Issues: Miscellaneous

Yonkers PBA Installation and Awards Dinner Dance

(Tarrytown - March 6th) The Senator supporting the Yonkers Police Department at the PBA dinner honoring Yonkers PAL Boxing legend Sal Corrente, a retired police officer, and Vincent "Zip" Green, who have helped improve the lives of city kids through their teaching and mentoring. 

 

March 9, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of March 9, 2015 ~ 'Keeping it Grown in New York'

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, "Keeping it 'Grown in New York'"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the March 8th Corning Leader]

March 9, 2015
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Senator Hamilton at planning meeting for 20th Senate District recognition of Asia Week

Senator Hamilton meets with community leaders regarding Asia Week. 

March 7, 2015
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Senator Sanders session remarks on S.1520 - Sex Offender Legislation

Senator Sanders was proud to vote in favor of Senator Klein's sex offender bill - S.1520 - which prohibits level three sex offenders and those whose victim was a child from knowingly being within 1,000 feet of a facility where pre-kindergarten or kindergarten instruction is provided. The legislation passed.

 

March 6, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE MEETS WITH REALITY CHECK OF FULTON/MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Senator Amedore met with Reality Check  of Fulton/Montgomery Counties on February 25, 2015 in his LOB office. 

March 6, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE MEETS WITH ULSTER-GREENE ARC

Senator Amedore had a great meeting with the Ulster-Greene ARCs in his LOB office on February 11, 2015. 

March 6, 2015
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NOTICE OF LANE CLOSURES ON VERRAZANO BRIDGE

Beginning Saturday, March 7 until summer 2017, there will be lane closures on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge for replacement of the existing roadway. During the first phase, drivers who need to access the BK-bound Belt Parkway ramp from the upper level in the morning must use the left lane of the bridge. Signs will be in place directing drivers to the dedicated lane. During the work, all current lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak weekday morning and afternoon drive times using a movable barrier that can be shifted to allow for three Brooklyn-bound, upper level lanes in the morning and three Staten Island-bound, upper level lanes in the afternoon.

March 6, 2015
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New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative (Public Hearing) on Criminal Justice Reform

Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on Codes
Chair: Assembly Member Joseph Lentol
Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Assembly Member Helene Weinstein
and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus
Chair: Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry
Public Hearing: Criminal Justice Reform
Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Juan Gabriel Genao (518) 455-4313
Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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World Gym Greece Grand Opening

World Gym recently opened its newest location in the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. This state of the art fitness center offers everything from free weights and cardio machines, to group fitness classes, child care and tanning. Congratulations to everyone at World Gym Greece, and welcome to the Greece Community!

Click here to see more pictures of World Gym Greece!

March 6, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Music Educator of the Year David Rezak

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped recognize David Rezak upon his induction into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY’s) Hall of Fame as Music Educator of the Year, during a ceremony on March 5, 2015, at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. Senator DeFrancisco presented a Proclamation to Mr. Rezak, along with all of the Hall of Fame inductees. 

 

March 6, 2015
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Canceled- Senior I.D. Program at the Seaford Library

Update: Due to yesterday's snowstorm, todays Senior I.D. Program at the Seaford Library has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

March 6, 2015
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Genesee County Economic Development Center Annual Luncheon

Batavia, NY- State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer gives remarks at Genesee County Economic Development Center's annual luncheon at Batavia Downs. 

March 6, 2015
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Senator Hamilton joins the Crown Heights Jewish community at Moshe Rubashkin's communal festive meal celebrating Purim

Senator Jesse Hamilton joins the Crown Heights Jewish community at Moshe Rubashkin's communal festive meal celebrating Purim.

March 5, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Applauds Ringling Bros.' Decision to Phase Out Elephant Acts, Calls on Other Circuses to Do the Same

Hoylman Bill Would Ban the Use of Whips, Bull Hooks and Other Implements Used During Elephant Acts 

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: "I applaud Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros. for agreeing to phase out all elephant acts by 2018. New York needs to do more to protect animal rights, which is why I’ve introduced legislation to eliminate the use of whips, bull hooks and other implements used during elephant acts that inflict pain and suffering on these majestic animals. I urge other circuses to follow the Ringling Bros.’ example and put an end to elephant acts."

March 5, 2015
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One on One Event Scheduled for this Evening in West Islip has been canceled

Please note that my One on One Event Scheduled for this Evening in West Islip has been canceled due to inclement weather.

 

March 5, 2015
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Why Steal Their Possibility?

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161 Why Steal Their Possibility? You should know that on Wednesday, March 4th, for the second time, more than 10,000 Black and Hispanic children and their parents came to the State Capital to rally in favor of charter schools so they could receive a better education. There was a sea of red t-shirts and red wool caps with the logo DON’T STEAL POSSIBLE.  It was an amazing and well organized event! 

March 5, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: Clearview repaving is set

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week announced two multimillion-dollar initiatives by the state Department of Transportation to repave the Clearview Expressway.

March 5, 2015
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Senator Venditto Celebrates "Music In Our Schools Month"

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to celebrate "Music In Our Schools Month", Senator Venditto visited with students from Suffolk County Music Educators' Associations All-County Jazz Ensembles, who made the trip all the way up to Albany to fill the concourse with their wonderful music!

March 5, 2015
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