Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator DeFrancisco Tours Site of Honeywell Cleanup Project at Onondaga Lake

Honeywell Inc. is in the process of cleaning up pollution in and around Onondaga Lake.  On Friday, September 16th, Senator John DeFrancisco took a tour of the project site.

September 16, 2011
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International Police Association's Friendship Week

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a New York State Flag to retired Nassau County Police Detective George Duguid and his wife, Diane of Deer Park.  The flag was taken to the International Police Association’s Friendship Week in Edinburgh, Scotland by the Duguids on August 5, 2011 where it was proudly displayed alongside the American flag to represent all New Yorkers on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Over 120 police officers from nine countries attended.

September 16, 2011
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Serrano Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Metropolitan Hospital

Senator Serrano celebrated Hispanic Heritage with Metropolitan Hospital.   The event featured health education and screenings, cultural exhibits, music, food and entertainment. “Health disparities remain extremely high for minority residents. Although our hospitals have been threatened with budget cuts, the administration and staff at Metropolitan Hospital continues to demonstrate  how essential their services are in to this community.”The theme of the event was "Keeping the Promise: Unity, Strength and Leadership, " and it was widely attended by local leaders, residents and community organizations.

September 16, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO STATEMENT ON THE FEEDING THE CHILDREN EVENT

I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with Feed the Children in order to address the growing issue of people living in poverty. At the event, families were given boxes of food, toiletries and Avon Products all totaling approximately $160.00 The long and lingering effects of the recession have caused families to struggle to put food on the table; they don’t have the purchasing power to help the economy recover. Food pantries across my district have informed me that the increasing number of individuals they feed is now more diverse than ever before.

September 16, 2011
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Senator Klein, Community, Announce New Security Cameras At Van Nest Park

Cross-County Bank Funds Installation of Crime Deterring Devices

September 16, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending September 18, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, 3rd graders in Hilton and Greece receive new dictionaries for the 2011-2012 school year, remembering September 11th, and upcoming events around the district for the week ahead. Click on the pdf link to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

September 16, 2011
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Solemnity Rules At Blvd’s Co-naming

Queens Tribune wrote about the renaming of the "Boulevard of Bravery" at 65th Street and Queens Boulevard. Senator Gianaris spoke at the event. 

Bagpipes and beating drums brought 65th Street and Queens Boulevard in Woodside to a solemn silence on Sept. 9. The “Boulevard of Death” turned silent.

Honoring the firefighters of Rescue 4 who lost their lives in the line of duty and on Sept. 11, 2001, local elected officials and community members gathered with the families of the fallen to enshrine the bustling thoroughfare as “The Boulevard of Bravery.”

Although the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks rehashed the devastation caused that day, some elected officials paused to ensure that the memory of each first responder will live on.

September 15, 2011
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BONACIC TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION REQUIRING PHONE COMPANIES TO DISCLOSE SERVICE INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that he will introduce legislation requiring phone companies regulated by the State Public Service Commission (PSC) to disclose information to the public.  

September 15, 2011
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Governor Cuomo & U.S. Treasury Department Announce $55 Million in Federal Funding for Small Business Credit Programs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved New York's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) application. This will allow the state to access $55.4 million in federal money to fund three new small business lending programs.

September 15, 2011
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Urgent Call to Action: 12 AmeriCorps Volunteers Needed by Sept 23

Help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters by working as an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross in Greater New York!

The American Red Cross in Greater New York is looking to fill 12 positions that are part of its AmeriCorps State program.

September 15, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PRESENTS STATEN CX, NYC'S ONLY BICYCLE CYCLOCROSS RACE, TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 12, 2011 AT WOLFE'S POND PARK

Staten CX will combine thrilling races, fun activities for kids, local food vendors, and support for local charities 

November 12, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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September 15, 2011
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Community meetings scheduled next week in Bath, Corning

Bath, N.Y.—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) will hold a series of community meetings across the region in the coming weeks, beginning next week with public forums in Bath and Corning.

September 15, 2011
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September 24, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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September 17, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Bronx Constituent Hours

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September 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL, KRUEGER JOUST OVER NEED FOR SPEED ON HEALTH EXCHANGE (WITH AUDIO)

by Casey Seiler

Sens. Greg Ball and Liz Krueger debated the state’s creation of a health benefit exchange, one of the major items left dangling at the end of the 2011 legislative session, on Susan Arbetter’s “Capitol Pressroom” on Wednesday morning. Depending on who you talk to, the exchange — required by the federal Health Care Reform Act — is either the camel’s nose under the tent of Obamacare or an absolutely necessary resource to reduce the cost of health insurance for small businesses.

September 15, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP STILL HOLDING UP INSURANCE-EXCHANGE LEGISLATION

 

Posted by: Cara Matthews

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

September 15, 2011
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