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NEW YORK GIANTS WIN: GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS WIN NEW ENGLAND LOBSTERS, CLAM CHOWDER AND BOSTON CREAM PIE

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) this morning, like the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, are waking up winners.

 

The New York Legislators, who watched the game together among family and friends, last week made a friendly Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts State Representative F. Jay Barrows.

 

February 6, 2012
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Pimp Their Sentences, Sez Queens Pol

As reported by the New York Daily News:

ALBANY — A state senator from Queens is pushing for longer jail sentences for pimps.

Sen. Jose Peralta — with the strong backing of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and women’s advocates — has introduced legislation to reclassify sex trafficking as a violent felony and increase the minimum jail sentence to five years.

“We have to attack prostitution at all levels,” said Peralta, a Democrat whose district includes a prostitution-laden stretch of Roosevelt Ave.

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February 6, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of February 6, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WARNS OF SCAM NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY SCAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is warning local residents of a lottery scam brought to the attention of the public by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, involving mail containing fraudulent checks that appear to have been issued by New York State.

 

Senator Golden stated, "I am bringing to the attention of local residents a warning issued by State Comptroller DiNapoli so to make people aware and to put them on alert. Some scams look so real that you would never suspect any wrongdoing and it appears that be the case here.

 

February 6, 2012
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DAILY PEEKSKILL: PEEKSKILL BE FIRST BOXING HOLDS GRAND OPENING

 

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Hundreds turned out Saturday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Peekskill Be First Boxing’s first permanent home in years.

February 6, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL CENTER RECEIVES RADIOLOGY GRANT

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Northern Westchester Hospital staff was handed the keys to a brand new radiology-imaging suite this week, and along with the open door came a large reimbursement check from the state of New York. The check, which amounted to $250,000, was a grant to fund the suite in full.

February 4, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL TO JOIN THE KIDS OF LEWISBORO ELEMENTARY FOR SOME CLOWNING AROUND – LITERALLY!

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/3/2012) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) will join the kids of Lewisboro Elementary for a circus-themed carnival.  The kids will enjoy music, games, face painting, and arts and crafts.  Lunch will be served after 11:00 A.M., with candy and snacks available all day.  The kids will also get the chance to win an iPod and other themed baskets in the children’s raffle.

February 3, 2012
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Sen. Liz Krueger’s Free Events List – February 2012

Sen. Krueger's free events list for February 2012 is available here.

File: 
Free Events February 2012.docx

February 3, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 5th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, expanding the DNA databank in New York State, upcoming events around the community in the week ahead, and CrimeStoppers announces new partnerships and a fundraising campaign. You can download a full-screen version by clicking on the PDF link below.

February 3, 2012
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Senator Maziarz's Weekly Update on "Your Voice"

Senator Maziarz talks this week about the passage of Abbagail's law, the Governor's Budget Proposal and Redistricting

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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LaValle to Community Colleges: Allow Greater Access to Vocational Training to Prevent Failure, Frustration and Students’ Dropping Out.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, chair of the State Senate’s Higher Education Committee, said today that the State’s Community Colleges need to better identify which students are better suited for a vocational rather than an academic track which would save students’ money and time and ensure their continued enrollment and eventual graduation.

“Our community colleges need to provide greater access to vocational training,” Senator LaValle said, “which in turn would prevent students who are currently in remedial courses and failing, the opportunity to pursue a course of study more suited to them.”

February 3, 2012
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Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer and former NFL MVP running back Thurman Thomas visits the Capitol

Senator Cathy Young (right) and Senator Joe Robach (left) greet Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer and former NFL MVP running back Thurman Thomas during his visit to the Capitol on Monday, January 30. Mr. Thomas has been involved with many worthwhile charitable endeavors over the years, including former Bills' star quarterback Jim Kelly's Celebrity Auction that he held to raise funds for children with disabilities served by The ReHabilitation Center when the Bills held their training camp at St. Bonaventure University. Senator Young, who worked with Jim Kelly on the auction, thanked Mr. Thomas for his generosity and kindness.

February 2, 2012
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D’Youville Hockey Team Honors DYC Alum Senator Kennedy at Caz Rink

Also a Homecoming for Cazenovia Park Hockey Alumni

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The D’Youville College Spartan club hockey team honored New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, for his strong support of the team at a ceremony Sunday at the Timothy J. Burvid Ice Rink (“The Caz”) in South Buffalo.

Senator Kennedy, proudly wearing a D’Youville Spartan hockey jersey, and his son Connor, who had his own hockey game later that day, participated in a ceremonial puck drop before the game with Medaille College, a league rival.

February 2, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S MOBILE OFFICE STOPS IN LEWISBORO!

 

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/30/12) – On Wednesday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) rolled into Lewisboro, with Team Ball on hand, to meet with residents and discuss any issues or concerns of the Lewisboro community.  Senator Ball encourages residents to call their neighbors, bring their friends, and come out with questions or concerns for he and Team Ball.

February 2, 2012
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Brentwood Robotics Team Participated at 8th Annual Deer Park Invitational

Senator Owen H. Johnson recently congratulated the Bay Shore Mechanical Marauders, the Brentwood Indians, and the Deer Park Falcons for their participation in the 8th Annual Deer Park Robotics Invitational.  The post-season robotics competition, held at the Deer Park High School on November 5, 2011, was sponsored by the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and Deer Park Union Free School District.

February 2, 2012
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SENATOR BALL CONTINUES “JOBS TOUR” IN MAHOPAC

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (1/31/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will continued his “Jobs Tour” around the district, stopping by the Mahopac Country Club to give a brief update to residents and community leaders, while asking for their input on job creation.

February 2, 2012
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