Issues: Miscellaneous

Community Connection for Week Ending December 11th, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, details on this week's agreement from Albany on the Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan, a review of the 2011 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals, and upcoming events around the district in the week ahead. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

December 9, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO SAYS HELLO TO SANTA AT MAIN STREET SCHOOL

Senator John A. DeFrancisco shook hands with Santa during his visit to Main Street School in North Syracuse on December 9, 2011.  The Senator also read to students there.  

December 9, 2011
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Historic Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan, Cuts Taxes, Reduces Job Killing MTA Payroll Tax.

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C – Port Jefferson) said that the Senate, today, passed historic tax and job creation legislation  that will spur the economy and provide relief to overburdened taxpayers.

The Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan will cut taxes for millions of New Yorkers, create thousands of new private sector jobs and begin to turn our economy around.

Under this plan:

December 9, 2011
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Senator Breslin Announces Historic Tax Relief for Middle Class

Overhaul of State tax code cuts taxes for 4.4 million New Yorkers

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is proud to announce that the New York State Senate approved legislation which restructures the state’s tax code and establishes a fair and progressive tax system and provides equity to citizens across New York.

December 9, 2011
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Serrano Attends the 8th Annual El Barrio/East Harlem Tree Lighting!

Senator Serrano joined The East Harlem Holiday Tree Committee, East Harlem community residents, and his colleagues for the 8th Annual El Barrio/East Harlem Tree Lighting ceremony.  The tree lighting took place in Franklin Plaza and was themed “Noche de Paz”/”Night of Peace.”

December 9, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL WORKS TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (12/08/11) Senator Greg Ball (R, C — Patterson) brought together elected officials, first responders, and the three area utility companies on Thursday to discuss how to decrease response times and deal with power outages more smoothly to keep the lights on for constituents throughout the Hudson Valley.

December 8, 2011
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SENATOR BALL RETURNS FROM SPECIAL SESSION TO TALK DETAILS ON TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION PLAN

“LOWEST TAX FOR MIDDLE CLASS IN 50 YEARS, MTA PAYROLL TAX, ‘BYE, BYE’”

December 8, 2011
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Ernest J. Pizirusso, of West Babylon Received The 2011 Long Term Care Employee of Distinction Award by LeadingAge New York

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Mr. Ernest J. Pizirusso, of West Babylon, who received the 2011 Long Term Care Employee of Distinction Award by LeadingAge New York.  Mr. Pizirusso, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center, was honored at the 2011 Employee of Distinction Award Ceremony held at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center on November 2, 2011.

December 8, 2011
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Senator Martins - Legislative Report From Albany

Senator Martins discusses new Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan from Albany as well as recent events that took place in the Seventh Senate District.

December 8, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

ON REGIONAL STATE GRANT AWARDS 

December 8, 2011
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Brief Detour this Saturday, Dec. 10th into Sunday, Dec.11th from 11 PM to 7 AM for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Brief Detour for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 11 PM to 7 AM, Sat., Dec. 10th into Sun., Dec.11th. Motorists driving into Manhattan or Brooklyn using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit ramp while a portion of the Gowanus Expressway just off the bridge is closed for the removal of an electronic sign beginning Sat., Dec. 10th at 11 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 11th at 7 a.m. All traffic exiting the bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit. Drivers will stay on the service road a short distance and will re-enter the Expressway at 86th Street

December 8, 2011
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Annual Astoria Toy Drive

The Queens Gazette reported on the Annual Astoria Toy Drive where more than 200 children showed up to meet Santa Claus in addition to enjoying other festivities like karaoke, a magician and delicious cheeseburgers. Senator Gianaris attended this annual event to participate in the holiday festivities. 

The 114th Precinct and 114th Community Council held its annual Christmas party and toy giveaway on December 3 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More than 200 neighborhood children came to meet Santa Claus at the joyous event that also featured karaoke, a magician and McDonald’s cheeseburgers.

December 8, 2011
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Second Annual Skillman Avenue Holiday Lights

The Queens Gazette wrote about the Second Annual Skillman Avenue tree lighting. Senator Gianaris attended this great event to kick start the holiday season in the community.

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined on December 1 by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Queen of Angels Father Brian Dowd and more than 200 community members to mark the beginning of the Second Annual Skillman Avenue Lights. The festive snowflakes are now hanging from lampposts from 43rd to 53rd Streets, which is an expansion of four additional blocks from last year.

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December 8, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TALKS DETAILS ON NEW TAX CUTS AND JOB CREATION PLAN

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Thursday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m.***

SENATOR BALL TALKS DETAILS ON NEW TAX CUTS AND JOB CREATION PLAN

 

December 8, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS “NATURAL DISASTER AND STORM RESPONSE” ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Thursday, December 8th at 11 a.m.***

SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS

“NATURAL DISASTER AND STORM RESPONSE” ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 

 

December 8, 2011
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Senator Parker Calls for Systematic Change at NYPD: Racist attitudes and behaviors must be curtailed

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker demanded serious action from Commissioner Kelly surrounding the racist Facebook comments allegedly made by several NYPD officers. In a letter Parker requests that the results of the pending internal investigation be made public and any officer found to be in violation be disciplined beyond just administrative duty.

December 7, 2011
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Senator Golden being Interviewed by Eyewitness News

Before leaving for Albany this morning, Senator Golden was interviewed by Lisa Colagrossi of Eyewitness News Channel 7 regarding his campaign against graffiti in his district.

The interview will air on the morning news this Friday.

December 7, 2011
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