Children’s Home Director to be Honored at Capitol Ceremony Tuesday
State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) today announced that Karen Y. Richmond, executive director of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, has been named a “Woman of Distinction” by the State Senate for 2011.
Mrs. Richmond will be recognized in a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber, and a reception for family and friends later, at the State Capitol on Tuesday, where she will be joined by other nominees from across New York State in the annual Senate rite.
“For more than 25 years, Karen Richmond has devoted her life to serving and protecting children, and strengthening families, in Jefferson County and St. Lawrence Counties,” Senator Ritchie said.
Lo que usted debe saber por el Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz:
“Al igual que muchos que se enteraron de la predicción de que el Día del Juicio Final vendría sobre nosotros este pasado Sabado por la tarde, yo usé la ocasión para reflexionar sobre mi vida. Esta predicción nos hizo reflexionar sobre el juicio final que todos los seres vivientes, un día tendremos que enfrentar.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting City of Johnstown firefighters on May 17th in Albany. Rich Danelorich, Larry O'Regan and Eric Brown spoke with Senator Farley about legislative issues that concern professional firefighters.
New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:
“Like many who heard about the prediction that a Biblical rapture world come upon us yesterday, I used the occasion to reflect upon my life. The rapture prediction put many of us in mind of our final judgment.
Since no rapture took place and we are here continuing with our lives, I take from this a rededication to devoting myself to protect the institutions of the family which include marriage between a man and a woman, and to promote respect for all human life.
The New York State Senate recently passed a legislative package that would strengthen penalties and provide additional protections for children and families who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. The proposals build upon the Senate’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing abuse from continuing, and ensuring appropriate penalties for criminals who prey upon the state’s most vulnerable populations.
(Albany, NY) On the third Saturday of May each year the nation honors our bravest citizens, and Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging all New Yorkers to take a moment to give their appreciation and support to our troops, and the families that support them.
“The men and women of the military dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms and way of life – it is our duty to give our support and appreciation,” Senator Breslin said. “Armed Forces Day provides us with the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all that they do.”
The Long Island state senate delegation gathered in Bayport Thursday afternoon to pressure their Democrat colleagues in the state Assembly to approve legislation that would cap property tax increases at two percent.During a press conference at the home of Richard and Joanne Curley, the Senators said the property tax cap would help ease the burden on homeowners across Long Island.Senate officials said the Curley's home was selected because it is representative of the tax burden facing homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to Joanne Curley, the property taxes on her family's home have risen from slightly more than $6,000 eight years ago to more than $11,000 today.
Long Island State Senators held a news conference today to pressure the Democratic Majority in the State Assembly into acting on property tax cap legislation that passed the Senate earlier this year. They were joined by Bayport residents including Joe-Anne Curley, a homeowner whose property taxes have increased 16.2 % in the past three years.
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/I/WF) announced at a press conference in her district office, the introduction of Senate bill 5316. The bill would make the unemployed a "protected class" in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because they are jobless. It would also prohibit employers from posting job advertisements that discourage the unemployed from applying to vacant positions.
The bill is co-sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Keith Wright.
Senator Gianaris sent a letter in support of re-naming a street that runs through the Celtic Park apartment complex in Sunnyside in recognition of the Irish-American Athletic Club.
Local legislators are getting behind a plan to co-name a street that runs through the Celtic Park apartment complex in recognition of the Irish-American Athletic Club.
The new street name, which would be called Winged Fist Way, would apply to 43rd Street — between 48th and 50th Aves. The name would recognize that the Irish-American Athletic Club, which enjoyed its heydays before World War I, was headquartered where the Celtic Park apartments are today. The Winged Fist was the emblem of the club, which had a raised fist, eagle wings, shamrocks and the US flag.
Queens Courier asked Senator Gianaris to comment on the closure of the 7 train this weekend, which could hinder visitors from attending the LIC Arts Open.
Richard Mazda is expecting thousands of people this weekend – and he’s afraid his guests will have no way to get there.
You see, Mazda is the director of the first annual LIC Arts Open, a celebration of the arts community in Long Island City, which runs through Sunday, May 22.
But with MTA New York City Transit planning work to address a recent increase in signal-related delays on the No. 7 line between May 20 and 23, there will be no subway service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza.