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Senator Robach's Community Connection - 04/10/11

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, April 10th. Click on the link below to view this week's version in full-screen. In the latest Community Connection, there are a number of great events taking place around the district this week, learn about the new head of Empire State Development, and a local Boy Scout Troop raises funds for the relief efforts in Japan.

 

 

April 8, 2011
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Mobile Office Hours

Senator Carlucci will be available to discuss issues important to residents during his mobile office hours this Saturday, April 9 from 12-2 at the Warwick Valley Community Center at 11 Hamilton Avenue.

April 8, 2011
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Senator Malcolm Smith, Senate Democratic Conference Protect Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

 

St. Albans, NY)- Aiming to protect victims of sexual abuse, New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) and the Senate Democratic Conference passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws.

April 7, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Recognizes Senator Ritchie

Governor Cuomo offers a "hat tip" to Senator Ritchie for doing "extraordinarily well" in my brief time as State Senator. The feeling is mutual, Governor!

 

April 7, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR AMERICAN WAR HERO ON DAY U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS GRANTED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), will honor Antonio Pellegrini with a New York State Senate Resolution, to mark the occasion of his becoming a United States citizen on the steps of U.S. Court Eastern District, 225 Cadman Plaza, tomorrow morning, Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8:10 a.m. The Pellegrini Family will join Senator Golden.

Mr. Pellegrini has been a resident of the United States for more than 49 years, calling Brooklyn, New York home. Antonio attended I.S. 228 and Lafayette High School.

Mr. Pellegrini volunteered to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pellegrini will be sworn in as a citizen of the United States at a ceremony tomorrow morning.

April 7, 2011
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KLEIN VISITS LAVELLE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, ANNOUNCES 4201 SCHOOL FUNDING RESTORED IN 2012 BUDGET

On Thursday, State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) joined Frank Simpson, Superintendent for LaVelle School for the Blind, Diane Tucker, Upper School Principal for LaVelle School for the Blind, representatives from the New York Institute for Special Education, Noreen Collins of St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, students, parents and teachers at LaVelle School for the Blind to announce the restoration of funds for 4201 Schools in the 2012 Executive Budget.

April 7, 2011
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April 16, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Please Join Us for 1st Annual Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair

Senator David Carlucci is hosting his first annual “Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair”.  Several area health-care agencies will be on hand to distribute health information and discuss the importance of healthy living.

Events include an Easter Egg Roll, magic show, music and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Children 10 and under should RSVP to enroll in the Easter Egg Roll by calling 845-623-3627 or emailing corrales@nysenate.gov.  Space is limited.

This is a free event.

Who:  Senator David Carlucci

           The Easter Bunny

Where: Peck’s Pond Park (Adjacent to West Haverstraw Village Hall)

April 7, 2011
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April 7, 2011
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Lauren's Law Passes Transportation Commitee

Senator Carlucci, Assemb. Ortiz and IDC Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family in a push for life saving legislation.

The measure, “Lauren's Law,” would prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.

April 7, 2011
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

Since the 1970s, April has been designated by the National Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Only recently, however, has autism become a national focus as rates have skyrocketed.

April 6, 2011
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