Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Flanagan Joins Letter Carriers To Help Stamp Out Hunger

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is encouraging everyone in our community to join this year's National Association of Letter Carrier's (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  On Saturday, May 14th, just as they have done for years, letter carriers in our communities will collect food during their normal route to help restock community food banks, pantries and shelters that many families rely on throughout the summer as part of what is now the largest one-day food collection in the nation to provide for those in our community who are in need.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Espaillat, Assemblyman Dinowitz Cheer Quick Action in Local Bridge Repair

W. 235th Street Pedestrian Bridge in Riverdale on its way to being repaired following constituent complaints and work by local elected officials

April 26, 2011
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Christopher M. Marron Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

Congratulations to Christopher M. Marron, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Chris is a scout with Troop 48, chartered through Greece Baptist Church. His Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held Monday night. Here, Senator Robach is pictured with Chris and his grandfather, Mike Loewke.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Peralta and The Doe Fund Team Up To Keep Play Street Clean and Safe This Summer

With the prospect of litter and garbage—and the vermin they could attract—threatening a beloved summer play area in a community with limited open spaces for children, concerned Jackson Heights parents turned to State Senator Jose Peralta for help. 

“It was a no-brainer: I called The Doe Fund,” said Senator Peralta, who has secured several grants over the years for the nonprofit and its flagship Ready, Willing & Able program, through which 150 miles of New York City streets and sidewalks are cleaned by the “Men in Blue.” 

April 26, 2011
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GOLDEN CALLS ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO TAKE ACTION TO HALT ACCESS TO PORN ON PUBLIC COMPUTERS

Public Libraries Have Power to Protect Library Patrons From Indecent Pornographic Websites

Golden Calls for Better Filtering Software and Monitoring to Block Access to Porn Sites

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I- Brooklyn) today is demanding that the Brooklyn, the Queens and the New York Public Library take stronger steps and establish a better policy to halt access to pornographic websites on public computers in library branches throughout the City of New York.

April 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS LINDENHURST STUDENTS FOR HELPING HIM COLLECT FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Albany Avenue Elementary School in Lindenhurst to thank students for helping him collect food for those in need.

April 25, 2011
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Please Join Senator David Carlucci on Saturday, April 30th for the Great American Cleanup in Rockland County

Please join Senator David Carlucci on Saturday, April 30th for  the Great American Cleanup in Rockland County. Senator Carlucci will be cleaning the northern section of New York State Route 304, which he had adopted as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. Senator Carlucci and team  will be meeting at Dr. Davies Farm Stand located on Route 304 in Congers.

The clean up starts at 3:30 pm. Dress down and bring work gloves if you have them. Garbage bags and tools will be graciously provided by Keep Rockland Beautiful. To find out more information or to sign up contact Senator Carlucci’s district office at 845-623-3627.

April 30, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Senator Carlucci to Host a Screening of Gasland

Senator Carlucci will hold a screening of Gasland, a  documentary by filmmaker Josh Fox who was asked to lease his land for hydrofracking.  The film follows his travels exposing the dangers and hazards related to gas drilling.

 The screening will be held on  Friday, May 6th @ 7 pm at the Albert Wisner Library One MacFarland Ave in Warwick.

May 6, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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GREG WANTS YOUR INPUT!

Senator Ball's Constituent Survey

April 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

April 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 24th

Click on the link below to view Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, April 24th. In this week's issue, more  details about Lauren's Law, Nothnagle Realtors opens its new downtown offices, and some of the great events taking place around the district over the next week.

April 22, 2011
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Senator Martins Legislative Report From Albany

In Senator Jack M. Martins' latest legislative report, he spoke about a new bill he sponsored that enhances the safety of children at camps.

April 21, 2011
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Ranzenhofer sponsors UNYTS blood drive; Recognizes April as National Donate Life month

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will recognize National Donate Life month by sponsoring an Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to help save lives by donating blood to Upstate New York Transplant Services,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

April 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MERRICK RESIDENT TO STATEWIDE ANTI-SMOKING ADVISORY BOARD

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Merrick resident Gail Volk has been appointed to the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. Senator Fuschillo recommended Ms. Volk for the appointment, which was made by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.“Gail’s professional experience and passionate advocacy have made her a leader in the fight to protect people from tobacco. Her strong background will make her a valuable asset to the Board. I congratulate her on her appointment,” said Senator Fuschillo.Gail Volk has been working to protect people from tobacco for many years.

April 21, 2011
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New National Veterans Highway

Olean, NY (WKBW)

Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today joined local officials to praise the designation of the 103 miles of Route 62 in New York State as National Veterans Highway.

To see more of the story, click on the link: http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/New-National-Veterans-Highway-120306689.html

April 20, 2011
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Sunset Park Job Fair

In an effort to assist those in their search for employment opportunities, my office in conjunction with my colleague New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz will be hosting a Career Fair this Tuesday, April 26th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Sunset Park Recreation Center, located at 43rd Street & 7th Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

Over 70 employers will be in attendance, looking to fill positions in a variety of fields including Civil Service, Banking, Customer Service, Warehouse and Factory, Retail and Sales, Food Service, and Health Care.

Job Seekers with all levels of experience and education are welcome, dress to impress and bring plenty of resumes to hand out!

For more information, please contact (718) 727-9406.

April 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Farley and His "Shadows"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) discusses his role as a State Senator with Joshua Goldstein and Dana Mancini, both 12th grade students at Schenectady High School, when they shadowed him on April 12th as part of the League of Women Voters "Students Inside Albany Day."

April 20, 2011
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WIFFLE BALL SAVED FROM NANNY STATE RULES

ALBANY – State health officials made the right decision by nixing a proposal to deem children’s games such as freeze, kickball, tag and Wiffle ball dangerous, said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

April 20, 2011
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