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Donate Dresses to Senator Parker's 8th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway!

Help young ladies find their perfect prom dress!

April 8, 12:00 PM - May 14, 4:00 PM
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Senator Sanders Attends Prayer Vigil for South Jamaica Murder Victim

Senator Sanders joined dozens of residents as the community mourned the loss of Leta Webb, the 70 year-old grandmother slain in South Jamaica. She was fatally shot after she answered a knock on her door in the middle of the night on March 31, 2015. No one was immediately arrested in connection with the crime.  "You're seeing people come together to say, 'This cannot go on,'" Senator Sanders said. "This type of madness needs to stop. There should be no shelter for the person who committed this crime."

April 7, 2015
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Sanders Slams Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

Senator Sanders speaks about the misguided principles of the budget, which allows for tax breaks on luxury items such as yachts and private planes, but fails to raise the minimum wage for struggling working-class people.

April 7, 2015
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GIBSON AND SERINO UNITE TO SERVE SHARED CONSTITUENCY

 

GIBSON AND SERINO UNITE TO SERVE SHARED CONSTITUENCY

Officially Open Hyde Park District Office

 

ALBANY, NY— Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) and New York State Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), came together today to celebrate the Grand Opening of their shared district office located on Route 9 in Hyde Park.

April 6, 2015
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Happy Easter!

My sincerest best wishes to all of you for a meaningful Easter in the company of your families, friends and neighbors.

April 5, 2015
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Senator Marchione Seeks Local Nominations For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances.   Senator Marchione is accepting nominations for this year’s inductee until Friday, April 17, 2015. 

April 3, 2015
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Senator Skelos' "Shed The Meds" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Friday, April 24, from 2pm-5pm at the Oceanside-Columbia Engine Company #1 Firehouse located at 26 Smith Street in Oceanside.

April 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Two Minutes With Tom 3/31/15

Senator Croci's regular update of action in the 3rd Senate District and at the State Capitol in Albany

April 2, 2015
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SERINO SECURES CRITICAL FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2015

Contact: Kara Cumoletti

cumolett@nysenate.gov

518-455-2945

SERINO SECURES CRITICAL FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes over $3.6 million to repair and replace local highways, roads and bridges. The funding comes as part of the $438 million allocated through the Consolidated Local Streets and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and $50 million dedicated to addressing the damage caused by this year’s severe winter weather.

April 2, 2015
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Photo release: Avella donates matzos for Passover

(FLUSHING, NY) Today, ahead of the Passover holiday beginning, State Senator Tony Avella donated matzos to Temple Beth Sholom in Flushing.

April 2, 2015
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Intergenerational Fishing Derby

It was a beautiful morning for some fishing! I joined residents young and old from throughout Monroe County at Powder Mills Park for the annual Intergenerational Fishing Derby. Thanks to Monroe County for planning this great day and ordering this beautiful weather! I hope everyone had a fun and successful day at Powder Mills Park.

April 2, 2015
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Statement by Senator Tony Avella in Response to NY1 Report Highlighting Lack of Transparency in Public Relations and Strategic Communications Firms’ Dealings with Government Officials

“As Chair of the Ethics Committee, I was shocked to learn that public relations and strategic communications firms are not subject to the same registration and disclosure requirements as lobbyists. The fact of the matter is that these firms are meeting with government officials, all the while advocating their outside clients’ interests.

April 2, 2015
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M.A.S. SWING 15 PLAYING IN GERRITSEN BEACH

M.A.S. Swing 15 piece big band will perform songs from the Great American Songbook which includes music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.

Tickets are $25.00 per person and will include a hot buffet

Handicap Accessible- Cash Bar - Parking On Premise - Dance Floor - Casual Dress

Please contact Marie Stack for reservations and information at (917) 841-1617

April 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Venditto joins with the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce for their Easter Parade

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to join with the Bellmore community for the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce Easter Parade. Everyone braved the snow flurries and cold temperatures to welcome in Spring and Easter.

April 2, 2015
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APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

The month of April is recognized as National Autism Awareness Month, with April 2nd designated as World Autism Awareness Day.

Both of these help to raise awareness for this disorder that affects nearly 1 in 68 children.

 

To help raise awareness, please see links below:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day

http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/

 

April 2, 2015
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Outgoing Fort Drum Major General Townsend at NYS Senate

Senator Felder thanked outgoing Major General Stephen J. Townsend, Commanding General of Fort Drum for his service to our nation and to the Fort Drum community, at a ceremony held in the New York State Senate in Albany.

April 2, 2015
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TOWN HALL REGARDING SANDY

The Following Agencies have been invited to attend:

-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

-New York City Build It Back Program

-New York State Department of Financial Services

-New York City Department of Buildings

-New York City Department of Transportation

 

For more information, please call 718-238-6044 or email Golden@nysenate.gov

April 14, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sanders State Budget Wrap-up - Wins, Losses and Exclusions

(Albany, NY – March 31, 2015) State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) and his colleagues worked late into the night passing a state budget which proved to have more wins for the governor and Republican majority than for Democrats and working class people.

April 1, 2015
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Senator Sanders Slams Budget - No Minimum Wage Increase, No Dream Act, Weak Ethics Reform, Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

Today State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale) denounced the Governor and Senate Republicans proposed budget, which is still in the final stages of negotiations, for numerous shortfalls including failing to raise the minimum wage, providing tax breaks to the wealthy, closing the door on the DREAM Act, not implementing paid family leave, and weak ethics reform. 

April 1, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON THE 2015-2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Finance Committee, has issued the following statement regarding the 2015-2016 New York State Budget:

“Late last night, I joined my colleagues in the State Senate in approving a fiscally responsible budget for New York State. New Yorkers can be proud that this budget includes significant investments in economic development, job creation, public safety, healthcare, and education. This year’s budget additionally encompasses significant ethics reforms, making New York a leader in the Nation in strengthening the public trust of officials.

April 1, 2015
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