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American Cancer Society Brooklyn's 10th annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk

Join 30,000 of your fellow Brooklynites in Brooklyn's largest fundraising walk and largest cancer event!

Number one breast cancer fundraiser in New York and New Jersey!

Making Strides is the largest breast cancer event in New York and New Jersey—raising more funds for the cause than any other organization in these two states—$18.3 million in 2010!

How does it raise money?

Teams of walkers ask co-workers, family and friends to support them. Each walker tries to raise as much money as they can May through October. On the morning of the walk, each walker turns in their funds at registration, and then, led by survivors and dancing to music, the Walk begins at 11:00 am.

Can I be a team leader?

October 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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City offers free inspections of decks and porches

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders can request free inspections of their decks and porches through Aug. 1 with violations deferred if there are no immediate risks to public safety. Through Aug. 1, residents of the five boroughs can call 311 to request the free inspection to make sure they are in compliance with all city regulations under the No-Penalty Deck and Porch Inspection Program. Inspectors from the city Buildings Department will check for structural conditions, such as cracking, rotting, failed connections and other signs that can lead to a potential collapse. The agency will only take action to address structural concerns if there is an immediate risk to public safety.

July 7, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CHARITY SCAMS

Following reports that a Long Island based charity allegedly spent millions of donor dollars on non-charitable expenses, Senator Andrew Lanza is reminding residents about several precautions they should take to avoid becoming victims of charity scams. 

July 7, 2011
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Unashamed To Be A Christian

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2011

Unashamed To Be A Christian

by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

On June 24th I voted my conscience and opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo's key piece of social legislation in the New York State Senate that redefines our marriage laws away from the traditional definition of one man and one woman. I was the only Democrat in the Senate to vote against this legislation, and I wear my vote as a badge of honor.

July 7, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE THANKS GOVERNOR FOR SAVING OUR PRISONS

SENATOR RITCHIE THANKS GOVERNOR FOR SAVING OUR PRISONS

State Senator Patty Ritchie today personally thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his decision to spare five state prisons in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties from further budget cuts.

Sen. Ritchie was with the Governor in suburban Syracuse for a bill signing event for New York’s new Property Tax Cap law, a measure designed to end runaway state property taxes and get the state back on track to creating jobs.

Following the formal ceremony, Senator Ritchie spoke with the Governor about the prisons in Northern New York.

July 6, 2011
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August 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Security gates get makeover to fight graffiti

Queens Courier wrote about the roll down gates press conference Senator Gianaris participated in.

New York City storefronts are getting a makeover.

July 6, 2011
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Schools Chancellor Walcott, NYC Agencies & Non-Profit Groups Announce Outreach Initiatives to Promote Free Summer Meals for Youth 18 and Younger

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, joined by City agencies and non-profit organizations, today announced outreach initiatives to notify families with children 18 years old and younger about the City’s annual summer meals program, which provides nutritious and tasty meals at no charge.

July 6, 2011
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Unveiling of Dra. Evelina Antonetty Way

Senator Jose M. Serrano today joined Bronx community members in the renaming of the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 156th Street in the Bronx to Dra. Evelina Antonetty Way.Dr. Evelina Antonetty was an exceptional community organizer and civil rights activist who advocated on behalf of people of all races. Under her leadership, the United Bronx Parents (UBP) was formed. The agency provides essential social services and programs for low-income families in the Bronx.

July 6, 2011
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State Senator Patty Ritchie Presenation To Rick Carlisle

State Senator Patty Ritchie presents a copy of the resolution she introduced and passed in the New York State Senate honoring Lisbon and North Country native Rick Carlisle, coach of the Dallas Mavericks, after he led his team to victory in the NBA championship. Shown are Rick's father, Ogdensburg attorney Preston Carlisle,  Senator Patty Ritchie, Rick Carlisle and Rick's mother Joan.   Rick's daughter, Abby, is shown holding a framed copy of the resolution.

July 6, 2011
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July 6, 2011
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Mobile Office

Coming to Your Neighborhood 

August 11, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Mobile Office

Coming to Your Neighborhood 

August 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance Editorial - For want of a school bus . . .

If you snatch relatively safe yellow school bus service away from schoolchildren, even 13-year-olds, they are going to be more at risk getting to and from school on their own. The Bloomberg administration and the city Department of Education dispute this simple statement mightily, but it stands to reason. The truth of it was made starkly clear June 28 when a seventh-grader racing to catch a city bus after the final day of classes at the Staten Island School for Civic Leadership on Goethals Road North was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck. Aniya Williams, 13, was one of thousands seventh- and eighth-graders - most of them on Staten Island - who were denied the variances that had allowed them to get yellow school bus transportation before this school year.

July 6, 2011
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Coming to Your Neighborhood 

August 11, 12:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Coming to Your Neighborhood 

August 10, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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