Senator Oppenheimer: Ovarian Cancer, No Longer A Silent Killer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Hoping to bring better awareness to new breakthroughs associated with detecting ovarian cancer, State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today noted that New Yorkers need to learn more about the symptoms of early disease. She said ovarian cancer used to be called the ‘silent killer’ because it rarely revealed symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stages. But ovarian cancer is silent no more.

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel To Call Upon The Us Attorney To Conduct A Criminal Investigation Into Possible Fraud In The Long Island Rail Road Disability Pension System

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to ask the US Attorney to direct a criminal investigation into retirement pension practices at the Long Island Rail Road.  Senator Adams highlights a report in the New York Times indicating that former LIRR managers and employees seem to have abused the disability retirement system.  The study reveals that since 2001 more than 90% of retirees over age 50 received disability pa

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Showdown Brews Over Facility For Mentally Ill

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC) in Manhattan is in for an almost-certain legal battle over its controversial plan to convert a former convent in St. George to apartments for the mentally ill.

Some local leaders are vowing to fight SVCMC to the finish unless, as Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-North Shore) put it last week, the plan is either dropped or "hard-core, legally enforceable guidelines" are put into place to ensure that the state won't refer ex-convicts from Sing Sing or drug addicts to a place where 50 nuns once resided.

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Senator Eric Adams Will Join A Group Of Brooklyn Youth That Raised $900.00 To Give To The 85-year-old Grandmother Who Was Viciously Robbed While Riding The Elevator In Her Building

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D) Brooklyn, will hold a press conference with a group of Brooklyn youths who raised $900.00 dollars that they will give to 85-year-old Mrs. ###. Mrs. France was the victim of a vicious robbery while she was riding an elevator in her building . The person guilty of the crime choked Mrs. France until she fell unconscious. He then stole $900.00 dollars from her. The entire robbery was caught on tape and broadcasted throughout the city. Although the suspect was subsequently arrestd, Mrs.

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Senator Skelos Secures $36,000 For Baldwin Union Free School District

State Senate Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $36,000 in state funding for the Baldwin Union Free School District.

The funds will be used to help the district establish collections of non-fiction literature and create Literacy Rooms in each of the elementary schools. “Investing in our children is investing in our future,” said Senator Skelos. “The Literacy Rooms in the Baldwin Elementary Schools will enhance our children’s education and give them the opportunity to explore and enjoy literature.”

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Backers of Mayoral Control See a Tough Education Fight

By Elizabeth Green

With the deadline approaching for the state Legislature to renew or scrap mayoral control of the public schools, defenders of the policy are saying that they have an uphill battle ahead.

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Senator Steve Saland Announces State Grant For The Roeliff Jansen Library

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured a $93,000 State grant for site preparation and the foundation envelope for the planned Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Copake. The proposed library will be the first public LEED certified green building in Columbia County. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design of green buildings. The public will be kept informed during each step of the building process in order to educate the community on green technology.

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Senator Alesi Secures $4 Million Gift To Fully Fund

Nazareth College President Daan Braveman was joined today by Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) to announce $4 million in state funds secured by Alesi for the Nazareth College Arts Center.

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77th Street Station To Be Included In MTA's Paint Program

MTA INFORMS SENATOR GOLDEN THAT 77th STREET TRAIN STATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PAINT PROGRAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is moving forward with its station painting program and has awarded a contract that includes the 77th Street train station on the R line in Bay Ridge.

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Larkin Helps Cornwall Schools Make Technology Upgrades

Secures $65,000 Grant For Computers & Smart Boards Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured a grant in the amount of $65,000 for the Cornwall Central School District to upgrade its technology infrastructure and classroom computer hardware.

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