Issues: Health

Gov. Cuomo Signs Sen. Espaillat's Bill to Crackdown on Dangerous "Nutcracker" Alcoholic Drink

Today, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Nelson Castro (D – Bronx) applauded Governor Cuomo for signing an important law that will protect minors from a dangerous alcohol beverage sold in parts of New York City. The law, sponsored by Senator Espaillat and Assemblyman Castro in the legislature, will crack down on the selling of sugary, colorful, and strong alcoholic drinks, often known as the “nutcracker.”

August 19, 2011
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STATE AGREES TO PUT N.Y. MILK IN EMPLOYEE LUNCHROOMS

At Senator’s Request, State Will Also Look at Boosting Sales of Other NY-Grown Foods

August 19, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS UPON HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACTION IN RESPONSE TO WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY DETECTED IN SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN

Brooklyn - Responding to notification from the New York City Department of Health regarding West Nile Virus activity being detected in parts of the 22nd Senate District, Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement

“This morning upon learning that the West Nile Virus activity was detected in parts of my district, I contacted the Department of Health and have requested that the Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Gravesend and Marine Park sections receive additional spraying immediately. I have also requested that neighboring communities, such as Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Gerritsen Beach be scheduled for spraying as well, so to be proactive in protecting the health of area residents.”

August 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR ANNOUNCING SUPPORT OF “COMPLETE STREETS” LEGISLATION

                                Governor to Sign Legislation Into Law 

August 15, 2011
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Gianaris Bed Bug Legislation Signed Into Law

Queens Gazette wrote about Senator Gianaris' bed bug legislation that was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.State

August 15, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO PROTECT RAILROAD PASSENGERS FROM SECOND-HAND SMOKE

                       New Law Bans Smoking on MTA Train Platforms and Boarding Areas              

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation he sponsored to help protect MTA passengers from harmful second hand smoke exposure.

August 15, 2011
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Wall Street Journal: Senator Espaillat and Riverkeeper Unveil New Report on Levels of Contamination in New Yorks Waters

Associated Press

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Swimming in the Hudson River is unsafe 21 percent of the time because of pollution from sewage, according to a report issued Tuesday that sampled the water from New York City to Troy.

But the study, by the environmental group Riverkeeper, said most places are acceptably clean most of the time, and that illustrates progress.

August 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joins Riverkeeper in Unveiling Major Report About Water Quality in Hudson River

 Report highlights trouble areas where sewage contamination is especially bad and recommendations on how to deal with sewage releases in our waters

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) joined Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog organization, in unveiling a major new report that examines water quality in the Hudson River. The report, based on intensive testing over a four year period, makes a compelling case for the need to monitor and clean the Hudson River.

August 9, 2011
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Oppenheimer and Paulin Hail Governor's Signing of Bill to Empower Local Boards of Health

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) are pleased to announce that their bill allowing local boards of health to impose civil penalties equal to those imposed by the State of New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo (S. S.3470/A.346).

The new law will eliminate a disparity in the civil penalties that can be assessed for a violation of the public health law or regulations or the State Sanitary Code.  Previously, the State could impose a penalty of up to $2,000 per violation, while a local board of health was limited to a maximum penalty of $1000.

August 9, 2011
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August 8, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. Kleinand Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp HannonRoundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutionsPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. Kleinand Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp HannonRoundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutionsPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Governor Signs Senator Gianaris Bed Bug Legislation

QUEENS, NY--Senator Michael Gianaris’ Bed Bug Notification Bill for New York City Public Schools was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Senator Gianaris wrote and first introduced the legislation in 2007, when he was a member of the Assembly. The legislation requires that the Parent Teacher Association and all parents of potentially affected New York City school children receive notification from school health officials upon detection of bed bugs in their child's school. The notification includes informational brochures that enable parents to take preventative steps and make more informed decisions regarding the health and safety of their children and families.

August 5, 2011
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 16, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Martins to Hold Blood Drive August 24

In response to the need for blood donations during the summer months, Senator Jack M. Martins is sponsoring a blood drive along with the New York Blood Center that will take place on Wednesday, August 24 from 2:30-7 p.m. The Long Island Blood Services van will be at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Blood donations will be taken by Long Island Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center. According to the New York Blood Center, blood donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months when people go on vacation. Still, the need for blood never takes a vacation.

August 4, 2011
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