Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

Senator Squadron, MTA Announce Release of F Line Review

Full Line Review Called for by Senator Identifies Solutions for Delay-Plagued Line

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron and the MTA today announced the release of the full line review of the F Train that the Senator called for this summer.  The comprehensive 25-page report details serious problems on the F Line, and offers strategies for improvement.  Senator Squadron praised the MTA for its responsiveness in studying the line and pledged to work with New York City Transit and F train riders to implement solutions to improve service on the line.

October 8, 2009
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State Senator Daniel Squadron Launches First-Ever 25th District Chinese-Language Hotline

Senator’s Hotline Makes Office More Accessible to Non English-Speaking Constituents

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron joined with Chinatown leaders today to announce the opening of a new Chinese-language hotline for his office. The hotline will give Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking residents of the 25th district an opportunity to access the Senator’s office more directly and conveniently.

October 6, 2009
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Rosenthal/Squadron Bill Ensures Social Services Recipients Receive Critical Sexual Assault Information

New York, NY –Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that yesterday Governor Paterson signed into law a bill (A3378/S4077) requiring local social service districts to inform all people applying for public assistance of their option to receive information on resources for victims of sexual abuse and assault.

September 22, 2009
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Senator Squadron's Back-to-School Forum

Please join State Senator Daniel Squadron for a Back to School forum on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.  Come out and talk with Senator Squadron along with parents, educators, and community members about our local schools and to highlight challenges and priorities for the coming school year.  The details for this event are below, and please feel free to forward this e-mail and the attached flier to anyone you think might be interested in attending.

September 17, 2009
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Join Me For Community Convention Follow-up Calls

On March 15, four hundred members of our community gathered at the first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention to discuss shared concerns, priorities, and hopes as part of 22 discussion groups.  I left the Convention resolved to take our discussions and translate them into action, and to report back on what we heard and the progress we made.  Today I want to announce that this report will be in the form of a series of conference calls, beginning next week.  The first call will begin with an overview, and each of the four calls will then cover some of the 22 issues fr

September 17, 2009
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Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Signing of Bill Eliminating “Oriental” From State Documents:

“I was proud to cosponsor this important legislation that will eliminate the use of the term “oriental” from state documents. I commend Senator Johnson and Assemblywoman Meng for bringing this bill to the legislature, and I applaud Governor Paterson for signing it into law today. State government should have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to outdated and offensive terms, and this law sets that precedent loud and clear.

September 10, 2009
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Senators Squadron, Duane; Assemblymembers Glick, Kavanagh Join At-Risk Tenants to Call for Passage of Legislation to Stop Abuse of "Owner Occupancy" Evictions

NYC Electeds Stand with Rent Regulated Tenants Who Would be Protected from Eviction They Currently Face  

September 10, 2009
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Senator Squadron Statement on Comprehensive Ethics Reform

"The Republican opposition to our strong ethics package -- sponsored by myself and Senator Sampson -- and the fact that our conference was down one vote today means we will have to wait for passage.  While it is frustrating to wait, I strongly believe it is better to be able to pass our whole reform package – made up of two crucial bills – than to vote today on a piece of the package and come away with only half the changes we need."

September 9, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Chair of Senate Cities Committee, to host a hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health

SUBJECT:           Retail Diversity and Neighborhood HealthPURPOSE:          To identify and disseminate best practices for supporting and               facilitating the preservation and revitalization of retail in urban neighborhoods.

August 28, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signs Galef/Squadron Legislation Saving Taxpayer Money Through Alternative Notification Process

Governor Paterson signed legislation (A.7966/S.3689) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Daniel Squadron on July 28, 2009 (Chapter 275) that changes the notification process of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings.  This legislation will allow county, city and village tax districts to provide the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance (Commissioner) notice of the commencement of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings by alternative means approved by the Commissioner.  The alternative means would include those other than the currently r

August 10, 2009
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Senator Squadron Posts Community Calendar on Web Site

Senator Urges Local Groups to Submit Community Events

Public Event Listing Next Step in Senator Squadron's Multimedia Outreach

New York, NY--State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his "25th Senate District Community Calendar" today on his web site squadron.nysenate.gov, offering a new venue constituents can visit to find out about events in the district and opportunities to participate in community life.

August 3, 2009
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Senator Squadron To Announce Official Opening of District Office in Chinatown

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron will host Chinese-language media at his district office tomorrow to announce the official opening of the office in Chinatown. Who: State Senator Daniel Squadron What: Announcement of Official Opening of District Office in Chinatown When: Friday, July 31st at 12:00 p.m.  Where:  Senator Squadron’s District Office, 401 Broadway, Suite 1901 (corner of Walker).

 

July 30, 2009
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Senator Squadron Passes Lower Manhattan Commercial Incentives Bill

In First Session Following Resolution of the Senate Stalemate, Senate Passes Bill to Promote Downtown Growth and Recovery

Albany, NY--In its first session following resolution of a month-long stalemate, the New York State Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron that will extend commercial tax incentives for businesses in Lower Manhattan. Senator Squadron's bill is a vital component of the recovery of Lower Manhattan as a commercial capital of the world.  The bill was sponsored by Speaker Sheldon Silver in the State Assembly and passed under his leadership in June.

July 10, 2009
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Senators Squadron, Schneiderman and Others Propose Bipartisan Agreement to End Senate Stalemate

Albany, NY—State Senators Daniel Squadron, Eric Schneiderman, Liz Krueger,  Eric Adams, Neil Breslin, Suzi Oppenheimer, and Kevin Parker proposed an agreement today to allow the Senate to end the stalemate and return to business.

Like other proposals under discussion, the proposal shares the power and resources of the Senate between the two conferences and creates a bi-partisan mechanism for bringing bills to the floor for consideration.

July 8, 2009
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Senator Squadron To Host Conference Call With Constituents Tonight to Discuss Senate Stalemate

Call is Open to Public—All 25th Senate District Residents Invited New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron invited constituents today to join him on a conference call to discuss the ongoing stalemate in the New York State Senate.  The call is scheduled for 6:00 this evening. Senator Squadron had previously posted a letter to his constituents about the situation in Albany on his web site at http://www.nysenate.gov/report/update-senator-squadron.   

July 6, 2009
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Senator Squadron Honors 43 Local Students With First Annual “SAGE” Award

Students Awarded for Service and Government Engagement (SAGE)

Senator: “Now more than ever, we must recognize service and engagement by young people”

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that 43 graduates of 34 schools in the 25th Senate District have won the first annual Service and Government Engagement (SAGE) Award, a distinction for students who have dedicated themselves not just to academic work but to community participation outside the classroom as well.

June 30, 2009
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The First-Ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office

This summer, I launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office! Even though everyone is welcome to visit my offices in Borough Hall and Lower Manhattan, I want to bring my services to you--at street fairs, greenmarkets, and sometimes just on the street. Please look for my staff and me at neighborhood events and festivals, and please approach us with your questions and comments about state government, about bills and legislation, or just about neighborhood issues that you want to bring to my attention. 

June 30, 2009
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A Note to New York City Public School Parents

Dear Parent:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the renewal of mayoral control of public schools.  It is one of the most important issues the state legislature must address this session, and I wanted to tell you my thinking on the issue.

June 30, 2009
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Senator Squadron Testimony About the NYCHA Draft Annual Plan, June 23, 2009

TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON REGARDING THE DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN FOR THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, JUNE 23, 2009.

My name is Daniel Squadron and I represent the 25th Senate District in the New York State Senate.  My district includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus, and the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village.

June 23, 2009
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