Serrano Honors Father Grange On Opening Of Hands Community Center

Senator Serrano took part in the grand opening ceremony of the HANDS Community Center, located in St. Jerome's Church in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The Community Center offers citizenship workshops, a food pantry, computer lab, and job skills training to Mott Haven's large immigrant population.

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Forum Cites Lack Of Diversity In Police Forces

MOUNT VERNON - A community forum yesterday generated calls for a "crisis intervention" in response to local police forces' lack of diversity and recent incidents of excessive force.

About 200 people attended the Detective Christopher A. Ridley Law Enforcement Community Relations Forum yesterday at Grace Baptist Church. The event was named after Ridley, a Mount Vernon police officer mistakenly shot to death in White Plains by four Westchester county police officers during Ridley's intervention in a Jan. 25 street fight.

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Junior Hunting Bill Passes State Senate And Assembly

Fulton Valley News New York State Senator Darrel J. Aubertine noted that the Senate and Assembly passed legislation that will lower the hunting age from 16 years old to 14 years old with adult supervision.

"I'm extremely pleased that finally, after years and years of wrangling, it looks like this will be signed into law," Sen. Aubertine said. "This bodes well for hunter safety and getting more young people into sports of field with a mentor."

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A.l. Lee To Stay Open For Another Year

FULTON (June 27, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said Friday that the state Department of Health has renewed A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital's operating certificate through June 30, 2009. The extension provides time to negotiate toward operating under another hospital's operating certificate. 

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Krueger Calls For State Action To Address Declining Economic Status Of Women

Cites Important New Report Showing New York State Women Have Been Losing Ground in the last 20 Years New York— State Senator Liz Krueger called for State action to address issues raised in the new report released yesterday by the New York Women's Foundation entitled "The Economic Status of Women in New York State."  The report detailed startling data that showed women in New York are economically worse off today compared to how they were doing 1989. 

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Op-ed: A Victory In The Fight To Preserve Affordable Housing

When we talk about affordable housing in New York City, we are talking about doing two things: expanding the number of affordable housing units to meet our city's pressing need, as well as preserving existing units as affordable. 

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State Senator Rips Bloomberg's Denial Of His Minority-contracting Failures

by Samuel Breidbart and Sarah LaveryThe Village Voice

After hearing that Mayor Bloomberg casually dismissed the failures of his administration’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise initiative, state Senator Bill Perkins had a clear message to the mayor: it’s time to confess.

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Senator Delivers Keynote Address At Belhs Graduation

Senator Serrano delivered the keynote address to graduating seniors of Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School (BELHS) during an evening ceremony at Fordham University's historic Keating Hall.

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In The New York Post Senator Klein Speaks On The Foreclosure Next Door

NEIGHBORS ARE MAD AS HELL ABOUT ABANDONED HOMES

by CAROLYN SALAZAR and BILL SANDERSONof The NEW YORK POST

Even a couple of foreclosed homes can drag down a neighborhood. That's the lesson Throgs Neck residents learned the hard way by watching two houses in their Bronx neighborhood decay after lenders forced their owners out.

The two foreclosed homes, on Revere and Calhoun avenues, brought their neighbors to despair over mouse infestation, giant stinking piles of trash, graffiti and vandalism.

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Senator Fuschillo & Local Officials Join Chamber Of Commerce In Cutting The Ribbon On New Bellmore Business

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, as well as Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, and Town of Hempstead Clerk Mark Bonilla, in cutting the ribbon on Jackson Landing restaurant in Bellmore.

    Senator Fuschillo and the other local officials congratulated owner Josh Pennello and wished him many years of success.

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