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July 2014 Newsletter – Understanding Child Care

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Understanding Child Care

August 5, 2014
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June 2014 Newsletter

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June 2014 Newsletter

August 5, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN: HELP TO MAKE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR A SUCCESS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has joined forces with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens to host a back to school collection drive for local students in need.

 

Residents are being encouraged to donate new school supplies including notebooks, crayons, back packs, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, highlighters, washable glue sticks, 2-pocket folders, 3 x 5 line Index cards, etc.

 

August 5, 2014
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City Sides with Staten Island Elected Officials on Willowbrook Juvenile Detention Center

Borough President James Oddo (R-Staten Island), Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), Assemblyman Cusick (D-Staten Island) and Councilman Steven Matteo(R-Staten Island), announced today that the City Administration for Children Services (ACS) has scrapped their original plan for a juvenile justice residential site proposal. Under the original proposal, teenage boys convicted of crimes would have been housed in a “limited-secure” placement (LSP) facility at 1133 Forest Hill Road, Willowbrook.

August 5, 2014
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Cycle With the Senator Saturdays in August

Join State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) every Saturday in August for Cycle with the Senator, a program aimed at promoting exercise and good health.
  
Senator Smith will also be demonstrating the importance of bike safety, wearing a helmet and posing for photos with constituents. He encourages those who snap pix with him to post them to social media, setting an example for others to "move" on the path to good health.
  
Above, Senator Smith poses for a selfie with members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and WBLS radio personality Dr. Bob Lee.

 

August 5, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Kicking the Can of Debt

 "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery," Charles Dickens.

August 4, 2014
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Senator Rev Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidate to the Bronx

August 4, 2014

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidate to the Bronx

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9AM Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will welcome Lieutenant Governor Candidate Christopher Moss to the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue, between Jennings and Freeman Streets, in the Bronx.

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

The Safe Center of Long Island and their highly trained and compassionate staff offers social services including counseling, housing and more to victims of abuse and their non-offending family members. Each year The Safe Center of Long Island holds a school supply drive to help those families who are recovering from traumatic experiences and are in need of assistance.  This year it is my pleasure to partner with them and sponsor a School Supply Drive to support their efforts. Over the next few weeks I will be collecting new school supplies which will be distributed to families in need through The Safe Center of Long Island’s program.

August 4, 12:00 AM - August 22, 5:00 PM
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SENATOR GIPSON WELCOMES SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS, FIRST WOMAN CONFERENCE LEADER IN NYS HISTORY, TO DUTCHESS

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON WELCOMES SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS, FIRST WOMAN CONFERENCE LEADER IN NYS HISTORY, TO DUTCHESS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) welcomed Senate Democratic Conference Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Dutchess County on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, for the 3rd Annual Breaking Barriers Cultural Arts Expo in Poughkeepsie. Senator Stewart-Cousins was elected by her colleagues to serve as Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference in December 2012, becoming the first female leader of a legislative conference in New York State history.

August 4, 2014
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2014 Puerto Rican Parade

It was a beautiful day Saturday morning for the annual Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. I was pleased to once again sponsor this great parade that celebrates the proud Puerto Rican heritage in the Rochester community!

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH NORTH WEST CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF HICKSVILLE AT THEIR ANNUAL COMMUNITY BBQ

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with members of the North West Civic Association of Hicksville at their annual community BBQ. The event was held at Cantiague Park.

    Senator Martins (back row, left center) is pictured with members of the North West Civic Association.

August 4, 2014
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Heavy Slap for Hitting Public Staff

As reported by the Daily News:

ALBANY — Assaulting a school crossing guard or a city Housing Authority worker is about to become a more serious crime in New York, the Daily News has learned.

Gov. Cuomo on Monday plans to sign a pair of bills making assaults on those public workers an automatic felony with possible jail sentences of a year or more.

Both bills were approved by the Senate and Assembly this spring.

“This critically important legislation will better protect hardworking employees who are charged with keeping children and families safe,” Cuomo said.

Typically, such assaults would be considered misdemeanors.

Assaults on school crossing guards are generally considered misdemeanors, but the new legislation would make them more serious crimes.

 “We want to make sure these individuals are protected,” said state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens), who sponsored the crossing-guard bill.

Santos Crespo Jr., president of Local 372 of AFSCME, which represents school staff, applauded Cuomo’s decision to sign the legislation.

“By increasing the penalties, New York sends a clear message that its citizens will not tolerate these abuses,” he said.

For full article, click here.

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH SOUTH FLORAL PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION AT THEIR ANNUAL COMMUNITY COOKOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with residents of the Village of South Floral Park at the South Floral Park Civic Association’s annual community cookout. The family-friendly event is an annual tradition which provides kids games, music, and entertainment for the entire Village. 

     Senator Martins (back row, center left) is pictured with South Floral Park Mayor Geoffrey Prime (back row, center right) and local children at the South Floral Park Civic Association’s annual community cookout.

August 4, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 4, 2014 ~ 'Donations that save lives'

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, "Donations that save lives"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the August 3rd Corning Leader]

August 4, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Joseph Chan

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Citation to Joseph Chan recently upon Mr. Chan’s retirement. Senator Farley’s Citation is the following:

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging significant milestones in the distinguished careers of its esteemed residents; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Chan celebrated his retirement in April of 2014, after 37 years of owning and operating the Dragon Garden restaurant; and

WHEREAS, Joe was born on June 10, 1941, in Canton, China; and

WHEREAS, He moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17; it was here he began to learn English: and 

August 4, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Airport Hangar Groundbreaking Ceremony

As seen in the Times Union article, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently enjoyed participating in the ground breaking ceremony for the new aircraft hangar at Schenectady County Airport on July 31st. Once completed, the new facility will double the current hangar capacity. The Times Union article can be accessed by visiting http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Photos-New-aircraft-hangar-5660943.php#photo-6667873

August 4, 2014
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The Presumption of Innocence Should Apply for All

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Presumption of Innocence Should Apply for All

You should know that in the American criminal justice system, there is something called the presumption of innocence. The presumption of innocence protects innocent people and allows anyone who is accused of a crime to maintain his or her innocence until a court of law finds them guilty. This is true for people who are accused of a crime, who are arrested for allegedly committing a crime, or who are indicted.

August 2, 2014
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STOP THE ILLEGAL TAKING OF FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK - STOP 'WILLETS WEST'!

 

The Willets West project, which would consist of a mega-mall with over 200 retail stores, is set to be built directly adjacent to CitiField - on Flushing Meadows-Corona Park land. This proposal would entail the mass give away of public park land while simultaneously providing huge subsidies for private commercial development.

August 1, 2014
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August 6, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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