SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR RESIDENTS OF GRAVESEND AND BENSONHURST

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will be hosting a community town hall meeting for the residents of Gravesend and Bensonhurst on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at IS 228, David A. Boody School located at 228 Avenue S.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ADDRESSES LOCAL RETIRED TEACHERS ORGANIZATION

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today served as the guest speaker at a meeting of Retiree Council 17, which is a group of local retired teachers.

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Liquor ruling is one too many, critics warn

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in the Downtown Express

Bar owners in densely packed neighborhoods face fewer obstacles to getting a liquor license under a recent court ruling, and Lower Manhattan residents and leaders are worried.

“It’s a disaster,” said Karen Stamm, a Tribeca resident and lawyer. “If it’s not corrected, everybody’s going to be swamped with licenses.”

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Feds say Downtown is a bad deal at any price

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in Downtown Express

Lower Manhattan leaders who were already angry about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s plan to leave the Financial District turned furious when they recently learned that F.D.I.C. specifically excluded the neighborhood from its search for new office space.

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SENATOR JOHNSON SUPPORTS BILL TO ALLOW FIRE TRUCKS IN PARADES

Senator Owen H. Johnson voted in support of legislation (S.1624-C) that would ensure fire trucks are able to participate in Memorial Day celebrations throughout the State.

“Our state is the official birthplace of Memorial Day and New Yorkers throughout the state will attend parades and services to honor those who have given their lives for our freedom,” said Senator Johnson. “Local fire companies are an important part of Memorial Day festivities in so many communities, and this bill ensures they can continue to participate in an important tradition.”

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Power line finished; amendment is not

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer -- May 21, 2009

TUPPER LAKE - A new power line into Tupper Lake from the west was recently activated, making electrical service more reliable, but it is still awaiting passage of the state constitutional amendment that will allow it to exist.

Tupper Lake municipal electric Superintendent John Bouck announced at a village board meeting Monday that the line was switched on May 1. He called it a seamless transfer.

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