Issues: Miscellaneous

LaValle Bill Brings Relief to Those Who Unintentionally Paid Property Taxes Late in ’08 –’09.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today said his bill permitting Suffolk County to refund penalties and interest associated with non-payment of real property taxes where a customary payment-due notice was not provided has passed the New York State Senate.

April 12, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO SANITATION: KEEP LITTER BASKETS ON CORNERS

CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL PICKUP AND INCREASED ENFORCEMENT

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging the Department of Sanitation to maintain litter baskets on busy street corners in his district and urging additional basket pickups and increased enforcement so to prevent illegal residential dumping at these corners.

Senator Golden has sent a letter to BK 10 Sanitation Supervisor urging continued cooperation and joint efforts so to keep our streets clean. The text of the letter is below.

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April 12, 2011

Joe Delfino, Superintendent

Brooklyn Sanitation District 10

5100 1st Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11220

Dear Mr. Delfino,

April 12, 2011
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LaValle: State Budget Includes Money for Roads, Highway Improvement Programs.

 New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced today the availability of Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) dollars to help local municipalities with road repairs.

The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) was established by the Legislature in 1981 to assist localities in financing the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of local highways, bridges, highway-railroad crossings, and/or other local facilities.

“I know this money will help many cash-strapped municipalities with repairs to  the pock-marked and pot-holed roads that have erupted as a result of the harsh winter, “ LaValle said.

 

April 12, 2011
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April 12, 2011
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"Legislative Report" from NYS Senator Tom O'Mara--for the week of April 11, 2011

Albany, N.Y., April 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that residents of his 53rd Senate District can now view a new, online “Legislative Report” -- a 15-minute interview highlighting legislative actions in Albany and their impact on the region. 

“I try to encourage as much input as possible from my constituents, and I also like to give them opportunities to hear my own views and thoughts on current issues being debated in Albany and having an impact throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions,” said O’Mara.

The first installment of O’Mara’s “Legislative Report” can currently be viewed on his Senate website.  During this week’s interview, O’Mara discusses:

April 12, 2011
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Senate Honors School Basketball Teams from Port Jefferson, Mattituck and Center Moriches with Floor Resolutions Acknowledging Championship Seasons.

The New York State Senate is scheduled today to adopt resolutions acknowledging the championship seasons of three Suffolk basketball teams  -- Port Jefferson, Center Moriches and Mattituck  -- for each team’s respective outstanding accomplishments and championship season according to State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the sponsor of the resolutions. The regularly scheduled Senate session begins at 3 PM. The reading and adoption of resolutions is webcast at: http://www.livestream.com/nysenate.

April 12, 2011
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1st Annual Easter Egg Roll

This weekend we had our 1st Annual Easter Egg Roll.  Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a great success!  Can't wait for the 2nd Annual Egg Roll.

April 11, 2011
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Results of Senator Ritchie's 2011 Legislative Community Survey

State Senator Patty Ritchie released the results of the survey she conducted of residents in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties to guide her in her consideration of the recently passed on-time budget.

"The people of Northern and Central New York were very clear that they wanted their state government to find ways to reduce spending, cut costs and rein in government at all levels," Senator Ritchie said. "The state budget that I supported reflected the priorities people set when they responded to my survey."

April 11, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE

Bill Includes Camp Directors As Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed a measure requiring camp directors to report suspected child abuse regardless of the location where abuse may have occurred. With many parents now beginning to think about summer camps, the bill (S.3777A), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) would protect children and facilitate the detection of abuse by camp staff.

 

April 11, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for MTA Forensic Audit

(Albany, NY)Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today unveiled legislation he sponsored that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

Under the legislation, (S.4501), the audit, which would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA, would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority.

April 11, 2011
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IDC Calls For MTA Forensic Audit

Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, the Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

April 11, 2011
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber por el Reverendo Rubén Díaz

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

13 de abril de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

 

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber por el Reverendo Rubén Díaz

Este fin de semana la Iglesia Evangelica de la Ciudad de New York se viste de Gala en la Celebración del Banquete Anual de la Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York.

April 11, 2011
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I meet regularly with other officials representing Oswego County in the state Legislature.

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with the State Legislature's delegation representing Oswego County. Shown are Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, State Senator Ritchie, Assemblyman Bob Oaks and Assemblyman Will Barclay. They meet regularly to discuss legislation and coordinate their efforts so as to better serve the people of Oswego County.

April 11, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK, GERRITSEN BEACH, SHEEPSHEAD BAY TOWN HALL MEETING WEDNESDAY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting for the residents of Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay on April 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U (at East 33rd Street).

April 11, 2011
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Autism Awareness Night at Babylon Old Town Hall

Autism Awaremess Night

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:30PM-8:00 PM

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Town of Babylon will host a night of information about Autism.  Local organizations will be distributing informative materials at a number of resource tables beginning at 6:30PM.  There will be a short ceremony at 7:00 PM.

April 13, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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