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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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Live Your Best Life Walk With Mary J Blige

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

May 10, 2010
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Senate Passes Permanent "Power For Jobs"

Building upon its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis through innovative job creation and retention initiatives, the State Senate Majority passed legislation to create a permanent “Economic Benefit Power Program” to streamline and build on the success of ‘Power for Jobs’ and other successful low cost power for economic development programs.

May 4, 2010
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Tree Cutting & Earth Day Legislation

Senator Stewart Cousins talks about the latest in the Con Edison "vegetative management" program along a main power line that runs through the her district. Residents have been upset with the matter the utility company has gone about cutting trees. The Senator has been very active on this issue and she has even introduced legislation to make things more fair. Also discussed, the Senate's Earth Day agenda, particularly ASC's "Goldenrod Envelope" bill that passed the Senate. Sen. Stewart-Cousins also talks about the roundtable discussion in Yonkers with U.S.

May 4, 2010
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Ribbon Cutting El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

Ribbon Cutting El Maguey & Proclamation Presentation

On Friday, April 30th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to El Maguey at a ribbon-cutting event for the new restaurant.

 

 

 

May 4, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Celebrates Arbor Day!

In celebration of Arbor Day, the national holiday calling on citizens to plant and protect trees, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is urging local residents to provide feedback on ways electric utility providers can improve the current clear cutting methods around transmission power lines in the region. The Public Service Commission recently announced that it is conducting a review of the right of way (ROW) practices and has requested input from members of the community.

April 30, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Room 804 LOB

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May 5, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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News12: Officials put focus on gang violence

YONKERS - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced over the weekend she's working on several bills aimed specifically at dealing with the gang problem in Yonkers and the rest of New York State...

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who joined Gillibrand to make the announcement in Yonkers, said she believes the combined efforts at the federal, state and local levels will allow local communities to get a handle on gang violence...

To Watch Video: Click Here!

News 12 - (04/27/10)

April 29, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Discuss Gang And Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in the City of Yonkers

On Sunday, April 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senator Kristen Gillibrand at the Yonkers YMCA to host a productive roundtable discussion with federal, State and County government officials, City Council Members and more than two dozen civic leaders, clergy members, community-based organization leaders, law enforcement officers and health and education professionals, on violent crime prevention through youth development and anti-gang initiatives in the City of Yonkers.

April 29, 2010
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Senate Bill Protects Renters Living With AIDS Or HIV

The New York State Senate Democratic Majority passed overdue protections (S2664/Duane) for New York renters living in poverty with AIDS or HIV, by humanely limiting the percentage of household income which can be paid in shelter costs. The benefit applies to those who live in emergency shelter facilities or reside in housing which receives financial assistance.

April 28, 2010
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Legislation to Protect Cyclists Advances In The State Senate

On Tuesday, April 27th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced the Senate Transportation Committee passed legislation (S6620) that will establish protections for cyclists. In January, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced the bill requiring a three-foot buffer zone between a motor vehicle passing a cyclist proceeding in the same direction on a highway.

The bill is also known as “Merrill's Law", in memory of Merrill Cassell, an avid cyclist and safety advocate, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while cycling in Greenburgh, in Westchester County.

April 27, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses.

April 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Room 804 LOB

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April 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Celebrates Earth Day

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is reminding local residents that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages each person to help protect our environment for future generations. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be attending a series of Earth Day celebrations, which began over the weekend with the Senator helping to kick-off the Irvington Earth Day and Greenburgh Nature Center Earth Day events. As a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins has established an extensive record as an advocate for environmentally responsible policies.

April 21, 2010
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