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WFUV: Sen. Espaillat calls on community to maintain order in preparation of the Dominican Day Parade

Every year thousands of New Yorkers attend the annual Dominican Day Parade in Midtown West.

By Claudia Morell Friday, August 12, 2011 - 3:49pm

As the city prepares for the annual Dominican Day Parade on Sunday, lawmakers are urging parade-goers to keep celebrations tame.

August 12, 2011
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NY1 News: Sen. Espaillat and law enforcement officials call for cooperation ahead of the Dominican Day parade

Officials Issue Warning Ahead Of Dominican Day Parade

Police and elected leaders are issuing a warning to revelers ahead of this weekend's Dominican Day Parade, saying the law will be enforced.

They say last year celebrations turned violent in Washington Heights.

"Thousands primarily of young people, many of them consuming illegal nutcracker, and some of them threw bottles at police officers. There were some arrests. And we're getting ahead of the curve. And we're saying this year, it will not be tolerated," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat.

August 12, 2011
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Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Call for Cooperation in Maintaining Law and Order During Upcoming Dominican Day Parade

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by fellow elected officials and local law enforcement representatives in calling for cooperation from the Northern Manhattan community in maintaining law and order following the upcoming Dominican Day Parade.

August 12, 2011
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Wall Street Journal: Senator Espaillat and Riverkeeper Unveil New Report on Levels of Contamination in New Yorks Waters

Associated Press

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Swimming in the Hudson River is unsafe 21 percent of the time because of pollution from sewage, according to a report issued Tuesday that sampled the water from New York City to Troy.

But the study, by the environmental group Riverkeeper, said most places are acceptably clean most of the time, and that illustrates progress.

August 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joins Riverkeeper in Unveiling Major Report About Water Quality in Hudson River

 Report highlights trouble areas where sewage contamination is especially bad and recommendations on how to deal with sewage releases in our waters

(New York, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) joined Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog organization, in unveiling a major new report that examines water quality in the Hudson River. The report, based on intensive testing over a four year period, makes a compelling case for the need to monitor and clean the Hudson River.

August 9, 2011
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West Side Spirit: Senator Espaillat discusses the health impact of sewage spilling into the Hudson River and calls for improved notification system

Unclean Waters:

Do 200 million gallons of sewage dumped into the Hudson last week pose a health threat to Upper West Siders?

August 4, 2011
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WNYC News Blog: State Sen. Espaillat along with environmental activists calls for the city to stop dumping raw sewage into the Hudson River, and for improved notification system

Officials Say City Bungled Sewage Spill Warning Signs

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 05:11 PM

By Julia Longoria

City officials and activists ripped into the city Wednesday for how it handled the Hudson River sewage spill last week — saying New Yorkers weren't properly notified of unsafe waters following a fire at a waste water treatment facility in Harlem.

Reverend Earl Koopercamp, the rector at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on West 126th Street, said he saw no warning signs at Harlem Piers on the Hudson River, where he spotted fishermen continuing to fish after the spill. "I saw a Parks worker, and I said, 'How come there's no signs?'" Koopercamp said. "He says, 'Signs? Why?' I said, 'They're pouring sewage in the river.'"

July 28, 2011
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NY Daily News: Senator Espaillat calls for better notification process after slow response to raw sewage spilling into the hudson

State Sen. Espaillat Blasts City For Slow Notification After Massive Sewage Dump In Hudson River

BY ALEX KATZ

July 27

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and dozens of environmental activists blasted the city today for waiting too long to notify local residents about millions of gallons of sewage dumped into the Hudson after a major fire in a treatment plant last week.

July 28, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat, Environmental Activists Demonstrate Against Dumping of Untreated Sewage into Hudson River and Call for Better Notification System to Protect the Public

State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) called for an end to the disturbing practice of dumping untreated sewage waste, even in extenuating circumstances. Sen. Espaillat, joined by environmental activists following a major accident at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ensuing dumping of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River, also called for better notification systems to alert the public in emergency cases where the quality of New York waterways has been compromised.

July 27, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Calls for Thorough Inquiry of North River Sewage Plant Explosion and Measures to Prevent Future Accidents

Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed his deep concern about the North River Sewage Plant explosion, which has had a wide-ranging impact on the Northern Manhattan community. Since the explosion, which took place on Tuesday, July 19th, over 120 million gallons of raw sewage has been dumped into the Hudson River. The accident, and ensuing dumping of sewage into the river, has caused pollution, odor, inconvenience, and a serious health risk for local residents.

July 22, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Reminds All Residents, Especially Elderly, About Cooling Centers & Important Summer Tips

 

As temperatures reach record high, residents encouraged to hydrate and utilize cooling centers around the City

July 22, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on NY Congressional Delegation to Reject Massive Cuts to Local Hospitals

With deficit reduction negotiations ongoing in Washington D.C, 3 major hospitals in Manhattan and the Bronx facing cuts of up to $1.25 billion

July 13, 2011
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