Issues: Miscellaneous

Your Voice With Senator Jack Martins-4/29/15

Senator Martins talks about expanding access to jobs, protecting consumers from sub-prime auto loans, increasing penalties for driving with suspended licens, Protecting Long Island's drinking water, and his recent Shed the Meds program on this week's edition of "Your Voice." Click the video above to watch.

April 29, 2015
Read more...

Senator Venditto's Breast Cancer Screening Program at the Freeport Memorial Library

Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

CALL SENATOR VENDITTO’S OFFICE AT 516-882-0630 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

The program is open to all Nassau County women age 40 and over.

Women who are covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any copays charged by their carrier.

Women ages 50 and older without health insurance will be eligible to be enrolled in a grant program which covers the costs of the screening at no out of pocket cost to the patient.

May 13, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Read more...

"I Love My Park Day" Cleanup

“I Love My Park Day” is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites to bring visibility to the entire park system in need.

Volunteers will celebrate New York’s park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various improvement projects. The details of Senator Boyle's park cleanup are below:

April 29, 2015
Read more...

Senator Farley Discusses Domestic Violence Issues

April 28th was New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Albany and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with several area representatives to discuss legislative priorities. Included in the meeting with Senator Farley were Program Director Elizabeth Bliss from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Service of Saratoga County (also known as Wellspring), Patty Daily and Kathy Donnellan.

April 29, 2015
Read more...

Statement from Senator Venditto on Assembly Passage of Equal Pay

"One of my first legislative acts as your new State Senator this year was to vote on a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda to enhance the rights of women and protect New Yorkers who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. This package of bills included a bill that created equal pay for equal work and I called on the Assembly to do the same. Today, the Assembly decided to act on this bill. I hope the Assembly will also join us in taking up and passing the rest of this legislation to protect our mothers, sisters, daughters, and all women in New York State."

April 29, 2015
Read more...

Local small business owner being honored by Senator O'Mara at the Capitol today as a 2015 'Woman of Distinction' ~ Linda Thomas, longtime owner of the Wellsburg Diner, will be honored by Senate in statewide tribute during National Small Business Week

Albany, N.Y., May 5—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his colleagues later today will honor Linda Thomas, longtime owner and operator of the Wellsburg Diner in the village of Wellsburg, New York (Chemung County), as a 2015 “Woman of Distinction.” 

O'Mara selected Thomas to represent his 58th Senate District at the Senate’s 18th Annual “Women of Distinction” awards ceremony in Albany this evening.  At the annual statewide tribute in the Legislative Office Building, Thomas will be recognized along with more than 60 other honorees representing senatorial districts from across New York State.

April 28, 2015
Read more...

Hispanic Clergy to Protest Con Edison’s Abusive Acts

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Hispanic Clergy to Protest Con Edison’s Abusive ActsYou should know that together with Pastor Ricardo Guzman and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, I will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00 noon in front of the Iglesia Pentecostal Jehova Shalom located at 1729 Boston Road on the corner of East 174th Street in the Bronx to denounce the discriminatory and abusive acts committed by Con Edison against Black and Hispanic businesses and homeowners.

April 28, 2015
Read more...

MINISTROS HISPANOS PROTESTARAN POR ACTOS ABUSIVOS DE CON EDISON

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161MINISTROS HISPANOS PROTESTARAN POR ACTOS ABUSIVOS DE CON EDISONUsted debe saber que junto al Pastor Ricardo Guzman y la Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York, estaré llevando a cabo una Conferencia de Prensa este Jueves 30 de Abril a las 12:00 p.m. frente a la Iglesia Pentecostal Jehova Shalom localizada en el 1729 Boston  Road  y la Calle 174 en el Bronx.Durante esta Conferencia de Prensa estaremos dando a conocer actos abusivos de parte de Con Edison contra negocios y propietarios de viviendas hispanos y afroamericanos.

April 28, 2015
Read more...

Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

from the office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo:

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged New Yorkers to consider providing support to organizations assisting in relief efforts. The region faces countless challenges in the days, weeks and years ahead as individuals and families – many located in developing and rural areas – rebuild from the disaster. New York State is home to one of the largest Nepalese populations in America.

April 28, 2015
Read more...

Release: Avella Gives $210,000 Grant to Udalls Cove Preservation Committee

(QUEENS, NY) On Saturday, April 25th, State Senator Tony Avella was proud to present a check for $210,000 to the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee.

The money was allocated by Senator Avella from this year’s state budget and is part of more than $1.3 million he secured for programs and organizations throughout Queens. The money will allow the organization to purchase another portion of the wetlands reserve, further protecting the area from destruction or development.

April 28, 2015
Read more...

SENATOR SUE SERINO COMMENTS ON ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

SENATOR SUE SERINO COMMENTS ON ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK 

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) released the following statement regarding the Assembly’s move to join the Senate in passing the fair pay provision of the Women’s Equality Act:

“Finally. New York’s women have waited long enough.

This measure delivers tangible results, has the potential to shatter glass ceilings across the State and shift the culture that discourages growth and development within the workplace. This measure will go a long way toward empowering women and breaking down barriers to real progress.

April 27, 2015
Read more...

Senator DeFrancisco Attends Symphoria Wind Quintet Performance at Petit Branch Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco enjoyed a medley of tunes, performed by the Symphoria Wind Quintet, at Petit Branch Library in Syracuse on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The community concert was supported by a library grant that Senator DeFrancisco helped to secure. 

April 27, 2015
Read more...

Senator Farley Participates in Adirondack Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with participants and vendors at the third annual Adirondack Day in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on April 27th. As a native of the Adirondacks, hailing from Indian Lake, Senator Farley enjoyed the annual event celebrating the Adirondacks and its tourism, recreation, history and culture. Senator Farley chatted with Adirondack representatives, including Executive Director of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and Mayfield resident Carol Hart, and President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce Garry Douglas.

April 27, 2015
Read more...

Felder: NYC Must Stop Body Snatchers

Senator Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn), together with Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz of Queens, is calling on Mayor de Blasio to prevent the release of unclaimed bodies without prior written authorization by the deceased person or their next of kin.

April 27, 2015
Read more...

SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MINEOLA JUNIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT’S JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Mineola Junior Fire Department in honoring its Junior Firefighter of the Year, Neal Ressa, Jr. 

     Neal is a 15 year old sophomore at Mineola High School who aspires to continue serving the community as a Mineola firefighter and our country as a US Army Officer. He hopes to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point following his high school graduation. 

April 27, 2015
Read more...

Senator Farley Names Nisky Children’s Advocate As Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will have the pleasure of honoring Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna with the State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award on May 5th at 5 p.m. in Albany. The program honors distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

“Debby is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader as well as a valued advocate for children,” Senator Farley said. “I am honored to present this award to her.”

April 27, 2015
Read more...

SENATOR MARTINS HONORS FLORAL PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Floral Park Fire Department’s annual installation ceremony, where he honored Daniel Bennett upon completing his tenure as Chief of the Department. 

     Senator Martins presented Chief Bennett with a legislative resolution passed by the New York State Senate honoring his service to the Floral Park Fire Department and the Floral Park community. With passage of the legislative resolution, which was sponsored by Senator Martins, Chief Bennett’s name and record of community service will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

April 27, 2015
Read more...

Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Jason Haag as "Firefighter of the Week"

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

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

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

April 27, 2015
Read more...
Syndicate content