Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Holds Medicare Enrollment Awareness Event; Helps seniors maximize coverage and reduce costs

(Yonkers, NY) - Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the Medicare Rights Center held a “Medicare Enrollment Awareness” event at the YWCA in Yonkers. The current enrollment period will last through the end of March. During this time, older adults are able to change their plan to maximize their coverage and reduce their deductibles or other costs.

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Four Island Pols Keep an Eye on Brooklyn

Staten Island Advance4 Island pols keep an eye on B'klyn By Judy L. Randall

It's a daily juggling act that can prove daunting -- especially on days when your presence is expected at two must-go-to parades held at the exact same time miles away and a bridge apart.

That bridge would be the Verrazano-Narrows, which adds to the logistical challenges facing the four Staten Island elected officials whose bi-borough districts include portions of Brooklyn.

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State Senator Duane Joins Senator Schumer, Local Elected Officials and Advocates to Preserve Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village As Haven for Middle Class

SCHUMER LEADS RALLY WITH STUYVESANT TOWN AND PETER COOPER VILLAGE TENANTS TO PRESERVE MASSIVE COMPLEX AS HAVEN FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES IN NEW YORK Schumer, Garodnick, Duane Make Direct Appeal to Heads of Fannie and Freddie; Agencies Are Best Hope to Keep Complex Middle Class As They Are the Largest Creditors Fannie and Freddie Have Leverage Over Servicer CW Capital who Lawmakers Insist Must Install New Management that Keeps Building Affordable and Not Let Building Maintenance and Repairs Slip During Transition and Sale

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June 1 start to N.Y. fiscal year urged

By CARA MATTHEWSThere is a push from some lawmakers to change the state's fiscal year from April 1 to June 1.Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, chairperson of the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform, says the change would make a big difference. Having a fiscal year that begins before the April 15 filing deadline for income-tax returns means the governor and lawmakers put together the budget without the most complete information on state revenues, she said.

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States Taking the Lead Addressing Concussions

As dozens of state lawmakers consider legislation to improve awareness and treatment of concussions in youth sports, the movement is resembling a music style or weather pattern: what started in the Pacific Northwest is wafting across the United States.

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Pols pressuring B’klyn Hts Montessori to keep its Little Room open

A group of Brooklyn-based elected officials are trying to use their political clout to stop a prominent preschool for special needs children from closing.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Councilmembers Steve Levin and Brad Lander fired off a letter yesterday to the head of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, asking the school’s board to reconsider its decision to close the Little Room preschool beginning in August.

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A letter from NYS Senator Eric Adams, establishing a District Parent Advisory Group - Click 'Read More' Below

A letter from NYS Senator Eric Adams, establishing a District Parent Advisory Group:

January 29, 2010 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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Violence Against Nurses

News FromNew York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: January 30, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PROTECTION FOR NURSES

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D

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