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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO RELIEVE COUNTIES OF MEDICAID MANDATE


New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that he is co-sponsoring landmark mandate relief legislation (S.5889) that would remove the burden of Medicaid costs from county governments and save property taxpayers billions of dollars every year.

October 14, 2011
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Senator Skelos meets with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Archbishop Demetrios to Announce Agreement to Rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

 

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos

“Today is a very historic day for the members of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the entire Greek American community. As the grandson of Greek immigrants, I have worked for years to ensure that this church was rebuilt, and thanks to Archbishop Demetrios, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and countless others, we have finally achieved that reality. Rebuilding St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero will stand as a strong and hopeful symbol to the world of the revitalization of New York and a fitting reminder of the spiritual journey we have taken together since 9/11.”

October 14, 2011
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October 14, 2011
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October 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE ON OCTOBER 22ND

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 to 11 am.

The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, teaches residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.

Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.

There is no minimum age or prerequisites to participate, but residents who would like to take part in the program must register prior to the event.

October 13, 2011
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Check presented to Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York today announced it has received a $15,000 donation from One Niagara, LLC and Cataract Tours, both of Niagara Falls.  The donation is to help with the foundation’s work in making wishes come true for local children dealing with life-threatening medical conditions.

October 13, 2011
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New York State Senate Students Program Information Available

From the halls of higher-learning to the halls of the State Capitol, New York State Senate Student Programs offers undergraduate and graduate students exciting opportunities to learn about state government and to experience firsthand the legislative process.

 

If you have ever thought about a career in public service or state government, now is the time to get started! Our on-site, experiential learning programs provide students with a work experience that is both professionally rewarding and academically enriching.

For more information about internships with the New York State Senate, please click on this link:

October 13, 2011
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LANZA & CUSICK INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP RESTORE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR STATEN ISLAND STUDENTS

Bill exempts New York City from “Like Circumstances” Clause in Education Law

October 13, 2011
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Buehler Remembered

The Queens Gazette wrote about the renaming of 30th Road to Ann Buehler Way, in commemoration of Anna Buehler who died last year at the age of 94. Senator Gianaris attended the renaming to show his appreciation and remembrance for her hard work and dedication to the city.

For more than half a century, Ann Buehler served as a beacon for local youth seeking refuge from the troublesome life of street gangs. Her legacy was honored on October 8, with the renaming of 30th Road as “Ann Buehler Way” at the intersection of 21st Street in front of the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria. Buehler died last year, she was 94-years-old.

October 13, 2011
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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens Renovated Dog Run

The Queens Gazette wrote about the reopening of the improved Long Island City dog run on Vernon Blvd. Senator Gianaris had worked on securing enough funds to create such renovations, with other elected officials, DOG LIC, and Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC).

October 13, 2011
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Astoria street renamed for leader, activist Ann Buehler

The Queens Courier wrote about the unveiling ceremony for an Astoria street renamed in honor of late activist Ann Buehler. Senator Gianaris attended the ceremony and paid his respects to this long-time community leader.

The honors bestowed upon Ann Buehler throughout her life grew in number on October 8, when the long-time community leader was memorialized with the unveiling of a new street sign bearing her name.

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Members of the Club and the Buehler family were joined at the unveiling by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas.

October 13, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND GERRITSEN BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION TO HOST TOWN HALL TO AID VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRENE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association are announcing that they will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

The meeting will be an opportunity for area homeowners and residents that have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 13, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street

Senator Serrano joined activists, concerned citizens, and local elected officials in the "Occupy Wall Street" protest tonight. "Occupy Wall Street" has  been an ongoing peaceful protest, originally based at Zucotti Park in the financial district, primarily focused on speaking out against the current social and economic inequalities between the rich and poor. It was announced by the Bloomberg administration that the park must be vacated on October 14 for cleaning."Freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental rights in our nation," said Senator Serrano. "We must make sure that this basic right is preserved for everyone. The 'Occupy Wall Street' protestors have an inherent right to peacefully protest as long as they do not obstruct the law."

October 13, 2011
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Senator Serrano Visits "La Finca del Sur"

Senator Serrano visited La Finca del Sur today. La Finca del Sur is an urban farm located in the South Bronx and provides healthy foods and educational programs for the residents of the South Bronx.  La Finca is maintained through the help of members and volunteers, who either help through the physical maintenance of the farm or through obtaining more resources for the beautiful community space.  

October 13, 2011
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It's My Park Day at Franz Sigel Park

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October 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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MEALS ON WHEELS OF STATEN ISLAND SEEKS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly. If you are interested in driving, or helping in some other way, please call Rosanne Holt at 718-727-4435 or visit their website: http://www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org/

October 12, 2011
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