Sen. Farley Joins Gov. Spitzer In Announcing Upstate Economic Development Projects

Governor Eliot Spitzer announced today that the Office for Small Cities and Empire State Development (ESD) are providing more than $1.1 million in economic development aid to help businesses in Schenectady, St. Lawrence and Wayne Counties create and retain nearly 160 jobs. The funding will help local businesses provide health care and other benefits, upgrade facilities and equipment, and invest in workforce training.

The state grants have been awarded to Newton Falls Fine Paper, LLC in Clifton, CEL Packing, LLC in Wolcott, and Duanesburg Area Community Center, Inc. in Duanesburg.

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The Fourth Annual East Harlem Arts Festival

East 106th Street overflowed with beautiful art, delicious food and crowds of people for the Fourth Annual East Harlem Arts Festival, hosted by Senator Serrano and Manhattan Community Board 11.Music, dance and theatrical performances graced the Third Avenue Stage, where featured groups included Zon del Barrio, The Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Star Quartet and the Mexican music and dance troupe Semilla.This year’s festival also included a fabulous fashion show by local designer Nicole Romano, whose work has appeared in "Sex in the City" and a variety of magazines.

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Senator Golden Announces Train Noise And Lights No Longer Disturbing Residents

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that train noise and lights, of the B train subway cars staged on East 15th Street between Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue Z, will no longer disturb Brooklyn residents. Senator Marty Golden received numerous complaints from local residents in regard to the overnight and weekend staging of these trains at this location.

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Local Elected Leaders Applaud Increased Funding For NYCHA

New York, NY – On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Governor Spitzer signed legislation that will significantly increase state funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), and provide desperately needed support for thousands of New York City families. The bills S.4329 (Lanza) and A.7905 (López) makes the amount the State pays to NYCHA for residents that receive public assistance equal to the amount it pays to private landlords who also house public assistance recipients.

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Thompson Announces $5.45 Million In Wny Housing Initiatives

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Erie & Niagara Counties), is eager to announce the securing a combination of approximately $5.45 million in grant funding and low-income housing credits for multiple housing initiatives and projects within Western New York. The funding sources are the New York State Department of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation.There are a total of five (5) Western New York projects that will receive state agency funding.

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Senator Larkin Announces $20,000 State Grant For City Of Newburgh Senior Services

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has successfully secured state funding for a special project to assist seniors in the City of Newburgh.

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Klein Mingles With Crowd At Summer Concert Series

BRONXVILLE-Dropping by one of his Summertime Symphonies, Senator Klein met with residents of Bronxville as they enjoyed an evening of free music performed by Jason Nazzaro. Senator Klein addressed the eager crowd, speaking of his own love of music and the pleasure of summer nights. The concert was one in a series that the Senator is sponsoring yet again, throughout the 34th senate district.

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Senator Volker Announces Energy Efficiency Grant For Roycroft Campus

(DEPEW, N.Y.) New York State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY will receive a $150,000 grant to facilitate implementation of two energy efficiency projects.

"The Roycroft Campus is without question a historical jewel right in our backyard," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "These state financial resources will provide energy-saving improvements that will provide significant savings and allow this impressive facility to run efficiently and effectively for the foreseeable future.

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Lawmakers Hear From Victims Of Predatory Lending Scams

Victims of predatory lending scams told their stories to a group of state lawmakers Tuesday. It was the fourth in a series of hearings held statewide to give officials a chance to learn more about how they can help. Experts blame predatory lending for Staten Island’s high foreclosure rate – the highest in the five boroughs. Local resident Trudy Scafiddi says she was misled when taking a loan and now she's paying the price. "We have a mortgage of $2,700 that we just cannot afford and we need the help,” she said.

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Golden Welcomes Homeland Security Hearing To Fort Hamilton Army Base

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J.

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