Issues: Miscellaneous

West Islip High School Student Christopher Wilson Hosts Blood Drive

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle joined Christopher Wilson at a Blood Drive and Fundraiser he hosted on March 3, 2012 at the Babylon Masonic Lodge No. 793 in Babylon.  Over 113 pints of blood and $5000 were collected for Good Samaritan Hospital.Christopher, a Junior at West Islip High School, hosted the blood drive to repay the community for the kindness and support he received after serious injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Barberry Road and Montauk Highway while walking to school on the morning of October 24, 2011.  Christopher required 7 pints of blood in order to save his lower leg and is currently recuperating from his numerous injuries.

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG PLEASED WITH REINSTATEMENT OF SALES TAX “EXEMPTION”

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) is applauding the restoration of a long-awaited state sales tax exemption for all clothes and shoes less than $110.

Sales tax varies by state with New York setting its state sales tax at four percent. Counties receive at least an additional three percent of sales tax. The state will now exempt its portion of the sales tax, which Senator Young said has been in place for far too long.

March 27, 2012
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Senator Farley Gives Girl Scouts Tour of Capitol

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) gave Girl Scout Troop 2406 from Niskayuna a tour of the Capitol in Albany on March 23rd to help them earn a badge. Those on the tour included Sarah Tessier, Isabel Coon, Sophie Sacco, Sophie Nye, Amina Webster, Grace Mcroffi, Olivia Maltbie, Amelia Pilato, Cassie Smith, Valerie Bennett, Sally Ann Harper, and Nina Chicatelli.

March 27, 2012
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Legislators Stand in Solidarity with 17-year old Trayvon Martin and his family and stand up against stereotyping and reckless actions.

Senator Perkins and Colleagues are Trayvon Martin

We are each Trayvon Martin. We are all black men, who because of demonizing stereotypes, are subject to the irrational hysterical response of people who maintain that we are intimidating and frightening. Gangs, police officers and individuals, are all subject to this societal fixation of seeing black men as ‘the bad guy.’

March 27, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 10th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be hosting his annual health fair on Tuesday, April 10th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the lower level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said.

The Family Room of Catholic Charities is co-hosting the event. The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate. Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s office to obtain brochures and weblinks on health topics.

March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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JFK not expanding into bay, boro yet

Queens legislators and some good government groups are lashing out at an agreement reached in Albany during a session that ran into the early hours last Thursday morning on a number of unrelated issues, including redistricting, pension reform and casino gambling, saying it was a “dirty” back-door deal that kicks the public in the gut.

 

To read full article click on the link below....

http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/jfk-not-expanding-into-bay-boro-yet/article_a21d7936-720e-599b-b39a-210c345c291d.html

March 27, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF RIDES AND AMUSEMENTS

Measure Requires Enhanced Access to Safety Records    The New York State Senate yesterday passed a measure that will help provide the public with more information about amusement parks, carnivals or county fairs so that they can make informed safety decisions. The bill (S.5868A) requires the state and amusement operators to post valuable safety information online and at a ride’s location.

March 27, 2012
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: NORTH SALEM’S HELLWINKEL TO BE HONORED BY BALL

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem’s Janice Hellwinkel got a call from Town Supervisor Warren Lucas during the winter, telling her she was to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of the 40th District Women of Distinction.

March 27, 2012
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Senator Parker’s Statement on the Killing of Trayvon Martin

(Brooklyn, NY) I am truly devastated by the tragedy that occurred this February 26, 2012.  On that day, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year-old was gunned down by George Zimmerman under the guise of Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law.  Today, I wear my hoodie in solidarity with my fellow Senate and Assembly colleagues in his honor. 

March 26, 2012
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LEGISLATURE TO AUTHORIZE BELLEAYRE TRANSFER TO ORDA

Senate Position Generally Included in Final Budget Agreement 

March 26, 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

 

Enough is Enough

You should know that I join with President Obama and Leaders throughout the United States in the growing outrage of the February 26th killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black youth who lived in Florida.

According to the bare facts, even though George Zimmernam was told not to chase Trayvon Martin, he refused to obey the authorities, and shot and killed the 17-year old.

March 26, 2012
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Nothern Manhattan Uptown Games

 

On Sunday, April 1st, 300 Public School Students from 20 schools across Washington Heights & Inwood's District 6, will participate in the first-ever Northern Manhattan Uptown Games at the Washington Heights Armory Track. 

 

April 1, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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SENATOR BALL JOINS DOVER PLAINS EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Chris Odell of Patterson Troop 440 with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Carmel High School on Saturday.

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS MAHOPAC EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Jake Isherwood with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Putnam National Golf Club Saturday.

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS PATTERSON CUB SCOUTS AT MOVING UP CEREMONY

Patterson, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined boys from Patterson Cub Scout pack 133 at their blue and gold ceremony on Saturday at the Patterson Fire Department.

March 26, 2012
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ADDABBO MAKES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARIES A PRIORITY FOR 2012-2013 FINAL STATE BUDGET

Also Sponsors Bills in Senate to Assist Libraries across the State

  

March 26, 2012
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New York State Senate Passes Bills to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud

Auto insurance coverage is intended to protect law abiding citizens like you. It is not supposed to be an ATM machine for criminals. However, auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers more than one billion dollars a year.

Just a few weeks ago, the United States Attorney’s Office arrested dozens of alleged crooks, involved in running a $279 million dollar auto insurance scam. More recently, the New York State Attorney General's Office announced the arrest of 16 individuals, who are accused of staging car accidents to make more than $400,000 dollars in bogus insurance claims.

March 26, 2012
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Senator Farley Greets Students from Glencliff Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with fifth grade students from Glencliff Elementary School on March 20th as they toured the State Capitol with their teachers Mr. Cipriano, Mrs. Montrello and Ms. Cotrupi. Senator Farley spoke with the students about State government and how bills become State laws.

March 26, 2012
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