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New York State Celebrates Giants’ Super Bowl Victory with Championship License Plate

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

 

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

 

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO VISITS RICHMOND HILL SCHOOL FOR LOCAL RED CROSS SAFETY PROGRAM

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), visited students and staff at PS 273 in Richmond Hill in late January for a special program conducted by the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater NY.  The ARC’s representative, Christian Jimenez,  presented the Scrubby Bear Program (see photos).

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SECURES $2,000 GRANT TO FUND ANNUAL PAWLING FD VENISON DINNER

 

Pawling, N.Y. – (2/4/12) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Pawling Fire Department for some homemade venison!  The Pawling FD’s annual venison dinner turned out department staff and their families for a night of dinner and much deserved downtime.

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PUTS ON HIS BOXING GLOVES

 

Ball Joins Peekskill Youth for Grand Opening of Peekskill Be First Boxing 

February 6, 2012
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Senator Ritchie met with future leaders from Oswego Girl Scout Troop 10072


Senator Ritchie met with future leaders from Oswego Girl Scout Troop 10072.

February 6, 2012
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NEW YORK GIANTS WIN: GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS WIN NEW ENGLAND LOBSTERS, CLAM CHOWDER AND BOSTON CREAM PIE

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) this morning, like the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, are waking up winners.

 

The New York Legislators, who watched the game together among family and friends, last week made a friendly Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts State Representative F. Jay Barrows.

 

February 6, 2012
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February 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Pimp Their Sentences, Sez Queens Pol

As reported by the New York Daily News:

ALBANY — A state senator from Queens is pushing for longer jail sentences for pimps.

Sen. Jose Peralta — with the strong backing of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and women’s advocates — has introduced legislation to reclassify sex trafficking as a violent felony and increase the minimum jail sentence to five years.

“We have to attack prostitution at all levels,” said Peralta, a Democrat whose district includes a prostitution-laden stretch of Roosevelt Ave.

Read full article here

February 6, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of February 6, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WARNS OF SCAM NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY SCAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is warning local residents of a lottery scam brought to the attention of the public by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, involving mail containing fraudulent checks that appear to have been issued by New York State.

 

Senator Golden stated, "I am bringing to the attention of local residents a warning issued by State Comptroller DiNapoli so to make people aware and to put them on alert. Some scams look so real that you would never suspect any wrongdoing and it appears that be the case here.

 

February 6, 2012
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DAILY PEEKSKILL: PEEKSKILL BE FIRST BOXING HOLDS GRAND OPENING

 

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Hundreds turned out Saturday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Peekskill Be First Boxing’s first permanent home in years.

February 6, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL CENTER RECEIVES RADIOLOGY GRANT

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Northern Westchester Hospital staff was handed the keys to a brand new radiology-imaging suite this week, and along with the open door came a large reimbursement check from the state of New York. The check, which amounted to $250,000, was a grant to fund the suite in full.

February 4, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL TO JOIN THE KIDS OF LEWISBORO ELEMENTARY FOR SOME CLOWNING AROUND – LITERALLY!

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/3/2012) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) will join the kids of Lewisboro Elementary for a circus-themed carnival.  The kids will enjoy music, games, face painting, and arts and crafts.  Lunch will be served after 11:00 A.M., with candy and snacks available all day.  The kids will also get the chance to win an iPod and other themed baskets in the children’s raffle.

February 3, 2012
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Sen. Liz Krueger’s Free Events List – February 2012

Sen. Krueger's free events list for February 2012 is available here.

File: 
Free Events February 2012.docx

February 3, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 5th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, expanding the DNA databank in New York State, upcoming events around the community in the week ahead, and CrimeStoppers announces new partnerships and a fundraising campaign. You can download a full-screen version by clicking on the PDF link below.

February 3, 2012
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Senator Maziarz's Weekly Update on "Your Voice"

Senator Maziarz talks this week about the passage of Abbagail's law, the Governor's Budget Proposal and Redistricting

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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LaValle to Community Colleges: Allow Greater Access to Vocational Training to Prevent Failure, Frustration and Students’ Dropping Out.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, chair of the State Senate’s Higher Education Committee, said today that the State’s Community Colleges need to better identify which students are better suited for a vocational rather than an academic track which would save students’ money and time and ensure their continued enrollment and eventual graduation.

“Our community colleges need to provide greater access to vocational training,” Senator LaValle said, “which in turn would prevent students who are currently in remedial courses and failing, the opportunity to pursue a course of study more suited to them.”

February 3, 2012
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