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SENATOR BALL HONORS AMENIA WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AT DISTRICT WIDE HALL OF FAME

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Ann Linden who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Amenia, New York.

March 31, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HONORS LOCAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION WITH DISTRICT WIDE HALL OF FAME

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 300 people gathered at the Putnam County Emergency Services Center to honor their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, wives, daughters and friends. Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C), hosted his inaugural 40th Senate District “Women of Distinction” ceremony, where over 30 women were honored for their service and dedication to their communities.

March 31, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PASSES BUDGET, DELIVERS FOR HUDSON VALLEY

 

Albany, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) announced today that the 2012-2013 New York State Budget has been passed.

March 31, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE PASSED 2012-13 BUDGET

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March 30, 2012
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Community Connection For Week Ending April 1, 2012

In this week's Community Connection: Reducing Taxes in New York, Upcoming Events around the community in the week ahead, and looking back at the Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally last weekend. Click on the link below to download this week's edition in full-screen view.

March 30, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic on Sales Tax Relief

Senator John Bonacic discusses the MTA Payroll Tax Repeal and State Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Footwear.

March 30, 2012
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VOLUNTEERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Brooklyn- Community residents who have proven to be extraordinary community residents dedicated to special events, events and organizations, will be honored at the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation Night hosted by Senator Marty Golden on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street.

More than 150 volunteers will be honored with New York State Senate Certificates honoring them for their efforts. Many of the volunteers have supported community events including the annual Easter Egg Hunts, the Halloween Walk, the 4th of July Picnic , the Christmas Tree Lightings and the Summer Concerts in the Parks.

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

March 30, 2012
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ADDABBO AND AVELLA TEAM WITH LANZA TO RESTORE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CUTS

Albany, NY, Friday, March 30, 2012 – Yesterday, bipartisan legislation (S.6027), supported by State Senators Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside) successfully passed the State Senate.

March 30, 2012
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March 30, 2012
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Greek Community Celebrates 191 Years Of Freedom

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the 74th annual Greek Independence Day Parade. Senator Gianaris attended the event and was happy to see colleagues and community members participate in the celebration.

On March 25, the Greek Independence Day Parade was held along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The theme of the 74th annual parade was “Solidarity with Greece”.

 

The parade was organized by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York who has dedicated its resources in promoting support and solidarity for Greece, which has suffered through an economic crisis.

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March 30, 2012
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EASTER EGG HUNTS IN BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in conjunction with local community organizations, will host two Easter Egg Hunts this weekend.

 

An Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Dyker Park located at 13th Avenue and 86th Street. The event is being co-sponsored by Congressman Michael Grimm, the 13th Avenue Merchants and the Dyker Heights Civic Association.

 

An Easter Egg Hunt is also scheduled for Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Marine Park, entrance at Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place

 

The Easter Egg hunt events include games, music, activities and prizes for the children.

 

Members of the media are invited and welcome to attend.

March 30, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: VASI, GAGLIARDI TO BE HONORED TODAY

 

Lewisboro’s Receiver of Taxes and former deputy supervisor Joann Vasi and former Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps president and South Salem postal worker Laurie Gagliardi will be honored with a Woman of Distinction Award at a ceremony at 6 on Friday, March 30, at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel. Ms. Gagliardi’s recognition will be posthumous.

March 30, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN RESTORES SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the passage of legislation (S. 6027-B/A8683-B), which he co-sponsored, that would allow the City of New York to restore the yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade school children. The bill was approved today by both the State Senate and the State Assembly.

 

Senator Golden stated, “The passage of this bill is a tremendous victory for all school children, families and educators, of the City of New York. We have changed the law to make it again possible for 7th and 8th grade students to travel by school bus to and from school. This was an important thing to do to support our families and to ensure the safety of our students.”

 

March 30, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that gives judges the ability to consider well-established risk factors in determining bail or recognizance in domestic violence cases so that a victim and their family can be further protected from an assailant. 

 

The bill (S.1414A), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), would allow the history of violence or threats of violence, prior orders of protection, and the accused’s access to guns to be considered by a judge, potentially affecting their release conditions and sparing many victims and their children additional harm or even death.

 

March 29, 2012
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ATTENTION SHOPPERS: TAX-FREE CLOTHING SALES RETURN

Starting Sunday, No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that, starting Sunday, shoppers will no longer pay state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.

March 29, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO GIVES ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT UP CLOSE LOOK AT LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN ACTION

        Photo caption: Roosevelt High School Senior Imani Watson joins Senator Fuschillo in the Senate Chambers during her “shadowing” experience as part of the “Students Inside Albany” Conference.

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed Roosevelt High School Senior Imani Watson to the State Capitol in Albany.

March 29, 2012
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