Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING

Cites Weapons of Mass Destruction Arrest in TexasALBANY, NY (2/25/2011)- State Senator Gregory Ball (R,C-Carmel) Chairmen of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, would like to applaud the efforts of the FBI in their investigation and arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, in connection with his alleged researching of potential U.S. targets and his purchase of the chemicals and the equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device.

February 28, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be hosting his annual health fair on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the lower level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. "I’m currently in the planning stages for this year’s event and am looking for local non-profit and health organizations to participate."

The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate. Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s office to obtain brochures and weblinks on health topics.

 

February 28, 2011
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State Senator Lee M. Zeldin Honors Former State Senator Trunzo

Ronkonkoma, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently honored former State Senator Caesar Trunzo at the annual Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Ball.  Former Senator Trunzo was appointed to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place on March 13, 2011.  

February 28, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to honor seven extraordinary women from the community for their outstanding service.

Senator Golden has selected to honor the following women:

Fran Allegretti - St. Anselm Church

Connie Barone - Maimonides Medical Center

Vina D’Agostino - Kiwanis Club of Mapleton

Arlene Keating - Bay Ridge Community Council

Janet Russo-DeMas - Public School 185

Camille LoBiondo - St. Athanasius Church

Carol Sharon - Visitation Academy

February 28, 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.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, 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..."

This week,  "Click here for the future"

February 28, 2011
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Gianaris Pushes ‘New Way Forward’ On Redistricing

Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin highlights Senator Michael Gianaris' push for a New Way Forward on the way Redistricting is done in Albany.

February 28, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Opens Office In Livingston County

Senator Gallivan is joined by his father, Dick Gallivan of Geneseo, Livingston County Board of Supervisors Chairman James C. Merrick, and Scott Gardner from Assemblyman Dan Burling's office as he cuts the ribbon at his Livingston County office's opening.

February 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 25

Here is this week's Community Connection. As always, click the link below to view it in full-screen.

February 25, 2011
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Statement By Senator Griffo on Governor's Nomination of Assemblywoman Destito as New Commissioner

Griffo Thanks Destito for Service to Her District 

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today thanked departing Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito for her 19 years of service to the 116th Assembly District.

February 25, 2011
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Responds to Borough President's "State of the Borough" Address

Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement in reaction to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s State of the Borough Address:

“Bronx Borough President Diaz focused on some of the key issues impacting Bronxites: income disparity, education, health and economic development, including the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. I was heartened to hear the Bronx Borough President talk about an unsettling and difficult reality regarding income disparity in New York City. New York City has the highest income disparity in its modern history and the state of New York has the highest income disparity of any other state. Bronxites are feeling squeezed by 13% unemployment in the Borough and record-high income disparity.

February 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM ON WINNING NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Calhoun High School to congratulate the boys cross country team on winning the 2010 Nassau County Class A Championship.

February 24, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN WARNS THE MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM TO BE MINDFUL OF THE DEDICATION AND SERVICE OF SAFETY NET HOSPITALS

Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today cautioned Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team against advancing proposals that would directly lead to the reduction of essential services and the possible closing of some city hospitals that serve our most vulnerable population.

February 24, 2011
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Senator Owen H. Johnson, Sr. Assistant Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of Finance

Senator Owen H. Johnson, Sr. Assistant Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of Finance at Budget Hearing on Education in Albany on February 15, 2011.

February 24, 2011
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Staten Island Advance: OTB: The sequel?

Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:52 AM     Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:55 AM

http://blog.silive.com/editorials_impact/print.html?entry=/2011/02/otb_the_sequel.html

Give state Sen. Andrew Lanza credit for sticking with a thorny issue that other elected officials might have walked away from and never looked back.

In December, Mr. Lanza along with 21 other state Senators, voted against a bill to bail out the city’s foundering Off-Track Betting Corp.

February 24, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Tours New Health Facility

Central Islip, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently toured the new NYIT Community Health Clinic being built on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.  Pictured here is Senator Zeldin (above, right) with Dr. Tom Scandelis, Dean of NYIT School of Medicine, reviewing the blueprints for the new facility.

 

February 24, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Coffee and Conversation With County Legislator John Nonna

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and County Legislator John Nonna would like to invite you to, "Coffee and Conversation." Come discuss critical issues with you State and County officials. This event is open to the public. See below for details. To RSVP, please call Senator Stewart-Cousins' office at 914-423-4031.

March 12, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Gallivan Opens Office In Livingston County

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R – 59th District) was joined by many of Livingston County’s local elected officials, members of the public, and a representative of Assemblyman Dan Burling Wednesday as he cut the ribbon on his new, one-room office at the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo.

“Our goal is to provide comprehensive constituent service and effective representation to every resident across the four counties of the 59th Senate District. Locating an office in Geneseo will provide easier access to the resources available through a state senator’s office for all of our constituents in Livingston County,” said Gallivan.

February 23, 2011
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