Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MARTINS DELIVERS OVER 2,000 HOLIDAY TOYS TO CHILDREN AT WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) today helped bring some extra holiday cheer to children in Winthrop-University Hospital by delivering over 2,000 toys he collected through his annual holiday toy drive. 

December 17, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NYS FRACKING DECISION

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON NYS FRACKING DECISION

 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement on New York State’s decision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing.

“Today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation was the right decision for our state’s economy and environment.  I have personally visited fracking sites in rural Pennsylvania and I believe that current fracking methods are inadequate when it comes to ensuring our communities’ quality of life.  As always, I encourage further research and efforts to find safe and economical ways to harness natural gas without threatening our health and most precious natural resources. It’s my hope that this decision will be a catalyst for greater investments in such research, as well as in renewable energy here in the Hudson Valley and across New York State.”

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA APPLAUDS DEC BAN ON HYDROFRACKING

“After nearly six years of working tirelessly in the fight against hydrofracking, having first introduced a resolution in the City Council and then leading the fight in the legislature by introducing the first bill that would ban the practice, I am ecstatic with the DEC and DOH’s conclusions.

December 17, 2014
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Lonely Planet guidebooks call Queens the best travel destination in the United States

Senator Gianaris celebrated the Lonely Planet naming Queens its top travel destination in the United States, touting our borough's cuisine, parks, arts scene and more. 

Check out the Daily News story on Queens as a destination hotspot. 

December 17, 2014
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Restaurant Serving Thanksgiving Meals for NYCHA Tenants With No Gas

Senator Gianaris was part of a collaboration that provided Thanksgiving meals for NYCHA tenants without gas in their apartments.

Check out DNAinfo for more info on this feel good holiday story. 

December 17, 2014
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Greek of the Week Features Senator Michael Gianaris

New Greek TV selected Senator Gianaris as Greek of the Week, and the Senator sat down for an extended interview about his heritage and his work for the community. 

Read the full story at New Greek TV. 

December 17, 2014
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Senator Gianaris Statement on Passing of Luke Adams

Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement regarding the passing of Sunnyside icon Luke Adams.

"Luke Adams was a Sunnyside icon who dedicated his life to making his neighborhood a better place, and he will be deeply missed. May his memory be eternal," said Senator Gianaris.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY PAJAMA DAY TOMORROW IN FIGHT AGAINST DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (DMD)

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join the parents, friends and supporters of Pietro Joseph Scarso, a local 5 year old boy fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, at a press event tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to mark the fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’s for PJ”.

 

The press availability will take place at Pietro’s school, Stepping Stones – The Next Step, located at 9321 Ridge Boulevard in Brooklyn. All of the students will be dressed in their pajamas and have made a donation to Pietro’s Fight.

 

25 schools in total are participating in this community wide pajama party and fundraiser tomorrow.

 

December 17, 2014
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Gaming Facility Location Board to announce the sites of Upstate's casinos at today's meeting ~ Watch the announcement live at 2:00 p.m.

The sites of New York's four new Upstate casino resorts will be announced today during a meeting of the Gaming Facility Location Board.

Watch today's meeting live, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at http://gaming.ny.gov/

December 17, 2014
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Cuomo cabinet meeting meeting this morning could address state's decision on hydrofracking ~ Watch it live at 11:15 a.m.

According to news reports, a Cuomo administration cabinet meeting this morning should include a public briefing "on a long-awaited Department of Health study on the impact of allowing hydrofracking in New York State."

Watch today's cabinet meeting live, beginning at 11:15 a.m., at http://www.ny.gov/   

 

December 17, 2014
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Focus: Working for you, your family, our community

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

It was truly an honor to be re-elected last month to another term as your New York State Senator.  To each and every resident of the 61st Senate District: Thank you for your continued support and confidence in my ability to represent you in the State Capitol. I am excited to continue to represent you, your family and our community.

Working together, we have made some progress in Albany.  The State Budget has been passed on time now for four consecutive years.  Each one of these budgets has controlled spending, closing a $15 billion budget deficit.  As a result, 49 different tax cuts have been enacted so that $5.6 billion could be returned to taxpayers.

 

December 17, 2014
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Press Release: Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Need For Ethics Reforms In Special Session

The Senate Democratic Conference has consistently called for common sense ethics and campaign reforms and we agree with Governor Cuomo in his call for passing these initiatives immediately. As with all progressive legislation, including the NY-SAFE Act, the Compassionate Care Act, and Marriage Equality, the Senate Democratic Conference stands ready to provide the necessary support to ensure passage.  Ethics and campaign finance reforms should not be a partisan issue. We will continue our fight to clean up Albany and pass strong ethics reforms and we look forwarding to working with any state leader who will join us in these efforts.

December 16, 2014
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Senator Gallivan Honor N.Y. Correctional Officers

OFFICER HELPED RESCUE TWO PEOPLE IN BUS ACCIDENT

 

 

December 16, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Observes Annual Shoe Drive in Syracuse

On the morning of December 15th, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was happy to be there as Discount Shoe Repair owner Ralph Rotella donated more than 7,000 shoes, boots and sneakers to The Rescue Mission of Syracuse, New York.

Mr. Rotella annually collects used shoes from his customers, as well as the general public, then volunteers his time to repair the shoes and donate them to charity.  His shop is located at 116 E. Washington Street in Syracuse.  

December 15, 2014
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CARLE PLACE STUDENTS HELP SENATOR MARTINS BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

 

 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Rushmore Avenue School and Cherry Lane Elementary School in Carle Place to thank students for participating in his annual holiday toy drive. 

December 15, 2014
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NY Sens. Diane Savino and Jose Peralta oppose mayor's bid to shutter horse drawn carriage industry

As reported by the Daily News:

Two Democratic state senators are the latest to come out in opposition to Mayor de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city.

Sens. Diane Savino, the chairwoman of the Senate Labor Committee, and Jose Peralta, the panel’s ranking minority party member, have drafted a letter to de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito expressing their vehement opposition to the council bill to enact the mayor’s plan.

For full article, click here.

December 15, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Thomas Minns as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Thomas Minns of the Stanley Fire Department. Congratulations Thomas and thank you for your service and dedication to Stanley and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Thomas and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

December 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST

It is time once again for, Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s 9th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest for the residents of the Fifth Senate District.

“The Fifth Senate District is filled with majestic sights; an abundance of wildlife and beautiful waterways. This contest will celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds us and bring awareness to the importance of protecting these local treasures,” said Senator Marcellino.

December 15, 2014
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Senator Bill Perkins Proudly Hosts Annual "Celebration Of Hanukkah" Event

On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, please join Senator Perkins as he proudly hosts “A Celebration Of Hanukkah”—in partnership with Old Broadway Synagogue & BINA Cultural Foundation. 

 

The event will begin at 7:00 PM at Old Broadway Synagogue—15 Old Broadway, between 125th and 126th Street.  A kosher reception will follow. 

 

To RSVP please call the office of Senator Perkins at 212.222.7315

December 20, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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