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Thompson To Host Community Leaders and Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release:July 21, 2010Contact: Ken Houston sk2houston@hotmail.com 716.854.8705

Niagara Falls, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will host his annual community stakeholders breakfast in Niagara Falls this Saturday at the John Duke Senior Center,  located at 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

The breakfast will include presentations from the following guest speakers: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Kevin Cottrell with The North Star Project, Dave Kinney with The Department of Public Works and representatives from the Niagara Falls Police Department.

July 21, 2010
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Lyons Peppermint Days 20th Anniversary

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped to acknowledge the volunteers at the annual Lyons Peppermint Days Festival which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The Peppermint Days Festival was established as a way to celebrate the history of the Hotchkiss Company. At one time the company produced over a third of all the peppermint oil manufactured in the United States.

Lyons Rotary members pictured left to right are: Stephen Sklenar; Dick VanDermark; Senator Mike Nozzolio and Dong-Gi Hong.

July 21, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

July 21, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

In a statement released today, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) celebrated the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board for its column titled: " The Spy Who Wasn't Russian, El Diario's leading lady" which appeared in the July 20th edition. Senator Díaz also joins the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board's demand for an apology for El Diario's readers.

July 21, 2010
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June 2010 Community Report

June 2010 Community ReportDear Neighbor:The following is a summary of some of my office's activities since my last community report:Albany Update:State Budget Report:The last week of June marked the official "end" of the 2010 New York State Legislative Session – yet the work is far from over. 2010 was a unique year at the Capitol since the bulk of New York’s Fiscal Year 2010-11 budget was enacted through a series of a dozen one-week budget extenders.

July 21, 2010
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July 27, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Rubén Díaz joins Community Activists for Press Conference

 

What: Press Conference to call for Community's Assistance

When: Tuesday - July 20, 2010

Time: 1pm

Where: 1400 Benson St, Bronx NY @ E. Tremont Ave

Who: The Urban Community Council, (invited .......Bronx Community Leaders, Bronx residents)

July 20, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES MARINE PARK MID-SUMMER FESTIVAL

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host the 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Festival in Marine Park at Avenue U. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 7th from 11:00 a.m-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 8th from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

“There is no better place for this event to take place than in the centerpiece of this community in Marine Park. I believe that this is the perfect way for families to fully enjoy the leisure of the summer months, while also taking part in an event that celebrates the Marine Park community,” Senator Golden noted.

July 20, 2010
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July 19, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams to Attend Vigil for Canadian Geese Killed in Prospect Park

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins residents and animal activists in Prospect Park, to take part in a vigil condemning the gassing death of over 250 Canadian geese in Prospect Park on July 8.

 Senator Adams states: “ I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.

July 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Statement on the Passing of His Colleague, Senator Morahan

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my colleague, Senator Thomas Morahan, earlier this week.

Senator Morahan was a dedicated public servant who made it his mission to be a voice for a community that often had no voice - the mentally disabled.  He fought to make sure that they received the level of care and treatment they needed and deserved.  It is a legacy that will live on.

Senator Morahan was part of a group in Albany that believed in putting partisanship aside in order to accomplish what is best for the residents of New York.  It was truly an honor to have served with him in the New York State Senate over the last year and a half.

July 16, 2010
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ARRC Accepting Electronic Submission of Agency Rule Makings

In an effort to cut down on waste, increase productivity within state offices and to save trees and the environment, ARRC in association with the Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform and the Department of State have collaborated on a green initiative to electronically distribute proposed agency regulations. 

July 16, 2010
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2010 ARRC Legislation

S.4101/Sampson:  Directs state agencies reviewing existing rules to conduct outreach to small businesses, localities, and rural interests under certain circumstances; requires the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform to monitor state agencies relating to their review of existing rules and their outreach to small businesses, local governments, and public and private interests in rural areas.  (same as Uni A.7453/Gianaris)

July 16, 2010
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History of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

HISTORY

In 1917, The New York State Assembly elected its first Black American legislator, Mr.Edward A. Johnson, and in 1937 Assemblyman Oscar Garcia Rivera was the first American of Puerto Rican heritage to be elected in the State Assembly. From those small victories, slowly, two became three, three became four, and four became many. Presently the Caucus has a total of 48 members within the State Assembly and Senate.

July 16, 2010
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