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El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz Sigue InsistiendoSobre las Leyes de Viviendas Adequadas

24 de mayo de 2011

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El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz Sigue Insistiendo Sobre las Leyes de Viviendas Adequadas

El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) publicó la siguiente declaración a la demostración que hubo hoy en Albany a favor de la extensión de las leyes del control de renta:

“Hay mucha especulación sobre quien sera el culpable si las leyes del control y la estabilización de rentas de Nueva York no son extendidas y el sufrimiento que eso le causara a los pobres y necesitados que dependen de estas leyes para obtener viviendas adequadas en la ciudad de Nueva York.

 

May 24, 2011
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Interactive Rent Regulations Forum & Rally

(Albany, NY) With rent regulations that protect affordable housing for over 2.5 million tenants set to expire June 15th, Senate and Assembly Democrats joined with NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and housing advocates at an interactive rent forum and rally highlighting the critical need to extend and strengthen rent regulation laws before time runs out.Broadcast live over the Internet, via Twitter and Facebook, Senate and Assembly Democrats engaged housing advocates from across the state to stop the “tenant tax” and save their homes. Senate Democrats also launched an online petition drive dedicated to rent regulations.

May 24, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Measure Spurred by the Murder of Western New York Resident Laura Cummings

The New York State Senate today passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill (S.3306B), is sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) due to the murder and abuse of Laura Cummings, a mentally and physically challenged young adult from Erie County. 

May 24, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL WOMAN AT STATEWIDE EVENT


Deirdre Glenn Selected as 2011 "Woman of Distinction"

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today honored Deirdre Glenn of Newburgh, NY at a special ceremony held in Albany as one of the NYS Senate's 2011 "Women of Distinction."

 

May 24, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Almost four months ago the Senate passed the hard property tax cap legislation proposed by Governor Cuomo.  Since then, Senate Republicans have advocated every day for the enactment of a strong property tax cap. Other than the sunset provision and minor technical issues, we have reached a three-way agreement on a bill that achieves our goals and includes 95 percent of the bill we already passed and will finally put the brakes on skyrocketing property taxes.

 

May 24, 2011
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Syracuse Resident Mary Nelson is NY Senate “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration. 

May 24, 2011
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Senator Gianaris participates in Astoria Civic Bike Race.

On Sunday, May 22, Senator Gianaris participated in the Astoria Civic Bike Race along with Assemblymember Aravella Simotas.

May 24, 2011
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Free Citizen CPR Course

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course where residents can learn lifesaving techniques. The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be held at Merrick Avenue Middle School on Wednesday June 15th from 7 to 8 pm. 

June 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & RED CROSS TO PROVIDE FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course where residents can learn lifesaving techniques. The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be held at Merrick Avenue Middle School (1870 Merrick Avenue, Merrick) on Wednesday June 15th from 7 to 8 pm. 

May 24, 2011
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE RECOGNIZES WADDINGTON

Urges Friends To Cast Vote For Waddington For Ultimate Fishing Town

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the New York State Senate has commended the village of Waddington in its campaign to become the national "Ultimate Fishing Town."

"As we enter the final week of the competition, I need all of my friends across Central and Northern New York to join me in helping Waddington," Senator Ritchie said. "It's time to end upstate New York's status as North America's best kept secret. If we work together, we can spur tourism, help our economy, put our region on the map and make people aware that the St. Lawrence River is one of the greatest places in America to visit and vacation."

To cast a vote for Waddington, go to:

http://www.wfnfishingtown.com/town/waddington-ny

May 24, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO HELP PROTECT PEDESTRIANS FROM TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Bill Requires NYC Trucks To Install “Cross-Over Mirrors”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will require certain trucks to be equipped with a special convex mirror that helps improve visibility and reduces the risk of pedestrian accidents. The bill (S.3151), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn), was requested by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg following a significant number of pedestrian deaths and injuries attributed to the inability of some truck drivers to see people passing in front of their vehicles.

May 23, 2011
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May 30, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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May 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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5K Run to benefit the Semper Fi Fund

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) were among those participating in the 5K Run to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

The 5K course ran along the scenic Narrows Promenade, along the Shore Road Bike Path, and an awards ceremony followed at Cannonball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue, immediately following the race.

The Injured Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. For more information, please visit their website at www.semperfifund.org

May 23, 2011
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