May 25, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: 718-496-4793
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. designatesLillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction
Albany, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. will honor Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction today with a Senate Resolution when the Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m. The Annual Women of Distinction celebration is a time to honor outstanding women whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their respective communities.
“I am proud and honored to nominate Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction,” stated Senator Díaz. “I can think of no one who is more deserving than she to receive this honor,” he continued.
Ms. Rodriguez-Lopez serves as the President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving more than 90 Latino health and human services agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Since 1996, when she first joined the Federation as Vice-President, the association has increased its organizational capacity to serve an ever-growing network of member agencies and respond to the Latino community’s needs both locally, and across the country.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) will present PeggyLiuzzi, the Executive Director of Child Care Solutions, with the 2010"Women of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District. The Senate willhonor women from Central New York and throughout the State at a receptionthis evening in Albany.
Albany– Senator Nozzolio met with students from the Seward Elementary School during their recent visit to the State Capitol in Albany. The students toured the Capitol and State Museum as a part of their day. Senator Nozzolio explained his role and responsibilities as their New York State Senator and encouraged their participation in public service.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Schenectady's Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School on May 10th when they visited the State Capitol. Those on the trip from Mr. McGarry's fifth grade class that were on the trip included: Phillip Ashburn, Tatyana Bluford, Crystal Conrad, Brittney Doty, Mohammad Ali, Kwamier Hawkins, Jaleel Hughes, Isaiah James, Arlinda Mustafaj, Tihiira Notice, Ire Pinney, Stacey Rodriguez, Brianna Roopnarain, Shaima Seleh, Lakeesha Scruggs, Antonio Sellie, Ashley Steward, Corey White, Mariah Winchip.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Schenectady's Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School on May 10th when they visited the State Capitol. Those on the trip from Ms. Garrett's fifth grade class included: Sachin Arjune, Sherrease Balkum, Dyani Benson, Jahyae Brown, Derek Castillo, Waqulia Cherry, Andres Collazo, Juan Cuartas, Randy Gopaul, Dashaun Harrison, Adrian Latcha, Austin McBain, Messiah Mortimore, Waheeda Nabe, Whitney Parrella, Rajendra Pausaram, Neil Perreira, Careese Rios, Sean Spinks, Kayla St.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Schenectady's Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School on May 10th when they visited the State Capitol. Those on the trip from Mrs. Thurber's fifth grade class included: Yahnoach Allen, Alijah Fisher, Shu-hannah Bennett, Brittany Bolden, Noah Bird, Karkwon Copper, Samantha DeNisio, Joshua Derenzo, Brianna Dunn, Desean Fortune, Angelesha Gopaul, Richard Inman, Aziz Jordan, Timothy Ladd, Donald McClain, Joseph Meisner, Hameid Nematy, Ashley Parker, Michael Roman, Jahlil Slaughter, Mariah Terry.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed members of the “Icebreakers” Girl Scout First Lego League team to the State Capitol in Albany. The girls were in Albany as part of the Girl Scouts’ annual legislative showcase.
Williamson - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped in at the Pancake Breakfast at the Williamson/Sodus Airport during the Williamson Apple Blossom Festival. Senator Nozzolio is a long time supporter of the airport and the Williamson Flying Club.
Pictured left to right are: Tom Henderson; Chris Karpenko; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bill Bach; Joe Ebert, President of the Williamson Flying Club; and Lance Merritt, club Vice President.
New York State is holding over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours! A simple internet search is all it takes to see if there are unclaimed funds in your name.
Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?
Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.
Newark - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution that he prepared and enacted in the New York State Senate commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Arcadia Hose Company No. 2. Senator Nozzolio presented the formal Resolution during the Department's annual banquet.
Pictured left to right are: Gerry VanDeWalle, Fire Chief; Peter Blandino, Mayor of the Village of Newark; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Orintha Orbaker, Past President of the Auxillary; Don Snow, Department President and Dick Colacino, Arcadia Town Supervisor.
May 24, 2010For Immediate ReleaseNew York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Celebrates El Diario la Prensa’s Editorial
New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is deeply honored to receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Recognition from the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee, despite El Diario la Prensa’s recent editorial disappointment in this selection.
In response to El Diario la Prensa’s editorial that appeared in their Saturday, May 22 edition,Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement: