Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN BRINGS AWARENESS TO IMMIGRANT RESTITUTION FUND

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is providing information regarding the Immigrant Restitution Fund established by the New York State Attorney General to compensate individuals who were defrauded by two of the nation’s largest immigration services organizations – the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc (IIF) and the International Professional Association Inc., (IPA).

 

Senator Golden has been contacted by the New York Legal Assistance Group to help increase awareness of the claim form deadline of Thursday, October 23, 2014. The forms, available in both English and Spanish, can be submitted online or via regular mail, and can be found at http://nylag.org/ipa.

 

September 15, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Jewish Music & Cultural Fest

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Sid Lipton, the organizer of the Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, which was held on September 14, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center in DeWitt.   

September 15, 2014
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Senator Klein and City Islanders Celebrate Second Annual Clam Chowder Festival

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined City Island restaurant owners and residents at Hawkins Park Sunday afternoon for Klein’s 2nd Annual City Island Clam Chowder Festival. The chowder festival took place during the annual City Island Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Fall Fair. Fair goers enjoyed samples of chowders from participating local restaurants and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Three awards were given: People’s Choice Chowder; best Manhattan Clam Chowder; and best New England Clam Chowder.

September 15, 2014
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Sen. O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of September 15, 2014 ~ 'An economy still going hungry'

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, "An economy still going hungry"

September 15, 2014
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The Actions of Melissa Mark-Viverito

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161The Actions of Melissa Mark-ViveritoYou should know that here in the United States of America, every citizen has been taught to face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart when “The Star Spangled Banner” is played or sung, and when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited. Our salute is directed to the flag of the United States.  This sign of respect is done by any good citizen during public ceremonies when the national anthem is played and the flag is displayed.  People even stand up and honor the national anthems of other countries when their national anthems are played and their flags are displayed.  

September 15, 2014
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September 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Malta Fire Department

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with members of the Malta Fire Department on Sept. 13th.

September 14, 2014
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What are you thankful for this year?

Please submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in our Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 24, 2014.

September 14, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Opening Ceremonies for Festa Italiana

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped kick off Festa Italiana during a press conference on the steps of Syracuse City Hall on September 12, 2014.  Festa Italiana features a vast variety of great Italian foods, musical acts and entertainment. An Italian flag-raising ceremony was held at City Hall. 

Fest Italiana runs Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th.  For more event information, visit www.festaitaliana.bizland.com.

 

 

 

September 12, 2014
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Pitbull Meets Pitbull

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with rapper, Pitbull, at the 2014 New York State Fair.

Senator DeFrancisco has been referred to as the "pit bull" for his strong advocacy style.  He also recently was advertised as John "The Pit Bull" DeFrancisco in his boxing match against Ray Rinaldi, called the Fight for a Future, to raise funds for youth athletic programs.  

Now the pitbulls have met.  However, there is no truth to the rumor that Senator DeFrancisco is going to launch a singing career. 

September 12, 2014
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October 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Golden to host Build It Back Customer Service

Build it back will be bringing their customer service team to Gerritsen Beach to answer questions on status update, collect paperwork and more.

October 24, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Golden to host Build It Back Customer Service

Build it back will be bringing their customer service team to Gerritsen Beach to answer questions on status update, collect paperwork and more.

September 26, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES EXTENSION OF WTC DISABILITY LAW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to solidify New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and sign legislation, S7628-A/A9562-A, (GOLDEN/ABBATE) into law.

 

S7628-A/A9562-A, approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature, would amend State law governing injuries and illnesses suffered due to participation in the rescue, recovery and cleanup in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This legislation would reopen the notice of participation, and extend the deadline in which to file as having a World Trade Center related condition, for those yet to submit an application.

 

September 12, 2014
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Thomas Bull Park, Orange County, September 11, 2014

The 9/11 Ceremony at the Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park for 2014 was a time to remember that horrific day and the courage and unselfishness of those who lost their lives saving so many.  Senator Bonacic spoke to the fact that our world continues to be a more dangerous place, and we must not be complacent in facing our enemies. "There were many family members attending the ceremony to honor the courage and sacrifice of their loved ones, and we pledged to never forget those who died helping others," said the Senator.

September 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS VILLAGE OF MANORHAVEN IN REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS AND HEROES OF 9/11

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) joined with the Village of Manorhaven in Port Washington in remembering those who were taken from us on September 11, 2001.

     The ceremony is an annual tradition which the Village sponsors to honor the memory of the September 11th victims and pay tribute to the heroes who helped rescue others from danger. The event was held at Manorhaven Village Hall.

 

September 12, 2014
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Local 9/11 ceremony honors Steuben County emergency services volunteers

There was a great turnout in Bath last night at a ceremony to honor Steuben County emergency services volunteers who went to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Read more in today's Corning Leader, "Steuben ceremony honors Sept. 11 first responders"

September 12, 2014
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Salute Our National Anthem on its Bicentennial

Two hundred years ago during the night of Sept. 13th - 14th, the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write “Star Spangled Banner,” which became our National anthem. The song became popular and, over time, it was played at increasingly large-scale public ceremonies, such as parades and sporting events. President Wilson, in 1916, had it played at military ceremonies, causing it to become the unofficial National Anthem. In 1931, Congress passed legislation to officially make it the National Anthem.

September 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS MINEOLA COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING THOSE TAKEN FROM US ON 9/11

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) joined with the Village of Mineola at their September 11th Memorial Ceremony in remembering those who were taken from us on September 11, 2001.

     The ceremony is an annual tradition which the Village sponsors to honor the memory of the September 11th victims and pay tribute to the heroes who helped rescue others from danger. The event was held in Memorial Park.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he delivers the keynote address at the Village of Mineola’s September 11th Memorial Ceremony.

 

September 11, 2014
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