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Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Westchester On the Level (WHYT Radio)

Source: WHYT Radio

On Wednesday, July 31st, Leader Stewart-Cousins was a guest on Westchester On the Level to talk about education funding, Women's Equality Act, Campaign Finance Reform, NY SAFE Act, among other issues important to Westchester. Click here to listen to the interview.

August 12, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Participating in National Night Out

Senator Stewart-Cousins participated in the National Night Out, "America's NIGHT OUT against crime" on August 6th at the 3rd and 4th Precinct in Yonkers. National Night Out is a nationwide effort to promote crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie.

 

August 8, 2013
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Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO Picnic

Leader Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Westchester/Putnam Central Body Labor AFL-CIO Picnic on Sunday, August 4th at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale, NY. Also in attendance were Ken Jenkins, Chair of the Board of Legislators (BOL) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

 

August 5, 2013
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Westchester County Annual Heritage of India Festival

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the Annual Heritage of India Festival on Sunday, August 4th at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY. Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the Indian American Cultural Association of Westchester, Nielsen, Dr. Anil and Anju Joshi, and Friends of Westchester County Parks, the Annual Heritage of India Festival ends the Westchester County's annual series of cultural heritage celebration with "exotic sights, sounds and flavors of distant India", featuring delicious foods of India, live music, folk dancing and cultural performances, and a fashion show showcasing colorful native clothing.

August 5, 2013
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Top Class Limousine 25th Anniversary Celebration

Senator Stewart-Cousins recognized with a proclamation Top Class Limousine's 25 years of service on Sunday, August 4th in Yonkers, NY. Top Class Limo has been awarded "The Best of Yonkers Limo Service" for many years, and continues to live up to its name by providing "top class" limo service in Yonkers and surrounding area. Pictured with Senator Stewart-Cousins accepting the proclamation is John Khader and his family.

August 5, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins with the Coalition for Scarsdale Schools (CSS)

Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke to the Coalition for Scarsdale Schools (CSS) last night at a celebration of the passage of the 2013 Scarsdale School District budget, congratulating the CSS for their hard work and advocacy on behalf of Scarsdale's schools, and reaffirming her commitment to fight for public education as their partner in Albany. The party was held at the home of Diane and Mark Greenwald.

July 30, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Volunteering at the JCY Summer Reading Buddies Program

The Senator, a former teacher and longtime proponent of education, joined a local Yonkers third grader to read "The Talking Egg," although the young student did most of the reading. The JCY Summer Reading Buddies program pairs volunteers with children to work on their assigned summer reading projects. The program also offers life skills workshops for parents of participating students.

July 30, 2013
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TCC-Westchester Ramadan Dinner

Leader Stewart-Cousins attended the Interfaith Ramadan Dinner hosted by the Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) of Westchester on Thursday, July 25th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. The Dinner featured LIVE! Sufi music accompanied by the Whirling Dervish dance performance. TCC-Westchester is a non-profit organization "dedicated to promoting harmony in diverse cultural setting in the U.S."

July 26, 2013
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Theodore D. Young Summer Jazz Series

Senator Stewart-Cousins showed her support for the arts by attending the Theodor D. Young Summer Jazz Series, a FREE event in Greenburgh, NY which occurs every Thursday from 7:00PM-9:30PM. The Theodore D. Young Community Center, Department of Community Resources seeks to improve the quality of life for Greenburgh residents by providing a variety of educational, cultural, recreational, and social activities and services. The original mission of the Center set forth 30 years ago continues today with the goal of lessening problems caused by poverty, racism, and cultural deprivation.

July 26, 2013
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Blessing of the Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club New Fleet & Dock

On Tuesday, July 23rd, Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club to participate in the blessing of the new fleet and dock damaged by Superstorm Sandy and recently rebuilt. The Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club, the successor of the Yonkers Canoe Club founded in 1886, is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to "encourage the growth of, and participation in, rowing and paddling sports". 

July 25, 2013
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Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on the Capitol Pressroom

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest onthe Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:05 AM. Click here to tune in LIVE!

What: Interview on the Capitol Pressroom Who: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins When: Thursday, July 25 th 2013 at 11:05 AM

July 25, 2013
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Extended Hours at Yonkers DMV

Yonkers, NY - To better accommodate customers, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) is pleased to announce extended business hours on Monday through Thursday at the Yonkers branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles. The extended hours are part of a statewide pilot program approved by the Legislature this year which seeks to make the Department of Motor Vehicles more accessible and user friendly.

The year-long pilot will determine the hours that are most convenient for customers and the DMV. Results of the pilot will be evaluated to determine if the expanded hours should continue beyond the test period and if additional offices should offer extended hours of operation.

July 24, 2013
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Advocacy and the Role of Government in Society (Source: The Examiner News)

Source: The Examiner News

Recently, The White Plains Examiner had the chance to sit down with New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th Senate District) and talk about what it’s like to be the first woman Democratic Conference Leader and the road that lead her to the prominent position she has today.

Click here to read the full article.

July 24, 2013
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Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on LoHud Editorial Spotlight

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be joining the Editorial Board of The Journal News today for a post-session conversation in a live segment called the Editorial Spotlight. Click here to tune in LIVE!

What: Interview on Journal News Editorial SpotlightWho: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-CousinsWhen: Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM

July 23, 2013
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Honoring Reverend Dr. Lester Cousin with Street Name in White Plains

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended a street naming ceremony and reception in honor of Rev. Dr. Lester Cousin, the former Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. The City of White Plains designated the corner of Orawaupum Street and Post Road as Reverend Dr. Lester Cousin Way. Rev. Cousin and Senator Stewart-Cousins are not related, although they call each other "cousins". The Reverend retired as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in 2011 after serving for 38 years.

July 23, 2013
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Yonkers African-American Day Parade

Leader Stewart-Cousins celebrated her African-American heritage by walking the Annual Yonkers African-American Day Parade on Sunday, July 21st. Walking the Parade with her included Westchester County BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins and Mayor Mike Spano.   

 

 

July 22, 2013
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Sunshine Pharmacy Opens in White Plains

At a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of Sunshine Pharmacy in White Plains, Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to proud owner Pravin Patel. The new pharmacy, formerly known as White Plains Pharmacy, will serve the downtown community.

July 22, 2013
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Yonkers Town Hall Meeting a Success!

In conjunction with Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, Senator Stewart-Cousins hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at the Yonkers Riverfront Library with members of the community. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow also took part in the Town Hall Meeting. With about 30 people in attendance, mostly from Yonkers, the Senator discussed a wide range of topics including her efforts to create jobs, support education and curb gun violence in the community. The Senator and Assemblypeople then responded to questions from attendees.

July 22, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Hosts Meeting of Librarians in Her District Office

Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomed directors and trustees from several of her district's libraries to her Yonkers office this month to funding and other State policies with respect to libraries. Senator Stewart-Cousins reaffirmed her commitment to libraries in her district and throughout the State.

July 22, 2013
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School & Neighborhood (SCHOOD) Reunion

Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Annual School & Neighborhood (SCHOOD) Reunion on Saturday, July 20th at the JFK Memorial Park to show her support for SCHOOD's mission to "reconnect the Yonkers community", typically long-lost friends who would not have gotten back in touch had it not been for this event. 

July 21, 2013
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