Antoine M Thompson's News items

Thompson’s Monthly Breakfast Postponed For Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

8:30am. – 10:00am at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 1122 Buffalo Avenue (Niagara Falls, NY). To offer suggestions on topics to discuss or keynote speakers to invite, please call 716-284-5789 or 716-284-5803.


May 9, 2007

“thompson Announces 6th Annual Wny Spelling Bee”



Interested participants have until Wednesday, May 23rd to register for the WNY Spelling Bee. To obtain an application, or for further questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Anna Marie Sinatra at (716) 854-8705. 


May 6, 2007

Thompson & Peoples Proclaim May As Block Club Month In New York State

.”The first year Senator noted that the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls received record 9% increases in municipal aid, equating to respective additional funding of $12,804,032 and $1,419,139.

April 27, 2007

Thompson Responds To Imus Controversy

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator 60th District (Erie & Niagara Counties), expressed his concern and dissatisfaction for the racist and derogatory remarks made by MSNBC talk show host Don Imus towards the mostly black Rugters women’s basketball team."It is astonishing that in this day and age such a public figure would display such ignorance and bigotry." Thompson has been an active member of the NAACP and the Afro-American Historical Association among many other civil rights organizations for years.

April 25, 2007

Thompson Secures Dec Participation With Tonawanda Landfill

The survey will take place in May 2007 and will initially entail walkover radiation surveys to detect the potential presence of radioactive contaminants. Above average findings will lead to more in-depth analysis such as soil sampling and water testing.

April 20, 2007

Thompson Stresses Diversity For Proposed Federal Courthouse to obtain the necessary documentation. The proposed courthouse contract is being offered through the U.S. General Services Administration, and has a scope of working including a 10-story, 264,000 square-foot building with underground parking and has an estimated completion date of summer 2010.

April 10, 2007

Thompson Secures Additional State Aid For Local Governments

The first year Senator noted that the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls received record 9% increases in municipal aid, equating to respective additional funding of $12,804,032 and $1,419,139. The funding is earmarked for reducing property tax burdens, economic development or infrastructure investment to generate real property tax base growth, or investments in technology or other reengineering initiatives to permanently reduce operating expenses.

April 5, 2007

“Thompson Partners With Smith And The Masten Block Club Coalition To Announce Wny Senior Luncheon”

WHAT:           The WNY Senior Luncheon. The event is free, however seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  


TIME:            11am-2pm. 

March 31, 2007

Thompson Supports Push For On-time State Budget

expect their lawmakers to pass the budget on time. I am fully prepared to assist and support the passage of a state budget before the April 1st deadline. We cannot afford to move backwards in history and return to the days of chronically late state budgets, that would be unacceptable,” stated Thompson.

March 20, 2007
March 19, 2007

A Now Or Never Education Budget!

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March 6, 2007

Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District To Host 1st Annual Women’s History Month Awards Reception




Assistant Director Committee on Open Government, New York State Department of State 


March 2, 2007

Our Children’s Future Depends On How Well They Understand Their Past…

Who:          Senator Antoine M. Thompson


When:       Friday, February 23, 2007

Where:      65 Court Street, Main Floor Part 6 

February 23, 2007

Thompson Set To Receive Two Honors At Black & Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus This Weekend

9:30am on Sunday, February 18th. The breakfast will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, located at 10 Eyck Plaza, tickets are $40 per person. Other honorees include Hon. Serapher Conn-Halevi, Chairwoman of the Mt. Vernon Democratic City Committee; Hon. Delores Brathwaite, Executive Director of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission; and Hon. Symra Brandon, Former Assistant to the County Executive/Director African-American Affairs. Other weekend festivities include performances by The Four Tops & Regina Belle Saturday evening, with Former U.S.

February 14, 2007

Senator Thompson Advocates For Socio-economic Justice At The 36th Annual NYS Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Conference

st District, and Mayor Byron Brown of the City of Buffalo. The documentary film, The Forgotten City, will be the focus of one of the workshops. Through exclusive, breathtaking footage and one-on-one interviews with many citizens and some of Buffalo’s most influential leaders, The Forgotten City exposes the bitter truth about Buffalo and all inner cities. It challenges stereotypes, encourages change and shakes up the status quo.

February 12, 2007

Senator Thompson Calls For New York To Defend Women's Reproductive Rights

                     In honor of the recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision which ruled that a woman's relationship with her doctor was a private affair, State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagara Falls) today warned of the continued challenge to women's reproductive rights posed by an increasingly conservative Supreme Court.

January 24, 2007
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