Cortland Libraries Get Construction Grants

State Senator James L. Seward today announced that area libraries have been awarded state public library construction funds to assist with construction or renovation projects. The money is separate from special grants recently announced by Seward


Senator Golden Plans Community Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will be hosting his first town hall meeting of the new year, on February 28, 2008, at 7:15 p.m., at Our Lady of Angels Auditorium, entrance at 337-74th Street.

Senator Golden is encouraging community residents to attend and address issues and concerns with a wide array of city agencies that will be present. The agencies and departments scheduled to attend include:

N.Y.P.D., 68th Precinct Department of Environmental Protection


Lanza Sponsors Legislation To Restrict The Sale Of Dogs Born On Puppy Mills

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 5608, that would restrict pet dealers and others from purchasing or receiving any puppy bred, sold or transferred by a puppy mill. The bill also places a 75 dog limit on businesses that sell puppies to pet stores.


Senate Approves Padavan's Legislation Authorizing The City Council To Eliminate NYC Home Heating Tax

With oil prices and home heating bills reaching record highs, the state Senate today passed Senator Frank Padavan’s (Queens) legislation (S.6542) that continues the legislative authorization for the New York City Council to repeal the City’s sales tax on residential home heating fuel.


Senator Andrew Lanza Honored By The College Of Staten Island

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza was honored by the College of Staten Island for his enthusiasm, and his $100,000 support, of the Discovery Institute’s Teaching Scholars program, which provides 200 teaching scholars to 23 public schools on Staten Island.

The innovative program is designed to provide teacher support in the public schoolroom, as well as give CSI students the opportunity to see the world of education in action, whether they are planning to become teachers, or have never given teaching a thought as a career goal.


State Senate Approves Neighborhood Preservation Act

Senator Johnson-supported bill protects home values, tackles aftershocks of the foreclosure crisis

The State Senate last week passed landmark legislation that would protect neighborhoods and property values from the ripple effects of the national foreclosure crisis.


Slam Dunk For City Island

CITY ISLAND-This Sunday, Senator Jeff Klein swung by St. Mary's Star of the Sea to present a check for  $7,000 to the recently formed City Island Basketball League. Accompanied by his staff, City Island native and St. Mary's Star of the Sea basketball team alumus, John Doyle, the Senator paid special tribute to the Island's exceptional committment to athletic activities. A strong supporter of after school programs and childhood athletics, Senator Klein spoke about the importance of community in the ongoing fight against childhood obesity.


Senate Democrats And Major Financial Institutions Convene Forum To Counsel Mortgage-holders On Shielding Their Homes From Foreclosure

Senators Adams, Dilan, Montgomery, Parker, Sampson, and Savino, all members of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, will provide Brooklyn homeowners with some assistance in preventing foreclosures.  An initiative called “Operation Protect Your Home,” a cooperative undertaking between officials in federal, state, and city government and lending institutions will host a forum to provide counseling on methods of avoiding mortgage foreclosure.   


Haines Falls Library Gets Construction Grant

State Senator James L. Seward and Assemblyman Peter Lopez today announced that the Haines Falls Free Library in Tannersville has been awarded $150,000 in state public library construction funds to assist with its renovation project.


Senator Craig Johnson Brings Dot To Mineola To Discuss Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination Project.


Senator Craig Johnson last week hosted a meeting with the New York State Department of Transportation and concerned residents from Mineola to discuss the progress of the Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination project. 

Senator Johnson was first joined by DOT officials, Russell Sutherland, President of the Board of Birchwood Court Owners, Inc. and Michael Nath, Property Manager for the Birchwood Apartments, for an on-site visit. They continued the discussion at the DOT Field office on Old Country Road.

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