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December 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Solvay Library's Holiday Open House

On Sunday, December 4, 2011, Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended a holiday open house at Solvay Library.  He is pictured with Board of Trustees President Lorraine Page and Solvay Library Director Cara Burton.

December 5, 2011
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Palmesano to hold community meeting in Penn Yan later today

Penn Yan, N.Y., December 5—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) will hold a community meeting in Penn Yan (Yates County) on Monday, December 5, 2011.

Today’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Penn Yan Village Hall (111 Elm Street).

December 5, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 5, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

December 5, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS MERRICK CHAMBER AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CELEBRATING GRAND OPENING OF NEW SMALL BUSINESS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with representatives from the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and other local officials in celebrating the grand opening of one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, Merrick Pediatric Dentistry.

Senator Fuschillo, along with Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Nassau County Legislators Norma Gonsalves and Dave Denenberg, joined the Merrick Chamber in congratulating Dr. Rania Elbaz and wishing her many years of success.

Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, located at 1469 Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is a child-friendly office which focuses on helping children maintain good dental and oral health and teaching them about good dental habits to keep their teeth healthy.

December 2, 2011
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WILLIAM RALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back center) visits with the William Rall Elementary School Student Council, as well as student council advisors Valerie Dietrich (back right) and Dawn Masterson (back left), to talk with them about his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.  The student council will be participating in the program by holding a collection drive at the school.  

December 2, 2011
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Elected Officials and Immigration Advocates Stand Up for the Rights of Immigrant Families

(Bronx, NY)-  On Thursday, December 1st, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson (D-Bronx), and Councilmember Helen Diane Foster (D-Bronx) held an immigration forum in the Highbridge Community in the Bronx. The event featured a three part discussion on Secure Communities (S-Comm), Immigrant Rights, and Paths to Citizenship. 

December 2, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending December 4th, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, the 2011 Job Fair for Business and Techincal Professionals is coming up on Thursday, December 8th, Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing opening in Parma, and some of the events taking place around the community in the week ahead. Click the link below to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

December 2, 2011
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Senator Martins 3 on 3 Neighborhood Journal

Senator Jack Martins hosted a day of fun and exercise at the Dutch Broadway School. The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament was open to students from 5th grade through college. This year there was also a soccer clinic. And high school and college kids were able to participate in 7-on-7 football games.

December 1, 2011
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Stay Informed to Keep Your Family Safe

Dear Friends:

“Be Prepared.”

It’s an age-old motto used by the Boy Scouts and members of the US Coast Guard to remind them that emergencies can strike anytime—and often without much warning.

I want to make you aware of one way that you can help keep your home, family, business and community safe.

NY-Alert is a free, early-warning program that sends text messages, emails and even phone calls to advise you of serious hazards that can threaten safety and property.

December 1, 2011
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Giving Thanks

The Queens Gazette wrote about the 22nd GHOA's Thanksgiving Meal giveaway which was held at the organization’s headquarters, 23-49 31st St. this year. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, volunteered to distribute meals to the elderly, the poor, the homeless and the lonesome in our community.

While millions of Americans spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the warm surroundings of home with family and friends, an equal number, including many throughout the city, experienced just the opposite.

December 1, 2011
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Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving @ Brooklyn College

Senator Eric Adams, along with Congressman Edolphus Towns, Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Councilwoman Letitia James, Councilman Jumaane D.Williams and Healthfirst, sponsored the annual Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.  Various gospel soloists and ensembles showcased their talent and expressed thanksgiving through song and dance.

December 1, 2011
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Meet One-On-One With Financial Experts At The New Fundamentals Of Accessing Capital Forum

Own a small businesses? Having diffculty accessing capital?

Meet one-on-one with financial experts at the New Fundamentals of Accessing Capital Forum.

Over 20 financial firms are participating. Seeking to grow your business, but need advice and capital?

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

33 Liberty Street New York, NY 10045

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

The Fed will match you with financial representatives to receive feedback on your business plan and advice on financing.

To register, click here:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/events/regional_outreach/2011/1214_2011.html

December 14, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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DEC extends public comment period on the future of the Marcellus Shale

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced yesterday that the comment period for the public to weigh in on the future of the Marcellus Shale until January 11, 2012.

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December 1, 2011
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