Issues: Miscellaneous

Cox, Gianaris to offer rebuttals at 2012 LCA Show

Times Union reports that Senator Gianaris has been invited to present at the 2012 Legislative Correspondents Association Show.

The Legislative Correspondents Association Show has secured two talented rebuttal presenters for this year’s musical-comedy revue: State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox and state Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Queens.

Read the full article here.

 

April 23, 2012
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JOIN SENATOR BALL FOR EARTH DAY 2012 AND HELP MOBILIZE THE EARTH

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

***Monday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m.***

April 23, 2012
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CHAIRMAN BALL FIGHTS FOR VETS, UNVEILS JOBS BILL FOR VETERANS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, April 27, 2012***

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

April 23, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of April 23, 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..."

This week, “A rural New York blueprint”

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the April 23rd Corning Leader -- and  the 2006 Rural Resources Commission report, "A Vision for Rural New York"]

 

April 23, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO STATEMENT ON JOHN ADAMS HS

-- In September of 2011, John Adams High School was one of a number of schools throughout the City of New York that was tapped to undergo a “transformation” – to take steps over three years to improve its operations, raise test scores, increase graduation rates, and ultimately provide our local children with the best possible education. 

April 23, 2012
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FLOOD WATCH AND PREPARATION

 

A Flood Watch remains in effect from Noon EDT today through Monday morning. Areas affected include Northern Westchester, Putnam and portions of Dutchess Counties.

April 22, 2012
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Update from National Grid on Water Main Break in Gravesend

 We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our excellent progress in addressing the Brooklyn water main issue. I am pleased to report that as of 6:00 pm this evening:

· Street Main Service has been restored to 98% of customers and we are on target to complete restorations tonight.

· Relights have been completed for more than half of the customer (634 of the 1,200) and we expect to reach all those who are available tonight, while being sensitive to the Sabbath. Our ability to complete the relights will be dependent on gaining access.

· We removed 40,000 gallons of water

· More than 165 road openings were required.

April 21, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO WELCOME MASSAPEQUA EAGLE SCOUT TO STATE CAPITOL

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) recently welcomed Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. of Massapequa to the State Capitol.

        Anthony, a senior at Massapequa High School and a member of Troop 776, was in Albany to view a working session of the State Legislature.

        Senator Fuschillo (third right) and Assemblyman Saladino (right) are pictured with Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. (center) in the Senate Chambers during Anthony’s visit to the State Capitol. They are joined by (l-r) Anthony’s parents Connie and Anthony Clemente, Sr., his sister AnnMarie Clemente, and his Scoutmaster, Jim Rapp.

April 20, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 22, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, information regarding Recruit NY, upcoming events around the community, and honoring the girls basketball team from East High School. As always, click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

April 20, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Encourages Western New Yorkers to Participate in the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off

The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off will be hosting “drive-in, drop-off” programs at sites throughout Western New York this month. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan is strongly encouraging area residents who have any excess, unused, or expired prescription medications, or over-the-counter drugs, to take advantage of this opportunity to safely and securely dispose of them.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR DEAN SKELOS WELCOMES THE ARRIVAL OF STEEL FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TO WEST HEMPSTEAD

I was pleased to partner with Assemblyman Ed Ra and Rosalie Norton of the West Hempstead Community Support & Civic Association in working to bring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to West Hempstead. With twelve lives lost on September 11th from the West Hempstead community, it is only fitting that a memorable and lasting tribute be built and this piece of steel will be the centerpiece of this memorial when it is built.

 

April 20, 2012
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Brooklyn Community Access Television Taping


Senator Golden taping a show to air on Brooklyn Community Access Television with Bob Howe and Lori Perdone of the 3rd Avenue Merchants. The show's topic focused on the 2012 Summer Stroll to take place on 3rd Avenue this year.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR BALL AND HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL HOST FREE ‘SENIOR SPRING CHECK UP’

 

Cortlandt, N.Y.  – (4/20/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) teamed up with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to offer seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair. The fair was hosted on April 20 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

April 20, 2012
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Coming This Weekend: Your Chance to be a Hero

In communities like ours, neighbors are always willing to pitch in and help out during times of crisis.

Unfortunately, in recent years many communities across New York have seen a decline in the number of volunteers joining local fire departments and emergency squads.

With this in mind, many volunteer departments across the state are hosting open houses this weekend to help recruit new volunteers.

As part of an initiative called Recruit NY, these open houses will provide information about free training programs, responsibilities and what a typical day-in-the-life of a volunteer firefighter involves. You will also learn about some of the benefits you can receive from volunteering, like tax breaks offered by the state and some local communities.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL & THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER HOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

 

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. – 4/17/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester hosted an economic development roundtable yesterday at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

April 19, 2012
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Public Health Experts, Human Rights Advocates Join Senator Montgomery in Calling for Law Barring Use of Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

Albany, NY: Public health experts, human rights activists and advocates for sex workers and the LGBT community, joined with NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in calling for the passage of the Senator’s legislation (S.323/A.1008) that would barr the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution.

April 19, 2012
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