Issues: Miscellaneous

Sanders' Mobile Office Comes to the Hammel Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) brought his mobile office to the Hammel Houses in Far Rockaway on March 27. There he met one-on-one with residents, listening to their concerns, which included issues such as public safety, improved lighting and renovations to the complex, which is still suffering from Hurricane Sandy damage.

March 31, 2015
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Release: Avella Applauds Queens Library Budget Meeting

(QUEENS, NY) State Senator Tony Avella today applauded the Queens Public Library for holding its first-ever public budget hearing, cementing a major step in library reform.

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES THE NEW YORK STATE MAPLE PRODUCERS TO ALBANY

Glad to join my colleagues in the New York State Senate in welcoming the New York State Maple Producers to the State Capitol today. 

March 31, 2015
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LGBT Legislators Urge Gov. Cuomo to Issue Executive Order Boycotting Discriminatory Indiana Law

Senator Hoylman and Assemblymembers Glick, O’Donnell, Bronson and Titone Call New Indiana Law “Uniquely Abhorrent and Alarming”

NEW YORK – The five LGBT members of the NYS Legislature today urged Governor Cuomo to boycott Indiana’s new discriminatory law known as the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), signed into law last week by Governor Mike Pence.

In a strongly worded letter, Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Daniel O’Donnell, Harry Bronson and Matthew Titone called the new law “uniquely abhorrent and alarming,” and asked Cuomo to “immediately sign an Executive Order barring state-funded travel to the state of Indiana.”

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM- LONG BEACH, NY

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach.

April 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Two Important Guests to Visit Ministers in the Bronx

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Two Important Guests to Visit Ministers in the Bronx You should know that this coming Thursday, April 2, 2015, during the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization's weekly meeting, my fellow ministers and I will receive two very important guests, separate and independent of each other. One of those visitors will be the former President of the Dominican Republic and the President of the Modern Revolutionary Party: the Honorable Hipólito Mejía.

March 31, 2015
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SENATE PASSES 2015-16 STATE BUDGET THAT CREATES A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget that reflects the Senate’s commitment to strengthening the economy, increasing education funding by $1.4 billion to $23.5 billion and substantially restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) cuts, reducing the tax burden on New Yorkers, and creating a brighter future for communities across the state. 

March 31, 2015
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Senator Venditto Greets Runners of the GLIRC Cedar Creek Park 5 Mile Race

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to greet the runners at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford as they braved the chilly weather for the GLIRC Cedar Creek Park 5 Mile Race.

March 30, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Community Clergy Breakfast

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held a Community Clergy Breakfast on March 27 at Faith Assembly Church in Richmond Hill, bringing together faith-based leaders of different denominations from across the district to share information and discuss ways they can help their congregations. "My job is to support you," Senator Sanders said. "My job is to help shape your vision." The guest speaker was Dr. Ron Daniels, distinguished lecturer from York College, who spoke about liberation theology, a movement that attempts to interpret scripture through the plight of the poor. It states that followers of Jesus must work towards a just society by bringing about social and political change and aligning themselves with the working class.

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR VENDITTO ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION FOR LONG ISLAND NITROGEN MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R-C-I, Massapequa) today announced that the final 2015-16 state budget will include $5 million for Long Island projects that target and reduce harmful nitrogen pollution. Excessive nitrogen in discharges from wastewater treatment plants, cesspools, septic systems, and stormwater runoff jeopardizes groundwater and damages coastal ecosystems that help support Long Island’s economy, provide storm resiliency, and maintain healthy natural resources.

March 30, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Jack M. Martins

Senator Martins discusses his efforts to protect Long Island's drinking water supply, paid family leave, and more on this week's edition of "Your Voice." Click above to watch.

March 30, 2015
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Bonacic Attends Annual Pulaski Fire Company Pancake Breakfast

Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend the annual Pulaski Fire Company’s pancake breakfast in Pine Island, NY this past Sunday. Not only does the Pulaski Fire Company do a tremendous job in serving their community, they also do a great job serving up a delicious breakfast. The event was an opportunity for neighbors to come out and enjoy a tasty meal while supporting the men and women of the fire company.

 

 

March 30, 2015
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New Rochelle YMCA's Lifesaver Campaign Fundraiser

(New Rochelle - March 26th) The New Rochelle YMCA's Lifesaver campaign continues as they seek to raise funds to make necessary repairs to the facility's pool. You can learn more about the campaign by clicking here. Pictured with YMCA Executive Director Julie Gallanty, Bob Marrone of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and morning personality on WVOX-AM, and other supporters.

March 30, 2015
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Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students You should know that charter schools are creating real opportunities for Black and Hispanic students throughout the five boroughs of New York City and that I have been a supporter of charter schools long before I was an elected official.  

March 30, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of March 30, 2015 ~ 'Developing a workforce, and some new thinking'

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, "Developing a workforce, and some new thinking"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the March 29th Corning Leader]

March 30, 2015
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GREAT TIME HAD AT EASTER EGG HUNT IN MARINE PARK

Thank you to all those who made it out on Saturday to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Marine Park.

March 30, 2015
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Young Area Students Complete Training With Holley Volunteer Fire Company

Senator Ortt wished a group of potential future firefighters good luck Saturday night after they completed their training with the Holley Volunteer Fire Company. The devoted, hard-working students from area schools were honored for their commitment and involvement with the fire company. 

March 28, 2015
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Westchester National Association of Social Workers Annual Awards Dinner

(New Rochelle - March 26th) The Senator at the Westchester Division of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Awards Dinner, honoring Polly Kerrigan, LCSW; Patricia Lemp, LCSW; Bob Schavrien, LCSW; Damon K. Jones; Social Work Services at Woodside School, Peekskill CSD; and Mariam Elraza.

March 28, 2015
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