Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen victim services and raise awareness of domestic violence, Senator Nozzolio recently met with members of the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. The members discussed with Senator Nozzolio ways to preserve services, promote safety and protect the rights of domestic violence victims.
“Today, The New York Times announced that State Supreme Court Justice Joan B. Lobis is reversing the New York City decision to close 19 schools, ruling that education officials failed to process proper paperwork.
“This is great news for our children, schools and administrators who deserve a second chance to inspire our youth and improve the education system. While I acknowledge some of these schools were performing below an acceptable standard, we need to ensure that they are addressing the problems and not giving up on them.
Over 100 volunteers donated their time and efforts on an Arbor Day Recognition Project to care for the trees on the grounds of the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale. Members of the Long Island Aboricultural Association (LIAA) spent the day removing dead and diseased trees and branches, and pruning healthy trees at the National Cemetery as part of their ongoing effort to care for and preserve Long Island’s trees and shrubs. A ceremonial tree planting was part of the day's events.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently hosted Charles and Colin Tekverk, who are both members of Boy Scout Troop 75 of Kings Park as part of their efforts to achieve the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. The meeting with Senator Flanagan helped the boys satisfy one of the requirements of the badge as they strive to become Eagle Scouts.