Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR BALL VETERANS TRAVELING WALL STOPS AT SOMERS HIGH SCHOOL

 

Somers, N.Y.  – (4/10/12) – On Tuesday, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at Somers High School.

April 11, 2012
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A Comprehensive Video on the 2012 Budget Process

A comprehensive video on the 2012 Budget including floor statements and interviews with Senator Maziarz.

April 11, 2012
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New statistics show Queens’ population is growing rapidly

The New York Daily News discusses flawed reporting by the U.S. Census Bureau, which came to light after recent population statistics for Queens showed a much larger population increase than the numbers reported by the Census.

Recent Queens population statistics show the borough is growing despite a lackluster showing in the 2010 Census.

 

Officials say the new numbers boost their claim the Census count was flawed.

 

From April 2010 to July 2011, the population of Queens grew by 17,126, according to data released last week but the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

The new figures place the population of Queens at 2,247,848.

 

April 11, 2012
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Child ID Program at the Bay Ridge Community Council Meeting

The Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting the Child ID Program and will be presenting essay contest winners at the school.

May 22, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Senator Maziarz Presents Community Development Funds to City of Lockport

On Monday April 9th, Senator Maziarz presented funding to City of Lockport officials which will provide grants to downtown businesses.  This funding was secured through the New York State Office of Community Renewal and will be provided to over 15 businesses in downtown Lockport.

April 11, 2012
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Senator Gianaris holds press conference opposing Sunnyside sex attacks

Senator Gianaris handing out leaflets alerting Sunnyside residents to use caution while traveling.

April 11, 2012
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Klein Comes Through For Eastchester Fire Dept.

Secures Funds To Renovate Second Floor Dorm and Purchase Needed Equipment

April 11, 2012
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April 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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World Autism Day, Monday, April 2, 2012

Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I - Olean) exchanges a hi-five with Jase Smith at the World Autism Day, Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue event at Davis Park in Falconer on Monday, April 1. Several hundred people turned out for a balloon launch, music, silent auctions, face painting and games.

April 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL & THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER HOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTALBE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 4/10/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester will be hosting an economic development roundtable on April 16th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

April 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS FREE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 4/10/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) will be hosting a free Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Drive, Cortlandt Manor.

April 10, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF MERRICK RESIDENT WALTER MINTZ

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution honoring the memory of longtime Merrick resident and former Merrick Library Board President Walter Mintz, who recently passed away at the age of 82.

        “Walter Mintz cared deeply about the Merrick community and served it tirelessly for many years. Whether it was helping children through the Kiwanis Club or working on behalf of his beloved Merrick Library, he left a lasting impact on our community. I’m pleased that the Senate paid tribute to his memory and many years of devoted service,” said Senator Fuschillo, who sponsored the legislative resolution.

April 9, 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

Religious Freedom for All

You should know that like many New Yorkers and many Americans, I celebrate Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s efforts to defend religious freedom - especially when there are attempts being made to eliminate the role of religion in politics and public life.

April 9, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST FREE COMMUNITY BBQ IN PEEKSKILL THIS WEEKEND

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 p.m.***

April 9, 2012
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Plan to close Bryant draws ire at hearing

The Queens Chronicle reports on the public hearing held in regards to Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to close down and overhaul Bryant High School, which drew a great deal of protest.

The rumblings started low at first — emanating from the football players in the middle of the room, the student government leaders perched closer to the stage and the parents dispersed throughout Bryant High School’s auditorium —and grew until loud boos drowned out a deputy schools chancellor, whose voice was no match for the hundreds of people protesting the city’s plan to shutter the institution established in 1889.

April 9, 2012
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HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER AND SENATOR GREG BALL HOST “SPRING CHECK UP” SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

 

  Health Screenings April 20 at Muriel Morabito Community Center    

April 9, 2012
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Astoria Civic Holds Annual Scholarship Dinner Fundraiser

The Queens Gazette wrote an article covering the Astoria Civic Association's annual gala dinner for the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship. Many distinguished guests were in attendance, including Senator Gianaris.

The Astoria Civic Association (ACA) held its annual gala dinner to raise funds for the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship. The association honored philanthropists John and Margo Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and president of MCV Advertising respectively. Also honored was Astoria resident and business leader Santino DiFiore. More than 300 guests were in attendance including state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. at Riccardo’s By the Bridge Catering Hall in Astoria.

 

April 9, 2012
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Community Fights To Save Bryant H.S.

An article written by The Queens Gazette reports on the rally held by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas opposing the City Department of Education's proposal to drastically alter Bryant High School. Senator Gianaris attended the rally and believes that the proposed changes will bring more harm than good.

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas held a rally at William Cullen Bryant H.S. on April 3, in opposition to the city Department of Education’s proposal to dramatically overhaul the structure of the Western Queens institution.

 

Simotas, a Bryant alumna, was joined by elected officials, community leaders as well as Bryant students, teachers and parents in calling on the city to reconsider Bryant’s designation for the Turnaround model.

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April 9, 2012
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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is designated "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York state, to raise awareness about the disorder, and to support families of autistic individuals.

As your Senator, I was proud to co-sponsor a bill last year, which Governor Cuomo signed into law, that will provide families with better access to critically important medical care for both adults and children who have autism.

April 9, 2012
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