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Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Fatal Train Collision in Valhalla

"This was a horrific tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and those that have been injured. There will be a full investigation into this heartbreaking incident and over the next few days we will find out exactly what happened. Now is the time for all us to support those so deeply affected by this tragedy."

February 4, 2015
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WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM?

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own. This is the case of our beloved Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just released a 5-point reform plan for New York State's Legislators. 

February 4, 2015
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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED THROUGH SATURDAY

The New York City Department of Transportation announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Wednesday, February 4th through Saturday, February 7th 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.

February 3, 2015
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Cooking Matters at the Store Day! Fun Food Event at Key Food, Port Richmond

​City Harvest Presents: 

Cooking Matters® at the Store Day!

Saturday, February 7th, 11am–3pm 

Key Food - 331 Port Richmond Avenue

Learn how to shop and cook healthy on a budget!

February 7, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Northtowns Boys & Girls Club Discuss After-School Programming

The Northtowns Boys & Girls Club made the trip to Albany Tuesday to discuss the work they're doing for our community and the impact after-school programming has on the children.

February 3, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST SANDY RECOVERY INFORMATION SESSION

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting a Sandy Recovery Information Session on Saturday, February 14th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the AOH Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.  This information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with NYC Build it Back, the Neighborhood Housing Services Foreclosure Intervention, as well as information available regarding flood & homeowner insurance, low-interest home repair loans and grants.  

February 3, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Remembering Former Governor M. Cuomo

“I didn’t have the privilege of serving with Governor Mario Cuomo, but I had the privilege of knowing him outside of the formal atmosphere of governor.” This was a snippet of the heartwarming reflection given by Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins about Governor Mario Cuomo. The Senator addressed the Senate to pay homage to the late governor. The decision to honor his life and legacy came unanimously supported through a resolution which Senator Stewart-Cousins co-sponsored. She spoke on the ways in which he created opportunity for individuals who typically would not. She lamented on the fact that he was so successful as a leader because he understood what it was like to be that person on the outside, on the inside.

February 3, 2015
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Niagara Charter School Students Pay Sen. Ortt a Visit in Albany

Niagara Charter School students made a special trip to Albany to meet with Sen. Ortt and get an inside look at how government works. 

February 3, 2015
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DSNY ISSUES 'SNOW ALERT' FOR WEDNESDAY AT 10PM TO PREPARE EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL FOR POSSIBLE STORM

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10 p.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential of a snow event. Calling a snow alert allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed. 

February 3, 2015
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STAND UP FOR OUR SCHOOLS - END THE GEA

We owe it to our children to make sure that our schools are the very best. That's why I've fought for increased education funding for schools in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Oswego Counties, including restoring 78 percent of the GEA budget gimmick that Albany has used to balance its budget--at the expense of local schools.

February 3, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S THREAT TO HAVE A LATE BUDGET

"Ethics reforms should not be tied to the budget, instead they should be considered separately after the budget.  Formulating and generating an on time budget that is responsive to the needs of everyday New Yorkers is the most important duty of the Governor and the Legislature.

February 3, 2015
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Senator Valesky Remembers Former Gov. Mario Cuomo

Senator Valesky spoke during the Senate Legislative Session on February 3 about resolution J.276, remembering former Governor Mario M. Cuomo.

 

February 3, 2015
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Minority Leader, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Statement on the Election of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

“Speaker Heastie is someone who will lead the Assembly with a steady hand and I congratulate him on his election. This is a historic moment for both the Assembly and State Government as a whole. As we begin Black History Month, it is uplifting that another barrier has finally been broken. I look forward to working with Speaker Heastie to ensure all our state’s residents receive the progressive representation they desire, and offer my full support to him as we all work together to restore the people's trust in government.”

February 3, 2015
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Senator Skelos and Senator Venditto's Free Child ID Program in Baldwin

Please join Senator Dean Skelos and Senator Michael Venditto on Friday, February 13, 2015, at their Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library, located at 2385 Grand Avenue in Baldwin.

February 3, 2015
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February 3, 2015
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Today, February 3, 2015, marks the 20th Anniversary of historic Eileen Collins space shuttle mission

Today, February 3, 2015, marks the 20th Anniversary of the historic space shuttle mission of Eileen M. Collins, a native of Elmira. 

On February 3, 1995, Eileen Collins became the first American woman to pilot a space shuttle, the Discovery.

Read more from WETM-TV, "20 Year Anniversary of Collins' Shuttle Mission"

February 3, 2015
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PLEASURE TO HAVE SPOKEN AT THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CONFERENCE

As the Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, was am glad to have spoken at the Public Employees Conference in Albany this morning to those representing the labor workforce throughout New York State

February 3, 2015
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Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State.  I sponsored this strong piece of legislation in the Senate to help protect families and individuals in New York from immigration assistance fraud, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo sponsored it in the Assembly. The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

February 3, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY AT PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY

   Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for new technology at the Port Washington Library. 

     The library will use the $25,000 in state funding to enhance customer services. The Library plans on redesigning the lobby to provide self-check technology to make it easier and quicker for patrons to check out materials. Additionally, the Library will provide a touch screen directory and map for easier access to its changing collections.

February 3, 2015
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