Issues: Miscellaneous

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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Senator Owen H. Johnson joined state and local officials and community members to unveil the newly renovated Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road Station.

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined state and local officials and community members recently to unveil the newly renovated Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road Station, marking the completion of the five year project.  New features to the station include a modern covered pedestrian overpass between the eastbound and westbound platforms, new platform lighting, new windows and new paint. 

Residents and members of the community approached Senator Owen Johnson five years ago to express concerns over potential safety issues for the 1600 daily passengers.  Senator Johnson was instrumental in securing $3.6 million for the project.  Funding came from the Metropolitan Transit Authority's capital improvement budget.

August 31, 2010
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NY Legislators Want Chickens Vaccinated

By the Associated Press

Two New York State legislators want to require farmers in the state to vaccinate hens against salmonella, which sickened thousands of Americans and triggered the largest egg recall in U.S. history.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh announced their proposal Sunday in front of a Lower East Side supermarket in the wake of a nationwide recall of more than a half billion eggs. None of the recalled eggs came from New York.

August 31, 2010
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New York pols push for bills requiring salmonella vaccination for hens after egg recall

By Erin Durkin

Two state pols will introduce bills requiring farmers to vaccinate hens against salmonella, they announced Sunday.

The move comes as thousands of people around the country got sick from salmonella this month, leading to a recall of half a billion eggs from Iowa farms.

The federal Food and Drug Administration responded with new egg safety rules, but they didn't require hens to get salmonella shots.

"Requiring salmonella vaccination should be a no-brainer, and if the FDA is unwilling to take the lead, we should start here in New York," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn), who himself had a brush with salmonella in college.

August 31, 2010
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American Legion Riders of Williamson

 Newark- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the American Legion Post #394 Riders of Williamson Poker Run benefit.  All proceeds from the event went to benefit veterans and their families in Wayne County. 

August 31, 2010
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CELEBRATION OF REV. YIYE AVILA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY IN THE BRONX

Press Release

August 31, 2010

For Immediate ReleaseCELEBRATION OF REV. YIYE AVILA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY IN THE BRONXBronx, NY – Thousands of Hispanic Christians will gather in honor of Evangelist Yiye Avila.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Golden with his family and a veteran at MCU Field

Senator Golden with his family and a veteran at MCU Field for the Wounded Warriors Fundraiser.

August 31, 2010
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3-Legged Dog theater group staves off eviction; Sen. Squadron helps Lower Manhattan media and theater group reach accord with landlord

The 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group has a new spring in its step after reaching a deal with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the landlord for the group's 80 Greenwich St. headquarters, that cancels pending eviction proceedings.

Under the terms of the agreement by October, 3-Legged Dog will pay rent arrears accumulated since June, and will pay previous arrears, starting next February, over the coming three years. The accord also calls for the MTA to forego payments of more than $50,000 in back rent, due to construction costs that 3-Legged Dog incurred modernizing the space, which is part of the structure that houses the Battery Parking Garage.

August 31, 2010
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BROOKLYN’S 4th ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL CELEBRITY JUDGE NAMED

Show Set for October 2nd at Xaverian High School 

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden and the officers of AARP Chapter #5055 today are announcing that a celebrity judge has been named for Brooklyn’s 4th Annual Senior Idol contest to be held the first weekend of October.

August 31, 2010
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