Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending Friday, August 13th

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August 13, 2010
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Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Weisenberg Announce Environmental Protection Funds Released for Study of Pollution in Western Bays

 

Senator Dean Skelos (R- Rockville Centre) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) announced today that $596,902 in state funds has been released to fund a pollution study of the Western Bays of Long Island.

 

Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Weisenberg secured money from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Open Space Account.  The money will pay for a Total Maximum Daily Load Study of the Western Bay Quality Monitoring System.   The study will be conducted by SUNY Stony Brook.

 

August 13, 2010
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East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence Opens Its Doors

Senator José M. Serrano joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Borough President Scott M. Stringer today to announce the opening of the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence walk-in facility.  With over 25% of the area’s children suffering from the condition, East Harlem has the highest rate of childhood asthma hospitalizations in New York City. The new center, which is part of the City’s PlaNYC initiative, aims to reduce these hospitalizations by 50 percent over the next five years.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Gerson Borrero: Please Get Help

August 12, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Gerson Borrero:  Please Get Help.

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz issued the following statement about El Diario la Prensa journalist, Gerson Borrero:"Friends and constituents have approached me today to ask if Gerson Borrero suffers from delirium tremors or just extreme psychosis?

These remark have come on the heels of last night's performance by Gerson Borrero on NY1's Road to City Hall when he and Curtis Sliwa discussed my unification rally in Staten Island.

Apparently Gerson Borrero's outburst is causing great concern in our community.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Parents, Kids Remember to Get Immunized

August 11, 2010(Albany, NY)- In anticipation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) urged parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children to protect against dangerous viruses. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance to emphasize the importance of immunizations across all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.  Since children are especially vulnerable to infection, most vaccines are given during the first five to six years of life.  Other immunizations are recommended during adolescent or adult years, and, for certain vaccines, booster immunizations are recommended throughout life.

August 12, 2010
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August 11, 2010
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Port Byron Fire Department Parades Their 1923 Sanford

Port Byron - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the Port Byron Heritage Days Parade where he had the opportunity to meet with members of the Port Byron Fire Department.

 Pictured in front of their 1923 Sanford fire truck are front row left to right: Chief Corey Rooker, Senator Nozzolio, Jesse Pingert, Jason Kahler, Josh Chiralli, Teresa Burke, Leslie Cook and Ken Cook.

Back row: Mandy Applebee, Stephen Applebee, Douglas Cook, Fred Laury, Bob Ware, Greg Hurd, Lucy Ware and Ervin Rooker Jr.

 

August 11, 2010
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Another Bad Moment for Staten Island

Another Bad Moment for Staten Island

by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz 

For weeks, Staten Islanders have cried out for help for 9 Mexicans who were brutally assaulted in bias attacks. As the Chair of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, I prepared for a prayerful demonstration to be held today against all manners of violence against ethnic groups.

August 10, 2010
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Island politicians keeping up with voters on Facebook

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Facebook isn't just a way to keep up with your old buddies and long-lost relatives.

The popular social networking site has also become a powerful way for some Staten Island elected officials to stay on top of hot topics and reach out to borough residents.

Ms. Savino designed her Facebook page as an "information gateway," using news articles and editorials to spur discussions about local and national issues, including same-sex marriage and pay equity.

August 10, 2010
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Senator Smith Announces Terminal Expansion Agreement at JFK

Terminal 4 Expansion will Create Thousands of Jobs and Provide New State-of-the Art Facility

August 10, 2010
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Senator Foley to Educate the Public About Hurricane Preparedness

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that his office will be making available Hurricane Preparedness Guides and will host a Hurricane Preparedness seminar.

The Hurricane Preparedness Guide is an updated version of the guide offered by Senator Foley while he was Supervisor of Brookhaven Town.

“Hurricane season inevitably brings with it questions about how to prepare and fears about what to do if a storm hits,” said Senator Foley. “This guide contains the information you and your loved ones need to ensure you have a plan in place prior to a storm and the necessary supplies on-hand for during and after a storm. I urge all residents, but particularly those along the south shore, to contact my office or visit my website to obtain a copy.”

August 9, 2010
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Seneca Falls Convention Days Car Show

Seneca Falls- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the annual Seneca Falls Convention Days Classic Car Show. Senator Nozzolio greeted and congratulated winners from the car show in their respective award categories.

 Pictured with left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Adriene Emmo, Chair of Seneca Falls Classic Car Show Committee and the award winners from the car show.

 

August 9, 2010
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Walworth Lions Club Parade

Walworth- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the annual Walworth Lions Club parade. Senator Nozzolio had the opportunity to meet with the 2010 Wayne County Fair Royalty Court.

 Pictured left to right: Tori Mason, Princess 1st runner up; Johanna Austin, Queen 3rd runner up; Amanda Moore, Queen 1st runner up; Senator Nozzolio, Katrina Fedczuk, Princess; Savannah Houck, Princess 3rd runner up and Emily Means, Princess 2nd runner up.

 

August 9, 2010
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Night At McDonough Park

Geneva- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently hosted "Senator Mike Nozzolio Community Baseball Night" in Geneva where the Geneva Red Wings took on the Webster Yankees at McDonough Park. Senator Nozzolio sponsored a local food drive in conjunction with the game as a way to collect non-perishable food to support our local food banks.

 Pictured Salvation Army volunteers left to right are: Raul Rivera, Wanda Rivera, Senator Nozzolio and Juan Raul Rivera.

 

August 9, 2010
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