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PORT WASHINGTON STUDENTS COLLECT OVER 500 TOYS FOR SENATOR MARTINS’ HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

     Senator Martins thanks students at Weber Middle School for collecting over 500 toys for his annual Holiday Toy Drive. They are joined by Principal Marilyn Rodahan and teachers Angela Costelli and Maria Doherty. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Weber Middle School in Port Washington to thank students for collecting over 500 toys for his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the Port Washington students were donated to children in Winthrop-University Hospital.

December 29, 2014
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STATE SENATE TO HOLD JOINT COMMITTEE HEARINGS IN JANUARY ABOUT POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

Hearings Will Focus on Serious Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers

The New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting in early January to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state. The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

Senate Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos said, “Police officers have an extraordinarily difficult and dangerous job to do and it's incumbent upon both the City and the State to give these individuals the support they need and ensure they are always treated like the first-class professionals we know them to be. By convening these important hearings, the State Senate is sending a clear and convincing signal that police officers should have every tool they need to promote public safety and protect and defend themselves.”

December 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MANHASSET STUDENTS HELP BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins (second right) is pictured with Manhasset Secondary School Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger and some of the students who collected toys for children in Winthrop-University Hospital. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and students from Manhasset Secondary School recently teamed up to brighten the spirits of children in need. 

December 29, 2014
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Take the Pledge

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

These have been tragic times for our city. With the recent deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, now more than ever it is important for us to show support for our police. That is why I am asking you the sign the pledge below, and let our officers know that we stand with them.

 

December 29, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Patrick DeLuca as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Patrick DeLuca of the Owasco Fire Department. Congratulations Patrick and thank you for your service and dedication to Auburn and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Patrick and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

December 29, 2014
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 29, 2014PRESS RELEASE  STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, along with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating the visit of the Three Kings to the Bronx.  During these activities, children between the ages of 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag with school supplies. “Live music and entertainment will also be provided for the children,” stated Senator Díaz. 

December 29, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 29, 2014 ~ 'What's your opinion?'

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..."

December 29, 2014
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Senator Kathy Marchione

I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays! My best wishes to you, and your family, for a blessed holiday season.

 

It is my honor to continue serving as your voice in the State Senate. Please join me in keeping the courageous men and women of our armed forces, and law enforcement, in our thoughts and prayers this holiday.

 

Sincerely,

December 24, 2014
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on the Passing of Former Senator Owen Johnson

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Owen Johnson. Senator Johnson was a true gentleman who provided decades of service to the residents of New York State.  As a colleague and friend, I am truly grateful for the kindness and respect Owen showed me during our time together in the State Senate. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and loved ones.”

December 24, 2014
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HISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 24, 2014By: Sen. Rev. Rubén DíazHISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTEDThis Thursday, December 25th, at 12 noon, close to fifty Hispanic Evangelical leaders of New York City, will hold a prayer vigil and a wreath laying ceremony on the corner of Tompkins Avenue and Myrtle in Brooklyn, where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed while sitting in their patrol car.

December 24, 2014
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ST. AIDAN STUDENTS TEAM UP WITH SENATOR MARTINS TO HELP CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins thanks members of St. Aidan School’s National Junior Honor Society and Student Council for helping collect toys for his annual holiday toy drive. They are joined by teachers Jamie Michel and Elizabeth Hauser. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited St. Aidan School in Williston Park to thank students for participating in his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the St. Aidan students were donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital.

December 23, 2014
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Best wishes throughout this holiday season

My very best wishes to all of you for a safe, a meaningful and a memorable Holiday Season.

December 23, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 22, 2014 ~ 'Carrying on in more ways than one'

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, "Carrying on in more ways than one"

December 22, 2014
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Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015. These include:

 

Hire a Veteran Tax Credit – Starting next year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.

 

December 22, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO STATEMENT ON NYC SHOOTINGS

In the wake of the unconscionable murders of New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos this past weekend, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families, friends and fellow officers as they try to deal with this tragic and senseless loss.

December 22, 2014
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Irvington Menorah Lighting

(Irvington - December 21st) Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrating Hanukkah in Irvington by lighting the menorah outside the fire house with some little helpers on Sunday. Organizers put together family fun & activities including music and entertainment.

December 22, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Kelly Ayers as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Kelly Ayers of the Gorham Fire Department. Congratulations Kelly and thank you for your service and dedication to Gorham and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Kelly and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

December 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH WESTBURY SENIORS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of Senior Citizens of Westbury at their annual holiday luncheon. Senator Martins spoke with the seniors and offered his best wishes for a very happy and healthy holiday season.

December 22, 2014
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