Issues: Miscellaneous

Press Release: Last Day to Submit Hurricane Sandy Claims for Review is 9/15/15

Last Day to Submit Hurricane Sandy Claims for Review is 9/15/15

 

July 23, 2015
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Release: Addabbo to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Rego Park

Howard Beach, NY (July 21, 2015) This week, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. will continue his series of mobile office hours in Rego Park.

As part of his ongoing commitment to connect with all his constituents, Addabbo travels to libraries throughout his district each year to be able to meet with constituents who are unable to visit his offices. These office hours provide an extra opportunity for residents to come in and meet with Addabbo to discuss problems they may be having or issues within the community.

July 23, 2015
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Senator Young Presents New York State Senate Liberty Medals to Four Local Heroes

Colin Keller, John Ayers, Michael Smith and Gary Morrison applauded for quick thinking and decisive action

 

MOUNT MORRIS – Four local men, whose quick thinking and decisive actions saved the life of co-worker at American Rock Salt, were honored today in a special ceremony at the plant.

 

John Ayers, Colin Keller, Gary Morrison, and Michael Smith, who each played a pivotal role in the life-saving response to a heart attack suffered by co-worker Greg Kurelko, were awarded New York State Senate Liberty Medals, one of the highest civilian honors that a New York resident can receive, from state Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean). She also presented each of the men with a New York State Senate Resolutions in their honor.

 

July 22, 2015
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Elected Officials and Leaders of the Livery Industry Against City Council Bill

Bronx elected officials and livery tax industry leaders met this morning to discuss their concerns with a bill that is pending before the New York City Council that will add a cap of 10,000 commercial vehicles to the taxi industry. This legislation is causing a fight between Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Uber.

A consensus was reached by the group that there is no protection in this bill as it is now, to protect the livery industry, and as such the City Council should not take a vote and should hold the bill until it includes protection for the livery industry.

July 22, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco is a Guest Reader at the Northern Onondaga Public Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco read to children at the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero on July 22nd.  Senator DeFrancisco also talked about his job, answered questions and handed out coloring books.  

July 22, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLEASED TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Senator Golden was pleased to meet with members of the New York State Nurses Association.

July 21, 2015
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Senator Serrano & The Mobile Legal Help Center are Providing a FREE Legal Clinic

Senator Serrano has partnered with The Mobile Legal Help Center to provide a free legal clinic during his off-site constituent services hours! Through a partnership between New York Legal Assistance Group & the New York State Courts' Access to Justice Program, The Mobile Legal Help Center provides FREE legal assistance on civil issues related to:<

August 10, 12:45 PM - 5:45 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Site of the Rescue Mission's Renovated Campus in Syracuse

On July 21, 2015, Senator John A. DeFrancisco toured the Rescue Mission's expanded and renovated campus on Gifford Street in Syracuse. The new emergency shelter and day center, expected to officially open in the fall, feature several new units to meet the increased demand for residential and support services for those who are homeless. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with, from left to right, Chief Operations Officer Corey Kociela, Chief Executive Officer Alan Thornton, and Chief Development Officer Carolyn Hendrickson of the Rescue Mission.

July 21, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS HONOR FORMER ROSLYN HARBOR RESIDENT AND NOBEL LAUREATE GABRIELA MISTRAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently helped dedicate a plaque at the Roslyn Library in memory of former Roslyn Harbor resident Gabriela Mistral.

     Gabriela Mistral was a renowned poet, diplomat, and teacher who was a champion for civil rights and protecting the disenfranchised. She was the first ever Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Originally born in Chile, she came to Roslyn Harbor in 1953, making her home on Motts Cove Road. She spent the final years of her life in Roslyn Harbor, passing away in 1957 at the age of 67.

July 21, 2015
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“ABRAZO DOMINICANO EN NEW YORK” EN HONOR A LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Hoy, más que nunca, cuando la República Dominicana esta bajo fuego y personas se han levantado contra ella, necesitamos exaltar y respaldar la labor y el aporte de los dominicanos a este Estado y la Ciudad de New York.

Por tal motivo el Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz junto a los Asambleístas Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda y Michael Blake invitan a la celebración del “Abrazo Dominicano en New York.”

July 24, 7:00 PM - July 25, 12:00 PM
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"ABRAZO DOMINICANO IN NEW YORK" BANQUET

“ABRAZO  DOMINICANO IN  NEW  YORK” TO  HONOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Senator Rubén Díaz announces the “Abrazo Dominicano Banquet” in recognition of the achievements and contributions of the Dominican community to the State and City of New York.  

The “Abrazo Dominicano in New York” (A Dominican Embrace in New York), is a free annual banquet for 500 people, sponsored by Senator Rubén Díaz together with  Assembly Members Marcos A. Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake.  This event will take place this Friday, July 24, 2015 from 7:00PM  at Maestro's Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York. 

July 24, 7:00 PM - July 25, 12:00 PM
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Remembering Coach George Davis

For those of us who grew up in Seneca Falls, and throughout the Wayne-Finger Lakes region during the 1950’s, ’60’s and 70’s we received some sad news this week.

 

George Davis, a legendary football coach who for almost three decades amplified winning football traditions and established new standards of excellence at both Mynderse Academy and Hobart College, passed away in Georgia, where he lived for many years in retirement. 

July 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & STATE SENATE HONOR NEW CASSEL RESIDENT ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored New Cassel resident Helen Bonner upon the occasion of her 100th birthday. 

     The New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution, which Senator Martins sponsored, congratulating Ms. Bonner on reaching the milestone. With passage of the legislative resolution, Ms. Bonner will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

July 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS NEW HYDE PARK PAL IN DEDICATING TRIBUTE TO LONGTIME BOARD MEMBER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the New Hyde Park PAL in paying tribute to a longtime member of the PAL Board.

     The New Hyde Park PAL dedicated a garden at the PAL Clubhouse in memory of June Murphy, who served as a member of the PAL Board for more than 30 years. Senator Martins, along with Legislator Rich Nicolello, joined the members in unveiling the memorial garden and paying tribute to Mrs. Murphy and her three decades of service to the children of New Hyde Park.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking at the memorial garden dedication ceremony, which was held at New Hyde Park PAL Clubhouse.

July 20, 2015
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Senator Venditto's Senior Scam Prevention Forum

Chairman of the New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Michael Venditto is partnering with the NYS Dept. of State to inform seniors about the alarming trend of senior targeted scams and how they can protect their identity.

July 31, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Desi Whitaker as "Firefighter of the Week"

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

 

July 20, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 20, 2015 ~ 'Painting a picture of effective cooperation'

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, "Painting a picture of effective cooperation"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on July 19, 2015]

July 20, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair in Crotona Park. The event was organized by the Bronx Community Pride Center, which provides much-needed services and programming for LGBT individuals in the borough of the Bronx. The Senator provided a Proclamation to the organization's honorees during their Bronx LGBT Pride Awards Dinner. 

July 18, 2015
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Senator Venditto and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Help the Lindenhurst Community "Shed the Meds"

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) hosted a Cell Phones for Soldiers donation program and a "Shed the Meds" Drug Drop Off Program in Lindenhurst with Senator Phil Boyle . Hundreds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medication were dropped off to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for safe disposal. Thanks to all who participated so we can protect our children, our community and our water supply.

July 17, 2015
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