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October Is Fire Safety Month

Tomorrow, Oct. 1st, kicks off October is National Fire Prevention Month. As part of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

Senator Farley said it is important that everyone in your family knows to call 911 to report a fire or other emergency. Have your children practice what they would say on the phone in case of a real emergency. Families are encouraged to practice fire drills at least twice a year, including holding a family drill at night with all the lights out and doors closed.


Senator Serrano Provides IDNYC Information Session During his Bronx Constituent Services Hours

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted another successful IDNYC information session during his Bronx Constituent Services Hours at the Roberto Clemente Senior Services Office in River Park Towers. Over 100 people applied for IDNYC.

"IDNYC is a great way to connect with all of New York City's wonderful arts and cultural organizations for free," said Senator Serrano. "The success of this event indicates the need for a resource like this in our City. Many thanks to all of the residents who joined us and the wonderful IDNYC staff for making this event a success."


Senator Farley Highlights Buddy Walk

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was happy to again participating in the Buddy Walk on Sept. 27th. It is an annual tradition that he enjoys and it is certainly a good cause.


Senator Serrano Applauds the Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing Building in his District

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano applauded the groundbreaking of a new affordable residential building in his district.  Settlement Housing Fund, New Settlement Apartments and their project partners celebrated the groundbreaking of their 18th residential development at New Settlement Apartments. This 60-unit energy efficient building on Walton Avenue in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx will be affordable to low- and moderate-income families, including 9 who are homeless, and will include outdoor space as well as ground floor space for the neighboring New Settlement College Access Center.  


Senator Serrano Joins Council Member Gibson's "Know Your Rights" Housing Workshop in The Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano co-hosted a "Know Your Rights" housing workshop organized by Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson with the Urban Justice Center at the Hope of Israel Senior Center. The workshop focused on evictions and how to protect yourself from getting evicted and what you should do if you find yourself in that situation. 

"Knowledge is power and knowing your rights is extremely critical when facing a housing issue," said Senator Serrano. "This is why I feel it is important to understand housing laws and how they protect tenants. Many thanks to the Urban Justice Center for arming my constituents with the tools they need to fight an unfair eviction and stay in their homes."


23-Mile Northville-Placid Trail Rerouting Now Complete

More than 23 miles of new trail on the famed Northville-Placid Trail route are open for public recreation in the Adirondacks, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. The new trail reroutes eliminate 15.5 miles of road walking along the route.


Senator Serrano Commends Governor Cuomo for Helping Protect Roberto Clemente State Park from Extreme Weather Conditions

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano commended Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his support in helping protect Roberto Clemente State Park from extreme weather conditions. Governor Cuomo announced the start of construction of $35 million in projects to transform Roberto Clemente State Park with a greener, more storm-resilient waterfront along the Harlem River. This investment will help protect the park and neighborhood from flooding, as well as renovate the park's upper plaza to create a more welcoming gateway for park visitors. 

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