Issues: Miscellaneous

Planting Day

 

As part of the Million Trees Initiative there will be a day of planting in Marine Park. Volunteers to help with planting trees should arrive between 9 and 10 am.

October 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Planting Day

 

As part of the Million Trees Initiative there will be a day of planting in Marine Park. Volunteers to help with planting trees should arrive between 9 and 10 am.

October 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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NEWEST FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

It is amazing and wonderful to see the donations and help coming from area communities for the victims of Irene and Lee. It has been almost a month since the first of many natural disasters occurred in our area and still, people continue to help. A trailer full of food, water, cleaning supplies, personal items, etc., continues to be at Scott Hall at the Fonda fairgrounds. Area Presbyterian Church youth were supposed to be on a canoe retreat last weekend but switched gears and made the event a mission trip to Schoharie to help clean up buildings. A benefit dinner to help victims in Rotterdam Junction will be held on Oct. 2nd at Carm’s Restaurant, 140 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia.

September 27, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BILL BECOMES LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S4146), which mandates that the Sex Offender Registry must reflect changes in an offender’s treatment or supervision level has become law.
 

September 27, 2011
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Union Settlement Way

Today Senator Serrano joined Union Settlement Association and other elected officials in the official street re-naming of East 104th Street between Second and Third Avenues to "Union Settlement Way."Union Settlement Association has been serving East Harlem since its foundation in 1895 by providing social services and support for the community. As one of East Harlem's largest social service agencies, they provide social work programs for children, adults, and the elderly.

September 27, 2011
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Teens Charged With Sexting Have New Option

By TED PHILLIPS ted.phillips@newsday.com

A new law gives courts an alternative to criminal prosecution of teenagers who exchange explicit cellphone photos of themselves or peers.

The measure, signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, gives courts and prosecutors pursuing "sexting" cases against teenagers the option to have them complete an eight-hour education course, and to have criminal charges dropped.

September 27, 2011
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Senator Golden Promotes the Love Your Block 2012

Senator Golden is happy to announce the Love Your Block grant applications being opened. You can find more information at http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants/love_your_block.html or call the office with questions at 718-238-6044.

A brief excerpt from their website:

Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for our Love Your Block grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.

September 27, 2011
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Table Tennis Grand Slam

Assemblywoman Malliotakis and Senator Golden

vs.

Assemblyman Brook Krasny and Councilman Gentile

October 2, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Senator Adams participates in the 2011 West Indian American Day Parade

Senator Adams participates in the West Indian American Day Parade

 

September 26, 2011
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Friends of Kensington Host 9-11 Candlelight Vigil

Friends of Kensington Host 9-11 Candlelight Vigil

 

 

September 26, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Working Towards Government Efficiency

Government efficiency – for most of us those two words don’t go together. We usually hear about government’s inefficiency. For example, there was the spring report that revealed New York State has an incredible 1,719 vendors that all provide it with pens, paper and paper clips. Or just this past week we heard about Solyndra, the solar panel company that took $535 million in federally guaranteed loans and then went belly-up. (There will be investigations and noise on Capitol Hill but the money will never be recouped.) Whatever the case, it’s enough to infuriate taxpayers and shake their faith in government but it is also what motivated me to enter public service.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Protecting Our Youth from Cyberbullying

In an effort to protect New Yorkers from online bullying, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/ Orange) introduced a bill today that will make “bullycide” a felony.  The bill will expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide”  or death by cyberbullying when a perpetrator intentionally or recklessly causes a victim to commit suicide, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Invites You to Participate in His Poster Contest Honoring National Hispanic Hertiage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I am encouraging students to participate in my “poster contest”  based on this year’s theme,  Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit. 

Posters should be no larger than 11 x 14 and prizes will be awarded throughout the 38th Senate district 1 per grade k – 5.  Entries will be picked up by October 19th.

For more information please call my office at 623-3627.

September 26, 2011
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Carmans River Watershed Protection Act, Will Add 1,000 Acres to Central Pine Barrens Area.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, co sponsors of the legislation to protect the Carmans River watershed and add approximately 1,000 acres of land to the Central Pine Barrens area, said today that their legislation has been signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The measure had unanimously passed the Senate and Assembly.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Gianaris wishes kids from Astoria Houses a good time as they head to CitiField for a Mets game.

Standing with Astoria Houses TA President Claudia Coger and local kids.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Honored By Cooley Law School Alumni

Senator Mark Grisanti was recently honored by members of the Cooley Law School Alumni organization at a dinner held on his behalf at The Buffalo Chophouse in the City of Buffalo.

September 26, 2011
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