrie and Assembly Member Miller Take the Lead for Cultural Inclusion

(Jamaica, N.Y. -- June 6th, 2015) Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Hollis), religious organizations and community leaders held a press conference in support of Senate Bill S5304 and Assembly Bill A4331, which would establish Diwali as an official public school holiday.

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH WALLKILL STUDENT ARTISTS IN ALBANY

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic met with students from the Wallkill School District who were in Albany to showcase their artwork as part of the New York State Art Teachers Association’s (NYSATA) annual legislative exhibit. The student exhibit is held every year and recognizes the artistic accomplishments of students from across New York.

June 11, 2015
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Two Months After Kennedy’s Call, State Senate Passes Bill Banning Sale of Powdered Alcohol

New York State Takes Critical Step Towards Prohibiting Dangerous Product Targeted Towards Teens

Bill Outlawing Versatile Powdered Alcohol Now Ready for Consideration of Assembly 

BUFFALO, NY – Just two months after Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) joined local addiction specialists to push for a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol in New York State, the State Senate passed legislation Monday to do just that. (S.1757A) bans the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol, citing the potential for it to be used illegally by youth as well as a higher risk of overdose.

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN KICKS OFF ‘CALL FOR CADDIES’ AT TRUMP GOLF COURSE

Klein, Trump Golf Course Partner to Connect Throggs Neck Houses Teens with Good-Paying Summer Jobs

THE BRONX - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Trump Golf Course, Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, today launched the ‘Call for Caddies’ program to connect local teens from the Throggs Neck Houses with summer employment opportunities at the Trump Golf Links.

May 28, 2015
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Murphy, Putnam Officials, urge water safety precautions

MAHOPAC, NY - With the coming Memorial Day weekend about to mark the unofficial start of summer, Senator Terrence Murphy was joined by Putnam County Officials yesterday to raise awareness about water safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ten people lose their lives to drowning every day. "In the 40th Senate District we have a number of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers that if not properly respected could cause great tragedy," Murphy said. "Here at Lake Mahopac we are reminded about the importance of not only safety in the water but on the water with our boats and jet skis. By taking common sense precautions we can ensure a safe summer for everyone."

May 22, 2015
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Senator Valesky Names Sharon Owens New York State Senate Woman of Distinction

Syracuse–State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced today that Sharon Owens, chief executive officer of Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc., has been selected as the 53rd Senate District’s 2015 Woman of Distinction. Owens was recognized for her work in human services and community development in the city of Syracuse.

“Sharon Owens’ remarkable contributions to our community demonstrate her dedication and commitment to the Syracuse residents most in need of a strong advocate,” Sen. Valesky said. “Her leadership is strengthening the programs and services that Southwest Community Center offers, and I am pleased to honor her as this year’s Woman of Distinction.”

May 6, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Honors Ossining Resident as "Woman of Distinction"

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) honored Dream “The Dreamster” Shepherd at the New York State Senate’s annual “Woman of Distinction” ceremony on May 6, 2015 in Albany, NY.

The Women of Distinction Ceremony is an annual event that honors leading women from across the state for their achievements in business, academics and civics, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

Dream Shepherd, an Ossining resident, was born with sickle cell disease. The hereditary blood disorder resulted in complications for Dream, including chronic pain and a stroke at five years old.

May 6, 2015
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Protect Our Kids: Senator Kennedy Announces Legislation to Streamline CPS Passes Out of Committee, Ready for Consideration of Full Senate

Kennedy-sponsored Legislation Designed to Streamline CPS Gains Momentum in Albany, Passes Through Key Committee

Bill Allows Doctors, Nurses and Law Enforcement to Bypass Abuse Hotline, Report Child Maltreatment Directly to CPS

BUFFALO, NY – As Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) continues his push to improve Child Protective Services in Western New York and across New York State, he announced new progress today on a key reform to further streamline the process for reporting child abuse. Kennedy helped an important bill that improves the coordination between medical personnel and Child Protective Services workers secure approval from the Senate Finance Committee, which moves it toward a vote before the full Senate. 

April 29, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN PRAISES ASSEMBLY MEMBER DEBORAH GLICK FOR PASSAGE OF BAN ON LGBT ‘CONVERSION THERAPY,’ URGES GOP TO ALLOW VOTE IN SENATE

Hoylman: “The well-being of LGBT kids throughout New York continues to be threatened until the State Senate takes action”

April 29, 2015
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Senator Comrie Announces Bill Protecting Minors from Harmful Advertisements

Legislature Called on to Prohibit Alcohol and Sexually Suggestive Ads on State-Maintained Property

(Hollis, Queens) Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) was proud to announce the introduction of Senate Bill S.4455-2015, new legislation that will moderate advertising alcoholic beverages and provocative content to minors on state-owned property. This legislation was announced this afternoon at a press conference attended by Assembly Member Bill Scarborough, Council Member Ruben Wills and leaders from the South Queens community.

April 28, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Introduces Legislation to Protect Teens from Harmful Indoor Tanning Beds

Scientific research shows indoor tanning beds are detrimental to the long-term health of users under the age of 18; increase risk of cancer by 75 percent 

Hoylman: “As high school prom season approaches, there’s simply no excuse for allowing our kids to be exposed to this level of cancer risk” 

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill to ban all minors from using indoor tanning beds, which extensive research has shown to be linked to melanoma and other serious health problems.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS 17TH ANNUAL THROGGS NECK COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP POSTER CONTEST

Hundreds of Bronx Students Enter Local “Eat Well, Play Well” Themed Competition

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP), today hosted their 17th annual poster contest – selecting twenty Bronx students as this year’s award winners in the “Eat Well, Play Well” themed competition.

April 24, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S BILL TO PROMOTE EDUCATION IN HUNTING, FISHING, AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that his bill, Senate Bill S.4368 has passed the Senate. This bill would instruct the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to work the Board of Regents to develop an education program that local school districts could choose to utilize, relating to hunting, fishing and outdoor education as a means to present students in grades nine through twelve with information about outdoor recreation opportunities.

April 22, 2015
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Ribbon-cutting for LeFrak City’s newly refurbished West Courtyard

As reported by Times Ledger:

The first phase of renovations of the outdoor amenities at LeFrak City, in Corona, is complete just in time for spring.

Elected officials and community leaders joined Jamie LeFrak, the president of the 20-building complex, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the newly revamped West Courtyard April 7.

“Exciting changes are underway at LeFrak City, and this is just the tip of the iceberg,” LeFrak said. Within two years the ongoing multimillion-dollar capital improvement program will bring renovations to lobbies, mail rooms, facades, laundry rooms, elevators and garages, but for now the nearly 40,000-square-foot space is considered to be a milestone.

For full article, click here.

April 21, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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