Issues: Miscellaneous

DAILY VOICE: BALL, BUCHWALD PRAISE PASSAGE OF POW/MIA FLAG BILL

by Alesha Hanson

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball, R, C, I–Patterson, and Assemblyman David Buchwald, D–White Plains, have announced that the state legislature has passed a bill that Buchwald authored and Ball championed that would require local governments to display the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag when it is provided to the municipality by a local veterans organization.

July 2, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: PURPLE HEART HOMES HOSTS FAREWELL DINNER FOR SEN. GREG BALL IN MAHOPAC

by Alesha Hanson

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. — Purple Heart Homes hosted a farewell pasta dinner for state Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) at the Mahopac Firehouse.

The event was open to the public and served as a fund-raiser for Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanagin’s home renovations.

July 2, 2014
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CITY & STATE: ON THE FRONT LINES: GREG BALL

BY MATTHEW HAMILTON

For state Sen. Greg Ball, service is a way of life.

Service and the rigorous environment the armed forces provide are why he chose to attend a military academy—a physically and mentally demanding academic path that instilled in him skills and perspective that he has subsequently applied to politics and government.

July 2, 2014
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DROPPING THE GREEN FLAG ON SUMMER!

Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 1--It was a jam-packed and historic few days of racing last weekend for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on June 26-29 at Watkins Glen International -- the premier road racing facility in America.

July 1, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Michelle McKenna for Her Years of Outstanding Service at the State Office Building Cafe

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Michelle McKenna with a proclamation to recognize her for her efforts on June 27, 2014.  Michelle succesfully owned and operated the cafe located at the State Office Building in Syracuse for nearly 14 years.   

July 1, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco at Syracuse's Hanover Square

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Syracuse Parks and Recreation Commissioner Baye Muhammad on June 27, 2014, at Hanover Square, which recently underwent major renovations. Senator DeFrancisco helped secure state grant money for the Hanover Square construction project. 

 

 

July 1, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Free Events List - July 2014

Sen. Krueger's free events list for July is available for download from this page, or can be viewed below.

File: 
July Free Events 2014.pdf

July 1, 2014
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The Tragedy of Gabriela Rosa - and Many Others

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Tragedy of Gabriela Rosa - and Many Others

You should know that in November, 2012, Gabriela Rosa became the first Dominican-born woman in the history of the New York State Assembly. She represented Upper Manhattan. For all of the time that I have known Gabriela, I have seen her functioning in a most professional manner. To me, she has been one of the more serious elected officials I have met - even to the point that I was looking forward to her becoming the standard bearer of New York State's Dominican community.

June 30, 2014
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Senators to NYPA: Get back to the table

State Senators Patty Ritchie, Joe Griffo and George Maziarz, the Chair ofthe State Senate’s Energy Committee,  today joined together to call on the

June 30, 2014
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND THANKSGIVING DINNER DATES

Brewster, NY – 06/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that both the 4th Annual Veterans Hall of Fame and 4th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner will take place this fall.

Over the past three years, Senator Ball has worked with the community to host a Veterans Hall of Fame and Thanksgiving Dinner to honor and thank local veterans for their service.

June 30, 2014
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ADDABBO LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS FIRE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH COCK LOFTS IN RESIDENCES PASSES SENATE

Queens, NY (June 30, 2014): In an effort to create a safer home environment and to help homeowners who have hazardous cock lofts in their residences that may present significant fire hazards, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently sponsored and passed legislation (S.5944) at the end of the State Senate session to provide incentives for the removal of these dangerous structures. 

June 30, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of June 30, 2014 ~ 'Beware of a tick near you'

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, "Beware of a tick near you"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the June 29th Corning Leader

 

June 30, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL RANKED, AGAIN, AS NEW YORK’S MOST INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR

Albany, NY – 06/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has been ranked as New York’s most “Independent Republican Senator” by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). According to NYPIRG, a student-directed research organization, Senator Ball displayed the most independent voting record of his Republican colleagues in the 2014 legislative session.

June 29, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins To Be Guest On Inside City Hall & Capital Tonight

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on Inside City Hall tonight airing at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PMfollowed by Capital Tonight airing at 8:00 PM & 11:30 PM.

WHAT: Interview on Inside City Hall & Interview on Capital Tonight

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Hold Monday Morning Prayer Vigil at Bronx Criminal Court

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2014

By Senator Ruben Diaz

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Hold Monday Morning Prayer Vigil at Bronx Criminal Court

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a prayer vigil on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9AM at the Bronx Hall of Justice located at 265 East 161st Street in the Bronx, where criminal defendant Nanic Aidasani will appear in Court. Criminal charges of second-degree rape have been brought against Mr. Aidasani, a licensed practicing nurse who worked at the Manhattanville Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Riverdale. The victim is an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.

June 27, 2014
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Comprehensive Plan Announced to Accelerate the Development of Atlantic Yards Project and Ensure Timely Delivery of Public Benefits

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a comprehensive plan to accelerate the development of Atlantic Yards, including a fast tracked timeline for delivery of affordable housing. The new plan will shorten the completion timeframe to build 2,250 affordable apartments by ten years, from 2035 to 2025. Additionally, the deal will create a board, the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, to provide input on development, housing, and community impact throughout the completion of the project.

The City of New York, through its Housing Development Corporation (HDC), will provide financial support to ensure the delivery of two 100 percent affordable housing buildings, totaling at least 590 units, and construction will begin by December 2014.

June 27, 2014
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COMMUNITY ATTENDS SENATOR GIPSON AND CAPE HEROIN PREVENTION PANEL AND NARCAN TRAINING

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

COMMUNITY ATTENDS SENATOR GIPSON AND CAPE HEROIN PREVENTION PANEL AND NARCAN TRAINING

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Over 200 community members attended a Heroin Prevention Panel and Narcan Training hosted by New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) and the Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) and sponsored by Health Quest last evening, June 26, 2014, at Dutchess Community College’s James & Betty Hall Theatre.

June 27, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STRIVES TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A LEADER IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, today has issued the following statement praising colleagues in the Senate for passage of S. 6555 and calling on the State Assembly to advance this legislation in the future.

 

June 27, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY -  Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:30 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11:30 AM.

June 27, 2014
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