New York Must Protect Its Troubled Youth

SENATORS DUANE, MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON AND HUNTLEY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS  TO ENSURE NEW YORK COMPLIES WITH THE FEDERAL MANDATE TO FIX YOUTH DETENTION FACILITIES

Albany – Senate Health Committee Chair Thomas K. Duane (D-WFP Manhattan),  Children and Family Services Committee Chair Velmanette Montgomery ( D- Brooklyn), Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee Chair Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D- Mount Vernon) and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Chair Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) called for  public hearings to ensure that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) fully implements changes to youth detention facilities mandated by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).  The call for action is the result of a damning DOJ report, made public yesterday, which outlines systemic physical and mental abuses at OCFS youth detention and residential facilities.

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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, will hold a public hearing entitled “The Future of New York City OTB”

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS, CHAIR OF RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AT NEW YORK CITY OTB TO DETERMINE THE CORPORATION’S STATUS AND FUTURE

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Senator Valesky announces $159,000 in funding for alternative energy projects

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), announced two legislative initiatives that will fund alternative energy projects in Central New York.

“These projects represent a wise investment in the future of Upstate New York,” Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore said. “Developing technology and delivery of alternative energy sources will provide environmental and economic benefits to all of New York State.”

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Senator Stachowski & Senator Klein Urge Governor Paterson to Sign Bill that would Allow Residents to receive Instant E-mail Alerts when a Sex Offender moves into their Zip Code

Senator Stachowski & Senator Klein Urge Governor Paterson to Sign Bill that would Allow Residents to receive Instant E-mail Alerts when a Sex Offender moves into their Zip Code

August 21, 2009

 

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Senator Stachowski & Senator Klein Urge Governor Paterson to Sign Bill that would Allow Residents to receive Instant E-mail Alerts when a Sex Offender moves into their Zip Code

Senator Stachowski & Senator Klein Urge Governor Paterson to Sign Bill that would Allow Residents to receive Instant E-mail Alerts when a Sex Offender moves into their Zip Code

August 21, 2009

 

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Island Elected Officials Break Ground on Renovation and Expansion of Historic Stapleton Branch

State-of-the-art renovation will more than double the library's size, add more than two dozen new computers, 11 laptop stations, wireless access, new areas for adults, teens and children and self-checkout stations

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Seward Honors War Heroes

The Daily Mail 

By Colin DeVries

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