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Morrison Avenue Music Festival

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 4, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Cano Estremera, Héctor Tricoche and Oro Sólido are some of the bands that will participate in the Morrison Avenue Festival in the Bronx.

This festival, which is being sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and community leader Luis Sepulveda, will be held on:

August 4, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROVIDE VOTES TO PASS PROPERTY TAX CAP

 

Legislation Could Not Have Passed Without Republican Votes

 

 

Senate Republicans today unanimously supported legislation to enact a property tax cap, leading the way for its passage despite a lack of support from a quarter of the members of the Senate Democratic Conference. 

 

August 4, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Today, Senate Democrats finished voting on a budget that raises taxes by nearly $4 billion when fully implemented, including approval of new income taxes, business taxes and reinstatement of the sales tax on clothing.   It continues a disturbing trend that began when Democrats took control of the Senate last year and raised taxes by more than $10 billion, including elimination of the STAR rebate check and enactment of the MTA payroll tax.  

Over the last two years, Democrats have raised taxes on the average New York family by $5500.

 

August 4, 2010
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Padavan Urges Residents To Donate Blood At New York Hospital Queens and Deepdale Community Council Annual Blood Drive on Sunday August 8

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) urged local residents today to donate blood during the twentieth anniversary of the New York Hospital Queens and the Deepdale Gardens Community Council’s annual community blood drive.  The blood drive will take place this Sunday August 8, from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Samuel Field   YM & YWHA located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. 

August 3, 2010
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Senator Farley Is Pleased Batchellerville Bridge Project Is Moving Forward

The following is a statement from State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) in regards to the August 3rd groundbreaking ceremony for the Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg, Saratoga County:

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Today's events bring the replacement for the Batchellerville Bridge from dreams to reality. It has been a long and tough road in ensuring this project remains viable and the town officials, emergency response personnel and residents of Edinburg are the ones who need to be congratulated the most for their persistence and determination in getting their community's lifeline replaced.

August 3, 2010
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Wayne County Senior Citizen Action Council Annual Picnic

Williamson- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Wayne County Senior Citizen Action Council annual picnic. Senator Nozzolio reflected on the importance of the Senior Citizen Action Council and their advocacy for the Senior Citizens in our community.

Pictured left to right are: David Nussbaumer; Dorothy DeMay; Bea Valcore; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Rosalie Morell and Susan Nussbaumer.

August 3, 2010
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Statement of State Senator Daniel Squadron regarding the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimous denial of landmark status for 45-47 Park Place

Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decision has affirmed values that define New York: we will not stand for intolerance, or let it stand in the way of building a diverse, vibrant city composed of people from all over the world. Our hallmark is our diversity, and I stand with the people of Lower Manhattan, the members of Community Board 1, and my colleagues in government to say that tolerance, diversity and mutual respect are as vital in the case of Cordoba House today as they have been in 400 years of New York history.

August 3, 2010
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ADDABBO RETURNS HIS PER DIEM PAY

Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – On the day he’s being called back to Albany for another rare summer legislative session to renew budget negotiations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., voiced his own frustration with the dysfunction in Albany. Addabbo is returning the per diem pay provided by NYS taxpayers for his travel and meal expenses for the recent session called for last week by Governor David Paterson that turned out to be anything but extraordinary or special.  The Governor called the legislators back on July 28 and July 29 for a "special session" to pass his budget proposals. Since the Governor’s budget bills were not sent to the Senate for a vote neither session day, no vote was ever taken by the Senate during their time in Albany last week.

August 3, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I said last week, after the extraordinary session that was called by the Governor, that Senate Republicans were prepared to vote in favor of several bills but were never given the opportunity to do so.  

 

We support the property tax cap bill, the Power for Jobs extension, the elimination of the State sales tax on low-sulfur heating fuel and the Governor’s proposed budget contingency plan dealing with federal FMAP assistance.  Those bills are before us again today and we should take them up without further delay.

 

August 3, 2010
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Genesee Valley Chapter Retired Public Employees Association Annual Picnic

Webster- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed members of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association during the chapter's annual picnic.

Front row left to right are: Bonnie Travis; Delores Baglieri and Rosalie Rosini.Back row left to right are: Sharon Habberfield; Senator Mike Nozzolio and Patricia Foley.

August 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Local Neighborhood Watch

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended an event hosted by Neighborhood Watch at Riverside Park. He joined local officials, volunteers and law enforcement officials and applauded their efforts to ensure safety in their community. Senator Farley was pleased he was able to assist the public safety efforts in the area by securing funding for radios.

August 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Applauds Neighborhood Watch Efforts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended an event hosted by Neighborhood Watch at Riverside Park. He joined local officials, volunteers and law enforcement officials and applauded their efforts to ensure safety in their community. Senator Farley was pleased he was able to assist the public safety efforts in the area by securing funding for radios. Seen in the photo are Senator Farley with Fred Lee.

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN & ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY HOST "BROADWAY TO OPERA"

Senator Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is pleased to announce that the Italian Opera Company’s will present a special production of “Broadway to Opera.” The free event will take place on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway.

 “The Company provides the opportunity for a new generation to hone their talents and work experience, while also giving back to the community. I think that this will be a great summer event and a great treat to New Yorkers, who are fans of Broadway classics,” Sen. Golden noted.

The Italian Opera Company works with young artists to encourage their participation in productions alongside professional directors, musicians and vocal coaches. Nina Di Gregorio organized the event.

August 2, 2010
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2010 Fishing Facts

I am pleased to provide you with an updated copy of “Fishing Facts” for the year 2010 (pdf file attached below).  This publication reflects the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) recently adopted marine recreation fishing regulations. 

August 2, 2010
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August 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Breslin Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd  (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:·         Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;·         Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs·         Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;

August 2, 2010
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*Alert* Health Department Will Spray Pesticide to Reduce Adult Mosquito Populations

Spraying scheduled for parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, and parts ofBrooklyn on Thursday, August 5, to help prevent West Nile Virus To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in the following parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, between 8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, spraying will be delayed until the night of Wednesday, August 4, during the same hours. 

File: 
WNV Spray Public Notice - Staten Island (8-3-10).pdf

July 30, 2010
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NYS Senator Tom Duane's Historic HIV Testing Legislation Signed into Law

Statement of New York State Senator Tom DuaneRE: Governor Paterson’s signing of S.8227 (Duane) / A.11487 (Gottfried)which will greatly expand voluntary, informed testing for HIV

July 30, 2010
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