Issues: Miscellaneous

Old Timer Club Picnic at Genesee Valley Park

On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach visited with guests at the Old Time Club Annual Picnic, which was held at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. Included in this group is the Most Wanted Motorcycle Club of Rochester, pictured with Senator Robach.

September 7, 2010
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO IMPROVE THE SEPTEMBER 11th WORKERS’ PROTECTION TASK FORCE

Legislation Extends Task Force for an Additional Five Years

September 7, 2010
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

Dear Constituent:

 In early May, in the aftermath of the attempted car bombing in Times Square, I issued a media advisory to commend and congratulate the professionalism and hard work of the NYPD, local law enforcement, and counter-terrorism officials. As Chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, I applauded their efforts to make the streets of our cities, State, and nation safer. Further, I specifically praised Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, the two street vendors who alerted police to the suspicious vehicle by embracing the crucial concept embodied in the slogan ‘See Something, Say Something.’

September 3, 2010
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Senator Golden to host a Bensonhurst Town Hall

Town Hall meetings are an invaluable way for citizens to obtain important information from the City agencies and companies that serve them. Whether the information takes the form of general reminders, answers related to recurring problems, or updates as to new policies or initiatives, members of the community need these meetings to create a visible link between themselves and agencies.

September 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Foley, Mayor Pontieri Announce Funding for Patchogue Village

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced today that Patchogue Village will receive $1 million in capital money from the State of New York.

The funding, secured by Senator Foley, will be used to make improvements to the sewer pump station in the Village of Patchogue. In addition to being important for the village, the improvements to this station are critical to the expansion of the sewer system on Main Street in East Patchogue.

September 3, 2010
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Hurricane Earl packs a punch but will swing wide of Staten Island

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/hurricane_earl_packs_a_punch_b.html

By TOM HAYDON

The Star-Ledger

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hurricane Earl, with its 110-mph winds, is a beast, but Staten Island is almost certain to avoid its wrath.

But from North Carolina to Maine an estimated 26 million people could face hurricane or tropical storm conditions, based on the projected north-northeast track of the storm.

September 3, 2010
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Senator Marcellino’s FREE Career Fair

Senator Marcellino’s FREE Career

September 3, 2010
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Campaign Urges Bronx Kids to ‘Raise Their Pants’

Press Advisoryfor Friday, September 3, 2010Press Contact:Steve Mangione (mobile) 914-403-4072Campaign Urges Bronx Kids to ‘Raise Their Pants’WHAT:With school opening, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. andSenators Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Eric Adams will give school childrentheir first assignment when they hold a press conference to unveil a mobilebillboard – a truck that will drive around Bronx neighborhoods with the

September 3, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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Politicians Gather to Help Flood Victims

Queens Chronicle

by Andrew Benjamin, Chronicle Contributor

September 2, 2010

The United States has contributed around $150 million to relief efforts in Pakistan following flooding which began in late July and continues to devastate the region. Yet, as the death toll rises and more are left homeless, the need for more money and supplies is increasing.

Last Thursday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Corona) joined Mohammad Razvi of the Council of People’s Organization and Amy Paul of South Asian Youth Action at Kabab King in Jackson Heights to urge community members to donate money and supplies to reputable aid organizations in Pakistan. 

September 3, 2010
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Senator Farley Secures Funds for Schenectady Free Health Clinic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced that he has obtained a $75,000 state grant to assist the Schenectady Free Health Clinic.

“I’m pleased to once again provide a hand to this volunteer-based organization that performs so many good works for the people of Schenectady County. It takes a special kind of medical staff to do this type of work for free,” said Senator Farley.

September 2, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SHOOTING OF BROOKLYN SOUTH SHOMRIM PATROL OFFICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, has issued a statement in response to the shooting of four Brooklyn South Shomrim patrol officers last night:

“This is another example of how the Democratic controlled legislature has failed to protect law enforcement personnel and all New Yorkers. The only reason that a criminal with nine previous arrests is allowed to walk our streets and cause harm is because of the ineffectiveness of the Senate and Assembly Democrats. Here is an example of what I have been saying, that the weakened policies adopted by the Democratic Legislature puts us all in danger.

September 2, 2010
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STORM PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

The current track of Hurricane Earl has resulted in a tropical storm watch for Nassau County and a tropical storm warning for Suffolk County.

Here are some preparations you may want to take in case heavy rains and wind affect our area:

September 2, 2010
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