Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed meeting the fourth grade classes from Mayfield Elementary School on June 10th as they were in Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Celia VanDenburg’s class were on the tour.

June 11, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed meeting the fourth grade classes from Mayfield Elementary School on June 10th as they were in Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Kimberly McKeough’s class were on the tour.

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S 2015 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Schedule for Senator Golden's 2015 Concerts In The Park Series.  

All Concerts Start at 7PM, there are No Rain Dates Scheduled.

For any other information on the Concert Series, call the District Office 718-238-6044

June 11, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: A Pool Party at Samuel Field Y

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly renamed and renovated Tanenbaum Family Pool in Little Neck was held last Thursday, with its benefactors, elected officials and leaders of the Samuel Field Y all joining in the celebration.

Formerly the Deepdale Community Pool, the facility is located across the street from the Y, which renovated it, largely using a donation from the Tanenbaum family, and will operate it.

June 11, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young - May 9, 2015

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," the Senator discussed her support for a permanent extension of the property tax cap. The property tax cap has saved Western New Yorkers approximately $450 million since it was implemented four years ago. The Senator also shares some additional efforts she has put forward to reduce the tax burden on local residents and ease the mandated costs incurred in municipal and school budgets.

 

Senator Young also discussed Renee’s Law and Kendra’s Laws, two pieces of legislation she sponsors, that passed the state Senate this week.

 

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SYSTEM SAFETY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board and a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that two pieces of legislation he introduced, designed to improve safety of all riders of public transportation, have been approved by the New York State Senate.

The Senate acted today on S. 3203 that would make it a crime for a person to rub his or her sexual or intimate body parts on another person while aboard public transportation. The bill approved would classify such behavior as a Class A misdemeanor, and where forcible touching is coupled with an emission of certain bodily fluids, the offense would be a Class E Felony.

June 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO COMBAT HEROIN CRISIS AND ENHANCE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID ABUSE

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for peddling dangerous opioids. The measures are being put forth by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators Robert Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), George A. Amedore, Jr. (R-C-I, Rotterdam), and Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), as part of their continuing examination of the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ “AMERICAN MADE FLAG ACT” PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his “American Made Flag Act” legislation. The legislation would require all American flags used by the State and local governments to be 100 percent made in America.

     “The American flag is one of our most sacred symbols; people have died protecting it and everything it stands for. We should not be buying that symbol from another country with our taxpayer dollars. This legislation would ensure that state and local tax dollars are used to support American workers and businesses when they use American flags,” said Senator Martins.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two important bills that he sponsored, S. 1269 and S. 3459, that will further protect children from harm throughout the Empire State.

Senate Bill 1269 amends the current penal law to mandate a first degree murder charge for anyone who murders a child under that age of 12. This will give prosecutors the legal means to seek the appropriate punishment for this heinous crime. (A. 4918, Assemblymember Cook).

June 10, 2015
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Sawyer Fredericks Visits Senator Flanagan

Sawyer Fredericks, who recently won The Voice, took some time to travel to Albany and visited with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District).

"It was great to get a chance to meet and speak with New York’s own Sawyer Fredericks who recently won “The Voice”.   A truly talented young man with a terrific future," stated Senator Flanagan. "Congratulations Sawyer and good luck as your career begins."

June 10, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Presents Liberty Medal to Batavia Resident

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Western New York native Ricky Palermo is the recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his contributions to the treatment of spinal cord injuries.  The Batavia resident has helped raise more than $1-million for research and awareness.  

June 10, 2015
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Lanza & Malliotakis Introduce Resolution Calling For SSG Michael H. Ollis Ferry

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I- Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) have authored and introduced a resolution calling on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to name their next vessel built for the Staten Island Ferry fleet to be named in honor of Staff Sergeant Michael H. Ollis.

June 10, 2015
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STATEMENT BY NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON RATE OF HURRICANE SANDY FUNDING EXPENDITURES BY CITY

Queens, NY (June 9, 2015): "As I read the NY Post article that only 16% of the Sandy funds have been spent by the city so far, I thought of the rising blood pressure and frustration of my constituents who read the same article and sustained damages from Sandy. I also remind myself that the large sums of monies allocated for flood mitigation and resiliency must be spent on credible projects that have been deemed realistic, so as not to waste these funds. The larger the project, the more planning and research involved, which takes time. I will continue to advocate for post-Sandy projects to be done expeditiously and efficiently in order to protect my residents against future storms and flood damage."

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June 10, 2015
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BUILD IT BACK APPLICATION COMPLETION DEADLINE OF JUNE 30TH APPROACHING

Please be advised that in order to ensure that all homeowners can move forward into a program pathway this year, Build it Back is setting a deadline for homeowners to complete their applications.

By June 30, 2015:

*Applicants must submit all documents for eligibility determination; and

*Applicants pending a damage assessment must schedule one with Build it Back.

The NYC Build It Back program is currently reaching out to these applicants to notify them of the deadline. If they are interested in continuing, they will have field staff available throughout the month of June providing assistance and free counseling.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Venditto and Legislator Kennedy's Blood Drive in Massapequa Park

To Schedule an appointment please call Long Island Blood Services at 516-478-5041

Walk-ins are welcome

Must meet medical eligibility criteria

For more information please call Senator Venditto’s office at 516-882-0630

Medical Eligibility Criteria:

• Must have valid photo I.D. or I.D. with signature

• Minimum weight 110 lbs

• Between 16 to 76 years of age

• NO tattoos in past 12 months

 

June 30, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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RHYBL Opening Day

Play Ball! I recently had the opportunity to help the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kick-off its season at its Opening Day ceremony at Don Samuel Torres Park in the City of Rochester. Celebrating its 20th season, RHYBL teaches players the fundamentals of baseball, as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Best of luck to all of the teams during the 2015 season!

June 10, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Roger Kopa's Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on June 9th when they were in Albany visiting the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students from Roger Kopa’s fourth grade class were included on the tour.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on June 9th when they were in Albany visiting the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students from Kelleen O’Rourke’s fourth grade class were included on the tour.

June 10, 2015
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ABRAZO BORICUA EN NEW YORK

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA10 de Junio del 2015Sen. Rev. Rubén DíazABRAZO BORICUA EN NEW YORKAlcaldes, dignatarios y líderes comunitarios viajaran desde la Isla del Encanto Puerto Rico para unirse a más de 500 personas que asistirán al Abrazo Boricua que auspician el Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz y los Asambleistas Marcos A. Crespo, Luis Sépulveda y Michael Blake.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Pashley Elementary Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on June 9th when they were in Albany visiting the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group. Students from Sue Malinowski’s fourth grade class were included on the tour.

June 10, 2015
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