Issues: Miscellaneous

Occupy Wall Street Holds Press Conference After Zuccotti Park Cleared Out by City

In response to the actions taken by the City, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD to clear out Zuccotti Park, the Occupy Wall Street movement held a press conference in front of the New York Supreme Civil Court Building with elected officials who support their cause, including Senator Adams, shown here with Council Members Letitia James and Jumaane D. Williams.

November 21, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS FIRST RESPONDERS AND NYPD FOR FOILING HOLIDAY WEEK BOMB PLOT

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/20/11) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the arrest of Jose Pimentel, who had been planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York City.

November 21, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 21, 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..."

November 21, 2011
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Extend the Holidays Toy Drive

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is once again sponsoring his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

“Extend the Holidays” is a toy drive Senator Fuschillo organizes each year for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital. Toys are delivered after the holiday season, so that children can experience the joys of receiving a holiday gift throughout the year.

“This is a wonderful tradition which, through the assistance of the community, puts smiles on the faces of many children each year. I welcome anyone who is interested in participating in this program to contact my office,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 18, 12:00 AM - January 2, 12:00 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO KICKS OFF ANNUAL “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced the start of his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

“Extend the Holidays” is a toy drive Senator Fuschillo organizes each year for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital. Toys are delivered after the holiday season, so that children can experience the joys of receiving a holiday gift throughout the year.

“This is a wonderful tradition which, through the assistance of the community, puts smiles on the faces of many children each year. I welcome anyone who is interested in participating in this program to contact my office,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 18, 2011
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LIPA, BP Solar and Brookhaven National Lab Flip the Switch at the Long Island Solar Farm

(Upton, NY)- Officials from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), BP Solar International, Inc. (BP Solar), Brookhaven National Laboratory and a host of government officials and environmental leaders today celebrated the completion and commissioning of the Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) Project.

November 18, 2011
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November 18, 2011
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November 18, 2011
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November 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES LOCAL SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement urging local residents to support area small businesses next Saturday, November 26, 2011, as part of “Small Business Saturday”:

 

“As a former small business owner and merchant leader, I am encouraging area residents to join in the holiday shopping spirit and shop locally next week as part of Small Business Saturday. It is so important that we shop in our neighborhood stores and support the people and the economy of our hometown.

 

November 18, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

Authorized HEAP Representatives Will be Available at Lanza’s Office 4 Days a Week to Assist Staten Islanders

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

November 17, 2011
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Community Connection for Weeks Ending November 20th and November 27th, 2011

This week's Community Connection is for both the week ending November 20th and November 27th. In this issue, Thanksgiving Facts and History, meeting 2nd graders at Hilton's Village Elementary School, and events around the 56th district for the next two weeks. As always, click the link below to view in full-screen. The next Community Connection will be published the week ending Sunday, December 4th. Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2011
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SHORE ROAD STUDENTS COLLECT CELL PHONES FOR SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S “CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS” PROGRAM

Students from Shore Road School in Bellmore recently collected several boxes of old, unwanted cell phones for Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Senator Fuschillo visited the school to personally pick up the phones and thank students for their efforts.

“Shore Road’s students should be very proud of themselves, because their efforts are really going to make a difference. Each phone they collected will help bring the comfort of home to American soldiers and sailors who are serving our country overseas. I thank them for participating in this program, ” said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick).

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN URGES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THANKSGIVING DAY CREATIVE CELEBRATION

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) urged all elementary school students (K-6) to participate in the New York State Senate's Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration program. "This is a wonderful opportunity for children to truly express their feelings for the people in their lives, their communities and how they feel about Thanksgiving," said Senator Larkin. "I urge all students to add their unique contributions to this online book and make it a truly memorable keepsake for everyone to enjoy."

November 17, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing in Binghamton on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the second of four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Binghamton, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 17, 2011
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The Business Council of New York State, Inc. released its 2011 Voters’ Guide

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators' “commitment to improving the state's economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.”Senator Owen H. Johnson, R-Babylon, received the Business Council’s highest score.“I am pleased to learn that The Business Council of New York State approves of our strategy in the Republican Senate Majority to improve the business climate in New York State,” Senator Johnson said.  “We will continue to work toward our goals of meaningful mandate relief and job creation during the 2012 Legislative Session.”

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & UNQUA ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SAY “NO” TO TOBACCO

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows Unqua students that some of the same chemicals used in bug spray are also found in cigarettes.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today visited Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa to speak to 5th graders about the importance of saying “no” to tobacco as part of the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout.

November 17, 2011
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2012 Legislative Session Survey

Dear Friend,

The 2012 New York State Legislative Session is fast approaching. Job creation and strengthening our economy remain my top priorities and there is no doubt that this will be a major focus of  our discussions and planning in Albany.

 Last year, The Senate Majority  closed a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or fees and worked closely with Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact a two percent property tax cap and other economy strengthening building blocks. We need to do more in 2012.

November 17, 2011
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Senator Maziarz speaks to Medina Masons

Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Medina Lodge #336, Free and Accepted Masons.  He addressed the gathering after dinner and spoke about current state issues including the property tax cap, hydrofracking, and economic development.

November 17, 2011
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