Issues: Miscellaneous

April 22, 2015
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Release: Avella Denounces Plans for Vacant Whitestone Lot

(QUEENS, NY) State Senator Tony Avella today called on the developer of a vacant lot in Whitestone to immediately abandon recently-announced plans to construct more than 100 townhomes on the property.

Edgestone Group, LLC, which owns the 15-acre lot located at 151-45 6th Road, announced at a meeting Tuesday night that the company plans to build 107 townhouses on the empty site, formerly known as the Bayrock property. This plan would bring a total of 203 new residential units to the neighborhood, nearly four times the number of units that was agreed upon in 2008 when the community board and City Council negotiated a plan for 52 single-family homes to be constructed at the site.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Bonacic meets with the International Fragrance Association

Senator Bonacic  met with representatives from the International Fragrance Association today, April 22nd, in his Albany office. The topic of discussion focused on the role that the industry plays in New York State and the 42nd Senate District. One of the meetings participants was Kelli Heinz, who works for Bell Flavors and Fragrances in Middletown, NY.

April 22, 2015
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New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner to Meet with Hispanic Elected Officials in the Bronx

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner to Meet with Hispanic Elected Officials in the BronxYou should know that this Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 noon the Honorable Meera Joshi, Commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will be visiting my District Office, located at 900 Rogers Place in Bronx County, for an exclusive meeting with some elected officials to discuss problems facing the taxi’s non-medallion industry and its drivers.

April 22, 2015
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses EPIC Drug Program, Senior Citizen Issues, Education, and 2015-2016 State Budget.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Blue Friday Is April 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) has the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State. This year, the event is slated for Friday, April 24th.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Young Secures $150,000 Grant To Assist With Renovations to Bradner Stadium

SAM grant funding will help the City of Olean with the next phase of renovations to the facility

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced today that she has secured a $150,000 grant to assist the City of Olean with completion of the renovation and rehabilitation of Bradner Stadium.

 

The city will receive the new grant, made available through the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program (SAM), to complete the rehabilitation and improvement of the historic stadium which currently plays home to athletic teams from the Olean City School District, the Jamestown Community College Jaguars’ soccer team, the Olean Oilers, and the Southern Tier Diesel.

 

April 21, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Community Wellness Day

Senator Skelos is pleased to invite you to a Wellness Day being sponsored by his office featuring a Free General Health Screening by South Nassau Communities Hospital.  

May 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week" in New York State ~ Welcome Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup, professional driver Colin Braun to the Capitol ~ Watch Senator O'Mara's tribute

Albany, N.Y., April 21—Both houses of the Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week"

Albany, N.Y., April 21— Both houses of the New York State Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Partners With Emma S. Clark Library To Benefit Three Village Community

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited with the staff of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library to view the facility’s impressive state-of-the-art Technology Center. The library utilized $10,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured to offset the cost of the refurbished center including the acquisition of new computer equipment.

April 21, 2015
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CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN - BELT (SHORE) PARKWAY TRAFFIC SHIFT - BAY RIDGE AVENUE

Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, the two eastbound lanes on the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be shifted to the left, (to the newly completed center section of the Belt Parkway Bridge) at Bay Ridge Avenue. The two lanes on the westbound roadway will remain in their current configuration. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the current eastbound section of the bridge in order to begin the fourth stage of the bridge rehabilitation.

April 21, 2015
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