The Queens Gazette wrote about the19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, was there to celebrate Halloween with over 500 children, friends and parents.
Taking a break from the age-old custom of going doorto door trick or treating on Halloween night, more than 500 youngsters, parents and friends attended the 19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Central Lounge owner Nick Neocleous, a member of the UCCA board, provided the venue.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG now has applications online for its Emergency Economic Development Programs for eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million on these programs was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission on October 19.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG crews have now restored 92% of the 109,000 services that were interrupted as a result of the “October Surprise” snowstorm, primarily in the company’s Brewster, Liberty and Mechanicville operating divisions.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former member of the New York City Council, after reviewing the proposed residential parking permit legislation, gave the following statement:
“Unfortunately, the New York City Council is once again trying to pick the pockets of city residents. This is nothing more than another tax on our communities. The idea that someone would have to pay to park in front of their own home is ludicrous.
Senator Serrano joined Assemblywoman Vanessa L. Gibson for a Peace Rally and Panel Discussion in Morris Heights today. This event was a continuation of the Prayer Vigil and Peace Rally that occurred in Morris Heights last month to speak out against the violence that has negatively impacted the community.
“The security and quality of life of the community is of the essence,” said Senator Serrano. “I am pleased that we are all coming together- elected officials, the local precinct, and community members to fight against the violence that has been destroying lives for way too long in this community. However, it doesn't end there. We must continue to give our youth resources and programs where they can make positive contributions and stay off the streets.”
Before Joseph Lhota takes over as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he can expect to hear two phrases from the Lower Hudson Valley’s state senators: “payroll tax” and “forensic audit.”
Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with Assemblyman Jim Conte, the Suffolk County Police Department and the Huntington Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law that will require health insurance providers to offer coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
The legislation will help families afford the expensive health care costs related to treating loved ones with autistic disorders. Under the new law, health insurance companies will be required to provide coverage for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, though coverage may be subject to deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance consistent with those imposed on other benefits.
Senator Andrew Lanza is leading the fight to ensure that Staten Island students will have their yellow school bus service restored. Lanza recently secured passage of his legislation (S.2328) that will require the New York City Department of Education to provide school bus service to ALL students citywide who are in need of transportation. Leaving no stone unturned, Lanza also joined Assemblyman Michael Cusick on additional legislation (S.5897) which will force the City to fill empty school bus seats and give Staten Island its fair share of transportation resources. Please join Senator Lanza in his fight to ensure our children have safe and accessible school bus transportation.
Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is offering a fun and educational quiz in honor of New York State History Month, a time to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of State and local historians.
"November is a great time to reflect on our State’s unique history. New York has played a pivotal role in our nation’s history since its earliest days as a Dutch and British colony. Our State was the scene of many battles fought in the American Revolution, including the crucial victory at Saratoga," Senator Farley said.
Since 1997, November has been officially designated as New York State History Month.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) after meeting with the Department of Sanitation, is pleased to report a return of seven day a week pick-up for corner baskets throughout Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Currently corner baskets are picked up at most six days a week in the area, causing residents and shop owners alike to live some days with dirty, trash covered avenues.
Senator Golden stated the following on the service return:
There is a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.The NYS Labor Department’s “Jobs Express” website takes thousands of jobs listed on the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors.To visit Jobs Express, click here.Currently, the New York State Job Bank has 42,370 job openings. See the breakdown of these jobs below. - Capital District - 2,726- Central New York - 2,373- Finger Lakes - 2,228