Antoine M Thompson's Press releases

Senator Thompson Gets Into The Real Meaning Of The Season

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 16, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 sk2houston@hotmail.com

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.     

December 17, 2010
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Senator Antoine Thompson Holds Annual Parade To Honor Veterans

Immediate Release:  November 12, 2010Contact: Ken Houston |716.854.8705| sk2houston@hotmail.com

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.

November 18, 2010
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Thompson Tours Niagara Falls Public Library Where A Community Logs On To New Opportunities

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 6, 2010Contact: Ken Houston |716.854.8705| sk2houston@hotmail.com

Niagara Falls, NY – Join New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) for a tour of the Niagara Falls Public Library on Thursday, October 7th  at 2:30 pm.  Students, along with other members of the public now have access to 40 new computers thanks to $30,000 Senator Thompson secured for library funding.

It’s estimated that hundreds of people pass through the Niagara Falls Public Library each week, where students use the computers as a study tool, while adults use them for resume writing and to search for employment opportunities.

October 7, 2010
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Senator Thompson 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 6, 2010Contact: Ken Houston |716.854.8705| sk2houston@hotmail.com

Thompson Holds Hispanic Heritage Award Ceremony

October 7, 2010
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Thompson Honored For His Legislative Accomplisments "Job Well Done."

For Immediate ReleaseOctober  5th, 2010Contact: Ken Houston (716) 854-8705 sk2houston@hotmail.com

October 5, 2010
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Thompson Secures Funding For Bennett High Improvements "School Upgrades"

For immediate releaseSeptember 7, 2010 Contact: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705 | sk2houston@hotmail.com

Buffalo, NY – A new school year brings new changes to Bennett High School.  New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts Erie & Niagara counties) will hold a news conference Wednesday, September 08, 2010 to announce capital improvements for Bennett High School.  The Senator has secured $200,000 for several upgrades at the school.

Join Senator Thompson on the front lawn of Bennett High, along with school Principal David Mauricio, students, school board members and the Superintendant of Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. James Williams.

September 27, 2010
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Thompson Protects Children From Toxic Baby Products

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 10, 2010Contact: Ken Houston | 716.381.7638 | sk2houston@hotmail.com 

September 27, 2010
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Thompson Leads Prostate Cancer Awareness March "Early Detection Saves Lives"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3rd, 2010CONTACT: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705 | sk2houston@hotmail.com

September 27, 2010
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Thompson Brings Change To Main Street Buffalo. "Main Street Makeover"

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2010Contact: Ken Houston: sk2houston@hotmail.com 716-854-8705

September 27, 2010
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State Senator Antoine Thompson Releases Grant Funds to 34 Community Organizations

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2010Contact: Lisa King| 404.587.4496 |lisaking530@gmail.com

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. 

September 24, 2010
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Thompson Leads Prostate Cancer Awareness March. "Early Detection Saves Lives."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 30, 2010Contact: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705 | sk2houston@hotmail.com

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.

August 31, 2010
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Thompson Salutes Homeless Shelter For Leading The Way. "New Solar Energy System."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 27, 2010Contact: Ken Houston| 716.854.8705 sk2houston@hotmail.com

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.

August 27, 2010
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THOMPSON HOLDS ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY. "TOOLS FOR SUCCESS."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 27, 2010Contact: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705|sk2houston@hotmail.com

 

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.

August 25, 2010
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Senate Bill Guaranteeing Protections for Tenants of Foreclosed Buildings Signed into Law. "Senator Thompson: Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes without Notice."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 21, 2010Contact: Lisa King │404.587.4496 │ lisaking530@gmail.com

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.

August 21, 2010
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Senator Antoine Thompson, Residents & Advocates Urge Moratorium on Gas Drilling Which Could Pollute New York’s Drinking Water. "Protecting Our Drinking Water."

From: sk2houston@hotmail.comTo: alnisa33@yahoo.comSubject: press releaseDate: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:16:47 -0400

(Buffalo, NY) Gas drilling in New York could contaminate the drinking water of more than 12 million New York residents. Putting public safety over the interests of gas companies,

August 17, 2010
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Thompson Works To Bring Change To The North District. "Creating Positive Change."

Immediate ReleaseAugust 16, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – The Black Rock and Riverside communities are preparing for major changes and New York State Antoine M. Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is lending a hand.  Thompson is hosting a North District Housing and Community Redevelopment Forum to address concerns of the people who live there.

August 17, 2010
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Thompson Wants To Clean Up Scajaquada Creek

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 16, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705  houston@senate.state.ny.us

August 17, 2010
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Thompson Offers Responsible Hydro-Fracking Legislation. "Protecting Our Drinking Water."

For Immediate Release:August 4, 2010 Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.ny.us

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. 

August 4, 2010
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Governor Signs Thompson Bills Into Law. "Protecting Our Kids."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 30, 2010CONTACT: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.ny.us

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.

July 30, 2010
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Thompson to Hold “Operation Protect Your Home” "Loan Officers Help You Avoid Foreclosure."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2010Contact: Ken Houston, 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

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.

July 29, 2010
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