Issues: Miscellaneous

STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The approval of a new five-year contract by CSEA is victory for all New Yorkers. I applaud Governor Cuomo, CSEA President Danny Donohue and the members of CSEA for achieving a deal that will save taxpayers $73 million this fiscal year, and will help ensure a balanced state budget, avert layoffs and maintain vital state services.  

August 16, 2011
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Brooklyn Day for the World Police and Fire Games

Epix Movie Free-For-All

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Series, with EpixHD, Verizon FiOS,

NYC & Co, CIDC, and presented by Rooftop Films.

7:00 pm — Entertainment from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow;

Contests, prizes and the Coney Island Greeters Live DJ!

8:30 pm — A Man Named Magick - a short film about Magick

Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day,

and performs at night.

8:40 pm — How She Move - A gifted student is forced to leave

her prestigious private school and return to her old neighborhood

after the death of her sister from a drug overdose. She

overcomes her disappointment by rekindling her passion for

August 29, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Play Brooklyn

Join Brooklyn’s Play Mobile for a day of fun-filled activities. Take part in sports, fitness and outdoor adventure activities!

August 29, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of August 15, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

August 16, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR DAVID J. VALESKY REGARDING GOVERNOR SIGNING ETHICS BILL INTO LAW

I have long advocated for an ethics law that provides greater transparency, better enforcement and serious penalties for violators. I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in signing this legislation; it is a great step forward in changing the dysfunctional culture that has pervaded Albany.

August 15, 2011
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Harvest Fest 2011

Celebrate Fall Brooklyn Style

Saturday, September 10, 2011

12:00pm - 6:00pm Paerdegat Park (Farragut Road and Albany Avenue)

Back to school supplies (while supplies last), food, music, children's activities, college bound information, cultural performances, and much much more!

September 10, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE SEEKS OPINIONS ON CASINO GAMBLING

CLICK HERE to take the poll: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE9pZjh6ZzluVXZhcUx2YjYzYkUxR3c6MQ

State Senator Patty is asking her constituents what they think about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s suggestion that New York should take a look at legalizing Las Vegas-style casino gambling.

“Advocates of legalized casino gambling, including a group that wants to build a casino in Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands, say casinos will bring more tourists and create jobs,” Senator Ritchie said. “Opponents worry about issues of problem gambling and its impact on families and communities.”

“That’s why I have created an on-line poll on my Senate website to give the people of Northern and Central New York an opportunity to advise me on what they think I should do when the Senate considers this idea,” Senator Ritchie said. “Governor Cuomo wants to start a statewide discussion about how our state should regulate casino gambling and where we should allow it, if we allow it outside Native American reservations.”

August 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Announced Two Local Sites for 9-11 Commemoration Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam and City Center in Saratoga Springs will be two locations for "New York Remembers" exhibitions that will be held as part of the 9-11 commemoration. Thirty locations throughout the state will be open to the public starting the week of August 29th and continuing throughout September.

"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th changed our lives. These exhibits will help us to remember that day and those loved ones we lost, and to reflect on the heroic service of volunteers and emergency service personnel. I encourage my constituents to take the time to visit these exhibits," Senator Farley said.

August 15, 2011
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Celebrate Staten Island’s 350th Birthday with a Public Craft & Music Festival on August 22 and See the Empire State Building Light the Sky in Staten Island’s Colors – Blue, White & Orange

On August 22, 2011, the Board of SI350 will host a birthday celebration in recognition of the date the Dutch settled on Staten Island.

August 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Montgomery Announces New Ethics Reforms

After strong support from Senator Velmaentte Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) to pass legislation earlier this year, the Public Integrity Act of 2011 has been signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The ethics reforms will help bring integrity, accountability, transparency and public confidence back to State government.

The ethics reforms will:

August 15, 2011
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Eastchester Seniors Complete Internship with Senator Klein

Two Eastchester High School seniors recently completed the school’s Wise Individualized Senior Experience (WISE) internship program at the Office of State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester).

August 12, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending August 14, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, an update on the Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive, the Caring and Sharing Junior Academy opens in Rochester, and some of the upcoming events around the district.

August 12, 2011
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Knicks Drills and Skills Clinic Senator Diane Savino and the New York Knicks Preach Activity and Academics at All Day Clinic

The New York Knicks and State Senator Diane Savino teamed up to with

75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap to prepare them for the upcoming school year, the upcoming season and life.

Coney Island and basketball have serious history, and just a little bit more was made in early August as 75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap got to train in basketball skills and drills with former Knicks players, coaches and trainers. Kasier Park’s newly paved basketball courts served as home court to the gathering.

Knicks former players and coaches, led the kids in passing, shooting, dribbling and teamwork drills all while extolling the importance of doing well in school.

August 12, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SPONSOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR IN MERRICK

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently sponsored a hurricane & emergency preparedness seminar in Merrick.  

August 11, 2011
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