Approximately 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; in New York alone, it is estimated that more than 320,000 aged 65 and older are currently affected. On November 14, as part of AFA's National Commemorative Candle Lighting organizations will be lighting "candles of care" to remember those who have passed or are living with Alzheimer's disease and to honor caregivers.
The Shelby Town Hall on Salt Works Road was recently dedicated to former Town Board Member Lorne McMurray. McMurray was a driving force behind the acquisition and renovation of the former Niagara Mohawk building a decade ago. Today, the facility is a first-rate venue for public meetings and court.
Senator Nozzolio recently had the opportunity to meet with members of the Seneca Falls Library board and their new Developmental Director, Nickie Marquis. Senator Nozzolio has been honored to support the library and the services they provide to the Seneca Falls Community.
Pictured left to right: Ann Cramer, Nickie Marquis, Mike Caraher, Jackie Grey, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Gretchen Koch, Sue Sinicropi, Karen McNamara, Deborah Jones, Susan Porter, and Nancy Sinha
On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students. Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, honored local veterans at a breakfast and awards ceremony ceremony in celebration of the country’s recognition of Veteran’s Day. Senator Golden’s remarks follow.
Thank you for all being here this morning as we gather to mark our community’s celebration of Veterans Day 2010.
Join Senator Serrano, pedestrians, cyclists, advocates, and other elected officials as they stand on the steps of City Hall to call for the completion of pedestrian and bike improvements on First and Second Avenues. As plans currently stand, the promised pedestrian islands and bike lanes stop at 34th Street, leaving a four-and-a-half mile gap through Midtown, the Upper East Side and Harlem. Attend, and make your voice heard!
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Moravia Masonic Temple, Sylvan Lodge No. 41. The Moravia Masonic Temple has been a staple of the Moravia Community since it was granted its official charter on November 27th, 1813, with New York State Governor Dewitt Clinton proudly serving as the Grand Master. Senator Nozzolio was honored to celebrate this historic occasion with the current leadership of the Freemasons.
Pictured left to right: Wendell Hatfield; Supervisor Gary Hatfield; Eilia Jahjah, Grand Director of Ceremonies; Charles Minister, Cayuga-Tompkins District Deputy; Donald Hatfield, Lodge Master; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Brant Sherlock; Mayor Rocky Mulvaney, Arbie Hatfield
The Jennings Department Store has been proudly serving the Moravia community for 150 years. Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented owner Mark Wood with a special New York State Resolution in recognition of this special occasion.
Pictured left to right: Gary Mulvaney, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Mark Wood, Supervisor Gary Hatfield
State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced the start of his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.
“Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Ward. Toys are delivered after the holiday season, so that children can experience the joys of receiving a holiday gift throughout the year.
I would like to thank the residents of the 2nd Senate District for providing me with the opportunity to continue serving as their New York State Senator. The ability to represent our community in the Senate over the past eight years has been a privilege and I look forward to working on everyone’s behalf over the next two.
Excerpt from Celeste Katz's November 9, 2010 The Daily Politics blog post on a planned civil disobedience protesting Governor Paterson's veto of legislation that would bring the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration's rental assistance program into line with every other similar program in New York State.
Advocates of a 30% rent cap for people with HIV/AIDS plan to block traffic near City Hall today (and get arrested for it) following a protest of Gov. Paterson's veto of the legislation.Among those planning to get hauled off in civil disobedience for lying down in the street to block traffic: Manhattan State Sen. Tom Duane, his chamber's first openly gay and openly HIV+ member.
Senator Nozzolio recently helped to reopen the Wayne County Fire Training Center. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in helping Wayne County to secure resources necessary to help renovate the facility, which is now equipped with fully insulated burn rooms so local firefighters can adequately train for fire emergencies.
Pictured left to right: Rick Bond, Wayne County Fire Coordinator; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Dick Colacino, Arcadia Supervisor; Harry Aunkst, State Fire Instructor