Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Shown in photo:  Senator Malcolm A. Smith was presented with the Youth Juvenile Justice Award by members of the NAACP Youth Council this past Saturday. Senator Smith stated that he felt truly honored to be recognized by leaders of tomorrow and looks forward to continuing to working with the NAACP Youth Council in the future.

March 30, 2011
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NEWS FROM SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH

Shown In Photo:  Hank Auffarth, Board Member for The Child Center of NY, awarded Senator Malcolm A. Smith for his continued support of the social services agency at their annual gala this Saturday. The Child Center of NY provides family intervention, youth development, counseling and home visiting services that help keep families healthy and intact.

 

March 30, 2011
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PROTECT YOUR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS!

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Despite the intentions of our founding fathers, some in both state government and local government are considering measures that could restrict your right to possess and use legally owned firearms.

Please join with me to help defend our Second Amendment rights.

By signing the petition below you can help send a clear signal that you do not support any actions by government officials that would compromise your freedom to bear arms.

March 30, 2011
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Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”, a theatrical extravaganza for the entire family. This show is presented with a cast of 52, a full orchestra of 19 pieces, and magnificent scenery at a family-friendly price! Please join us for this heartwarming musical – a show for young and old and every age in between. Performances are April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Call 718 989-9566 for tickets or order online at www.jeffsamaha.com.

March 30, 2011
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SENATOR BALL: “COMMUNICATION IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS IS ESSENTIAL TO SAVING LIVES”

ALBANY, NY (March 30, 2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C, 40th District –Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) knows the need for communication in emergency situations is essential. As Chairman of the New York State Senate Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Ball is concerned about the preparedness of the state to handle any possible security threat. The Senator will be holding a hearing in NYC on April 8th to discuss with experts a range of issues regarding the condition of homeland security in New York. One of the most pressing issues to be discussed is the outdated radio systems being used by police.

March 30, 2011
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SENATE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would prevent car accidents and enhance prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.

March 29, 2011
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State Capitol Fire of March 29, 1911 Commemorated

     State Capitol Fire of 1911 Commemorated – Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Jack McEneny are pictured at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the New York State Capitol fire.  On March 29, 1911, the fast moving fire destroyed much of the State Library, at the time the nation’s fifth largest, resulting in an unprecedented loss of New York’s intellectual, cultural and historic property.

March 29, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN LOU TOBACCO RENEW THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT STATEN ISLAND’S RESIDENTS & PROPERTY FROM PHRAGMITES-FUELD FIRES

Lanza Partners With Assemblyman Lou Tobacco to Pass Laws Which Will Force DEC to Take Action & Empower Property Owners

 

March 29, 2011
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LANZA, IGNIZIO, DE BLASIO & PARENTS ANNOUNCE VICTORY AT PS4: STUDENTS ON AUTISM SPECTRUM ARE PLACED IN SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE

The Department of Education informed elected officials today that students on the autism spectrum at PS 4 will be placed in IS 75, the school their parents have been requesting for the past year. Senator Andrew Lanza said, "This is a real victory for parents who have children in P.S. 4's Nest program.  I applaud the Mayor and the Department of Education for listening to the parents and providing their children with this opportunity for a smooth transition into I.S.

March 29, 2011
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Senator Gianaris stands with kids of Queensbridge Outreach Program

Senator Gianaris stands with the kids of the Queensbridge Outreach Program before helping them get to Madison Square Garden for their first Knicks Game.

March 29, 2011
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Statement from Senator Gianaris on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro was a true pioneer for our nation, for our state and for my neighborhood. First as western Queens' representative in Washington and then as a national icon, her courage paved the way for so many of today’s leaders.

Geraldine Ferraro dedicated her life to serving her community. Her life reflected the hard work and family values that define Queens, and her belief in herself and the ability of women to contribute to society at the highest levels served as the best kind of example for younger generations.

March 29, 2011
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March 29, 2011
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ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

The ASPCA offers free and low-cost spay/neuter surgery via five Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics that travel to many New York City neighborhoods. The mission  of the ASPCA is to put an end to the tragic euthanasia of adoptable animals within the five boroughs of New York City by addressing the animal crisis at its sourcein the heart of the city's local communities.

Recognizing that many of the most serious overpopulation and animal health crises arise in neighborhoods with limited access to veterinary care and animal care education, the ASPCA brings spay/neuter services directly to such communities.

April 23, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Know Your Rights Forum for Lefrak City

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

FREE legal advice

From Gretchen Gonzalez from Queens Legal Services

Topics to be covered:

What to do if you are involved in an accident
Learn how to qualify for Workers' Compensation
What to do if you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident and are left with injuries
How to fill out a petition for administrative review (PAR) with DHCR
What to do if you’re facing an eviction

Please print and post the flyer in your building.

 

April 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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STATE SENATE HONORS THE LIFE OF FREEPORT RESIDENT JAMES PAROLA

Senate Passes Fuschillo Resolution Honoring Mr. Parola’s Many Years of Service to the Freeport Community 

March 28, 2011
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