Issues: Miscellaneous

STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

       The welcome news that the military forces of the United States killedterrorist leader Osama bin Laden hopefully brings a measure of peace andclosure to thousands of New Yorkers, including many of my constituents, wholost loved ones, neighbors and friends on September 11th.  Their lives willnever be the same because of bin Laden’s actions, but after almost tenyears, justice has finally been done.

       I commend the President for taking decisive action and I want tothank the men and women of our armed forces who have tirelessly pursued binLaden for almost a decade, as well as all Americans serving overseas, whoare putting their lives in danger in the name of freedom.

May 2, 2011
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45 Years of Dedicated Fire Department Service

Oaks Corners - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor of speaking to the

May 2, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH HONOR SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Seaford High School to congratulate the Vikings football team on capturing the 2010 Nassau County Conference IV Championship. 

May 2, 2011
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News From Senator Malcolm A. Smith

Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) was joined by Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood) and Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) for a tour of  the St. Albans Community Living Center along with NYC Comptroller John Liu.

 

May 2, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of May 2, 2011

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

May 2, 2011
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Statement From Senator Jose Peralta Regarding the Death of Osama Bin Laden

"The world is a safer place today thanks to the courageous men and women fighting around the globe in defense of our freedom and the determination of their commander in chief, President Obama. 

Amidst the joy on this great day for the United States, we should keep in our thoughts and prayers the thousands of victims of Osama Bin Laden’s depravity and hate. I hope that this is a day of at least some solace for their loved ones."

May 2, 2011
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Statement From Senator Malcolm A. Smith

 May 1, 2011 is a day that all Americans will remember as the end of a dark era in our country's history.  Exactly 8 years after our former President prematurely declared: "Mission Accomplished," this President has delivered on the promise to capture Osama Bin Laden and bring justice to the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01. I applaud the efforts by President Obama, our National Intelligence agencies, and our international partners in this effort. Although the death of Osama Bin Laden will not bring back to life any of his innocent victims, we as Americans, can take solace in knowing that Al Qaeda is no more.  

May 2, 2011
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Senator LaValle Names Southampton’s Nicole Behrens a Woman of Distinction From First Senatorial District, Statewide Capitol Fete May 24.

“Nicole Behrens,  survived 10 years of violence against her by her own husband, in her own home and – with tremendous courage –  rose above that experience and lifted her daughter with her  to not only escape the life of violence and devastation, but to then give back tremendously and consistently to the community.”

excerpt from nominating letter to NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

May 2, 2011
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Senator Adriano Espaillat Congratulates President Obama and U.S Armed Forces for Bringing Osama Bin Laden to Justice

**Statement**

Senator Adriano Espaillat Congratulates President Obama and U.S Armed Forces for Bringing Osama Bin Laden to Justice

(New York, NY) – Tonight, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the September, 2001 attacks in New York:

“Tonight is a great night for all New Yorkers and in fact all Americans who were victimized by Osama Bin Laden, a mass murderer and the leader of Al-Qaeda. I congratulate President Barack Obama and our heroes in the United States Armed Forces.

May 2, 2011
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JAM: Healthy Eating Habits

Senator Stewart-Cousins and the Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority hosted the latest installment of the JAM Program this week at Schlobohm Houses in Yonkers. The topic was healthy eating choices and physical fitness and included activities led by Certified Personal Trainer Taniya Brandon and Health and Nutrition Consultant Kyira Harris. The participants took part in an exercise routine that included jumping jacks, pushups and lunges, and learned about identifying good and bad foods. At the end, they enjoyed a healthy smoothie that included spinach, blueberries, mango and pineapple.

April 29, 2011
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The West Side Spirit: Gay Marriage Bill Nears the Goal Line

Gov. Cuomo’s push, plus public opinion shift, raises bill’s chance of passage

By Megan Finnegan

April 29, 2011
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Nursing Students From the 4th Senate District Visit Albany to Discuss Merits of Bill

Nursing Students from the 4th Senatorial District met with Senator Owen H. Johnson recently to discuss the merits of a bill requiring RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of licensure.Photograph (left to right): Aneta Gorazda, Lindenhurst; Natalie Gayle, West Babylon; Sarah Johnson, Bay Shore; Sandra Rosario, Bay Shore; Christie Traynor, Bay Shore; John Jay Bove, Chief of Staff; and Senator Owen H. Johnson.

April 29, 2011
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NY Coalition for Recreational Fishing Honors Senator Johnson

Members from the NY Coalition for Recreational Fishing, Inc. (NYCRF) traveled to Albany recently to recognize Senator Owen H. Johnson for his efforts on behalf of recreational fishing.  From left to right: Ed Simeone; President William Young, NYCRF; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Captain Stuart Paterson.

April 29, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 1st

Click on the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, and important message as we celebrate Mother's Day next weekend, Northwest Savings Bank continues its expansion in our area, and some of the great events taking place around the district this week.

April 29, 2011
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Seventeenth Annual Bay Shore Summit

Senator Owen H. Johnson recently joined elected officials, dignitaries and Bay Shore and Brightwaters residents at the 17th Annual Bay Shore Summit to celebrate the triumph of the school and business communities, the transformation of downtown Bay Shore, and to honor the Summit’s founder, retiring School Superintendent Dr. Evelyn Blose Holman.Senator Johnson also spoke about additional school aid funding restored to Long Island Schools in the State Budget and legislation he has introduced in the Senate (S.2635) to allow for the transfer of the Bay Shore Armory to the Bay Shore Union Free School District for a nominal fee.  Bay Shore intends to use the property for educational purposes to meet the needs of the school district.

April 29, 2011
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State Senator Lee M. Zeldin Visits the Bayport-Blue Point Library

State Senator Lee Zeldin recently visited with the Bayport-Blue Point Library Director, Mike Firestone (Above Right). Pictured here is the library's "Origami Crane Tree", created by staff and members of the local community who folded 1,300 origami cranes as part of a disaster relief effort in conjunction with the clothing manufacturer, OshKosh B'Gosh. The company has pledged to donate one piece of clothing to the victims of the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan for every crane folded.

April 29, 2011
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Senator Martins Wishes Chabad of Port Washington a Happy 20th Anniversary

On Thursday, April 28, Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Chabad of Port Washington where he met with Rabbi Shalom Paltiel and Sara Paltiel and congratulated them on the Chabad’s 20 years in Port Washington.

Rabbi Paltiel welcomed Senator Martins as they discussed the ongoing projects in the Chabad as well as the issues important to the Jewish community. Rabbi Paltiel showed Senator Martins the Synagogue and then took the Senator to the Florence Brownstein Pre-School.

April 29, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Officially Opens His New Ontario County Satelite Office

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was joined by hundreds of people Wednesday for the official opening of the Senator's Ontario County Satelite Office. The office is located in Downtown Canandaigua on Bristol Street, and comes at no additional expense to the taxpayers.

April 28, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Student Photography Contest Entries

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) would like to invite all students who reside in the community and who are in the eighth grade and above to take part in his 4th Annual Community Photography contest.  This contest will focus on photographs of community-based events and will allow students to showcase their hometown or school. 

April 28, 2011
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