Issues: Miscellaneous

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Boundaries expanded to develop the Falls

The USA Niagara Development District has expanded by more than 21 acres north of Main Street to include the Aquarium of Niagara and the city’s proposed Cultural District — a move that comes as the aquarium plans to double in size during the next five years.

The board of directors for USA Niagara Development Corp., the local arm of the state’s economic-development agency, voted unanimously Tuesday to expand the boundary at the urging of Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-Lewiston, and State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, D-Buffalo.

August 31, 2011
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NIAGARA GAZETTE: Aquarium's in the zone now

NIAGARA FALLS - The Aquarium of Niagara and roughly 22 acres of property surrounding it off north Main Street are now officially eligible to receive assistance from a state-run agency charged with overseeing development in the downtown area.During a meeting Tuesday, the board of directors for the USA Niagara Development Corp.

August 31, 2011
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Sen. McDonald surveys hurricane Irene's damage with Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian

The City of Troy was impacted by significant flooding following hurricane Irene.

Senator Roy McDonald met with Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian to survey the damage caused by the storm, and to see how New York State could help local communities.

August 31, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL: “OVER MY DEAD BODY” WILL NY HAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S FRACKING PROBLEMS

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is proposing legislation that would set up some rules and guidelines aimed at hydrofracking in New York state. Ball said he witnessed damage to private property during a tour of areas in Pennsylvania where hydrofracking for natural gas is occurring. His legislation is meant to protect property owners.

August 30, 2011
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Benefit for BRAVO

A benefit concert is being held for BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service on September 16th 2011 at 6 PM in the Notre Dame Hall of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 575-60 Street. The bands are incredible. Tickets are available but they are going fast. To get your tickets for a great night of music, call 631-775-8000.

September 16, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Expedited Federal Disaster Declaration

Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor
Governor Cuomo Requests Expedited Federal Major Disaster Declaration for New York State

Printer-friendly version Albany, NY (August 30, 2011)

August 30, 2011
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Press Conference: Senator Montgomery to Announce Launch of EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVE In Brooklyn

An announcement of the Early College High School Initiative will be made on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts (located on Flatbush Avenue Between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street).  

September 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: SENATOR BALL CONCERNED WITH COMMUNICATIONS FAILURES AND SLOW RESPONSE TIMES FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRENE

"I must commend first responders, community leaders, volunteers and law enforcement personnel for working together to bring dignity and order in the wake of this hard-hitting storm. Still, thousands of residents are without water and power, and therefore, without the basic opportunity to take care of their homes and families in dignity.

August 30, 2011
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NYSEG, ORANGE & ROCKLAND UTILITIES AND CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC TO DISTRIBUTE DRY ICE AND/OR ICE AND/OR BOTTLED WATER

Please CLICK HERE to view NYSEG distribution sites and times for  bottled water and dry ice. Supplies will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

August 30, 2011
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Statement on Volunteer Efforts During Hurricane Irene

Senator Golden stated "It is with honor that I commend the hard work of the many volunteers that came out during Hurricane Irene, in both preparation for and the aftermath of this natural disaster. CERT 1 NYC, CERT Brooklyn Community Board 15 and Marine Park, the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance, Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance and Bensohurst Volunteer Ambulance kept us safe here in Southwest Brooklyn. The tireless efforts of these volunteers help to make our communities as strong as they are. I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who helped out during this crisis situation and share my happiness over the neighborly acts that we have seen throughout Hurricane Irene's impact!"

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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NYC Department of Education to Open Registration Centers Across the City This Week for New Students

The New York City Department of Education today announced that it will open 12 Student Registration Centers on Wednesday, August 31, to enroll new students for the opening of school. Procedures vary across the following categories of students: All new high school students or those re-entering the system after an absence—both general education and special education— should register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence. New or re-entering general education elementary and middle school students without a zoned school should also register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence.

August 30, 2011
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