Issues: Miscellaneous

NY1: Manhattan DA Classifies Two Alleged Anti-Gay Attacks As Hate Crimes

Excerpt from Rebecca Spitz's October 18, 2010 NY1 story on the response to two alleged cases of anti-gay violence in Greenwich Village.

October 18, 2010
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CBS Signature Bill signed By the Governor

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2010 Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley) | (518) 455-3531 Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

Huntley/Lancman “Hospital Closure Planning Act” Signed Into Law Bill Requires State To Address Impact Of Hospital Closings On Communities

October 18, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO COLLECTS OVER 1,000 CELL PHONES TO HELP SOLDIERS SERVING OVERSEAS

          Over 1,000 cell phones were collected through a cell phone donation program sponsored by New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to benefit troops serving overseas.

October 16, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending October 15th, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, October 15th. As always, to view it in full screen, please click on the .pdf link below.

October 15, 2010
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Rose Fire Department

The Rose Fire Department bravely serves their community each and every day, putting their lives on the line for the individuals that they serve. Senator Nozzolio recently had the pleasure of speaking with members of the Rose Fire Department and had the opportunity to thank them for their service.

Pictured left to right: Scott Converse, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Alan Barney, Barb Shipley, Henry Dunphy, Allen Yates, Jim Smith, Don McDougal, Duane Shipley, Brice Shipley, Jack Newman

 

October 15, 2010
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4th Annual Finger Lakes Works... With Their Hands!

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attend the 4th annual Finger Lakes Works… With Their Hands! This important program was created to provide young people with the opportunity to experience numerous trade vocations that are not traditionally afforded through their respective schools.

Pictured left to right: Senator Mike Nozzolio, Grant Young, Ryan Young

 

October 15, 2010
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Kavanagh and Squadron Usher Hayley and Diego’s Law Into Effect

By Noah Kazis

“Careless driving is unacceptable.” That’s the message that State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh delivered today as they announced that Hayley and Diego’s Law, which they sponsored and ushered through the legislature, is now in effect.

“You can suffer serious consequences,” Kavanagh warned drivers. “That has not been true up to today.”

“Careless driving is not just something to fix next time,” said Squadron.

October 14, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ATTENDS NASSAU SHORES CIVIC ASSOCIATION’S FAMILY FESTIVAL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently attended Nassau Shores Civic Association’s annual pumpkin patch & hayride family festival at Bayfront Park in Massapequa. The family oriented event helped celebrate the fall season through pumpkin picking, hayrides, children’s activities, and live musical entertainment.

October 14, 2010
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Peralta, Dromm Warn Budget Cuts Mean More Rats

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henley

September 30, 2010

Elected officials, union members and city employees ripped into Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a rally Monday, saying his decision to cut funds to the city Department of Health will mean rats will run rampant throughout Jackson Heights and Queens.

“We feel he’s allowing the dirty, rotten rats in our neighborhood,” said City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights).

Dromm, Council members Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and members of Local 768 Health Services Employees Union protested the $1.5 million cut from the city budget when it was passed in June, which eliminated the jobs of 63 of the city’s 84 pest control aides.

October 14, 2010
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Pols Outraged Over Pest Control Layoffs

Queens Chronicle

by Elizabeth Daley

September 30, 2010

Politicians, pest control workers and community members gathered in a trash-strewn area of Jackson Heights on Friday to protest the layoff of around two-thirds of city pest control aides, responsible for fighting rats on private properties.

Without the aides to clean lots, officials worry that the rat problem in Queens and around the city will get worse.

“Rats endanger the health and welfare of our residents,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). “I have a block in my district in Long Island City that is just overrun with rats.”

October 14, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS VENTURE SCOUT CREW 577 OF NORTH BELLMORE FOR PARTICIPATING IN HIS VETERANS FOOD DRIVE

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Venture Scout Crew 577 of North Bellmore for participating in his veterans food drive. 

October 14, 2010
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Pols Fear Coming Rat Crisis

Queens Courier

by Margarit Margaritov

October 5, 2010

With the recent layoff of 63 out of 84 of the city’s pest control workers to save $1.5 million, some local elected officials worry that a pest crisis is on the way.

“Pest control defines a civilized society. Cutting back on these valuable city workers will diminish the quality of life for all New Yorkers,” said City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “We cannot allow the front line in the war on pests to be ripped apart in the interest of saving a small amount of money.”

The cut comes at a time when rat sightings citywide have increased by 8 percent this year alone. Other officials like City Councilmember Daniel Dromm accuse the city of being reluctant to take measures to prevent it. 

October 14, 2010
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Corona Plaza Owners Want Space

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely

October 7, 2010

Business owners near Corona Plaza, upset over what they contend is unfair competition from vendors who operate on the streets and moving vans which take up parking spaces for customers, have asked elected officials for help.

“They are taking the bread and butter from the other people,” said Ruben Pena, president of the Corona Community Action Network.

Pena, who operates Cristal Liquors on 40-28 National St., said moving vans park along Corona Plaza — a small, triangle-shaped park under the No. 7 train stop adjacent to Roosevelt Avenue and National Street — from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., feeding the one-hour meters with quarters.

“It’s very difficult to park in here,” Pena said.

October 14, 2010
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Senator Owen H. Johnson honored for service to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

 John V. O’Shea, Executive Director of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, honored Senator Owen H. Johnson for his 29 years of service to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for his steadfast commitment to fisheries conservation.  

October 14, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”

October 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2010

 

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

October 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

October 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the recent acts of sadistic violence in The Bronx:

October 14, 2010
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End Hazing and Bullying at Sacred Heart Univsersity

All are welcome to view the short video of a recent rally to end hazing and bullying at Sacred Heart University.

 

For further information, please contact Jasmine Vega's mother, Jackie at 646-763-4619.

October 14, 2010
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