Issues: Miscellaneous

Free Skating Has Kids Twirling in Coney as Winter Ends

Last Friday, about 250 kids, parents, teachers and other Brooklyn residents laced up their figure and hockey skates to whirl around Abe Stark rink on the Coney Island boardwalk. Skating was free for the day, sponspored by Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr.

A bevy of politicos were on hand, including state Senator Diane Savino, Representative Jerrold Nadler and Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, all of whom have some jurisdiction over Coney Island.

Professional figure skater and frequent “parade personality” Marni Halasa dressed as the Coney Island Fairy Godmother to perform tricks and teach the kids how to skate.

March 3, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO PASS BILL TO STRENGTHEN VOTING PROCESS FOR MILITARY VOTERS

 

Measure has Governor’s backing and is set to become law

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with the New York State Senate in voting to give final legislative approval today to legislation (S.3500) sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.

March 3, 2011
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Valley Stream & Hewlett Students Meet With Senator Skelos During Visit to Albany for Arts Day

Senator Skelos had the opportunity to speak with William Bertiz, a 5th grade student from Valley Stream and Adanaya Kay-Njemanze, a student at Hewlett Elementary School, during their visit to the State Capitol for Arts Day on March 2, 2011. 

March 3, 2011
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Senator Maziarz Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 3, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO STRENGTHEN VOTING PROCESS

Measure has Governor’s backing and is set to become law

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval today to legislation (S.3500) supported by Senator Andrew Lanza, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.

“This bill ensures that New York’s servicemen and servicewomen are given every reasonable opportunity to have their voices heard and their votes counted in special elections,” said Senator Andrew Lanza.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Schenectady 4-H Youth

Chelsea Arndell of Duanesburg and Sarah Shufon from Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative Extension chat with Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) March 1st when they participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Local 4-H'ers

Noah Newell of Providence and Miranda Hughes of Saratoga County chat with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) March 1st when they participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youths from Fulton and Montgomery Counties on March 1st when the group participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences. From left to right in the photo are: Senator Farley, Stephanie Peck of Gloversville, Haleigh Dutcher of Mayfield, Alicia Anich of Gloversville, Katie Gray of Fonda, and Craig Clark of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Congratulates Auburn Second Grade Art Student Abby Franchina

Albany- Senator Nozzolio congratulated Auburn Second Grade student Abby Franchina for having her portrait of her dog “Maxine” selected to appear in the New York State Art Teachers Association Student Art Exhibition. The Art Teachers Association holds the exhibition as part of its annual reception in Albany where State Legislators, students, parents and teachers share in the artistic accomplishments of the young aspiring artists in their communities.

March 3, 2011
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North Tonawanda officials visit Senate chamber

Senator Maziarz shows North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt (right) and his aide, Bob Welch (left) around the historic Senate chamber in Albany.

March 3, 2011
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Klein Honors Everyday Heroes At His Annual Black History Month Celebration Breakfast

NYC COBA President Norman Seabrook and Local Community Members Honored

BRONX, NY – In celebration of Black History Month, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester) hosted a complimentary breakfast at Villa Barone Catering Hall Saturday morning. Norman I. Seabrook, President of the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association delivered the keynote address. This year's celebration also honored everyday heroes from the education, business, civic and law enforcement communities. Honorees included: Monica Major, President of District 11 Community Education Council; Gregory Perry, President of the Westchester Square Merchants Association; Yolanda Robinson, Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Mount Vernon; Officer Jay Sturdivant of the NYPD’s 49th Precinct's Community Affairs Division; and  Al J. Everett, Deputy Chief of the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Stands With Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch as A Hero of Reform

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch came to Albany to to urge Senators who signed his NY Uprising pledge to honor their commitment to their constituents to create a independent redistricting commission and pass ethics and budget reform legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Martins Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Little Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Johnson Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Speaking on the Floor About Yonkers Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins passed a resolution in the New York State Senate today recognizing Yonkers Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio for being named Superintendent of the Year by New York State Council of School Superintendents. The resolution was read in its entirety on the floor of the Senate and passed unanimously.

March 2, 2011
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