Issues: Miscellaneous

January 25, 2012
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Spec Ed Workshop: Diagnosing andTesting For Disabilities

Community Education Council District 20

Special Education Committee

 

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Place: 415 89th Street 4th Floor Conference Room

Presented by: Dr. Akila Venkataraman, Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy

& Dr. Ross Gourvitz, Neuropsychologist

 

Topic:

Diagnosing and Testing For Disabilities

 

 

Ø When should a child be tested for a disability

Ø Who to go to

which physician specialty is the right one

Ø What are the most commonly used tests

Ø What do the tests measure

Ø How to interpret testing

 

Seats are limited. Registration required by January 30th

February 1, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

Senator Marty Golden was the Senate sponsor of the legislation that created the Brooklyn HealthWorks Program.

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, "Today, we celebrate the continued success and true meaning of Brooklyn HealthWorks. This program is recreating the climate of small business in Brooklyn and is making Kings County a leader in the State in offering business owners and employees an important opportunity at health care. This program has made a difference for countless families and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far."

BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

January 25, 2012
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NY Youth Works Program Provides $62 Million for Job Training and $25 Million in Tax Credits to Combat High Unemployment among Inner City Youth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of "NY Youth Works," a statewide program to combat the unacceptably high unemployment rates among inner city youth in communities across New York. The new program, passed last month in an extraordinary session of the state legislature, includes $25 million in tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disadvantaged youth and $62 million to support job training programs.

January 25, 2012
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

January 25, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Delivers Over 2,000 Toys to Winthrop Hospital

Senator Fuschillo visits Winthrop Hospital's Pediatric Unit to deliver over the over 2,000 toys that were collected through his annual "Extend the Holidays" toy drive. The toys were delivered after the new year so that children could continue to experience the joy of receiving gifts throughout the new year.

Toys were collected with the help of local schools, labor unions, families, and businesses.

Click here to read more about Senator Fuschillo's "Extend the Holidays" toy drive.

January 25, 2012
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Mandate Relief Council meeting today -- listen to today's meeting

Governor Cuomo's "Mandate Relief Council," which has been charged with developing a comprehensive set of recommendations for the Legislature's consideration during the 2012 legislative session, meets for the first time in Albany today, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Listen to a live broadcast of today's meeting.

January 25, 2012
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OLD MILL ROAD KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO THEIR CLASS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick to serve as a guest reader to Mrs. Morash’s kindergarten class.

Senator Fuschillo read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to the students. The story allowed the children to learn in a fun way what Senator Fuschillo’s job is and how laws are made.

“I really enjoyed my visit to Old Mill Road. It was wonderful to see how involved the students got into the story and how excited they got about reading. I thank them for allowing me to visit their class,” said Senator Fuschillo.

Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he reads “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” to the students in Mrs. Morash’s class.

January 25, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Belleayre Mountain

Your Voice 1/24/12: Senator John Bonacic of the 42nd Senate District discusses Belleayre Mountain.

January 25, 2012
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Jennifer Melfi, 13 Year Old Amateur Radio Operator, Received Senate Citation

Senator Owen H. Johnson honored 13 year old amateur radio operator Jennifer Melfi with a Senate Citation for assisting Babylon Town’s emergency operations efforts during Tropical Storm Irene.  Jennifer Melfi received the citation in front of 150 ham radio operators at the Amateur Radio Convention at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage on January 8, 2012.  “Jennifer Melfi has performed a valuable service to our community and demonstrates that her young age did not prevent her from lending tremendous help during a disaster,” Senator Johnson said.  “I am honored to congratulate this outstanding young lady for her exemplary community service with the Town of Babylon Emergency Operations Center.”

January 24, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Mark Grisanti discusses UB2020, Economic Development and Governor Cuomo's Budget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g0XchfjSiM

January 24, 2012
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ADDABBO TO HOLD EVENING OFFICE HOURS AT OZONE PARK LIBRARY FEBRUARY 2

Kicks Off Celebrations of Community’s 130th Birthday; Founded in 1882 

January 24, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Redistricting

YOUR VOICE 1/24/12: Senator John Bonacic of the 42nd Senate District discusses redistricting.

January 24, 2012
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