Issues: Miscellaneous

Pols Outraged Over Pest Control Layoffs

Queens Chronicle

by Elizabeth Daley

September 30, 2010

Politicians, pest control workers and community members gathered in a trash-strewn area of Jackson Heights on Friday to protest the layoff of around two-thirds of city pest control aides, responsible for fighting rats on private properties.

Without the aides to clean lots, officials worry that the rat problem in Queens and around the city will get worse.

“Rats endanger the health and welfare of our residents,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). “I have a block in my district in Long Island City that is just overrun with rats.”

October 14, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS VENTURE SCOUT CREW 577 OF NORTH BELLMORE FOR PARTICIPATING IN HIS VETERANS FOOD DRIVE

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Venture Scout Crew 577 of North Bellmore for participating in his veterans food drive. 

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Pols Fear Coming Rat Crisis

Queens Courier

by Margarit Margaritov

October 5, 2010

With the recent layoff of 63 out of 84 of the city’s pest control workers to save $1.5 million, some local elected officials worry that a pest crisis is on the way.

“Pest control defines a civilized society. Cutting back on these valuable city workers will diminish the quality of life for all New Yorkers,” said City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “We cannot allow the front line in the war on pests to be ripped apart in the interest of saving a small amount of money.”

The cut comes at a time when rat sightings citywide have increased by 8 percent this year alone. Other officials like City Councilmember Daniel Dromm accuse the city of being reluctant to take measures to prevent it. 

October 14, 2010
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Corona Plaza Owners Want Space

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely

October 7, 2010

Business owners near Corona Plaza, upset over what they contend is unfair competition from vendors who operate on the streets and moving vans which take up parking spaces for customers, have asked elected officials for help.

“They are taking the bread and butter from the other people,” said Ruben Pena, president of the Corona Community Action Network.

Pena, who operates Cristal Liquors on 40-28 National St., said moving vans park along Corona Plaza — a small, triangle-shaped park under the No. 7 train stop adjacent to Roosevelt Avenue and National Street — from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., feeding the one-hour meters with quarters.

“It’s very difficult to park in here,” Pena said.

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Senator Owen H. Johnson honored for service to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

 John V. O’Shea, Executive Director of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, honored Senator Owen H. Johnson for his 29 years of service to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for his steadfast commitment to fisheries conservation.  

October 14, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”

October 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2010

 

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

October 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

October 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the recent acts of sadistic violence in The Bronx:

October 14, 2010
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End Hazing and Bullying at Sacred Heart Univsersity

All are welcome to view the short video of a recent rally to end hazing and bullying at Sacred Heart University.

 

For further information, please contact Jasmine Vega's mother, Jackie at 646-763-4619.

October 14, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LONG ISLAND’S BELLMORE BRANCH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped celebrate the grand opening of First National Bank of Long Island’s new Bellmore branch.

October 13, 2010
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Dr. Beth Virginia Blau retires after many years of dedicated service to West Islip Schools.

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a Legislative Resolution to Dr. Beth Virginia Blau, West Islip School District Superintendent of Schools, upon her retirement after many years of dedicated service.  The celebration took place on October 1, 2010 at Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore. 

“The excellence and the success of the West Islip Public Schools is due, in a large part, to Dr. Beth Blau’s efforts and many years of dedicated service,” Senator Johnson said.  “Her enthusiasm and unparalleled devotion to the quality of educational programs and opportunities has left a legacy to the residents of the West Islip community and to future generations of its students.” 

October 13, 2010
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ADDABBO, PHEFFER ASSIST IN DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS' ANNUAL BUSINESS EDUCATION DAY

Queens, NY, October 13, 2010 -- On Monday, October 4, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assembly Member Audrey I. Pheffer walked with inspectors from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Small Business Services, and visited businesses along Crossbay Boulevard from Liberty Avenue to 159th Avenue for the Annual Business Education Day. 

October 13, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN URGES THE COMMUNITY TO ATTEND RALLIES TO PROTEST OUR BUS SERVICE CUTS AND THE RECENT FARE HIKES.

WHEN: Tuesday October 19, 2010

TIME: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

WHERE: Corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and 3rd Avenue

WHY: Former stop of B37, X 37 and weekend express bus.

 

WHEN: Thursday October 21, 2010

TIME: 9:30 AM

WHERE: Kings County Supreme Court

360 Adams Street, Brooklyn

(on Cadman Plaza West side of building)

WHY: To show Judge Kenneth P. Sherman what kind of impact these cuts have had on our community.

 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS BREAK GROUND ON NEW CAMPUS CENTER AT FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped break ground on Farmingdale State College’s new Campus Center. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) secured state funding for the project. 

October 13, 2010
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Roberts Plywood Co. unveils new Solar Panel System!

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined with local officials to applaud Roberts Plywood Co. for their enthusiasm about “Going Green.”   On October 2, 2010 the company unveiled a new Solar Panel System which will create clean and natural energy for the company’s operation without polluting the environment.  Roberts Plywood, located at 45 North Industry Court in Deer Park, is a family owned business operating for 33 years and dedicated to the preservation of the environment.

Photo left to right:  Norman Roberts, President of Roberts Plywood Co.; Scott Woodrick, President of Solar & Wind Concepts; and Senator Owen H. Johnson.

October 13, 2010
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Senior Breakfast at the Vegas Diner

Louise Ietto, Gladys DePasquale, Senator Golden, Frances Carbomaro and Ann Tripodi at the Vegas Diner on October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010
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BONACIC SETS A HIGH STANDARD FOR GAS DRILLING

Dear Friend,

The Times Herald-Record is right, I have set a high standard on the issue of gas drilling.  Nothing should compromise the integrity of our water.

File: 
Senator Bonacic Sets a High Standard for Gas Drilling.pdf

October 13, 2010
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