“On the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we all honor and remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day,” said State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley).
9/11 will forever remain a day of reflection for all Americans, one now ingrained in the American psyche for generations to come. Not only must we remember the tragedy and terror of the day, but also the courage and great sacrifice of those first responders who answered the call when their fellow Americans needed them most.
A FEMA disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, September 10 at the Provident Bank Stadium in Pomona. FEMA representatives as well as personnel from the New York State Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration will be on hand to guide residents through the application process. Anyone who has not yet registered for assistance should call FEMA at FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough recently congratulated Merrick resident Dr. Keith Pastuch, founder of the POP’s softball league, on another successful season.
Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Stands with the President for Aggressive Job Creation "I applaud President Barack Obama and support his vision to pass the American Jobs Act. In an economic recession of unparalleled proportions that has left millions of Americans unemployed, the President has provided decisive leadership, presenting a bold and innovative jobs plan that is poised to have an immediate impact. Combining a mix of tax cuts and strategic spending the President has put together a package that will supply a needed boost in hiring and give a jolt to the U.S. economy.
Senator John DeFrancisco attended a memorial ceremony at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse on September 9th, where students and staff honored the victims of 9/11 through prayer and song. Students held up American flags, sang "God Bless The USA" and particpated in a moment of silence. There was also a new flag raising.
Con Edison warns its customers to beware of scammers and imposters claiming to be Con Edison employees.
To prevent getting ripped off, Con Edison advises customers to be on alert if anyone asks you by telephone to arrange for prepaid credit cards as payment for your bill, or of sending money to any out-of-state address. These types of payments are not authorized by Con Edison.
We are also advising customers to never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information over the telephone, unless you are certain that you are speaking to an authorized Con Edison representative.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the extension of certain tax filing and payment deadlines for affected taxpayers, tax preparers and relief workers in counties that were declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama.
The deadlines for most filings and tax payments have been extended to October 31, 2011. The deadlines for withholding payments and Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax payments have been extended to September 12th, 2011. There are no extensions for payments required to be made through the Prompt Tax system for sales tax, prepaid sales tax and excise tax on motor fuel and diesel motor fuel and the petroleum business tax.
“Looking back and remembering the horrible events of 9/11, it is hard to believe that it was only 10 years ago when our country came under attack by terrorists who brought hate and death from the skies.
The memories and emotions from that day are so easy to go back to. The images of planes disappearing into the Twin Towers, of smoke clouds rolling down the streets of lower Manhattan, of photos hung by family members of their missing, all are permanently etched into our memories and will never be erased.
Like most Americans, I also remember the way people all across the nation, regardless of creed or race, joined in their support of the nearly 3,000 people who perished and to those who lost their loved ones.
One of the New York Remembers exhibit is located at the lower level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady said), "I commend Governor Cuomo for bringing the ‘New York Remembers’ exhibit to many locations throughout the State, including Amsterdam. It is important that we remember that terrible day. We need to honor the victims, thank the rescue personnel and volunteers, and take steps to prevent such future acts of terrorism and protect our country." Each location will remain open until the end of September. All will be open on Sunday, September 11th.
We run a reunion focusing on The Cove, the premier club in Brooklyn during the 70s and 80s. We invite everyone to attend. Not just people that went to the Cove. The music is surprisingly good and the vibe has been awesome.