Issues: Miscellaneous

EBOLA PREPAREDNESS PLAN FOR NEW YORK STATE

Today, New York State's leadership along with regional hospital and healthcare representatives outlined the State's plans for Ebola preparedness and assured New Yorkers that the State is taking every precaution to protect their health and safety. Eight hospitals statewide have been designated to treat potential patients with Ebola.

October 17, 2014
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The Truth Hurts

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 The Truth Hurts You should know that “The truth hurts” is an old saying that is used when people who engage in deception get angry when they are confronted with the facts. You should know that the life of an elected official often involves bragging about his or her achievements, and it also involves spending huge sums of money to tell their constituents how great they are. 

October 16, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA'S LEGISLATION PROTECTING YOUNG VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to protect young victims of human trafficking by granting new protections to those seeking to rebuild their lives, and gives the courts new authority to ensure these victims receive the help and treatment that they need.

October 16, 2014
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The Legal Project Honors Senator Farley

The Legal Project honored State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on Oct. 15th for his support of The Legal Project's Domestic Violence and Katheryn D. Katz Fellowship Programs.

With Senator Farley are Senator Kathy Marchione and Channel 10’s Lydia Kulbida. Senator Kathy Marchione was also honored at the luncheon and Lydia Kulbida was Mistress of Ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2014
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New York Daily News: Queens lawmaker files FAA complaint after airplane noise hits ear-splitting levels

State Sen. Tony Avella said the Port Authority and Federal Aviation Administration need to change airplanes and routes to ease excessive noise over parts of Queens. The sound of some recent flights exceeded 90 decibels.

 

October 16, 2014
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SENATORS SKELOS, HANNON AND MARTINS CALL FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EBOLA RESPONSE PLAN

 

New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Senate Majority Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) and Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) today called on state health, emergency services, and homeland security officials to immediately develop a comprehensive plan to address New York’s readiness to combat the Ebola virus. They were joined by Victor F. Politi, M.D., FACP, FACEP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NuHealth System/Nassau Health Care Corporation, and Nassau County Health Commissioner Lawrence E. Eisenstein, MD, FACP, at a press conference held at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. 

October 15, 2014
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78th Annual NYS NAACP Conference

(Tarrytown - October 11th) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins addressed the 78th Annual NYS NAACP Conference and spoke of the organization's history of fighting against racial discrimination and for equal rights, a struggle that continues today 50 years after the Civil Rights Act became law in this country. Senator Stewart-Cousins is pictured with New York State Conference NAACP President Hazel Dukes among others.

October 15, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Bill Yale as "Constituent of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week's "Constituent of the Week” Facebook recognition - Bill Yale.

Bill currently serves as Director of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Congratulations Bill!! Thank you for your outstanding service to our region.

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Bill.

http://a.pgtb.me/NFKt0d

October 15, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Kiersten Spears as "Firefighter of the Week"

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

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

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

October 15, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Local Teen's Volunteer Efforts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Clifton Park’s Katie Manuel on October 7th for her community service and volunteer achievements. Miss Manuel recently received the bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award program encourages youth to perform community service. Miss Manuel volunteered over 200 hours in 2013. She also has her junior black belt in Tae Kown Do, plays classical violin, and is a competitive tap dancer. She is also a New York State Ambassador Pre-Teen.

 

October 14, 2014
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October 31, 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES MANHASSET SCOUT ON COMPLETING EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT BENEFITTING SCIENCE MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, pictured fourth left) recently congratulated Manhasset resident Vincent Tomaselli on completing his Eagle Scout project to benefit the Science Museum of Long Island. Vincent is a member of Boy Scout Troop 71 and a junior at Manhasset High School. 

     Vincent’s Eagle Scout project was to totally refurbish the unfinished attic of the Museum’s barn so that it could be repurposed and used as the museum’s new anthropology lab. The project took approximately six months of work to complete.

October 14, 2014
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Race on the Ridge 5k

I was pleased to join the Greece Chamber of Commerce (NY) for its annual Race on the Ridge 5k and serve as the Honorary Chairperson for this year's race. Proceeds from the race benefited the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation and the Greece Performing Arts Society. Thanks to all of the runners for their participation and to all of the volunteers for their hard work!

October 14, 2014
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Hurricane Sandy Memorial

Presented by

Senator James Sanders Jr.

In Cooperation with the Rockaway YMCA

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Senator Joseph P Addabbo ~ Senator -Elect Leroy Comrie

Assemblywoman Michele Titus ~ Assemblyman David I. Weprin

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Rockaway YMCA

October 29, 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH CARLE PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICT AT HOMECOMING

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Carle Place School District at their homecoming game.

     Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, Legislator Laura Schaefer, and East Williston Deputy Mayor Bonnie Parente, also joined with district officials and students in cutting the ribbon on Carle Place High School’s brand new athletic field.

     Senator Martins (fifth left) is pictured as he helps Carle Place students, staff, and administrators officially open Carle Place High School’s new turf field. He’s joined by Assemblyman Ra, Legislator Schaefer, and Deputy Mayor Parente.

October 14, 2014
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Columbus Day: Honoring Our Italian American Heritage

On this day we honor the vision, commitment and courage of Christopher Columbus…but in so doing, we indeed honor the courageous actions of those who brought their Italian culture…along with their families… to seek the American dream and all that is the best of our Nation.

We gain inspiration by the personal story of Christopher Columbus. We all know of his significant struggles, and great achievement.

October 13, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 13, 2014 ~ 'It's going to take everybody'

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, "It's going to take everybody"

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

October 13, 2014
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NEW YORK STATE MAY OWE YOU MONEY!

You may be entitled to some of the over $12 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds.

October 10, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL AGAIN RANKED MOST CONSERVATIVE SENATOR

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has again been ranked the most Conservative Senator by the New York State Conservative Party.

The Conservative Party used a total of twenty bills to create the ranking system, awarding each member 5 points for each bill that aliened with the Conservative Party’s stance. Senator Greg Ball received an 80% score, out of a possible 100%.

October 10, 2014
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CLAY PITS POND STATE PARK PRESERVE - Fall Events Guide (October-December)

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre natural area near the southwest shore of Staten Island. Once the site of clay-mining, the Preserve today contains a mixture of unique habitats such as wetlands, fields, sandy barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. As a terminal point for some northern and southern species, the area is rich with a variety of plant and animal life.

October 10, 2014
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