Issues: Miscellaneous

GOLDEN, HYNES, AND MERCHANTS TO ANNOUNCE SAFE STOP PROGRAM TO EXPAND ON MAJOR BROOKLYN COMMERCIAL STRIP

Lutheran Medical Center Ambulance to Highlight Mobile Safe Stop Program

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, The 13th Avenue Merchants Association, and Lutheran Medical Center will host a press conference, tomorrow, Friday, February 17, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., to announce the addition of fifteen stores along 13th Avenue to the Safe Stop program, at Kaktus, 7511 13th Avenue, in Brooklyn.

In addition, a Lutheran Medical Center ambulance will be at the event to showcase their mobile Safe Stop Program. Lutheran Medical Center was the first hospital in Brooklyn to receive a Safe Stop designation by the District Attorney late last year.

February 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement On Evaluation Guidelines That Will Make New York State A National Leader On Teacher Accountability

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Education Commissioner John King, and New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi today announced a groundbreaking agreement on a new statewide evaluation system that will make New York State a national leader in holding teachers accountable for student achievement.

February 16, 2012
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2012 Black History Month in the State of New York

Read the recently approved New York State Senate Resolution in honor of Black History Month.

View the newly unveiled commemmoration at the state's online "Hall of Governors."

February 16, 2012
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News and Views with Senator Robach

Senator Robach was a guest on News and Views on Wednesday, February 15th.

February 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN LAUDS COURT RULING TO STOP EVICTION OF CHURCHES, PRAISES PROTECTION OF EQUALITY FOR ALL

Albany – After a court ruled today to stay the eviction of religious groups from public schools for ten days, Senator Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) issued the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is in line with the protections of freedom of religion, expression, and equality that is outlined in the Constitution. Religious organizations cannot and should not be discriminated against, as they deserve the same rights as all groups do.

February 16, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at announcement for the construction of a new public school in Woodside

Senator Gianaris speaking at a press conference announcing the School Construction Authority's purchase of space in Woodside to construct a new public school, which is welcome news for the neighborhood.

February 16, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL DEMANDS SWIFT PASSAGE OF STATEWIDE CHILD SAFETY ZONE LAW

 

***February 17th at 12:00 p.m.***

APPLAUDS CARMEL POLICE AND PUTNAM COUNTY FOR UPHOLDING CHILD SAFETY ZONE LAW.

February 15, 2012
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Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus visit Albany

Members of the Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus recently visited Albany to discuss their programs with Senator Maziarz.  Meghan Lutz (Niagara County Youth Bureau), Thomas G. Johnston (Niagara Falls), Sean O'Brien (Niagara Falls), Senator Maziarz, Katie Richardson (Kendall), Marisa Hanlon (Kendall), Jocelyn Sikorski (Orleans County Youth Bureau).

February 15, 2012
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Senator Breslin Fights to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

Calls for the Inclusion of Microstamping in the Upcoming Budget Proposal

(Albany, NY) – Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) along with his fellow Senate Democrats and Assemblymembers, family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence, advocates and law enforcement, joined forces at the State Capitol to urge the State Senate to include microstamping in this year’s budget proposal. Microstamping, which connects shell casings from crime scenes to the first purchaser of a weapon, would provide law enforcement with a critical tool to solve gun crimes. Microstamping has passed the Assembly several times, but so far the Senate has been unwilling to approve it.

February 15, 2012
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February 15, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND APPOINTED TO SERVE ON SENATE LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) proudly announced today that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established by the Senate this year and signifies the importance of our libraries in our state’s education system.

February 15, 2012
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