Issues: Community Development

Sen. Foley Leads Community Effort to Clean up Graffiti in Brentwood

Joined by volunteers from all walks of life in Brentwood, State Senator Brian X. Foley led the effort to clean up graffiti from public and private property in the neighborhood. Senator Foley’s office worked with a local civic group, Brentwood Residents Against Violence Every Day (BRAVE), to organize the start of a concerted effort to rid the community of graffiti. 

May 2, 2010
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New Foreclosure Law to Save Homes and Preserve Neighborhoods

Sweeping foreclosure regulations to finish going into effect April 15

Law will require banks to maintain foreclosed properties and make it easier for homeowners to avoid foreclosure

April 7, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Brentwood Recieves $2 Million Senate Grant for Downtown Revitalization

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.

March 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction, and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, March 22, 2010 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA. SENATE BILL 5881 HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.

March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Calls For Measure To Advance Historic Rehabilitation

Bill To Provide Tax Credits On Commercial Properties

March 9, 2010
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Grants from Citizens Committee for New York City

I would like to recognize all those working hard for their communities and direct them to grant opportunities being offered through the Citizens Committee for New York City.  The grants are being given out for volunteer led groups and public school based student groups working to improve neighborhoods across the city.  Applications are availab

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flyer on grants

March 5, 2010
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Stachowski And Senate Upstate Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation

Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery” Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, with members of the New York State Senate Upstate Caucus, today introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

March 3, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

NYS Senator Bill Perkins Hosts a Public Hearing Regarding "Eminent Domain" Law in New York State. Feb. 13, 2010 Albany, NY

February 16, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

Senator Perkins, along with experts in the field of eminent domain, will host a workshop to review the current status of eminent domain laws and discuss reforms.

February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010
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The Perkins Report: 1/25/10

On January 25, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted his weekly cable show The Perkins Reprt, and addressed the issue of Eminent Domain by discussing how it has recetnly been affecting resdients all across the state of New York. Specifically, Senator Perkins discusses the recent projects of Columbia expansion and Atlantic Yards.

 

January 27, 2010
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Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion - 1/5/10

On January 5, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins held a public hearing on the Columbia expansion project

 

January 21, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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