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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY AT MINEOLA LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for technology improvements at the Mineola Library. 

     The Library will use the funding for technological equipment and upgrades. This includes the purchase of new laptops, PCs, a server, and a printer which will improve the services the Library is able to offer to the Village.

     “By enhancing the services the Library provides to residents, this new technology will benefit the entire Mineola community. I am pleased to support the Library’s efforts to further improve customer service,” said Senator Martins.

December 8, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:20 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM

 

December 8, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of December 8, 2014 ~ 'Many fiscal decisions in new year'

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, "Many fiscal decisions in new year"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the December 7th Corning Leader]

December 8, 2014
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Times Ledger - Avella calls for better benefits for non-uniform 9/11 respondents

Glen Oaks resident Arthur Syken was one of the thousands of first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The New York State Division of Housing employee did not hesitate when the agency needed volunteers “to go downtown.” The very next day, he was working at Battery Park City, not far from the epicenter of the attacks. He was there until mid-winter helping displaced people find a place to stay and giving out information from other city and state agencies.

“I saw a lot of sad things,” he said “Unfortunately, I got sick.”

He is suffering from thyroid cancer and has lost 40 percent of his lung capacity.

December 8, 2014
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Queens Chronicle - College Pt. street cleared

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) reports improved conditions on a College Point street that was littered with industrial parts and construction material.

Since bringing it to the public’s attentiion last month, the area around 124th Street and 28th Avenue has been cleared.

December 8, 2014
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Times Ledger - Avella calls on state to reject tax incentives for Willets Point developers

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has called on the state Department of Conservation to reject an application by the developers of Willets Point for millions of dollars in tax credits.

December 8, 2014
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Times Ledger - Homeowners want to put end to unsolicited real estate offers

They want the phone calls, the mail and the notes at the door to stop.

Homeowners in Queens are tired of receiving unsolicited offers to sell their homes from real estate agents, a headache that started in 2009 when the borough was no longer designated a “cease and desist” area, which allowed residents to be included in an “opt-out” list from getting these solicitations.

“We must have this protection and opt out,” said Ken Winslow, who lived in Jamaica Estates for the past 47 years. “This is just not proper.”

To tackle this problem, property owners reached out to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who promised to introduce legislation next January to put an end to the unwanted real estate solicitations.

December 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN PORT HOLIDAY MAGIC

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited downtown Port Washington to participate in Port Holiday Magic.

     Port Holiday Magic is an annual event to help support local merchants and spread holiday cheer through Port Washington. The event, which was sponsored by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, the Port Washington Business Improvement District, and the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, featured performances by local students, singers at different locations along Main Street, and children’s activities.

December 5, 2014
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December 11, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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December 10, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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December 9, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS FEMA TO DO MORE FOR BROOKLYN IN WAKE OF SUPER STORM SANDY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his learning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not necessarily take into account coastal protections like dunes and sea walls when calculating flood insurance costs for residents:

 

December 5, 2014
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Showing our Respect for the Honorable Herman Badillo

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Showing our Respect for the Honorable Herman Badillo You should know that on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM there will be a Funeral Service for the repose of the soul of the Honorable Herman Badillo at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home located at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York City. 

December 5, 2014
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FREE LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT SENATOR LANZA'S OFFICE

In the recent state budget Senator Lanza secured funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which allows the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Lawyers onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will be available to Staten Islanders on Tuesday, December 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanza's district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville. 

THEY WILL PROVIDE FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE ON ISSUES RELATED TO  FAMILY LAW AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION, INCLUDING:

December 9, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Find out more about a local 'Save Our Hospital' petition drive in support of St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell

[UPDATE, December 10th: "Sign the Petition: Save Our Hornell Hospital"]

A Town Meeting was held on December 4th in Hornell on the future of St. James Mercy Hospital.

[UPDATE, December 5th: Read and watch more on the December 4th meeting from:

December 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS WINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took part in Winthrop University Hospital’s 29th annual tree lighting ceremony. 

     Senator Martins, along with Winthrop Hospital administration, staff, and local community officials, helped four year old Raphael Palmersen of Westbury, one of Winthrop’s Child Life patients, light the tree. The community event also featured musical performances by the Mineola High School Concert Singers.

December 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO ATTEND NEW HYDE PARK KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Legislator Rich Nicolello recently attended the New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’ annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The ceremony has been an annual community tradition for 30 years.

     Senator Martins (right) and Legislator Nicolello (center) are pictured with Grand Knight Thomas Liddy at the New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus.

December 3, 2014
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WBEN: ASSESSING SNOWSTORM RESPONSE - SENATOR PAT GALLIVAN

Seantor Gallivan speaks with John Zack and Susan Rose regarding Snovember storm, storm clean-up, disaster declration and potential FEMA assistance for WNY.  

December 3, 2014
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