Issues: Miscellaneous

ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE?

Please join us for AN IMPORTANT

TOWN HALL MEETING

*TEENAGE DRUG USE*

Including “Oxycotton” (OxyContin) and “Party Drugs”

*BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS*

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Dyker Heights Junior High School

8010-12th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Know the signs!

Join us and get informed!

Health Care, Law Enforcement and Drug Prevention Program professionals will host a panel discussion and answer questions. Representatives from Lutheran HealthCare, The Dynamic Youth Community, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, & Department of Health will attend.

**Parents, grandparents, and educators are encouraged to attend**

February 15, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO ACCEPT YORKTOWN’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NOMINATION AND CONTINUE “JOBS TOUR”

 

***Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/6/2012) – On Tuesday, February 7th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be at the Yorktown Town Hall to accept the nomination of Kathleen Quinn as a Woman of Distinction and to continue his “Jobs Tour”.

February 7, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS - Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

            Senator Andrew Lanza today voted in favor a series school bus bills that passed the Senate that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN MEETS WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS AT THE ARAB AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) recently met with leaders of the Yemeni American Association of Bay Ridge, the Beit Al Maqdis Islamic Center, the Moroccan American House Association, the World Lebanese Cultural Union, the Egyptian American Community Foundation, the Arab American Association of New York and local business leaders to provide an update on his workings within the State Senate and the community, and discuss areas of concerns. He has issued this statement:

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL LEADS EFFORT TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

Legislation Extending Maximum Amount of Stay in Residential Programs to be voted on in Social Services Committee. 

February 7, 2012
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2/7/12: Senator John Bonacic Comments on S.6157A

Senator John Bonacic, discusses his legislation (S.6157A), which would prohibit certain individuals from acting as school bus monitors and drivers.

 

February 7, 2012
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Senator Klein Introduces Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage

 

Statement from Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester): 

February 7, 2012
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ADDABBO SIGNS ON TO LEGISLATION HALTING ISSUANCE OF HYDROFRACKING PERMITS

Queens, NY, February 7, 2012 -- In an effort to ensure that the State Legislature and other interested parties receive all of the information they need to determine the ultimate pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has given his support to legislation (S.6261) that would suspend the issuance of new permits for this form of natural gas drilling in New York State until June 2013.  

February 7, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets With Representa​tives From the Tri-Valley Future Farmers of America


(February 7, 2012) Senator John Bonacic met with representatives from the Tri-Valley Future Farmers of America to discuss Agricultural Education. Pictured (from L-R) Tara Beresick, Tri-Valley FFA Chapter Co-Advisor, Sidnye Stepanov, Christina Kackos, John Bonacic, Nicole Bradley and Hope Costa.

February 7, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION

Legislation aims to disqualify certain persons from acting as school bus monitors and drivers

February 7, 2012
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Senator Grisanti Sponsors Bill to Prevent Blackouts on Cable TV

Senator Mark Grisanti is co-sponsoring legislation to amend the public service law in relation to requiring negotiation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing independent cable channel.

“In Western New York we are not able to watch Buffalo Sabres hockey games on television if you have Time Warner Cable due to these unfair negotiations,” said Senator Grisanti. “Since terms cannot be reached we want the public service commission to amend the law so that the parties must conduct an arbitration.”

Time Warner Cable has been negotiating with MSG for over a year, but no deal has been reached to bring MSG’s networks and the Sabres game back to Time Warner Cable customers.

February 7, 2012
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A potentially lifesaving message - Give Blood

The American Red Cross needs to collect 22,000 units of blood each weekday and around 15,000 units each weekend to meet patient needs. In fact, someone needs blood every two seconds, every day, 365 days a year.

For a list of upcoming blood drives, or for a donation facility near you, click below for the Red Cross website. Just type in your zip code on the right hand side and it will give you locations in your area: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

Your blood donation could potentially save someone’s life… and it’s a truly great way to show that you’ve got a big heart!

February 7, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE CELEBRATES GIANTS' SUPER BOWL VICTORY WITH CHAMPIONSHIP LICENSE PLATE

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO APPROVE A PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday joined the New York State Senate in passing a series school bus bills that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

Senator Golden stated, "As a former New York City Police Officer, I am proud to have voted to approve legislation which passed the State Senate that will improve school bus safety in New York. It is not only important that we provide the children of our City and State the opportunity to excel in school, but we must guarantee that they get to and from school safely. I encourage my colleagues in the Assembly to approve these bills so that we can ask Governor Cuomo to sign them into law this year."

February 7, 2012
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Murderer, Rapist Edward Kindt Eligible for Parole February 13; Senator Catharine Young Urges Public to Help Keep Kindt Behind Bars

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) is once again calling on residents of her district to pursue an urgent letter-writing campaign to the New York State Parole Board to help keep Edward Kindt behind bars when he becomes eligible for parole this month. At 15-years-old, Kindt was convicted of raping and brutally murdering Penny Lea Brown, of Salamanca, on Mother’s Day 1999 while she was jogging on a trail with her two dogs.

February 7, 2012
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Senator Diaz’s Statement on the Senate Vote to Allow Worship Services in Public Schools

February 6, 2012

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz has issued the following statement in response to today’s New York State Senate vote in favor of allowing worship services in public schools when schools are not in session:

“Today the New York State Senate voted 55 to 7 in favor of legislation to permit public schools to allow worship services in schools when school is not in session.

February 6, 2012
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SENADO APRUEBA LEY A FAVOR DE LAS IGLESIAS

6 de Febrero del 2012

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para Públicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

SENADO APRUEBA LEY A FAVOR DE LAS IGLESIAS

Por votacion de 55 votos a favor y 7 en contra el Senado de NewYork acaba de aprobar la Ley Numero S6087-A, introducida por el Senador Republicano Martin Golden y que autoriza a las Iglesias a continuar rentando los auditorios de las escuela publicas para conducir servicios religiosos.

February 6, 2012
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2/6/12: Senator John Bonacic Comments on S.3099A

Senator John Bonacic sponsored legislation aims to stiffen penalties for passing a stopped school bus.

February 6, 2012
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