Issues: Families

Facts About Asthma

As the summer months begin to fade away and the back to school season approaches, many children will be ramping up their level of physical activity.  Some may be returning to sports or joining an athletic team for the first time while others may be looking forward to physical education class or simply rejoining their friends on the school playground.  No matter how intense the participation, as youngsters get back into the swing of things, it is important to watch for signs for the chronic condition of asthma.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Stands with Women's Advocacy Groups to Urge Governor Paterson to Enact New Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

August 10, 2010
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith and Legendary Hip-Hop Artist L.L. Cool J. Kick-off Sixth Annual Jump N Ball Tournament

The five-week athletic program is dedicated to bringing wholesome fun to young people in Southeast Queens.

 

August 10, 2010
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Car Seat Safety Checks in LeRoy

On Saturday, August 7, Senator Ranzenhofer sponsored a Car Seat Safety Check at Wolcott Street School in LeRoy. Special thanks to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department.

August 9, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: "Back to School Blast"-Free School Supply Giveaway

(Brooklyn, 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, giveaways, safety tips and college-related information. Kids will be treated to a visit by the Brooklyn Cyclone’s mascot, Sandy the Seagull and representatives from city and state local agencies, including the NYC Public Library System, NYC Dept. of Youth and Community Development and the NYPD will also be on hand.

August 11, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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New to You Sale and 'BBQ and Bargains Feast"

On Saturday, August 7th, the Zion-Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester is holding a New to You Sale from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Samuel McCree Way. There will also be a BBQ and Bargains Feast. For more information, click on the poster below.

August 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA’S 100TH YEAR

Senator Ken LaValle was honored to address the crowd that gathered for the Boy Scouts of America’s historic broadcast of the Centennial Show at the Suffolk County Council’s celebratory “Shining Light Across America.”  The event took place at the LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook University and marked the first time in history that the entire Scouting community had the opportunity to come together in celebration of Scouting’s rich heritage.  Hundreds of “Shining Light” events took place across the country, while the natio

August 2, 2010
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Senator Robach in Hilton Parade

On Thursday night, July 29, Senator Robach participated in the Hilton Firemen's Grand Parade. The parade is a part of the Hilton Fire Department Carnival, which runs from July 28-31. For more information, visit http://hiltonfd.org/Carnival.shtml.

July 30, 2010
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Senator Parker is presented the legislative Award from Human Care Services

Esther Lustig and the staff at Human Care Services are truly doing God's work by looking after the most vulnerable members of our community.

July 29, 2010
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NYCHA’S Fatherhood Initiative

NYCHA’S fatherhood initiative helps fathers of all ages reconnect with their children and strengthen New York City families.

For more information and to register, please contact Brooklyn Community Operations at (718) 453-1296.

NYCHA Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) builds on existing services and platforms in community centers to create a new network where fathers and their children will be supported and provided the tools they need to build strong relationships.

July 29, 2010
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Cool Down with Cool Sweep!

Cool Sweep is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat. A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for a day to reach 85 degrees.

Cool Sweep hours are normally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The operation employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants and extended hours at City pools and Durand Eastman Beach. The use of City spray parks and pools in certain city high schools are also available to the public.

When hot summer days creep in make sure to watch the news and check the newspaper for a possible Cool Sweep day announcement.

Cool Sweep Hydrant locations are:

• School No. 41 parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Road (map)

July 28, 2010
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2010 National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 3rd, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., join Senator Robach at the 2010 National Night Out Against Crime at the Dewey Avenue Family Festival.This year’s event will feature carnival games courtesy of the Northwest YMCA, prizes and giveaways from Target and the NorthGate Neighbors, police and safety displays, free haircuts for children 10 and under from House of Hair, and a performance by the Greece Marching Band. Admission is FREE. There will be plenty of food, with $1 hot dogs and $1 cold drinks to benefit Two Doors Community Resource Center, plus Abbott's Frozen Custard and a candy bar & snack sale by Troop 195. Click on the .pdf below for all the information!

July 27, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Chil Ave. Business Alliance Festival

On Saturday, July 24, Senator Robach joined the Chili Avenue Business Alliance for the Taste of Chili Ave Festival.The event featured numerous activities for children and youth, including a bouncy house, face painting and a basketball competition at Gardiner Recreation Center.In addition, there was live music from Noon until 6:00 p.m.

July 26, 2010
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Cardiovascular Screening Day

State Senator Jeff Klein and Weill Cornell Community Clinic present FREE cardiovascular screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, at the Throggs Neck Community Center on Saturday, July 31st.  To RSVP, contact Senator Klein's office at 718-822-2049. WALK-INS WELCOME.

 

**Overnight fasting is required to participate in the screenings.**

July 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Solvay Public Library Summer Storyhour.

Senator DeFrancisco was the guest reader at the Solvay Public Library storyhour.

July 20, 2010
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