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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NY WORKS PROJECTS TO UPGRADE STATE PARKS IN NEW YORK CITY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $9.7 million investment for NY Works projects to upgrade and repair two parks in New York City.New York Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state's infrastructure. The Task Force will help create tens of thousands of jobs by coordinating comprehensive capital plans, overseeing investment in infrastructure projects, and accelerating hundreds of critical projects across the state.

April 4, 2012
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Governor Announces Accelerated Road & Bridge Projects In NYC As Part of NY Works Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced an additional and accelerated $489,445,820 investment for projects that will repair 84 miles of roads and one bridge in New York City and create thousands of jobs.

For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method.

April 4, 2012
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Conference House Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

See attached flier for details.

April 7, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Shed the Meds- Massapequa Park

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), the Nassau County Police Department, and the Village of Massapequa Park are joining together for a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely disposal of unused or expired medications.

        The “Shed the Meds” program will be held between 9am and 1pm at Brady Park, located at 1000 Lake Shore Drive in Massapequa Park on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

        Residents who wish to participate can simply drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by Nassau County Police officers, who will be supervising the program.

April 21, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Freelance Payment Protection Act Op-Ed by Senator Marty Golden

The American workplace is undergoing a radical transformation: independent workers now make up a full 30 percent of the labor pool-and experts estimate that the figure could rise to 50% by 2020. Even though times are tough, these Americans aren’t waiting around for big corporations to create opportunity for them: self-employed workers are launching more startups than at any time in the last 14 years. That’s exactly the kind of economic engine we need to feed and nurture. Unfortunately, the 42 million freelancers working in this country lack the basic wage protections that other workers can count on. It’s time to change that.

April 4, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of April 2, 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..."

April 4, 2012
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THE PUTAM COUNTY NEWS AND RECORDER: BETTY BUDNEY HONORED AS ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

 

Staff Reports

Betty Budney, second from right, was honored as a ‘Woman of Distinction.’ With her were a number of Philipstown officials, including Dave Merandy, Ande Merante, Richard Shea, Nancy Montgomery and, at right, Sen. Greg Ball.Philipstown Councilwoman and longtime community volunteer Betty Budney was honored Friday night by Senator Greg Ball as a member of his district-wide Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame.

April 4, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

We Are United

You should know that like many Black and Hispanic members of the clergy in New York and throughout the United States, I am exceptionally grateful for the National Organization for Marriage, and for NOM’s President, Brian Brown.

I write this as a Democrat, as a State Senator and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which represents tens of thousands of Hispanic and Black Christians.

April 4, 2012
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April 4, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at the public hearing on the proposed changes for Bryant High School

Senator Gianaris attending the rally against the Bryant High School turnaround proposal. 

April 4, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at the rally opposing the closing of Bryant High School

Senator Gianaris attending the rally against the Bryant High School turnaround proposal.

April 4, 2012
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Senator Gianaris attends the ribbon-cutting of the JetBlue Headquarters

Senator Gianaris participating in the opening of the new JetBlue Headquarters located in Long Island City. 

April 4, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - City to restore yellow bus service to Staten Island 7th-, 8th-graders

Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 6:00 AM By Jill Jorgensen

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --  At the start of the school year, the fight for yellow bus service might have seemed hopeless.

On the first day of class in September -- two years after a variance allowing bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders was yanked, three months after a seventh-grader was killed walking to a city bus, and two months after a lawsuit to restore service was tossed out of court -- schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told reporters at Susan Wagner High School it wasn't going to happen.

April 3, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ACCELERATED ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS IN NEW YORK CITY AS PART OF NY WORKS PROGRAM

$489,445,820 Investment to Repair 84 Miles of Roads and One Bridge

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an additional and accelerated $489,445,820 investment for projects that will repair 84 miles of roads and one bridge in New York City and create thousands of jobs. For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method.

April 3, 2012
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Breslin Urges Awareness and Advocacy

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

Since the 1970s, April has been designated by the National Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Only recently, however, has autism become a national focus as rates have skyrocketed.

April 3, 2012
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Senator Parker Speaks on Autism Awareness Month Resolution J3707

March 27, 2012

Senator Parker cosponsored J3707 Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York.

 

About Senator Parker:

April 3, 2012
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