Issues: Miscellaneous

May 5, 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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March 11, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD DOT ON SUSPENDING VIOLATIONS AT GARRETSON AVE. BUS LANE CAMERA

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are commending the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) after the agency ceased issuing violations at a problematic bus lane camera at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue.

The camera had been issuing violations for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard.

March 11, 2015
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Man hit by 7 train in critical condition: NYPD

As reported by the Times Ledger:

A man who was hit by a No. 7 train in Corona Thursday morning is in critical condition, the NYPD said.

He was lying across a track bed when a Manhattan-bound 7 train struck him near 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue at about 4 a.m., according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

The man was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where officials said he remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) called on the MTA to revise the proposals he has made in the past to improve security measures in the transit system, including installing sliding doors on subway platforms and more security cameras.

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March 11, 2015
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A Delta plane skidded off the runway at a New York airport as the snow came down

As reported by Bloomberg via BizzNews.com:

Henry Goldman and Katherine Chiglinsky (Bloomberg) — A Delta Air Lines Inc. plane skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway Thursday as ice and windblown snow shut businesses and government offices from New York to Washington.

The MD-88, which carried 125 passengers and five crew members from Atlanta, was evacuated after the 11 a.m. incident, according to a Delta news release. Television images showed passengers piling into the swirling snow as the aircraft’s nose sat lodged in a fence, hanging over Flushing Bay. The airport was closed until about 2 p.m.

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March 11, 2015
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More honored during Black History Month

As reported by the Queens Chronicle:

Before February ended, area elected officials hosted more Black History Month events acknowledging Queens residents.

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), top, united with the Corona-East Elmhurst branch of the NAACP last Thursday in Corona to recognize five community members, including Giovanna Reid, Community Board 3’s district manager. The Black Institute’s Bertha Lewis, top right, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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March 11, 2015
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Senator Sue Serino Wants To Hear From You

Senator Sue Serino encourages residents of the 41st District to make their voices heard by filling out their 2015 Constituent Questionnaires. 

March 11, 2015
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SECOND JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING EXAMINING POLICE SAFTEY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

The New York State Senate will hold its second joint committee hearing examining police safety and public protection on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The hearing will be convened by four Senate committees – Codes, chaired by Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-C, Fayette); Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, chaired by Senator Pat Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma); Investigations and Government Operations, chaired by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset); and Civil Service and Pensions, chaired by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn).

March 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS MINEOLA JUNIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY PASTA DINNER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. Senator Martins joined the hundreds of community members who participated in the annual event in support of the Mineola Junior Fire Department. Parents, firefighters, and volunteers from Chaminade High School were there to serve food to the community and lend a helping hand. 

     Senator Martins (right center) is pictured with (l-r) Mineola Fire Department Chief Jeff Clark, Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira, and Mayor Scott Strauss at the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. 

March 10, 2015
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Senator Venditto Wants To Hear From You

Below is a link to my 2015 Legislative survey, this is your chance to express your opinion. I want to know your position on the important issues facing our community so that I may best represent you in Albany.

Senator Michael Venditto's 2015 Constituent Questionnaire

March 10, 2015
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Senator Sanders Celebrates Holi / Phagwah in Richmond Hill

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) attended a Holi / Phagwah celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Maha Lakshmi Mandir temple in Richmond Hill, where dozens  of people had gathered for traditional Chowtaal music and the ritual of covering each other with brightly colored powder. The five-hour long event was sponsored by the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council.  

March 10, 2015
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Senator Sanders Marches in Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Senator Sanders marched in the Queens County St. Patrick's Day parade on March 7th in Rockaway Beach, where he enjoyed bagpipe music and traditional Irish dancing.

March 10, 2015
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March 14, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

March 10, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill S1150 would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

March 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

 

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

Senator Skelos said, “When illegal drugs take hold of a community, everyone suffers. The important measures passed by the Senate today would help curb drug abuse throughout the state by tackling the spread of methamphetamine use and help put a stop to dealers who use a park or playground setting to lure children to drugs.”

March 10, 2015
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Hosts Online Women's History Month Exhibit in Honor of Women's History Month

 

March 9, 2015
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