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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMEMBERS SCHIMEL & McDONOUGH, NASSAU POLICE, & CALIFANO FAMILY FORMALLY DEDICATE BRIDGE IN HONOR OF FALLEN NASSAU POLICE OFFICER

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, officers from the Nassau County Police Department, and members of the Califano family today held a ceremony to dedicate the “Police Officer Michael J. Califano Memorial Bridge” in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

November 15, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA BASHES BROOKLYN MUSEUM FOR INTOLERANT & HATEFUL EXHIBIT, CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF MUSEUM DIRECTOR ARNOLD LEHMAN

Senator Andrew Lanza today called out the taxpayer funded Brooklyn Museum for its decision to, once again, exhibit material extremely offensive to Christians. Lanza also called for the resignation of the museum’s Director, Arnold Lehman.

November 14, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Affordable Housing Initiatives for Veterans

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three new initiatives to help veterans obtain affordable housing upon their return to New York State. The Governor is committing $25 million to housing assistance for veterans, giving veterans preference in Section 8 housing, and expanding the state's mortgage assistance program to include active duty service members.

"We called upon our young men and women to serve after September 11, and now we must do all that we can to help them as they return home," Governor Cuomo said. "These programs will aid our veterans as they transition back to civilian life and give them the assistance they need to obtain stable and affordable housing in New York."

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR MARCELLINO RECEIVES BUSINESS COUNCIL’S HIGHEST GRADE IN 2011 VOTERS’ GUIDE REPORT

The Business Council of New York State released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators’ “commitment to improving the state’s economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.” Senator Marcellino received the Business Council’s highest score.

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG RANKED AS TOP “PRO-JOBS SUPPORTER” BY STATE BUSINESS COUNCIL

ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State has lauded Senator Catharine Young as one of the top pro-jobs supporters in the state legislature as part of its 2011 Voters’ Guide.

Senator Young was recognized for working to adopt several jobs and economic growth measures and reforms that were signed into law.

“With Governor Cuomo’s leadership, and a responsive legislature, we saw real fiscal reform, spending restraint, and progress on economic development initiatives,” said Heather Briccetti, acting-president and CEO of The Business Council.

November 14, 2011
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Palmesano will hold community meeting later today in Hornellsville

Hornell, N.Y., November 14—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents that they will hold a community meeting later today in Hornellsville (Steuben County).

Today's meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Hornellsville Town Hall (4 Park Avenue).

November 14, 2011
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Senator Grisanti proudly supports all of the men and women who have served our nation.

Senator Mark Grisanti recently recognized veterans from the 60th Senate District and throughout Western New York, honoring these brave men and women for their dedication to protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

November 14, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN STRONGLY CONDEMNS ACTS OF ANTI-SEMITISM AND HATRED FOUND IN BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD

Golden Offers $1000 Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has issued the following statement in response to racially charged acts of anti-Semitism discovered today in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Senator Golden is matching Councilman Greenfield’s reward offer and posting an additional $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

“To think that in 2011, acts of such religious intolerance are happening on the streets of Brooklyn is not only disturbing, but truly disgraceful. There is no place in our society for acts of racism or religious intolerance and I join with my colleagues in government, and all New Yorkers, in condemning these acts of hatred.

November 14, 2011
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Sen. Klein and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Launch New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

 

Construction and Lab Equipment Purchased with $1M Klein Grant

November 12, 2011
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Sen. Klein, Community Leaders, Launch Blight-Fighting 'Best Of Morris Park' Mural Contest

 

MORRIS PARK, BRONX, N.Y. –  State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), was joined by community leaders and educators in the Morris Park community today to announce an exciting new beautification initiative that will transform blighted railroad bridge abutments into an entryway into the community.

November 12, 2011
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Senator Smith Urges all New Yorkers to Pay Homage to Our Servicemen and Women This Veterans Day

(Queens, NY)- In recognition of Veterans Day, Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) is encouraging all Americans to extend a hand to our brave servicemen and women for their heroic service. “Members of our Armed Forces have made brave sacrifices in the name of our nation’s freedom and for that they should be recognized not only today, but 365 days of the year,” Senator Smith said.

November 11, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending November 13, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding the 2011 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals, remembering and honoring veterans in Hilton, and upcoming events for the week of November 14th. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

November 11, 2011
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NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame 2012 Nominations

 

I want to invite local residents of the 59th district to nominate veterans whose service on behalf of our nation designates them as aninductee of the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.Once you have printed and completed the form, please send it to my office at:

November 11, 2011
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STATE BUSINESS COUNCIL GIVES HIGH MARKS TO SENATOR GOLDEN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)today issued the following statement after being named one of the strongest supporters of the New York State Business Council’s agenda among all state legislators, earning high marks for his legislative efforts geared towards improving the economic climate of New York State.

 

“I thank the New York State Business Council for recognizing my record this legislative session as one highlighted by support for job and economic growth. Throughout my legislative career, and formerly as a small business owner and merchant leader, I have always recognized the importance of economic development and fiscal responsibility.

 

November 10, 2011
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ADDABBO: CITY SHOULD AVOID COSTLY LAWSUITS AND ADDRESS STREET SAFETY

Queens, NY, November 10, 2011 – In light of a recent monetary court decision against the City, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to build awareness to the problem of dangerous conditions on streets within our communities. Before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, the Senator urges City agencies to reconsider their procedures when monitoring unsafe conditions on local streets and intersections when such information and requests for road signs or traffic signals are forwarded by residents.

November 10, 2011
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Taminent Democratic Club Holds 80th Annual Gala

The Queens Gazette wrote about the Taminent Regular Democratic Club's 80th annual dinner dance. Senator Gianaris was glad to be part of this great annual event that honored many well-deserved individuals for their community service.

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club held its 80th annual dinner dance at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. The November 5 gala event honored four distinguished individuals who were recognized as the club’s 2011 Guests of Honor for their outstanding community service.

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November 10, 2011
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SENATOR GIANARIS INVITES YOUNG STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THANKSGIVING CREATIVE CELEBRATION

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris is sponsoring the New York State Senate Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for western Queens elementary schools as part of this year’s holiday. Eligible students are invited to submit a piece of artwork, poem or one-page essay expressing why they are thankful on this Thanksgiving. The program is called “What Are You Thankful For?”and is offered to students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

“As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage all our elementary school students to participate in this fun, reflective program,” Senator Gianaris said. “The program gives students the opportunity to be creative and convey thanks for their family, friends and community. I look forward to seeing all of the imaginative submissions.”

November 10, 2011
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Serrano Supports the Youth Violence Task Force in East Harlem!

Senator Serrano joined Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, community groups, and local youth today for the release of a platform to address youth violence. Mark-Viverito founded the El Barrio/East Harlem Youth Violence Task Force last year to address the growth of youth violence in the East Harlem community. The purpose of the Task Force is to gain greater collaborative efforts between government, law enforcement, non-profits, parents, schools, and the community as a whole to ensure that our youth is engaging in positive outlets.

November 10, 2011
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