Issues: Families

Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Combat Growing Drug Addiction Crisis on Long Island

Denise's Law will help parents keep minors in detox treatment, requires healthcare coverage for detox treatment

January 6, 2010
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If It's Hurricane Season, It Must be December

By Daniel O'Leary

For the Staten Island Hurricanes, playing in American Youth Football National Championship games — and winning them — is becoming a tradition.

This year, during the first week of December down in sunny Florida, was no different.

The Hurricanes Midget team, in their third year in a row in the National Championship, pulled out an exciting 32-24 overtime shootout victory over the Scottsdale Firebirds to win the title for the second time in three years.

December 31, 2009
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December 26, 2009
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Senator Alesi Protecting Child Safety

For several years now, Senator Alesi has sponsored numerous bills that tackle the issue of removing dangerous toxins from toys, novelty products, costume jewelry, candy, and drinking water.             Toxins such as chromated copper arsenate (CCA), lead, phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA) have been found in playgrounds and in many common products such as toys, pacifiers, and baby bottles.

December 21, 2009
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Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

Attached is the Report of the Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile JusticeThe following individuals will be at the briefing:Gladys Carrión, Esq. - Commissioner, Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS)Jeremy Travis - President, John Jay College and Chairman of TaskforceMichael A. Corriero - Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Co-Chair of Taskforce

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Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile Justice Report

December 14, 2009
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STATE SENATOR PARKER SENDS WARM GREETINGS TO FAMILIES CELEBRATING HANUKKAH

 STATE SENATOR PARKER SENDS WARM GREETINGS TO FAMILIES CELEBRATING Hanukkah

December 11, 2009
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NYS Senator Diane Savino comments on Women's History

NYS Senator Diane Savino comments on Women's History Month in Session - March 11, 2009 Albany,NY  

December 11, 2009
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NYS Senator Diane Savino speaks about Leandra's Law

This November, the State Senate passed Leandra's Law, named after 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed by a drunk driver. The bill is meant to protectchildren and to hopefully prevent future tragedies.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Secures Funds to Send Local Youth Football Champs to National Championships

*********Media Advisory for December 3, 2009************

   

Senator Savino Secures Funds to Send Local Youth Football Champs to National Championships

Community joins in effort to support the Staten Island Hurricanes

December 3, 2009
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Senator Savino Gives Impassioned Speech In Favor of Marriage Equality For New York

(Albany)-Wednesday, December 2, in a speech to legislators, Senator Diane Savino expressed her views on the significance of voting in favor of marriage equality for the state of New York.  "I hope that we are going to make that history here today. I hope that we are going to take that step forward to continue the promise of Thomas Jefferson” said Senator Savino “We have nothing to fear from love and commitment."Please click on the link for the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCFFxidhcy0&feature=player_embedded

December 2, 2009
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Senator Savino Holds Turkey Giveaway

(Staten Island)—Thursday, November 19th, Senator Diane J.

November 25, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER’S ANNUAL FREE TURKEY GIVEAWAY IN BROOKLYN ‘MORE SUCCULENT THAN EVER’!

Senator Kevin Parker will usher in the 2009 holiday season by distributing free, individually wrapped turkeys on Thursday, November 20, 2009, to local houses of worship, community based organizations and senior centers.  In an effort to assist the neediest in our community, Sen.

November 20, 2009
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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November 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sen. Foley, Supervisor Nolan Announce Winning Design for Brentwood Spray Park, as Chosen by Local Students

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan announced the winning design for a spray park to be built in Brentwood, as chosen by students in the Brentwood School District.

November 12, 2009
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