Issues: Miscellaneous

Shore Road Parks Conservancy “It’s My Park Day”

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy will be hosting additional cleanup sites along Shore Road during the “It’s My Park Day” event on October 15th. New areas at the 3rd Avenue entrance and between 73rd and 78 Streets will be open for volunteers to come and help clean up and beautify the park there. In total there will be 8 sites run by the Conservancy; at:

 

 

· 3rd Avenue Entrance (10am to 2pm)

· The potent...ial dog run site at 3rd Avenue (10am to 2pm)

· 97th Street Entrance (10am to 2pm)

· The Gazebo at 90th Street (9am to 12 noon)

· The Flagpole at 81st Street (9am to 12 noon)

· 73rd to 78th Street (9am to 12 noon)

· Narrows Botanical Gardens (entrance closest to 70th Street) (10am to 1pm)

October 15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Farley Salutes Buddy Walk Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) joined hundreds of participants in the 15th annual Capital Region Buddy Walk on Sunday in Schenectady.

October 3, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 3, 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 3, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending October 2, 2011

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding an upcoming Career Fair, the 2011 dictionary distribution project concludes, and events around the 56th Senate District in the week ahead.

September 30, 2011
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September 30, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL AGAIN KNOCKS HAYWORTH ON IRENE

 

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, criticized Rep. Nan Hayworth this week for her  “yes” vote last week on a stopgap spending bill that linked emergency relief funds for those suffering from Tropical Storm Irene with offsetting cuts in spending elsewhere in the federal budget.

September 30, 2011
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Senior Idol

IT’S SHOWTIME!

 

Brooklyn’s 5th Senior Idol Singing Competition

Sponsored by AARP Chapter #5055 with State Senator Marty Golden

* Saturday Night - October 1, 2011 *

Xaverian High School @ 8PM

Admission: $15 at the door (Includes 5 Raffle Tickets)

EMCEE: Mr. Joe Franklin

Memory Lane

Guest Judges: Frankie Marra

Nancy Liatsis and Joe Loposky

Wine Tasting + Audience Participation + Raffles

$500 Prize provided by TD Bank

 

For more information call: Senator Marty Golden’s office: 718 238-6044

 

October 1, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Grand Opening of La Casita Cultural Center in Syracuse

Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the opening of La Casita Cultural Center, located in the The Lincoln Building on Otisco Street in Syracuse.  The center is the only Latino cultural center in the region.  It is a project of Syracuse University.  A grand opening celebration was held on September 28th. 

September 29, 2011
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Disaster Recovery Information for Homeowners, Businesses and Local Governments

Here is some helpful information for homeowners, businesses and municipal officials still recovering from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Sotmr Lee.

September 29, 2011
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Meets First Lady Michelle Obama

Senator Stewart-Cousins briefly met First Lady Michelle Obama at an event in New York City.

September 29, 2011
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Calling For Action on Flooding

Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke at a press conference with US Senator Charles Schumer, calling on state, local and county officials to clear debris from the Saw Mill River. She also called on FEMA to cover the costs of this clean-up through their Public Assistance Grant Program, which helps government entities pay for storm recovery.

September 29, 2011
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TWU Local 100 Clergy Breakfast

NYS Senator Eric Adams, some of his colleagues in government, and community leaders attended TWU's Local 100 Clergy breakfast to discuss ways of  partnering to build and strengthen support for increased public services.  Topics discussed included the creation of a comprehensive urban jobs program, and how that message can be delivered that "Workers' Rights Are Human Rights" to our communities.

 

 

 

September 29, 2011
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Improvements To Vernon Blvd. Dog Run Announced

 The Queens Gazette wrote about the recently renovated Vernon Blvd. Dog Run, partly implemented by Senator Gianaris. He hopes its long-awaited improvements will benefit Long Island City residents -- and their pets.

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced on Sept. 20 that long-awaited renovations to the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City have begun. The elected officials, along with Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), New York State Department of Parks and DOG LIC, a local advocacy group, have worked together since last year to make major improvements to the park.

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September 29, 2011
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Its My Park Day in McKinley Park

We're still looking for donations of daffodil bulbs, bottled water, and coffee. We got bulbs from the NY4P's Daffodil Project and some other donated bulbs but we can always use more as we've got some ground to cover at both the Triangle and Park House. If anyone else wants to donate bulbs, we're happy to accept them. These bulbs are being planted to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the victims and survivors. Daffodil bulbs will naturalize, increase in number over time and continue to bloom for years. A perfect low-maintenance spring flower. Help us remember our friends, neighbors, and loved ones by volunteering to plant these bulbs.

We are also looking for volunteers and volunteer coordinators for the day

October 15, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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