Issues: Miscellaneous

12/16/2009: Holiday Open House

Senate Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson (D #19-Kings County)

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D #10-Jamaica)

New York City Councilman Leroy G. Comrie (D-Jamaica)

December 15, 2009
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Padavan Presented With The "Partners In Quality Award"

On Friday December 11, 2009 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was presented with the “Partners in Quality” Award by the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) and the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

December 15, 2009
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Padavan Attends Opening Of New Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church In Whitestone

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the grand opening of the new Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone on Sunday December 13, 2009.  The opening of the Byzantine style church marked the culmination of years of preparation and hard work.  The monumental event was attended by congregations of the church, local leaders and His Eminence Archbishop  Demetrios of America. Senator Padavan greets Archbishop Demetrios at the Consecration of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone. 

December 15, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S GRAFFITI PROGRAM MAKING QUALITY OF LIFE BETTER FOR ALL RESIDENTS


MORE THAN 600 SITES CLEANED OF GRAFFITI SINCE PROGRAM START

 

December 15, 2009
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Donor Drive for Jenn Austin

Jennifer Jones Austin is 41, a wife and mother of two children, ages 12 and 7. She is suffering from Leukemia, and is in an immediate need of a bone marrow transplant. Without a bone marrow transplant, doctors have indicated that her chances of survival are slim.

Visit savejenaustin.com for more info and to find out how you can help!

January 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SANTA CLAUS VISITS SENATOR GOLDEN AT MCKINLEY PARK CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

 

Photo - Senator Golden accepts toys donated by Public School 186 from their Parent Coordinator, Elaine Delaney, who is joined by her son.

December 15, 2009
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Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!

 Stand Up & Be Counted: The Census is Coming!An Important Message from Senator Onorato

       It’s just about that time again!  Every ten years, the Federal Censuscomes around to count the number of people in the United States andcollects population information that is used to determine funding forvarious government programs, as well as our representation in Congress.

December 15, 2009
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Statement On Deficit Reduction Plan

       “The bi-partisan Deficit Reduction Plan approved by the Senate andAssembly may have been a long time coming, but I believe the finallegislation – which closes almost $3 billion of New York State’s budget gap

December 15, 2009
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Memorial Event for Merrill Cassell

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins stands with the wife of the late Merrill Cassell as they memorialize him and announce Merrill's Law, a bill creating a 3 foot protection zone to ensure the safety of all cyclists on the road.

December 15, 2009
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Christmas tree lighting event held in McKinley Park


Senator Golden with Monsignor Peter Kain of St. Ephrem's and Santa Claus, at the annual Christmas tree lighting event held in McKinley Park on Monday, December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Fixing the Budget Crisis

Looking at the hard numbers, we cannot ignore the fact that new York State has a budget crisis.  We have to make some hard choices in the coming months and years.  In November and December, as we worked to pass a Deficit Reduction Plan, I argued strongly that we should make those choices responsibly and strategically – for example, I worked to preserve programs that brought in millions of dollars of federal stimulus funds, I argued against cutting school budgets mid-year because I believed that sudden cuts would undermine kids’ education, and I prioritized spending that would save

December 14, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & MEPHAM STUDENTS WORK TO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Students at Mepham High School, along with Principal Michael Harrington (left) and Student Council advisor Mary Corbelli (second right), deliver the toys they collected to Senator Fuschillo (center) for his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 14, 2009
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WANTAGH STUDENTS COLLECT TOYS TO HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to thank Principal Maureen Goldberg and her students for collecting toys for his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 14, 2009
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Landmark Tier V Legislation Signed at North Hempstead Town Hall

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman hosted Gov. David A. Paterson, who signed critically important legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next 30 years. 

December 14, 2009
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Recognizing Outstanding Achievement By Two William Smith College Coaches

Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently honored two Hobart & William Smith athletic coaches for their records of achievement. Senator Nozzolio presented New York State Senate Resolutions to Pat Genovese of Geneva who was recently inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Sally Scatton of Trumansburg who will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame in January.

December 14, 2009
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Funding For Greene County Pop Warner Announced

CATSKILL, 12/12/09 – Joined by players, coaches and families, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, a $5,000 senate grant toward new equipment and lighting for the Greene County Pop Warner Football league.

“The senate funding will help improve the football experience for our young men and women,” said Senator Seward.  “For many of these athletes this is their first opportunity to take part in organized athletics, a step along what can be a very rewarding path.”

December 11, 2009
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KLEIN HOLDS 15TH ANNUAL BRONX CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

KLEIN HOLDS CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

 

Senator Klein hosted his 15th Annual Bronx Christmas Tree Lighting

 

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was joined by student choirs from P.S. 83 and St. Lucy’s Grammar School, community leaders, and a special guest from the north pole for his 15th Annual Bronx Christmas Tree Lighting. The crowd enjoyed holiday music, hot cocoa and free treats.

 

 

December 11, 2009
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