Ballfield Renamed After Fallen Police Officer Russel Timoshenko

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Congressman Vito J. Fossella (R-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Councilman James S. Oddo (R-Staten Island) announced today that upon their request, Commissioner Adrian Benepe of the New York City Parks Department will officially commemorate the life of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko by renaming the "Midland Beach Soccer Field" in his honor.

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Senate Passes Bill To Address Subprime Mortage Crisis

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive legislation (S8143-A), sponsored by Senator Hugh Farley, to address the subprime mortgage crisis in New York by immediately assisting homeowners who are facing foreclosure from losing their homes while implementing critical reforms designed to help prevent them from losing their homes in the future.

The legislation is the result of an agreement reached between the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly, and announced publicly last week.

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Senator Krueger Appointed to the State Senate's Task Force on NYC School Governance Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference this week to announce the establishment of the NYC School Governance Task Force.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect the State's 2002 legislation establishing "Mayoral Control" has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force is scheduling a series of six public hearings over the next few months, with two in Manhattan and one in each of the other boroughs.

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Women Of Distinction Display To Be At Ft. Hunter Canal Days On July 12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that his exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, labor, education and social reform have earned them recognition as "Women of Distinction" will be on display at the Fort Hunter Canal Days on Saturday, July 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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SENATOR YOUNG WOODLANDS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

ALBANY –  Legislation that clarifies the law allowing farmers to rightfully manage and harvest woodland lots in conjunction with their overall farm management plan, has passed both houses of the legislature and awaits consideration by Governor Paterson, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) has announced.

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Statewide Listening Tour Launches Operation S.n.u.g. Anti-crime Initiative In Buffalo

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Teams Up with Upstate Community and Police in Public Awareness Campaign to ‘Stop the Violence’

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NYS Senator Parker Announces New Press Secretary

Brooklyn, NY June 30, 2008 – State Senator Parker (D-NY 21st) welcomes Regina Luzincourt as his new Press Secretary.  In her new position, Regina will be responsible for managing the Senator’s day-to-day press operations in his district office.  Additionally, she will serve as the press contact for all local, regional and specialty media in New York City.  Regina specializes in communications research and political communications.

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Statewide Listening Tour Launches Operation S.n.u.g. Anti-crime Initiative In Buffalo

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Teams Up with Upstate Community and Police in Public Awareness Campaign to ‘Stop the Violence’

(Buffalo-NY)-State Senator Antoine M. Thompson hosted a roundtable Operation S.N.U.G. forum in Buffalo as part of a statewide campaign to combat random gun violence that has plagued parts of the state during the hot summer months.

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Senator Fuschillo Announces New Law Raising The Penalties For Price Gouging

Law will protect consumers at the gas pumps        State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, today announced that legislation he sponsored to increase the penalties for gasoline stations and other businesses convicted of price gouging during emergencies has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.   

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Senator Fuschillo Marches In Massapequa Park’s Independence Day Parade

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently participated in the Village of Massapequa Park’s Independence Day Parade. The parade is an annual Fourth of July tradition in the Massapequa Park community.

    Senator Fuschillo (second left) is pictured greeting Massapequa Park residents along the parade route on Park Boulevard with (from r-l) Congressman Peter King, Village Trustee Jeffrey Pravato, Mayor James Altadonna, and Deputy Mayor Joseph Pinto.

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