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“ABRAZO DOMINICANO IN NEW YORK” TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN DAY PARADE AND ITS HONOREES

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

July 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

“ABRAZO DOMINICANO IN NEW YORK” TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN DAY PARADE AND ITS HONOREES

Senator Rubén Díaz announces a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Day Parade and its honorees. The annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014 on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The Grand Marshall will be the Hon. Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President.

July 23, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 21, 2014 ~ 'Thankful for local tourism'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..." 

This week, "Thankful for local tourism" 

July 23, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Lets Level the Playing Field

July 23, 2014
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JOIN THE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN

It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Over fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.

July 23, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:06 AM

July 23, 2014
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New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Introduces Anti-Chokehold Legislation

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2014

 

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Introduces Anti-Chokehold Legislation

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is introducing a Senate Bill to make the use of chokehold illegal in New York State. This bill "establishes the crime of strangulation in the first degree, disregard of banned employment procedures."

Senator Rev. Diaz stated: "Every time I see the video of Eric Garner, or think about Anthony Baez, it breaks my heart. As a State Senator and as a Minister I am obligated to do whatever I can to prevent another person from being a victim of chokehold. I pray that this amendment to the New York State Penal Law will in fact, protect people from this vicious crime."

July 22, 2014
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The Dilemma that We Elected Officials Face

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Dilemma that We Elected Officials Face

You should know that there are many times in politics when we are faced with especially delicate and sophisticated issues. There are times when our decisions may not hold up to everyone’s satisfaction.

You should know that when a person is elected to serve and represent the needs of others, the duties of that elected person often include appointing people to serve alongside them. In political reality, there are certain qualities of potential appointees, aside from professional qualifications, that we must consider: race, creed, color, and sex – to name a few.

July 22, 2014
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Senator Kathy Marchione and Catholic Charities offer free, life-saving Narcan training

Above: New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) is pictured (center) with Dr. Michael Dailey of Albany Medical Center (left) and Keith Brown, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services (right), during this afternoon’s free Narcan training session held at the Halfmoon Town Hall. Dr.

July 21, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks During the Upstate Cancer Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined other state and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Upstate Cancer Center on July 18, 2014. Upstate Cancer Center encompasses 90,000 square feet and will occupy three of the five floors inside the new facility that adjoins Upstate University Hospital. The center features new cancer-fighting technology, a healing garden and a meditation room, plus much more.  

July 21, 2014
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PURPLE HEART HOMES TEAMS UP WITH SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS THANKSGIVING DINNER

Brewster, N.Y. – 07/21/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is teaming up with Purple Heart Homes Association to host the 4th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner in November.

“The Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite events that I have the distinct honor of hosting each year, and I hope to continue to do so for years to come, regardless of if I am elected into public office. Seeing the smiles on the veterans’ faces is truly rewarding,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am thrilled to get to work with Purple Heart Homes this year to make this the best Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner we’ve had yet. I urge anyone who wants to give back to those who have given so much for our country to assist us in the planning of this dinner.”

July 21, 2014
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$10.9 Million Awarded for After-School Programs

New grants, totaling $10.9 million have been awarded to 68 Advantage After School Programs (AASPs) across New York State, providing thousands of school-age children with quality youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school of school-age children with quality youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.

July 21, 2014
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON NYPIRG’S 2014 NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ANALYSIS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the release of NYPIRG’s 2014 New York State Legislative Session Analysis, released the following statement:

“I am pleased that the New York Public Research Interest Group (NYPIRG) upon analyzing my legislative record from this year has shown that I remain one of the most productive members in term of legislation, having sponsored the most amount of bills that passed both houses of the legislature, and having the second highest number of bills that passed the Senate.”

 

July 21, 2014
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Another Choke Hold, Another Killing

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Another Choke Hold, Another Killing

You should know that on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Staten Island resident and father of six, Eric Garner died as a victim of choke hold by New York City Police officers. Eric Garner was unarmed, except for the loose cigarettes he was accused of selling.

You should already know that on December 22, 1989, Bronx resident Anthony Baez was killed when New York City Police officers used a chokehold on him. Anthony Baez was also unarmed, except for the football he was tossing with his brothers.

July 19, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA URGES CITY TO REPAIR RUNDOWN PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

The tunnel, located underneath the Cross Island Parkway, has been in dire need of scraping, repainting, and cleaning

July 19, 2014
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Van Nest gets graffiti clean up

Bronx Times - By Jaime Williams

Community leaders in Van Nest who were fed up with the graffiti plaguing their neighborhood after months of constant tagging and 311 calls that weren’t yielding results say they are finally seeing improvements now the a state Senator has stepped in.

July 18, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD & SENIOR ID PROGRAM

On Wednesday, July 23rd, I will be hosting a Free Child & Senior I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program will take place from 10am - 1pm at the Village of Lynbrook Pool, located at Greis Park - 55 Wilbur St in Lynbrook.

July 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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NY'S TOP 10 CONSUMER FRAUDS OF 2013

Internet, Automobile And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported 

Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers 

Senator Andrew Lanza today reported the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by the NY Attorney General’s Office in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, Lanza offered tips on how to avoid them in the future. 

July 18, 2014
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THE COURIER: BALL SECURES $60,000 TO FIGHT YOUTH HEROIN ADDICTION

By: Eric Gross

State Senator Greg Ball has secured $60,000 of state funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction among Putnam’s youth.

The funds will be channeled through the Peers Influence Peers program—a non-profit aimed at providing opportunities for young people to use their influence with their peers to make healthy life style choices.

July 18, 2014
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