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Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Honored by the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee

Yonkers, NY - Democratic State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored on October 2nd by the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee at their Fall Luncheon. Leader Stewart-Cousins was given the Trailblazer of Democracy award for her leadership of the Senate Democratic Conference and her dedication to progressive, common sense approaches to ensuring social and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Leader Stewart-Cousins’ fellow honorees at the luncheon were former-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and civil rights activists Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan.

October 2, 2013
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White Plains Columbus Day Festival 2013

The City of White Plains kicked off their Italian Heritage and Culture Month with a 4th Annual Columbus Day Festival on September 28th and 29th which Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was delighted to partake in. This family-friendly festival had games, live music from top Italian-American performers around the area, and other traditional amusements, arts and crafts vendor and authentic ethnic Italian food for all to enjoy.

 

October 1, 2013
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all New Yorkers are encouraged to take the time to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection. 

The fight for breast cancer starts with early detection. Preventative screenings, routine mammograms and setting up regular visits can make all of the difference in the battle against disease and the fight for survival.

Excluding skin cancer, nearly 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in women is breast cancer. Though 95% of diagnoses are in women aged 40 and up, younger women and roughly 2,000 men are annually diagnosed with this disease.

October 1, 2013
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Bill Authorizing Improvements to Dangerous Intersection in Greenburgh Signed by Governor Cuomo

Greenburgh, NY - One of the most dangerous intersections in Westchester County will receive a much needed safety improvement this year and a law sponsored by Greenburgh’s State Legislators and signed by Governor Cuomo Friday made it possible.

The law, sponsored by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins in the Senate and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti in the Assembly, authorizes small parcels of Westchester County parkland adjacent to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and North Sprain Road in Hastings to be used to straighten a dangerous "S curve” which has caused over 80 accidents and two deaths over the last three years. The Legislators introduced the law at the request of Westchester County Legislator Mary Jane Shimsky.

September 29, 2013
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Festival Hispano de White Plains 2013

On Sunday, September 22nd, Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the White Plains Hispanic Day Festival, to join in on the celebration of Hispanic heritage through music, folkloric dancing, sports activities, arts & crafts, and ethnic foods.

September 25, 2013
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Ardsley Day Festival 2013

The annual Ardsley Day Festival is an event that many residents look forward to as it celebrates the community and showcases what the Village of Ardsley has to offer, bringing together local businesses, community organizations and volunteers to offer a wide variety of FREE attractions and activities for all ages. This year, Ardsley Day was held on Sunday, September 22nd, from 12:00PM to 5:00PM which Senator Stewart-Cousins was able to experience, stopping by each table to meet the loca

September 25, 2013
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Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival 2013

Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by various vendor tables with Carolyn Stevens, Executive Director of Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce--this one is the League of Women Voters--at Scardale's FIRST food and wine festival on Sunday, September 22nd. Located at Scarsdale Village, this special event brought the community together through food and wine tasting, presented by local celebrity chefs, restaurants, bakeries and catering companies, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity and malnutrition.

September 24, 2013
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RiverArts 50th Anniversary Party

To continue to show her appreciation and support for the local arts, Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the RiverArts 50th Anniversary Party on September 22nd, a fundraiser to celebrate five decades of artistic inspiration and education throughout the Rivertowns held at the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society.

September 24, 2013
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North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club Football and Cheering Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins had the pleasure to kick-off the North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club football and cheering season on Sunday, September 22nd. The North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club is a volunteer organization and works for the prevention of delinquency and youth crime and the advancement of the morale., physical, mental, and social well being of the youth of the City of Yonkers. The club offers basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, Pop Warner football, and cheerleading, for 1,200 youth annually. Sports are offered to children ages 5 through 17. The club also has a teen club for the teens 13 through 19 living in northwest Yonkers.

September 23, 2013
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Yonkers Partner in Education Annual Gala

On Wednesday, September 18th, the Yonkers Partners in Education hosted its 6th Annual Gala at the Cross Shopping Center which celebrated education "in style" and honored the achievements of Yonkers public school students. This annual special event, which helps continue YPIE's mission "to ensure that all children who attend the Yonkers Public Schools have the tools, support and guidance needed to complete a post-secondary program", was attended by over 400 supporters, including Mr. Kevin Lee, Cultural Ambassador of China, Ms.

