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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL GIVES KEYNOTE SPEECH AT VETERANS’ MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING INITIATIVE

 

Urges swift passage of TBI/PTSD ID Card Bill.

***Friday, February 17th at 8:00 a.m.***

February 14, 2012
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Accepts Invitation to Rally for Traditional Marriage in Trenton

February 14, 2012

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Accepts Invitation to Rally for Traditional Marriage in Trenton

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and fellow Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization have accepted an invitation to travel to the New Jersey State Legislature in Trenton to join New Jersey ministers in support of Traditional Marriage. The Pentecostal ministers will depart from the Bronx on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9AM from the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue (between Jennings and Freeman Avenues).

February 14, 2012
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Accepts Invitation to Rally for Traditional Marriage in Trenton

February 14, 2012

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Accepts Invitation to Rally for Traditional Marriage in Trenton

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and fellow Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization have accepted an invitation to travel to the New Jersey State Legislature in Trenton to join New Jersey ministers in support of Traditional Marriage. The Pentecostal ministers will depart from the Bronx on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9AM from the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue (between Jennings and Freeman Avenues).

February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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FreshDirect leaving Long Island City for the Bronx

An article by the Queens Courier talks about the decision by the Queens based produce supplier, Fresh Direct, to stay in New York City. Although glad that Fresh Direct has decided to stay in the city and not move to New Jersey, Senator Gianaris is disappointed that they will most likely be relocating from Queens to the Bronx.

After flirting with a move to New Jersey, a Queens produce supplier has accepted a fresh offer – and will most likely relocate to the Bronx.

 

FreshDirect, an online fresh food grocer, will uproot from its operations in Long Island City and leave the borough for larger facilities, according to a joint statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on February 7.

February 14, 2012
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I-Team: Lawmaker Wants Answers in Botched C-Section

NBC 4 covered a story on the need for greater regulations and oversight in New York hospitals in light of a mismanaged incident regarding a C-section procedure that was performed on a woman who was not pregnant. Senator Gianaris was interviewed for the story.

Watch the interview here.

February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR STALKING


The New York State Senate today passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino, that would increase the penalties for stalking (S. 924A). An estimated 3.4 million people are victims of stalking in the United States each year.

"The obsessive nature of stalkers is unimaginable until you have suffered as the target of their endless pursuit,” said Senator Marcellino. “Stalking is a serious and potentially life-threatening crime. It changes the lives of the people who are victimized forever. This heinous behavior often proves lethal and the punishment must fit the crime.”

February 14, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Presidents' Day

As Presidents' Day and local schools' February break approach, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) suggests families may want to visit the recently renovated Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State.

"Did you know that a number of Presidents have been closely associated with the history of New York State?" Senator Farley asked. "Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York."

February 14, 2012
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GREG BALL 2/6/12

Feb 06, 2012 -- Senator Greg Ball discusses Hospitals, Health Insurance, Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Senior Citizens

February 14, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR STALKING

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that would increase the penalties for stalking (S. 924A). An estimated 3.4 million people are victims of stalking in the United States each year.

February 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES “TIFFANY’S LAW”

 

Bill Would, For the First Time, Link Convictions for Operating Different Vehicles While Intoxicated

The New York State Senate today passed “Tiffany’s Law” (S.2860A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-C-I, Syracuse). The bill would require all prior convictions of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, whether it be an automobile (DWI), snowmobile (SWI), or all-terrain vehicle, be considered during sentencing of a subsequent Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) conviction. In turn, any person convicted of BWI would have that charge considered during any subsequent DWI, SWI or ATV offense.

February 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO RESTORE STATE’S COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to fully restore the State’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

February 13, 2012
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GOLDEN: SENATE PASSES BILL PREVENTING CRIMINAL NAME CHANGE

Albany – The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S. 1746) introduced by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, that would prevent convicted felons currently confined as an inmate in any correctional facility, on parole, or on probation, from being able to legally change their name.

The legislation is a result of a 2000 civil rights law amendment that established a process for violent felons so to petition for a legal name change that includes crime victim and community notification. The process gives victims a chance to voice their opposition to such name changes.

February 13, 2012
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