Issues: Miscellaneous

Mobile Office Hours-Seaford

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Seaford on Wednesday, November 16th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Seaford Library, located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford, from 1-3 pm.

Senator Fuschillo’s Mobile Office Hours brings government services directly to residents in their own community. Residents who need assistance with government services, have questions about government programs, or would like to express concerns about a particular issue can come and share them with Senator Fuschillo in a one-on-one setting. No appointments are necessary.

November 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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A Letter from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz to Senator Adriano Espailliat

To : Senator Adriano Espaillat, Chairman and

Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus

From: Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Date : October 17, 2011

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This memo is in response to Senator Dean Skelos’ invitation to attend the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference this Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, that he will hold with the Hispanic Federation. I urge you NOT to attend this event and instead urge our communities and our leaders to boycott this conference.

October 18, 2011
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Mobile Office Hours in Ridgewood

Queens, NY, October 17, 2011 –

Senator Joe Addabbo (right) is holding mobile office hours at Queens libraries in his district for the further convenience of constituents so they don’t have to make appointments to speak with him about their concerns. The senator is pictured on Thursday evening, October 6, in Queens Library at Ridgewood with a constituent and NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan.

October 17, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Wally is a friend of mine. He’s 90 years old and a World War II veteran. He’s also a gentleman who long ago stopped worrying about what people think. Don’t get me wrong. He’s as sharp as a tack. It’s just that he speaks his mind and doesn’t sweat the outcome. You could be mayor, senator, or President of the United States, you work for him and he prides himself on “giving it to you straight.” I guess that’s a fringe benefit of a long life. It’s also why I have always valued his opinion.

October 17, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: SEN. BALL OPPOSES STATE MEDICAID TAKEOVER

by Neal Rentz

State Sen. Greg Ball told the Somers Town Board on Oct. 13 he opposed legislation calling for the state to take over the counties’ contributions to the Medicaid program.

October 17, 2011
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: SEN. BALL SPEAKS OUT ON HYDROFRACKING

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball is expected to take his anti-hydrofracking message to the Westchester home of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday with a planned news conference calling on the Governor to “protect New Yorkers from the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing.”  In his Oct. 13 appearance at the Somers Town Board meeting, State Sen. Greg Ballspoke heatedly about hydrofracking in New York State.

October 17, 2011
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IDC Announces Second Round of ThoughtRaisers

The Independent Democratic Conference today announced a second round of ThoughtRaiser forums focused on how to improve New York's small business climate.

The new roundtables, which are all slated for Thursday, Oct. 20, are in response to the high demand and positive reception to the kick-off of the ThoughtRaiser Initiative last month.

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES COMMUNITY TO INFORMATIONAL TOWN FAIR

68th Pct. To Provide Safety Services, FDNY To Distribute Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a neighborhood town fair on Thursday, October 27, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Shore Hill, located at 9000 Shore Road.

 

October 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Announces Launch of Cyberbullying Census

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange), Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Assemblyman William Scarborough, (D-Jamaica) were joined by Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, anti-cyberbullying advocates, and victims to announce the launch of the New York Cyberbully Census.

October 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 17, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT HIS ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING ON OCTOBER 27TH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that his annual Golden Gathering will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. All residents are welcome to attend.

Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance. A list of the exhibitors is available by clicking here.

Residents attending Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering will also be able to take advantage of a number of different programs and services, including:

October 17, 2011
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Senator Golden and Borough Commissioner Jeffrey discuss Shore Road's Park

Senator Golden met with Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey and members of the Shore Road Park Conservancy to discuss the future of our park. For more information on the Conservancy, please contact www.shoreroadparks.org

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) gave the following statement regarding Friday’s agreement between The Port Authority between New York and New Jersey and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church:

 

“I applaud the Port Authority and Governor Cuomo for hearing the calls of the Greek Orthodox community in New York and throughout the world to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. I was proud to join the fight over the last ten years with the Greek Orthodox community, working relentlessly to make sure that this house of worship came back to lower Manhattan, where it belongs as part of America's healing from the attacks of September 11, 2001.”

October 17, 2011
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GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING

 

Senator Ball, Josh Fox Host GASLAND Screening in Peekskill

October 16, 2011
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Serrano Participates in "It's My Park Day" at Franz Sigel Park!

For the fourth consecutive year, Senator Serrano participated in "It's My Park Day," an event sponsored by William Casari and Partnerships for Parks. Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.This fall, the Senator and his family helped clean up Franz Sigel Park in the Bronx, where they picked up garbage, dug soil, and planted bulbs.

"I always look forward to helping out when 'It's My Park Day' comes around," said Senator Serrano. "With our busy day-to-day schedules, it is easy for our local parks to go unnoticed and unattended. We must all continue to work together to keep our parks clean so that we can enjoy them for generations to come."

October 15, 2011
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"Fall for Arts" Festival in Roosevelt Island

Senator Serrano and his family attended Roosevelt Island's 6th Annual "Fall for Arts" Festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month today. The festival hosted free events for children and adults such as music, entertainment, art galleries, and crafts.

"Roosevelt Island has so much talent to contribute to arts and culture," said Senator Serrano, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks, and Recreation. "For the last six years, 'Fall for Arts' has been exposing the local community and people from outside the island to the wonderful world of the arts. My family and I enjoy attending this event and look forward to attending again next year."

October 14, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending October 16, 2011

In this week's community connection, details regarding the 2nd Annual 'From One Closet to Another' Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive, Monro Muffler expands in Rochester, and some of the events coming up around the 56th Senate District this week. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

October 14, 2011
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Sportsmen's Update: CORRECTION

Important Notice: The recent Sportsmen's Update that you may have received contains two misprints. Corrected information is:

October 14, 2011
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HINSDALE RESIDENT’S GRANDFATHER HONORED 90 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH

Senator Catharine Young and Hinsdale residents Jeff and Susan VanDeCar stand near the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall in Albany on Tuesday with other members of the VanDeCar family. Almost 90 years after fighting a fire that took his life, Jeff’s grandfather, Charles H. VanDeCar, was officially inducted and included among the 2,366 names that are etched on the Memorial Wall.

October 14, 2011
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