September 20, 2013
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Schoolhouse Terrace Groundbreaking Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins joined Mayor Mike Spano, NYS HCR Commissioner Darryl Towns, The Community Builders (TCB) and other officials for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Schoolhouse Terrace project. Located at the site of the old School 6, Schoolhouse Terrace is a $63 million joint redevelopment effort by TCB and the Municipal Housing Authority to create two new mixed-income residential buildings affordable to families and seniors. The New York State Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council invested $29.6 million in this project in 2011.

September 19, 2013
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Financial Fitness Workshop Helps Homeowners and Families Take Control of Their Finances

Event Co-Hosted by Senator Stewart-Cousins, Housing Action Council, Community Housing Innovations and Attorney General Schneiderman's Office Offers Information about Budgeting, Credit Issues and Mortgage Modifications

Yonkers, NY - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) co-hosted a “Financial Fitness Workshop," Tuesday at the Riverfront Library, to help individuals and homeowners learn how to take control of their finances. The Senator co-hosted the event with Housing Action Council, Community Housing Innovations and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office.

September 19, 2013
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$1.8 Billion Awarded to Build 676 New LIRR and Metro-North Rail Cars

The Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. for up to $1.83 billion to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State.

September 19, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Donating Blood at Empire City Casino Blood Drive

Yonkers, NY - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) donated blood at a drive she co-hosted with Empire City Casino, Senator George Latimer, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer on Wednesday afternoon at the Raceway.

Blood donations collected at the drive helped replenish the New York Blood Center which has faced a shortage of blood supply in recent weeks. Participants also received a free mini-medical exam on site which included information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level.

September 18, 2013
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Media Advisory: Financial Fitness Workshop Will Help Homeowners and Families Take Control of their Finances

Yonkers, NY - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF - 35th District) will co-host a "Financial Fitness Workshop" with the Housing Action Council, Community Housing Innovations and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office this evening at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. The event will offer information about personal budgeting, credit issues, mortgage modification and refinancing options. All presentations and materials will be available in Spanish.

Who: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Housing Action Council, Community Housing Innovations, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office

September 17, 2013
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White Plains Council of Neighborhood Association Meeting

Every month, the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) hosts a meeting to discuss citywide issues impacting White Plains neighborhoods, giving unaffiliated White Plains residents the opportunity to voice their concerns. On Tuesday, September 10th, WPCNA hosted its September meeting at the Education House which Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, along with Senator George Latimer, attended as a guest speaker and discussed legislative issues that directly affect White Plains residents.

September 16, 2013
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September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual tradition celebrating the many ways that Hispanic Americans have contributed to our American identity and history, and a wonderful opportunity to share the rich cultural mosaic that is unique to the Americas and Spain, and to learn about the vital roles Hispanic Americans play in our nation’s past, present and future.

September 15, 2013
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Westchester-Putnam NYSUT Retiree Luncheon

Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomed new members of the Westchester-Putnam NYSUT New Retiree Luncheon on Thursday, September 12th. The Westchester-Putman NYSUT Retirees is a membership-based organization which serves former employees of the New York State school system, providing a community that allows members to stay connected, and advocating for educational, health and other related issues that concern and affect its members.

September 13, 2013
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Statement from Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Observing Yom Kippur

"I would like to wish all those who will be observing Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, this evening and tomorrow an easy and meaningful fast. May you and your loved ones be signed and sealed in the Book of Life."

September 13, 2013
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Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on the 9/11 Anniversary

“Twelve years ago today our state, nation and way of life were attacked by terrorists intent on striking fear into the hearts of all Americans. As we remember those we lost on that fateful day, we must also take pride in our heroic first responders who bravely rushed into harm’s way to help their fellow New Yorkers. Their courage, dedication and selflessness should serve as an inspiration and example to us all. We grieve today, and all days, for those we lost, but we should also redouble our efforts to unite as a nation, heal our divisions and serve our fellow citizens.”

Click here to view the official press release.

September 11, 2013
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