This is a The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This tribute is to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Isabel Allende, Oscar De La Hoya and Cesar Chavez. Thank you for paving the way. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.
This is The New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Celebrating Black History 365 Days a Year. This tribute is to Shirley Chisholm, Percy Sutton and Rosa Parks. Thank you for paving the way. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.
On Wednesday, September 29, Five Star Bank, which has a branch at Ridgemont Plaza in Greece, held a reception to make a donation to a local organization. Senator Robach spoke at the reception and is pictured here with respresenatives from Five Star Bank as they presented Paul Soscia (pictured left) with a $500 check for Two Doors Community Resource Center. Soscia serves as the Executive Director for the organization.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
Published: Friday, October 01, 2010, 11:52 AM Updated: Friday, October 01, 2010, 11:57 AM
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For the first time our LGBT Community has been invited to participate in a parade other than our own Gay Pride Parade in June. The Staten Island Columbus Day parade will be Sunday on New Dorp Lane. Staten Island Pride Events (SIPE) will proudly carry their banner on the South Shore.
If you would like to march with the group, meet them at noon in front of New Dorp High School, just below Hylan Blvd. State Sen. Diane Savino will join us in solidarity of our LGBT community. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D, I – Shoreham) and Legislator Kate Browning (WFP – Shirley) blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of important legislation that would have further protected our communities from sex offenders.
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.
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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.
On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach took part in a march to remember the life of Norman Williams. This is the third year for the march, which was held by his mother, Mrs. Alpha Harris. Williams was killed on the corner of Frost Ave. and Jefferson Ave. The march began at that corner and continued to Victory Living Christian Faith Center.
Quality child care can assist parents in building their children’s self esteem, teach them how to get along with others and encourage them to explore the world around them. Quality programs also provide a warm, nurturing environment where children feel secure and comfortable. Some excellent programs have only a few children and are run from the provider’s home. Other fine programs have many children and are located in large centers. Finding the right program for you and your child may be hard work, but it’s worth the effort.
(Albany, New York) Today- Governor Paterson signed landmark legislation that means all all day care centers in New York City have to give 12 months notice prior to closing. “This is a victory for working families,” said Senator Parker (D-21). “There are thousands of families in New York City who are dependent on city run daycare centers and this will give them the time needed to find a new facility if their day care provider faces closure.” The move came after New York City announced last February it planned to close 16 day care centers at the end of the school year. These closures would have resulted in 772 children, most of whom are minorities needing to find alternative childcare arrangements, by the end of the school year.
Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes without Notice
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/WF) announced that a new law guaranteeing greater protections (S7139) for tenants of buildings in foreclosure has been signed into law. Under the new law, rent-regulated tenants are now required to receive a notice of their housing rights, along with a notice of the building owner’s foreclosure. The bill takes effect 30 days from the date of signing.
A review of the state’s prior notification requirement for renters revealed that existing law failed to effectively communicate to rent-controlled and rent-stabilized tenants that their housing rights are unaffected by a foreclosure proceeding.