Senator Farley Salutes St. Mary's Officials For New Canjo Facility

St. Mary’s Hospital hosted a grand opening and dedication of its new Erie Boulevard health care center on July 2nd.


French Festival Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Sen. Aubertine commends the hard work and vision that make the festival a success

CAPE VINCENT (July 3, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) today encouraged people to attend the Cape Vincent French Festival’s 40th Anniversary celebration and applauded the work done by volunteers to make the event a success over the past four decades.


Have A Safe And Happy Independence Day

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reflects on the birth of this nation and New York State's role in the development of our nation.

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.


Senator Malcolm A. Smith Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Red Fern Community Center Re-opening

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) will be joined by local elected officials and community organizations as they re-open the Red Fern Community Center. The center will offer residents, especially the youth, recreational programs during the summer months. This initiative is a part of Operation S.N.U.G.  and was largely due to community outcry following the fatal shooting of 15-year old Brandon Bethea.


Youth Program Gets Backing From State Senator


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Raymond Boye was a 17-year-old high school student with a 60 grade point average. He was not involved in extracurricular activities and was not active in his Park Hill community. But last September, all of that changed.


Opposing The Conversion Of GHI/HIP To The For-Profit Emblemhealth

Honorable Eric R. DinalloSuperintendentNew York State Insurance Department25 Beaver StreetNew York, NY 10004

Dear Superintendent Dinallo:

With the 2008 Legislative Session behind us, I understand the New York State Insurance Department will be continuing its consideration of the proposed conversion of GHI/HIP to the for-profit entity EmblemHealth, Inc. I am deeply concerned about the impact this conversion would have on many of my constituents and GHI/HIP members throughout New York State.


Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Planning Commission's Hearing Regarding The Whitney Museum Expansion And High Line Park Maintenance And Operations Facility

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which the Whitney Museum of American Art's proposed museum and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's proposed maintenance and operations facility for the High Line public open space are located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Planning Commission (CPC) today.


Senator Parker Fights Against Mortgage Discrimination

New York, NY July 2, 2008--  On the NAACP’s National Day of Action, Senator Parker joined the NAACP Brooklyn Branch and other elected officials on the city hall steps to fight against discriminatory mortgage lending.


Martin Tankleff And Other Exonerees And Legal Experts Testify At Senate Democratic Forum On Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Exonoree speaks for first time in public about his nearly 20-year long ordeal



'Lawn Litter Law' Final Rules Established

With the Department of Sanitation set to unveil the final rules for the ‘Lawn Litter Law’ for the City of New York, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he has been informed that the provision requiring homeowners to have the complaint form notarized has been removed.

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