Issues: Youth

CHILDREN’S HEALTH BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

(Albany, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District - D/WF) announced that the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act (S4057B) has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. This legislation, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will assist the approximately 220,000 children in New York State who are currently uninsured, but are eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Since the majority of children who are not participating in Child Health Plus are attending school and qualify for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, this law coordinates the sharing of information to better serve our State's children.

October 13, 2010
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Liz Krueger's Education Forum

In an effort to bring together different stakeholders in our State’s educational system, Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Education Forum to explore how we can improve upon our educational system, with a particular focus on the role of teachers and testing. This was also an opportunity for the State to come to the district and discuss how an economic downturn is an opportunity to plan for the future of education in New York State. Dr. David Steiner, New York State’s Commissioner of Education,  delivered a keynote address entitled “What is an Educated Citizen” and a panel included Clara Hemphill and Dr. Stephan F. Brumberg.

September 22, 2010
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

September 8, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams and Senate Majority Conference Announce Signing Into Law of the "Dignity for All Students Act" to End Bullying and Harassment on School Grounds

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams and the Senate Majority Conference mark the signing into law of S1987B, Senator Duane’s legislation to prevent discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds.

September 8, 2010
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UNDERAGE BRONX DRINKERS BEWARE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

BRONX BARS & RESTAURANTS PUT NEW ID SCANNERS INTO EFFECT TO CRACKDOWN ON FAKE IDs

BRONX, NY – Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)

in partnership with the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP), delivered state-of-the art ID scanners to multiple Bronx bars and restaurants just in time for the expected rush of minors attempting to illegally gain entry to bars during this holiday and “back-to-school” weekend. Klein was joined by Frances Maturo of TNCAP, Kathy Gallagher, manager of The Wicked Wolf as well as various owners and representatives from multiple other Bronx bars and restaurants.

September 4, 2010
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WESTCHESTER OFFICIALS UNVEIL ALARMING TREND OF ENERGY ALCOHOLIC DRINK ILLEGALLY BEING SOLD TO TEENS

Call for NYS Liquor Authority to investigate harsher penalities for local retailers

 WESTCHESTER, NY – Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, Tuckahoe Police Chief John Costanzo, Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale and James Genova, Project Director of Eastchester Communities that Care Thursday to unveil the most recent results of an ongoing undercover investigation and crackdown into the illegal sale of alcoholic caffeinated beverages such as FOUR LOKO and JOOSE  to area teens. The lawmakers also called on the SLA to investigate alcoholic beverages being marketed and sold to underage drinkers in New York State.

August 26, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Encourages Parents to Read Aloud to Their Children to Prepare Them for School

As thoughts turn from summer vacations to back-to-school preparations, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminded parents that reading aloud to their young kids is one of the best ways to prepare them for the challenges of a new school year.  Senator Oppenheimer, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, recently participated in an early literacy awareness event at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining.  

Reading the popular children’s book, “Five Little Monkeys” by Eileen Christelow, the Senator captivated her young audience, who joined in with the refrain “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  The children and their parents were at the Open Door Family Medical Center for pediatric check-ups.  

August 25, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks at Ride for Their Lives Kick Off Event

On Friday, August 20th, Senator Robach provided remarks to bicycle riders who were taking part in a ride from Rochester to Buffalo. Ride for Their Lives will take riders from Rochester to Los Angeles between August 21st and September 22nd. For more information, visit http://www.ridefortheirlives.com/.

August 24, 2010
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ELLENVILLE NAACP's ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL-STAY IN SCHOOL PICNIC & RALLY

On Saturday, August 14th I attended the Ellenville NAACP's Annual Back to School-Stay in School Picnic & Rally held at Berme Park, Ellenville.
Pictured from L to R: Lee Constantino, Tanya Williams, Lisa Wiles, myself, Tamara Norman, Demetra Moody, James Anthony and Kazu Bernstein.

August 20, 2010
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“Promotion of the Italian language in the US; ITALIAN REGENTS RALLY AND HERITAGE CELEBRATION”

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and representatives from the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Sons of Italy announced the restoration of the NYS Italian Regents high school exam at a rally on Thursday. Last week the NYS Senate saved the exam from extinction when it passed the final piece of this year’s budget. Attendees rallied in support of this important achievement and to celebrate Italian culture.

August 17, 2010
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Senator Dilan-Sponsored Measure “Elle’s Law” Signed Into Law

Increases Penalties on Reckless Drivers Who Injure PedestriansLegislation closing a long-time legal gap that allowed for reckless drivers who injure pedestrians to escape prosecution was signed into law last week.Elle’s Law, sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of Senate Transportation Committee, amends New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to enact tougher penalties on motorists who blatantly disregard the vehicle and traffic code’s “rules of the road,”  and injure pedestrians as a result of dangerous and unlawful driving.

August 17, 2010
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Senator Diane J. Savino Sponsors Free Back to School Giveaway

(Staten Island, NY) In order to prepare parents and students for the start of a new academic year, Senator Diane J. Savino will sponsor a “Back to School Blast”, where parents and students will receive free school supplies, free health screenings, giveaways, safety tips and college-related information. Kids will also be treated to healthy snacks, games and other activities. Representatives from city and state local agencies, including the NYC Public Library System, the FDNY, Project Hospitality, Boy Scouts of America, Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Health Center will also be present. The event is co-sponsored Richmond County Savings Foundation, One Way Youth of First Central Baptist Church and the Downtown Staten Island Council.

August 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Robach Visits Community Place of Greater Rochester's Block Party

On Thursday, August 12th, Community Place of Greater Rochester held its annual Health Fair and Rummage Sale. Senator Robach visited with neighborhood business owners and children visiting the health fair. For more information on Community Place, visit their website at http://www.communityplace.org/.

August 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks at YMCA Summer Camp Celebration

On Wednesday, August 11th, Senator Robach provided remarks at the YMCA Summer Camp Celebration, held at Camp Arrowhead. More than 1,500 Rochester area campers gathered for the annual celebration.

August 12, 2010
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Anthony Barnes' Hurricanes squad has become farm team for Staten Island high schools

It was the summer of 2003, and Samuel Barnes' music career was reaching new heights.

But the move left Barnes in a crossroads of another kind. It was supposed to be the second season for his Staten Island Hurricanes youth football program, which he'd just started the year before.

August 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Burn Camp

On Thursday, August 5th, Senator Robach visited Burn Camp, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, Inc. The camp is for children and young adults who have been burned by accident or on by abuse. For more information, visit www.flrba.com.

August 9, 2010
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