Issues: Miscellaneous

Legislative Update: March 21, 2011

Senator Maziarz talks about Verizon pulling out of Western New York, the special election in the 26th Congressional District, the Senate's approval of the ReCharge NY program, and his repeated calls for the OCFS Commissioner to either resign or be fired.

March 22, 2011
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Online Petition: Do You Support the Division of New York into two Separate States?

Yes, I support Senator Robach's legislation to provide for a referendum on the question "Do you  support  the division of New York into two separate states?".

March 22, 2011
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Senator Gianaris on WAMC's Capitol Connection

I was on WAMC's Capitol Connection, hosted by Alan Chartock, to discuss the need to bring real reform to Albany. You can listen to the interview here.

March 22, 2011
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Senator Farley & Catholic Charities Family Room's Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be co-hosting his annual health fair with Catholic Charities Family Room on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the upper level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate. Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s office to obtain brochures and weblinks on health topics.

April 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Staten Island Ferry Report Card

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the “Staten Island Ferry Report Card”. Your opinions matter! Please mark the answers to the questions as indicated and click submit.

March 21, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN PLANS SERIES OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS THROUGHOUT DISTRICT IN APRIL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a series of community town hall meetings for the residents of his district throughout the month of April. The town hall meetings are scheduled for April 6th, 7th and 13th and all begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

*Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights residents are invited to attend a neighborhood town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Boulevard.

 

*Bensonhurst and Gravesend residents are invited to a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011 to be held at Intermediate School 228, located at 228 Avenue S.

 

March 21, 2011
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March is American Red Cross Month: Senator Breslin Urges Humanitarianism & Community Involvement

Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | eschneid@nysenate.govMarch 21, 2011(Albany, NY)-Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is reminding New Yorkers that March is American Red Cross Month, and encouraging all New Yorkers to help their communities and not-for-profits like the Red Cross. American Red Cross Month is a longstanding tradition marking the important work of the organization which has provided critical assistance during people’s time of need for more than 125 years.

March 21, 2011
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Senator Díaz Responds to NY Post - March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

 

Ms. Candice M. Giove

NYPost

1211 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036-8790

 

Dear Ms. Giove:

Thank you for your article “See Spot owner run to class,” which was published in the NY Post on Sunday, March 20, 2011. It is always gratifying to receive acknowledgement when legislation is publicized. As you know, this year, I have introduced more than one hundred pieces of legislation, some of them dealing with solving the State’s fiscal crisis (see below).

March 21, 2011
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Tourism ideas discussed at Willard Mountain in Washington County

Assemblyman Tony Jordan (left) and Senator Betty Little hosted a tourism roundtable at Willard Mountain on Thursday, March 3.  The meeting brought together area businesses and economic developers to discuss the importance of regional tourism efforts and how they can benefit all businesses. The discussion focused on networking and collaboration to increase regional tourism and capitalize on the increasing momentum of the Buy Local movement.

March 21, 2011
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Lewiston resident named to State Real Estate Appraisal Board

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Anthony P. Girasole, a Principal with Brisbane Consulting Group in Buffalo, has been chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal.  This panel oversees the activities of all real estate appraisers across the state, including setting policy, monitoring Department of State appraisal activities, reviewing licensing applications, and adjudicating complaints.

March 21, 2011
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Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”, a theatrical extravaganza for the entire family. This show is presented with a cast of 52, a full orchestra of 19 pieces, and magnificent scenery at a family-friendly price! Please join us for this heartwarming musical – a show for young and old and every age in between. Performances are March 25th, 26th, 27th, April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Call 718 989-9566 for tickets or order online at www.jeffsamaha.com.

March 21, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF TINA ADOVASIO, A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE NEED TO HELP THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Senator Ball launches a Women’s Advisory Council

Senator Greg Ball (R, 40th District-Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) issued a statement on the death of a nurse and mother, Tina Adovasio, found murdered in the woods off the Taconic State Parkway after missing four days from her Bronx home.

“This is a terrible tragedy and a horrific act of violence,” Senator Greg Ball said. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Tina’s family. This tragic loss of life has robbed our community of a young, vibrant personality and a dedicated nurse.”

March 19, 2011
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RESIDENTS “LEARN THE TOOLS TO LAND THE JOB” AT SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S JOB RESOURCE EXPO

Hundreds of Residents Learn About Job Training Programs, Speak With Career Counselors, Have Their Resumes Reviewed, and More  

March 18, 2011
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Kensico Elementary School Visits Albany and Meets With Senator Stewart-Cousins

Students, parents, and teachers from Kensico Elementary School took a class trip to Albany this week and met with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins during their visit. The Senator gave the students a homework assignment— they are to research the total amount of spending in the last year’s State budget, and write to the Senator in her Albany office with the correct answer.

March 18, 2011
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KLEIN CALLS FOR ACTION TO RENEW FUNDING FOR FORECLOSURE PREVENTION SERVICES

Elected Officials and Foreclosure Prevention Providers push for immediate action in the 2012 Executive Budget

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) and Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) joined Foreclosure Prevention Providers at the Bronx County Courthouse on Friday to call for the renewal of funds for the Foreclosure Prevention Services Program in the 2012 Executive Budget.

March 18, 2011
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