Issues: Miscellaneous

From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

Dear Constituent:

 In early May, in the aftermath of the attempted car bombing in Times Square, I issued a media advisory to commend and congratulate the professionalism and hard work of the NYPD, local law enforcement, and counter-terrorism officials. As Chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, I applauded their efforts to make the streets of our cities, State, and nation safer. Further, I specifically praised Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, the two street vendors who alerted police to the suspicious vehicle by embracing the crucial concept embodied in the slogan ‘See Something, Say Something.’

September 3, 2010
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Senator Golden to host a Bensonhurst Town Hall

Town Hall meetings are an invaluable way for citizens to obtain important information from the City agencies and companies that serve them. Whether the information takes the form of general reminders, answers related to recurring problems, or updates as to new policies or initiatives, members of the community need these meetings to create a visible link between themselves and agencies.

September 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Foley, Mayor Pontieri Announce Funding for Patchogue Village

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced today that Patchogue Village will receive $1 million in capital money from the State of New York.

The funding, secured by Senator Foley, will be used to make improvements to the sewer pump station in the Village of Patchogue. In addition to being important for the village, the improvements to this station are critical to the expansion of the sewer system on Main Street in East Patchogue.

September 3, 2010
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Hurricane Earl packs a punch but will swing wide of Staten Island

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/hurricane_earl_packs_a_punch_b.html

By TOM HAYDON

The Star-Ledger

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hurricane Earl, with its 110-mph winds, is a beast, but Staten Island is almost certain to avoid its wrath.

But from North Carolina to Maine an estimated 26 million people could face hurricane or tropical storm conditions, based on the projected north-northeast track of the storm.

September 3, 2010
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Senator Marcellino’s FREE Career Fair

Senator Marcellino’s FREE Career

September 3, 2010
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Campaign Urges Bronx Kids to ‘Raise Their Pants’

Press Advisoryfor Friday, September 3, 2010Press Contact:Steve Mangione (mobile) 914-403-4072Campaign Urges Bronx Kids to ‘Raise Their Pants’WHAT:With school opening, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. andSenators Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Eric Adams will give school childrentheir first assignment when they hold a press conference to unveil a mobilebillboard – a truck that will drive around Bronx neighborhoods with the

September 3, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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Politicians Gather to Help Flood Victims

Queens Chronicle

by Andrew Benjamin, Chronicle Contributor

September 2, 2010

The United States has contributed around $150 million to relief efforts in Pakistan following flooding which began in late July and continues to devastate the region. Yet, as the death toll rises and more are left homeless, the need for more money and supplies is increasing.

Last Thursday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Corona) joined Mohammad Razvi of the Council of People’s Organization and Amy Paul of South Asian Youth Action at Kabab King in Jackson Heights to urge community members to donate money and supplies to reputable aid organizations in Pakistan. 

September 3, 2010
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Senator Farley Secures Funds for Schenectady Free Health Clinic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced that he has obtained a $75,000 state grant to assist the Schenectady Free Health Clinic.

“I’m pleased to once again provide a hand to this volunteer-based organization that performs so many good works for the people of Schenectady County. It takes a special kind of medical staff to do this type of work for free,” said Senator Farley.

September 2, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SHOOTING OF BROOKLYN SOUTH SHOMRIM PATROL OFFICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, has issued a statement in response to the shooting of four Brooklyn South Shomrim patrol officers last night:

“This is another example of how the Democratic controlled legislature has failed to protect law enforcement personnel and all New Yorkers. The only reason that a criminal with nine previous arrests is allowed to walk our streets and cause harm is because of the ineffectiveness of the Senate and Assembly Democrats. Here is an example of what I have been saying, that the weakened policies adopted by the Democratic Legislature puts us all in danger.

September 2, 2010
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STORM PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

The current track of Hurricane Earl has resulted in a tropical storm watch for Nassau County and a tropical storm warning for Suffolk County.

Here are some preparations you may want to take in case heavy rains and wind affect our area:

September 2, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending September 3, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, September 3, 2010. For a full screen view, click on the link below. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

September 2, 2010
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Paying tribute to a local fallen hero at the Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey, Forever Running Memorial 5K Run in Deer Park.

The 9th Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey, Forever Running Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Deer Park  raised nearly $25,000 this year.  Five thousand people came out to pay tribute to a local hero.

“I’m proud to pay tribute to Deputy Chief Raymond Downey and all of the heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,” Senator Owen H. Johnson said.  “Together we can honor them for their bravery and courage by coming out to raise money for our community.”

September 2, 2010
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Newark-Wayne Hospital at Boller Point

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with representatives of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital at Boller Point Vineyards in Sodus, NY. Senator Nozzlio had the opportunity to discuss the future of the Finger Lakes region with individuals who are on the frontline of both the healthcare and agriculture industries.

Pictured left to right: Robert Biernbaum, Chief of Emergency Services, Newark Wayne Hospital; Becky and Bill McKee, owners of Boller Point Vineyards; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Annette Leahy, President, Newark Wayne Hospital.

 

September 2, 2010
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Stop The Sag - Raise Your Pants, Raise Your Image

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. had this to say about the "Stop the Sag"campaign:                                                                                                         

September 2, 2010
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Legislators Lead Drive for Pakistani Flood Relief

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely 

September 2, 2010

City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) urged residents to donate money and food for those suffering from the floods in Pakistan at a news conference at Pakistani restaurant Kabab King Diner in Jackson Heights last Thursday.

“These floods have taken a tremendous toll on the people who live there,” Dromm said.

September 2, 2010
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