Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN AND BROOKLYN FAMILY ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP TO SOLVE HIT AND RUN IN THE WAKE OF 17TH ANNIVERSARY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Michael McLeer and family members, at a press conference, at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of Donna Blanchard and her daughter Michelle, 17 years ago.

Donna and Michelle were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death. Senator Golden, as a member of the New York City Council, renamed the street corner, Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza”, at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in their memory in 2001.

June 10, 2011
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Celebrating the Lewiston Garden Club

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto met this morning with the members of the Lewiston Garden Club.  The Club is busy getting ready for the Lewiston Garden Fest on June 25 and 26.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Lincoln Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Lincoln Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville Central School District, on June 7th when they visited the Capitol and learned about New York State government. Students from Mr. Krogh’s and Ms.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Students from Lincoln Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Lincoln Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville Central School District, on June 7th when they visited the Capitol and learned about New York State government. Students from Mr. Krogh’s and Ms.

June 10, 2011
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Community Connection for June 12, 2011

Click the link below to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen. In this week's issue, the Senate passes legislation sponsored by Senator Robach, Rocin' the Beach at Ontario Beach Park, and a busy week of events coming up around the district highlighted by the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival.

June 10, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE 'I FISH NY' FREE FISHING CLINICS SUMMER 2011

 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) I FISH NY program will be offering free fishing clinics for all New Yorkers during this summer.

 


June 25, 2011: Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park, Staten Island, Noon - 5:00 pm

July 13, 2011: Fishing w/ Senior Citizens at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, 9:00am - 12:00pm

June 10, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CONGRATULATES STATE ROAD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ON WINNING EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today congratulated four students from the State Road Elementary School in Webster for being selected as winners in the New York State Senate 2011 Earth Day Poster Contest.  Third graders Jack Hoctor, Brennen Albert, Joel Farmen and Siraj Clark had their winning artwork displayed at the State Capitol as part of a special exhibit to raise awareness of recycling and waste reduction.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg Common School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Tom Moore’s Edinburg Common School sixth grade class on June 6th in Albany when they came to the Capitol for a tour. Senator Farley discussed the history of the Capitol building and how New York State government works. Students on the trip included Michael Darling, Jordon Wadsworth, Joshua Sitterly, Marleigh Frasier, Jaclyn Van Nostrand, Shelby Walton and Helen Klass. Chaperones included Tiffany Frasier and Amanda Edwards.

June 10, 2011
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First-Time Home Buyer Bill Signed Into Law

Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I-Port Jefferson) today announced that legislation they sponsored to allow municipalities to continue the tax exemption for first-time home buyers of newly constructed homes has been signed into law.

“Young, working families have a very hard time trying to meet the costs associated with the purchase of their first home. This legislation will make it easier for families to move from renter to homeowner,” said Sweeney.

“Owning a home is still the American dream,” said Senator LaValle. “This measure will help ease the financial strain in making that dream a reality by providing a real property tax exemption for first-time home buyers.”

June 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND BROOKLYN FAMILY TO MARK 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNSOLVED HIT AND RUN

FAMILY CONTINUES TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR LIVES LOST

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Michael McLear and family members, for a press conference tomorrow, Friday, June 10, 2011, at 12:00 p.m., at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of his mother, Donna and his sister, Michelle, 17 years ago.

Donna Blanchard and Michelle Blanchard were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death.

June 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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LaValle And Thiele Announce New Legislation Increasing Veteran Property Tax Exemptions

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) were joined today by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to announce the introduction of new State Legislation which would allow municipalities to increase the maximumproperty tax exemptions under the alternative veteran’s exemptions.

A.8186/S.5597 would further amend the Real Property Tax Law by providing exemptions to veterans which more appropriately reflect the recent rise in real property values. Under the proposed legislation the new cap for wartime veterans would increase from $54,000 to $75,000; from $36,000 to $50,000 for combat veterans; and, from $180,000 to $250,000 for disabled veterans.

June 9, 2011
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Senator Klein introduces bill to help stop tire rim theft

Vehicle Identification Numbers would aid law enforcement in tracking stolen wheels

 

June 9, 2011
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Klein Bill To Make Graffiti Vandals Clean Up Their Blight Passes Chamber

Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would mandate convicted graffiti vandals to participate in clean-up programs as part of their sentence recently passed the State Senate.

June 8, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Saving Taxpayer Dollars and Reducing Waste

The State Senate passed legislation (S4818A) sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements to provide free hard copies of the State Register to city, village and town clerks as well as state agencies and legislators.

 

The State Register is a booklet that lists rulemaking actions and other public notices and is updated weekly.  A free online version of the registry has been available since 2003.  Entities will be allowed to opt out of receiving a hard copy, but no entity wishing to receive the hard copy will be denied.

 

June 8, 2011
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Brooklyn Drivers Being Ripped Off By Organized Crime

RAMPANT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD PERPETRATED BY ORGANIZED CRIME – SIGNIFICANTLY HIKING THE PREMIUMS OF BROOKLYN DRIVERS – WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A NEWS CONFERENCE FEATURING STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN (R-BROOKLYN) AND MEMBERS OF NEW YORKERS STAND AGAINST INSURANCE FRAUD (NYSAIF) ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 1:00 IN FRONT OF SENATOR GOLDEN’S DISTRICT OFFICE.

NEW YORKERS PAY 53% MORE FOR AUTO INSURANCE THAN DRIVERS ACROSS AMERICA ON AVERAGE LARGELY DUE TO THE “NO FAULT INSURANCE” FRAUD CRISIS.

THE NEWS CONFERENCE WILL CALL FOR PASSAGE OF THE “FRAUD TAX BILL” TO CRACK DOWN ON ORGANIZED CRIMINALS DRIVING UP NEW YORK INSURANCE COSTS. THE BILL HAS THE SUPPORT OF LEADING NEW YORK STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

June 9, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

8 de Junio de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico

y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico

El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz celebrara un banquete en honor al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico.

Este banquete, “El Abrazo Boricua en New York,” solamente por invitación, se llavará a cabo en el Restaurant Maestros, localizado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue en el Condado del Bronx este Jueves, 9 de junio de 8:00 pm a 1:00 am.

June 8, 2011
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