Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES MAJOR LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE TO COMBAT CRIMINAL STREET GANGS

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has introduced the New York State Criminal Street Gang Act, major legislation that targets criminal street gangs and their activities in this State. 

The bill has two major focuses — criminalizing the activity of street gangs in a significant and comprehensive way, coupled with a major effort to educate youths and prevent the growth of the gangs through anti-gang training and curriculums and activities in schools and funding for not for profit agencies that work with at-risk youths.  

January 20, 2015
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Garret Waldron as "Firefighter of the Week"

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

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

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

January 20, 2015
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Standing Up for Our Second Amendment Rights

“The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed”

Dear Friend,

These words, penned by our founding fathers so many years ago, are not hard to understand… and they should never be up for debate. For over 40 years, I made a career in our community under the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and I believe our Second Amendment rights are just as important. That’s why one of my first official acts as your State Senator was to sign-on to S.1193, a bill to fully repeal the SAFE Act.

January 20, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Thoughts As We Honor Dr. King

     I grew up in what can only be described as a blue collar household, in a community where a premium was placed on hard work, self sufficiency, and respecting authority in all forms - parents, teachers, elders, and the police. There was no backtalk or mouthing off and certainly no attacking those in authority. It wasn't even imaginable.

January 20, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of January 19, 2015 ~ "Take the 'new' out of 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..."

January 19, 2015
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the holiday commending the life and extraordinary achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation's most beloved and influential civil rights leaders. 

For many, Dr. King's message of peace, justice and equality resonates this year in graphic ways. Amid nationwide marches, cries for criminal justice reform, and the movie "Selma," we are simultaneously reminded of how far we've come and how far we have yet to go. 

January 19, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Honors Young Eagle Scout

Senator Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) took part in a celebration in Lockport Saturday as the Cambria Boy Scout Troop 8 honored one of its exceptional members. Logan Slother earned the honorable status of Eagle Scout during a ceremony with family, friends and other scout members. Logan devoted many hours serving his community for this highly coveted position.

“It’s important to shine light on those like Logan, who exemplify many leadership qualities,” said Sen. Ortt. “Logan has a very bright future ahead of him. I’m honored to be a part of this ceremonious event and look forward to what the future holds for Logan.”

January 17, 1:10 PM - 1:10 PM
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Affordable Housing Crisis Community Meeting

“Affordable Housing Now!” was the cry on Thursday, January 15, at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ft. Greene where Senator Velmanette Montgomery had called a Community Meeting with local and city officials, housing advocates, and several hundred local residents. “This year all the important rent laws and  many of the affordability stimulus programs are up for renewal,” Senator Montgomery explained. “Our people have to make their voices heard if we’re going to be sure of passing these bills, and that’s just trying to barely keep our heads above water on this issue!”

File: 
The 25th NYS Senate District Call To Action Guide to Preserving Affordable Housing 2015.pdf

January 16, 2015
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Statement from Senator Venditto Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Monday, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day where we commemorate the great sacrifices made by Dr. King and other leaders of the civil rights movement in their efforts to ensure that each one of us can enjoy the rights and liberties we all deserve as Americans.”

In honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I share the following quote from Dr. King's Lincoln Memorial Address on August 28, 1963: “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

 

January 16, 2015
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STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 77TH STREET BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES

The District Office of Community Board Ten has been notified that on January 30, 2015 from 9am to 4pm - 77th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a crane operation at 574 77th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.  Companion DOB permit was approved to replace 6 cell tower antennae on roof.

 

Raindate is set for February 3, 2015.  

January 16, 2015
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THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT

This Monday, we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American hero who helped lead the civil rights movement and devoted his life to the fight for justice and equality.

Dr. King forcefully and eloquently shared his dream for our country, and helped inspire a nation to grow, change and move forward for a brighter future.

January 16, 2015
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Monday Is MLK Day

Please note that government offices, schools and libraries will be closed on Monday January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the web site for the NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance at http://www.nyking.org/

In addition, the New York State Museum has an online presentation regarding a speech that Dr. King gave in New York City in 1962 .Visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/mlk/ for more information.

January 16, 2015
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Remembering the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Senator Serino Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

January 16, 2015
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Greetings from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 19, 2015, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and to all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on as we commemorate his life. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.

January 16, 2015
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Mary Cariola Children's Center Opens New Residence

I was pleased to join Mary Cariola Children's Center to help them celebrate the completion of its latest residence center on East River Road. This new home will provide a safe and caring living environment to its six residents and the staff working there. Congratulations to everyone at Mary Cariola Center!

January 16, 2015
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Fund North Shore Bus Rapid Transit

Petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo 

This petition will be delivered to:

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Mayor of New York City

Bill de Blasio

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

To sign petetion please click link below.

Tell Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to invest in better, faster and more efficient mass transit on Staten Island! Bring Bus Rapid Transit to the North Shore!

 

For years, Staten Island has been shortchanged by the MTA, leaving our neighborhoods without the mass transit they need.

January 16, 2015
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2015 Constituent Questionnaire

 

As your representative in the New York State Senate, I believe we can make New York a better place for our families to live and work. To best represent your needs and interests, I need your input.

January 16, 2015
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2015 Priorities - Turning NY Into A True Masterpiece

ONEONTA, 01/15/15 – In media conferences across his district kicking off the 2015 session of the New York State Senate, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today detailed his legislative priorities designed to meet the most pressing needs of his constituents.  Among Seward’s priorities – tax cuts, economic development and job creation initiatives, infrastructure improvements, education aid, safeguards for police, and repealing the NY-SAFE Act.

January 16, 2015
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Senator Venditto Congratulates the Massapequa Mustangs Youth Football Team

Massapequa, NY- New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently honored the Massapequa Mustangs Youth Football team for winning the 2014 NCYFL Sr Division Champions. Senator Venditto, is pictured above with the winning players and cheerleaders.

January 16, 2015
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