Antoine M Thompson's News items

Thompson Donates $1,000.00 To Bennett High School’s Uniform Fund

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District and an active member of the Bennett High School Alumni Association understands the importance of school uniforms.

October 19, 2007

Veterans Medals Award Ceremony

If you are a Veteran and believe that you qualify for this medal please contact

854-8705 and an application will be mailed out to you. The last day to request an application will be Thursday, November 1, 2007.

October 16, 2007

Thompson Hosts Second Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

Albany, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (D-60, Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is hosting a roundtable meeting today at 1:00pm in the Senate Minority Conference Room, located in Room 315 of the State Capitol Building, with invited representatives from sixteen (16) entertainment industry companies that New York State invests over $2.8 billion in retirement pensions with. This is a follow up to the initial meeting that was held on July 31, 2007.

October 15, 2007

Thompson Collaborates To Support Safe Routes To School Initiative

Buffalo, NY- On Friday, August 31st at 11:00am, Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), in conjunction with the City of Buffalo Wellness Institute will host a press conference on Safe Routes to School at Thompson’s Buffalo District Office located at 65 Court St in downtown Buffalo.Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded program geared at developing strategies to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

August 30, 2007

Thompson Announces Annual School Supply Giveaway

Buffalo, NY- Today, Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), in conjunction with Keep WNY Beautiful, announced his annual School Supply Giveaway. The giveaways are scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at two (2) locations. The first will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at his Buffalo District Office located at 65 Court St in downtown Buffalo, and the second will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 619 Pine Ave. in Niagara Falls.School supplies will be available in limited amounts and will be on a first come, first served basis.

August 28, 2007

Thompson Acknowledges Sponsors For Making School Supply Giveaway Successful

Niagara Falls, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), held a school supply giveaway from 2-4pm on Saturday, September 1st, at his Niagara Falls District Office located at 619 Pine Avenue. His office was able to successfully serve approximately 200 students in the community with paper, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, folders, notebooks etc. The students’ grades ranged from kindergarten to high school.

August 27, 2007

Thompson Announces $5.45 Million In Wny Housing Initiatives

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Erie & Niagara Counties), is eager to announce the securing a combination of approximately $5.45 million in grant funding and low-income housing credits for multiple housing initiatives and projects within Western New York. The funding sources are the New York State Department of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation.There are a total of five (5) Western New York projects that will receive state agency funding.

August 16, 2007

Senate Democrats Push For More Contracts For Minority And Women Owned Business

New York being ranked at or near the top in the number of African-American-, Hispanic-, and women-owned companies.Stewart-Cousins and Thompson co-chair a Conference task force that is exploring how the MWBE certification process can undergo a “Fast Track,” or expedited process to allow more companies to compete for state contracts.

August 8, 2007

State Senator Antoine Thompson To Announce Outcome Of Entertainment Industry Round-table Meeting

New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) will hold a media availability today, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 12:15 p.m., in Albany to discuss the outcome of a round-table meeting he held on entertainment industry practices.Thompson recently announced that New York State's investment and pension fund holdings in the entertainment industry amount to nearly $3 billion. He arranged today's round-table to open up a dialogue with the industry about eliminating offensive content.WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, at 12:15 p.m.

July 31, 2007

Thompson Hosts Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

“Our goal is to get these respective companies to comply with a decency public policy statement… We will not beg companies that we invest with to do the right thing; if they do not want to comply, then we will seek those that want to be responsible.”

The Senator will be available for comments and questions afterwards.

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July 31, 2007

Senate Democratic Task Force Hosts MWBE Roundtable

The Senate Democratic Task Force recently hosted a roundtable discussion on developing a "Fast Track" State certification model for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).

The meeting, which was chaired by State Senators Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagara Falls) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), brought together lawmakers and MWBE experts from various state agencies and authorities to discuss and examine the issues surrounding local, state and federal certification of MWBEs in order to develop a unified and expedited certification process.

July 25, 2007
July 11, 2007

Senators Smith And Thompson Release Report On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

Troubled by the prevalence of offensive and derogatory material in the media, State Senator Antoine Thompson and Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith today released a report Thompson solicited from State Comptroller DiNapoli detailing $2.8 billion worth of state pension fund investments in the entertainment industry.

“Now is the time to have an open dialogue about corporate responsibility and the need to ensure that state government also exercises responsibility with its use of investments,” said Smith (D-Queens).

June 19, 2007

Senator Thompson Calls For Increased Security Measures On College Campuses

has an enormous amount of students on college campuses; we must make sure to do all that we can to protect them,” stated Senator Thompson.

“We must re-evaluate our emergency preparedness plans, and our ability to make technology improve lines of communication…Different campus settings (urban/suburban) call for different plans of action.”

In a letter sent to SUNY Chancellor John R.

June 18, 2007

Assemblymember Peoples & Senator Thompson To Host Minority And Women Owned Business Enterprises Reception

free of charge and open to the public and is specifically targeted for minority and women-owned (MWBE) businesses, which are certified, eligible for certification, or currently undergoing the certification process. Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson and Michael Jones-Bey, Director for the Division of Minority and Women's Business Development at Empire State Development Corporation, will present New York State’s executive plan for MWBE’s and discuss New York State contracting opportunities.

June 18, 2007

Thompson & Buffalo Bisons Team Up To Sponsor Youth Baseball Clinic

WHY: To address youth on the issues of leadership, teamwork, and the importance of education while providing sports development tips and techniques.

June 18, 2007

Thompson Urges Dads To Get Their Yearly “tune Up”


A number of common health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol, can remain undiagnosed for years because they present subtle and vague symptoms, if any at all. Known as silent killers, they quietly damage body organs and tissues, sometimes for years, before reaching the stage where symptoms begin to show.

For uninsured or underinsured individuals, the sticking point may be access to care.

June 8, 2007

Thompson Secures NYS Dot Traffic Safety Study

Senator Thompson requested the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to perform a traffic safety study regarding the Whitehaven Road Overpass entrance and exit to Route 190. The residents are highly concerned about the public safety hazard, as only a stop sign exists for vehicles exiting the thruway. The New York State Thruway Authority and respective Erie County Departments will be involved in the study as well.

Grand Island.

June 8, 2007

Thompson Honors 102year-old Wwii Veteran

Mr. Price is believed to the oldest living Veteran in WNY; he served as a mechanic during WWII with the responsibility of inspecting and testing equipment which was invaluable to the United States in a way that one could not imagine.


June 1, 2007

Thompson Receives Leadership In Public Service Award

’s economy and community,” stated Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District.

Other award recipients included Ms. Joan Malone (Joan Malone Award), Ms. Lou Jean Fleron (Norman Harper Award), and the CBTU- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Mentorship Program (Future of Justice Award).

May 14, 2007
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