Issues: Miscellaneous

Klein Bill to Lower City Speed Limit Signed by Governor Cuomo

NEW YORK, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed his bill authorizing New York City to lower its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

August 11, 2014
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New York State Has $13B in Lost Money - Some of it May be Yours

Visit the Office of Unclaimed Funds online and search to find out if you are owed any of New York's $13 billion in uclaimed funds. 

August 11, 2014
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Back to School Supplies Giveaway Held in Corona

As reported by NY1:

Families waited in line for hours to receive free backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, and other classroom necessities at an annual back to school supplies giveaway on Saturday in Corona.

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August 11, 2014
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SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $1.5 million dollar state grant he secured that will go toward the building of a new state-of-the art Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime. The exciting announcement came as hundreds of students arrived back at Maritime from the summer sea term session on the training ship Empire State VI on Monday morning.

The Seamanship Center will be constructed on existing available area on the basin, specifically on the deepwater college pier. The new center will include nearly 4,000 square feet of classroom space to support the Marine Transportation curriculum. In addition the space is expected to serve as an in-service training location for active mariners - including members of the NYPD and FDNY.

August 11, 2014
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Broad Street Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

MOUNT VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Mount Vernon elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the newly renovated Broad Street Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, August 9th. The official ribbon cutting was followed by a viewing of “Despicable Me II,” for Fleetwood families to enjoy. The movie was part of Senator Klein’s Summer Movie series which provides free screenings and popcorn at various locations throughout the 34th Senate District during the summer season.

August 11, 2014
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The Don Quixote of Albany

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 The Don Quixote of AlbanyYou should know that Don Quixote de La Mancha is a book that was written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra back in 1605. For those who may not be familiar with the novel, here is a translation of an online summary:

August 11, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 11, 2014 ~ 'Use the settlement wisely'

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, "Use the settlement wisely"

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE SENIOR ID PROGRAM

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on August 13, 2014.

August 13, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin J. GoldenPublic Meeting: Follow up Roundtable to discuss Future in Computer and Video GameDevelopment in New YorkPlace: Marine Academic Center Rotunda, Kingsborough College,2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865Media Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865

September 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REPORT

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REPORT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the recent report from the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action on the inequities in state education funding:

“New York State can no longer push this issue aside. Our antiquated system of funding public education has not been working for a long time. It’s not working for our children or for the taxpayers.

August 8, 2014
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ADD MORE DATES TO ‘YOGA IN THE PARK’

(***Photo Caption***) Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Sen. Marty Golden take part in Yoga in the Park.

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Marty Golden (R,C,I-South Brooklyn), are announcing plans to host two additional yoga classes with Yoga in Bay Ridge in September. The series of events, which started in June, have been so successful that the lawmakers decided to extend the program through the end of the summer weather.

 

The complete remaining schedule of free classes are held at Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road), is as follows:

 

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday, August 30th at 9:00am

Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm (added date!)

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Ribbon Cutting for Geddes Federal Savings in Syracuse

On August 8, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a ribbon-cutting event for a new Geddes Federal Savings branch, located at 2208 West Genesee Street in Syracuse. The Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association is celebrating 65 years of business. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Board Chairman Daniel Mathews and President/CEO Brian Dumond.

August 8, 2014
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Free Naloxone Training Sessions To Be Offered

Twelve New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) in communities across the State will offer training sessions on opioid overdose prevention. Participants will learn how to recognize an overdose, what to do during an overdose, how to provide rescue breathing during an overdose and how to administer Naloxone. Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified to administer naloxone and will receive a free naloxone rescue kit. The training sessions, as a part of New York State’s efforts to help those struggling with opioid and heroin addiction, are free and open to the general public and first responders.

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Summer Concert in the Village of Meridian

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the Diana Jacobs band at the Village of Meridian Park on August 6, 2014 - part of the free Music in the Park concert series this summer.  The concert series is sponsored by Stewart Lang Memorial Library.  Senator DeFrancisco also helped secure a state grant for the event. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Summer Reading Certificates at White Branch Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was happy to pass out congratulatory certificates to children who completed the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program at White Brach Library in Syracuse, on August 6, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco also delivered coloring books and spoke about the importance of continuous reading. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Baldwinsville Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time reading to children at the Baldwinsville Library on August 7, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco has been reading stories, delivering educational coloring books, and presenting certificates to children at various local libraries throughout the summer, as part of the 2014 New York State Senate Summer Reading Program. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with OFA Picnic Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed chatting with picnic participants at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging event held on Aug. 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Fulton County OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed participating in the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging Picnic on August 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Second Round of Public-Private Partnership to Prepare Students for High-Skill Jobs Announced: High School Students can Earn College Degrees at No Cost and be First-in-Line for Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new round of funding available to continue the nationally recognized P-TECH model, which prepares students for highly-skilled jobs by bringing together public school districts, major employers, and institutions of higher education. Through partnerships created by this program, high school students study under an industry aligned curriculum, earn an associate degree at no cost to their families, and are first in line for jobs with participating companies upon graduation.

August 7, 2014
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