Senate Hearing Examines Contaminated Toy Recall In New York State

ANew York State Senate Public Hearing was Co-Chaired today by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Senator Kemp Hannon, and Senator Carl L. Marcellino investigating recent recalls of contaminated toys and consumer products found to have excessive levels of lead and to determine whether the state can play a better role in further expediting recall notifications.

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Senate Hearing Examines Contaminated Toy Recall In New York State

A New York State Senate Public Hearing was Co-Chaired today by Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., and Senator Kemp Hannon investigating recent recalls of contaminated toys and consumer products found to have excessive levels of lead and to determine whether the state can play a better role in further expediting recall notifications.

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Council Considers Stronger Penalties for Illegal Hotels

Intro. 534 (Brewer) strengthens City’s toolbox to fight illegal hotels in residential buildings

New York City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee heard testimony today from the Mayor’s Office, housing advocates, elected officials, and tenants in favor of Intro. 534, a bill introduced by Councilmember Gale Brewer to increase fines against property owners who operate illegal hotels in residential buildings.

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Serrano Office Helps Out The Youth

The Serrano office participated in the "Youth 2 Youth" Town Hall at the Washington Community Center in East Harlem on Friday evening.The event's primary mission was to help address topics of most interest to youth. Workshops were provided on topics such as undocumented students and the DREAM act, peer pressure and gender issues, college access and applications, and racism and harassment in schools. All workshops were developed, coordinated, and facilited by youth. Serrano Community Relations Associate, Annette Negron, attended the college workshop.

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State Awards Energy-efficiency Grant To Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, N.Y.-- The Watkins Glen Village Hall will become more energy efficient thanks to a $45,000 state grant recently announced by State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira).

"Attention to energy efficiency is one of the most effective and immediate ways that we can begin to reduce the cost of government," said Winner, a member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee.  "I’m pleased that the village of Watkins Glen will benefit from this state assistance."

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Senator Johnson Holds Westbury/ New Cassel Listening Tour

WESTBURY, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), recently held a day-long listening tour in Westbury and New Cassel that focused on the communities' needs and future plans.The day started with a sit-down meeting with local leaders at the Harvest Diner on Old County Road, followed by an afternoon tour of the community, and culminated with a Town Hall meeting at the Park Avenue School.The meeting was formatted to be a free-flowing exchange of ideas between Senator Johnson, local leaders, and members of the community.

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Senator Lanza To Host Medicare Rights Forum

Senator Andrew Lanza along with the Medicare Rights Center will be hosting a Medicare Rights forum and information session. Anyone requesting more information or interested in attending should call Senator Lanza's office at 718-984-4073. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Continental breakfast will be available. Seating is limited.Who: State Senator Andrew J.

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