Issues: Miscellaneous

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

A los pobres el gobierno les corta los servicios, a los ancianos le cortan las comidas y les cierran los centros de recreación diaria, a los niños le cortan la educación y al necesitado le dan la espalda…todo esto a nombre de balancear el presupuesto del Estado.

Usted amado Lector, debe saber, que mientras todas estas aberraciones le suceden a los pobres en nuestras comunidades y el gobernador le corta los servicios, como dije anteriormente, hay personas recibiendo millones de dolares a costa del sufrimiento de los pobres.

February 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION

        Legislation aims to stiffen penalties for passing a stopped school bus

February 6, 2012
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GOLDEN: STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden stated, “The New York State Senate has today approved an important piece of legislation on behalf of thousands of people of faith who call New York City home. My colleagues and I who supported this bill have taken a stand to protect the First Amendment rights of those who wish to embrace one of our Nation’s founding principles, that of the freedom of religion.”

February 6, 2012
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BALL SPONSORED BILL TARGETING CREDIT CARD FRAUD BY TERRORIST PASSES SENATE FLOOR

 

Albany, N.Y. – (2/6/12) – On Monday, February 6th, the New York State Senate voted to enforce stricter penalties on criminals providing financial support for terrorist organizations through credit card fraud and money laundering.

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO BILL TO PREVENT UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CLEARS SENATE

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that his legislation (S.1242)  to protect New York residents from unfounded harassment by government agencies has been approved by the full New York State Senate.   

February 6, 2012
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New York State Celebrates Giants’ Super Bowl Victory with Championship License Plate

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

 

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

 

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO VISITS RICHMOND HILL SCHOOL FOR LOCAL RED CROSS SAFETY PROGRAM

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), visited students and staff at PS 273 in Richmond Hill in late January for a special program conducted by the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater NY.  The ARC’s representative, Christian Jimenez,  presented the Scrubby Bear Program (see photos).

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SECURES $2,000 GRANT TO FUND ANNUAL PAWLING FD VENISON DINNER

 

Pawling, N.Y. – (2/4/12) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Pawling Fire Department for some homemade venison!  The Pawling FD’s annual venison dinner turned out department staff and their families for a night of dinner and much deserved downtime.

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PUTS ON HIS BOXING GLOVES

 

Ball Joins Peekskill Youth for Grand Opening of Peekskill Be First Boxing 

February 6, 2012
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Senator Ritchie met with future leaders from Oswego Girl Scout Troop 10072


Senator Ritchie met with future leaders from Oswego Girl Scout Troop 10072.

February 6, 2012
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NEW YORK GIANTS WIN: GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS WIN NEW ENGLAND LOBSTERS, CLAM CHOWDER AND BOSTON CREAM PIE

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) this morning, like the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, are waking up winners.

 

The New York Legislators, who watched the game together among family and friends, last week made a friendly Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts State Representative F. Jay Barrows.

 

February 6, 2012
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Pimp Their Sentences, Sez Queens Pol

As reported by the New York Daily News:

ALBANY — A state senator from Queens is pushing for longer jail sentences for pimps.

Sen. Jose Peralta — with the strong backing of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and women’s advocates — has introduced legislation to reclassify sex trafficking as a violent felony and increase the minimum jail sentence to five years.

“We have to attack prostitution at all levels,” said Peralta, a Democrat whose district includes a prostitution-laden stretch of Roosevelt Ave.

Read full article here

February 6, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of February 6, 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..."

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WARNS OF SCAM NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY SCAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is warning local residents of a lottery scam brought to the attention of the public by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, involving mail containing fraudulent checks that appear to have been issued by New York State.

 

Senator Golden stated, "I am bringing to the attention of local residents a warning issued by State Comptroller DiNapoli so to make people aware and to put them on alert. Some scams look so real that you would never suspect any wrongdoing and it appears that be the case here.

 

February 6, 2012
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DAILY PEEKSKILL: PEEKSKILL BE FIRST BOXING HOLDS GRAND OPENING

 

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Hundreds turned out Saturday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Peekskill Be First Boxing’s first permanent home in years.

February 6, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL CENTER RECEIVES RADIOLOGY GRANT

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Northern Westchester Hospital staff was handed the keys to a brand new radiology-imaging suite this week, and along with the open door came a large reimbursement check from the state of New York. The check, which amounted to $250,000, was a grant to fund the suite in full.

February 4, 2012
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