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Yonkers Insider: Yonkers Resident Honored as a NYS Senate Contemporary Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 25th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was proud to honor Yonkers resident Helen Henkel as one of the New York State Senate’s Contemporary Women of Distinction. As a Contemporary Woman of Distinction, Ms. Henkel was honored for her contributions that have enriched the quality of life in our community.

June 1, 2010
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Westchester Herald: Sen. Stewart-Cousins Announces Legislation to Empower Law Enforcement Against Vehicle Thefts

On May 18th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th SD) announced passage of legislation (S1899A) to provide law enforcement with new tools to prosecute career car thieves. This bill, introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle related crimes, assisting police and prosecutors in their efforts to break up auto theft rings.

June 1, 2010
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Eli Vetrano

Eli Vetrano was born October 9, 1928, the 12th of 13 children born to Michael and Margaret Vetrano of Yonkers, New York. Eli Vetrano attended Yonkers Public Schools, and learned his trade as a Carpenter while a student at Saunders High School. Eli served in the United States Army from 1950 through November of 1952, and was stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Tulle, Greenland, helping to bring in supplies to build the Air Force Base there. Eli Vetrano received an honorable discharge from Governor’s Island as a Corporal in 1952. Since his discharge, Eli Vetrano has focused his talents on raising his family, helping veterans and supporting his faith.

June 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Thursday , June 3, 2010 Room 804 LOB

June 3, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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May 28, 2010
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State Parks to Remain Open

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that every State park and historic site will be open Memorial Day weekend, for the entire summer and well into next year. Senate Democrats were able to negotiate an agreement to restore full funding for all parks, fulfilling their promise to keep parks, campgrounds, historic sites and botanical gardens open for New York’s families.

May 28, 2010
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New York State Veterans' Benefits

This brochure describes programs designed to help veterans find employment and educational opportunities, as well as health and other state benefits. Taking advantage of these services through the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs may help you and your family make the transition from the battlefield to civilian life.

 

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Stewart Cousin Veterans.pdf

May 28, 2010
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Constituent Services

As your representative, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is dedicated to providing you with a wide range of services. The Constituent Services Department in the Office of Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is available to any resident requiring assistance with a government service, locating an appropriate agency or information on available programs. Additionally, our Constituent Service Officers can serve as liaisons between residents of the 35th District and the New York State Government. Click here to contact Constituent Services.

May 27, 2010
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Helen Henkel Honored as a NYS Senate Contemporary Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 25th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was proud to honor Yonkers resident Helen Henkel as one of the New York State Senate’s Contemporary Women of Distinction. As a Contemporary Woman of Distinction, Ms. Henkel was honored for her contributions that have enriched the quality of life in our community.

May 27, 2010
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Additional Education Aid for Pre-kindergarten Advances in Senate

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that legislation she introduced in the Senate, S7190, to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District, passed this week out of the Local Government Committee. The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Pre-kindergarten Program in its schools that has served as a model for other districts and has had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the region.

May 23, 2010
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Pleasantville Special Education PTA Honors Senator With Proclamation

On May 14th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored with a proclamation from the Pleasantville Special Education PTA (SEPTA). The Senator was proclaimed an honorary lifetime member for demonstrating, "consistent and compassionate support of the Pleasantville Community, the Pleasantville School District, and the families of the Pleasantville SEPTA"

May 20, 2010
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Legislation to Empower Law Enforcement Against Vehicle Thefts

On May 18th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced passage of legislation (S1899A) to provide law enforcement with new tools to prosecute career car thieves. This bill, introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) makes it easier to bring felony auto theft charges against suspects previously convicted of a broader range of vehicle-related crimes, assisting police and prosecutors in their efforts to break up auto theft rings.

May 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

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May 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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$3.25 million in funding for research facility at New York Medical College

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson with the New York Medical College (NYMC) announced an award of $3.25 million to NYMC for a Hudson Valley Biotechnology Center for Disaster Medicine and Emerging Infections. Funding was secured through the New York State Senate Gen*NY*sis program to upgrade and modernize an existing building to accommodate this biotechnology facility.

May 10, 2010
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Bike Summit Features Ways To Make Roads Safer for Cyclists

Cycling enthusiasts, political figures, state and local officials, environmentalists and planners will gather at the Greenburgh Town Hall May 6, for the 2nd annual Westchester Bike Summit. The focus of the session is, “to make the region more friendly to those who get around on two wheels,” according to the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester and Putnam.

May 10, 2010
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New York Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins encourages all parents to bring their children to the local public library this summer.

For more information on hours and locations: Click Here!

May 10, 2010
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Testimonial

“Senator Stewart-Cousins, we are proud to be located in a district in which you serve with such distinction. Your continuous support to our Association is invaluable in our efforts to ensure the continuation of much needed community services…”

-Yejide Okunribido, Esq

Executive Director for the YWCA of Yonkers

“Thank you so much for working so hard in representing our communities, and for never losing sight of the need of society’s most vulnerable populations in New York State. Thank you for supporting the Center in our mission to end violence against women…”

May 10, 2010
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Live Your Best Life Walk Gayle King

On Sunday, May 9th, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins attended Oprah's "Live Your Best Life Walk" with Gayle King. The Mother’s Day walk began at the Intrepid Museum and ended in Times Square, raised money for ten charities.

May 10, 2010
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Live Your Best Life Walk With Dr. Oz

On Sunday, May 9th, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins attended Oprah's "Live Your Best Life Walk" with Dr. Oz. The Mother’s Day walk began at the Intrepid Museum and ended in Times Square, raised money for ten charities.

May 10, 2010
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