Greenway Indemnification – A Law That Works For Communities

The Hudson River Valley Greenway, created in 1991 under legislation I authored, was designed to create a voluntary regional strategy to preserve the many scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson Valley. At the same time, it encourages communities to engage in compatible economic development without losing the time honored tradition of local land use decision-making.

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Calls Upon The U.s. Attorney’s Office To Prosecute The Accused Shooter Of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko For Violating The Slain Officer’s Civil Rights

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference in front of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (for the Eastern District of NY) to urge U.S. Attorney Benton J.

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Statement From Senator Kevin Parker On Hillary Clinton’s Confirmation As Secretary Of State

"I congratulate our Senator, Hillary Clinton, upon her confirmation as Secretary of State. America is ready for change – at home and abroad – and I strongly believe Hillary Clinton will change the face of American diplomacy, and that she has the relationships, judgment, and tenacity to improve our standing around the world.

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State Senator Kevin Parker Opens The First Youth Farmers’ Market In East Flatbush

Brooklyn, NY – East Flatbush residents have eagerly embraced the opening of the first Farmers’ Market in their area. The Market called, THE STAND @ Newkirk/Nostrand, is an initiative of the Senate representative for the area, State Senator Kevin Parker. The launch of this Farmers’ Market is in keeping with Senator Parker’s commitment to economic development and small business enterprise in his district.

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First African- American Woman Appointed To Gov. Paterson’s Commission On Hiv/aids

Nomination made by Senator Parker who champions HIV/AIDS causes in the Senate

 

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We Want the Illegal Guns Out of Our Community

We Want the Illegal Guns Out of Our Community

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Espada Announces Plans at Senate Hearing for Major Education Campaign and Joint Task Force to Stop Unsafe and Illegal Practice of Carving Up Apartments with Drywall Partition

Representatives of city agencies, firefighters’ unions, and tenant, landlord and housing advocacy organizations, including New York City Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri, today painted a frightening picture of the unsafe and illegal practice of partitioning apartments with drywall in buildings and private homes throughout the five boroughs. Their testimony on the issue came at a public hearing held by the New York State Senate Committee on Housing.

 

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Marking Women’s History Month, Several Women Will Be Feted at Bronx Event

A group of ordinary women that includes entrepreneurs, public school educators, civic activists and public servants were feted for their achievements and contributions to youth, elderly and the Bronx community when they received "Women of Distinction" proclamations and awards from State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx) in celebration of Women’s History Month. The ceremony took place at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Bronx Library Center, Auditorium, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY

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Senator Serrano sponsors Diabetes Workshop and Constituents Hours in the Bronx

Bronx, NY- March 27, 2009 - As part of his monthly Bronx Constituent Services Day, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) sponsored a Diabetes Workshop at the Highbridge Senior Center. The Senator has been extremely involved in issues related to public health, working on efforts to protect supermarkets in East Harlem and fighting diesel emissions related to the asthma epidemic.

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Senator Lavalle Applauds D.O.T for Reinstatment of Rails to Trails Funding

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn that $2 million in state funds he previously secured for Suffolk County’s Rails to Trails program has been reinstated by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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