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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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS NEW “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation that would greatly strengthen the state’s child protection laws. The “Protect Our Children Act”  raises penalties for individuals who harm and abuse children, as well as creates new felony crimes for parents who don’t report their children missing or obstruct efforts to find a missing child.

July 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CO-SPONSORS “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

New Bill Protects Kids & Punishes Predators

 

Brooklyn - 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 co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R, Brooklyn).

 

July 21, 2011
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“ABRAZO DOMINICANO IN NEW YORK” TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN DAY PARADE AND ITS HONOREES

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz announces a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Day Parade and its honorees.“El Abrazo Dominicano in New York”, which is an annual event and is by invitation only will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 21, 2011
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MALLIOTAKIS CITES RECENT DWI CONVICTION IN SUPPORT OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN DRUNK-DRIVING PENALTIES

Golden, Malliotakis legislation would revoke license plates of drunk drivers caught driving while unlicensed

 

Following today’s Staten Island Advance story regarding the DWI conviction of Charles Pelicone, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-East Shore/Bay Ridge) is renewing her plea for the New York State Assembly to pass new drunk driving laws (A. 6878) in response to a rash of recent cases across the state.

 

The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers, who account for between one-third and on-half of all DWI arrests in the state every year. The Senate bill, (S. 4036) sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn), was passed by the State Senate on June 14, 2011.

 

July 21, 2011
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DEJEMOS QUE EL PUEBLO DECIDA!

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz esta haciendo un llamado a todos los neoyorquinos a participar en una marcha a favor de “Permitirle al Pueblo que vote a favor ó en contra del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo” , Esta marcha se llevará acabo este Domingo 24 de Julio del 2011 a las 3:00 de la tarde frente a las oficina del Gobernador Andrew Cuomo en la ciudad de New York localizada en el 633 3ra. Avenida (esquina Calle 41) y marcharemos hasta las Naciones Unidas.

July 21, 2011
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July 21, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Co-Sponsors Caylee's Law

 State Senator John J. Bonacic has signed on to co-sponsor the Senate’s Protect Our Children’s Act/ Caylee’s Law. The legislation recognizes serious forms of child abuse that are not adequately covered by existing law, to better protect our children.

July 21, 2011
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