Issues: Miscellaneous

Con Edison Warns Public to Beware of Scammers

Con Edison is warning its customers and other members of the public to be vigilant in protecting themselves against several types of scams that have been reported to the company.

The company places the safety of the public first and is working with authorities to catch those who have been trying to pull the scams.

In particular, Con Edison advises people to guard against the following:

· E-mail viruses – Con Edison has received reports of e-mails that appear to be from Con Edison and contain a ‘zip file’ that may create a computer virus. The “From” field of the e-mail reads “no-reply-billing@coned.com” or “no-reply-billing@conedison.com.” Do not open or forward these e-mails. File a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

January 26, 2012
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Statement By State Senator Jose Peralta On Proposed Senate District Maps

If they have at least minimal respect for voters, Republicans will spare New Yorkers further hypocrisy and keep to themselves ridiculous claims that their bold-faced power grab was done in the name of minority enfranchisement.

January 26, 2012
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Senator Grisanti's Statement on Proposed Redistricting Plans

Throughout the redistricting process, my priority has been to ensure that the communities of Buffalo and Western New York maintain strong representation in Albany. In the past, downstate political insiders with agendas that conflict with the best interests of our communities have been allowed to influence the redistricting process, often resulting in Western New York being left with gerrymandered districts with peculiar boundaries.   Having attended the public comment portion of the redistricting process, I know that many individuals expressed their desire to unite communities of interest in the City of Tonawanda, the West Side of Buffalo and Niagara County. The commission clearly heard those concerns and acted accordingly by reconnecting those communities.

January 26, 2012
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Officials Call for Statewide Ban on Fracking in New York

NEW YORK—Officials and environmental advocacy groups joined together on Wednesday to call for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as the comment period for fracking rules, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) revised draft of the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), comes to an end.

Throughout the public comment period, New Yorkers have consistently opposed the fracking rules. A Freedom of Information Law request to the DEC revealed that all comments from opponents outnumbered those by supporters by at least a 10-to-1 margin.

January 26, 2012
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AVELLA BLASTS DOT ON CURB REPAIRS

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) has a great citizen-friendly street-care-repair policy—if you report that the curb in front of your home needs fixing, the report will be entered into its database and will be repaired in the order in which it was called in.

Problem is, according to state Senator Tony Avella (D–Northeast Queens), at least in the Bellerose section of his district, the DOT has a 23-year backlog on repairing reported broken curbs.

Now Avella has joined with frustrated homeowners to accelerate their curb repair program.

January 26, 2012
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State Lawmakers And Environmental Activists Express Opposition To Hydro Fracking

New York Senator Tony Avella speaks at a news conference and rally against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in New York State on January 11, 2012 in New York City. The event, which was held on the steps of City Hall, called for an end to the controversial gas drilling method as environmental groups increasingly warn about contamination of the state's aquifers that could poison its drinking water.

January 26, 2012
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Avella Will Sit on Senate's Banking Committee

State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, has been appointed to serve on the legislative body’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

The committee covers banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, urban development, mass transit, international trade and finance and economic policy.

Sen. Minority Leader John Sampson, D-Brooklyn, appointed Avella yesterday to the committee.

January 26, 2012
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Senate Fellowship Application

Senate Fellowship Application

January 26, 2012
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Yates County Chapter of SCOPE recognizes Senator O'Mara as Second Amendment supporter

Penn Yan, N.Y., January 26—The Yates County Chapter of SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education) recently recognized State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) as its “2011 Politician of the Year.”

January 26, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Ask Bonacic

YOUR VOICE 1/24/12: Senator John Bonacic of the 42nd Senate District invites constituents to email him their comments and concerns, posing the question: "What areas can we improve in?" Email your comments and questions to: AskBonacic@gmail.com

January 26, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at Bryant High School

Senator Gianaris speaking at Bryant High School in Long Island City about the Department of Education's plans for restructuring

January 26, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at Mayor Bloomberg's press conference

Senator Gianaris speaking at Mayor Bloomberg's press conference celebrating the 100th episode of Gossip Girl and all the jobs the show has brought to LIC and the rest of New York City.

January 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR BROOKLYN SPA NAMED BEST IN AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a press event on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., honoring the Green Spa and Wellness Center on their selection by Day Spa magazine as the #1 Wellness Center in America. An official New York State Senate Proclamation will be presented to the Spa owners to celebrate the national recognition of a local small business.

 

The Green Spa and Wellness Center, which has been in business since 1998, and is located at 8804-3rd Avenue. Members of the community and the Third Avenue Merchants are expected to attend the event.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

January 25, 2012
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