Antoine M Thompson's Press releases

Thompson Hosts 2009 Memorial Day Ceremony & Reception "Paying tribute to those that have risked their lives to protect our country"

Buffalo, NY- Today, May 22, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), hosted his 3rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Recognition Reception.  The ceremony took place at 65 Court Street in Buffalo from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.

This year’s ceremony honored several military veterans; Joseph Pirrone, Geraldine Ford, Honorable Judge Robert Russell, George Torres and Patrick Welch, Ph.D.  They were joined by their family and friends.

May 22, 2009
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Senator Thompson Holds Spring Fling Senior Breakfast

Buffalo, NY- Today, May 22, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) held his 8th Annual Spring Fling Senior Breakfast from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. 

Close to four hundred and fifty seniors called to reserve a seat and join Senator Thompson for his annual breakfast.  They were served a continental breakfast and were entertained by Hutchinson Central Technical High School Jazz Band.

May 22, 2009
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Senator Thompson Sponsors 8th Annual Job Fair "Providing opportunities for White Collar, Blue Collar and Green Jobs"

Buffalo, NY- Today, May 22, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), sponsored his 8th Annual Employment Opportunity Fair from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center located at 77 Goodell Street.

Close to one hundred people came out to find employment opportunities or for assistance in writing resumes, dressing for success and the opportunity to sign up for technical support classes.

May 22, 2009
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Senator Thompson Helps Proctect Unemployed New Yorkers

Today, State Senator Thompson announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 current or soon-to-be unemployed New Yorkers. 

This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Thompson and his colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs.

May 21, 2009
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2010 Private David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards

Buffalo, NY -  Antoine M. Thompson - New York State Senator, 60th District  (D-parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) announced that he will hold his Annual Private David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards Program Friday June 11, 2010 at 5PM at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

May 18, 2009
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Senator Thompson Sponsors 8th Annual Job Fair

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May 15, 2009
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Senator Thompson Sponsors Memorial Weekend Carnival

Niagara Falls, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will sponsor a Memorial Weekend Carnival at the John Duke Senior Center parking lot May 21 – 25,  2009.

“The carnival is an enjoyable family oriented event and I encourage parents to participate with your children,” stated Senator Thompson.  “There will be officers and security guards on duty the entire time and any unacceptable behavior during the carnival will not be tolerated.”

May 13, 2009
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Senator Thompson's Week of Upcoming Events

Buffalo, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will be sponsoring many community activities throughout the week. 

Legislative ReceptionThis is a great opportunity to network and meet experts in renewable energy and the environmental field.  Light refreshments will be provided by Chef Johnny of Adrienne’s Catering.  The reception will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 65 Court Street in the Walter J. Mahoney Building from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 

May 11, 2009
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Senator Thompson Holds Spring Fling Senior Breakfast

Buffalo, NY- NYS Senator  Antoine M. Thompson will hold his 8th Annual Spring Fling Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 22 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. 

“I am happy to be able to continue the tradition of my senior breakfast.  This is a great opportunity for seniors to get together and have a good time and a nice breakfast,” stated Senator Thompson.

May 11, 2009
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Senator Thompson Teams Up With The H.E.A.R.T. Foundation And LaTonya Blige

Buffalo, NY – NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will co-sponsor a Teen Summit along with The HEART (Helping Empower At-Risk Teens) Foundation and LaTonya Blige on Saturday, May 9th .

LaTonya Blige, sister of award winning R&B singer Mary J. Blige, will speak at The HEART Foundation’s Teen Summit to deliver a message of Help, Hope and Healing.  She will speak on peer pressure, drugs and on being a teenager during these difficult times. 

May 8, 2009
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Adirondack Council Names Thompson Legislator Of The Year

Albany, NY-  On May 4, 2009, NYS Senator, Antoine M.

May 8, 2009
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Buffalo - Buffalo Audubon Society presents special award

 Buffalo, NY- Yesterday, May 6, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, was awarded a public service award at the Centennial Meeting and Annual Dinner of the Buffalo Audubon Society. 

“I’m honored to receive this award, I have always cared about the environment and I’m glad I can help,” stated Senator Thompson. 

May 8, 2009
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Thompson passes Red light camera bill for Buffalo & Rochester

Bill will implement cameras in three municipalities; increasing revenue and driver safety

Albany, NY- For the last two years, Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) has presented legislation to the New York State Senate which would introduce the use of red light cameras in Buffalo and Rochester.

April 6, 2009
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Thompson Passes Historic Bottle bill

Bill adds water bottles, increases recycling, and state retains 80% of unclaimed funds 

April 4, 2009
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Senator Thompson Declares Uncrowned Queens Day

Buffalo, NY – Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) declares Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Uncrowned Queens Day.

March 19, 2009
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Senator Thompson Appoints Attorney Bob Knoer to Brownfield Advisory Board

Buffalo, NY – Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee appoints environmental law attorney Robert Knoer of The Knoer Group to the New York State Brownfield’s Advisory Board for the 2009-2012 term.

March 17, 2009
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Assemblyman Steven Englebright and Senator Antoine Thompson Announce Introduction of Legislation to Ban Bisphenol A

Legislators call for swift action on their bill to protect children from exposure to this dangerous chemical.

March, 16, 2009

March 15, 2009
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