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Statement from Patrick M. Gallivan for WXXI's 2014 Candidate Free Air Time initiative

I want to thank WXXI in Rochester for inviting me to participate in the Voice of the Voter campaign. Don't to forget to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday.

November 3, 2014
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Police Chief Gerald Nelson, an African-American, and Inspector Manuel De la Rosa, a Puerto Rican: They have both endured the same injustice

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Police Chief Gerald Nelson, an African-American, and Inspector Manuel De la Rosa, a Puerto Rican: They have both endured the same injustice

You should know that both New York City Police Chief Gerald Nelson and New York City Police Inspector Manual De la Rosa have been confronted with difficult times and apparent discrimination toward them, within the NYPD.

November 3, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of November 3, 2014 ~ 'Only one way to make your vote count'

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, "Only one way to make your vote count"

November 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Gives Students Tour of Senate Chambers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Birchwood Elementary School, Niskayuna school district, on Oct. 30th when they came to the Capitol for a tour. The Senator brought the students to the Senate Chamber floor to show them where legislation is discussed.

Students in Ms. Castren’s fourth grade class that were on the tour included Hussain Ali, Nihal Amineni, Nik Bratten, Anna Brown, Vidhu Bulumulla, Paedyn Carpenter, Aleesha Choudry, Kaitlyn Doom, Mary Dutcher, Adelyn Farrell, Justin Gan, Carson Hale, Eva Hilt, Krista Katsoudas, Lila Kerr, Anjana Kurian, Maya Melendez, Emma Nobes, Camryn Ronan, Jonathan Rush, Justin Sargent, Jason Serotta, Samarbir Singh, Brielle Sparks, Kaleigh West.

 

November 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Birchwood Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Birchwood Elementary School, Niskayuna school district, on Oct. 30th when they came to the Capitol for a tour. The Senator brought the students to the Senate Chamber floor to show them where legislation is discussed.

November 3, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: Avella blames DOT for traffic dangers

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and community leaders are pressing the Department of Transportation to improve traffic safety in Downtown Flushing.A small group of representatives of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce, the Korean-American Grocers Association of New York and South Asian communities joined Avella Tuesday morning at the busy corner of Union Street and 39th Avenue to highlight the area’s traffic chaos.They were directly across from the five-acre construction site transforming Municipal Parking Lot 1 into Flushing Commons.

October 31, 2014
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Queens Tribune: Residents Rail Against Biz Sidewalk Occupation

If you drive down 28th Avenue in College Point, you will pass by what looks like a business’ storage yard. Dozens of cinderblocks and several steel beams sit on the pavement. It is only on closer inspection that you would see that this is not a part of the business’ property. It is 124th Street.

October 31, 2014
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November 3, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Police Chief: Edward Delatorre, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

What You Should Know
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
32nd Senatorial District
718-991-3161
Police Chief: Edward Delatorre, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
 
You should know that there is an old saying: "No good deed goes unpunished."  It is something that many of us say to ourselves when no matter how good we try to be helping another person, it backfires in our faces.

October 31, 2014
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Oklahoma!

Narrows Community Theater Presents:

Oklahoma!

Please see the attached PDF for full details!

October 31, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN PAYS TRIBUTES TO AMERICA’S VETERANS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today hosted his annual Veterans Day breakfast and awards ceremony earlier today and was joined by United States Army Garrison Commander Joseph Davidson, Congressman Michael Grimm and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in remembering and paying tribute to the Brooklyn veterans gathered.

 

The program featured special recognition of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans Russo-De Marco Post #1702, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans Jose H. Hernandez and Thomas Karnes, and an NYPD Transit Authority K-9 Caesar, who served three tours for the United States military in Afghanistan.

 

October 31, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio attends ribbon cutting ceremony at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Geneva-Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored at a ribbon cutting ceremony as the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station celebrated the opening of the new, state of the art research greenhouses in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the $4.7 million in funding, the largest State grant in the Station’s history, to reconstruct 21,000 square feet of greenhouse space. These new greenhouses will provide enhanced research opportunities that will help assist New York farmers grow better products and help New York agriculture become more productive, efficient and more competitive in the global marketplace.

 

October 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES LOCAL CUB SCOUTS TO HIS OFFICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Pack 489 scouts from New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, and Stewart Manor to his district office. Senator Martins talked with the scouts about government, how laws are made, and what his job is as a New York State Senator.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the cub scouts from Pack 489.

October 30, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AWARDS FUNDING TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SECURITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded over $68,000 to support security improvements for five area Catholic schools including St. Anselm Catholic Academy, St. Bernadette Catholic School, St. Ephrem Catholic School, St. Patrick Catholic Academy and Holy Angels Catholic Academy.

 

The funding allocated to each of these schools will in part support the purchase of new surveillance cameras, intercom system, new lighting, the replacement of metal exit doors, new and improved alarm systems, roof exterior doors, and other safety controls.

 

October 30, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Miss New York Junior Teen

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Miss New York Junior Teen Hailey Germano to his office in Smithtown.  Ms. Germano, who is in her first year at Smithtown West High School, was crowned in August and will be heading to Orlando in November to represent New York State in the Miss America Junior Teen pageant.

“It was great to meet Hailey during our recent visit.  She is a great representative for our community and she will make our entire state proud.  I wish her all the best in the upcoming pageant in Orlando,” stated Senator Flanagan.

October 30, 2014
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Fall Back This Weekend

I just wanted to give you a heads up that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Clocks are to be set back one hour in the early morning of Sunday, November 2nd. They won’t “spring” forward until March 8, 2015. As always, fire officials suggest changing batteries in smoke detectors twice a year and recommend doing it when changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time, ensuring they are fresh and up-to-date.

October 30, 2014
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Stay Safe this Halloween ~ See These Tips from the New York State American Red Cross

My very best wishes for a fun-filled -- and safe -- Halloween.

I'm happy to share the Halloween Safety Tips attached below courtesy of the New York State American Red Cross.

October 30, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio meets with Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts to discuss the importance of AED's

Lyons- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts and other members of Wayne County law enforcement to discuss the importance of having AED's (automated external defibrillators) in their vehicles. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the funding to purchase the AED's for the officers. The use of these AEDs will undoubtedly play a critical role in saving the lives of individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

October 29, 2014
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