Senate Protects Kids From Cyber Predators

Click here to hear the senator's comments regarding the e-STOP programThe New York State Senate has passed legislation that would dramatically enhance protections for New Yorkers, especially children, from sexual predators on the Internet, Senator James L. Seward said today. The senate also passed legislation that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

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Saland Announces Senate Passage Of Internet Predator Bill

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced the Senate has passed the Electronic Security and Targeting of On-Line Predators Act (e-Stop). The bill would provide a number of protections so the public, especially children, can use the Internet more safely.

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Sosua: A Refuge For Jews In The Dominican Republic

In 1938, a time when openings for Jewish refugees were hard to find, the government of the Dominican Republic offered to resettle Jews fleeing Europe. Ultimately Sosúa, an abandoned banana plantation on the north coast of the island, would become a refuge to hundreds of Jews. The settlers were given resources to cultivate the land, and built a thriving town – one that still exists today.

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Seward Unveils 'virtual Career Day'

Senator James L. Seward joined ONC BOCES in announcing a new interactive program that will provide high school students with the opportunity to explore careers through video interaction with career professionals, business owners and tradesmen. Seward unveiled the program at Center Street Elementary School in Oneonta, where he announced the $15,000 for BOCES to fund equipment and software necessary to sponsor the "virtual career day'.

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Old Mill Road Kindergarten Students Welcome Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough To Their Class

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back center) and Assemblyman McDonough (second right, back) visit Ms. Moschetta’s kindergarten class at Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick.

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Otsego Libraries To Get State Grants

ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Otsego County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate."Our libraries are vital to our communities," Senator Seward said. "They provide books and periodicals -- the most important -- but they also offer a portal into a new information age that people use for job searches, genealogical purposes, and self improvement, among others. Libraries in some areas are community centers, and they are foundations of a free, democratic society.

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Officer Installation For Broad Channel Fire Department

 

Editorial feature in The Queens Courier

On Saturday February 9, The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its annual officer installation dance and dinner at the Roma View catering hall. State Senator Shirley L. Huntley was honored for her tireless dedication to the organization. Other local politicians, including Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer, also helped to celebrate Broad Channel’s 103 years of service.

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Nyra Deal Pours $26 Million Into Yonkers Raceway " Klein And Stewart-cousins Bring Bucks Home To District "

ALBANY-Today Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) voted to pass legislation to pour an additional $26 million into Yonkers Raceway.

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Herkimer Libraries To Get State Grants

ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Herkimer County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate."Our libraries are vital to our communities," Senator Seward said. "They provide books and periodicals -- the most important -- but they also offer a portal into a new information age that people use for job searches, genealogical purposes, and self improvement, among others. Libraries in some areas are community centers, and they are foundations of a free, democratic society.

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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's Hearing On Certificates Of Appropriateness For 145 Perry Street Aka 703-711 Washington Street

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which 145 Perry Street is located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) today.

The application before LPC is to garner a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of a two-story stucco building, used as a freight loading station since 1938, and construction of a seven-story plus penthouse building in its place.

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