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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN FAIR FOR MARINE PARK, GERRITSEN BEACH AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY NEIGHBORHOODS

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is inviting area residents to attend his next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, November 3, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U in Brooklyn.

The event, will feature an opportunity for residents to have one on one conversations with City agencies in an informational fair setting, and also a town hall question and answer meeting. The NYPD will be offering crime prevention information and the Fire Department will be providing give-aways for the home.

October 28, 2011
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Senator David Carlucci Brings the Spirit of Halloween to the Nyack Head Start

(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci was at the Nyack Head Start getting the kids into the spirit of Halloween and talking to them about Halloween safety .  The Senator read Halloween books to the children who are ages 3-5 and distributed 800 trick or treat bags with safety tips and coloring books to Head Start programs throughout Rockland.

“Halloween is a fun holiday where children can let their imaginations run wild, but sometimes in the excitement, safety can be forgotten”  Senator Carlucci said.  “It was my pleasure to visit with the kids at the Nyack Head Start program and talk to them about how to stay safe and have fun this Halloween.  I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.”

October 28, 2011
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BRESLIN APPLAUDS RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT SIX OF THE LARGEST HEALTH INSURERS WILL MAKE THEIR RATE FILINGS PUBLIC

Sites the prior approval law he sponsored as the necessary and initial step to make our health care system more transparent

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar), ranking member of the Senate Insurance Committee, was pleased to learn that six large health insurers have agreed to have their rate filings made available to the public. Senator Breslin lauds Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), for his efforts in making the process more open and transparent.

October 28, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Statewide Alert System for Missing Vulnerable Adults

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a statewide alert system that will help find vulnerable adults who become lost. The "Missing Adult Alerts" system, similar to the nationwide Amber Alert program, will assist local law enforcement officials in notifying communities when a cognitively impaired New Yorker goes missing.

"The Missing Adults Alert system will help law enforcement find elderly and impaired New Yorkers who become lost and get them home safely," Governor Cuomo said. "This system has saved lives regarding missing children, and now it will provide the same assistance when it comes to finding vulnerable adults."

October 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE JOB RESOURCE CENTER

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has created a new online job resource center to help assist residents who are searching for jobs. 

October 28, 2011
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Serrano Joins Federal Agencies to Discuss Ways to Revitalize Urban Waterways

Senator Serrano joined Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on a visit to Roberto Clemente State Park today. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the revitalization of urban waterways in under-served communities. Roberto Clemente State Park, because of its proximity to the Harlem River, has been listed as one of seven pilot locations for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The purpose of this partnership is to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve quality of life by revitalizing urban waterways.

October 28, 2011
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Senator Adams Salutes Marshall C. Brown Chapter (NJ) of National Black State Troopers Coalition

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker for the "Annual Saluting A Trailblazer" Awards Dinner, hosted by the Marshall C. Brown Chapter (New Jersey) of the National Black State Troopers Coalition, a non-profit organization committed to exposing the minority community to the New Jersey State Police through scholarships, mentoring, reading in schools, conducting coat drives for students and the needy, and organizing fundraising programs to support valuable initiatives in the community.

October 27, 2011
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OVER 1,000 RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S GOLDEN GATHERING

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) speaks with a resident at his Golden Gathering at the Freeport Recreation Center.

Over 1,000 residents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties came to the Freeport Recreation Center today to participate in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.’s annual Golden Gathering.

This year’s Golden Gathering had over 100 exhibitors from government and non-profit agencies to provide information about a variety of issues, including health and nutrition, insurance, public safety, and consumer protection. The event also gave residents the chance to get free blood pressure, hearing, vision, and chiropractic screenings, and no out of pocket flu & pneumonia vaccines provided by Nu Health.

October 27, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG RECEIVES “A” FOR SUPPORT OF LIBRARIES

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) has earned an “A” grade from the New Yorkers for Better Libraries Political Action Committee (NYLIBS-PAC) for her ongoing support of libraries in the 2011 legislative year.

Senator Young’s high grade was included in NYLIBS-PAC’s recently released “2011 Voter’s Guide” that ranks state legislators using a number of factors, including support for Library Aid in the state budget, sponsoring or co-sponsoring pro-library legislation, and voting records on library-related bills.

October 27, 2011
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ST. ANSELM'S PLANS AN EVENING OF MEMORIES AND CELEBRATION OF 90 YEARS

Brooklyn - The Parish of St. Anselm's is announcing an upcoming event to continue the year-long celebration of their 90th Anniversary of service to the liturgical, educational, and social well-being of its parishioners, students and the greater Bay Ridge community.

The vibrancy of this community of Catholics is the result of the countless parishioners, students, teachers, sisters, and priests, both past and present, who have been part of the development and growth of the parish. As part of the 90th Anniversary celebration of the parish’s history, this event will provide an opportunity for parishioners and supporters of St. Anselm's Parish and School, to reunite and to mark this special year in Parish history.

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR BALL, COUNCILMAN MURPHY DEMAND CHILD SAFETY ZONE LEGISLATION

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/27/10) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today joined Yorktown Councilman Dr. Terrence Murphy for a news conference in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. where they demanded that legislation be introduced and passed for the protection of our children. Ball and Murphy are calling on officials in Westchester County to enact Child Safety Zone legislation, which prohibits convicted sexual predators from living within 1,000 feet of any school, playground, school bus stop, or other areas where children congregate.

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY BBQ IN PEEKSKILL

Peekskill, N.Y. – (10/25/11) – Hundreds of residents showed up to a free community barbeque hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Summit of Mt. Olivet in Peekskill, N.Y. The cookout, which was open to the public, was a chance for Senator Ball to meet face-to-face with his constituents and to share his love of Peekskill.

October 27, 2011
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