Issues: Veterans

Letter to the Editor for this week from NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.‏

August 23, 2010 

Mr. Eric K. ShinsekiSecretary of Veterans Affairs810 Vermont AvenueWashington, D. C.  20420 

RE: St. Albans VA Facility, Queens, NY 

Dear Secretary Shinseki: 

August 24, 2010
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Veterans ID Cards Available

ONEONTA, 08/16/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that military veterans in need of a new “ID” card can seek assistance in Oneonta this week.

Representatives from the Albany VA Hospital will be in Oneonta at the Veteran’s Club, 279 Chestnut Street, Thursday, August 19th from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Officials will be taking ID photos during the event.  Veterans are asked to bring their DD214 or discharge papers. 

August 19, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, Promotes the Rights of All Veterans to Secure Housing

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Chair, marks the signing into law of S6279, his legislation ensuring that all veterans receive credit for their military service when applying for Mitchell Lama housing

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Mitchell Lama housing program was created in 1955 to provide affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate and middle income working families in New York City. Reasonably priced rents and maintenance make the program a very popular one, and there are often long waiting lists for each development.

August 14, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION ON SAMPSON VETERANS CEMETERY TO CONTINUE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.

August 11, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION ON SAMPSON VETERANS' CEMETERY TO CONTINUE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.

August 11, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES THE WOUNDED WARRIORS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today joined with hundreds of local residents and cyclists in support of the annual Wounded Warriors bike ride.

July 23, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Unveil Max Lill Drive

On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.

July 23, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VETERANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS START-UP ASSISTANCE

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.

“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo.  “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator. 

July 13, 2010
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Merrick Veteran Robert Tom Riordan Inducted Into NYS Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo

Video of when Merrick Veteran Robert Tom Riordan was inducted into the NYS Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo. Tom is a longtime American Legion member who has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of other veterans and soldiers currently serving overseas.

July 8, 2010
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SENATOR MARCHES IN FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

As we celebrate the birth of our nation this Fourth of July, may we stand together in appreciation of the sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and trust that the freedoms they defend will always be ours to enjoy. 

July 7, 2010
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LEGISLATURE PAVES WAY FOR MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Marc Alessi today announced that legislation they sponsored to create the ‘Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way’ in the Town of Shelter Island has passed both houses.  The measure designates a portion of New York State Route 114 in memory of Lt. Joseph J.

July 2, 2010
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STACHOWSKI CALLS FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENT FOR VETERANS’ CEMETERY DESECRATION

      The State Senate has today passed legislation (S.8289) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a new crime for cemetery desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  The measure would also prohibit anyone from selling veteran commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old if those items are already placed or located within a cemetery.

June 30, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL TO RENAME ROUTE 62 THE “NATIONAL VETERANS HIGHWAY” PASSES SENATE

       The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.6277-A) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would designate a portion of U.S. Route 62 as the "National Veteran's Highway." 

June 28, 2010
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Honor Flight Returns Home on Father's Day

55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit www.honorflightrochester.org.

June 28, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of His Veterans Mental Health Act (S7961)

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7961, his Veterans Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Act, to improve health care for NYS veterans

June 28, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of "POW-MIA Flag Bill"

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces that S7275, legislation known as the “POW-MIA flag bill,” has passed in the Senate. The bill requires the NYS Capitol to fly the Prisoner Of War – Missing In Action Flag whenever the U.S. flag is flown.

June 24, 2010
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Honor Trip Flight With Big Reception

Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • June 21, 2010

 

It was a patriotic Father's Day celebration Sunday at

the Greater Rochester International Airport, where

multiple generations of loved ones gathered with

flags, balloons, banners, cheers and even tears.

 

Their presence was a surprise for a group of about

55 World War II veterans returning home from the

nation's capital, thanks to the organization Honor

Flight Rochester.

 

Joe LoSapio's proud family was among the loudest

June 21, 2010
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Benefit Seminar for Veterans 55+

I would like to take this opportunity to announce a new initiative taking place in our community.  The New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs along with veterans service organizations, federal, state and local agencies will be hosting a benefit seminar for veterans age 55 and older.  This seminar will provide veterans and their families with information on programs and services in New York State that may be available to them.  The event will occur on June 24th at the Monroe Community College.

June 21, 2010
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