State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) attended the Safe Riders’ Day portion of the Tuckahoe Police Department’s 7th Annual Community Day on Saturday, June 19th. At the event, Klein joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick and the Police Department to promote bike safety to community youth. The Community Day was sponsored by the Tuckahoe Police Department and The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.
By RICH CALDER Students at a public elementary school in Coney Island will no longer have to eat lunch and play ball in the same space.
The city broke ground today on a gymnasium to serve the 600 students at Michael E. Berdy Public School 188 on Neptune Avenue. Since the 85-year-old school has never had a gym, its cafeteria has been used for the dual purpose.
The $10.3 million, 7,000-square-foot gym will feature a full-length basketball court and male and female locker rooms and is expected to be done by October 2011.
On Saturday, June 12, Senator Robach joined volunteers and players of Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League for the 2010 RHYBL Parade and Inauguration Ceremony at Don Samuel Torres Park in Rochester. This is the 15th season of RHYBL and for more information on the league, visit their website by clicking here.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing recent issues with youth facilities run by the Office of Children and Family Services under the leadership of Commisssioner Gladys Carrión.
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins recently announced that legislation she introduced in the Senate, S7190, to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District, passed this week out of the Local Government Committee.
A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend. http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/
Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that legislation she introduced in the Senate, S7190, to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District, passed this week out of the Local Government Committee. The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Pre-kindergarten Program in its schools that has served as a model for other districts and has had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the region.
(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S2233-A/Montgomery) which will reform foster care agencies’ current policy of instantly terminating parental rights – of specifically mothers – who are incarcerated, allowing them to clean up their act and retain rightful custody of their children.
Young People Display Creative Genius at Invention Convention 2010
Rochester, NY— On Saturday, May 15 from 12:30pm to 4pm, budding inventors will display models of their bright ideas for the Rochester Region–Finger Lakes judging of Invention Convention 2010. The event will take place in the lobby of the Rochester Museum & Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium, and the public is invited to meet the inventors and share the excitement. Admission is free.
As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, the New York State Senate has partnered with the New York State Library to offer you the 2010 Summer Reading Program, a fun and exciting way to keep students in the fourth through sixth grades reading while on break through the summer months. This year's theme is "Make a Splash...Read!"