-- In September of 2011, John Adams High School was one of a number of schools throughout the City of New York that was tapped to undergo a “transformation” – to take steps over three years to improve its operations, raise test scores, increase graduation rates, and ultimately provide our local children with the best possible education.
We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our excellent progress in addressing the Brooklyn water main issue. I am pleased to report that as of 6:00 pm this evening:
· Street Main Service has been restored to 98% of customers and we are on target to complete restorations tonight.
· Relights have been completed for more than half of the customer (634 of the 1,200) and we expect to reach all those who are available tonight, while being sensitive to the Sabbath. Our ability to complete the relights will be dependent on gaining access.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) recently welcomed Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. of Massapequa to the State Capitol.
Anthony, a senior at Massapequa High School and a member of Troop 776, was in Albany to view a working session of the State Legislature.
Senator Fuschillo (third right) and Assemblyman Saladino (right) are pictured with Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. (center) in the Senate Chambers during Anthony’s visit to the State Capitol. They are joined by (l-r) Anthony’s parents Connie and Anthony Clemente, Sr., his sister AnnMarie Clemente, and his Scoutmaster, Jim Rapp.
In this week's Community Connection, information regarding Recruit NY, upcoming events around the community, and honoring the girls basketball team from East High School. As always, click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.
The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off will be hosting “drive-in, drop-off” programs at sites throughout Western New York this month. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan is strongly encouraging area residents who have any excess, unused, or expired prescription medications, or over-the-counter drugs, to take advantage of this opportunity to safely and securely dispose of them.
I was pleased to partner with Assemblyman Ed Ra and Rosalie Norton of the West Hempstead Community Support & Civic Association in working to bring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to West Hempstead. With twelve lives lost on September 11th from the West Hempstead community, it is only fitting that a memorable and lasting tribute be built and this piece of steel will be the centerpiece of this memorial when it is built.
Senator Golden taping a show to air on Brooklyn Community Access Television with Bob Howe and Lori Perdone of the 3rd Avenue Merchants. The show's topic focused on the 2012 Summer Stroll to take place on 3rd Avenue this year.
Cortlandt, N.Y. – (4/20/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) teamed up with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to offer seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair. The fair was hosted on April 20 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.
In communities like ours, neighbors are always willing to pitch in and help out during times of crisis.
Unfortunately, in recent years many communities across New York have seen a decline in the number of volunteers joining local fire departments and emergency squads.
With this in mind, many volunteer departments across the state are hosting open houses this weekend to help recruit new volunteers.
As part of an initiative called Recruit NY, these open houses will provide information about free training programs, responsibilities and what a typical day-in-the-life of a volunteer firefighter involves. You will also learn about some of the benefits you can receive from volunteering, like tax breaks offered by the state and some local communities.
Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. – 4/17/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester hosted an economic development roundtable yesterday at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.
Albany, NY: Public health experts, human rights activists and advocates for sex workers and the LGBT community, joined with NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in calling for the passage of the Senator’s legislation (S.323/A.1008) that would barr the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution.