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Senior Roundtable Breakfast: Caregiving Conversation with Jane Gross

Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors is a 5-part program that provides an opportunity for constituents to come together to explore life issues that are relevant across the age span.

This year we will be looking at Caregiving and all its aspects. The first session of this popular program will take place on Thursday morning, November 20th, at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. The program runs from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Bagels and coffee will be served.

November 20, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Alex Wheeler as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Alex Wheeler of the Geneva Fire Department. Congratulations Alex and thank you for your service and dedication to Geneva and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Alex and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

November 17, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Alex Wheeler as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Alex Wheeler of the Geneva Fire Department. Congratulations Alex and thank you for your service and dedication to Geneva and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Alex and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

November 17, 2014
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HRCA Press Conference & Community Rally

(Yonkers - November 15th) Senator Stewart-Cousins at a protest outside 382 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers with members of the Hudson River Community Association. A former grocery store location, which has been vacant for over 20 years, is a site considered by Family Dollar for a new store. The Senator and other protesters think that this neighborhood and location could be better served and want the Yonkers Zoning Board and our local elected officials to know their position. 

November 17, 2014
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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is #1

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is #1

November 17, 2014
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Senator Serrano Helps Make Food Donation in East Harlem

East Harlem, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano and Senator Liz Krueger joined the Turkish Cultural Center in delivering 1,500 pounds of food to the New York Common  Pantry. The generous donation by the Turkish Cultural Center was part of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice. This year's donation represents a 50 percent increase from last year's donation and will help feed more than 1,250 families.

November 17, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to Hold Monday Morning Rally Supporting Fresh Direct

November 16, 2014

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to Hold Monday Morning Rally Supporting Fresh Direct

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a Rally on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:30AM on the Steps of the Bronx County Courthouse (located at 851 Grand Concourse & 161st Street) to support Fresh Direct's plans to move to the Bronx.

November 16, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of November 17, 2014 ~ 'A tradition of giving'

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, "A tradition of giving"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the November 16th Leader]

November 16, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Festivities

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined members of the community and elected officials at the New York Botanical Garden's Annual Holiday Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting celebrations.

November 15, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: Avella decries DEC plan

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to deny the Queens Development Group’s application for Brownfield Cleanup Program tax credits on its Willets Point Phase One property.About a year ago, the QDG entered a contract with the city Economic Development Corp., which requires the QDG to clean up the property. As part of the plan, the developer received a capital grant commitment of taxpayer funds for $99 million, of which $40 million is intended to pay the cleanup costs.

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND PIETRO’S FIGHT ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A COMMUNITY PAJAMA PARTY TO FIGHT DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with Pietro’s Fight, in announcing a fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’S for PJ”, set for December 18th, to help in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Senator Golden was joined by Pietro Joseph Scarso, his parents Dayna and Manni, Pietro’s Fight Co-Chair Samantha Altilio, and Aimee Pomaro, representing Tiny Tots Playhouse.

 

November 14, 2014
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AVELLA DEMANDS ACTION AGAINST BUSINESSES ILLEGALLY OCCUPYING CITY STREETS

(COLLEGE POINT, Queens) Today, Senator Tony Avella joined local residents and members of the 28th Avenue Block Association in College Point at a press conference calling on the City to take action against commercial businesses who have taken over the street and sidewalk with construction materials and other debris.

November 14, 2014
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AVELLA TAKES ACTION & COLLEGE POINT GETS CLEAN-UP

(College Point, QUEENS) Last month, State Senator Tony Avella called on the City to take action against commercial businesses in College Point who had completely taken over the street and sidewalk with construction materials and other debris.

 

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT FOLLOWING RECENT REPORTS OF STATE TAX DEBT COLLECTION SCAMS

Scammers Impersonating Debt Collectors, Pocketing Debt Payments

Senator Andrew Lanza today issued a consumer alert following recent reports of bogus tax debt collection scams. The New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate has reported recent fraudulent activity by scammers posing as debt collectors seeking to settle alleged outstanding state tax debts. The scammers are pressuring consumers into sending payments via money order to satisfy debts that the consumers may not actually owe.

November 14, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: Cease and desist bill set for Albany - Avella wants entire borough of Queens included in updated list

Realtors beware. If state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has his way, real estate solicitations may become a thing of the past in Queens.

Avella announced on Monday that he will introduce a bill in Albany to add the entire borough to the cease and desist list, which will allow all Queens residents to opt out of receiving unwanted real estate calls, mailings and ads.

Under the present state law, only certain neighborhoods deemed eligible by the state can qualify as cease and desist areas. Residents must show excessive distribution of real estate solicitations to qualify.

November 14, 2014
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Times Ledger: Borough War Veterans Honored

Borough war veterans were honored in different ceremonies to recognize their service to the United States.

Three Korean War veterans and three Vietnam War veterans were honored by state Sen. Tony Avella (D_Bayside) a day before Veterans Day for their “outstanding service and contribution” to the United States.

November 14, 2014
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Kent, Sergeant William Nichols

Sergeant Nichols began his service in the United States Army serving during WWII, where he proudly served as a Sergeant in Austria, in the Signal Corp. Upon his return to the United States, he worked on his families Dairy Farm and eventually opened his own business repairing radios. He is happily married to his wife Mary, and have three grown children that he is most proud of. Sergeant Nichols served as Councilman and Supervisor for the Town of Kent and on the Putnam County Board of Supervisors. He was State Chairman of the NYS Forest Practices Board and Regional Chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Board which he is still serving on today. Sgt.

November 14, 2014
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Snow Removal for Seniors Returns - Currently Seeking Volunteers!

Senator Avella has announced that his “Snow Removal for Seniors” program, which provides snow removal for senior citizens, will return for its third year. As winter approaches, the program is currently seeking volunteers.

November 14, 2014
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Cortlandt, Sergeant Rudolph J. Grexa

Sergeant Grexa was born March 1, 1930 in The Bronx. In 1944, he contracted polio dashing his dreams of attending West Point Academy. He graduated from the Manhattan School of Aviation Trade in 1948, then proceeded to work in a machine shop until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 11, 1951 with 3 C classification. Although he had suffered polio in his right leg, he had recovered enough through the medication he was taking to be able to pass the minimal physical for induction into the service.

November 13, 2014
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