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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE ON OCTOBER 22ND

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 to 11 am.

The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, teaches residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.

Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.

There is no minimum age or prerequisites to participate, but residents who would like to take part in the program must register prior to the event.

October 13, 2011
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Check presented to Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York today announced it has received a $15,000 donation from One Niagara, LLC and Cataract Tours, both of Niagara Falls.  The donation is to help with the foundation’s work in making wishes come true for local children dealing with life-threatening medical conditions.

October 13, 2011
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New York State Senate Students Program Information Available

From the halls of higher-learning to the halls of the State Capitol, New York State Senate Student Programs offers undergraduate and graduate students exciting opportunities to learn about state government and to experience firsthand the legislative process.

 

If you have ever thought about a career in public service or state government, now is the time to get started! Our on-site, experiential learning programs provide students with a work experience that is both professionally rewarding and academically enriching.

For more information about internships with the New York State Senate, please click on this link:

October 13, 2011
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LANZA & CUSICK INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP RESTORE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR STATEN ISLAND STUDENTS

Bill exempts New York City from “Like Circumstances” Clause in Education Law

October 13, 2011
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Buehler Remembered

The Queens Gazette wrote about the renaming of 30th Road to Ann Buehler Way, in commemoration of Anna Buehler who died last year at the age of 94. Senator Gianaris attended the renaming to show his appreciation and remembrance for her hard work and dedication to the city.

For more than half a century, Ann Buehler served as a beacon for local youth seeking refuge from the troublesome life of street gangs. Her legacy was honored on October 8, with the renaming of 30th Road as “Ann Buehler Way” at the intersection of 21st Street in front of the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria. Buehler died last year, she was 94-years-old.

October 13, 2011
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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens Renovated Dog Run

The Queens Gazette wrote about the reopening of the improved Long Island City dog run on Vernon Blvd. Senator Gianaris had worked on securing enough funds to create such renovations, with other elected officials, DOG LIC, and Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC).

October 13, 2011
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Astoria street renamed for leader, activist Ann Buehler

The Queens Courier wrote about the unveiling ceremony for an Astoria street renamed in honor of late activist Ann Buehler. Senator Gianaris attended the ceremony and paid his respects to this long-time community leader.

The honors bestowed upon Ann Buehler throughout her life grew in number on October 8, when the long-time community leader was memorialized with the unveiling of a new street sign bearing her name.

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Members of the Club and the Buehler family were joined at the unveiling by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas.

October 13, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND GERRITSEN BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION TO HOST TOWN HALL TO AID VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRENE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association are announcing that they will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

The meeting will be an opportunity for area homeowners and residents that have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 13, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street

Senator Serrano joined activists, concerned citizens, and local elected officials in the "Occupy Wall Street" protest tonight. "Occupy Wall Street" has  been an ongoing peaceful protest, originally based at Zucotti Park in the financial district, primarily focused on speaking out against the current social and economic inequalities between the rich and poor. It was announced by the Bloomberg administration that the park must be vacated on October 14 for cleaning."Freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental rights in our nation," said Senator Serrano. "We must make sure that this basic right is preserved for everyone. The 'Occupy Wall Street' protestors have an inherent right to peacefully protest as long as they do not obstruct the law."

October 13, 2011
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Senator Serrano Visits "La Finca del Sur"

Senator Serrano visited La Finca del Sur today. La Finca del Sur is an urban farm located in the South Bronx and provides healthy foods and educational programs for the residents of the South Bronx.  La Finca is maintained through the help of members and volunteers, who either help through the physical maintenance of the farm or through obtaining more resources for the beautiful community space.  

October 13, 2011
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It's My Park Day at Franz Sigel Park

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October 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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MEALS ON WHEELS OF STATEN ISLAND SEEKS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly. If you are interested in driving, or helping in some other way, please call Rosanne Holt at 718-727-4435 or visit their website: http://www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org/

October 12, 2011
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MIDHUDSON NEWS: BALL TELLS CUOMO: “DON’T FRACK WITH NY”

 

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson) is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to tour Pennsylvania to see firsthand the impacts of hydrofracking on communities. At the same time, Ball is asking Cuomo to take steps to “protect New Yorkers from the potentially devastating effects” of fracking.

October 12, 2011
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THE PATCH: FARM BUREAU NAMES SENATOR BALL TO “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s prestigious Circle of Friends. The awards are based on a lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau, as a whole.

October 12, 2011
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Joseph Malloy of West Islip Recipient of NY Senate Proclamation For 50th Anniversary of PGA Membership

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented pro golfer Joseph Malloy, of West Islip, with a NY Senate Proclamation in recognition of his 50th Anniversary as a member of the Professional Golfers of America and his dedication to the game of golf.  The presentation was made at Sumpwams Creek Golf Course in Babylon Village on September 26, 2011. 

October 12, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: FINGERPRINTING MUST CONTINUE AS A PART OF FOOD STAMP APPLICATION PROCESS

Strongly Criticizes Council Speaker Quinn’s Efforts to Eliminate Requirement

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a statement strongly criticizing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s proposal that seeks to eliminate the fingerprinting requirement for New York City residents applying for food stamps. Senator Golden is urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYC Human Resources Administration to oppose any such efforts within the City Council.

October 12, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends Official Kick-Off of “Can Tabs for Kids” Program

Mastic Beach, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the official kick-off of the "Can Tabs for Kids" program at the William Floyd Elementary School in Mastic Beach this past Friday, October 7, 2011. The program is a fundraising project to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, the students of William Floyd Elementary collected over 1,000 tabs and were able to donate $1,506 to the Sunrise Fund of Stony Brook Hospital.

Each week, the students bring bags of can tabs (similar to the one pictured here) to Gershow Recycling where they are weighed and recycled. "Can Tabs for Kids" was the idea of Maria Marks, a William Floyd Elementary School student who was diagnosed with cancer at an early age.

October 12, 2011
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