Issues: Miscellaneous

BUREAUCRATS GIVES UP ON BLOCKING CHILDREN'S SUMMER FUN

State Plans To Issue New 'Guidance' On Games Like Tag, Wiffle Ball, And Red Rover

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced today she is pleased the New York State Health Department has announced it intends to reevaluate its list of summer recreational programs the agency plans to regulate.

The Health Department pulled the controversial regulations after Senator Ritchie raised objections in a letter on Thursday to the state health commissioner and just hours after she appeared on national TV to discuss the impact on New York's children, families and communities."

April 19, 2011
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Opening Day for Babylon Little League

Senator Owen H. Johnson threw out the first pitch to kick off the Babylon Little League season on April 9, 2011.   Catching was 6th grader Julian Romero, a member of the Blue Jays Major League Team sponsored by Plessers Applicances and Electronics of Babylon.  Senator Johnson was named the 2011 Babylon Little League Honoree in appreciation of his generosity and assistance over the past several years, allowing the league to expand their facilities for the betterment of the children of Babylon Village.  The day’s events included a parade from the Babylon Village Hall, through the village to the Locust Avenue Ball Fields, where Opening Day Ceremonies followed.

April 19, 2011
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LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that 30 finalists have been selected in his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for A Day...”.

Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, concerns facing our schools and libraries, and traffic safety issues.

The winning essays were judged on content and creativity. A contest ceremony, where the finalists will read and present their essays before a panel of judges, has been scheduled for

April 19, 2011
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ASPCA spay and neuter event

Queens Courier

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Mobile Spay and Neuter van will visit the Jackson Heights community to help residents examine their pets at affordable pricing. 

Co-sponsored by Assemblymember Michael DenDekker and State Senator José Peralta, the ASPCA event will be held on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a 3:30 p.m. pickup, outside DenDekker’s district office at 33-46 92nd Street in Jackson Heights. 

April 19, 2011
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LYNBROOK & LONG BEACH STUDENTS SHADOW SENATOR SKELOS DURING VISIT TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Skelos is pictured with Kevin Dugan of Lynbrook & Alexa Salazar of Long Beach who had the opportunity to shadow the Senator during their visit to Albany for the Students Inside Albany Conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation. 

 

April 19, 2011
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Senator Gianaris to Participate in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at George T. Douris Tower

Senator Gianaris will participate in and give remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the “Senator Michael Gianaris East Terrace” at the George T. Douris Tower in Astoria, Queens. The ceremony will honor the Senator’s work for more affordable housing for senior members of the community and his assistance in facilitating state funding for the Douris Tower project.

April 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT COPIAGUE LIBRARY

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Copiague on Thursday, May 5th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Copiague Library, located at 50 Deauville Boulevard, from 1-3 pm.

April 19, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

April 19, 2011
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Crime Victims Rights Week

On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and officials from the City of Rochester during an event for the 27th Annual Crime Victims Rights Week Walk. For more information, visit http://www.4victims.org/.

April 18, 2011
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Capital Region Energy Costs Highest in the State State Senator Roy McDonald is Looking for Solutions

 

Albany  –  April 15, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald was joined by Assemblyman Tony Jordan, NYS Association of Counties Executive Director Stephen Acquario and energy consultant Gordon Boyd to find solutions on why Capital Region energy costs are the higher than any other region in New York State.

April 18, 2011
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Senator Martins Tours Great Neck Arts Center

Senator Jack M. Martins spent a recent Friday morning visiting the Great Neck Arts Center, where he received a tour of the center from Executive Director Regina Keller Gil and Development Director Caroline Sorokoff.

Senator Martins was able to get a glimpse of 3D art of Dov Lederberg and Yael Avi-Yoneh, which is on display on the center until May 1. Senator Martins also toured the ceramics room, the drawing room and the studio.

The Great Neck Arts Center is a premier venue for art, music, dance, drama, film and literature. It offers a wide variety of education classes for both adults including singing and children. The center also offers an outreach program.

April 18, 2011
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KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds his 17th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

BRONX, NY- On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 17th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Catering Hall in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show and a build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 18, 2011
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April 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES EAST MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR TO THE STATE CAPITOL

            Photo caption: Alyssa Micheli, a senior at East Meadow High School, joins Senator Fuschillo in the Chambers of the State Senate. Alyssa spent an afternoon “shadowing” Senator Fuschillo as part of the “Students Inside Albany” Conference.    

April 18, 2011
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Does the State Owe You Money?

Does the State Owe You Money?

Over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds.

Senator urges constituents to see if they are owed money.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm

 

 

April 15, 2011
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April 15, 2011
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