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Independent Democratic Conference Unveils ThoughtRaiser Initiative

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today announced the launch of its “ThoughtRaiser Initiative,” the IDC's effort to have the issues dominating Albany mirror what's most important to New York State residents.

These Thoughtraiser will focus on residents, community stakeholders, and local groups, and will be held across New York state. Each forum will be small by design in order to foster real discussion on how government can best help.

September 12, 2011
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September 12, 2011
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Share Your Ideas For A Stronger Economy

New York has clearly faced major economic challenges in recent years.  That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities.  Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades.  That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right in our local community.

REAL PROGRESS / FUNDAMENTAL REFORMSThe positive steps we’ve taken to create a stronger economy include the following:

September 12, 2011
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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around Our Community

On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.

September 12, 2011
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Share Your Ideas For A Stronger Economy

New York has clearly faced major economic challenges in recent years.  That’s why – in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo – we took decisive action during this year’s Legislative Session to help revitalize our economy and create new job opportunities.  Taken together, these changes and reforms represent one of the boldest job-creation plans New York State has enacted in decades.  That’s good news – especially in terms of our efforts to create new jobs here right in our local community.

September 12, 2011
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Senator Gianaris shakes hands with a veteran at the Woodside Civic Association's 9/11 Candlelighting Ceremony.

The ceremony took place in Doughboy Park in Woodside on the tenth anniversary of September 11th.

September 12, 2011
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Joe Franklin in Bay Ridge on October 1, 2011 for Brooklyn’s 5th Senior Idol Competition!

The auditions were held on Sept. 10th and the judges picked 14 finalists to perform on October 1st at Xaverian High School , 7100 Shore Road at 8PM.

Songs from My Fair Lady to Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra to Rock n Roll and folk songs will fill the auditorium and it will be a night to remember!

And the 14 finalists are:

 

Edie Gentile

Julia Dioria

Nester Castro

Hector Gonzalez

Jim Shanahan

John Lambert

Beverly Bennick

Andrew Chin

Audrey Melikian

Anotnony D’Agosta

Richard Low

Sherry Kayser

Michael Phalen

Stephanie Spathakis

 

September 12, 2011
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Gallivan Returns To Ground Zero As Part of 9-11 Memorial Ceremonies

Former Erie County Sheriff Was Part Of Post 9-11 Cleanup A Decade Ago

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) joined thousands this weekend to take part in the official opening of the 9-11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. Ten years ago, as then Sheriff of Erie County, Gallivan led a contingent of sheriffs deputies from across the state to Lower Manhattan to assist federal and local agencies during the post 9-11 clean-up efforts.

September 12, 2011
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"New York Remembers" exhibits in Elmira and Ithaca will remain open to the public until the end of September

With this past weekend's 9/11 memorial observances fresh in our minds, just a reminder that "New York Remembers" exhibits in Elmira and Ithaca will remain in town and open to the public until the end of September.

September 12, 2011
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Senator Golden's 9/11 Ceremony in Marine Park

Photo Credit to Neil S Friedman

September 12, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Honors The Memory Of 9-11 Memorial Ceremony In NYC

Senator Patrick Gallivan and Majority Leader Dean Skelos join with the families of the fallen at Ground Zero

September 12, 2011
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“Senadores Hispanos De N.Y. Viajan A La Republica Dominicana"

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Esta semana, desde el martes 13 hasta el lunes 19, de este mes de Septiembre, estare viajando a la Republica Dominicana, como parte de una delegacion de Senadores Hispanos que iran a Santo Domingo para conducir una serie de talleres y conferencias juntos a representantes y funcionarios del gobierno Dominicano.

El estado de Nueva York tiene 62 Senadores, de los cuales 6 somos Hispanos. Estos sies Senadores componemos lo que se llama el Caucus Hispano Del Senado Newyorkino.

September 12, 2011
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Woodside Mural Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

NY1 did a story on the commemoration ceremony of a mural in Woodside to the tenth anniversary of September 11. Senator Gianaris participated in the ceremony, hosted by Woodside on the Move and Councilmember Van Bramer.

Watch the video here.

September 11, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS ON TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

“September 11, 2001 is an experience that will remain engrained in our psyche forever. The emotional scars of that day will never leave us as we remember those who were lost, and my condolences continue to go out to their families and friends. May their memories be eternal.

While New York City will never be the same, it is gratifying to see the unity that developed among New Yorkers and the work that was done in the last decade to increase our preparedness and help prevent another attack.”

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September 11, 2011
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9/11 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH

Statement From New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith

“Ten years ago today thousands lost their lives after our country witnessed a horrific terrorist attack. We honor the first responders whose lives were taken far before their time and those brave individuals of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority who in service to their nation gave the last full measure of devotion.

September 11, 2011
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Remembering September 11, 2001 -- Statement from NYS Senator Tom O'Mara, 53rd District

Throughout this weekend, 10 years after September 11, 2001, Americans of all ages have gathered, in the words of former President George W.

September 10, 2011
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS IRENE SHOULD BE A ‘TEACHING MOMENT’

by Bob Dumas

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – At a meeting held last week with local officials and residents, state Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said government should use Tropical Storm Irene as a “teaching moment” to prepare for future disasters.

September 10, 2011
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Street Renaming: Philip Reed Way

The East Harlem community honored Councilmember Philip Reed by naming the intersection of First Avenue and 111th Street “Philip Reed Way.”

Philip Reed was a member of the New York City Council from 1998 to 2005, where he represented District 8, which encompasses East Harlem, portions of the South Bronx, and Central Park. He was the first openly gay African American Council Member.

September 10, 2011
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