Issues: Miscellaneous

CON EDISON: WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE AFTER RARE OCTOBER SNOWSTORM

 

NEW YORK –About 77,000 customers are without electric service this morning after a rare October snowstorm hit the region. More than 67,000 of the affected customers are in Westchester County; Staten Island has approximately 3,400 customers without electricity and The Bronx, about 4,100. The remainder are scattered in Brooklyn and Queens.

October 30, 2011
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CON EDISON: CONTINUES WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE

 

Con Edison Media RelationsFor Immediate Release: October 29, 201110:30 p.m.

NEW YORK – More than 77,000 customers have lost electric service from today’s fall snowstorm. Nearly 61,000 outages are in Westchester County; Staten Island has approximately 8,500 customers without electricity and The Bronx, about 7,000. The remainder are scattered in Brooklyn and Queens. As the heavy, wet snow continues to pile on tree limbs, additional outages may occur.

October 30, 2011
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NYSEG: STORM TOPPLES TREEES AND POWER LINES, LEAVING 82,000 NYSEG CUSTOMERS CURRENTLY WITHOUT SERVICE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2011 – 9 a.m.

Brewster Division Hardest Hit; New Outages Occurring as Repair Work Begins

October 30, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS RESIDENTS SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS & CELL PHONES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped residents safely dispose of over 200 pounds of unwanted medications and over 1,000 old cell phones through his “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs. The programs were held at the Bellmore Train Station.

Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” program enables residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications. The over 200 pounds of medication collected were taken by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which supervised the program, for safe disposal. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.

October 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH BELLMORE CHAMBER IN WELCOMING “BEYOND FITNESS” TO THE BELLMORE COMMUNITY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with officials from the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores in celebrating the grand opening of one of Bellmore’s newest small businesses, Beyond Fitness. Beyond Fitness, which is located at 2854B Merrick Road in Bellmore, is a state of the art basketball and fitness training facility.

Senator Fuschillo joined with the Chamber members, as well as Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick), Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla in helping owners Steve Drury and Kris Cabrera cut the ribbon on their new small business and wishing them all the best for many years of success.

October 28, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending October 30, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding this year's 'From One Closet to Another' Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive, local Boy Scouts complete an Eagle Scout project, and upcoming events around the 56th Senate District. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

October 28, 2011
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Winifred B. Mack Presented With NY State Senate Resolution

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Winifred B. Mack with a New York State Senate Resolution marking her designation as 2011 Ambassador of the Arts by the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts.Winifred B. Mack, as Executive Director of Southside Hospital, has overcome financial challenges, strengthened physician and community relationships as well as built and expanded clinical programs to fortify Southside’s position as the healthcare heart of its community.  Prior to becoming the Executive Director, she served as Southside Hospital’s Deputy Executive and Vice President of Patient Services.

October 28, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN FAIR FOR MARINE PARK, GERRITSEN BEACH AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY NEIGHBORHOODS

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is inviting area residents to attend his next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, November 3, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U in Brooklyn.

The event, will feature an opportunity for residents to have one on one conversations with City agencies in an informational fair setting, and also a town hall question and answer meeting. The NYPD will be offering crime prevention information and the Fire Department will be providing give-aways for the home.

October 28, 2011
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Senator David Carlucci Brings the Spirit of Halloween to the Nyack Head Start

(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci was at the Nyack Head Start getting the kids into the spirit of Halloween and talking to them about Halloween safety .  The Senator read Halloween books to the children who are ages 3-5 and distributed 800 trick or treat bags with safety tips and coloring books to Head Start programs throughout Rockland.

“Halloween is a fun holiday where children can let their imaginations run wild, but sometimes in the excitement, safety can be forgotten”  Senator Carlucci said.  “It was my pleasure to visit with the kids at the Nyack Head Start program and talk to them about how to stay safe and have fun this Halloween.  I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.”

October 28, 2011
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BRESLIN APPLAUDS RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT SIX OF THE LARGEST HEALTH INSURERS WILL MAKE THEIR RATE FILINGS PUBLIC

Sites the prior approval law he sponsored as the necessary and initial step to make our health care system more transparent

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar), ranking member of the Senate Insurance Committee, was pleased to learn that six large health insurers have agreed to have their rate filings made available to the public. Senator Breslin lauds Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services (DFS), for his efforts in making the process more open and transparent.

October 28, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Statewide Alert System for Missing Vulnerable Adults

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a statewide alert system that will help find vulnerable adults who become lost. The "Missing Adult Alerts" system, similar to the nationwide Amber Alert program, will assist local law enforcement officials in notifying communities when a cognitively impaired New Yorker goes missing.

"The Missing Adults Alert system will help law enforcement find elderly and impaired New Yorkers who become lost and get them home safely," Governor Cuomo said. "This system has saved lives regarding missing children, and now it will provide the same assistance when it comes to finding vulnerable adults."

October 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE JOB RESOURCE CENTER

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has created a new online job resource center to help assist residents who are searching for jobs. 

October 28, 2011
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Serrano Joins Federal Agencies to Discuss Ways to Revitalize Urban Waterways

Senator Serrano joined Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on a visit to Roberto Clemente State Park today. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the revitalization of urban waterways in under-served communities. Roberto Clemente State Park, because of its proximity to the Harlem River, has been listed as one of seven pilot locations for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The purpose of this partnership is to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve quality of life by revitalizing urban waterways.

October 28, 2011
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Senator Adams Salutes Marshall C. Brown Chapter (NJ) of National Black State Troopers Coalition

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker for the "Annual Saluting A Trailblazer" Awards Dinner, hosted by the Marshall C. Brown Chapter (New Jersey) of the National Black State Troopers Coalition, a non-profit organization committed to exposing the minority community to the New Jersey State Police through scholarships, mentoring, reading in schools, conducting coat drives for students and the needy, and organizing fundraising programs to support valuable initiatives in the community.

October 27, 2011
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