Issues: Miscellaneous

New York Exceptions (50’s thru 70’s oldies band)

Produced by MBS Music

“Bring a blanket, a chair,

July 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Bill Would Require Disclosure of Spending for School Budget Votes

New legislation sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblymember Sam Hoyt  (A7223/S5071) would amend state election law to require reporting by groups that spend $1,000 or more to influence public votes on school district budget votes outside of the “Big Five” city school districts. While there are currently disclosure requirements for monies spent on local school board elections, none are required for local school budget votes.

June 2, 2011
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Shed the Meds Program

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is once again partnering with the Nassau County Police Department to offer a "Shed the Meds" program where residents can safely dispose of their expired or unused medications. 

July 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

Includes Protections Against Cyber-Bullying and Helps Empower Schools To Intervene

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), cosponsored by Senator Lanza, would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 2, 2011
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Senator Klein to Subpoena Makers of Four Loko

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, today announced the issuance of a legislative subpoena  against the makers of Four Loko as part of the Committee's ongoing investigation into high alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages and their availability to minors.  

June 2, 2011
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3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Senator Jack M. Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament committee announced that the 7th Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will be played on Saturday, July 16 at Dutch Broadway School in Elmont at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano Basketball Courts, located in the rear of the school. A raindate has been scheduled for July 17. The tournament is free and there is no cost to participate.

 

July 16, 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

Includes Protections Against Cyber-Bullying and Helps Empower Schools To Intervene

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

 

June 1, 2011
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Soccer Comes To Citi Field

Queens Gazette wrote about and included photos of the Mets press conference that Senator Gianaris participated in. 

Soccer fans across the borough and the globe will soon come to Citi Field in Flushing to witness the historic inaugural soccer game between Ecuador and Greece. In a special preview at the home of the New York Mets, state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblymember Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) came to represent the Greek and Ecuadorian communities respectively.

June 1, 2011
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Coach Bob Hurley joins Bill Kaplan and Senator Bill Larkin at the Newburgh Armory

Coach Bob Hurley is the basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Coach Hurley has over 1000 career victories and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

May 31, 2011
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Senator Gianaris participates in NY Mets press conference to promote Greece-Ecuador soccer game at Citi Field.

Senator Gianaris and Assemblyman Moya participated in a press conference held by the NY Mets to promote the upcoming Greece-Ecuador soccer match that will be held at Citi Field on June 7. Senator Gianaris also scored a goal against Mr. Met.

May 31, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” RALLY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing plans to host his annual “Support Our Troops” rally on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Marine Park, at Avenue S and East 33rd Street.

Residents of the community are invited to join with veterans and family members of active servicemen and women in sending a message of support to our troops both home and overseas. The event will feature inspirational speeches and a patriotic musical selection. American flags will be distributed to all those in attendance.

Senator Golden stated, “I wholeheartedly offer my continuing gratitude to our service men and women. We must continue to gather as a community so to recognize the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom and liberty.”

June 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Teams from Ecuador, Greece set to kick off soccer tradition at Citi Field

New York Daily News wrote about the Mets press conference Senator Gianaris participated in along with Assemblyman Moya and Mr. Met to promote the Greece-Ecuador soccer game on June 7 at Citi Field.

Ecuador and Greece will square off in the first-ever soccer match at Citi Field next week, and a second game isn't far behind.

Two "major" international soccer clubs will play each other sometime this summer, Mets officials said.

David Howard, executive vice president of business operations for the Mets, said team officials have been looking for ways to expand the use of Citi Field, and decided soccer is the way to go.

May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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Brooklyn's 3rd Annual Famous ice Cream Eating Contest

STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN

&

THE ICE CREAM GIRL

Brooklyn's 3rd Annual Famous

Ice Cream Eating Contest

 

DATE: Sunday, June 5, 2011

TIME: STARTS 2 pm SHARP

PLACE: 5th AVENUE STREET FESTIVAL

(In front of Senator Marty Golden's Office 7408 - 5th Avenue)

 

NOONTIME AT THIS LOCATION we will be Looking for some more eligible contestants (with ID of 18+) to compete.

June 5, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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VIDEO: Senator Betty Little with 2011 Women of Distinction honoree Kate Miller

Senator Betty Little recently honored Kate Miller as a "Woman of Distinction" at the New York State Senate's ceremony in Albany. 

May 31, 2011
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Queensbury mother honored as 'Woman of the Year'

By JON ALEXANDER jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2011 4:03 pm

QUEENSBURY -- The mother of a local suicide victim has taken the offensive against prescription drugs with potentially harmful side effects, and her work is getting statewide attention.

Kate Miller’s son, Cody, took his life in 2007 — 17 days after beginning a regiment of Singulair to treat seasonal allergies. Cody was an underclassman at Queensbury High School.

May 31, 2011
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Forever wild, meet forever viable

Press-Republican -- May 28, 2011

May 31, 2011
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