Issues: Miscellaneous

Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods.

Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods. Students may submit any size and adults must submit a 4x6 or larger print.

On the back of photo print name, addresss, phone number, email, date and location of photo, contest level, school name and if you wish your photo to be returned "please return".

The entrys are to be mailed to Bay Ridge Community Council Photo Contest c/o McLaughlin & Sons, 9620 3rd Av, Brooklyn, NY 11209 before March 5th.

January 20, 2012
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Meet & Greet with Your State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Community Leaders

You are Cordially Invited to Attend a Meet and Greet with Your State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Community Leaders.

 

There will be healthy snacks and beverages, so don't miss out!!

February 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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TSA admits wrongdoing in cases of two elderly woman who claim they were strip-searched

The New York Daily News reports that the Deptartment of Homeland Security admitted that TSA screeners violated standard practice in the cases of two elderly women who alleged they were victims of humiliating strip searches at Kennedy Airport.

In an about-face, the feds have admitted wrongdoing in the cases of two elderly women who say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport by overzealous screeners.

Federal officials had initially insisted that all “screening procedures were followed” after Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, went public with separate accounts of humiliating strip searches.

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Gianaris, who wrote to the TSA requesting a full investigation, said the feds’ account is still full of holes.

January 20, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Créalo o no, mi querido lector La Federación Hispana dijo que el Gobernador Andrew Cuomo ha balanceado el presupuesto del Estado, "sobre las espaldas de las mujeres pobres, especialmente las mujeres de color”.

January 20, 2012
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Queens Officials Protest New Strip Club

NY1 posted a video of protesters gathered outside the Gypsy Rose Cabaret, rallying against the opening of a new strip club in Long Island City. Senator Gianaris attended the protest and believes the effects of the strip club on the neighborhood would be detrimental. 

Watch the video here

January 20, 2012
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Information for Constituents Regarding Kodak Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

This area will provide information for constituents regarding Eastman Kodak and their recent announcement that the company has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection. While my office can not answer specific questions regarding an individual's case, we can provide information where employees, retirees, and family can direct those questions to. This webpage will also provide news, statements, and on-going events and programs to help our community through this difficult time.

Senator Joe Robach Introduces Bill To Protect Kodak Retiree Health Care

Legislation would provide safety net in the event retiree health benefits are eliminated

 

January 20, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Believe it or not, the Hispanic Federation said that Governor Andrew Cuomo balanced the budget “on the backs of poor women, especially women of color.”

January 20, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks to students at Long Island City High School

Senator Gianaris speaking to seniors and JROTC students at Long Island City High School about state government.

January 20, 2012
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Lawmakers Weigh in on Budget Proposal

By Colby Hamilton

WNYC's The Empire 

"I think the challenge for us all will be to parse the actual details and what they mean for different parts of the state, different issues,” said Democratic Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan right after the budget speech, which she called “very strong.”

January 19, 2012
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January 2012 Newsletter- 2012 Parking Calender

Please click below to view 2012 Parking Calender. 

File: 
NYC_Parking_Calendar 2012 .pdf

January 19, 2012
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Fall 2011 Newsletter

Please click below to view Fall 2011 newsletter. 

File: 
peralta_fall_nl.pdf

January 19, 2012
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Marcellino Announces Appointment To Senate Library Committee

             Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that he was appointed to a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries.  This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

January 19, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On The Passing of Richard Italiano

Our community has lost a great friend, champion and leader.  Richard Italiano, former chair and district manager of Queens Community Board 4, has passed away.  A tireless servant of our community, Richard was open and accessible.  His spirit, leadership and friendship will be sorely missed.  I extend my heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and the many people whose lives he touched.

January 19, 2012
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineering Dredging Means Multiple Daily Bridge Lifts At Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Beginning Thurs., Jan. 26th

Due to a dredging project being conducted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers there will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Thursday, Jan. 26th and lasting through February.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately 15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge, which has a clearance of 150 feet above water in its raised position.

Federal code requires that a lift bridge must be raised in order to allow for crossing marine traffic. If possible motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate.

January 19, 2012
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Picture of Leadership

L-R:  Democratic Conference Leader Senator John L. Sampson; United States Senator Charles E. Schumer; Minority Conference Chairwoman Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; and Senator Neil D. Breslin

January 19, 2012
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Your Voice of January 18, 2012: Senator Maziarz talks about the Governor's budget, energy issues, and growing the Niagara Falls airport

A new year, and a new legislative session in Albany.  That means Senator Maziarz will participate in his weekly "Your Voice" show from the capitol, updating his constituents about issues happening in state government.

In this show, Senator Maziarz talks about his reaction to Governor Cuomo's budget proposal, an "energy highway" in New York, energy priorities for the future, and efforts to grow the Niagara Falls International Airport. 

January 19, 2012
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Friend hold community meeting in Montour Falls tomorrow, Elmira next week

Elmira, N.Y., January 19—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) reminded area residents that they will hold a community meeting in Montour Falls tomorrow, Friday, January 20, 2012.

January 19, 2012
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Gallivan: “Governor’s Budget is a Strong Start"

“Today’s budget announcement is a strong starting point from which to build upon last year’s accomplishments. The Governor’s proposal is a largely responsible plan that balances the budget through cuts in spending and consolidation of redundant government functions, while holding the line on taxes for individuals and businesses.

I was pleased to see the Governor recognize the unsustainable burden that Medicaid places on county governments and property tax payers, but it is my belief that Medicaid reform and mandate relief must go further and must come faster. Given the historic property tax cap, local governments and property tax payers need immediate relief and reductions of state imposed burdens.

January 18, 2012
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