Issues: Miscellaneous

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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Webster 9/11 Memorial Service

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the Village of Webster’s 9/11 Memorial Service to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice nine years ago. Senator Nozzolio acknowledged the lives of those who died that day and those individuals who continue to fight and sacrifice for our Nation’s freedom and safety around the world.

Pictured left to right: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Mayor Peter Elder; Supervisor Ron Nesbitt; Assemblyman David Koon; Trustee Carm Gumina; Chief Gerald Pickering, Webster Police; Trustee Donna Rickard; Lt. Mike Chiapperini; Reverend William Barham

 

September 17, 2010
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New York Public Library Offers Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages


English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Staten Island

Registration is drawn by lottery
English test for class placement after registration
Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held.
Please do not bring children to registration.

September 20, 6:00 PM - September 25, 10:30 AM
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Senator DeFrancisco at the Walk to Defeat ALS in the Syracuse Inner Harbor.

Senator DeFrancisco joins a local team at the Walk to Defeat ALS at the Syracuse Inner Harbor.

September 17, 2010
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