Issues: Miscellaneous

IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - Put city under tax cap, Island electeds urge

With a property tax cap for homeowners across the state - except for New York City homeowners - taking center stage in Albany, members of the borough's delegation pointed to legislation they advanced earlier this year, co-sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island). It would cap the yearly growth of property taxes at either 2 percent or the level of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. Also from Lanza and Ms. Malliotakis is legislation calling for an independent audit of Metropolitan Transportation Authority finances. "The MTA consistently deals with a deficit of its own creation and consistently comes to the taxpayers with their hands out," said Lanza.

May 27, 2011
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Basic Mediation Training Course offered by NYCID this June - TWO free spots in the training will be awarded to SI residents

New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is offering a basic 30-hour mediation training course from June 13th though June 16th in New York City. The course is being facilitated by Sequoia Stalder, Esq., Director of Conflict Resolution Services for NYCID.

 

May 27, 2011
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Fleet Week 2011

Saturday* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Ships will be open for public tours with military displays on the pier. At 9 a.m., a special meet-and-greet for Boy and Girl Scout troops will be held. * From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will perform in Tappen Park, Stapleton. * Also, from noon to 5 p.m., the Fleet Week Music Festival will feature live bands.

Sunday* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Ships will be open for public tours with military displays on the pier. * 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: NYC Blood Center blood drive at the pier. * 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal helicopter demonstration. * Noon to 5 p.m., Fleet Week Music Festival.

May 27, 2011
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Civil Rights Obstructionists

May 26, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Civil Rights Obstructionists

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to reports of New York City Mayor Bloomberg's speech about America's civil rights movement.

"It was disturbing today to hear Mayor Michael Bloomberg trivialize the suffering and agony of African Americans during the slave era by comparing it to the push to legalize homosexual marriage.

 

May 27, 2011
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Smith to Bloomberg: Keep Fire Houses Open

(Far Rockaway, NY)-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Far Rockaway) is calling for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to keep open Engine 328 in Far Rockaway and all of the fire houses around the City that are slated to be closed.  “Fire houses are essential to the safety of our community.

May 26, 2011
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ADDABBO: FAMILIES NEED MORE PROTECTION FROM CRIMINALS

Queens, NY, May 26, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) helped obtain passage in the Senate of a measure that would strengthen a law designed to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes.

May 26, 2011
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES BILL TO INFORM RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC WORK INTERRUPTIONS

Bill Mandates Protocols Cities Must Follow  

May 26, 2011
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State Senate will recognize local Civil War-era nurse as part of historical tribute

Albany, N.Y., May 26—To commemorate the state and national observances of the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, area Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate will make an early induction into the Senate’s 2012 tribute to “Women of  Distinction” from throughout New York State’s history --  the Senate’s version of a New York State Women’s Hall of Fame.

May 26, 2011
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Free Screening of the Documentary Gasland

Please join Senator David Carlucci for a free screening of the powerful documentary Gasland on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Nyack Center, Nyack, New York.

May 26, 2011
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May 26, 2011
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Miss O'Rourke's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Clement's Pashely Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Kopa's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Press Conference: SENATOR GIANARIS TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW YORK METS PRESS CONFERENCE ON UPCOMING ECUADOR-GREECE SOCCER MATCH

Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Fransisco Moya will participate in a press conference held by the New York Mets on Friday, May 27 at 1:30 pm at Citi Field. This press conference is being held in advance of the Ecuador-Greece soccer match on June 7 at Citi Field. Senator Gianaris and Assemblymember Moya have been invited as representatives of New York’s largest Greek and Ecuadorian populations, respectively, and will try to score a goal against Mr. Met.

May 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Perkins with Imam Konate and Ambassador Bamba

Senator Perkins welcomes Imam Soulemaine Konate and Youssoufou Bamba, Ambassador to the Corte d'Ivorie (Ivory Coast) to the Senate Chamber.

May 26, 2011
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AHYRC Meeting

Astoria Houses Young Residents Committee Planning Meeting

May 26, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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August 7, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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August 6, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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