Issues: Miscellaneous

IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

You should know that some Members of the New York State Legislature are pushing hard to prevent McDonald’s and certain restaurants from giving out toys to children when they receive their meals unless those meals meet certain standards.

May 9, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REQUIRE IMMEDIATE INVESTIGAT​ION BY LAW ENFORCEMEN​T OF ABUSE IN STATE FACILITIES

Measure Provides Timely Notification to Law Enforcement of Abuse of Children in Residential Care

New York State Senate today passed legislation that would modify current reporting procedures involving the abuse of children in residential care.

The measure (S.6563) guarantees that reports of certain abuse will be immediately forwarded to law enforcement. The passage of this legislation comes amidst the latest announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo of his proposal to establish the Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs.

May 8, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REQUIRE IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF ABUSE IN STATE FACILITIES

Measure Provides Timely Notification to Law Enforcement of Abuse of Children in Residential Care

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie), that would modify current reporting procedures involving the abuse of children in residential care.  

 

May 8, 2012
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NEWS DAY: BALL RECEIVES AWARD FOR SERVICE TO VETS

 

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) received the Special Recognition Award at the annual Military Order of the Purple Heart convention held Saturday, May 5, at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh.

May 8, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets with Judge Judith Kaye and Members of the New York State Bar Association

(May 8, 2012) Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) met with Judge Judith Kaye and members of the New York State Bar Association in Albany today to discuss Youth Courts. 

May 8, 2012
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS FOR 106TH PRECINCT IN OZONE PARK

Queens, NY, May 8, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) released the following statement today:

 

May 8, 2012
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Senator Maziarz's Weekly Update on "Your Voice"

May 7, 2012 - Senator Maziarz talks about date announced for Nik Wallenda's High Wire Walk over Niagara Falls and practice times open to the public. He also talked about money he secured to spruce up Niagara Falls Parks.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Visits Trinity Daycare, Learns How to Help Support Services

Christian | Caring | Safe | Responsible | Reliable. At Trinity Christian Daycare, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean), spent time with children who are cared for with those principles in mind. Under the direction of Mrs. Carol English and her staff, children are provided with a safe, nurturing while they receive a basic education using activities that will help them grow spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally. During her visit, Senator Young spoke with staff about the daycare center, and how she can be helpful in supporting quality daycare services.

May 8, 2012
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Celebrating the Grand Opening of 21 Brix Winery in Portland, NY

On Saturday, April 28, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell celebrated with entrepreneurs Nicki and Kris Kane (left) and Mike and Marion Jordan (right) at the grand opening of 21 Brix Winery in Portland. The ceremony featured wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music played by SaxMan Slim.

May 8, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS AND SENATOR SEWARD IN RENEWING CALL FOR ASSEMBLY TO PASS MEASURES TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Senator James L. Seward and Senator Martin Golden today joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, business groups, and victims to press for the Assembly’s passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of this year’s legislative session. Auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year and has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Honors Orchard Park's Undefeated and 2011 State Champion Varsity Football Team With Senate Resolution

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) presented the members and coaches of the Orchard Park High School Varsity Boys Football team with an official Senate resolution honoring and commemorating their 2011 undefeated season and New York State Championship.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Presents Senate Resolution To Orchard Park Varsity Girls Volleyball, Sec. 6 Champs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) presented the members and coaches of the Orchard Park High School Varsity Girls Volleyball team with an official Senate resolution honoring and commemorating their 2011 Section 6 Regional Championship.

May 8, 2012
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WIVB-TV: Copper thefts on the rise across Western New York

Throughout western New York, Judge Richard Kloch says, “copper theft is on the rise, markedly and alarmingly.”

From idle air conditioners to to live wires, thieves are risking their lives throughout the region. They’re stealing copper to make some green. Judge Kloch says enough is enough.

“To people in front of me, if you’re going to plea to a copper theft, you’re going to jail. Plain and simple. You steal copper, you plead guilty, I’m going to have to put you in jail.”

Research shows these crimes have become crimes of opportunity. Lockport Police Chief Lawrence Eggert says any home or business may be vulnerable.

May 8, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH CONGRATULATE “KEEP A-MERRICK-A BEAUTIFUL” CONTEST WINNERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Fayette Elementary School to congratulate the winners of the annual “Keep A-Merrick-a Beautiful” environmental poster and essay contest.

     The “Keep A-Merrick-A Beautiful” contest is a yearly event for schoolchildren in grades K-8 in Merrick and North Merrick elementary and middle schools which helps students learn about the importance of keeping their community and environment clean.

     “Each of the students did a great job raising awareness about protecting our environment. I’m pleased to congratulate all of them on submitting such outstanding entries,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 7, 2012
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THE PATCH: HOME FROM WAR WITH TBI, VET BATTLES DUI RAP

 

By Tom Bartley

An Iraq combat veteran returns to Peekskill City Court Monday facing a tough choice: plead guilty to driving under the influence of drugs, ending a protracted, costly round of appearances, or demand a trial, which could leave him in legal limbo for another year or more. What separates Alexander A. Lazos from other DUI defendants, at least for now, is his likely defense.

May 7, 2012
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Senate Democratic Conference Pushes for Equitable Disbursement of Aid

After Senate Republicans Ignore Hundreds of School Districts the Senate Democratic Conference Proposes Legislation to Provide $25 Million in Aid to Schools Throughout all of New York State

(Albany, NY) – Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) and his Senate Democratic Conference colleagues today brought a resolution to the Senate floor to provide $5 million in aid to schools.

Last Tuesday, late in the evening, the Republican Majority brought a resolution to the floor that provided almost $10 million to school districts only in Republican districts, without giving Democratic Senators an opportunity to read it before calling for a vote. “All students need the best possible education, not just those in Republican districts,” explained Senator Breslin.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS MASSAPEQUA RESIDENTS IN CALLING FOR CHILD SAFETY ZONE TO PROTECT STUDENTS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Massapequa community at a rally calling on the State Department of Transportation to designate Sunrise Highway as a school safety zone to protect students.

     Senator Fuschillo, who has been working with community members to get the Department to designate the area a school safety zone, informed residents at the rally that he recently received a letter from the State Department of Education supporting the school safety zone designation.

May 7, 2012
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CHAIRMAN BALL TOURS THORNWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Thornwood, N.Y. – (5/5/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) the Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs toured the Thornwood Fire Department this past Saturday. Chief Rich Benkwitt gave Senator Ball the tour after the Thornwood Fire District Annual Inspection Ceremony.

May 7, 2012
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