Issues: Miscellaneous

September 15, 2010
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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ADDABBO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS THIS FALL

Wednesdays in Queens Libraries at Woodhaven, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and on Saturdays in Senator’s Middle Village & Howard Beach District Offices.

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – To meet more of his district’s constituents and to hear about the issues that concern them, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will hold office hours on Wednesdays at several Queens Libraries around the district in September and October, as well as opening both his Middle Village and Howard Beach district offices for special Saturday hours in October.

Meet Senator Addabbo between 11 AM – 1 PM at the following locations on: Wednesday, September 22, Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 718-849-1010

September 15, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2010

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement after receiving notice of the immediate approval of a speed hump to be installed on the block where a five-year old boy was a victim of a hit and run this past August.

“On behalf of the family and friends of young Joshua Saunders, I must publicly thank the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan for her immediate approval of my request for a speed hump on East 214th Street in The Bronx.

September 15, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS LOCAL HEROES

(L-R) Chief Tom Colitti, Officer Kevin Rambo, Eftimia Tsapouris, Biruta Krilova, Senator LaValle, Alex Rabinovich

 

September 14, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Comptroller's Approval of VLT Contract

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Comptroller’s Approval of Genting VLT Contract

September 14, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Momentive Merger

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Momentive Merger

“I’m very happy and this sounds like a positive step for the future of Momentive. It’s very important that we keep jobs here in New York. My main concern will always be the employees working at the Waterford facility, their jobs and careers are extremely important to our area.”

September 14, 2010
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Community forum on sex offenders

Senator George Maziarz recently led a discussion with concerned North Tonawanda and Wheatfield residents about the placement of sex offenders in their community.  At the meeting, Senator Maziarz announced that the New York State Division of Parole will no longer place sex offenders at the B Cozy Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

September 14, 2010
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September 11th Open Letter from Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Pastor Terry Jones

September 11, 2010

Pastor Terry Jones Dove World Outreach Center 5805 Northwest 37th Street Gainesville, Florida 32653

Dear Pastor Jones:

This letter is to express my support for your statement today that your church will “not today, not ever” burn a Koran. 

Holy Books and places of worship deserve to be respected.  The Holy Books of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths – The Holy Bible, The Torah and The Koran – offer sacred teachings to people of faith throughout the world. 

September 14, 2010
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Aubertine Secures $50k for Fulton Library Elevator

Elevator in historic library improves accessibility, opens up new opportunities for new programs

FULTON (September 13, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today visited the Fulton Public Library to see the new elevator purchased as part of a project to improve accessibility, for which he secured a $50,000 legislative grant.

September 13, 2010
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Senator Maziarz to host Child Safety Day on September 18

Senator George Maziarz will host a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the North Tonawanda City Hall, located at 216 Payne Avenue.  The event runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

September 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Conducts Coin Toss at East High School

On Saturday, September 11th, Senator Robach performed the coin toss prior to kickoff of the Marshall vs. East varsity football game at East High School in Rochester. East defeated Marshall 47-6 to move to 2-0 on the season. With the loss, Marshall dropped their record to 1-1.

September 13, 2010
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Reaching Out for Change Stop the Violence Day

On Saturday, September 11th, 2010, Senator Robach attended Reaching Out for Change's Stop the Violence Day. Reaching Out for Change is an organization whose mission is to stop violence while influencing young people to put their full energy and focus in to school.

September 13, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETING

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a town hall meeting for the communities of Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 1518-73rd Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden has invited representatives of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Parks Department, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Finance and the 62nd Precinct of the New York City Police Department to attend and address issues and answer questions from attending residents.

September 13, 2010
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