Senator Adams attended a Sukkah celebration hosted by the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council at the home of Mr. Sperlin, the organization's Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs. Also pictured here are (seated, left to right) Council Member Letitia James, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and (standing) NYC Comptroller John Liu.
Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Richard W. Walser, Esq. with a New York State Senate Citation for his 53 years of service as Legal Counsel to the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library. Friends and colleagues joined with Senator Johnson to honor Mr. Walser with a celebration at the Bay Shore Gallery in Brightwaters on September 30, 2011.“Richard Walser has been a constant source of knowledge and support for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library for 53 years and will be sorely missed,” Senator Johnson said. “I want to thank him for his service to the library and the community and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.”
Suffolk residents are invited to a free Foreclosure Forum on Oct. 27, 2011 offered by the Suffolk County Bar Association. The forum will cover such topics as the homeowner's rights, the foreclosure process and what to do when served with a legal summons. The Suffolk County Bar Association wants to reach out to homeowners in the early stages of delinquency, before they go to the mandated court settlement conference with the lender. The seminar is open to Suffolk homeowners who are not already in the Suffolk County Bar Association's foreclosure help program and who are not due to go to court until after Oct. 27th. The seminar will be from 1:00 to 2:30PM October 27, 2011 at 560 Wheeler Rd.
Joining thousands of parade-goers and marchers, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins took part in the 84th Annual Yonkers Columbus Day Parade. Organized by the Yonkers Columbus Day Celebration Committee the parade celebrates Italian heritage in the city of Yonkers and beyond. Marchers included dance and music performers as well as community groups and elected officials. During the parade, the Senator stopped for a picture with Miss Westchester and Miss Teen Westchester.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Captial Review Board, today is calling upon the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City Transit Authority to purchase new express buses to service the X27/X28 and X37/X38 routes in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden is responding to the announcement that more than $113 million dollars has been awarded the United States Department of Transportation to the MTA for purposes of purchasing new buses. Senator Golden often receives complaints from the residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst regarding the conditions of the buses on these routes.
Times Ledger wrote on the positive impact of the recently improved Vernon Blvd. dog run, as dogs took advantage of the wider space and new features. Senator Gianaris was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Mere weeks after announcing the dog run on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City would be renovated, local legislators and their four-legged constituents cut the ribbon on the expanded park last Thursday.
“It’s a beautiful day for people but it’s an even more beautiful day for the dogs of this neighborhood today,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria).
OurLic News provided many great photos from the renovated Vernon Blvd. Dog Run ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on October 6.
Thanks to NYS, NYC, Queens West Development Corporation, and others, this dog friendly community now has a large and well designed dog run at the corner of Vernon Blvd and 48th Ave. The space replaces the dog run on 2nd Avenue that was taken by the city for the new high school and construction of affordable housing.
Some have estimated that over 1,000 dogs live in Long Island City.
On October 6th, the red ribbon was cut at an appropriate ceremony led by NYS Senator Michael Gianaris. As the OurLIC Video NEWS reveals, all elected officials representing Long Island City are true pet lovers.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Seaford on Wednesday, November 16th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Seaford Library, located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford, from 1-3 pm.
Senator Fuschillo’s Mobile Office Hours brings government services directly to residents in their own community. Residents who need assistance with government services, have questions about government programs, or would like to express concerns about a particular issue can come and share them with Senator Fuschillo in a one-on-one setting. No appointments are necessary.
This memo is in response to Senator Dean Skelos’ invitation to attend the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference this Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, that he will hold with the Hispanic Federation. I urge you NOT to attend this event and instead urge our communities and our leaders to boycott this conference.
Senator JoeAddabbo (right) is holding mobile office hours at Queens libraries in his district for the further convenience of constituents so they don’t have to make appointments to speak with him about their concerns. The senator is pictured on Thursday evening, October 6, in Queens Library at Ridgewood with a constituent and NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan.
Wally is a friend of mine. He’s 90 years old and a World War II veteran. He’s also a gentleman who long ago stopped worrying about what people think. Don’t get me wrong. He’s as sharp as a tack. It’s just that he speaks his mind and doesn’t sweat the outcome. You could be mayor, senator, or President of the United States, you work for him and he prides himself on “giving it to you straight.” I guess that’s a fringe benefit of a long life. It’s also why I have always valued his opinion.
SOMERS, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball is expected to take his anti-hydrofracking message to the Westchester home of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday with a planned news conference calling on the Governor to “protect New Yorkers from the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing.” In his Oct. 13 appearance at the Somers Town Board meeting, State Sen. Greg Ballspoke heatedly about hydrofracking in New York State.
68th Pct. To Provide Safety Services, FDNY To Distribute Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a neighborhood town fair on Thursday, October 27, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Shore Hill, located at 9000 Shore Road.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange), Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Assemblyman William Scarborough, (D-Jamaica) were joined by Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, anti-cyberbullying advocates, and victims to announce the launch of the New York Cyberbully Census.