Issues: Miscellaneous

Welcoming the holiday season

Corona had its own holiday celebration on Sunday, December 5. The community came out to enjoy the Corona Plaza Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. At 5 p.m., the Corona Plaza Christmas Tree was lit up to bring holiday cheer. The event was presented by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, State Senator Jose Peralta, Ruben Pena from Corona Community Action Network (CORONA CAN), and the Dominico-American Society of Queens. During the festival, parents and kids were entertained all day with acts on the Christmas Stage. They also had the chance to make their own Christmas wreath, take photos with Santa Claus and savor hot chocolate and cookies. A free trolley shuttle was also provided to take people to the festival. 

December 9, 2010
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Senator McDonald Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Troy

Troy, NY - Senator Roy McDonald will hold mobile office Hours at the Troy Farmers Market, located in The Uncle Sam Atrium in downtown Troy on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm.

December 11, 11:10 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator McDonald Opens District Office

Halfmoon, NYSenator Roy McDonald will open a district office in Halfmoon as a new outlet to provide constituent services for Saratoga County residents. The new office will officially open on Friday, December 10 at noon.

December 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO DEMANDS GOVERNOR DENY CLEMENCY TO HOLLY COOMBER FOR ROLE IN MURDER OF DONNA GUERRIRI

 

 

Continuing his aggressive efforts to ensure dangerous violent felons are never released into our communities, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is demanding that Governor Paterson deny clemency to Holly Coomber, an inmate serving a 12 1/2 to 25 year sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for her role in the violent and cold blooded murder of Donna Guerriri.

“Donna's family and our entire region still mourns her loss and the life of this vibrant young woman, who was a daughter, a wife and a mother of two small children. The pain and suffering that Holly Coomber has caused Donna Guerriri's family can never be erased and cannot and should not be excused,” said Senator Nozzolio.

December 8, 2010
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Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution honors young men and women with the Good Citizen Award. This award is presented to young people who have sought to embrace the resilient spirit of our Nation. Senator Nozzolio recently had the opportunity to meet with this year’s winners and congratulate them for their outstanding achievements.

 

Standing left to right: Senator Mike Nozzolio, Christopher Hennessy, Daniel Burnett, Chelsea Power, Alexandra Intini, Kailee Kulik, Assemblyman Bob Oaks

Sitting left to right: Laura Stevens, Emily Burm, Jocelyn Krazert, Kayla James, Jordan Camp

 

 

December 8, 2010
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ADDABBO SAYS "ENOUGH!" TO PARKING METER RATE HIKE BY DOT ON JANUARY 3

Queens, NY, December 8, 2010 -- Showing solidarity with the stance taken by The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association in their December 7 press release, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., whose district includes Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of other Queens areas all having commercial strips, now adds his strong objection to the upcoming increase in parking meter rates.  Starting January 3, 2011, a quarter will buy 15 minutes at a parking meter, rather than 20 minutes, the second time in less than two years that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has increased meter rates.  As recently as spring of 2009, a quarter bought 30 minutes at a parking meter.

December 8, 2010
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Senator Krueger Joins Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to Help Tenants Left Out In the Cold

Today, Senator Liz Krueger joined Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council to bring awareness to the fact that far too many landlords are neglecting to provide tenants with basic services like heat and hot water.

Senator Krueger and Public Advocate de Blasio have vowed to work together to bring more attention to this matter and ensure that the necessary steps are taken so that landlords no longer have the financial incentives to break the law.

Learn more about H.E.A.T. Act.

 

December 8, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith distributed more then 200 turkeys during his annual turkey distribution drive. Turkeys were donated by Arverne By The Sea,  Farmbria, Food Town, Food World Supermarket, Fresh Direct,  Royal Waste Services and Western Beef.  

 

December 8, 2010
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WILLIAM RALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows students at William Rall Elementary School photos of the over 1,000 toys from last year’s “Extend the Holidays” toy drive being delivered to Winthrop Hospital. The William Rall students will be participating in the program this year. 

December 7, 2010
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Sign our petition to stop rental car companies from discriminating against New Yorkers!

Did you know that some car rental companies charge Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx residents an extra fee just for living in these boroughs—even if they are renting the car somewhere else?

Charging New Yorkers a hidden fee based purely on their place of residence is unfair discrimination.  Senator Squadron worked with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to launch a petition drive calling on Dollar and Thrifty rental car companies to drop this discriminatory fee. 

Please click here to sign our petition. 

December 7, 2010
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Thanking Senator Schumer For His Opposition to the Indian Land Claim

Please click here to view my recent letter to Senator Chuck Schumer, thanking him for his recent statement in opposition to placing land into trust for the Cayuga Indian Nation.

 

 

 

 

December 7, 2010
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Spino Foundation Donates to Coats for Kids Drive

On Friday, December 3rd, Geri Spino, president of the Scott Spino Foundation Inc. donated 24 winter coats and 40 pairs of winter mittens as a part of Senator Robach's Coats for Kids Clothes Drive. You can donate articles through December 19th. Click the graphic below for drop-off locations and further details.

December 7, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PROPOSES STATEWIDE OTB RACING SOLUTION

Bill Would Save NYC-OTB Jobs; Benefit Taxpayers Statewide

December 7, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG REGARDING REPUBLICANS WINNING BACK THE STATE SENATE MAJORITY

            “The Republicans' victory in winning back the state Senate majority is great news for the upstate economy and will bring desperately-needed relief for taxpayers," said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

December 6, 2010
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