CHINATOWN -- Last night, State Senator Daniel Squadron was honored by the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) at the organization's annual Lunar New Year celebration. Senator Squadron received CPC's Civic Leadership Award.
CHINATOWN -- This weekend, State Senator Daniel Squadron was honored at the annual Chinatown Cherry Blossom Festival for his work to improve quality of life along the Bowery and throughout Confucius Plaza. Senator Squadron has led the efforts to bring more trees and green space to the community, working with the Parks Department and the community on a number of initiatives, including the planting of 37 new trees (largely cherry trees) in November 2010.
The festival was organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York, the Confucius Plaza Board, and the Confucius Plaza Tenants Council.
In photo: State Senator Daniel Squadron (center) receives a citation from Chinese Chamber of Commerce Chairman Justin Yu (immediate right) and the Chamber board.
On Saturday, December 17th, Senator Squadron received the Public Servant of the Year Award from the Little Italy Merchants Association (LIMA) and the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation, in recognition for his "compassion, humanity, and commitment in serving the citizens of the Little Italy and Chinatown communities."
After being presented with the award by LIMA President John Fratta, Senator Squadron joined Chinatown and Little Italy leaders to march in the annual East Meets West Christmas Parade.
Senator Squadron and Visiting Nurse Services of New York co-sponsored free flu shots at several senior centers across the city. Nurses provided over 200 flu shots at each location. Here, Senator Squadron dropped by the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in Carroll Gardens, where Judy Farrell from Visiting Nurse Service of New York injected Carol Rembert of Williamsburg.