Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARKOWITZ’S CALL FOR FERRY SERVICE IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the State of the Borough Address delivered by Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz last evening:

“As a long time advocate for waterborne transportation, I commend Borough President Marty Markowitz for announcing that among his priorities is that which seeks to bring ferry service to Brooklyn. I am especially looking forward to working with him and the City to get the boats in the water from Manhattan to the 69th Street Pier and Sheepshead Bay.

February 2, 2012
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DAILY LEWISBORO: SENATOR BALL BRINGS MOBILE OFFICE TO LEWISBORO

 

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball has gone mobile.

February 2, 2012
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DNA crime fight passes in Senate

ALBANY — Expanding the state's DNA database cleared the state Senate on Tuesday but it may be impeded by a dispute about whether the change will do enough to help the wrongfully convicted.

Law enforcement groups as well as legislators from both parties agree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to take DNA samples from people convicted of any crime. But Democrats that dominate the Assembly are reluctant to approve the measure without also giving defense attorneys greater access to the DNA database or adopting other criminal justice reforms.

February 2, 2012
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LOHUD: MOUNT KISCO HOSPITAL GETS $250K GRANT, CEREMONY TOMORROW

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

MOUNT KISCO — Northern Westchester Hospital is getting a $250,000 state grant to help pay for its new radiology imaging suite.

February 1, 2012
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CROWLEY, BROOKLYN DA HYNES, SENATOR GOLDEN RALLY WITH SANITATION WORKERS CALLING FOR INCREASED PENALTIES FOR ASSAULT

Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, introduced a City Council Resolution calling on the state legislature to pass a pending bill, that would make assaulting a New York City sanitation worker assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. State law already provides these protections for many high-risk and valuable jobs including traffic enforcement agents, registered nurses, emergency medical service personnel, firefighters, and police officers.

 

February 1, 2012
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Senator McDonald Votes to Approve DNA Databank Expansion

February 1, 2012 - Key Measure Will Help Solve Crimes and Combat Sexual Predators

Albany - Senator Roy McDonald announced today that the New York State Senate has approved legislation to implement the largest expansion of the state's DNA databank since it was first created in 1994. The expansion will help law enforcement close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

"Giving law enforcement officials the tools necessary to prevent crime and catch criminals is key to keeping our communities safe," said Senator McDonald.

February 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE LIFE OF NORTH MERRICK VETERAN BILL HALLERAN

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of North Merrick veteran Irving William “Bill” Halleran, who passed away in December at the age of 93.

“Bill Halleran was a very special person who loved his country and community and served them both with distinction. Whether it was as a member of the Navy, as an American Legion member, or a volunteer fireman, Bill never hesitated to lend a helping hand to those in need. I’m pleased that the Senate paid tribute to an incredible man who leaves behind an incredible legacy,” said Senator Fuschillo, who sponsored the resolution.

February 1, 2012
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Free Winter Coat Giveaway & Constituent Services Event

Where:
The Flatbush YMCA

1401 Flatbush Avenue Between East 26th Street and Farragut Road

Brooklyn, NY 11210

When:
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Phone: 718-629-6401
Fax: 718-629-6420

February 9, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Financial Literacy Night

Free financial planning seminar on retirement, college planning and more. Hosted by: State Senator Diane J. Savino

Guest Speaker: Donna M. Desideri, Financial Advisor, Financial Services, Representative with MetLife, Perry De Fontaine, CPA, Financial Services Representative and owner of College Insights.

Special Guest: Former NYC Comptroller William Thompson

Event will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 7pm-9pm at

Mt. Sinai Center for Community Enrichment

382 Jersey Street, Staten Island, New York

To RSVP please call 718-727-9406, or email us at savino@nysenate.gov. Please put Financial Literacy Night in the subject line.

February 1, 2012
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*NEW* Directory of Job Opportunities for Young Adults

The New York City Employment and Training Coalition has developed a resource guide to employment opportunities for New York City Youth.

Considering the record-breaking rates of young adult unemployment, the nearly 200,000 disconnected young adults in the five boroughs, and the ever-shrinking social services available to the 1,100 young adults transitioning out of the foster care system each year, the Directory is a vital resource for agencies aiming to connect young adults to training and job placement.

File: 
NYC Young Adult Workforce Providers.pdf

February 1, 2012
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Senator Larkin Receives Recognition From the Military Order of The Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart awarded a commemorative picture to Senator Bill Larkin for his personal leadership and dedication in the pursuit of the Purple Heart Forever Stamp.  It was presented to him by members of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Board of Directors - Jim Kulisek, Andrew Komonchak, William Kaplan, and Richard Lay.

February 1, 2012
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Hammondsport (Steuben County) named co-winner in 'America's Coolest Small Towns 2012' contest

Hammondsport, N.Y., February 1—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement on this morning’s announcement that Hammondsport (Steuben County) and Beaufort, North Carolina will share Budget Travel magazine’s “America’s Coolest Small Towns 2012” designation:

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & MERRICK COLLEGE STUDENT DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with CW Post student, and Merrick resident, Nicole Pitone to discuss the importance of community service.

        Nicole, who is President of the college’s “Post TV” club, interviewed Senator Fuschillo about the importance of public and community service, as well as ways that individuals can get involved to help the community. They also discussed a service project the Club is organizing to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network, a local organization which provides assistance to those in need.

February 1, 2012
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Children's Institute Announces Funding for Early Intervention Programs

The Children's Institute is now accepting applications for funding for school year 2012-2013 to support new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in schools.

Primary Project is an evidence-based prevention and early intervention program designed to screen for and address school adjustment difficulties in students who are in kindergarten to third grade. Currently in 150 school sacross the state and serving approximately 3,000 students, Primary Project interventes to correct behaviors and support positive development before more costly inteventions are required.

February 1, 2012
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