Issues: Families

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

Senator Stachowski Attends Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Grand Opening

Senator Stachowski Attends Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Grand Opening (Williamsville, NY)  NYS Senator William Stachowski (D, 58th District) joined with the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center (BHSC), celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Williamsville Office at 5225 Sheridan Drive. The new center was made possible in part through a legislative grant secured by Senator Stachowski.

November 5, 2009


Senate Issues Groundbreaking Report on NY Family Court System

(Albany, NY) New York’s Family Court system is reaching a state of crisis, the State Senate Judiciary Committee finds in Kids & Families Still Can’t Wait: The Urgent Case for New Family Court Judgeships.

November 4, 2009

Time to Unseal Birth Records--New York Report

By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum

Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...

Click here to read more from Birth Mother, First Mother Forum Blog

November 4, 2009

Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sen. Foley Participates at the Reopening of the Clayton Avenue (Central Islip) Recreation Center

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point), Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and members of the Islip Town Board commemorate the reopening of the Recreation Center on Clayton Avenue in Central Islip.

October 19, 2009

Senator Montgomery Calls On Governor To Maintain Funding For School-Based Health Centers

October 1, 2009

The Honorable David A. PatersonGovernor of New York StateExecutive Chamber, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

Thank you for your extraordinary support of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs).   We are writing to ask you to exempt SBHCs from any further State Budget cuts this year and in the 2010-11 State Budget. As you know, School-Based Health Centers had their base funding reduced by over $1.5 million in the last budget cycle. We understand that further cuts are necessary due to the current State deficit.  But during these difficult financial times, underserved children and their families need more services, not less.

October 6, 2009

Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer holds a Car Seat Safety Check in Batavia.

October 3, 2009

Senator Serrano Honored for Advocacy Against Domestic Violence

Today Senator Serrano was honored for his support of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), and for his commitment to combating sexual assault and domestic violence in underserved areas.

“It is vital that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have advocates  and counselors available to support them through a process that is often very painful,” said Senator Serrano.

October 1, 2009

Support Senator Montgomery's "Incarcerated Parents" Bill

Legislation that Expands the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) -- S.3438/A.5462

What Does This Bill Do?

~ It amends New York’s child welfare law to reflect the special circumstances of criminal justice involvedfamilies.

~ It grants foster care agencies discretion to delay filing termination of parental rights papers when a parent’s incarceration or participation in a residential drug treatment program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.

September 30, 2009

Sen. Foley & Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Brentwood State Park

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by community leaders and fellow elected officials at the Brentwood State Park’s official opening ceremony

September 28, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces $250,000 Grant for Sachem Public Library

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) announced  a major grant to beneift the Sachem Public Library during a recent visit to the library. Sen. Foley has secured $250,000 grant for the libray through the State Dormitory Authority.

The funding will go towards expanding the "teen service area" and the establishement of study/reading areas at the library. In addition, the library will now be able to purchase RFID equipment; a modern tool to better organize books throughout the library and make operations more efficient.


September 25, 2009

Sen. Bonacic helps kick off YMCA Fundraising Campaign

Senator Bonacic participates in Ulster County's YMCA fundraising kickoff campaign in Kingston.

September 24, 2009

Eid Celebration

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Senator Bill Perkins New York State Senate  30th District~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Invites you to an: Eid CelebrationWednesday, September 23rd6:00 PMAdam C. Powell, Jr.State Office Building PlazaCorner of 125th St. @Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. BlvdPlease RSVP withCordell Cleare212-222-7315

September 23, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
September 16, 2009
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