State Senators To Introduce Legislation To Keep Recalled Toys Out Of The Hands Of New York Children

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that he is introducing comprehensive state legislation, along with Senators Dean Skelos, Carl Marcellino and Kemp Hannon, to protect children from hazardous toys that have been recalled. The Toy Recall Protection and Enforcement Act prohibits the sale of recalled toys and other consumer goods by stores, thrift shops and second hand retailers, imposes penalties on businesses that continue to sell recalled products, and puts in place other protections to ensure that dangerous toys stay out of the hands of children.

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Herkimer Schools In Line For Challenge Grant

Mount Markham Central School and Herkimer Central School are two of several rural schools to get grants from the state's Rural Education Advisory Committee, Senator James L. Seward said today. Mount Markham will be receiving $2,500 for its "Love Literacy" after school program. Its goal is to motivate and nurture kindergarten through fourth grade students' love of literacy in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The goal is to boost student achievement for approximately forty at risk students.

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Pelham Seniors Celebrate X-mas With Senator Klein

NEW ROCHELLE, NY-Partaking in the Pelham Seniors' Annual Christmas Party, Senator Klein dropped by the Davenport Club to schmooze with the crowd and take in the holiday spirit. As a long time supporter of the group the Senator had the pleasure of taking dozens of seniors to an all expenses paid afternoon at the theatre this past September. Eager seniors enjoyed a three course luncheon at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and a special viewing of the award winning Broadway production, Little Shop of Horrors.

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Klein And Community Send Tlc To Troops

The supplies were collected by students at Bronxville High School

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Senator Nozzolio Announces New Youth Athletic Facility For Webster And Wayne County

Webster - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined officials from the Towns of Webster and Ontario and local youth sports enthusiasts to announce the construction of a new youth athletic facility in the Town of Webster. Senator Nozzolio secured $1.5 million in state funding for the athletic complex to be built off of Basket Road. The new multi-sport venue will be lighted and will be used for youth baseball as well as football, soccer and lacrosse.

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Klein Presents Check To Woodlawn Tax Payers

BRONX-Stopping by the Woodlawn Tax Payer's monthly meeting, Senator Jeff Klein was proud to present a grant for $2,500 to help cover the group's general operating costs. In addition, the Senator spoke to the crowd about his recent work to divest the NewYork State pension fund from companies that conduct business with states that sponsor terrorism.In June, the Senator released a report, compiled with the assistance of Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc.

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From The Desk Of Senator Craig M. Johnson

Unfortunately, their strategy to stave off a looming epidemic of foreclosures that will affect millions of families and damage our economy is akin to using a Band-Aid to cover a gunshot wound.

Current estimates show that the Bush plan would – at best – help only 12 percent of the estimated 2 million sub prime borrowers that are staring in the face of foreclosure.

This issue is of particular importance to Long Island, where a recent report from the Senate Dem

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NEW STATEWIDE RECALL OF UNSAFE TOYS ANNOUNCED

Toy Safety Campaign Reveals Improved Compliance but Some Toys Remain on the Shelves Calls on Federal Government to Issue National Recall

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Senator Morahan Calls On Port Authority To Bolster Growth At Stewart International Airport

Senator Morahan has contacted the Port Authority of NY and NJ to request their cooperation and assistance in working with Hudson Valley officials to develop their newly acquired Stewart International Airport facility. At the same time he is requesting that the PA study the feasibility of providing incentives to those air carriers who are congesting the runways at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Serrano Participates In East Harlem Tree Lighting

Senator Serrano celebrated the fourth annual East Harlem holiday tree lighting ceremony on Monday evening.

"This event has grown more popular with each passing year," said the Senator. "I am thrilled to be part of this East Harlem tradition. It is just one more way that we demonstrate the strength and unity of our neighborhood."

The tree lighting was sponsored by the East Harlem Board of Tourism, and held in the heart of East Harlem's "cultural corridor" on East 106 th Street / Julia de Burgos Blvd. and Third Avenue.

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