Issues: Miscellaneous

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LAW TO CREATE MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT ALERT SYSTEM Law Establishes Public Notification System to Help Locate and Protect Missing Vulnerable Adults

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law to create a statewide alert system for missing vulnerable adults, similar to the nationwide Amber Alert program, which will help authorities locate cognitively impaired persons who go missing. The new law is in response to a number of instances where cognitively impaired individuals have wandered away from home and gone missing for an extended period of time, often placing themselves and others at risk.

July 25, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA SPONSORS “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT” - New Bill Protects Kids & Punishes Predators


In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is sponsored by Senators Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling) and Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick).

July 25, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE: NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE STATE PARK

State Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting Central and Northern New York residents to nominate the region’s top State Parks.The Senator has created a online survey that asks residents to select from nearly two dozen State Parks in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in an effort to build awareness of tourism and recreational treasures in our own backyard.“One of Upstate New York’s greatest tourism strengths is our amazing State Parks system,” Senator Ritchie said.

July 25, 2011
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Senator Jack M. Martins Football Tournament Scores in Elmont

One of the great attractions at the 3on3 Basketball Tournament held on July 16th was the 1st annual "Senator Jack M. Martins 7on7 Football Tournament" for college and high school students. The chairperson for the tournament was Elmont resident Donald Pierre-Louis who worked overtime to make the tournament a huge success. Football stars from Elmont, Franklin Square, Floral Park, North Valley Stream and New Hyde Park participated in the games.

July 25, 2011
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Senator Marty Golden Arranges for Metrocard Bus to Visit Community Office

Senator Golden stated, “I am pleased to continue to welcome the Metro Card Van to my district office the first Monday of every month as a service to my constituents. I encourage all those who have Metro Card related matters to take care of to stop by the event at my office and receive prompt and attentive service.”

 

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question.

August 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Martins Supports Cancer Research Fundraiser in Elmont

Senator Jack M. Martins was back in Elmont to support a cancer research fundraising effort at Averill Park in the form of a Street Hockey Marathon! The 3rd annual hockey marathon is entitled "Playing for a Cure." Young people and adults throughout Elmont, Franklin Square, Floral Park and South Floral Park play hockey and raise money for cancer reasearch for charities like 1 in 9. Senator Martins was joined by 1 in 9 Director Gerri Barash and hundreds of local Elmont residents in the effort.

"This is a great cause and it's a lot of fun," said Senator Martins. "I'm very proud to have supported the effort and to cheer on our Elmont hockey players!"

July 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Caroga Lake Fire Company

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Marc Butler (left) participated in the 60th anniversary festivities for the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Company on July 23rd. The Senator presented the firemen with a New York State Senate Citation at an open house at the fire station.

July 25, 2011
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2011 WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES BAR TOUR COMES TO BAY RIDGE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS

Senator Golden to Announce Law to Support Games Volunteer Effort

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a press conference announcing legislation, S. 5380, approved to support the 2011 World Police and Fire Games, and welcome the 2011 WPFG NYC Bar Tour to Bay Ridge’s Yellow Hook Grille, located at 7003-3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

 

July 25, 2011
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Monsignor James M. Kissane Memorial Unveiled at Hibernian Hall in Babylon

Family, friends and colleagues joined with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Division 2 at Hibernian Hall in Babylon to remember Monsignor James M. Kissane.  His family assisted with the unveiling of a memorial inscribed with the words “In Loving Memory of our Chaplain Msgr. James M. Kissane; Born June 29, 1965; Ordained May 30, 1992; Died Dec. 16, 2009; His life was a heritage of love; May his spirit live forever.”  The unveiling took place on June 29, 2011 and was followed by a blessing and celebration of Holy Mass.

July 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of July 25, 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..."

July 25, 2011
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Bronx Dominican Parade

Today, Senator Serrano joined his father, Congressman Jose E. Serrano, for the Bronx Dominican Parade. The parade has become a yearly tradition in the Bronx and is a lively celebration of Dominican Heritage that makes its way down the Grand Concourse each year.“It is such a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful celebration,” said Senator Serrano. "There are now more Dominicans in the Bronx than in Washington Heights, and it is so delightful to march down the concourse with my Dominican constituents, and to see everyone come together to celebrate the rich and vibrant Dominican culture.”

July 24, 2011
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COMMUNITY DONATIONS SUPPORT OPERATION BACKPACK 2011 FOR NEW YORK CITY'S HOMELESS CHILDREN

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today donated brand-new backpacks and school supplies, donated by local residents to support the Volunteers of America OPERATION BACKPACK 2011, for thousands of children living in New York City shelters.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I thank the community for their support of Operation Backpack 2011 which will help thousands of New Yorkers be prepared for school in September. All the donations collected by my office, and throughout the City, will provide students living in homeless shelters a chance to start the new school year off right. This program helps to break down economic barriers facing children and families who want a chance at a sound education so to give them a hopeful future."

July 22, 2011
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3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Captures Spirit of Community in Elmont

On Saturday, July 16, the Elmont community came together for the annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Dutch Broadway School. The tournament was a resounding success as volunteers made the day fun for all the participants. The event was sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator Dean Skelos. Watch the highlights here!

July 22, 2011
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NO AIR CONDITIONING? HERE ARE SOME PLACES IN THE TOWNS OF BABYLON AND ISLIP WHERE YOU ARE WELCOME TO GO COOL OFF!

Town of Babylon:North Amityville Senior Center48 C Cedar Road Amityville NY 11701631-789-3524Spangle Drive Senior Center438 Spangle DriveNorth Babylon NY 11703631-422-7610Tanner Park Senior CenterBaylawn Avenue, Copaigue, NY 11726631-842-7773Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center28 Wyandanch Ave.Wyandanch NY 11798631-491-4889Rainbow Senior Center293 Buffalo Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 631-957-7526West Babylon Public Library211 Route 109 West Babylon, NY 11704631-669-5445Copiague Memorial Public Library50 Deauville Blvd.Copiague NY 11726631-691-1111Amityville Public Library

July 22, 2011
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Extension on Deadline for Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program

The Emergency Homeowners Loan Program notice that I recently posted to help homeowners who are in danger of foreclosure is having a DEADLINE EXTENSION FROM JULY 22, 2011 TO WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2011. Please see the flyer that is being posted with this message and see if you, or anyone you know should apply for the mortgage relief.

July 22, 12:00 AM - July 27, 12:00 AM
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Community Connection for Week Ending July 24, 2011

Here is this week's Community Connection. In this issue: welcoming home members of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, details regarding the 4th Annual Women's Wellness Fair coming up in August, and events taking place around the district.

Click the link at the bottom for a full-screen view.

 

July 22, 2011
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Outpouring of support for local Amish community

This week's tragedy in our local Amish community draws an outpouring of support.

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July 22, 2011
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Senator Ken LaValle’s District Office Relocating to Mount Sinai From Selden.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s First Senatorial District Office will be moving from Selden to Mount Sinai on July 29.

 The new office location is:

28 North Country Rd.

Suite 203

Mount Sinai, NY 11766

 The office telephone numbers will also change:

The new numbers are:

Telephone: 631-473-1461

Fax:   631-473-1513

The district office will be closed during the physical move on Friday July 29. The office will reopen at the new location on Monday August 1.

July 22, 2011
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