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CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: MAKE THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME

Senator Golden Calls for Expedited Legislative Action to Guard Our Youth

 

Following the death of Brooklyn 9-year-old Leibby Kletzty, Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has renewed his call for passage of legislation that would make the intentional murder of a child under 12 years of age a first degree offense.

 

July 13, 2011
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Annual Tour De Queens

Queens Gazette wrote about Senator Gianaris' participation in the Tour de Queens.

A record number of people biked through Eastern and Southern Queens on July 10 as part of the Fourth Annual Tour de Queens. Around 2,000 bicyclists were joined by New York Mets mascot Mr. Met, state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson for the event.

“Bicycling is truly a fiveborough phenomenon,” Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives Paul Steely White said. “Thousands of people proved that in Queens yesterday as they rolled through 20 miles of New York’s largest borough for the fourth year in a row.”

July 13, 2011
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Spring 2012 White House Internship

Visit the White House Internship website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/

Apply to the White House Internship program: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply/  Learn more about the selection process: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/selection/

July 13, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Syracuse District Fire Department Chief Mike Chura with the NYS Senate Liberty Award

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO HONORS FIRE CHIEF MIKE CHURA FOR SAVING WOMAN’S LIFE 

District Fire Chief Mike Chura is Presented with NYS Senate Liberty Award 

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today honored Syracuse District Fire Department Chief Mike Chura for his heroic actions which saved the life of a woman in August 2010. Senator DeFrancisco presented District Chief Mike Chura with the New York State Senate Liberty Award at a ceremony this morning attended by Chura’s family, friends, and Assemblyman Will Barclay, (R-I-C, Pulaski). 

July 12, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Signs Law Strengthening Enforcement Against Drivers Caught Using Handheld Electronic Devices

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that strengthens the enforcement against drivers who use handheld electronic devices for activities such as texting while a vehicle is in motion. The legislation makes this action a primary traffic offense, giving law enforcement the power to stop drivers solely for engaging in this activity.

The Governor also announced today that he will increase the penalty for using a cellular phone without a hands-free device or a handheld device while driving from two to three points through changes in state regulations.

July 12, 2011
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Senator O'Mara, Assemblyman Palmesano highlight rural legislation

Albany, N.Y., July 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning), each following their first session on the Legislature’s 10-member Commission on Rural Resources, said today that several pieces of the commission’s 2011 agenda were approved by the Senate and Assembly and are expected to be signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

July 12, 2011
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WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN STATEN ISLAND MOSQUITOES (ZIP CODE 10312) – SENATOR LANZA OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE

Senator Lanza reminds Staten Islanders to take precautions in protecting themselves by reducing their exposure to mosquitoes by:

Using an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.

July 12, 2011
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pol introduces 'Caylee's Law,' wants felony charges for parents who don't report missing kids

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In wake of the controversial Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida, state Sen. Andrew Lanza has introduced a bill that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

The bill -- named "Caylee's Law" -- would make it a Class E felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 12, 2011
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"A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 OR 100 DEGREES.

"A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE.

July 12, 2011
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Search Continues For Missing Brooklyn Boy Leibby Kletzky

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Dozens of Borough Park residents spent the night searching for 9-year-old Leibby Kletzky. The boy has been missing for over 12 hours.

WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs In Borough Park

Leibby was supposed to meet his mother at 5 p.m. Monday after leaving day camp in Brooklyn, but never showed up.

Those with the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol said they’ve seen surveillance video that shows the little boy leaving the camp, but there was no sign of him otherwise.

Almost immediately people in the community came out to search, continuing through the overnight hours.

It’s unclear if Leibby’s disappearance is suspicious, but residents said they’re not taking any chances.

July 12, 2011
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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END-OF-SESSION MESSAGE FROM SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.

 
Queens, NY, July 11, 2011 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following summary of the recently ended legislative session to his constituents:
 
The 2011 legislative session started off right - by putting the people first.
 

July 11, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES “CAYLEE’S LAW” IN NY - Bill Would Create Felony Charge for Failing to Report a Child Missing

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced “Caylee's Law” in New York State which would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children. The bill would make it a class E Felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 11, 2011
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Emergency Loan Program for Homeowners

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services is available to help homeowners in determining if they are eligible for financial assistance under the federal Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP). Sponsored by HUD, the program is intended to help mortgage holders of one to four unit homes who have suffered a loss of income resulting from unemployment caused by adverse economic conditions or a medical emergency.

The EHLP offers a declining balance, deferred payment loan up to a maximum of $50,000 or 24 months, whichever occurs first, to assist eligible homeowners with payments of arrearages and monthly payments on first mortgages.

July 11, 2011
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Emergency Preparedness Seminar

            With Long Island in the middle of hurricane season, New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting local residents to an emergency preparedness seminar he is sponsoring on July 27th.

July 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS ATTEND 5TH ANNUAL BAY RIDGE ARAB AMERICAN BAZAAR

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently attended the 5th Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar, hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AANY) at Shore Road Park. The event featured live music and dance performances, vendors and children’s activities. Joining the legislators at the event were AAANY President Dr. Ahmad Jaber, AAANY Vice President Habib Joudeh, and AAANY Treasurer Fr. Khader El-Yateem.

July 11, 2011
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July 11, 2011
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My Spirit Continues To Be Uplifted

By New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

During the past two weeks, I have worn a badge of honor as the only Democrat in the New York State Senate to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's legislation to redefine our definition of marriage from one man and one woman.

Christians are never afraid to be alone because we know that we are never alone.

I have been blessed the past two weeks with an outpouring of support from countless New Yorkers who have embraced me on the street, called me, written to me, and posted online thanking me for standing strong for my convictions. These include:

July 11, 2011
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Staten Island Parks and Recreation Food Truck Festival 2011

 

Friday, July 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


FREE parking available south of Turtle Circle at Hunter Avenue

 

See attached flyer for more details.

July 15, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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