Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Serrano Attends the Unveiling of the New American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Senator Serrano today attended the unveiling of the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculptures, and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The opening of the New American Wing is in the final stage of a multiple stage project, and the new wing depicts colonial and early federal period arts, as well as nineteenth and early twentieth century showcases.

January 12, 2012
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January 11, 2012
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Senator Avella Honors Local Hero

Senator Tony Avella issues a legislative resolution honoring retired combat veteran William D. Costello, this afternoon.

In honor of Memorial Day, Senator Avella, D-Bayside, invited William D. Costello, a retired construction worker from VFW Post 4787, to receive a Legislative Resolution from the State of New York commemorating his service to the country

Costello was drafted at 18, now 86, recalls the morning of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy as a rifleman in the Army’s 4th Infantry 20th Armored Division.

“We woke up at 9 am, put our packs on, and by 10 am we were down the net and into the landing craft,” recalls Costello.

Armed with an M1 Garand rifle, Costello spent 196 days on the line.

January 11, 2012
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ADDABBO'S STATEMENT ON THE END OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING PROPOSAL

Queens, NY, January 11, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) released the following statement  in support of  today’s City Hall rally calling for a ban on hydrofracking in New York State:

January 11, 2012
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Pol, residents demand DOT repair broken curbs

Queens residents have had their hopes for safe sidewalks curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Senator Tony Avella recently united with perturbed residents from northern and eastern Queens – who have suffered with broken curbs in front of their homes for years – to demand the DOT “accelerate” their sidewalk repair program.

January 11, 2012
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 2012 Greetings

On January 16, 2012, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on today. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.

January 11, 2012
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BALL BILL PASSES OUT OF SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE

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Brewster, N.Y.– 1/11/2012—Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is leading the charge on legislation that would stop allowing insurance companies to use and abuse the citizens of New York.

January 11, 2012
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Senator Marcellino To Hold Community Forums throughout the District

Senator Carl Marcellino wants to know what you’re thinking and would like to invite you to attend one of his Community Forums.  

"With the beginning of a new legislative session, this is a great time for Community Forums. Listening to your views enables me to better represent your needs.  Please join me and let me know what you think about any topic concerning State government," said Senator Marcellino. 

January 11, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Establishment of Senate Library Committee

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reports that he was named Chairman of a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

“This new committee will help the Senate in promoting libraries and addressing their needs,” said Senator Farley.  “I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE SENATOR MEGA APPROVED BY STATE SENATE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today introduced a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution (J. 2884) during session honoring the late Senator Christopher J. Mega, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Members of the Mega Family, including his wife Madelyn, were in the Senate Gallery during the discussion and vote on the resolution which was unanimously approved.

Mega, who served as a State Senator, State Assemblyman, State Judge and long time civic leader, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, studied at St. Francis College and attended Brooklyn Law School.

A copy of the Resolution and a photo, featuring Senator Hugh Farley and Senator Betty Little, joined Senator Golden, Madelyn Mega (Mrs. Christopher Mega), and family.

January 10, 2012
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