Issues: Local Government

Important Phone Numbers for 29th NYS Senate District Residents

New York’s 29th State Senate District lies at the heart of the world’s most exciting and vibrant city. And those of us who live here know that day-to-day challenges come along with that excitement.

Often, in order to find out our rights, access available services or fi le a complaint, we must contact public agencies and/or community organizations. While many resources are now available online, even in this Internet age many questions are best answered or most easily explained by picking up the phone and speaking to a person with knowledge and sensitivity. Yet identifying which agency has jurisdiction or expertise and even finding a correct phone number can be a time consuming and diffi cult task.

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Important Phone Numbers Fall 2011.pdf

August 24, 2011
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Closing New York City’s East River Greenway Gap

by Steven Higashide

A concept rendering of a potential new East River esplanade and greenway.

In recent decades, New York City has done much to open up its waterfront with new parks and piers. A key part of that has been the Hudson River Greenway, a bicycle and pedestrian path along the river that has become a major transportation and recreational asset on Manhattan’s West Side. The East Side equivalent hasn’t been as successful, in part because of long interruptions, including a 22-block gap between 38th and 60th Streets. Recently passed state legislation creates the possibility for a land-swap deal between NYC and the United Nations that would change that.

August 24, 2011
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Groping Attack Victims Host Rally; Safety Seminar Held

Queens Gazette wrote about the Astoria Against Violence rally Senator Gianaris attended in response to recent groping incidents in the neighborhood. It is important that we work together to keep our streets safe.

What started out as a single post on a local Web site WhyLeaveAstoria.com (WLA) about a woman who was groped by a man riding a bicycle, culminated in 45 women coming out with their shared experiences, two arrests and a rally organized by two of the victims to speak out against sexual harassment and abuse.

August 24, 2011
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Senator Maziarz meets with Orleans leaders

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley attended the monthly meeting of the Orleans County Legislators/Supervisors Association at Tillman's Village Inn.  The state legislators fielded questions and concerns about the property tax cap and other issues of interest to local governments. 

August 24, 2011
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Senator Gianaris participates in ribbon-cutting ceremony of Windmuller Park in Woodside.

Senator Gianaris joined local leaders and elected officials to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Windmuller Park.

August 23, 2011
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Senator Martins and NCC to Host Job Resource Workshop at Elmont Library

In an effort to help those looking for a new job, changing jobs or entering the workforce for the first time, State Senator Jack Martins and Nassau County Community College are sponsoring a “Job Resource Workshop” on September 17th at the Elmont Public Library Theatre and meeting rooms. The workshop and networking event is free and open to the public.

Registration for the workshop begins at 9:30am, classes proceed at 10am and complete at 1pm. A job resource networking social for participants will take place at 12:15 at the conclusion of the workshop. The Elmont Library is located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike. Parking is available at the Library and the Alva T. Stanforth lot next door.

August 22, 2011
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AIRPORT AUTHORITY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S3250A), which creates a Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The law takes effect immediately.  “This new entity will allow the airport to function more like a business and find ways to operate more efficiently,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

August 18, 2011
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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL DISCUSSES PROPERTY TAX CAP, DANGER OF HYDROFRACKING

 

By Liz Giegerich

New York State Senator Greg Ball stopped by Cortlandt’s monthly town board meeting last night to discuss the property tax cap, among other issues.

August 17, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN MILAN

 

***TONIGHT AT 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/15/11) – Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be in Milan, N.Y. next week, the 8th stop on his Town Hall Tour schedule. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. It’s also an opportunity for people to speak with their Senator about issues affecting their community. Previous stops have included engaging discussions about issues including property taxes, pension reform, repealing the MTA payroll tax, hydraulic fracturing and waste water run-off.

August 15, 2011
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: SENATOR BALL ROLLS INTO NORTH SALEM

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) appeared at Tuesday’s town boardmeeting to report on the year’s advances in the state legislature. “The progress we made in Albany this year was significant,” Ball said. With bi-partisan support, several important issues were resolved. Ball cited the property tax cap, the state budget, and mandate relief, and talked about his role as chairman of the committee for Homeland Security, Veterans and Naval Affairs.

August 15, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL TALKS UNFUNDED MANDATES, INDIAN POINT AT TOWN HALL TALK

 

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) discussed local issues that affect Mt. Kisco during a stop in the Village Monday night as a part of his town hall tour. Topics discussed included unfunded mandates and Indian Point.

August 14, 2011
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