Issues: Miscellaneous

Local woman receives Presidential Citizens Medal -- read Senator O'Mara's statement, watch White House ceremony

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 20, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information at Tribes Hill

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

Pictured with Senator Hugh T. Farley are John Laurent from the NYS Comptroller’s Unclaimed Fund Unit (left) and Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Dwight Schwabrow (right).

October 20, 2011
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Fire Safety Night in Tribes Hill a Success

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

October 20, 2011
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Sunset Park BID Small Business Thought Raiser

State Senator Diane J. Savino speaks to small business owners from the Sunset Park Business Improvement District in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Senator Diane Savino is conducting a series of small business thought rasiers in order to see how New York State can foster a better business environment for existing small businesses.

October 20, 2011
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Community Update: 10/19/11

Please open the attached .PDF file to view Senator Alesi's latest Community Update

October 19, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Named a Member of the Circle of Friends by the NY Farm Bureau

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has been named a member of the New York Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends 2011 Legislative Session.

“Preserving, promoting and protecting our family farms has been a priority of mine during my first year as State Senator.  I am honored to receive this award from the New York Farm Bureau and thank them for their support,”  Senator Carlucci said.  “I look forward to continuing to partner with them to ensure the viability of New York’s farms.”

October 19, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN LAUDS SELECTION OF BROOKLYN’S FRANK COMERFORD TO LEAD THE 2012 NEW YORK CITY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a founding member of the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, today issued a statement praising the New York City St. Patrick’s Parade Committee’s selection of Brooklyn’s Frank Comerford to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Parade:

“It was an honor to be with the Committee last night as they announced that Brooklyn’s own Frank Comerford will lead the march up New York’s 5th Avenue at the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Frank Comerford has long been a leader within the community and the Big Apple.

October 19, 2011
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON RECEIVING ITALIAN HERITAGE AWARD

Queens, NY, October 18, 2011NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) released the following statement on being the recipient of the Italian Heritage Award from Congressman Joe Crowley at an Italian Heritage Month celebration hosted by Crowley at F&J Pine Restaurant, 1913 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY, on Sunday evening, October 16, 2011: 

October 19, 2011
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Senator Adams Attends Sukkah Celebration

Senator Adams attended a Sukkah celebration hosted by the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council at the home of Mr. Sperlin, the organization's Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs.  Also pictured here are (seated, left to right) Council Member Letitia James, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and (standing) NYC Comptroller John Liu.

October 18, 2011
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Richard W. Walser, Esq. Presented With NY Senate Citation

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Richard W. Walser, Esq. with a New York State Senate Citation for his 53 years of service as Legal Counsel to the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library.  Friends and colleagues joined with Senator Johnson to honor Mr. Walser with a celebration at the Bay Shore Gallery in Brightwaters on September 30, 2011.“Richard Walser has been a constant source of knowledge and support for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library for 53 years and will be sorely missed,” Senator Johnson said.  “I want to thank him for his service to the library and the community and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.”

October 18, 2011
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Suffolk County Foreclosure Forum Offered by the Suffolk County Bar Association

Suffolk residents are invited to a free Foreclosure Forum on Oct. 27, 2011 offered by the Suffolk County Bar Association.  The forum will  cover such topics as the homeowner's rights, the foreclosure process and what to do when served with a legal summons.  The Suffolk County Bar Association wants to reach out to homeowners in the early stages of delinquency, before they go to the mandated court settlement conference with the lender.  The seminar is open to Suffolk homeowners who are not already in the Suffolk County Bar Association's foreclosure help program and who are not due to go to court until after Oct. 27th.  The seminar will be from 1:00 to 2:30PM October 27, 2011 at 560 Wheeler Rd.

October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator with Miss Westchester and Miss Teen Westchester at the Yonkers Columbus Day Parade

Joining thousands of parade-goers and marchers, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins took part in the 84th Annual Yonkers Columbus Day Parade. Organized by the Yonkers Columbus Day Celebration Committee the parade celebrates Italian heritage in the city of Yonkers and beyond. Marchers included dance and music performers as well as community groups and elected officials. During the parade, the Senator stopped for a picture with Miss Westchester and Miss Teen Westchester.

October 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON MTA TO PURCHASE NEW BUSES FOR BROOKLYN EXPRESS BUS ROUTES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Captial Review Board, today is calling upon the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City Transit Authority to purchase new express buses to service the X27/X28 and X37/X38 routes in Brooklyn. 

Senator Golden is responding to the announcement that more than $113 million dollars has been awarded the United States Department of Transportation to the MTA for purposes of purchasing new buses. Senator Golden often receives complaints from the residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst regarding the conditions of the buses on these routes. 

October 18, 2011
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Carta del Senador Ruben Diaz al Senador Adriano Espaillat

Para : Senador Adriano Espaillat, Presidente y

Miembro del Caucus Puertorriqueño y Latino del Estado de New York

De : Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Fecha : October 17, 2011

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October 18, 2011
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Dogs have their day at Vernon Boulevard run

Times Ledger wrote on the positive impact of the recently improved Vernon Blvd. dog run, as dogs took advantage of the wider space and new features. Senator Gianaris was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mere weeks after announcing the dog run on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City would be renovated, local legislators and their four-legged constituents cut the ribbon on the expanded park last Thursday.

“It’s a beautiful day for people but it’s an even more beautiful day for the dogs of this neighborhood today,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria).

Read the full article here.

October 18, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Invites Spring Valley Business Owners to Participate in Roundtable Discussion

On Thursday, October 20th I will be hosting another roundtable discussion with small businesses on how to improve New York's business climate, it's economy and create jobs.

Spring Valley businesses who would like to participate should call my office at 623-3627.

Ideas presented during these discussions will be turned into legislation and advanced during the upcoming legislative session.

October 18, 2011
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Paws and Pols Unite! Dog Run Opened in Long Island City. Ribbon Cutting 10/6/2011

OurLic News provided many great photos from the renovated Vernon Blvd. Dog Run ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on October 6.

Thanks to NYS, NYC, Queens West Development Corporation, and others, this dog friendly community now has a large and well designed dog run at the corner of Vernon Blvd and 48th Ave. The space replaces the dog run on 2nd Avenue that was taken by the city for the new high school and construction of affordable housing.

Some have estimated that over 1,000 dogs live in Long Island City.

On October 6th, the red ribbon was cut at an appropriate ceremony led by NYS Senator Michael Gianaris. As the OurLIC Video NEWS reveals, all elected officials representing Long Island City are true pet lovers.

October 18, 2011
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