Lawmakers Hear From Victims Of Predatory Lending Scams

Victims of predatory lending scams told their stories to a group of state lawmakers Tuesday. It was the fourth in a series of hearings held statewide to give officials a chance to learn more about how they can help. Experts blame predatory lending for Staten Island’s high foreclosure rate – the highest in the five boroughs. Local resident Trudy Scafiddi says she was misled when taking a loan and now she's paying the price. "We have a mortgage of $2,700 that we just cannot afford and we need the help,” she said.


Golden Welcomes Homeland Security Hearing To Fort Hamilton Army Base

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J.


Marcellino's New Environmental Legislation Promoting Purchase Of Green Vehicles Signed Into Law

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee today announced that his legislation designed to increase consumer awareness about greenhouse gas emissionshas been signed into law. This law requires that automobile manufacturers to affix a global warming index sticker to new cars and passenger trucks beginning in the 2010 model year, detailing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.


New York Hispanic Ministers Condemn Police Brutality In Puerto Rico

[Bronx, NY] On Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM, the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will gather in the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue (between Jennings and Freeman Avenues in Bronx County) to express their outrage and send a message to the Governor of Puerto Rico in response to the brutal killing of Mr.


Free Middle Class Star Property Tax Rebate Workshops

(35th District, NY) – Questions about the new 2007 Middle Class STAR Rebate? Get the answers you need at the STAR Rebate workshops sponsored by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers). The workshops are free and open to the public. A workshop was held in Greenburgh on August 13, and now other locations have been added in Mount Pleasant and Yonkers.

Senator Stewart-Cousins’ free STAR Rebate workshops will be held at the following locations:

August 21st Mt. Pleasant Library

350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville

August 23rd Grinton I. Will Library


Supporting Volunteer Fire Companies

There are more than a dozen volunteer firefighting departments in Niagara County, and each fills a unique role in the community they serve.


Fitness Booth At Cincinnatus Library

The Kellogg Free Library in Cincinnatus is hosting a special fitness kiosk courtesy of Senator James L. Seward.The presentation at the libary urges young people to take the New York State Senate's Youth Fitness Challenge. "The senate's youth fitness campaign is designed to encourage young children to get and stay fit by rewarding them for doing what they enjoy , like sports or swimming," Seward said.


Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith On Funding For New York City Transportation Improvements

Today, New York City officials announced the approval of more than $350 million in Federal funding for transportation improvements. This is great news as we proceed with long-range plans to address traffic congestion and enhance public transportation throughout the City and the Metropolitan region.


Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Cure' Of Ars Baseball Team On Cyo Championship "three-peat"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today congratulated the members of the Cure' of Ars Knights sixth and seventh grade baseball team on winning their third consecutive Nassau County CYO championship.Senator Fuschillo presented each of the players and coaches with a copy of a resolution passed by the New York State Senate honoring their accomplishment.Led by head coach Al Belbol, Jr. and assistant coach Rich Bianco, the Knights finished the regular season with a 9-3 record. Once in the playoffs, they shut out St.


August 2007 Community Bulletin

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