Issues: Miscellaneous

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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MIDHUDSON NEWS: BALL TELLS CUOMO: “DON’T FRACK WITH NY”

 

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson) is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to tour Pennsylvania to see firsthand the impacts of hydrofracking on communities. At the same time, Ball is asking Cuomo to take steps to “protect New Yorkers from the potentially devastating effects” of fracking.

October 12, 2011
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THE PATCH: FARM BUREAU NAMES SENATOR BALL TO “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s prestigious Circle of Friends. The awards are based on a lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau, as a whole.

October 12, 2011
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Joseph Malloy of West Islip Recipient of NY Senate Proclamation For 50th Anniversary of PGA Membership

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented pro golfer Joseph Malloy, of West Islip, with a NY Senate Proclamation in recognition of his 50th Anniversary as a member of the Professional Golfers of America and his dedication to the game of golf.  The presentation was made at Sumpwams Creek Golf Course in Babylon Village on September 26, 2011. 

October 12, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: FINGERPRINTING MUST CONTINUE AS A PART OF FOOD STAMP APPLICATION PROCESS

Strongly Criticizes Council Speaker Quinn’s Efforts to Eliminate Requirement

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a statement strongly criticizing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s proposal that seeks to eliminate the fingerprinting requirement for New York City residents applying for food stamps. Senator Golden is urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYC Human Resources Administration to oppose any such efforts within the City Council.

October 12, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends Official Kick-Off of “Can Tabs for Kids” Program

Mastic Beach, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the official kick-off of the "Can Tabs for Kids" program at the William Floyd Elementary School in Mastic Beach this past Friday, October 7, 2011. The program is a fundraising project to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, the students of William Floyd Elementary collected over 1,000 tabs and were able to donate $1,506 to the Sunrise Fund of Stony Brook Hospital.

Each week, the students bring bags of can tabs (similar to the one pictured here) to Gershow Recycling where they are weighed and recycled. "Can Tabs for Kids" was the idea of Maria Marks, a William Floyd Elementary School student who was diagnosed with cancer at an early age.

October 12, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 10, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 12, 2011
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Senator Golden's Town Fair

Senator Golden’s

Town Fair

will be held on

Thursday, October 27th

At 7pm

At Shore Hill

9000 Shore Road

68th Precinct Crime Prevention will offer

Operation Identification, V.I.N. Etching

Program, Bicycle Registration.

FDNY will be distributing Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

There will be additional agencies available for one on one dialogue, followed by a Town Hall, question and answer period.

For more information, please call 718-238-6044

October 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Sen. Farley Visits Historic Site Showcasing Modern Technology

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured the new George E. Franchere Education Center at the Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, on Oct. 7th. The 13,000 square-foot building is "green," meaning it is energy efficient with 100 solar panels and is environmentally friendly. The cost of the project was some $2 million and Senator Farley was able to obtain two grants totaling $100,000 for it. For more information on the George E. Franchere Education Center and the historic Mabee Farm, visit website http://www.schist.org/mabee.htm

October 11, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Help Thousands of Low-Income Students Obtain a College Degree

Governor Cuomo awarded $2.5 million in College Access Challenge Grants (CACG) to programs that will help thousands of low income students obtain a college degree.

These programs, run by organizations and schools across the state, provide crucial services including academic support for students at risk of dropping out, training for high school guidance counselors serving low income students and college financing workshops. Last year, these CACG funded programs helped more than 47,000 New Yorkers apply for and succeed in college.

October 11, 2011
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October 13, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Senator Ritchie discusses St. Lawrence County sales tax

Senator Patty Ritchie was a guest recently on Ch. 7's morning show with Jeff Cole, and discussed calls for a higher St. Lawrence County sales tax. Some county leaders are proposing raising the sales tax rate, even though they already announced a new busget that doesn't rely ono added revenue. A sales tax increase would cost a typical St. Lawrence County family $140 a year in higher taxes.

October 11, 2011
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Channel 7 reports on Senator Ritchie's International Border Caucus

Senator Patty Ritchie recently hosted a visit by Candian Sen. Bob Runciman, and announced creation of a bi-nation, bipartisan caucus to address border issues like jobs, the economy, and the recent fishing dispute. Channel 7's Caitlin Cissne reports.

October 11, 2011
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Senator Golden and Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Host FEMA

FEMA Representatives will attend this meeting to inform you about assistance for victims that have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene

You MAY be able to file a claim with FEMA

Time: October 19th at 7pm

Place: The Cort Club

Location: 2648 Gerritsen Avenue

For additional information contact 718-238-6044

 

October 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Long Island City dog run groomed

Queens Courier wrote about Long Island City's improved Vernon Blvd. Dog Run. Hailed as "the Rolls Royce of dog parks," this renovated run will benefit the pet-loving community of western Queens.

A place to meet and socialize is important for members from all Queens communities – even four-legged ones. That is why elected officials and community leaders transformed a once “ruff” looking dog run into one that canines will agree is through the “roof.”

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October 11, 2011
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