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Senator Marty Golden Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church - Auditorium

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

8401 Ridge Blvd.

7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

 

Senator Golden has invited the participation of the following agencies to attend the meeting and address individuals concerns with representatives of the 68th Precinct, the Transportation, Parks, Buildings, Environmental Protection, Sanitation and Fire Departments.

Senator Golden will be updating the community on the 2011-2012 New York State Budget and recent legislative efforts. Senator Golden and his staff will be providing important community information and announcing upcoming events for those in attendance.

April 6, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE: NEW LAW TO HELP MILITARY VOTE

Provides Adequate Time In Special ElectionsState Sen. Patty Ritchie says a bill she co-sponsored that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law today will help soldiers who are risking their lives have the opportunity to vote in special elections. "I am very pleased to see New York State helping to make sure that our military personnel who are defending our way of life will have an opportunity to participate in their special local elections," she said. The law changes the current system in which special elections were held between 30 to 40 days after they were called by the governor.  The new law increases the time to 70 to 80 days, giving local boards of election time to send ballots to military personnel overseas.

March 10, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC On Reservoir Levels and Flooding

 March 10, 2011 “The dangers faced by the people of the Catskills in relation to flooding these past few and next several days are avoidable to a degree.  The Senate has previously passed my legislation to require New York City to reduce reservoir levels whenever major inflows of rain or snow were anticipated.  Shortly thereafter, New York City started to take some flood mitigation measures.”

March 10, 2011
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March 10, 2011
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Food Drive

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is teaming up with Long Island Cares: the Harry Chapin Food Bank to sponsor a food drive benefitting Long Island families in need.  

March 10, 12:00 AM - April 29, 12:00 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & LONG ISLAND CARES TEAM UP TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

Residents Invited to Help by Donating Non-Perishable Food & Other Items  

March 10, 2011
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Senator Breslin Recognizes World Kidney Day

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.gov March 10, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) notes that Thursday March 10, 2011 is World Kidney Day. Kidney diseases are silent killers, many patients do not show any symptoms until they reach kidney failure. Senator Breslin encourages all of his constituents to get tested and spread the word about the importance of getting tested for kidney disease. This year, World Kidney Day focuses on Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney diseases worldwide.  Major causes of kidney damage include hypertension, obesity, and pollution. Many people ignore the severity of these conditions which has led to an increase in the prevalence of kidney disorders.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Honored At ANOROC Anniversary Celebration

Last week, I was given the Public Service Award by the ANOROC Democratic Club during their 82nd Anniversary Dinner Dance in Astoria, Queens. Public service has always been a gratifying experience for me, and to be honored in this capacity only deepens my appreciation for the members of my community and for the office I hold.

Queens Chronicle wrote a brief article on the award:

March 10, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Debating on the Floor of the Senate

Senator Gianaris standing up for everyday New Yorkers while debating on the floor of the Senate.

March 10, 2011
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Astoria Homeowners, Tenants and Business Civic Association

Guest Speaker Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas

March 10, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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March 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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New York State Senate Celebrates Women's History Month

Inducts Three Women into Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit

ALBANY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate today announced an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform has earned them recognition as Women of Distinction.

This exhibit includes three new honorees:    America’s first trained nurse Linda Richards of Potsdam, (1841-1930), women’s advocate Mary Wiltsie Fuller of Troy and the Glens Falls area (1862-1943) and the first African-American female doctor in New York, and the third in the nation Susan Smith McKenney Steward (1847-1918) of Brooklyn.

March 14, 9:00 AM - March 18, 5:00 PM
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Independent Democratic Conference Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office

The Independent Democratic Conference today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.

This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.

March 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL ANTI-JOB IDA TAX

Bill Mirrors Proposal in Executive Budget

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.2682), sponsored by Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), to repeal a burdensome tax on local economic development agencies that hinders job growth and economic investment. The tax, first enacted in 2009, provides a direct obstacle to the ability of Industrial Development Agencies and Authorities (IDAs) to invest in new projects, support local businesses and create jobs.

March 9, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Webster Students Who “Make A Difference”

Recently I had the pleasure to recognize recipients of the 2011 Webster Police 1000 Club "Making a Difference" Awards. The award honors students in the Webster School District who have made a positive impact on their community.

 Pictured left to right are: Gerald Pickering, Webster Police Chief; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sean Walsh, President of the Webster 1000 Club; Julie Anderson, Webster Schroeder; Mark Johns, NYS Assembly; Corey Shaw, Webster Schroeder; Peter Elder, Mayor of the Village of Webster; Rachael Whitmire, Webster Christian; Melody Marshall, Webster Christian; and Ron Nesbitt, Supervisor of the Town of Webster.

 

March 9, 2011
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LAWMAKERS CALL ON GOVERNOR TO AX OCFS COMMISSIONER AFTER FURTHER EVIDENCE OF VIOLENCE IN JUVENILE HOMES

With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence in New York’s juvenile centers, state lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to fire Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner (OCFS) Gladys Carrion.

Security video footage, unveiled by former state Commission of Correction’s employee Eileen Carpenter at a recent press conference in Albany, showed graphic images of residents violently assaulting each other and staff in the state’s four juvenile secure centers.

"I commend Ms. Carpenter’s courage for coming forward and exposing the truth about the violence that continues under Commissioner Carrion. This video confirms the chaos that has been created by her irresponsible policies," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean).

March 9, 2011
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