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United Community Civic Association Holds 9th Annual 9/11 Candlelight Memorial Ceremony

Queens Gazette

by Jason D. Antos

September 15, 2010

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) held their ninth annual Memorial Candlelight Ceremony in McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand Central Parkway service road in Astoria Heights, commemorating those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Community leaders attended the September 7 event, including members of the NYPD, FDNY, PANY/NJ and families and friends of loved ones who were lost.

September 15, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts To Help Expand Kings Park Fire Department

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by the Kings Park Fire District’s Board of Fire Commissioners for his efforts in getting the state to transfer a parcel of land on the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property to the Kings Park Fire District (KPFD).

The transfer, which was sponsored by Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) in their respective houses of the legislature and signed into law on August 26TH, will enable the fire district to build a substation at the site and provide better service the Kings Park residents.

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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Refuses for Hispanics to Forgo Leadership in the New York State Senate

September 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Refuses for Hispanics to Forgo Leadership in the New York State Senate

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-32) has issued the following statement in regard to the Democratic Primary results:

“As the Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, I must insist that since the voters of Senator Pedro Espada’s district have lost him as their Senator, New York’s Hispanic community must not also lose the leadership roles he had while in the State Senate.

September 15, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES EAST MEADOW EAGLE SCOUT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today congratulated East Meadow resident Brian Berger for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Brian, who graduated from East Meadow High School earlier this year, is currently in his first semester at Nassau Community College. Brian is interested in joining the military as a soldier in the U.S. Army.

September 15, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Instrumental In Business Development And Job Creation

Seneca Falls - Senator Mike Nozzolio’s ongoing efforts to strengthen capital investment, create jobs, and encourage business development recently resulted in the groundbreaking of a new branch of Lyons National Bank in Seneca Falls.

Pictured left to right at the ceremony are: Jeff Friend, Lyons National Bank Vice President and District Manager; Peter Same, Seneca County Supervisor; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Robert Schick, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lyons National Bank; Brian Kolb, Assembly Minority Leader; Suzanne Sinclair, Seneca County Supervisor; Jill Hansen, Seneca County Branch Manager; and Tom Kime, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lyons National Bank.

 

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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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ADDABBO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS THIS FALL

Wednesdays in Queens Libraries at Woodhaven, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and on Saturdays in Senator’s Middle Village & Howard Beach District Offices.

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – To meet more of his district’s constituents and to hear about the issues that concern them, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will hold office hours on Wednesdays at several Queens Libraries around the district in September and October, as well as opening both his Middle Village and Howard Beach district offices for special Saturday hours in October.

Meet Senator Addabbo between 11 AM – 1 PM at the following locations on: Wednesday, September 22, Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 718-849-1010

September 15, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2010

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement after receiving notice of the immediate approval of a speed hump to be installed on the block where a five-year old boy was a victim of a hit and run this past August.

“On behalf of the family and friends of young Joshua Saunders, I must publicly thank the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan for her immediate approval of my request for a speed hump on East 214th Street in The Bronx.

September 15, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS LOCAL HEROES

(L-R) Chief Tom Colitti, Officer Kevin Rambo, Eftimia Tsapouris, Biruta Krilova, Senator LaValle, Alex Rabinovich

 

September 14, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Comptroller's Approval of VLT Contract

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Comptroller’s Approval of Genting VLT Contract

September 14, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Momentive Merger

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Momentive Merger

“I’m very happy and this sounds like a positive step for the future of Momentive. It’s very important that we keep jobs here in New York. My main concern will always be the employees working at the Waterford facility, their jobs and careers are extremely important to our area.”

September 14, 2010
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