Issues: Miscellaneous

Hurricane Irene Donations Collected Throughout Brooklyn

Hurricane Irene caused widespread damage throughout upstate communities, especially in the Upper Catskills. With damaged roads and bridges, lack of access to supermarkets, inadequate transportation and high gas prices, many residents are going to face critical food and supply shortages in the upcoming months.

 

With the help of City Harvest, Regional Food Bank, and Move for Hunger, GrowNYC is answering this call for help by collecting needed items at Greenmarkets throughout the City. Donations will be distributed to communities most in need by the New York State Regional Food Bank.

 

September 28, 2011
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ADDABBO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS THIS FALL

Thursday Evenings in Queens Libraries at Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village

 

September 28, 2011
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BILLS CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO AID MILITARY, LIBRARIES AND NEW HOMEOWNERS SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Queens, NY, September 27, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) announced the passage of four key pieces of legislation co-sponsored and advocated by him in the State Senate.  Among the 93 bills signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, September 23rd, the Legislature reconfirmed their commitment to help the prosperity of the State and will of the public, including: 

September 28, 2011
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BALL JOINS CLINTON, CUOMO FOR ECONOMIC SUMMIT

(Senator Greg Ball with Chairman of the SAGE Commission Paul Francis at Tuesday’s economic summit in Albany, N.Y.)

 

September 27, 2011
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McDonald Leads Breakout Session at Governor Cuomo’s Economic Development Council

Albany  – Senator Roy McDonald led a breakout session discussion at Governor Cuomo’s economic development council on New York “Success Stories in Technology”, which highlighted New York’s position, economic infrastructure assets, and growth opportunities in emerging technologies.

September 27, 2011
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Planting Day

 

As part of the Million Trees Initiative there will be a day of planting in Marine Park. Volunteers to help with planting trees should arrive between 9 and 10 am.

October 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Planting Day

 

As part of the Million Trees Initiative there will be a day of planting in Marine Park. Volunteers to help with planting trees should arrive between 9 and 10 am.

October 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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NEWEST FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

It is amazing and wonderful to see the donations and help coming from area communities for the victims of Irene and Lee. It has been almost a month since the first of many natural disasters occurred in our area and still, people continue to help. A trailer full of food, water, cleaning supplies, personal items, etc., continues to be at Scott Hall at the Fonda fairgrounds. Area Presbyterian Church youth were supposed to be on a canoe retreat last weekend but switched gears and made the event a mission trip to Schoharie to help clean up buildings. A benefit dinner to help victims in Rotterdam Junction will be held on Oct. 2nd at Carm’s Restaurant, 140 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia.

September 27, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BILL BECOMES LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S4146), which mandates that the Sex Offender Registry must reflect changes in an offender’s treatment or supervision level has become law.
 

September 27, 2011
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Union Settlement Way

Today Senator Serrano joined Union Settlement Association and other elected officials in the official street re-naming of East 104th Street between Second and Third Avenues to "Union Settlement Way."Union Settlement Association has been serving East Harlem since its foundation in 1895 by providing social services and support for the community. As one of East Harlem's largest social service agencies, they provide social work programs for children, adults, and the elderly.

September 27, 2011
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Teens Charged With Sexting Have New Option

By TED PHILLIPS ted.phillips@newsday.com

A new law gives courts an alternative to criminal prosecution of teenagers who exchange explicit cellphone photos of themselves or peers.

The measure, signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, gives courts and prosecutors pursuing "sexting" cases against teenagers the option to have them complete an eight-hour education course, and to have criminal charges dropped.

September 27, 2011
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Senator Golden Promotes the Love Your Block 2012

Senator Golden is happy to announce the Love Your Block grant applications being opened. You can find more information at http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants/love_your_block.html or call the office with questions at 718-238-6044.

A brief excerpt from their website:

Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for our Love Your Block grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.

September 27, 2011
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Table Tennis Grand Slam

Assemblywoman Malliotakis and Senator Golden

vs.

Assemblyman Brook Krasny and Councilman Gentile

October 2, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Senator Adams participates in the 2011 West Indian American Day Parade

Senator Adams participates in the West Indian American Day Parade

 

September 26, 2011
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Friends of Kensington Host 9-11 Candlelight Vigil

Friends of Kensington Host 9-11 Candlelight Vigil

 

 

September 26, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Working Towards Government Efficiency

Government efficiency – for most of us those two words don’t go together. We usually hear about government’s inefficiency. For example, there was the spring report that revealed New York State has an incredible 1,719 vendors that all provide it with pens, paper and paper clips. Or just this past week we heard about Solyndra, the solar panel company that took $535 million in federally guaranteed loans and then went belly-up. (There will be investigations and noise on Capitol Hill but the money will never be recouped.) Whatever the case, it’s enough to infuriate taxpayers and shake their faith in government but it is also what motivated me to enter public service.

September 26, 2011
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