Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Carlucci and Nyack Hospital Want to Help You Protect Yourself From the Flu

 Senator Carlucci and Nyack Hospital are offering a limited supply of free flu shots to residents ages 19 and up.  Please call Senator Carlucci’s office at 845-623-3627 to make an appointment.

Flu shots will be administered on November 3rd from 4-7 PM at the Haverstraw Community Center at 50 West Broad Street.

All residents receiving the flu shot must present valid ID.

November 1, 2011
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SHED THE MEDS

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.

November 1, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Signs Law to Expand Health Care Coverage for Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

November 1, 2011
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Help Restore Yellow School Bus Service For Staten Island Students

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.

November 1, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes New York State History Month

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.

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES RETURN OF SEVEN DAY A WEEK CORNER BASKET PICKUP IN SOUTH BROOKLYN

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:

November 1, 2011
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Need a Job? New Government Website Can Help

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

November 1, 2011
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ADDABBO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT DISTRICT LIBRARIES IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 –  Senator Joe Addabbo is holding mobile office hours at Queens libraries in his district for the further convenience of constituents so they don’t have to make appointments to speak with him about their concerns.  

November 1, 2011
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CENTRAL HUDSON MAKES PROGRESS IN TACKLING HUNDREDS OF WIDESPREAD OUTAGES

 

Bolstered by mutual aid support from as far away as Chattanooga, Tenn., Central Hudson crews continued their steady progress today in the methodical task of restoring service in the aftermath of a powerful storm that dumped up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow onto trees that were still heavy with foliage and left more than 3 million Northeastern homes and businesses without electricity on Saturday.

November 1, 2011
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NYSEG: UPDATE

 

Rochester, NY – NYSEG expects to complete 90% of its power restoration work in the company’s Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, where NYSEG serves 85,000 customers) by the end of Wednesday and the remainder of the work by the end of Friday.

November 1, 2011
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Co-naming of Utica Avenue bet. St. Marks & Bergen to Moses P. Cobb Way

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Senator Adams attended the official co-naming of Utica Avenue between St. Marks and Bergen Street to Moses P. Cobb Way, in honor of the contributions of one of New York City’s First African-American police officers. 

October 31, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS NYC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO SENIOR CENTERS IN NOVEMBER TO ADVISE HOW TO AVOID SCAMS

Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 – During November, NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens)  is pleased to sponsor guest speaker Fred Riley, Senior Community Relations Coordinator for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, to present his lecture at senior centers in the senator's district, advising members how to avoid scams.  Among the topics on Mr. Riley’s agenda are:

October 31, 2011
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ADDABBO: WE’VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK IN ALBANY

Queens, NY, October 31, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), reports to his constituents that while the legislative session that ended in June was very successful, there is still much work left to be done in Albany and that is why the senator believes the state legislators should return there to finish its business.

October 31, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS BOOK DRIVE TO BENEFIT P.S. 3 LIBRARY

Senator Andrew Lanza is hosting a book drive to benefit Public School 3 on Staten Island. The book drive begins Tuesday, Nov. 1st and continues until Thursday, Dec. 15th. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Senator Lanza’s Elltingville office located at 3845 Richmond Ave. Residents are encouraged to donate new or used children’s books, appropriate for students in grades K-5, to benefit P.S. 3’s library.

 

October 31, 2011
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March From End to End for the 99%

From Washington Heights to Wall Street, join us as we march through our communities, starting from the Northern Tip of Manhattan to Zucotti Park, where we will join the Occupy Wall Street protest in Solidarity.

November 7, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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New "JOBS EXPRESS" Website to Help Unemployed New Yorkers Find Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of "Jobs Express," a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.

The site 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, go to http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.

October 31, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 31, 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..."

October 31, 2011
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