Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Adams Celebrates 41st Bangladesh Victory Day

Senator Adams was one of the special invited guests to attend the 41st Bangladesh Victory Day Celebration, where he congratulated and celebrated with the people of Bangladesh in Brooklyn during the commemoration of Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. The Senator presented a proclamation to Abu Naser Khaliquzzaman, a community business leader who strives to facilitate better understanding between the United States and the rest of the Muslim World.

December 22, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks at 15th Annual Snow White Ball

Senator Adams was one of the keynote speakers at the 15th Annual Snow White Ball, where he encouraged all to work together despite cultural differences. He also honored Janet Lewis for being a cultural ambassador of West Indian heritage and for her outstanding work and service to our community.

December 22, 2011
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CAPITAL TONIGHT: BALL TO ‘ULTRA-WEALTHY’ CONGRESSWOMAN: ‘THANKS FOR THE (PAYROLL TAX) COAL’

by Liz Benjamin

Sen. Greg Ball seized on the House GOP’s refusal to pass the Senate’s two-month payroll tax holiday extension bill as yet one more opportunity to slam his local congresswoman, Rep. Nan Hayworth, whom he accused of being “completely out of touch with working families and struggling small businesses.”

December 22, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL, CASTELLI SLAM HYDROFRACKING; BALL TAKES DIG AT HAYWORTH

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

It’s been a busy morning for Sen. Greg Ball.

December 22, 2011
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My very best wishes to all of you throughout this holiday season

My very best wishes to all of you for a safe, a meaningful, and a memorable holiday season.

                            

December 22, 2011
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Senators Call On Governor Cuomo To Protect School Taxpayers

    In a recent letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Kenneth P. LaValle (1st Senate District), John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Lee Zeldin (3rd Senate District) and Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District) formally called for the restoration of building aid to four Suffolk County school districts to be included as part of the Governor’s upcoming budget proposal.    The State Education Department originally denied this funding to the districts because they inadvertently failed to file paperwork on time for certain capital construction projects.

December 22, 2011
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Share Your Ideas for Mandate Relief and Medicaid Reform

Making New York a more affordable place to live and work is key to economic recovery that in turn will bring hope, opportunity and prosperity.

That is why the state Senate worked closely with Gov. Cuomo in 2011 to successfully pass the property tax cap so that destructive double digit property tax increases are stopped.

We also just enacted a tax cut for 4.4 million hardworking middle income tax payers that will bring even more needed relief.

These actions are great first steps, and we are seeing positive results.

Now it’s time to REDUCE property taxes.

And the best way to accomplish tax relief is by eliminating wasteful and unnecessary government spending.

December 22, 2011
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Treecycle

Chip in! Mulch your tree! Help NYC grow!

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

Last year, close to 17,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!

January 7, 10:00 AM - January 8, 2:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS, CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF NEW LOCAL BUSINESS THE OWL’S HEAD

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), and George Telmany of New York State Small Business Services, joined John Avelluto, owner of The Owls Head, at their grand opening on Tuesday, December 20th.

Senator Golden, a former small business owner and merchant leaders, welcomed John and his new business to the neighborhood. "It is great to see new businesses opening up in Bay Ridge. I am happy to see the New York State Small Business Services working here, as they were instrumental in making The Owls Head a reality. We must continue to look for ways to develop and support small business so to keep our neighborhood a great place to live, work and raise a family."

December 21, 2011
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CHATTERTON STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” TOY DRIVE

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back row center) visits Chatterton Elementary School to thank students for participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 20, 2011
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Walter D. Lace Receives Legislative Resolution Honoring His Retirement and Dedication to St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Walter D. Lace with a Legislative Resolution honoring his retirement as Principal of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School after 44 years of dedication to the institution.  The presentation took place at the 45th Anniversary Gala of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School on November 10, 2011 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.“Walter Lace has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth of the St. John the Baptist High School,” Senator Owen H. Johnson said.   “We honor and commend him for 44 years of impressive dedication to the students and community-at-large.”

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR SMITH TOY DRIVE 2011

SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH PHOTO OF THE WEEK Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) kicked-off his annual Winter Wonderland Toy Drive. Thanks to corporations such as Health First, Jet Blue and Neighborhood Health Providers, Smith was able to distribute more than 350 toys to children in need in local daycare centers, hospitals and shelters such as Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway and the Charles R. Drew Daycare Center in Hollis.           

December 20, 2011
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Happy Holidays from Senator Farley

 

During this busy holiday season, I hope you are finding the time to gather with family, friends and those you care about to celebrate and share.

I also want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State Senate.

Over the past year, we've made real progress in our effort to turn New York around. We’ve cut taxes on businesses and middle class families, taken steps to help create jobs, and worked together to help make life in our community just a little better.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS & SENATOR MARTINS ATTEND COUNTY SEAT KIWANIS BREAKFAST

Senator Skelos and Senator Martins are pictured at the County Seat Kiwanis Breakfast at IHOP in Williston Park on Monday, December 19, 2011.

December 20, 2011
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December 20, 2011
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COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL

RITCHIE:  SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS BRINGS HELP TO SANTA
Presents Begin Arriving At District Offices
 
 
State Senator Patty Ritchie is shown with toys she collected that are destined for Christmas gift programs in Central and Northern New York.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: “STOP PLAYING GAMES!”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/20/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said it is time for Congress to stop playing political games and, instead, come together to sign a compromised two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.

December 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 19, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

December 20, 2011
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