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Fire Prevention First Poster Contest

I was happy to help judge the Fire Prevention First Poster contest, which helps raise fire prevention awareness and education in area schools. Great job by all the students who particpated!

February 20, 2015
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Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History Month

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History MonthYou should know that Assembly Members Michael Blake, Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo are joining me to celebrate the “African-American Abrazo” to honor some distinguished members of the African-American community.This “African-American Abrazo” will be celebrated tonight at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, starting at 7PM.

February 20, 2015
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February 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED .... VOTING IS NOW OVER.....

CONGRATULATIONS!

Grand Prize Winner: James Dima- "A Frozen Boat in a Frozen Harbor"

February 20, 2015
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New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

February is Youth Leadership Month and the New York State Senate is highlighting the occasion by encouraging participation in the Youth Leadership Recognition Awards program, which is designed to recognize the outstanding young students who will become our State’s future leaders.

The program is designed to highlight and congratulate well-rounded students who excel academically and have exhibited leadership through extracurricular or volunteer activities. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Students must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, counselor or other school faculty member. A student can ask a faculty member to nominate them or a faculty member can initiate the process by recommending a student deserving of special recognition.

February 20, 2015
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New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

February is Youth Leadership Month and the New York State Senate is highlighting the occasion by encouraging participation in the Youth Leadership Recognition Awards program, which is designed to recognize the outstanding young students who will become our State’s future leaders.

The program is designed to highlight and congratulate well-rounded students who excel academically and have exhibited leadership through extracurricular or volunteer activities. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Students must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, counselor or other school faculty member. A student can ask a faculty member to nominate them or a faculty member can initiate the process by recommending a student deserving of special recognition.

February 20, 2015
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Press Release: Senator Boyle Holds Pet Food Drive

 

For Immediate Release

Senator Boyle Holds Pet Food Drive

Senator participates in 4th Annual Legislative Food Drive Challenge to support pets in need

February 19, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the 6th annual Village of Freeport Black History Month Celebration

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently attended the 6th annual Village of Freeport Black History Month celebration highlighting the 50th Anniversary of the “Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March”. Senator Venditto is pictured here with the Freeport Village Board, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and members of Layla's Dance and Drum Studio.

February 19, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED FUNDS

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) is informing residents how they can find out if they are entitled to any of the $13 billion in New York State unclaimed funds. 

     Unclaimed funds are monies such as un-cashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, and stocks and dividends that people have left dormant or forgotten about. State law requires banks, utilities, and many other businesses and companies to turn over these inactive accounts to the State Comptroller’s Office, which holds the funds in trust until they can be reclaimed by their rightful owner. 

February 19, 2015
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Story Time With Sen. Ortt

During a tour of the Seymour Public Library in Brockport, Sen. Ortt took a break to read a book to a group of kids for story time.

February 19, 2015
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PLEASURE TO TAKE PART IN GRAND OPENING OF EMPIRE STATE BANK IN BAY RIDGE

It was an honor to be a part of the Grand Opening of Empire State Bank in Bay Ridge.

February 19, 2015
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PLEASURE TO TAKE PART IN GRAND OPENING OF EMPIRE STATE BANK IN BAY RIDGE

It was an honor to be a part of the Grand Opening of Empire State Bank in Bay Ridge.

February 19, 2015
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Story Time With the Senator

Sen. Ortt had the pleasure of expanding the imagination of a group of kids during story time at the Seymour Public Library in Brockport Thursday morning. 

February 19, 2015
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BRAUNSTEIN AND GOLDEN CALL FOR STATEWIDE BAN ON SEX OFFENDERS RESIDING NEAR SCHOOLS

In response to a court ruling that localities in New York are prohibited from enacting rules restricting the residency of sex offenders, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Martin Golden (R, C, I-Brooklyn) called for the passage of their legislation (A.547/S.2269), which would prohibit all level one, two and three sex offenders in New York State from residing within 1,000 feet of a school.

On February 17th, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down a Nassau County regulation banning sex offenders from residing within 1,000 feet of a school, ruling that state law on sex offenders supersedes all local regulations. The Court’s decision puts over 100 local laws at risk.

February 18, 2015
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Senator Bonacic named a member to the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Senator Bonacic named a member to the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

February 18, 2015
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Felder: HeartShare Grants Still Available to Help Pay for Heating Expenses

New Yorkers are currently experiencing a near-record cold snap. Nightly temperatures have been in the low single-digits, and people are being encouraged to stay indoors to avoid the frigid conditions. In the 17th District, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is helping residents stay warm by offering assistance with heating costs, which may be higher this year because of the extreme winter.

“Sadly, so many New Yorkers have trouble paying the high heating costs during the winter months,” said Senator Felder. “Each year, there are tragic stories of home fires and deaths as a result of people using candles or stoves as a substitute for heat. These tragedies can be avoided thanks to programs like HeartShare, and I encourage anyone who needs help to call my office.”

February 18, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO SIGN GAS TAX PETITION

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today called on residents to sign his petition to cut the gas tax and ensure that the funds collected from the tax are used properly. While national news stories tout gas for less than $2 per gallon, New Yorkers have seen prices drop but are still paying significantly more than in other states. Currently, New York leads the continental United States when it comes to the price at the pump.

“With gas prices falling across the country, New Yorkers have seen little relief at the pump and have literally watched the roads crumbling beneath them,” said Senator Nozzolio. “My goal is to cut New York’s gas tax and make sure that any funds collected are used to repair our deteriorating infrastructure.”

February 18, 2015
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O'Mara will serve as a member on Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases as regional fears continue to rise

Elmira, N.Y., February 18—As regional concerns about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases have dramatically increased over the past few years, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said today that he will continue to serve as a member of the State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.

February 18, 2015
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