Issues: Miscellaneous

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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January 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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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 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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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

With a pending Nor'easter I wanted to provide you with contact number's where you can seek assistance during power outages or other emergencies.

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-emergency requiring Police Response

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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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 15, 2014 ~ 'A locally grown economic engine for NY'

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, "A locally grown economic engine for NY"

December 15, 2014
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONX

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 15, 2014  STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONXBronx, NY - New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with Mr. Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating Christmas in The Bronx by giving free toys to needy children.This unique event, for the second year in a row, will take place on Wednesday, December 17th, at 4:00 PM in the Auditorium of I.S. 216 Rafael Hernandez School located at 977 Fox Street (Corner of Westchester and Tiffany), Bronx, New York.

December 15, 2014
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School Resource Officers return to Akron Central School through State funding

Akron, NY- School Resource Officers (SRO) are once again assigned to Akron Schools thanks to funding secured for the District with the help of State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer.  Two part-time Akron Police Department officers began their SRO function in November.  The funding covers all compensation costs to place the officers.

 

Superintendent of Akron Schools, Mr. Kevin Shanley, personally expressed his thanks to Senator Ranzenhofer during a brief visit by Ranzenhofer to the District.

 

December 15, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads Holiday Stories to Students at Main Street School

On Friday, December 12, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was a guest reader at Main Street School in North Syracuse, part of the school's annual Cookies with Santa event.

December 12, 2014
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STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN’S TESTIMONY TO THE MTA

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Member of the MTA Capital Review Board, released the following testimony given to the MTA at their hearing in Brooklyn regarding the proposed fare hikes:

 

December 11, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: December 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for December is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

File: 
Community Bulletin - December 2014

December 11, 2014
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