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Seneca County Fair

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the annual Seneca County Fair Grounds. Senator Nozzolio enjoyed ice cream from the 4-H dairy stand and also met “Beau” the ram and his caretakers while attending the Seneca County Fair.

July 23, 2010
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Seneca County Fair

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the annual Seneca County Fair Grounds. Senator Nozzolio enjoyed ice cream from the 4-H dairy stand and also met “Beau” the ram and his caretakers while attending the Seneca County Fair.

July 23, 2010
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

 STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONORTHE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz,  will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Parade.

This event will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 23rd   from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 22, 2010
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Elected Officials, FDNY, Community Leaders, Families of Fallen Firefighters Urge Governor to Sign Legislation to Avoid Tragedies Like Deutsche Bank Fire

Hundreds of Buildings in City Don't Comply With Building and Fire Codes

Legislation Would Create First-Ever City-State Coordination to Ensure all City Buildings are Safe for First Responders

July 22, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Does the State Owe You Money?

Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.

July 22, 2010
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Owasco Watershed Lake Association's Third Annual Lake Day

AUBURN- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Owasco Watershed Lake Association’s 3rd Annual Lake Day on his continued efforts to preserve Owasco Lake's water quality. Senator Nozzolio also congratulated Ashley Kukella and Daniel Biljanoski for their dedication and commitment to the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) while working with the Blue Print II organization.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sandy Doran; member of the OWASCO Flats Nature Reserve and Blue Point II; Ashley Kukella; Daniel Biljanoski and Ann Moore, Teacher of Blue Print II’s Student Leadership Group.

July 22, 2010
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McDonald: “Get to Work and Get the Job Done!”

McDonald calls on Governor Paterson to bring the Legislature back and finish the State Budget

Albany, NY July 21, 2010 — Senator Roy McDonald today called Governor Paterson to bring members of the Senate and Assembly back to Albany and finish the New York State Budget. The budget has been past due since April 1st and it appears as if the Senate Majority would like this process to evaporate and disappear until the end of the year.

July 22, 2010
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Governor forces NYPD to delete stop-and-frisk data

Published: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12:24 AM     Updated: Saturday, July 17, 2010,

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson yesterday struck down a controversial NYPD stop-and-frisk database -- the very tool that police say helped them solve a savage crime in Port Richmond last spring.

The governor wielded his pen to eliminate the massive database of putative criminals, which included everyone whom police stopped on Staten Island and in the other boroughs, questioned, and sent on their way.

Paterson derided the former practice as "not a policy for a democracy."

State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) hailed the new law.

July 22, 2010
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Squadron’s bill would cork rowdy bars and clubs

By Michael Mandelkern

Downtown bars attract tourists and locals that howl as loud as wolves well past midnight, but the New York State Legislature is trying to help residents near the nightspots get a more peaceful night’s sleep by encouraging bars to keep the “wolves” at bay.

The state Senate passed a bill on June 24 that sets guidelines for the State Liquor Authority to revoke the licenses of routinely raucous bars and clubs.

If Governor David Paterson signs the bill — co-sponsored by state Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Robin Schimminger — into law, the S.L.A. could shut down nightspots if police are called at least six times within two months for excessive noise and disorderly conduct.

July 21, 2010
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Thompson To Host Community Leaders and Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release:July 21, 2010Contact: Ken Houston sk2houston@hotmail.com 716.854.8705

Niagara Falls, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will host his annual community stakeholders breakfast in Niagara Falls this Saturday at the John Duke Senior Center,  located at 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

The breakfast will include presentations from the following guest speakers: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Kevin Cottrell with The North Star Project, Dave Kinney with The Department of Public Works and representatives from the Niagara Falls Police Department.

July 21, 2010
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Lyons Peppermint Days 20th Anniversary

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped to acknowledge the volunteers at the annual Lyons Peppermint Days Festival which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The Peppermint Days Festival was established as a way to celebrate the history of the Hotchkiss Company. At one time the company produced over a third of all the peppermint oil manufactured in the United States.

Lyons Rotary members pictured left to right are: Stephen Sklenar; Dick VanDermark; Senator Mike Nozzolio and Dong-Gi Hong.

July 21, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

July 21, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

In a statement released today, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) celebrated the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board for its column titled: " The Spy Who Wasn't Russian, El Diario's leading lady" which appeared in the July 20th edition. Senator Díaz also joins the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board's demand for an apology for El Diario's readers.

July 21, 2010
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June 2010 Community Report

June 2010 Community ReportDear Neighbor:The following is a summary of some of my office's activities since my last community report:Albany Update:State Budget Report:The last week of June marked the official "end" of the 2010 New York State Legislative Session – yet the work is far from over. 2010 was a unique year at the Capitol since the bulk of New York’s Fiscal Year 2010-11 budget was enacted through a series of a dozen one-week budget extenders.

July 21, 2010
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July 27, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Rubén Díaz joins Community Activists for Press Conference

 

What: Press Conference to call for Community's Assistance

When: Tuesday - July 20, 2010

Time: 1pm

Where: 1400 Benson St, Bronx NY @ E. Tremont Ave

Who: The Urban Community Council, (invited .......Bronx Community Leaders, Bronx residents)

July 20, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES MARINE PARK MID-SUMMER FESTIVAL

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host the 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Festival in Marine Park at Avenue U. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 7th from 11:00 a.m-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 8th from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

“There is no better place for this event to take place than in the centerpiece of this community in Marine Park. I believe that this is the perfect way for families to fully enjoy the leisure of the summer months, while also taking part in an event that celebrates the Marine Park community,” Senator Golden noted.

July 20, 2010
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July 19, 2010
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