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SENATOR SQUADRON, FDNY OFFICIALS HONOR FDNY 150th ANNIVERSARY

Squadron At Senate District FDNY Firehouses/EMS Stations: Thank You For Your Service

Squadron/FDNY Celebrate 150 Years With State Senate Resolution

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and FDNY officials, including Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Donoghue - Manhattan Borough Commander, visited FDNY firehouses and EMS stations around the 26th Senate District to honor the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Squadron presented a copy of the Senate resolution he passed earlier this year to commemorate this noteworthy occasion, along with colleagues.

August 27, 2015
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TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING THE DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN 2016 FOR THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Below and attached is the testimony of Senator Squadron regarding the Draft Annual Plan 2016 for the New York City Housing Authority.

August 11, 2015
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QUART, SQUADRON, ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE BILL ALLOWING PUBLIC ACCESS TO POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE

Would Allow Public to FOIL Recorded Encounters Between Police and Citizens

NEW YORK –State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Dan Quart, and advocates have announced a bill ensuring that police body camera recordings are publicly accessible under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). This legislation will promote greater transparency in everyday encounters between police officers and members of public."

August 6, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK GENERAL PROJECT PLAN

 

Squadron Urges ESDC to Reject Modifications, Consider Community Impact, Seek Alternatives

BROOKLYN -- Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony at the public hearing regarding the proposed modifications to the Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan, convened by the Empire State Development Corporation Board and Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Board. Squadron’s prepared testimony is below, and attached aresupplemental documents submitted to the boards.

July 30, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S LMDC MEETING

NEW YORK—State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding today’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation meeting:

July 23, 2015
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SCHNEIDERMAN, SQUADRON, BREWER HOST “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” FORUM FOR TENANTS FACING CONVERSIONS

 

Loft and Live-work Quarters Issues a Key Focus

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 22, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted a “Know Your Rights” forum to engage residents on their rights and responsibilities as residents of co-ops, condos, lofts, and live-work quarters.

July 22, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON & NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCE JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES AT FEDERAL HALL

Squadron Marks 250th Anniversary of Stamp Act Congress

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron was joined by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), a Revolutionary re-enactor, Park Rangers, community members and visitors to make a special presentation marking the 250th Anniversary of the Stamp Act Congress at Federal Hall. They also announced this weekend's Independence Day activities at Federal Hall National Memorial. 

July 2, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ANNOUNCEMENT

BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Congresswoman Velázquez, Assemblymember Simon, Councilmember Lander, and Councilmember Levin released the following joint statement regarding the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's announcement:

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO SMITH HOUSES

Squadron Details Over $450K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged residents of Alfred E. Smith Houses Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $450,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event included Smith Resident Association President Aixa Torres, NYCHA’s Deputy Director for City Capital Michael Clandorf, and NYCHA Security Manager Irving Anglada. It was co-hosted by the Smith Resident Association and NYCHA.

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MAYOR'S INCLUSION OF LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens to announce the inclusion of Lunar New Year as a school holiday. Squadron released the following statement:

June 23, 2015
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SQUADRON, AUBRY INTRODUCE KALIEF'S LAW TO FIX “SPEEDY TRIAL” RULES IN NYS

Broken System Forces Defendants to Endure Significant Delays Before Trial

Electeds: The Experience of Kalief Browder Must Be A Call To Action

ALBANY — State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry announced legislation (S.5988) to fix New York State's "speedy trial" law following the recent death of Kalief Browder, who spent three years in pre-trial detention at Riker's Island. Kalief's Law closes a legal loophole that forces defendants to endure significant delays before trial, even while in jail, despite the time limits established by law. This change will limit delays by prosecutors and the court, so that defendants are afforded their constitutional right to a speedy trial.

June 17, 2015
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SQUADRON, ROZIC, CHIN ANNOUNCE FCC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE VERIZON LIFELINE PROGRAM

Elected Officials Continue Push for Access to Multilingual Services and Better Customer Service

 NEW YORK – After urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau to revise Verizon’s Lifeline program to include multilingual notices and inform subscribers of recertification and service changes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, and Council Member Margaret Chin announced that the FCC has agreed to change the recertification process, improve the program, and better serve those with limited English proficiency.

June 15, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN STATEMENT ON SENATE BILL ADDING NYC LUNAR NEW YEAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY

ALBANY – The New York State Senate unanimously passed S.4648 (Golden, Squadron) on Tuesday night which would establish the Asian Lunar New Year as a school holiday in New York City. Legislation passed last year authorized the New York City Department of Education to consider closure for the holiday. This legislation would require it. State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Queens), U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilmember Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) released the following statement in response:

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON SENATE BILL WEAKENING NY SAFE ACT

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding S.5837, legislation that would weaken the NY SAFE Act. He debated the bill on the floor of the Senate today.  

June 8, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN, ELECTEDS, COMMUNITY URGE MAYOR TO MEET ON ADDING LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY IN 2015-16

40+ Electeds, Advocates Ask For Results of Promised DOE Study

Asian-Americans Comprise 15% of NYC Public School Students, Mayor Pledged Lunar New Year School Holiday

NEW YORK – State Senator Squadron, Assemblymember Kim, Congressmember Meng and Councilmember Chin today urged Mayor de Blasio to add Lunar New Year as a school holiday to the 2015-16 school calendar, with elected officials, community leaders and advocacy groups from across New York City. In a letter from over 40 elected officials and community advocates, the Mayor was asked to meet with the group to discuss the results of a Department of Education (DOE) analysis the Administration promised for completion in May, and ultimately, to keep the pledge he made to include Lunar New Year as a school holiday. The full letter is attached as a PDF.     

June 5, 2015
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SQUADRON, KAVANAGH LETTER TO GOVERNOR CUOMO ON "LLC LOOPHOLE"

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, sponsors of legislation to close the "LLC loophole" (S.60A/ A.6975B), wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo on this important ethics reform. The full letter is attached as a PDF.  

June 3, 2015
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GENDA SENATE SPONSOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON EIGHTH ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF TRANSGENDER EQUALITY BILL

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Senate sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), released the following statement after the Assembly passed the legislation for the eighth time today:  

June 2, 2015
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SQUADRON, GOOD GOV'T GROUPS URGE SENATE MAJORITY TO GIVE "LLC LOOPHOLE" BILL FULL SENATE VOTE

Good Government Groups Deliver Thousands of Signatures to Close Loophole

Push For New Leader to Adhere to Senate Rules

May 28, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO BARUCH ADDITION

Squadron Details Over $240K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged Baruch Addition residents today at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $240,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event also included NYCHA City Capital Projects Director Kate Seely-Kirk, and was co-hosted by the Baruch Addition Resident Association, New York City Housing Authority and Grand Street Settlement.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MACY'S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS OVER EAST RIVER

 Squadron, de Blasio Pushed For Years For More New Yorkers to Have Access To July 4th Celebration

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding today's announcement that this year's Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will take place over the East River:

May 20, 2015
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