Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GREG BALL SWEARS IN MEMBERS OF CARMEL AMBULANCE CORP

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (1/15/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C –Patterson) swore in three members of the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corp at their Annual Installation Breakfast. From left to right the members are, Lieutenant David Jacobsen, Lieutenant Andrew Wiese and Captain Peter Jones.

January 20, 2012
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Fresh Direct Ponders Move

The Queens Gazette wrote an article that talks about New York City's push to keep the online grocer Fresh Direct from making a move to New Jersey. Senator Gianaris believes that it is crucial to remain welcoming to local businesses, like Fresh Direct, in order to keep jobs in our neighborhood.

Fresh Direct, an online grocer that delivers to residences and offices in the New York City metropolitan area and one of the largest employers in Long Island City and Queens as a whole, has become a prize in a bidding war between New York City and New Jersey. The business, which bowed in New York City in 2002, is rapidly expanding and expects to outgrow its Long Island City facility in a few years.

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January 20, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco At Annual Dinner For Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmens' Clubs

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the annual dinner, hosted by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmens' Clubs on January, 19, 2012.  He is pictured with Fred and Melva Neff, DEC Regional Director Ken Lynch, and Onondaga County Parks Commissioner Bill Lansley. 

January 20, 2012
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P.S. 234 Elementary School Gym Repaired

The Queens Gazette article announces that the P.S. 234 School Gym, which has been closed since September due to flood damage, was finally repaired as a result of the efforts made by parents and elected officials.

Following a joint effort by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and state Senator Michael Gianaris, the gymnasium at the Astoria Elementary School, P.S. 234, which suffered substantial flood damage, has been repaired and is now in use.

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January 20, 2012
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Community Meeting on Kodak Bankruptcy in Town of Greece

I am proud to support this community meeting, being held by Brighton Securities, regarding Kodak, and its recent filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For details, and how to register, please see the flyer below. You may also download a version of the flyer (PDF format) by clicking on the link below.

January 20, 2012
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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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