Issues: Miscellaneous

Lindenhurst HS Baseball Team wins the NY State Class AA Championship Title.

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney presented a Legislative Resolution to the Lindenhurst High School Baseball Team congratulating them on winning the New York State Class AA Championship Title.  The Bulldogs won their first state title by defeating Guilderland High School by a score of 15-2.  In addition, they won their first Suffolk County baseball championship since 1963 by defeating Longwood 5-4, and attained their first Long Island championship by beating Calhoun 4-2.  The team’s overall record is 26-1.

September 21, 2010
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September 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

Already post-Labor Day–wow!

In reviewing what summer 2010 will be remembered for, I am struck by the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf, the hottest summer on record in New York City and a disturbing upsurge in Islamophobia throughout the US, including right here in New York City.

Early September this year brings the Jewish New Year (L’SHANA TOVA 5771 to those of you who are celebrating) and so too the end of Ramadan for the Muslim community, which is celebrated with a big feast, that happens to fall on September 11th this year. Jewish and Muslim holidays move dates every year due to solar changes.

File: 
Sept 2010 CB- PRINT.pdf

September 21, 2010
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Beach cleanup at Wolfe's Pond Park

 


Saturday October 16th


 

October 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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October 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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September 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Working Together to Preserve and Expand Public Housing

As you may be aware, crucial repairs in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments throughout the City have been delayed by a combination of funding shortages and bureaucratic errors. On September 20, the Alliance to Preserve Public Housing, a citywide coalition of residents, advocates and elected officials of which I am proud to be a member, met with NYCHA's executive board to secure commitments to overcome these obstacles and improve living conditions for public housing residents. We are also working to improve transparency within the authority and to increase resident participation in major decisions. I will continue to work with all stakeholders as we fight to preserve public housing as a safe, decent and affordable option for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

September 21, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & WOODHAVEN

Member, NYS Senate’s Transportation Committee

WHEN: Wednesday,  September 29                    

WHERE/TIME:

Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM – 12 Noon)

NE Corner Forest Parkway & Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven (1 - 3 PM)                      

September 21, 2010
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Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invites you to the first ever public event at the Freshkills Park site!  Autumn is the most beautiful season to see the hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, now beginning their transformation into the City’s biggest and most fas

October 3, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Congratulations to the Bay Shore Lady Marauders!

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented the Bay Shore Lady Marauders and Coach Jim McGowan with a Legislative Resolution congratulating them on their New York State Class AA Championship.  The celebration dinner took place at Captain Bill’s Restaurant in Bay Shore on Aug. 11, 2010.

“Coach Jim McGowan has done a superb job in guiding and inspiring the Bay Shore Lady Marauders,” Senator Johnson said.  “The team members have proven themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents and have made the community very proud!”

The Team’s overall record was 27-1.  They defeated Cicero-North Syracuse by a score of 4-0 for the Championship. 

September 20, 2010
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St. Anthony Festival

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the St. Anthony’s Festival in Seneca Falls. The festival showcases the rich Italian history and traditions of the Seneca Falls area. Senator Nozzolio had the opportunity to meet with many of the festivals patrons, sample the food, and speak with the local vendors.

Pictured from left to right: Don Peters; Ellen Hughes; Kathy Peters; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Judy Young; Ted Young; Jim Hughes

 

September 20, 2010
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September 20, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO ADDRESS PRIMARY DAY VOTING PROBLEMS

Will Hold Elections Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions

 September 20, 2010, Queens, NY – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Elections Committee, is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election.  Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others. 

September 20, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Signing Into Law of His Peace Officer Training Bill, Which Regulates, Upgrades, and Streamlines Training Requirements for Peace Officers

NYS Senator Eric Adams’ bill S6102A has been signed into law by the Governor. The legislation updates and modernizes the prior law (passed in 1980) to increase training standards for peace officers in New York State.

 Senator Adams states: “The environment in which Peace Officers carry out their functions, powers, and duties has changed drastically since 1980, when the original training requirements were enacted. Peace officers now enforce a variety of local and State laws, are authorized to use force and make warrantless arrests and searches, and can be assigned to perform many of the same functions as police officers. Therefore, the mandated limitation on their preparation became outdated.

September 20, 2010
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Hang Around Victor Day

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the 34th Annual Hang Around Victor Day. The annual event brings hundreds of visitors to Victor and is an important economic opportunity for local residents to showcase all of the things that make Victor such a great place to live. Hang Around Victor Day was a tremendously successful event and Senator Nozzolio was honored to have the opportunity to meet with so many residents, business owners and other visitors to the area

Pictured left to right: Kari Screch; Courtney Knorr; Jill Matthews; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Nicole Burger

 

September 20, 2010
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12 FINALISTS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN BROOKLYN’S SENIOR IDOL SHOW

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden and the officers of AARP Chapter #5055 today are announcing the names of the twelve (12) finalists chosen to compete in Brooklyn’s Senior Idol Show to be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Xaverian High School.

The finalists are: Rita Biamonte, Kathie Bistreich, Gianvito Bottalico, Darnley Brown, Eddie Gentile, Julia Dioria, Nunzio Franzese, Hector Gonzalez, Florence Irving, Christine Larkin, Lee Spinosa, and David Vann.

September 17, 2010
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September 22, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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September 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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STATEN ISLANDERS SHOULD CALL 311 TO REPORT DAMAGE INCURRED DURING SEPT. 16 STORM - Information collected will be used to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster declarations

Residents affected by last night’s storm should call 311 to report any damage to their homes or businesses. In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the extent of their property damage, and should take photographs, if possible, of any damage prior to debris removal or repair.

September 17, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending September 17th, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, September 17th, 2010. As always to view this in full screen, please click on the link below.

September 17, 2010
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