Senator Larkin Will Push For Bill To Combat The Spread Of Mrsa In Hospitals

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced his support for S.4346, legislation recently introduced in the State Senate to fight the proliferation of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) infections in hospitals.

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Senator Bonacic Reports On Special Session

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope), in Albany for the Senate’s second Special Session, said the Senate voted today on judicial pay raises, legislation to impose tougher criminal penalties for sexual predators, and confirmed several nominations put forth by Governor Spitzer.

"It is important for us to be here and address the issues crucial to the people of this State," Senator Bonacic said.

Senator Bonacic said that the Senate confirmed two judicial nominees today, as well.

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Serrano Testifies On Fair Housing

Testimony by State Senator José M. Serrano submitted as part of the Fair Housing Public Forum hosted by the Department of City Planning for the City of New York on December 14th, 2007

I would like to thank the members of the Board for giving me the opportunity to provide written testimony and participate in the public forum. I represent the State of New York 's 28th Senate District, which includes parts of the South Bronx, Highbridge, University Heights, East Harlem, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island.

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Victory Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Reprieve

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd District), today are announcing that the New York State Department of Health has granted a reprieve that will maintain an operational emergency room at Victory Memorial Hospital for an undetermined amount of time, beyond the planned closure scheduled for February 1, 2008 as part of the final recommendations of the Berger Commission.

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Rockland County To Receive $200,000 Grant From New York State Department Of Housing And Community Renewal

The HEAP funds, federal monies received by the state and distributed through the Rockland Community Development Council, are designated to afford low-income families the financial benefit of weatherizing their homes. Services available through the funding include weather-stripping, replacement doors and windows, and repair or replacement of furnaces.

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Senator Golden Blasts City Council Decision To Provide Free Services To Inmates

Brooklyn-State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today denounced the decision of the New York City Council to provide birth certificates free of charge to inmates upon being released from incarceration. Legislation was passed yesterday that would amend the city administrative code to repeal the current fifteen dollar fee for inmates to obtain a copy of their birth certificate. The fee is still required for all other New York City residents.

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Cortland Schools In Line For Challenge Grant

McGraw Central and Cortland City School Districts are two of several rural schools to get grants from the state senate through the Rural Education Advisory Committee, Senator James L. Seward said today.

McGraw will receive $1,700 for its "Historical Living Museum" project, which will allow 8th grade students to apply research and biographical writing techniques along with oral presentation skills. Students will study the contributions and talents of certain historical characters and their impact on the development of the nation.

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Schoharie School In Line For Challenge Grant

Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School is one of several rural schools in line for funding from the state senate through the Rural Education Advisory Committee, Senator James L. Seward said today.

The school will receive $ 185 for its transition team initiative, intended to offer incoming freshmen academic and social support in their move to a high school setting. Incoming high school freshmen will meet with faculty to discuss setting goals in high school, problems and concerns about their step into the high school environment.

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Testimony By State Senator Velmanette Montgomery Before The National Guard Bureau

I am State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I represent the 18th Senate District, which includes Sunset Park, Red Hook, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a part of Ocean Hill -- which encompasses over three hundred thousand (300,000) residents. This includes Farragut, Ingersoll and Whitman Houses and Vinegar Hill, communities immediately surrounding the Admiral’s Row area

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Serrano Demands Middle School In Highbridge

Senator Serrano demanded a new middle school in Highbridge, during a press conference Tuesday, December 11 on the steps of City Hall.

"Right now Highbridge middle school students must cross the Cross Bronx or Grand Concourse, and take at least two buses, just to get a quality education," said the Senator.

"The city says the district has enough seats.

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