Issues: Miscellaneous

Addressing Alleged Gang Activity and Violence in Hell's Kitchen

Earlier this fall, a number of Hell's Kitchen residents notified my staff about suspected gang activity and violence, particularly around Matthews-Palmer Playground on West 45 Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. In response, my office reached out to the New York Police Department's (NYPD) Midtown North Precinct, which has since stationed a uniformed officer outside the playground, and continued to patrol other locations where incidents have been reported. I want to thank the Midtown North Precinct for its swift attention to this matter as well as its participation along with NYPD's 10th Precinct in a community meeting to address concerns regarding increased violence in Hell's Kitchen.

November 4, 2010
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Rat Attack!

Although the constituents in the 30th senatorial district vary ethnically, culturally and economically, they all encounter the same chronic rat problem whenever they use the subway system.  Most people have a visceral reaction to rats, but that alone is not why we must make every effort to rid them from our subways. 

File: 
Perkins, Rat Report_OfficeFinal.pdf

November 3, 2010
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Chelsea Now: A Tree Grows in Chelsea...But Not For Long

Excerpt from Scott Stiffler's November 3, 2010 Chelsea Now story on the unwarrented removal of community plantings from a Chelsea bike lane median.

November 3, 2010
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West Babylon celebrates a new beginning for South Bay Elementary School at a Ground Breaking Ceremony on October 5, 2010.

Photo from left to right:  Leslie Salanitri, South Bay PTA President; Diana Doerbecker, South Bay PTA Past President; JoAnn Scott, Principal, South Bay Elementary; Steve Ballone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Corrine DiSomma, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Babylon; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Lindsay Henry, Town Councilman; and Roger Smith, Principal Architect, BBS Architects.

October 29, 2010
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The Bay Shore Robotics Team takes 1st place at Deer Park Invitational!

The Mechanical Marauders Robotics Team from Bay Shore took first place at the 6th Annual Deer Park Invitational Robotics Competition sponsored by the Deer Park High School on October 16, 2010.   The competition was supported by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and LI FIRST. 

Participating teams used the robots they built for the 2010 LI FIRST Regional Competition, which was held at Hofstra University in March.  Students programmed their robots to compete on a 27 by 54 foot playing field attempting to earn points by collecting soccer balls in goals.  Additional bonus points were earned for each robot suspended in air and not touching the field at the end of the match.

October 29, 2010
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Thanking Walworth Fire Department

Recently, Senator Nozzolio met with members of the Walworth Fire Department to acknowledge their service to the community.

 Pictured with Senator Nozzolio: Jon Alo, Karel Ambroz, Buzz Appleman, George Consiglio, Captain Rich Dierks, Commissioner Jim Drew, Chief Gary Germano, Ron Hermanet, Christopher House, Katie House, Commissioner Steve MacNeal, Deputy Chief Ed Parkhurst, Deputy Chief Charlie Phalen, Town Supervisor Bob Plant, Mark Rutkowski, Patrick Schmitt, Jason Strickland, and Gen VanDeWalle.

 

October 29, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending October 29th, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, October 29th. As always, you can view it in full screen by clicking the .pdf link below.

October 29, 2010
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Sampson Veterans Memorial Highway

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently held a ceremony at the site of the future Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery to unveil the new Sampson Veterans Memorial Highway signs. The new signs will be placed at the intersection of 96A and 5 & 20 in Geneva and near the intersection of State Route 414 and 96A in Ovid. Senator Nozzolio has been instrumental in the establishment of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and sponsored the legislation that dedicated part of State Route 96 leading to the cemetery as the Sampson Veterans Memorial Highway.

Pictured left to right: Chris Covert, Don Linborg, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Assemblyman Brian Kolb, and members of a number of area veterans organizations.

 

October 29, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries Speak on Lack of FDNY Diversity

Senator Adams is interviewed on legislation he will co-sponsor to establish residency as a condition of employment in the FDNY. The legislation will make our firefighters a more integral element of the city that they serve and safeguard and bring a demographic diversity reflective of New York's citizenry

October 28, 2010
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Wedding Gown Giveaway Event for Military Brides

New York Location:Nov 8 - Bridal Reflections260 Fifth Ave, W 28th Street NY City, NY 212-764-3040

October 28, 2010
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North Babylon Public Library Celebrates 50th!

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a Legislative Resolution to Marc Horowitz, Library Director, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the North Babylon Public Library.  The celebration took place on October 3, 2010.

The Library’s History:In 1969, the North Babylon Public Library began in a small store at the Sunset City Shopping Center in North Babylon.  The first Library Director was Andrew Ippilito.  In 1968, the library moved into its current building at 815 Deer Park Avenue.  It began as a repository for books and has expanded its role to help improve the quality of life in the community, providing reading programs for all ages as well as workshops and classes for town residents.

October 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden hosted a special awards ceremony and reception in honor of seven outstanding Italian Americans from his district at a celebration of Italian Heritage last evening at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights.

Chief Joseph Esposito, the Chief of the Department, New York City Police Department, were among the many guests who attended to congratulate the honorees, including NYPD Inspector Charles Scholl, representatives from the Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Federation of Italian American Organizations, the 68th Precinct, NYPD, the Dyker Heights Civic Association, the Community Mayors, and the Dyker Heights Athletic Association, and more.

October 27, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH ATTEND WANTAGH FIRE DEPARTMENT’S FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the Wantagh Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Open House. The event taught families about fire prevention and safety through hands-on, interactive demonstrations.  

October 27, 2010
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Greece Kiwanis Luncheon

On Tuesday, October 26, Senator Robach attended the Greece Kiwanis luncheon which honored recipients of "2010 Kiwanis Festival For Youth" proceeds. Senator Robach presented a check to Paul Soscia (middle),Executive Director of Two Doors Community Resource Center, and Two Doors board member Frank Ardino (left).

October 26, 2010
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