STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Andrew Lanza has asked Gov. David Paterson to amend the state's request for disaster assistance relief from March storm floods to include aid to homeowners. Last month, President Obama declared six counties in New York state, including Richmond County, eligible to receive assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. But at Paterson's behest, the aid goes to localities to rebuild damaged infrastructure and public facilities, not to individual homeowners or renters.
Senator Dean G. Skelos, Assemblyman Bob Barra, and Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino attended the Village of East Rockaway’s Annual Baseball Day Parade and ballgames at John’s Street Athletic Field in East Rockaway.
SENATE REPUBLICANS WILL PROVIDE VOTES TO ENSURE PASSAGE OF SENATE LEGISLATION TO RAISE CHARTER SCHOOL CAP
Says Democrat Inaction Has Already Cost State $700M in Federal Funds
Senate Republicans will provide the votes necessary to ensure passage of Senate legislation to raise the charter schools cap from 200 to 460 when Democrat Conference Leader John Sampson finally brings the bill to the floor for a vote later today. The measure would improve educational accountability for parents and provide expanded opportunities for students all across the State, Republicans noted.
(STATEN ISLAND) — State Senator Diane J. Savino hosted, Friday, April 30th, the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”, originally scheduled for February, but postponed due to weather conditions. The event, co-sponsored by the College of Staten Island and Con Edison, featured keynote speaker NYC Council member Debi Rose, who is the first African American elected official in Staten Island. Councilmember Rose screened a video her office produced, depicting both historical and everyday heroes.
On April 28, 2010 Senator Bonacic met with USMA Cadet Lee Wakeman (Class of 2012) from Wallkill, NY. Cadet Wakeman is a 2008 graduate of Chapel Field Christian High School and is currently majoring in Philosophy at West Point. Here Senator Bonacic and Cadet Wakeman are pictured during a breakfast reception for West Point day in Albany.
Photo left to right: YES Mentor Maryanne McGrath; Jeremie Rosario; Blas Merino; Duncan Camacho; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Ashlee Ryan; Ashley Anderson; Claudine Mompremier; and YES Staff Member Kijafa Woods.
Senator Owen Johnson welcomed students from the YES After School Program in Bay Shore recently. They visited his Babylon Office to learn more about his job as an elected official.
Photo left to right: Annmarie LaRosa, Vice President, Board of Education; PAWS 2010 Honoree Gary Koffsky (Outstanding Community Member); Senator Owen H. Johnson; PAWS 2010 Honoree Dr. Beth Virginia Blau, Superintendent of Schools (Outstanding Educator); and Steve Gellar, President, Board of Education.
Senator Owen H. Johnson was proud to be among those honoring PAWS 2010 award recipients at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon Village on Friday, March 12, 2010.
I have been privileged to know Senator Dale Volker for several years, and many members of this chamber, like me, will miss his camaraderie, unique sense of humor, and absolute devotion to the people of this state.
Left to right: Steven Stern, Suffolk Co. Legislator, 16th L.D.; Louis D’Amaro, Suffolk Co. Legislator, 17th L.D.; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Audrey Jacullo, Member, Board of Education; Joanie Zangerle, President, PTA Council; Janet Meyerson, President, Board of Education; Assemblyman Robert Sweeney; Dwayne Gregory, Suffolk Co. Legislator, 15th L.D.; James Shinnick, Member, Board of Education; Tony Martinez, Councilman, Town of Babylon; Barbara Leun, Vice President, Board of Education; Dr. Robert Aloise, Superintendent; and Selina Durio, President, North Babylon Teachers Association.