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Paying tribute to a local fallen hero at the Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey, Forever Running Memorial 5K Run in Deer Park.

The 9th Annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey, Forever Running Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Deer Park  raised nearly $25,000 this year.  Five thousand people came out to pay tribute to a local hero.

“I’m proud to pay tribute to Deputy Chief Raymond Downey and all of the heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,” Senator Owen H. Johnson said.  “Together we can honor them for their bravery and courage by coming out to raise money for our community.”

September 2, 2010
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Newark-Wayne Hospital at Boller Point

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with representatives of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital at Boller Point Vineyards in Sodus, NY. Senator Nozzlio had the opportunity to discuss the future of the Finger Lakes region with individuals who are on the frontline of both the healthcare and agriculture industries.

Pictured left to right: Robert Biernbaum, Chief of Emergency Services, Newark Wayne Hospital; Becky and Bill McKee, owners of Boller Point Vineyards; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Annette Leahy, President, Newark Wayne Hospital.

 

September 2, 2010
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Stop The Sag - Raise Your Pants, Raise Your Image

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. had this to say about the "Stop the Sag"campaign:                                                                                                         

September 2, 2010
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Legislators Lead Drive for Pakistani Flood Relief

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely 

September 2, 2010

City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) urged residents to donate money and food for those suffering from the floods in Pakistan at a news conference at Pakistani restaurant Kabab King Diner in Jackson Heights last Thursday.

“These floods have taken a tremendous toll on the people who live there,” Dromm said.

September 2, 2010
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Hurricane Earl Resource Center

Hurricane Earl has begun to climb the East Coast, and it is slated to reach Long Island. As Long Isalnders, we know full well the samage that a hurricane can bring upon our communities. it is important to be safe and be prepared Below are some links on what to do and how to be prepared for an emergency situation.

National Hurricane Center

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#EARL

Nassau County Hurricane Shelters

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/Hurricane.htm

Town of North Hempstead Safety Brochure

September 2, 2010
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Staten Island braces for Hurricane Earl, but blue skies on the horizon

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/island_braces_for_hurricane_ea.html

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Earl steamed toward the Eastern Seaboard yesterday as communities from North Carolina to New England kept a close eye on the forecast, worried that even a slight shift in the storm's predicted offshore track could put millions of people in the most densely populated part of the country in harm's way. Staten Island should brace for high winds, driving rain and heavy surf tomorrow, but it should all blow over for the holiday weekend.

September 2, 2010
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Senator Foley Releases Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Senator Foley has made available a Hurricane Preparedness Guide that will assist residents in preparing for a storm.  Hard copies are available by contacting the Senator's Office.

For copies of the storm surge maps included in the hard copy, please visit: http://gis.co.suffolk.ny.us/website/flood/viewer.htm

File: 
Senator Foley Hurricane Survival Guide.pdf

September 1, 2010
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Relief Efforts Continue For Pakistan Flood Victims In NY

Queens Gazette

September 1, 2010

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm and New York state Senator José Peralta urge New Yorkers to make charitable donations to help the victims of the Pakistan flood disaster through NYC based aid organizations with long and proven track records of effectively delivering resources to those in need.

The floods which were triggered by the start of the monsoon rains about a month ago, have now affected an estimated 15 to 20 million people. 

September 1, 2010
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Rebuilding Buford

Senator Nozzolio recently attended the Rebuilding Buford benefit in Walworth. The benefit was to support Vaughn “Buford” Pembroke, who recently suffered a motorcycle accident in May. Buford spent his life giving back to the community, contributing to the Boy Scouts of America and the Lions Club, as a member of the West Walworth and Lincoln Fire Departments, and as a member of the Wayne County School Board. Senator Nozzolio was honored to be a part of Buford’s benefit.

Pictured: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Kelly Craig, event coordinator; Linda Pembroke, Buford’s wife; and Vaughn “Buford” Pembroke

 

September 1, 2010
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Smoke, Flames and Courage 2010

On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach made remarks at Smoke, Flames, and Courage 2010, which was held at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte. Smoke, Flames, and Courage was an expo of firefighting past and present, and took place for two days. It featured displays and exhibits for families throughout the weekend. For more information, visit their facebook page here.

September 1, 2010
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Senator Robach Presents Award to Executive Director of Skip Generations

On Friday, August 27th, Senator Robach attended the First Church Divine Hall of Fame Stella Awards Dinner, where he presented an award to Linda James, Executive Director of Skip Generations. Pictured with Senator Robach are Dr. Lloyd T. Oldham and Linda James.

September 1, 2010
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Pickin' in the Pasture

Senator Nozzolio recently attended the Pickin’ in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival in Lodi. Every year, Pickin' In The Pasture hosts some of the finest professional bluegrass entertainment in the country. Senator Nozzolio had the opportunity to introduce the United States Navy Band, Country Current.

Pictured left to right: Susan and Andy Alexander, event hosts; and Senator Mike Nozzolio.

 

September 1, 2010
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Newark Rose Parade

Newark- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the annual Newark Rose Parade. Senator Nozzolio had the opportunity to meet with members of the Newark Fire Department and to congratulate some of their youngest volunteers for their creative float on fire safety.

September 1, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams' Bill (S2956A) To Inhibit Quotas For Issuance of Tickets Signed Into Law

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams marks the signing into law of S2956A, his legislation to prevent the enforcement of ticket quotas in the State of New York

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My legislation (S2956A) to address ticket quotas by expanding the current quota provision to include every ticket, summons, and arrest in the State of new York has been signed into law.

 

“Significantly, the provisions of my bill protect employees from punishment (including reassignment, scheduling change, and any other penalty) as a result of an unmet quota.

 

September 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN PROMOTES ADELPHI’S NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES PLANS TO HOST FREE MAMMOGRAMS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

As part of these efforts, Senator Golden will host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation at both of his district offices. The mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his office at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 1-800-453-8378 extension 1.

September 1, 2010
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