Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Zeldin Joins Coca-Cola for Generous Donation to Island Harvest

Hauppauge, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) joined the team of Coca-Cola’s Hauppauge facility this past Thursday, December 29, 2011, as they donated fifty cases of Coca-Cola products to Island Harvest as part of Senator Zeldin's 2011 Holiday Food Drive Competition. 

This generous donation came after Senator Zeldin contacted Coca-Cola and requested that they participate in the Food Drive Competition. 

December 30, 2011
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Happy New Year From Senator Flanagan

Dear Friend:

I would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year.

While there have been a great many things accomplished in New York State in 2011, we are all mindful that much more remains to be done and I look forward to working with you in the coming year to make New York State the best it can be.

As always, I invite you contact me by either replying to this message or calling my office at 631-361-2154 if you have any thoughts or comments on our state or if my office can provide you with any assistance.

December 30, 2011
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TAX CUTS AND PROPERTY TAX CAP HIGHLIGHT NEW JANUARY 1st LAWS

Middle class tax cuts that will reduce tax rates for millions of hardworking taxpayers and the two-percent property tax cap highlight new state laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

The recently enacted tax cuts will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years (Chapter 55, L.2011). About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of  $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 30, 2011
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***UPDATED STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN*** SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN RELEASED

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden is making additional comments on the arrest of a suspect in the sexual assault of a Brooklyn teenager:

Senator Golden stated, "We are learning frightening information this afternoon about the suspect arrested this morning in the sexual assault of a young Brooklyn boy that happened last Friday in Brooklyn. Reports are that the suspect was released on early on parole on Friday, December 16th, committed the crime on December 23rd, and now, less than two weeks later, is back in police custody. He had previously been charged with Burglary 3 and a Level 3 Sex Offense. The individual was residing at an unregistered address near both a park and a school while listing his address as the Bellevue Men's Shelter.

December 29, 2011
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Senator Adams attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony, where he gave holiday greetings to community leaders, the medical community and constituents.

December 29, 2011
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Senator Golden Honors Arthur DeCesario

Senator Golden attended a farewell celebration honoring Arthur DeCesario upon his retirement from the New York City Parks Department. He has worked for the Parks Department for more than 33 years and is retiring as District Manager of Parks District 10 in Brooklyn. Senator Golden presented him with a recognition from the New York State Senate.

December 29, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON ARREST OF SUSPECT IN BROOKLYN SEXUAL ASSAULT

Commends NYPD For Swift Arrest

Renews Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect Children Against Sex Offenders

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, has issued the following statement following the arrest of a suspect in the recent disturbing sexual assault which took place on the streets of Brooklyn:

December 29, 2011
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SENATOR REV. DIAZ SALUTES BLOOMBERG BOYCOTTERS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

New York State Senator Reverend Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

An editorial in today’s Daily Newsquotes part of a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg from Muslim religious leaders who will boycott the Mayor’s interfaith breakfast that will be held tomorrow:

December 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO REPORT POWER OUTAGES TO LIPA THROUGH TEXT MESSAGES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents how they can use their smart phones to report power outages and receive restoration updates from LIPA. 

December 29, 2011
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January 6, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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January 4, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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December 11, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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December 28, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL PLEDGES TO SECURE FUNDS FOR YORKTOWN SENIOR CENTER

 

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.– Amid construction and a renovation of the Yorktown Senior and Nutrition Center, State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C- Paterson) told Yorktown seniors he would secure funding from the Dormitory Authority for the renovations.

December 28, 2011
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January 27, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Law Enforcement Round Table

 

40th Senate District’s 1st Annual Law Enforcement and Fire Prevention Roundtable Summit Meeting

Friday, January 6, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  This meeting will take place at The Paladin Center which is located at 39 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY 10512.

January 6, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back row right) thanks Birch Elementary School students, Principal Kerri Schlissel (back row second left), and Student Council Advisor Chris Hoisik (back row left) for collecting toys for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

Students from Birch Elementary School in Merrick recently participated in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive by collecting numerous boxes and bags full of toys. Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick) recently visited the school to personally pick up the toys and thank students and staff for once again participating in the program.

December 28, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Mexico Consul General Carlos M. Sada

Senator John A. DeFrancisco met with Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico in New York State, on December 22, 2011, at the State Office Building in Syracuse. 

December 28, 2011
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