Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MANDALAY STUDENTS FOR COLLECTING CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh to thank students for participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Mandalay’s students collected nearly 100 cell phones for the program.

“Mandalay’s students did a terrific job. The nearly 100 cell phones they collected will go a long way in helping bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for their help and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 16, 2011
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November 17, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN!

Letter to the editor:

What a great community we live in! On Saturday November 12th we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 600 Veterans at the Mahopac Fire House. Let me be perfectly blunt: we could not have done it without the outpouring of community support from local businesses, organizations and hundreds of volunteers.

November 16, 2011
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2011 HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

 

With the Holiday season upon us, I would like to invite you to join me in lending your support to my 2011 Holiday Food Drive. 

November 16, 2011
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FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF STATEN ISLAND OFFERS FREE HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NHS of Staten Island will prepare you for homeownership and empower you to make smart decisions throughout the entire process. NHS's certified counselors will coach you through home purchase and provide you with:

Personalized Comprehensive Credit and Budget Analysis

December 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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BUY A SOLDIER DINNER

The U.S. Army’s 436 TC Battalion’s Family Readiness Group is planning its next Family Day for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.

A number of soldiers from the battalion have recently returned from serving overseas or will soon be deployed, and the event will present an opportunity for them to spend an enjoyable, much-deserved day with their families.

The organization’s goal is to ensure that no soldier pay for the event. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.

November 15, 2011
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat Express “Full Support” for Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Occupy Wall St. Movement

(New York, NY) – This morning, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in support of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement.

November 15, 2011
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LaValle: Arts Groups From Port Jefferson to East Hampton Awarded State Grants

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R- Port Jefferson) announced today that the New York State Council on the Arts, (NYSCA) has voted to approve $142,693 in funding for arts and cultural activity to 10 groups in the First Senatorial District.

The groups, many of whom applied for several of the competitive grants, stretch from Port Jefferson’s Theater Three Productions to Guild Hall of East Hampton.

“New York’s cultural organizations are among our State’s most important and treasured education, tourism, and recreation assets,” LaValle said. “NYSCA’s grant awards are a critical component supporting the infrastructure that sustains vibrancy, creativity and economic strength in the State’s communities.”

November 15, 2011
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Business Council Rates LaValle Tops for Commitment to Improving State’s Economy

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.”

New York State Senator Ken LaValle, (R - Port Jefferson), received the council’s highest score.

“Working with Governor Cuomo to enact real fiscal reform, spending restraint and significant economic development initiatives this past session and next,  I remain committed to making our state economy more competitive, which will act as a stimulus for job creation,” Senator LaValle said.

November 15, 2011
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Elected Officials March in Support of Occupy Wall Street Movement

Senator Adams joined Assemblymember Vito Lopez and other elected officials in a march from Brooklyn Borough Hall across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Senator Adams met and spoke to the protesters in Zuccoti Park.

November 15, 2011
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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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