Issues: Miscellaneous

A PLEASURE TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT ST. COLUMBA BASEBALL OPENING DAY

Senator Golden was given the honor of throwing out the First Pitch of the new season at St. Columba's Opening Day.

April 20, 2015
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HONOR TO SPEAK AT HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE EVENT HOSTED BY STOP ANTI-SEMITISM FOUNDATION

Event to stop Anti-Semitic behavior at the Holocaust Memorial in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

April 20, 2015
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RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSES

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSESUsted debe saber que este proximo Sabado 25 de Abril a las 6:00 am más de 6,000 personas  saldremos  para Washington D.C. en 117 autobuses de 55 pasajeros cada uno.

April 20, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of April 20, 2015 ~ 'Like every budget: work completed, work undone'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Like every budget: work completed, work undone"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the April 20th Corning Leader]

April 20, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Sponsors Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Amherst, NY – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has announced today that residents can properly dispose of any expired or unwanted medications at a prescription drug drop-off program on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.

 

“Properly disposing of expired or unwanted medications prevents pollution of our waterways, helping to protect our environment,” said Ranzenhofer.  “It also prevents accidental poisoning and keeps them out of the wrong hands.  I encourage residents to take advantage of this important program.”

 

April 20, 2015
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Groundbreaking at the Seymour Library

I was excited to help break ground on the new Local History Room addition to the Seymour Library in Brockport. The addition was made possible through funding from the State Education Department, which I was pleased to support. I can't wait to go back for the ribbon cutting in November!

April 20, 2015
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Back to Washington, D.C. on 117 Buses

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Back to Washington, D.C. on 117 BusesYou should know that this coming Saturday, April 25th, 117 buses will take more than 6,000 people to Washington, D.C. These buses are being donated by the National Organization for Marriage, led by my friend, Brian Brown.

April 20, 2015
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Area Fire Departments Slate Open House April 25th – 26th As Part of RecruitNY Initative

Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line every day to make our communities safe. Their dedication cannot be overestimated. However, the number of volunteers has declined drastically over the past decade. As part of an initiative called Recruit NY,  volunteer fire departments from across the state will open their doors this Saturday, April 25th, (and, in some cases, Sunday, April 26th, as well) as they look for new volunteer members.

April 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & MANHASSET HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL SHARE “PIZZA AND POLITICS”

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) was recently invited to Manhasset High School by members of the Student Council to share “pizza and politics.” 

     Senator Martins talked about his job as a New York State Senator, discussed issues with the students, and answered questions they had about government and politics.

     “The Student Council are a great group of kids who are very bright, eager to get involved, and asked some really interesting questions. I enjoyed spending time with them and thank them for inviting me,” said Senator Martins.

     Senator Martins is pictured with members of Manhasset High School’s Student Council.

April 17, 2015
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League of Women Voters of Westchester's Running and Winning Workshop

(White Plains - April 16th) Senator Stewart-Cousins had an opportunity to speak to the next generation of political leaders at the League of Women Voters of Westchester's Running and Winning Workshop in White Plains. The program is for young women, juniors and seniors, who are chosen to participate because of their interest in pursuing public service as a career. Co-sponsors of the event were the Association of American University Women and the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. The Senator ran into White Plains City Councilwoman Nadine Hunt-Robinson, who is currently in her first term in office.

April 16, 2015
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Wildlife Conservation Society's Zoos and Aquariums Accepting Applications for Summer Discovery Guide Program at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium

Discovery Guides are volunteers who are important to the day-to-day operation of the zoos and aquarium. They work within the zoo and aquarium’s education department to interpret exhibits, interact with visitors, and assist with public events and activities.

April 16, 2015
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Senator Venditto Meets with the congregation from the Grace Community Church in Amityville

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently attended The Grace Community Church in Amityville. The Church organized a food and clothing drive and held a service afterwards, a special thanks to Reverend Humphrey for having Senator Venditto as a part of their service.

April 16, 2015
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Senator Venditto Brings the Kid Pix ID Card program to the Seaford Library

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently partnered with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to sponsor a Kid Pix ID Card program at the Seaford Public Library. These events are a great opportunity to get an identification card for your children.

April 16, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Lindenhurst American Little League Opening Day Ceremony

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to be with the Lindenhurst American Little League for their Opening Day Ceremony. It was great weather for opening day, let's play ball!

April 16, 2015
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Senator Venditto's Car Seat Safety Check

Check to Make Sure Your Child’s Car Seat is Safe!

New York State Troopers will perform free safety inspections to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed and secured.

Properly installed age and size appropriate safety seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Senator Michael Venditto & the New York State Police

May 2, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK & JCC DART HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

Free Narcan Training Provided With Help From Community Health Action of Staten Island & Hillel College of Staten Island

Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Mike Cusick and Hillel CSI are hosting an opiate overdose prevention event at the College of Staten Island at 3:00 p.m. on April 16th to teach Staten Island residents how to respond in the event of an opiate overdose.

April 15, 2015
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APRIL 15-16 IS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. This year, the observance runs from the evening of April 15th, to the evening of April 16th.

April 15, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES RESIDENTS TO FIGHT AGAINST WATER BOARD PROPOSAL TO INCREASE RATES

Brooklyn– Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today alerting residents to the proposal under consideration by the New York City Water Board that would put into effect another rate hike of a projected 3.24%. Public comment about the proposal is now being accepted, and if approved, the increase would be reflected starting in your July water bill.

Senator Golden is urging folks to attend the Brooklyn Borough public hearing to protest the proposed increase scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 7PM at St Francis College, Founders Hall 180 Remsen Street. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the proposed Fiscal Year ‘16 Water and Sewer Rate increase at a meeting of the New York City Water Board on March 27th, 2015.

April 15, 2015
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TOWN HALL MEETING ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Hosted by the Resource Counseling Center.

May 14, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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