Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator LaValle to Host Annual Environmental Roundtable.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I - Port Jefferson) will host a two-hour-long Environmental Roundtable to discuss environmental issues impacting the First Senate District on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Selden campus of Suffolk County Community College in the Babylon Student Center – Montauk Point Room 212.

This year’s participants will again help Senator LaValle chart a legislative agenda that continues efforts to preserve the character and quality of life in our region.

January 17, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S STATE OF THE CITY COMMENTS REGARDING AREA HIGH SCHOOL CLOSURES

Queens, NY, January 16, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City comments regarding high school closures in his district:    

January 17, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"-- for the week of January 16, 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..."

January 17, 2012
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ASTORIA LEADERS FIGHT TO PROTECT RATEPAYERS

Queens, NY – Continuing their efforts to protect energy ratepayers, Senator Michael Gianaris and Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr. are pushing a federal judge to reject the proposed settlement for an illegal price-fixing case involving Morgan Stanley and two western Queens power plants that caused ratepayers to lose nearly $300 million in two years.

January 17, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life pursuing equality and justice for all. Along the way, he left a blueprint for what a better world can and must look like.

January 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH ATTEND MERRICK FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTALLATION CEREMONY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the Merrick Fire Department’s 88th annual installation ceremony.

Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough offered their congratulations and best wishes to the Department’s new Chief, Thomas J. Fernandez, Jr., as well as Assistant Chief Michael Gargen and the rest of the incoming officers. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough also thanked outgoing Chief Frank Vanderlofske for his service to the Department and the Merrick community.

Senator Fuschillo (right) and Assemblyman McDonough (left) are pictured with new Merrick Fire Department Chief Thomas J. Fernandez, Jr. (left center) and Assistant Chief Michael Gargen (right center).

January 16, 2012
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Statement by Senator Carlucci in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NANUET - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today offered the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

January 16, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS ON LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

"Today, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and are reminded of the power of perseverance and the importance of helping others. As a representative of one of the most diverse communities in the world, I am humbled by the ability of different peoples to live side-by-side and create a respectful, loving environment in which our children can grow up understanding the inherent nature of dignity for all. None of this would be possible without the sacrifices made by Martin Luther King, Jr. We are forever indebted to him."

January 16, 2012
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance

For more information on how New York State is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial Observance website.

January 16, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Statement on Martin Luther King Day

“This Monday, we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American hero who gave his life fighting for equality.

Dr. King devoted himself to improving the lives of others. As both a minister and civil rights activist, he led the fight for tolerance, justice, and human rights. He shared his dream for our country and inspired a nation to grow and change for the better.

Let us remember Dr. King’s many accomplishments and legacy of service, but most importantly, never forget that one person truly does have the power to make the world a better place."

January 15, 2012
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Senator Parker Remembers King As Drum Major For Justice - 8th Annual “A Shared Dream” Free Concert to Feature Gospel Artist Byron Cage

Brooklyn, NY -   State Senator Kevin Parker, A Shared Dream Foundation and other sponsors host 8th Annual ‘A Shared Dream’ tribute in word and song to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Addresses Rockland County Haiti Relief Campaign

SPRING VALLEY – In conjunction with Haiti’s two-year anniversary since its deadly earthquake, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today visited the Louis Kurtz Civic Center in Spring Valley to take part in its First Annual Youth Summit hosted by the Rockland County Haiti Relief Campaign.  He spoke to High School students throughout Rockland County about ways to become engaged in the effort to rebuild Haiti.  The event also featured three educational workshops with keynote speakers.

January 13, 2012
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Senator Tony Avella Donates Gifts in Support of St. John’s Hooper’s Troopers Toy Drive

(BAYSIDE)   Today, Senator Tony Avella donated a bundle of toys to the St.

January 13, 2012
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January 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Lawmaker: NYC Sanitation Dept. Enforcing Rule That Doesn’t Exist

Six constituents of Queens New York State Senator Tony Avella have complained in the past few weeks of tickets for placing trash curbside outside of the sanitation department policy’s hours.

That policy says you can’t put the trash out any earlier than 4 p.m. on the day before collection between October 1 and April (5 p.m. other dates).

Avella says he can find no evidence that what he calls sanitation department policy was ever made into a formal regulation. That would require public comment, a hearing, and other measures.

January 13, 2012
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McDonald Tours BOCES Industry First Program with Congressman Gibson (NY-20)

Satatoga Springs - Senator Roy McDonald joined Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20), Assemblyman Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco on a tour of the programs offered in the Industry First Campaign presented by the Washington, Saratoga, Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES.

The Industry First campaign is a collaborative effort of regional business and industry leaders that is supported by members of education, the workforce and economic development. The goal of the campaign is to bring greater focus to what industry partners need as far as skilled labor and call attention to the skills gap and the need to train more individuals in these fields. Industry First will also foster a closer link between students, adult learners and employers. 

January 13, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Cadet Color Guard To Albany

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) welcomed the members of the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to the Senate Chamber in Albany.  The group, which is comprised of young adults from across Long Island and included several young constituents from Senator Flanagan’s district, presented the colors at the ceremonial beginning of the 2012 Senate Session.

January 13, 2012
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Damaged gym at PS 234 Astoria means students watch movies, do jumping jacks in classrooms

The New York Daily News article investigates a school gym repair delay that has deprived students at Public School 234 of physical exercise. Senator Gianaris speaks out against the delay, stating that physical exercise is an educational requirement. 

While a Queens elementary school waits for the city to fix its gym, the phys ed program consists of jumping jacks in the classroom and movies in the auditorium.

A city Education Department official said work on the the gym at Public School 234 in Astoria is expected to begin over the winter break and should be completed within the next three months. The facility was damaged by April storms.

January 13, 2012
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