Issues: Miscellaneous

LANZA, IGNIZIO, DE BLASIO & PARENTS ANNOUNCE VICTORY AT PS4: STUDENTS ON AUTISM SPECTRUM ARE PLACED IN SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE

The Department of Education informed elected officials today that students on the autism spectrum at PS 4 will be placed in IS 75, the school their parents have been requesting for the past year. Senator Andrew Lanza said, "This is a real victory for parents who have children in P.S. 4's Nest program.  I applaud the Mayor and the Department of Education for listening to the parents and providing their children with this opportunity for a smooth transition into I.S.

March 29, 2011
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Senator Gianaris stands with kids of Queensbridge Outreach Program

Senator Gianaris stands with the kids of the Queensbridge Outreach Program before helping them get to Madison Square Garden for their first Knicks Game.

March 29, 2011
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Statement from Senator Gianaris on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro was a true pioneer for our nation, for our state and for my neighborhood. First as western Queens' representative in Washington and then as a national icon, her courage paved the way for so many of today’s leaders.

Geraldine Ferraro dedicated her life to serving her community. Her life reflected the hard work and family values that define Queens, and her belief in herself and the ability of women to contribute to society at the highest levels served as the best kind of example for younger generations.

March 29, 2011
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March 29, 2011
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ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

The ASPCA offers free and low-cost spay/neuter surgery via five Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics that travel to many New York City neighborhoods. The mission  of the ASPCA is to put an end to the tragic euthanasia of adoptable animals within the five boroughs of New York City by addressing the animal crisis at its sourcein the heart of the city's local communities.

Recognizing that many of the most serious overpopulation and animal health crises arise in neighborhoods with limited access to veterinary care and animal care education, the ASPCA brings spay/neuter services directly to such communities.

April 23, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Know Your Rights Forum for Lefrak City

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

FREE legal advice

From Gretchen Gonzalez from Queens Legal Services

Topics to be covered:

What to do if you are involved in an accident
Learn how to qualify for Workers' Compensation
What to do if you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident and are left with injuries
How to fill out a petition for administrative review (PAR) with DHCR
What to do if you’re facing an eviction

Please print and post the flyer in your building.

 

April 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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STATE SENATE HONORS THE LIFE OF FREEPORT RESIDENT JAMES PAROLA

Senate Passes Fuschillo Resolution Honoring Mr. Parola’s Many Years of Service to the Freeport Community 

March 28, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR STATE SENATE’S 14TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT TO BE HELD IN ALBANY IN MAY

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition to be honored by the State Senate. The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on May 24th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Maziarz meets with constituents in Monroe County

State Senator George Maziarz recently had the opportunity to join Congressman Tom Reed during a "town hall" meeting in the Town of Gates.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Saving Time, Resources and Money Through E-Recording

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a bill that responds to the ongoing challenge local governments face of delivering more services with fewer resources. This bill permits, but does not mandate, the use of electronic recording and filing to support activities related to the recording of instruments affecting real property.

“County clerks are continually seeking ways to improve efficiency, enhance services, and save taxpayer dollars,” Senator Carlucci said.  “Owners of real property, real estate professionals and local government taxpayers will benefit from the more accurate and efficient land records system that this bill would facilitate.”

March 28, 2011
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Senator McDonald's Budget Public Hearings

On March 19 & 26 Senator Roy McDonald hosted a budget public hearing in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, inviting community members to attend and share their thoughts and concerns on the state budget.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Gianaris marches in the 2011 Greek Independence Day Parade

Senator Gianaris marched in the Greek Independence Day Parade, which took place on Sunday, March 27, 2011 and travelled up Fifth Avenue.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes St. Helen's School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Brittney Bigley's fourth grade class, and Terri Mueller's fifth grade class, on March 23rd as they toured the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The students from St. Helen's School in Schenectady talked with the Senator about New York State history and discussed State government.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Klein & Public Health Advocates Unveil Plan to Combat Underage 'Alcopop' Abuse

Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks

NEW YORK, NY  – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages.

March 27, 2011
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