Issues: Miscellaneous

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Notification issued 2/12/15 at 3:00 PM. The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday, February 13th and Saturday February 14th to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.

To view this message in American Sign Language (ASL) with audio and subtitles, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4YXMLzpUII.

February 12, 2015
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN COLBERG, JR. ON BEING HONORED AT THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD TEA CEREMONY

Michael Strasburg, representing Senator Martin Golden, presenting Certificate of Achievement to John Colberg, Jr. for being recognized as the Honoree at the International Brotherhood Tea Ceremony at P.S./I.S. 104 in Bay Ridge for being an Outstanding Member of the Community.

February 12, 2015
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Help Protect Our Second Amendment Rights!

SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights

February 12, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes United States Presidents

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! Today, Feb. 12th, is the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well as his years as President of this Nation. Presidents’ Day, honoring him and all our Presidents, is Monday, Feb. 16th.

Families may want to visit the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State. Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers who became President. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York.

February 12, 2015
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Senator Venditto Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month - a month to celebrate achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions to our community, state and country. Please join me in in celebrating Black History Month as we pay homage to the past and set our sights on the future for this great state and all who live here.

Explore New York's Path Through History 

African American History Month

Town of Babylon's 27th Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 12, 2015
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In the News: Westchester’s Black Leaders—And The Black Leaders That Inspired Them (Source: Westchester Magazine)

Source: Westchester Magazine

In honor of Black History Month, Senator Stewart-Cousinns spoke to Westchester Magazine about who inspired her, "Mary McLeod Bethune is an inspiration to me, with her remarkable life’s path and the rich legacy of education, civil rights, leadership, and political activism she left behind. With $1.50 and five students, she began a small school in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904 that became Bethune-Cookman University.

February 12, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: Another abandoned site and no action

It seems to happen all too often in Queens. Frustrated neighbors get no help from the city concerning abandoned houses with overgrown yards, boarded-up windows and owners who are also derelict in paying their taxes.

One such site that has been on state Sen. Tony Avella’s radar for five years is located at 80-44 233 St. in Queens Village. The two-level structure was built in 1930.

February 12, 2015
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Senator Lanza Fights to Return One Billion to Schools by Eliminating the GEA

Senator Andrew Lanza joined with his Senate Republican colleagues in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 11, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid.  This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

February 11, 2015
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NYS Senate Celebrates Black History Month

In New York State, the month of February is designated as Black History Month. This an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions in U.S. and our State's history. For more information, visit http://www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov/itineraries/civil-rights and http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

February 11, 2015
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Volunteer New York's 65th Anniversary Celebration

(White Plains - February 11th) Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke about the importance of community service and giving back at the press conference celebrating Volunteer New York!'s 65th Anniversary. The press conference featured a symbolic phone which represents the first call made by Mrs. Jane Schwartz who founded the organization when she realized there was no resource to connect individuals with volunteer opportunities. Since then, Volunteer! New York has grown to serve Westchester County, Rockland County, and Putnam County, and continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the community.

February 11, 2015
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REGULAR GARBAGE, ORGANICS, RECYCLING COLLECTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12th

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that regular garbage, organics, and recycling collection will take place on Lincoln’s Birthday, Thursday, February 12, 2015.  In addition administrative offices will also be open on Thursday, February 12.  

February 11, 2015
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Ranzenhofer, Hawley author bill to enact special State law

Legislation would allow rifles for deer hunting in Genesee County

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley have introduced special legislation, S.1292/A.4367, in the New York State Legislature to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County.

 

“In several areas of New York State, sportsmen are allowed to hunt deer with rifles and this change in law would allow the use of rifles in Genesee County,” said Ranzenhofer.  “As the this year’s session progresses, Assemblyman Hawley and I will be working together to get this bill signed into law.”

 

Assemblyman Stephen Hawley is sponsoring the bill in the State Assembly.

February 11, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid.  This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

February 11, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.

February 11, 2015
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