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NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGMENT NOTIFIES NEW YORKERS THAT FEMA AND NEW YORK STATE WILL OPEN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX, QUEENS, AND STATEN ISLAND MONDAY

Individuals, Businesses, and Non-profits in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Affected by Hurricane Irene May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Aid

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management today notified New Yorkers that State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to open Monday, September 26, 2011 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Following Hurricane Irene, the federal government declared the four counties eligible to receive federal disaster aid for individuals, businesses, and non-profits.

 

September 22, 2011
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Griffo Holds Virtual Town Hall to Connect with District Residents

Griffo holds virtual town hall to connect with 47th District residents

September 22, 2011
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ADDITIONAL FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

The Schenectady County Bar Association emailed me this week asking me to relay to flood victims the announcement of a free clinic on Friday, Sept. 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Rotterdam Square Mall. Please note, this is strictly for those who have legal needs resulting from the recent natural disasters. A similar program is being conducted in Greene County by the New York State Trial Lawyers and this association said it is setting up dates to provide legal assistance to victims of Irene in Montgomery County. As soon as the dates are set, I will post the information.

September 22, 2011
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Join State Senator Lee Zeldin in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

"This is a great opportunity to bring our community together for a good cause. I am proud to help support this event and I hope to see you there. Together, we can work to help save lives."

~ Senator Lee Zeldin

For more information, or to help sponsor at team, please visit:

http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/

or call Senator Zeldin's Office at (631) 585-0608 and ask for Linda.

October 2, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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LaGuardia College names academic hall for Maltese

Yournabe.com wrote on LaGuardia Community College's dedication to an academic hall last Thursday to former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, for whom Senator Gianaris offered kind words.

Educators at LaGuardia Community College dedicated an academic hall last Thursday to former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, a man who worked with lawmakers across the aisle and who has a lot in common with the students at the college.

“Serph Maltese is old-school,” said Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), who spoke at the dedication. “He goes back to a time when things were bipartisan and cooperative.”

Read the full article here.

September 22, 2011
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FLOOD VICTIMS THANK NORTHERN/CENTRAL NEW YORK

State Senator Patty Ritchie released an email she received from a flood relief coordinator in the Schoharie Valley thanking residents of Northern and Central New York for their generous response to her call for donations for victims of Hurricane Irene.

In her message, relief coordinator Debi Christman said agencies had nearly run out of food and personal items that are so desperately needed by victims of the flooding that wiped out towns, farms and homes.

"You van could not have arrived at a more needed time," Christman wrote. "We're thrilled with the awesome donations contained in that van and assure you that your efforts will greatly benefit the flood victims."

September 22, 2011
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MALLIOTAKIS, GRIMM, GOLDEN ATTEND GREEK CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN BAY RIDGE

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Senator Marty Golden and many others at the Holy Cross Greek Festival in Bay Ridge. The festival, which took place from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, offered Greek food, music, vendors, rides and games, celebrating Greek culture in a family-friendly environment.

September 22, 2011
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Senator Gianaris attends LIC's Chocolate Factory season opening reception

Senator Gianaris stands with Marcus Hagenbarth, President of the Board of Trustees of Chocolate Factory; Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director of Chocolate Factory; and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer to kick off the Chocolate Factory's new season at the theater's opening reception.

September 22, 2011
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BALL JOINS PRESIDENT CLINTON TUESDAY

SAGE SUMMIT TO RESIZE, REINVENT NY GOVERNMENT

Brewster, N.Y. – (09/22/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is joining President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton for next week’s meeting of the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission in Albany, N.Y. Senator Ball was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as part of the 20-member SAGE Commission team, created to consolidate state government and save New Yorkers money.

September 22, 2011
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Hope Community Community Service Awards

Senator Serrano attended Hope Community, Inc.'s 42nd Annual Community Service Awards Gala today, and presented an honorary award to Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez.  Rodriguez was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2010 and serves the 68th Assembly District. "It's an honor to have the opportunity to present this award to Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez for his distinctive work in the East Harlem community. Having been born and raised in East Harlem, Robert has a keen understanding of the main issues affecting this community. He has demonstrated to not only be a great leader, but a great partner in tackling many of the most important struggles of the community."

September 22, 2011
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3rd Graders at Quest Elementary School Show Off New Dictionaries

On Wednesday, September 21st, Senator Robach joined members of the Greece and Hilton Rotary Clubs to present new dictionaries to third grade students at Quest Elementary School in Hilton. The dictionary project promotes comprehension and literacy and instills at a young age the fun and importance of reading. Dictionaries are presented to 3rd grade students in the Hilton and Greece school districts.

September 21, 2011
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September 21, 2011
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Seward Applauds National Grid's Emergency Economic Development Proposal

COBLESKILL, 09/21/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined officials with National Grid in announcing economic development aid for upstate communities hit hardest by recent storms.

“Our small businesses and farmers, many who have lost everything in the wake of Irene and Lee, are working diligently to rebuild.  Small towns and villages are also faced with a monumental task of repairing damaged infrastructure,” said Senator Seward.  “With budgets already stretched to the max, financial assistance is needed to help make people whole and I am pleased National Grid is stepping up to help energize the rebuilding effort.”

September 21, 2011
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Senator Larkin Joins Local Dignitaries and Port Authority Officials in Unveiling a Piece of the World Trade Center Steel at Stewart Memorial Park located at Stewart Airport

A steel beam from the World Trade Center is unveiled at Stewart Memorial Park across from the main terminal entrance at Stewart Airport.

September 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH THE VISITING NURSE SERVICE TO OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

September 21, 2011
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LATEST FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

The New York State Library reached out to me this week stating FEMA will be holding special meetings for public libraries and other not-for-profit organizations who suffered from Hurricane Irene. In Schenectady County, the meeting will be held on Sept. 27th at 1 p.m. at South Schenectady Fire Department, 6 Old Mariaville Road, Rotterdam. In Montgomery County, the briefing will be held on Sept. 28th at 1 p.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Fonda. My office is reaching out to the Walter Elwood Museum and Old Fort Johnson about these meetings so those groups can see if they are eligible for FEMA assistance. Libraries affected by the flooding should also reach out to the Division of Library Development at www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev

September 21, 2011
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LaValle and Glick to Focus on Proprietary Schools Early in Next Legislative Session

Chair of the New York State Senate’s Higher Education Committee, New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle  and Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, Chair of the State Assembly’s Higher Education Committee said today that the oversight and enforcement of regulations on proprietary colleges operating in New York State will be a priority for the coming legislative session.  LaValle and Glick have pending legislation  -- S4268A -- to amend the education law in relation to private proprietary schools.

 Proprietary colleges are for-profit colleges and universities. They are operated by their owners or investors, rather than a not-for-profit institution, religious organization, or government.

September 21, 2011
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