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Senator Jesse Hamilton Hosts Second “Summer at the Subway” in Crown Heights at Franklin Ave/Botanic Garden

Continuing Senator Hamilton’s commitment to bring resources out into the community

(Brooklyn, NY – July 15, 2015) – Yesterday, Senator Jesse Hamilton hosted the second Summer at the Subway event at Franklin Ave/Botanic Garden. Summer at the Subway continues Senator Hamilton’s commitment to bringing the services and resources of the office out into the community. To that end, Senator Hamilton was joined by his constituent services team. The event also featured performances from the Brooklyn United Marching Band and Green Earth Poets Café poets. Every Tuesday in July, Senator Jesse Hamilton hosts a Summer at the Subway event at a different subway station in Central Brooklyn.

July 15, 2015
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What Can the Recent Cyber Security Attacks Teach Us?

Our digital infrastructure is under attack. With hackers from around the globe, and most recently reported, China, developing more sophisticated methods to infiltrate even the most advanced and secure systems, we as individuals and as a Nation have never been more vulnerable to cyber security breaches.

 

July 15, 2015
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JESUS, PETER AND THE POPE

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

 

JESUS, PETER AND THE POPE

You should know that Pope Francis soon, for the first time, in his official capacity as Pope and leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be visiting the United States of America.

July 15, 2015
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FREE LEGAL SERVICES OFFERED MONDAY, JULY 20th & SATURDAY, JULY 25th

In the recent state budget I secured funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which allows the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Lawyers onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will be stationed at my district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville, on Monday, July 20th and Saturday, July 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 14, 2015
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Macy's and Donald Trump

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Macy's and Donald Trump

July 14, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Local County Fair Dates

 Tuesday, July 21st, kicks off the annual Saratoga County Fair. In addition to rides, games and fried food, county fairs are a great way to showcase our agricultural industry and support our local farmers.

Located not far from my District Office in Ballston Spa, the fair promises to have numerous days of fun-filled activities and educational events. For a list of activities at the fair, visit http://saratogacountyfair.org/. For FaceBook users, the Saratoga County fair also has a page located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Saratoga-County-Fair/204018675824

July 14, 2015
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Senator Felder Helps Prepare Meals for Needy New Yorkers

Senator Felder, at Masbia Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn, helps prepare meals for needy New Yorkers alongside Commissioner Ana Bermudez and Department of Probation employees.

 

July 14, 2015
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Movies Under the Stars in Sunset Park on Friday, July 17th

Join us Friday, July 17th for Movies Under the Stars: Sunset Park Edition. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to come early and bring your own blankets and chairs as seating is first come, first served. 

加入州参议员杰西·汉密尔顿和星空下电影活动主办方:日落公园版。活动向公众免费开放。我们期待您带着自己的毯子和椅子早点到来,座位先到先得。

July 17, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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AMEDORE SECURES FUNDING FOR GUILDERLAND LIBRARY REPAIR

Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., (R, 46th District) has announced that he has secured $100,000 in this year’s state budget for the Guilderland Public Library to replace its roof, originally installed when the library was built in 1992. 

July 13, 2015
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Free Prostate Cancer Screening Event

About 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with Prostate cancer during his lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

July 13, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Solutions Not Suspensions Community Forum

Agenda: Progress on the SNS Framework, Introduction to Student Advocacy’s Intervention Guide, Ongoing Efforts, Next Steps

July 29, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW HYDE PARK EAGLE SCOUTS HONORED BY STATE SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring two New Hyde Park residents for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

     The legislative resolutions honored Giovanni Castelli and Nicolas Castelli of Troop 544 for earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the legislative resolutions, Giovanni and Nicolas’ achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS ANNUAL WURTSBORO FOUNDERS DAY STREET FAIR

Senator Bonacic  was pleased to join friends and neighbors at the annual Wurtsboro Founders Day Street Fair this past Saturday in the Village of Wurtsboro. The street fair provides residents the opportunity to come together, listen to music, shop at one of the many vendor tents, and enjoy some delicious food. Events like these drive home the reality that in villages like Wurtsboro, small businesses, and  family run enterprises are the backbone of the community.

July 13, 2015
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WDKX SummerFest 2015: Blues & BBQ

It was a great weekend for Rochester SummerFest 2015, hosted by 103.9 WDKX, it certainly exceeded our expectations. I was pleased to partner with WDKX to present Friday night's line-up, Blues & BBQ, featuring Jimmie Highsmith, Chris Beard, Joe Beard, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear and Clarence Carter. It was a great crowd with a lot of great performances, I was happy to be a part of the entire weekend. 

Click here for more photos from this great show.

July 13, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 13, 2015 ~ 'Is there an invasive species 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, "Is there an invasive species near you?"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on July 12, 2015]

July 13, 2015
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Times Ledger: State Fully Funds Backlog of Requirements for Private Schools

The state Legislature passed a last-minute, end-of-session agreement to allocate $250 million to fund the costs of state mandates at secular, religious and independent schools throughout the state.

The measure was pushed through with the support of state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who said the chambers of the Legislature heard the concerns of several parents and religious leaders who described how the Compulsory Attendance Law is a financial drain on private institutions.

 

Read the full story here.

July 13, 2015
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Giant Step Forward Toward Repeal of the SAFE Act

A very tough battle was waged.  A positive result was achieved.

 

As a result of extensive negotiations throughout the last several weeks, our efforts have been successful.  The SAFE Act ammunition database and background check has been stopped by a signed AGREEMENT between Governor Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan.

 

July 10, 2015
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Seward Helps Secure First Changes To NY-SAFE Act

ONEONTA, 07/10/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today announced that the senate Republican majority has secured a legally binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the governor’s office amending provisions of the NY-SAFE Act.

July 10, 2015
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