Issues: Miscellaneous

Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island

(New York, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano  joined Mayor R. Bloomberg, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Jessica Lapin, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie  to announce that Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Israel have been chosen to build an Applied Sciences and Engineering campus on Roosevelt Island.

December 19, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On SAGE Recommendation for Belleayre 

December 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Sponsored Legislation to Become State Law January 1, 2012

I thought to bring to your attention that two bills sponsored by Senator Marty Golden in the State Senate are among the highlights of the new state laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

*A requirement that dental health facilities possess automatic external defibrillators on their premises (Chapter 65, L.2011, Sen. Golden).

*A ban on the sale of hookahs, water pipes, and shisha to minors (Chapter 131, L.2011, Sen. Golden). “Shisha” is any product made primarily of tobacco smoked or intended to be smoked in a hookah or water pipe.

December 16, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL BELIEVES THAT RECENT MTA AUDIT DOESN’T GO DEEP ENOUGH

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

While the state comptroller’s office recently released audit findings showing abuse in overtime and payroll within Metro-North, state Sen. Greg Ball wants another audit for the MTA that would be deeper.

December 16, 2011
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Senator Carl Marcellino Recognizes Students For their Commitment to Raising Money for Midnight Run

ST. DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN

MSG VARSITY/CABLEVISION POWER TO LEARN CHARITY CHAMPIONS PROGRAM

December 16, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending December 18th, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, an update on this year's Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive, Fleet Feet Sports Rochester opens its second location, and upcoming events this week in the 56th District. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

December 16, 2011
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Senator Marcellino Joins Girl Scouts "Holiday Magic" Event

State Senator Carl Marcellino joined members of Service Unit #13 of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Junior Troop 3696 and Cadet Troop 3838 at their “Holiday Magic” event on Saturday 03 December, 2011 at the Huntington Elks Lodge on Main Street, to help prepare Christmas and Hanukkah packages for the Veterans at the Northport Veterans Hospital as well as the Family Service League of Huntington, at which gifts were wrapped, marked and sent on their way after the girls donated two ½ boxes of toys for the U.S. Marine Corps ‘Toys for Tots’ program in which the Huntington Elks are dedicated supporters.

December 16, 2011
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We Mourn The Loss of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

“My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to the family of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski,” Senator Owen H. Johnson said.  “Police officers put their lives on the line for us every day with acts of bravery and heroism, and we pause at this time to truly appreciate Officer Figoski's sacrifices.”

December 16, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SENATOR BALL TO GIVE HYDROFRACKING TALK TO LEWISBORO LIBRARY

 

State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

December 16, 2011
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WESTFAIR ONLINE: UTILITIES PLEDGE BETTER COMMUNICATION IN STORM AFTERMATH

 

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Power restoration delays experienced by thousands of Hudson Valley residents following Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween weekend snowstorm were largely the result of communications breakdowns and a lack of manpower, according to the region’s utilities providers.

December 16, 2011
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LOHUD: PUTNAM’S $8M IN JOBS FUNDS TARGETS PHARMA FIRMS, NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

CARMEL — The recent announcement of more than $8 million from the state to fund job creation in Putnam County includes money to attract two pharmaceutical companies as well as helping a homeland-security training company set up in a space formerly occupied by a Christian publishing company.

December 16, 2011
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Thanksgiving Food Drive A Huge Success!

Dear Friends:

Over three tons of food was donated to my Thanksgiving Food Drive!  At five collection sites throughout the 4th Senate District, generous donations totaling 6,274 pounds of food was collected and delivered to Long Islanders in need. Thanks to your overwhelming response, generous donations helped stock the many food pantries and soup kitchens in our community that have difficulty keeping up with the demand.  We were able to supplement over 4,902 meals for Long Islanders who desperately needed our help. 

December 16, 2011
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THE PATCH: SENATOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HYDROFRACKING

 

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library this Wednesday on hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.

December 16, 2011
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Sen. Klein Assists Family in Correcting School Transportation Issue

 

Helps Special Needs Child Receive Care She Deserves

December 16, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL RENEWS CALL FOR COP KILLER LEGISLATION IN WAKE OF NYPD OFFICER SLAYING

 

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, called for the reinstatement of the death penalty in cases involving the intentional murder of a police officer, peace officer or a Department of Corrections employee.

December 15, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE ISSUES URGENT APPEAL FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR NEEDY

Donations at Area Charities Lagging, as Demand Rises; Senator’s Offices to Serve as Drop-off Points

December 15, 2011
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Flood Relief A Major Component of New $3.3 Billion Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan

APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

This important program is now up and running.  Now is the time to apply.

Empire State Development (ESD) will distribute up to $21 million to "businesses, farms and owners of multiple dwellings" whose properties were damaged by flooding, with grants of up to $20,000 per entity possible.

The application form can be found online at http://www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/FloodRecovery.html.

December 15, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS HOME RUN FOR PATTERSON TAX PAYERS BY PRESENTING TOWN WITH $1 MILLION FOR COURT HOUSE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/14/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented the Town of Patterson with a $1 million check on Thursday afternoon in front of the new Patterson Court House. Senator Ball successfully secured $1 million from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) for the construction of the Patterson Court House, which he says is a home run for Patterson tax payers.

December 15, 2011
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