Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Breslin Helps Pass Legislation to Better Protect Minors from Drug Abuse

Law would increase penalty for criminal sale of control substance to minors under age of 14

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation, S3210B, to combat the increase in drug use by young children and increase penalties for those who prey on youth. The new law will establish a more serious offense for the sale of a controlled substance to minors under the age of 14 by making it a class A-II felony.

February 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES KENNEDY SCIENCE STUDENTS ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Kennedy High School science students Ross Iscowitz, Brett Gossett, and Ross Shulman on being named semi-finalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.

February 16, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

            Today’s decision by federal Judge Loretta Preska to grant a temporary injunction allowing religious institutions to hold their services in New York City schools this weekend is a positive development for those institutions and their many parishioners.  

            This decision is the right one, and it ensures that members of religious institutions aren’t subject to discrimination and otherwise prevented from utilizing public facilities which are open to others. 

February 16, 2012
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Senator Ritchie celebrates the opening of the gorgeous new Jefferson County Hospice in Watertown, which was built with funds she helped secure.

 

 

Senator Ritchie celebrates the opening of the gorgeous new Jefferson County Hospice in Watertown, which was built with funds she helped secure.

February 16, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Discusses The Issues With Residents During Community Meeting Series

To give residents an opportunity to provide their input on the issues facing New York State, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted a series of Town Hall meetings throughout the region.  The meetings, which were held at the Smithtown Library in Nesconset, the Half Hollow Hills Public Library in Dix Hills and the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, gave community members an open forum to publicly speak about the subjects important to them.

February 16, 2012
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NO GARBAGE, RECYCLING COLLECTION OR STREET CLEANING ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 20, 2012. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of the holiday.

ALL MONDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BE PICKED UP ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST DUE TO BACK-TO-BACK MONDAY HOLIDAYS OF LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY AND PRESIDENTS’ DAY

February 16, 2012
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Senator O'Mara meets with area Youth Bureau reps

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) recently met in Albany with representatives of the Horseheads Youth Bureau.

The area representatives visited the Capitol as part of a gathering of youth development leaders from across New York State.

February 16, 2012
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GOLDEN, HYNES, AND MERCHANTS TO ANNOUNCE SAFE STOP PROGRAM TO EXPAND ON MAJOR BROOKLYN COMMERCIAL STRIP

Lutheran Medical Center Ambulance to Highlight Mobile Safe Stop Program

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, The 13th Avenue Merchants Association, and Lutheran Medical Center will host a press conference, tomorrow, Friday, February 17, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., to announce the addition of fifteen stores along 13th Avenue to the Safe Stop program, at Kaktus, 7511 13th Avenue, in Brooklyn.

In addition, a Lutheran Medical Center ambulance will be at the event to showcase their mobile Safe Stop Program. Lutheran Medical Center was the first hospital in Brooklyn to receive a Safe Stop designation by the District Attorney late last year.

February 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement On Evaluation Guidelines That Will Make New York State A National Leader On Teacher Accountability

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Education Commissioner John King, and New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi today announced a groundbreaking agreement on a new statewide evaluation system that will make New York State a national leader in holding teachers accountable for student achievement.

February 16, 2012
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2012 Black History Month in the State of New York

Read the recently approved New York State Senate Resolution in honor of Black History Month.

View the newly unveiled commemmoration at the state's online "Hall of Governors."

February 16, 2012
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News and Views with Senator Robach

Senator Robach was a guest on News and Views on Wednesday, February 15th.

February 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN LAUDS COURT RULING TO STOP EVICTION OF CHURCHES, PRAISES PROTECTION OF EQUALITY FOR ALL

Albany – After a court ruled today to stay the eviction of religious groups from public schools for ten days, Senator Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) issued the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is in line with the protections of freedom of religion, expression, and equality that is outlined in the Constitution. Religious organizations cannot and should not be discriminated against, as they deserve the same rights as all groups do.

February 16, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at announcement for the construction of a new public school in Woodside

Senator Gianaris speaking at a press conference announcing the School Construction Authority's purchase of space in Woodside to construct a new public school, which is welcome news for the neighborhood.

February 16, 2012
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