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GIVE YOUR TIME FOR NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

Every day, Americans across the country give back to their communities.

This week is National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), designed to recognize those who give so much and to encourage others to do the same.

Join me in saluting those who contribute their time and talent to many worthy causes, and think about joining them in support of these efforts.

April 14, 2015
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Scott Spino Foundation Honored

Congratulations to the Scott Spino Foundation for receiving the Friends of Education Award from the School Administrators Association of New York State. Geri and Jerry Spino have dedicated their lives to remembering their son Scott, a popular RCSD teacher who was tragically killed by a drunk driver, by raising money and donating books to local schools. I had the privilege of awarding Geri with the New York State Senate's Woman of Distinction Award in 2014. Once again congratulations to Geri, Jerry and everyone involved with the Scott Spino Foundation, it certainly is a well deserved recognition. 

April 14, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Volunteers

Every day, Americans across the country give back to their communities. This week is National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and it is designed to recognize those who give so much and to encourage others to do the same. For more information, visit http://www.newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov/ and http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week

April 14, 2015
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Senator Venditto Honors Eagle Scout from Troop 96 in Wantagh

Recently, Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the pleasure of congratulating Travis Kaminsky from Troop 96 in Wantagh for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle Scout is the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor and is achieved by less than 3% of Boy Scouts nationwide. Congratulations Travis!

April 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Swearing in of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce Executive Board

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to swear in the new Freeport Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. At the installation dinner Senator Venditto also congratulated outgoing Freeport Chamber of Commerce President Charles Hirschberg, Businessperson of the Year John Miles and Citizen of Year Ken Dookram.

April 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Sponsors Breast Cancer Screening Program at the North Bellmore Library

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently partnered with NU Health to provide a Breast Cancer Screening Program at the North Bellmore Library.Senator Venditto is pleased to have been able to provide this important service to our community in North Bellmore.

April 13, 2015
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Elected Officials Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals

Elected Officials Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals

Child Safe Products Act Would Require New York to Report, and Ultimately Ban, Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products 

ALBANY, NY— Today, Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-East Setauket) announced the introduction of a bill that would empower New York State to identify and phase out dangerous chemicals in products marketed to kids in New York.  

April 13, 2015
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Senator Farley Informs Constituents It Is National Library Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, noted this week is National Library Week. "Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley added. "Librarians are truly amazing people. They inspire our youth and invite them into a library where there is an adventure on every shelf." Senator Farley encourages people to use their local libraries. "Reading is a fun activity that opens the mind to all sorts of adventures," Senator Farley said. "Take the time in this upcoming week to stop in at your local library and tell the staff how great they are.”

April 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Congratulates Freeport Deputy Mayor William White

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently joined with the entire Freeport community to congratulate Freeport Deputy Mayor William White on his retirement. Senator Venditto congratulates William White for his 30 years of service to the community!

April 13, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CONGRATULATES SETH AGATA, CHAIRMAN OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATION BOARD

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Seth Agata, the new Chairman of the New York State Public Employees Relations Board at the State Capitol.  As a member of the Senate Finance committee, Senator Nozzolio supported Mr. Agata's nomination and he was confirmed by the full Senate.  Both Senator Nozzolio and Seth Agata are alumni of the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR).

April 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS KICK OFF 2015 LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Williston Park Little League in celebrating the opening day of the 2015 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.

    Senator Martins (right) is pictured throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Kelleher Field to help kick off the 2015 little league season in Williston Park.

April 13, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of April 13, 2015 ~ 'Size of budget throws shadow on public awareness'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Size of budget throws shadow on public awareness"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the April 12th Corning Leader]

April 13, 2015
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Kudos to Sen. Jose Peralta

As reported by the TimesLedger:

Although the Dream Act never made it into the state budget, its biggest booster in Albany has been able to persuade his colleagues to pass a bill cracking down on fake IDs that threaten national security.

Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) represents the ethnic melting pot along Roosevelt Avenue, which investigators call the epicenter of the counterfeit mills churning out phony green cards and Social Security cards in high demand from illegal immigrants.

For full article, click here.

April 10, 2015
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Scott Shooting May Help Reignite New York Criminal Justice Debate

As reported by the Gotham Gazette:  

Scott Shooting May Help Reignite New York Criminal Justice Debate

For full article, click here.

April 10, 2015
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Workers protest at LaGuardia

As reported by the Queens Chronicle:

Workers Protest at LaGuardia: Sen. Peralta, 32BJ Organizers Ask for Meeting; No One Comes Out

For full article, click here.

April 10, 2015
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Hudson River Community Association Neighborhood Cleanup Day & BBQ

Come out with your friends and neighbors and make some new ones. Roll up your sleeves and help make OUR neighborhood a cleaner and greener place!

The volunteers will meet at the Charter School of Educational Excellence at 260 Warburton Avenue and return their for the BBQ as well. For more information, please contact HRCA at mail@hudsonrivercommunityassociation.com or call (914) 963-2393.

April 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE NO COST MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing free mammography screenings events, in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, offered aboard a mobile care clinic that will park outside both of his district offices.

The events are scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his Bay Ridge office, located at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, and for Friday, June 12, 2015, outside his Marine Park office located at 3604 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.

No cost mammograms will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both dates. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year.

April 10, 2015
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Introduces Ariel's Law

April 9, 2015For Immediate ReleaseSenator Reverend Ruben Diaz Introduces Ariel's LawNew York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced legislation to close the loophole in municipal law to protect the public and hold municipalities liable when the employees are negligent in performing their duties causing injury or wrongful death.Senator Diaz stated: “I hope that my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly see the importance of this piece of legislation and will join me in doing away with these technicalities that hurt our families and our community.”

April 9, 2015
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