Issues: New York City

March 29, 2010
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Senator Adams and TWU President Urge MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism

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Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The NYS Senate Homeland Security Committee, and TWU President John Samuelsen Cite this Year’s Al Qaeda Plot To Detonate a Bomb In The NYC Subway and Urge The MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism  

March 13, 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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Albany must act to protect the city’s public housing

By Daniel Squadron

It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority is underfunded — residents suffer the consequences every day when they contend with broken elevators, heat outages and unsecured front doors.

February 24, 2010
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Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Alternate Locations for 9/11 Terrorism Trials

Immediately after the announcement of the proposal to hold trials for accused 9/11 terrorists in Lower Manhattan, I pushed for a public discussion with NYPD of whether the community could bear the measures needed to secure Lower Manhattan and Chinatown. Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD deserve credit for facilitating that discussion. While civilian federal court is the correct venue for terrorist trials, the current proposal shows that holding these trials at 500 Pearl Street would have devastating consequences for our community.

January 27, 2010
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Manhattan Elected Officials Urge U.S. Attorney General to Conduct Comprehensive Evaluation of 9/11 Trial Sites and Request Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin sent the following letter (also attached), regarding the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other accused terrorists, to United States Attorney General Eric Holder:

 

January 28, 2010

 

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Attorney General

January 27, 2010
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State Sen. Diane Savino says governor should rethink threat to veto ethics bill

By Judy L. Randall January 22, 2010, 7:41AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday the governor should "think twice" before he makes a "tremendous mistake" by vetoing the ethics reform bill that Albany lawmakers of both houses passed handily earlier this week.

"He can threaten, but it passed with overwhelming support," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) of the veto-proof bill. "Instead of setting up another showdown with the Legislature, he should be working with us."

January 22, 2010
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January 7, 2010
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Inauguration 2010: A Day Of Celebration And Service

Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Pro-Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman joined Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg, Comptroller-elect John Liu and Public Advocate-elect Bill DeBlasio at their January 1 Inauguration Ceremony at City Hall for a day of celebration and service.

January 4, 2010
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Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins To Hold Public Hearing On The Waterfront Commission Of New York Harbor

(New York, NY)- New York State Senator Bill Perkins, Chair of the  Senate’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, announced a hearing to be held Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.

October 15, 2009
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L.E.S. ‘beach pier’ won’t see W.T.C. steel storage

Feature article in The Downtown Express

By Julie Shapiro

The Port Authority scrapped its plan to use Pier 42 for a staging area for World Trade Center construction after an outcry from local residents and elected officials.

October 2, 2009
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Planning for Responsible Development in Carroll Gardens

As a resident and a representative of Carroll Gardens, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. 

File: 
Carroll_Gardens_rezoning_CPC_testimony-1.pdf

September 18, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER COMMEMORATING SEPTEMBER 11TH

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

September 11, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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Statement By The New York State Senate Majority Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question.

September 11, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER PRESENTS CALYPSONIAN FOUNDATION WITH $1,000 CHECK

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

September 3, 2009
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