Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Personal shopping Safety

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Celebrating GVSHP’s Grant From Preserve New York

Also on November 20, Senator Duane was pleased to join leaders of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) at a press conference announcing the organization’s receipt of a $13,000 grant from Preserve New York, a program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts. This dedicated funding will allow GVSHP to complete research and documentation of the history of the area between 14th Street and Houston Street, Fourth Avenue/the Bowery and Avenue D in order to produce recommendations for landmark protections.

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Seeking Comprehensive Plan In Response To Proposed M8 Bus Elimination

On November 20, State Senator Duane joined State Senator-Elect Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to respond to reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has proposed completely eliminating M8 crosstown bus service from the Lower East Side to the West Village. While he recognizes that hard times call for difficult decisions, it is too soon to tell if this is the most economically prudent choice in light of community needs and the State’s fiscal crisis.

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Personal shopping Safety

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Holiday Safety For Your Home

During the Holidays, many of us enjoy decorating our homes with lights, candles and other holiday displays. Lights and other decorations make our holidays more festive and enjoyable. They also make our community brighter and help chase the Winter blues away. While these decorations are fun and festive, please keep in mind a few home safety tips.

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Senator Flanagan Moves To Speed Up Cleanup Of Nissequogue River State Park

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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Travels To Washington D.C. To Discuss Economic Stimulus Package For New York

(New York, NY)- On Wednesday, November 19th, Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith will travel to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress to discuss the new economic stimulus package. Accompanying Smith will be State Senator Jose Serrano, Federal Liaison to the Senate Democratic Conference. Smith and Serrano also plan to join Governor Paterson and Assembly Speaker Silver for select meetings throughout the day.

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Lanza: Now Is Not The Time To Raise Taxes

There is no question that we are facing very serious fiscal challenges here in New York State, but one thing is very clear – we need to cut spending and not raise taxes.

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Aubertine Disappointed With Failure To Act

Senator: Failure to modify this year’s budget could magnify the pain next year

ALBANY (November 18, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today expressed his disappointment that lawmakers returned to Albany, but took no action to modify this year’s budget to close budget gaps.

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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Announces Transition Team

(New York, NY) - Following the historic victory in which Democrats regained control of the New York State Senate for the first time in over 40 years, Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced his Transition Team. Angelo Aponte and Fran Weissberg will serve as Co-Chairs of the Transition Team. James Eagan will serve as Vice Chair and Upstate Advisor; and Hank Sheinkopf will serve as Director of Communications.

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