Issues: Miscellaneous

DNAinfo:Chelsea Seminary Sells Off History to Pay Debts

Excerpt from Tara Kyle's December 2, 2010 DNAinfo story on the General Theological Seminary's sale of several of its historic properties to the Brodsky Organization.

December 3, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks to Students at Rochester Academy Charter School

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with students at Rochester Academy Charter School. To read about the students' experience and to view pictures from my visit, click on the link below.

Senator Robach Visits Rochester Academy Charter School

 

December 3, 2010
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Community Connection for Week Ending December 3rd

Here is my community connection for the week ending December 3rd, 2010. As always, you may view it in full screen by clicking on the link below.

 

 

December 3, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE MALCOLM A. SMITH VOLUNTEERS THANKSGIVING TO DELIVER MEALS TO ALBANY’S NEEDY

(Albany, NY)-  New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith joined other volunteers this Thanksgiving morning to take part in the blessed Equinox event at the state Capitol’s Concourse.

December 2, 2010
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The Town of Babylon’s Hazardous Material Vehicle, geared and outfitted specifically for hazardous material incidents.

Photo caption:  Steve Bellone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Charles Marsh, First Assistant Chief, Wyandanch Fire District show off  the Town of Babylon’s Hazardous Material Vehicle, geared and outfitted specifically for hazardous material incidents.  Senator Johnson procured funding for the vehicle.  The Town of Babylon Homeland Security & Hazardous Material Team has been established to respond to all man-made and natural events where the release or threatened release of hazardous materials is present. 

December 2, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Asks New Yorkers to Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays by Helping Others Stay Warm this Winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is urging families to open their hearts, closets, and attics to find donations that can help keep the homeless and needy warm and sheltered this winter.

December 2, 2010
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Help Make a Difference This Holiday Season

 

The Holiday's are a time for us to reflect and give thanks for what we have even during difficult times.  We can be thankful for good friendships, loving families, or even a single moment that may have benefited our lives or the lives of others.   With so much to be thankful for, we should not forget those who are less fortunate than us or who may have fallen on hard times. There are people within our community who are in need of help, especially during the holiday season, and together we can make a difference. 

December 2, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On The Commencement Of Hannukah

On behalf of my family and my colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference, I want to wish our Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah.  As you reflect over the next eight days, may you remember the triumphs of the past that led to the rededication of the Holy Temple. With each candle lit on the Hanukiah, may you recognize that the miracles of yesterday will carry you through the future. New York’s Jewish community continues to make great contributions to the heart and soul of the Empire State. Your light shines like the shamash, brightening the path for all those you touch.

December 1, 2010
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Season's Greetings

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and new year of health and happiness.

December 1, 2010
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Annual Kiwanis Club Roast

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Kiwanis Club Celebrity Roast where Fran Barbieri was recognized for her service to the Seneca Falls Community. Fran has served on hundreds of committees and been a part of organizations like the Seneca Falls Historical Society, the Seneca Falls/Waterloo Kiwanis Club, St. Patrick’s Church, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the Seneca County Women’s Coalition and the Seneca County Council of the Arts.

Pictured left to right: Mike Kelly, Deb Barbueri, Fran Barbieri, Alice Tanner, and Senator Mike Nozzolio

 

December 1, 2010
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McDonald to Host Public Meeting at Request of Organizations that Provide Services to Individuals with Disabilities

Troy, NY — Senator Roy McDonald will hold a public meeting with officials from state and local organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities and their families. McDonald was approached by the different groups to host a meeting where they can discuss the future of services for people with disabilities. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 2 at the Hudson Valley Community College in the Bulmer Telecommunications Room at 1:30 p.m.

December 1, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office, 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044

December 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ARRANGES FOR METROCARD BUS TO VISIT COMMUNITY OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office, 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044

December 1, 2010
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Operation Safe Southeast Queens

Senator Smith will meet with commanders from the 103rd, 105th, and 113th Precincts, as well as concerned citizens, on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss ways to combat crime in Southeast Queens. ALL RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.District Office205-19 Linden BoulevardSt. Albans, NY 11412P: 718-528-4290F: 718-528-4898

December 1, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

In two years Senate Democrats increased state spending by $14 billion, passed two unbalanced budgets and drove up the state deficit, now they are leaving Albany without dealing with the fiscal mess they created.  This irresponsible lack of action will only push the state’s budget problems to another day and once again shows their disdain for taxpayers.

 

Governor Paterson called this special session first and foremost to deal with the budget deficit. Unfortunately, the Democrats chose to leave town without bringing any budget cuts to the floor for a vote.

 

November 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON CATHIE BLACK

Waiver Issued, Black to Serve as Next City Schools Chancellor

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following State Education Commissioner David Steiner’s issuance of a waiver allowing Cathie Black to serve as the next New York City public schools chancellor:

“On behalf of the students, families, teachers and administrators of New York City, I commend Commissioner David Steiner for granting Cathie Black a waiver and for recognizing her ability to lead New York’s public schools. As they say, ‘an apple for my teacher’, so today we say a “Big Apple” for Cathie Black.

November 30, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Retirement Of Secretary To The Senate, Angelo Aponte

Today, Secretary to the Senate Angelo Aponte announced his retirement. As a friend, colleague, and admirer of the devoted service he rendered to the State, I am sorry to see him depart, but grateful for the opportunity to have worked with a truly extraordinary public servant. Even during the most difficult of circumstances, Angelo remained a friend to members from both sides of the aisle and oversaw an unprecedented modernization of the Senate. He helped usher in a new era of openness, transparency, and accountability to the public by utilizing new technology and guiding the application of new Senate rules to ensure more bipartisan operations were available to all 62 members and the people they serve. 

November 29, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

I am very proud to say that my colleagues in the Senate Republican conference have unanimously voted for me to be the Temporary President and Majority Leader of  the State Senate.

 

I appreciate their support and their trust. Our conference is unified and we are ready to move forward. The election is over and the people want us to get to work and govern.

 

The last two years the taxpayers in this state have been abused – and that has to stop. Everyone has to understand that we must put the taxpayer first.

 

November 29, 2010
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