Issues: Cities

Sen. Aubertine Stands Up For OCF, Upstate Correctional Facilities

Sen. Aubertine and OCF Task Force Chairman and Ogdensburg Journal Editor and Publisher Charles W. Kelly

ALBANY (March 23, 2010)--State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that while the Senate's budget proposal would protect the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility from closing now and into the future, this important news is not the end of our fight to save the facility from closure.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Aubertine: Senate Budget Proposal Would Save OCF

Budget resolution released today includes language to restore facility, 287 jobs

March 22, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: 3/09/2010: Senate Committee on Cities

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 610 LOB

March 9, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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NYS Senator Foley comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Brian Foley comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Foley is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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Committee Meeting: 2/23/2010: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 609, LOB

February 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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February 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: 2/09/2010: Cities

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 9, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Schumer hits South Street

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:10 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Downtown revitalization takes "a whole lot of steps," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

"To rebuild a downtown and rebuild a community, you don't just do one thing," he said. "You do one thing and then you build on that, and then do the next and build on that, and then do the next and build on that."

January 8, 2010
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January 6, 2010
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South Street project to get $1M shot in the arm

By MAURY THOMPSON, thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 6:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- In this case, city officials don't mind going back to the drawing board.

The original plan was to make infrastructure and streetscape improvements around two key development projects at either end of South Street.

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December 15, 2009
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Protecting Neighborhood Businesses

As chair of the Senate Cities Committee, I hosted a public hearing on retail diversity and neighborhood health on September 19th.  Too often, New York City neighborhoods suffer from a drought of diverse retail or suffer as locally owned businesses are driven out.   My hearing brought together small business owners, government officials, and community members to discuss the problem and identify potential solutions.  The goal is to develop state policies to promote local and diverse retail.  If you have ideas for how to promote retail diversity and neighborhood health

October 26, 2009
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Sen. Aubertine Secures $1.02 M for City of Oswego

Funding will enable to the city to meet pressing heavy equipment needs, save property taxpayers

 

October 6, 2009
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Small stores key to ’hoods’ health, some tell hearing

Feature article in The Villager

By Albert Amateau

Small, family-owned stores are facing a host of threats in Manhattan, including high rents, national chains overwhelming neighborhoods, oppressive enforcement of city regulations and, of course, the economic downturn.

September 25, 2009
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