Issues: Miscellaneous

Press Conference: Senator Montgomery to Announce Launch of EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVE In Brooklyn

An announcement of the Early College High School Initiative will be made on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts (located on Flatbush Avenue Between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street).  

September 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: SENATOR BALL CONCERNED WITH COMMUNICATIONS FAILURES AND SLOW RESPONSE TIMES FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRENE

"I must commend first responders, community leaders, volunteers and law enforcement personnel for working together to bring dignity and order in the wake of this hard-hitting storm. Still, thousands of residents are without water and power, and therefore, without the basic opportunity to take care of their homes and families in dignity.

August 30, 2011
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NYSEG, ORANGE & ROCKLAND UTILITIES AND CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC TO DISTRIBUTE DRY ICE AND/OR ICE AND/OR BOTTLED WATER

Please CLICK HERE to view NYSEG distribution sites and times for  bottled water and dry ice. Supplies will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

August 30, 2011
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Statement on Volunteer Efforts During Hurricane Irene

Senator Golden stated "It is with honor that I commend the hard work of the many volunteers that came out during Hurricane Irene, in both preparation for and the aftermath of this natural disaster. CERT 1 NYC, CERT Brooklyn Community Board 15 and Marine Park, the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance, Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance and Bensohurst Volunteer Ambulance kept us safe here in Southwest Brooklyn. The tireless efforts of these volunteers help to make our communities as strong as they are. I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who helped out during this crisis situation and share my happiness over the neighborly acts that we have seen throughout Hurricane Irene's impact!"

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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NYC Department of Education to Open Registration Centers Across the City This Week for New Students

The New York City Department of Education today announced that it will open 12 Student Registration Centers on Wednesday, August 31, to enroll new students for the opening of school. Procedures vary across the following categories of students: All new high school students or those re-entering the system after an absence—both general education and special education— should register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence. New or re-entering general education elementary and middle school students without a zoned school should also register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence.

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE LEAVES PUTNAM POWERLESS

by Kerry Barger

The heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Irene have left many areas flooded, downed trees abundant and over half the residents of Putnam without power.

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

August 29, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be honored at Clamor a Dios on Labor Day, September 5, 2011 at 12:00 noon at at the north entrance of the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Clamor a Dios is an annual event that has been held for decades by Reverend Jorge Raschke, one of Puerto Rico’s most ardent supporters of traditional marriage.

Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “I am deeply humbled to be recognized at the 2011 Clamor a Dios for my efforts to defend marriage. This recognition will invigorate my efforts to keep the marriage issue alive and ultimately let it be decided by New York’s voters.”

August 30, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SHELTER INFORMATION

Shelter Information in Senator Ball’s 40th District

August 29, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Assisting Residents and Businesses Recover from Hurricane Irene

(Nanuet, NY)  Hurricane Irene has left approximately 48,000 residents in our area without power and caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.  Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has been touring Rockland and Orange counties and will continue to do so over the next 24-48 hours with local government officials and business owners to determine how the state can help with recovery both in the immediate and long terms. 

“My priority over the next several days is to ensure that residents and businesses receive the assistance they require to recover from the damaging effects of Hurricane Irene,”  Senator Carlucci said. 

Senator Carlucci offers the following advice to home and business owners who have suffered damage from Hurricane Irene:

August 29, 2011
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After Hurricane Irene, Senator Breslin to New Yorkers: “Act now to protect your property and secure your financial future”

(Albany, NY) Citizens throughout the state experienced extreme weather on Sunday, and many New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding, downed trees, power outages and other devastation. Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging those who felt the most destructive effects of Hurricane Irene to act quickly and take the appropriate steps to file insurance claims for damaged or lost property.

August 29, 2011
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Here is an update of where MTA services stand as of 11:00 this morning.

Subways:

 

* All service is running with very limited exceptions (such as no express service on some lines). There had been severe flooding in some areas where some pumps had failed, but these issues have been resolved and all stations are getting service.

 

 

 

Buses:

 

* All routes are running in NYC and Nassau County. Some routes may have detours around some fallen trees, but these are minor.

 

 

 

Paratransit:

 

* Access-A-Ride and Able Ride will be operating normally by noon today. This morning, they are focusing on returning evacuees to hospitals, nursing homes, and residences.

 

 

 

LIRR:

 

August 29, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS PROVIDES TIPS FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN IRENE’S AFTERMATH

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today provided tips and other useful information for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene.

 

August 29, 2011
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