R-field School To Get Seward "safe School" Grant

Richfield Springs Central School has been awarded a New York State Senate "safe school" grant worth $20,000 by State Senator James L. Seward. Seward made the announcement today at the school.

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Serrano Continues Monthly Bronx Constituent Hours

Senator Serrano continued his monthly Bronx Constituent Hours this past Tuesday at the Highbridge Senior Center on Nelson Avenue.

"While we do a tremendous amount of work out of our district office in East Harlem, there is no substitute for direct interaction here in the Bronx with my constituents," said the Senator.

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Padavan and Concerned Residents of Jamaica Estates To Host Community Meeting on Feb. 28th

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and the Concerned Residents of Jamaica Estates announced today that they will be hosting an important community meeting to discuss the recent developments surrounding the on-going building by St. John’s  University of a six-story, 485 student off-campus dorm on Henley Road.

 The meeting will take place at the Abigail Adams Elementary School, PS 131 located at 172nd Street and 84th Avenue in Jamaica Estates at 7:15 pm on Thursday February 28th.

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Education And Taxpayer Rally Set For March 1st

To provide Long Islanders with an opportunity to voice their support for Long Island school children and taxpayers, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that he is coordinating an Education and Taxpayers Rally in response to Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposed cuts to Long Island schools.

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Serrano Hosts Cultural Equity Group Workshop In Albany

State Senator Serrano hosted an arts workshop of the Cultural Equity Group (CEG) during the Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Conference weekend in Albany.

"The economic impact of the arts is $21.2 billion per year in New York city," said the Senator. "But at the city and also state level, we must continue to democratize those funds, and extend our focus to non-profits on the ground, in working class and minority communities."

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Chenango Libraries To Get State Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in the portion of his senatorial district in Chenango County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate.

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Serrano Honors Distinguished Individuals At Celebration Of Black History

State Senator Serrano and Congressman José E. Serrano, as part of their annual event celebrating Black History Month, honored three outstanding members of the community on Monday, February 15.

The honorees were: Dean Meminger, Bronx Reporter for NY1 News; Dr. Samuel J. Daniel, President and CEO of North General Hospital; and Iran Barkley, former Middleweight boxing Champion of the World.

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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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Padavan Opposes Expansion VLT's In New York

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) voted against legislation in the State Senate yesterday that greatly expands gambling in Queens and throughout the state. Senator Padavan’s major point of opposition to the legislation is the establishment of over 4,500 new video lottery terminals (VLT’s) at Aqueduct Racetrack. Revenue from these VLT’s will help fund a $105 million bankruptcy bailout for the New York Racing Association.

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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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