Issues: Miscellaneous

Indian center told to divulge info

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge last week gave the embattled Indian Cultural and Community Center one month to supply the state inspector general with information about the investors who helped purchase part of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Campus in Bellerose for $1.8 million in 2008.

The nonprofit ICCC purchased property, which was later assessed at $7.3 million, from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York under the condition that it would be used solely as a community center.

According to court documents, this term was later modified to permit, under certain conditions, different uses 10 years later, with an additional payment of $1.7 million to the DASNY.

January 3, 2012
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Eyesore property is target of civic North East Flushing group works with Sen. Avella to remove blight

Thursday, December 29, 2011 

An abandoned Flushing property has everything in it including the kitchen sink, and one civic association is fed up.

January 3, 2012
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State Sen. Tony Avella slams city DOT for failing to fix hazardous cracked curbs City told one Queens woman there is a 23-year wait for new curbs

Some Queens homeowners, whose streets are marred by unsightly and potentially dangerous cracked curbs, say the city is ignoring their pleas for help.

“I have been calling and calling the city for years,” said Caroline Vereline, a Bellerose resident. “One time they told me they were 23 years behind schedule.”

January 3, 2012
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Senator Farley Notes State-of-the State Message to Be Delivered Jan. 4th

Tomorrow, January 4th, the Governor will open the 2012 Legislative Session with his annual State-of-the-State Address. This speech will be given at 1:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on public television, and can also be viewed online at http://www.governor.ny.gov The text of his message will also be posted on his website.

The State-of-the-State is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

January 3, 2012
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Community leaders call for investigation into gross misconduct at Niagara County SPCA

Local governments question contracts with not-for-profit agency, demand accountability

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-I, Lewiston)-state leaders representing Niagara County-joined a host of elected officials today in denouncing the reprehensible allegations of widespread animal maltreatment at the Niagara County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Recent media reports have detailed unprecedented amounts of dog and cat euthanizations and horrifying charges of medical maltreatment in recent months.

January 3, 2012
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Community leaders question misconduct at Niagara SPCA, demand accountability

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-I, Lewiston)—state leaders representing Niagara County—joined a host of elected officials today in denouncing the reprehensible allegations of widespread animal maltreatment at the Niagara County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). 

Recent media reports have detailed unprecedented amounts of dog and cat euthanizations and horrifying charges of medical maltreatment in recent months.

January 3, 2012
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Public Hearing: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) 2012 Annual Public Meeting on Staten Island

The Board of Directors of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation invite you to attend its Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Public Meetings in accordance with §7384(10) of the HHC Enabling Act.

Following a report on the activities of the Corporation, the public is invited to make oral and/or written presentations. Allotted speaking time is FIVE (5) minutes. Speakers are asked to register in advance by writing or calling:

Ms. Patricia LockhartSecretary to the CorporationNew York City Health and Hospitals Corporation125 Worth Street, Room 519New York, NY 10013Telephone: 212-788-3360Limited Interpreter and American sign language services may be available upon request in advance of registration deadline dates ONLY.

January 18, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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NYS Health Department Awards $500,000 in Doctors Across New York Funds to Support Physicians Practicing in Underserved Communities

Five health care providers in New York State have been awarded grants totaling up to $500,000 over two years to support physicians who practice medicine in underserved communities through the "Doctors Across New York" Program. The announcement was made by NYS Health Commissioner Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

"The Doctors Across New York Program is a critical program to help ensure that New Yorkers in every community in the State have access to high quality health care services," Commissioner Shah said. "These grants will help these institutions increase access to vital health care services in rural and urban areas."

January 3, 2012
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Happy New Year From Senator Parker

Dear Friend,
 
Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope prosperity, good health,and the ability to provide for your family is yours throughout 2012 andbeyond.
Know that I will continue to be your voice in Albany,with your support andfriendship, to represent Central Brooklyn residents and New Yorkers atlarge as the State legislature works towards job creation, tax fairnessand assisting our seniors with affordable housing and utility costs in ourupcoming session.
I look forward to working with our Governor Andrew Cuomo this year andcontinuing our efforts to move New York in a positive direction. Together,we need to ensure all New Yorkers are afforded a living wage with benefits

January 3, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Me dio mucha pena, al ver como muchos de Nuestros Líderes, aceptarón la invitación del Alcalde Michael Bloomberg y corrierón a Gracie Mansion, la residencia del Alcalde, para tener un desayuno con él.

Nuestros Líderes, no tomarón en cuenta, que fué el Alcalde Michael Bloomberg, quién con su fortuna compró los votos necesario para que el matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres fuese una realidad en New York.

January 3, 2012
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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding Available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the release of more than $845 million in additional funding to states to help low-income households with their heating and energy costs under LIHEAP.

January 3, 2012
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Former Governor David Paterson's Aide, David Johnson, Joins "Fully Persuaded for Children and Families"

David Johnson, long time aide for former Governor David Paterson, held a press conference with Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of women ministers and elected officials to announce an initiative that Mr. Johnson will lead to speak with inner city youth about how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can harm their future aspirations.

Mr. Johnson announced his joining "Fully Persuaded For Children and Families," a non-profit organization that focuses on responsible decision-making and conflict resolution for improved family structures in our society.

January 3, 2012
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Statement From Senator Malcolm A. Smith RE: Fire Bombs at Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center in Queens

“Acts of violence on any level will not be tolerated. The cowards who chose to start the new year by endangering the lives of others should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

January 2, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL ASKS FACEBOOK FANS TO HELP HIM NAME HIS BULL!

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brittany Oat, (845) 200-9716

 

 

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a safe and successful, meaningful and memorable New Year!

December 31, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: “IF OTHERS BELIEVE TO BE VICTIMS OF PAPPAS, THEY SHOULD CONTACT THE NYPD”

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has

issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Steven Pappas,

charged with a sexual assault of a Brooklyn teenager, and who today is

being charged in a second incident involving another youngster:

 

“As we have learned today that this recent sexual assault, under the

guise of law enforcement personnel, is not the only recent victim of Steven

Pappas, if others believe to be victims, I encourage them to come forward

and contact the New York City Police Department.

 

No one should be afraid to seek the protection of the law and we must

see that this criminal is charged rightly. I hope that there are no other

December 30, 2011
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