Senator Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce Completion Of Two Vital Projects On Route 347

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials in announcing completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. The improvements are part of a series of projects planned to enhance safety and reduce travel delays on the Route 347 corridor by transforming the busy road into a modified boulevard and suburban greenway for 15 miles through Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven, in Suffolk County.


State Senator Jeff Klein Releases the 2015 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Throughout the month of August, Senator Klein will be sponsoring the annual Summer Concert Series, featuring local favorites like the Bronx Wanderers, Larry Chance & the Earls, and Jameson’s Revenge.

Senator Klein will be sponsoring a movie series throughout the summer as well!           


Prostate Cancer Information

Senator John Flanagan and Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program: Joining Together to Fight Prostate Cancer Free Screenings To Commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18.  


Stony Brook Children's Installs Final Beam At Topping Off Ceremony

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined the Stony Brook University community for a special “Topping Off” Ceremony for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  At the event, cheers were heard as a crane installed the final beam needed to complete the frame of the major building project on the Stony Brook Medicine campus.

Before the ceremony, the final beam was signed by patients, families, donors, elected representatives and Stony Brook Medicine leadership.


Senator Serrano Praises the Re-Opening of the High Bridge

(Bronx, NY)-  Senator Serrano praised the re-opening of the High Bridge to the public and its grand reopening festival. The festival continued the celebration of the revival of the iconic High Bridge since its closure in 1970. The High Bridge re-opened on June 9th and has since become one of the city's biggest attractions.


Senator Serrano Commends the City for Reaching Over 400,000 IDNYC Enrollments

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano applauded Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on the success of the IDNYC program, with over 400,000 New Yorkers, or 5.5% of eligible City residents, already having an IDNYC card. IDNYC launched six months ago and is now the largest municipal ID program in the country. 


Senator Serrano Celebrates the 2015 Bronx Dominican Day Parade

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano marched in the annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade, which took place along the Grand Concourse, south from East Tremont Avenue to East 167th Street in the Bronx. The parade, which is widely attended by thousands of people across all nationalities,  honors and celebrates the history and culture of the Dominican people.  


Statement from Senator Dilan | Fast Food Wage Board Recommends $15 Hourly Wage

“Throughout our state and city fast food franchises are prevalent. Often two to a block, they cater to every community, serving thousands of customers, often 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Collectively, they are among the largest employers with an ever increasing presence. There is always a need for staff and the demands placed on them is constantly growing. However, the pay neither reflects the scale of the work or the cost of living. Low-cost food and franchise gains should not ride on the back of low-cost labor,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan.

Approved  Minimum Wage Schedule

New York City (Hourly)

$10.50 | December 31, 2015

$12 | December 31, 2016

$13 | December 31, 2017


NYSDOT Announces $16.6 Million Route 112 Reconstruction Project

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll today announced that work is underway on a $16.6 million project to reconstruct State Route 112 in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. The project will improve safety and ease congestion along this busy stretch of road. 

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