Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) answers the call to those in need during the holiday season. Senator Thompson, along with his staff will volunteer Friday, December 17th at the Buffalo City Mission by preparing and serving meals.
Helping people in need is the real meaning of the holiday season, which is why for three years Senator Thompson has made a point of volunteering at the Buffalo City Mission.
Buffalo, NY- For the second year New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) pays tribute to members of the military, both past and present by hosting a Veterans Day Parade. The parade started at the intersection of Summer and Delaware in downtown Buffalo and eventually made its way down to Niagara Square.
Leading the parade was State Senator Antoine Thompson, along with this year’s Grand Marshals, Judge Robert Russell Jr. and Colonel Patrick J. Cunningham. Prior to last year’s parade the city of Buffalo had not hosted a Veteran’s Day parade in more than 35 years.
Buffalo, NY – Various Buffalo neighborhoods and community groups will see sweeping improvements thanks to state grant money secured by NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties). Distributed by the North West Buffalo Community Center, $181,000 was released today to help aid in furthering the mission of the recipients.
Buffalo, NY – Prostate Cancer strikes one in every four men and New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) is working to bring awareness to the disease. The Senator is hosting a Prostate Cancer Awareness march this Saturday, September 4th at Delaware Park.
Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) along with representatives from Solar Liberty and the Buffalo City Mission recently “flipped the switch” on a new solar energy system at one of the city’s largest homeless shelters. The 204 panel roof-top system will produce 53,600 kWh of electricity, which is expected to save the Mission an estimated $6,700 in utility costs in its first year.
Niagara Falls, NY – New Yorl State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is helping equip Niagara County students for a successful school year by holding his annual School Supply Giveaway. The items are free and will be handed out on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis according to the student’s grade level.
Senator Thompson: Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes without Notice
(Buffalo, NY) Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D- Parts of Erie and Niagara counties) announced that a new law guaranteeing greater protections (S7139) for tenants of buildings in foreclosure has been signed into law. Under the Senate’s new law, rent-regulated tenants are now required to receive a notice of their housing rights, along with a notice of the building owner’s foreclosure. The bill takes effect 30 days from the date of signing.
Buffalo, NY – Crucial legislation to protect drinking water was passed by the New York State Senate by a vote of 48 to 9. Sponsored by New York State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), the bill (S8129B) suspends permits for hydro-fracking in New York State until May 15, 2011, giving the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Legislature and the incoming Governor time to enact safeguards to protect New York’s water.
Buffalo, NY – Landmark legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) becomes law. The bill (S3296) bans the use of Bishpenol-A in products for children age three and under. NY Governor David Paterson signed the bill into law Friday, July 30, 2010.
The bill (#S3296) includes childcare products such as pacifiers, baby bottles, baby bottle liners, cups, cup lids, straws and sippy cups. Parents have innocently exposed their children to this product for years without knowing the risk.
Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Majority Conference of the New York State Senate will hold a home foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bennett High School, located at 2885 Main Street in Buffalo.
Thompson Initiatives Abound From Green Expos To Darwin-Martin To The Niagara Falls Train Station.
Imagine the establishment of a Green Initiative Institute in Buffalo that would offer grants to green entrepreneurs while serving as an all-purpose business incubator for up and coming green enterprises?
Fortunately, before long none of us will have to use our imaginations to conjure up such a vision, thanks to a $2 million appropriation secured by Buffalo/Niagara Falls NYS Senator Antoine Thompson.
Niagara Falls, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will host his annual community stakeholders breakfast in Niagara Falls this Saturday at the John Duke Senior Center, located at 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.
The breakfast will include presentations from the following guest speakers: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Kevin Cottrell with The North Star Project, Dave Kinney with The Department of Public Works and representatives from the Niagara Falls Police Department.