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NYS Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend Award Recipients

(Albany - February 14th) Senator Stewart-Cousins, along with Assemblymember Gary Pretlow, congratulated the award recipients during the NYS Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend: Gail Wright Sirman (right center) who received the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Dr. Olivia Hooker, the Honorable Delores Scott Brathwaite (center) who received The Joseph L. Galiber Award, and Dennis Hanratty (left center) who received Housing and Economic Development Award.

February 16, 2015
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Medical Complex

On one of the coldest days of the year, Sen. Ortt helped to break ground on a new medical complex Saturday. The state of the art facility on Porter Road in the Town of Niagara is the new home for Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare's Niagara Medical and Ambulatory Surgical Park (MAP). 

February 14, 2015
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2015 CONSTITUENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Your opinion matters to me!

Many of these issues are likely to come before the state legislature this year and your feedback will help me best represent the residents and families of Monroe and Ontario counties.

 

February 14, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Tours Aquarium of Niagara's Ongoing Improvements

Sen. Ortt toured the Aquarium of Niagara as the renovation process continues. The expansion of the penguin and shark exhibit is expected to bring more tourists to Niagara Falls.  

February 13, 2015
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Supportive Housing Advocates Meet with Senator Montgomery

Supportive housing advocates from Brooklyn and Citywide request Senator Montgomery's support of $2.46 million for the NYS Supportive Housing Program; $30,000 for a 2% increase for supportive housing direct service staff; and$5 miilion for the Solutions to End Homelessness Program.  They coalition of advocates also asking for an additional $99 million for the Office of Mental Health, which includes $43 million for 17,000 units of Supported Housing, $24 million for 3,000 units of CR/SRO housing, $3 million for 2,700 units of SP/SRO Housing, and securing an expanded statewide NY/NY 4 agreement of 30,000 units in NYC with 15,000 new construction units in NYC, and 5,000 new construction for the rest of the state over a ten-year pe

February 13, 2015
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Supportive Housing Advocates Meet with Senator Montgomery

Supportive housing advocates from Brooklyn and Citywide request Senator Montgomery's support of $2.46 million for the NYS Supportive Housing Program; $30,000 for a 2% increase for supportive housing direct service staff; and$5 miilion for the Solutions to End Homelessness Program.  They coalition of advocates also asking for an additional $99 million for the Office of Mental Health, which includes $43 million for 17,000 units of Supported Housing, $24 million for 3,000 units of CR/SRO housing, $3 million for 2,700 units of SP/SRO Housing, and securing an expanded statewide NY/NY 4 agreement of 30,000 units in NYC with 15,000 new construction units in NYC, and 5,000 new construction for the rest of the state over a ten-year pe

February 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month - a month to celebrate achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions to our community, state and country. New Yorkers have always led the way for social, artistic, cultural, and political change and the history of African Americans in New York is certainly no different. Please join me in in celebrating Black History Month as we pay homage to the past and set our sights on the future for this great state and all who live here.

February 13, 2015
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February 2015 Newsletter – African-American History

Please click the file below to view the African-American History Newsletter.

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2015 African-American History

February 12, 2015
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SCHOOL'S OUT; WE'RE IN! PRESIDENTS' WEEK 2015 - PROGRAMS FOR ALL AT GREENBELT CONSERVENCY

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, HIKERS AND RUNNERS

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 amThe Presidents Behind the Parks Hike

February 12, 2015
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Trailers soon to be removed from PS 19

As reported by Queens Chronicle,

PS 19 was overcrowded when Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) was a student there.

As a temporary solution in 1994, the Department of Education placed trailers at the school located at 98-2 Roosevelt Ave. in Corona. But the trailers are still there and the issue of the school’s overcrowding has not been addressed.

Until now.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, education and elected officials announced last Friday that the school would be getting an extension as part of the School Construction Authority’s 2015-19 capital plan and that the trailers would be removed from the campus next year.

For full article, click here.

February 12, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST SANDY RECOVERY INFORMATION SESSION

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting a Sandy Recovery Information Session on Saturday, February 14th,

1:00pm – 4:00pm at the AOH Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue. 

This information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with NYC Build it Back, the Neighborhood Housing Services Foreclosure Intervention, as well as information available regarding flood & homeowner insurance, low-interest home repair loans and grants.  

February 12, 2015
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Niagara County American Legion Shows its Patriotism

The Niagara County American Legion showed their patriotism at a gathering at the Sikora Post in North Tonawanda. From left to right, Sen. Rob Ortt stands next to North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, American Legion of New York Commander Frank Peters, and American Legion of New York, District 8 Former Commander John Long.

February 12, 2015
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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Notification issued 2/12/15 at 3:00 PM. The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday, February 13th and Saturday February 14th to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.

To view this message in American Sign Language (ASL) with audio and subtitles, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4YXMLzpUII.

February 12, 2015
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN COLBERG, JR. ON BEING HONORED AT THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD TEA CEREMONY

Michael Strasburg, representing Senator Martin Golden, presenting Certificate of Achievement to John Colberg, Jr. for being recognized as the Honoree at the International Brotherhood Tea Ceremony at P.S./I.S. 104 in Bay Ridge for being an Outstanding Member of the Community.

February 12, 2015
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Help Protect Our Second Amendment Rights!

SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights

February 12, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes United States Presidents

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! Today, Feb. 12th, is the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well as his years as President of this Nation. Presidents’ Day, honoring him and all our Presidents, is Monday, Feb. 16th.

Families may want to visit the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State. Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers who became President. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York.

February 12, 2015
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Senator Venditto Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month - a month to celebrate achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions to our community, state and country. Please join me in in celebrating Black History Month as we pay homage to the past and set our sights on the future for this great state and all who live here.

Explore New York's Path Through History 

African American History Month

Town of Babylon's 27th Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 12, 2015
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In the News: Westchester’s Black Leaders—And The Black Leaders That Inspired Them (Source: Westchester Magazine)

Source: Westchester Magazine

In honor of Black History Month, Senator Stewart-Cousinns spoke to Westchester Magazine about who inspired her, "Mary McLeod Bethune is an inspiration to me, with her remarkable life’s path and the rich legacy of education, civil rights, leadership, and political activism she left behind. With $1.50 and five students, she began a small school in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904 that became Bethune-Cookman University.

February 12, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: Another abandoned site and no action

It seems to happen all too often in Queens. Frustrated neighbors get no help from the city concerning abandoned houses with overgrown yards, boarded-up windows and owners who are also derelict in paying their taxes.

One such site that has been on state Sen. Tony Avella’s radar for five years is located at 80-44 233 St. in Queens Village. The two-level structure was built in 1930.

February 12, 2015
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