MTA’s $7 Million Dog House

I was beyond stunned when I read the NY Post article that described the MTA’s plan to build a $7 million dog house.  I’ll repeat that just in case you missed it:  a $7 million dog house.  It’s not close to April 1st, so I can assure you; this is no April fools joke. 

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Senator Flanagan Visits AHRC Of Suffolk

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently toured the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) Suffolk Chapter's Work Center in Bohemia.  Senator Flanagan's was invited to the facility by AHRC vocational participant Cristen Mic

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Albany hearing on NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Plan live at noon

Watch it here.

To comment on the future of New York's roads and bridges visit here.

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New York State Fun Facts Booklet

SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES YOU TO GO WALKING IN “A WINTER WONDERLAND”

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing a special two day “Winter Wonderland” event designed to ring in the holiday season within our neighborhood. The event is being co-sponsored by CERT 1 NYC, the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force and Adelphi Academy.Senator Marty Golden stated, “The holidays are a great time to reflect on the past year and enjoy quality time with friends and family that are always not so easy to see year round.

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Letter To Governor Paterson RE: DRP

Dear Governor Paterson: In our negotiations to date, Senate Democrats have agreed to more than $1 billion in cuts to your agencies and in local assistance reductions.  We have advocated cutting with care, and are committed to working with you in the coming days to balance our budget in a way consistent with our values and the public interest. Two months ago, you convened a meeting of the legislative leaders, and properly identified New York’s growing fiscal deficit as a significant problem for the state. 

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Hope for the Wrongfully Convicted

By John EligonIn a recent 79-page decision, a Manhattan judge could well have stopped after the first four sentences of his concluding paragraph and still conveyed his main point: that Fernando Bermudez was no longer guilty of murder.

Instead, the judge, Justice John Cataldo of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, tacked on a fifth sentence that ended with two powerful words: “actual innocence.”

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