Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, February 7th, 2013
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill and its surrounding communities, testified at the State University of New York's public board meeting on Downstate Medical Center and LICH.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Friday, February 8th, 2013
BROOKLYN -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon the SUNY Board of Trustees vote to authorize Downstate's president to propose a plan to the New York State Department of Health that could close Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and sell off the hospital for real estate development:
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Monday, February 11th, 2013
"Professor Rivera will not only make a highly qualified jurist -- she is an inspiration for New Yorkers on the Lower East Side and throughout New York.
"Growing up in Baruch Houses, she went on to lead a career that has been dedicated to achieving true equality, justice, and opportunity for all New Yorkers. From her years focusing on civil rights law and litigation, to her ongoing commitment to her community through her work on the Grand Street Settlement board -- and her other accomplishments that are simply too numerous to list -- Professor Rivera is an example for all of us.
"I hope that kids on the Lower East Side were watching today as we confirmed Professor Rivera. She proves that, while it's not easy, wherever you start out it is possible to rise to the state's highest court -- or to any place you dream."
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the sponsor of legislation (S3105) to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, welcomed Mayor Bloomberg's support for the bill and the change to NYC policy announced in today's State of the City. Squadron released the following statement:
"Legislation I carry would reform the in-plain-view marijuana possession statute and the inconsistent way it's enforced.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Senator Urges Inclusion of NFP in State Budget, Approval of Medicaid Funding to Ensure Universal Accessibility for Eligible NY Families
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed President Obama's plan to expand early childhood education, including by growing federal support for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP).
Senator Squadron, the former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, has long championed the expansion of NFP, a proven program that matches low-income first-time mothers with registered nurses for home visits throughout pregnancy until the child is two-years-old.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Following Riders Alliance Activism, Elected Officials Ask MTA to Consider Riders’ Requests and Service Issues
Electeds, Riders, Advocates Rally for a Better G Train in Williamsburg
BROOKLYN – State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to undertake a Full-Line Review of the G train as the Senators and Riders Alliance hosted a Rally For A Better G Train with elected officials, transit advocates, and riders this afternoon in Williamsburg.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Squadron, Dilan, Riders Urged Agency to Review G Train Last Month
BROOKLYN – State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will undertake a Full Line Review of the G train at the Senators' urging. The review will be completed by the end of June 2013.
In a letter to the MTA sent on January 27th, Senators Dilan and Squadron urged the agency to conduct a Full Line Review of the G line’s performance – as the MTA has done with the F and the L lines in the past at Senator Squadron's urging. On the same day, Senators Dilan and Squadron and the Riders Alliance hosted a Rally For A Better G Train with elected officials, transit advocates, and riders in Williamsburg.
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.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Squadron, Schumer Secured Funds for Redevelopment of Pier; New Park Will Create Continuous Green Ribbon Around Lower Manhattan
CB3, LES Waterfront Alliance, Hester Street Collaborative, LMCC, Squadron, Parks Plan Recreation, Community Day on Pier 42
NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation announced that a section of the new waterfront park at Pier 42 on the Lower East Side will open to the public for interim recreational use on May 4, 2013, as the planning for the redevelopment of the pier into a full park proceeds.
In November 2011, a year after launching their effort to obtain funds from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation for the project, Senator Squadron and Senator Schumer announced that they secured funding for the redevelopment of Pier 42, which currently houses an abandoned warehouse and a parking lot. This will create a continuous green ribbon around Lower Manhattan, connecting the East and West Sides and providing the Lower East Side and Chinatown communities with much-needed open space.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Friday, March 15th, 2013
BROOKLYN -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, responded to SUNY's plan to hold a Board of Trustees hearing and vote on the future of LICH in Westchester on Tuesday. The hearing was also announced too late for many impacted individuals to sign up to testify. Yesterday, a judge ruled that SUNY had violated the Open Meetings Law in its previous vote on LICH.
Squadron released the following statement:
"It's absurd that SUNY is responding to its unlawful lack of transparency with a shocking lack of transparency.