Issues: Miscellaneous

July 26, 2010
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New York State Flag Presented to Boy Scout Troop 315

I was honored to present Boy Scout Troop 315 with a New York State flag at their troop meeting Saturday, July 17th.  The troop traveled with the flag to the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia on July 25th.  The National Jamboree attracts thousands of boy scouts from across the country every four years.  This year's theme is "Celebrate 100 Years of Scouting" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Troop 315 purchased the mandated Boy Scouts of America flag for their trip and asked for a donation of a New York State flag.  I was pleased to help by providing the toop with the state flag.  I wish the best of luck to troop 315 on their trip to Fort A.P Hill, Virginia. 

July 26, 2010
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Bagel Bin Hosts Book Signing and Jewelry Show

Senator Robach joins the women of Katie Shirley's Closet. Stephanie Shirley, the mother of one of the five "Fairport Angels" who died in a car accident in 2009, started the business as a tribute to her daughter, Katie. The group donates procees from their jewelry sales to the Daystar Program for Medically Fragile Infants.

For more information on Katie Shirley's Closet, visit www.katieshirleyscloset.com.

July 26, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA FALLS VICTIM TO INTERNET IMPERSONATION

Ironically, Lanza Authored the First Law in the Nation

Which Makes this Type of Identity Theft a Crime

July 26, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

July 24, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the upcoming investigation of New York Congressman Charles Rangel.

"We know from published reports that a House Committee offered a deal but Congressman Rangel refused to admit any wrongdoing. The only news coverage so far has been about Rangel saying more or less: "Bring it on, I am ready" - which is his right. Meanwhile, the New York Democratic Party and its Executive Director Charlie King remain silent.

Where are the voices of reform and accountability now?

July 23, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE AT SUNRISE MALL ON AUGUST 17TH

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with New York Blood Center, will be sponsoring a blood drive in Massapequa on Tuesday, August 17th.

July 23, 2010
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Blood Drive

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with New York Blood Center, will be sponsoring a blood drive in Massapequa on Tuesday, August 17th.

August 17, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Seneca County Fair

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the annual Seneca County Fair Grounds. Senator Nozzolio enjoyed ice cream from the 4-H dairy stand and also met “Beau” the ram and his caretakers while attending the Seneca County Fair.

July 23, 2010
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Seneca County Fair

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the annual Seneca County Fair Grounds. Senator Nozzolio enjoyed ice cream from the 4-H dairy stand and also met “Beau” the ram and his caretakers while attending the Seneca County Fair.

July 23, 2010
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

 STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONORTHE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz,  will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Parade.

This event will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 23rd   from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 22, 2010
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Elected Officials, FDNY, Community Leaders, Families of Fallen Firefighters Urge Governor to Sign Legislation to Avoid Tragedies Like Deutsche Bank Fire

Hundreds of Buildings in City Don't Comply With Building and Fire Codes

Legislation Would Create First-Ever City-State Coordination to Ensure all City Buildings are Safe for First Responders

July 22, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Does the State Owe You Money?

Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.

July 22, 2010
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Owasco Watershed Lake Association's Third Annual Lake Day

AUBURN- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Owasco Watershed Lake Association’s 3rd Annual Lake Day on his continued efforts to preserve Owasco Lake's water quality. Senator Nozzolio also congratulated Ashley Kukella and Daniel Biljanoski for their dedication and commitment to the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) while working with the Blue Print II organization.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sandy Doran; member of the OWASCO Flats Nature Reserve and Blue Point II; Ashley Kukella; Daniel Biljanoski and Ann Moore, Teacher of Blue Print II’s Student Leadership Group.

July 22, 2010
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McDonald: “Get to Work and Get the Job Done!”

McDonald calls on Governor Paterson to bring the Legislature back and finish the State Budget

Albany, NY July 21, 2010 — Senator Roy McDonald today called Governor Paterson to bring members of the Senate and Assembly back to Albany and finish the New York State Budget. The budget has been past due since April 1st and it appears as if the Senate Majority would like this process to evaporate and disappear until the end of the year.

July 22, 2010
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Governor forces NYPD to delete stop-and-frisk data

Published: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12:24 AM     Updated: Saturday, July 17, 2010,

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson yesterday struck down a controversial NYPD stop-and-frisk database -- the very tool that police say helped them solve a savage crime in Port Richmond last spring.

The governor wielded his pen to eliminate the massive database of putative criminals, which included everyone whom police stopped on Staten Island and in the other boroughs, questioned, and sent on their way.

Paterson derided the former practice as "not a policy for a democracy."

State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) hailed the new law.

July 22, 2010
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Squadron’s bill would cork rowdy bars and clubs

By Michael Mandelkern

Downtown bars attract tourists and locals that howl as loud as wolves well past midnight, but the New York State Legislature is trying to help residents near the nightspots get a more peaceful night’s sleep by encouraging bars to keep the “wolves” at bay.

The state Senate passed a bill on June 24 that sets guidelines for the State Liquor Authority to revoke the licenses of routinely raucous bars and clubs.

If Governor David Paterson signs the bill — co-sponsored by state Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Robin Schimminger — into law, the S.L.A. could shut down nightspots if police are called at least six times within two months for excessive noise and disorderly conduct.

July 21, 2010
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