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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: CELEBRITY BRUNCH RAISES MORE THAN $20,000

 

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum held its Sixth Annual Celebrity Waiters Brunch fundraiser at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie on March 25.

April 18, 2012
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Senate Approves Legislation on Mixed Martial Arts Bouts

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.1707A) to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions in New York State.

“I am glad to see the Governor has said that he would strongly consider taking a position that I have held for four years now – that bringing MMA events to New York State will have a tremendously positive impact through the jobs that can be created and the spending that will stimulate the economy,” said Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-I, Rome), the bill’s sponsor. “Instead of just talking about this idea, we brought it to a vote and passed this legislation now, so that we can start holding events in New York this year.”

April 18, 2012
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THE PATCH: SENATOR BALL BRAINSTORMS WITH WESTCHESTER BUSINESS LEADERS [VIDEO]

 

By Sarah Studley

New York State Senator Greg Ball (R-C, Patterson) met with business leaders from around Westchester County at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library in his first appearance in the Mount Pleasant portion of the newly-formed 40th district.

April 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN ANNOUNCING NEW YORK STATE WILL COVER SHARE OF RECENT STORM DAMAGE

 

Albany, N.Y. – (4/18/11) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), commended Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for announcing that New York State will cover a share of the disaster response and storm damage resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in the Hudson Valley.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION GIVING COURTS GREATER CRITERIA FOR GRANTING BAIL

 “Jilly’s Law” intended to protect victims

The New York State Senate today passed a law which gives courts the ability to consider a greater number of issues–including victims’ safety—when setting bail. The bill (S.259), sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, also known as “Jilly’s Law”, is named for Jill Cahill who was killed in 1998.

Jill Cahill, of Onondaga County, was in the process of trying to divorce her husband, Jeff Cahill, when he attacked her with a baseball bat, striking her more than seven times and nearly killing her.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 18, 2012
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LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL SPONSORS ‘PUPPY MILL BILL’

 

I would like to thank state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, for his constant support of animal rights and the fair treatment of animals. I have known Sen. Ball since he was an assemblyman.

April 18, 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

 

Time to Retire for Some Members of Congress

You should know that there are some people who believe that the time has come to inject new blood, energy and ideas into the United States Congress.

 

In the City of New York, there are some Members of Congress who, according to some people, have been serving for too long.  Here is a list of the entire New York Congressional Delegation:

April 18, 2012
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LaValle Awarded Humane Society of The United States Humane Legislator Award

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I-Port Jefferson) was awarded the Humane Society of The United States Humane State Legislator Award today for his commitment to animal friendly legislation in New York State.

April 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HONORS PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH AT AWARDS DINNER

 

Mahopac, N.Y.– 4/18/2012— Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau to honor eighteen youths from across Putnam County at the 27th annual Putnam County Youth Awards Dinner held at Mahopac Golf Club.

April 18, 2012
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New York State at High Risk for Brushfires - State Ban On Residential Brush Burning In Effect Through May 14

Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.

April 18, 2012
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LIC High says no to closure

The Times Ledger reports on the rally held outside Long Island City High School, where students, parents, teachers, and elected officials gathered to protest the proposed closure and "turnaround" of the school.

More than a hundred students, teachers and supporters stood out on the steps of Long Island City High School Monday afternoon to protest the proposed closure of the institution.

 

“This is not something that we want and we’re not going to let it happen without a fight,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), an alumnus of the school.

 

April 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S ADVISORY COUNCIL TRAVELS TO ALBANY TO FIGHT FOR PARENTS CHOICE ON EDUCATION

 

Citizen’s Advisory Council to lobby in Albany

Somers, N.Y. – (4/18/11) Over 50 members of Senator Ball’s Citizens Advisory Council are traveling to Albany this morning to lobby against a mandate relief item that could lead to the demise of private and parochial schools across the Hudson Valley.

April 18, 2012
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Sen. Klein Launches Cyberbully Education Tour

Organizes Three Events To Educate Parents, Teachers and Students

April 18, 2012
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JetBlue moves to Queens Plaza

The Times Ledger talks about JetBlue's move to a new office located in Long Island City's Brewster Building. Senator Gianaris joined other elected officials at the ribbon-cutting of the new corporate office.

Two long-awaited changes came to Queens Plaza last week as the recently completed park near 29th Street was named “Dutch Kills Green” and airline company JetBlue opened its new Long Island City office a few blocks away.

 

“What a terrific day in the ongoing renaissance in the Queensboro Plaza area,” state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said. 

 

Read the full article here.

April 18, 2012
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Sex Attack Suspect Sought

The Queens Gazette investigates the recent attack on a 30-year old woman in Sunnyside by a man who is suspected to be involved in similar attacks in Jackson Heights.

Queens detectives are trying to determine if a man who stalked and groped a 30-year-old Sunnyside woman early Sunday morning, is the same suspect sought in connection with a series of recent attacks in Jackson Heights.

 

The victim in the Easter Sunday attack told investigators the man followed her when she exited a nearby No. 7 train at about 5:45 a.m. on April 8.

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April 18, 2012
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NEWS 12: SOMERS PARENTS FIGHT FOR SCHOOL BUS RIGHTS

 

(04/18/12) SOMERS - Some parents in Somers are traveling to Albany this morning to fight for school bus rights for their kids.

April 18, 2012
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Albany Busing Talking Points

Albany Busing Talking Points (download below)

April 17, 2012
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