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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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Bill says owners can take 1 unit, not whole building

Feature article in The Villager

By Lincoln Anderson 

September 16, 2009
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Landlord broke building, should fix it, tenants say

Feature article in The Villager

By Julie Shapiro

A month after the city emptied a Chinatown tenement because it was in danger of collapsing, the fate of the building and its 60 tenants is still in limbo.

September 16, 2009
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September 17, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 State government should have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to outdated and offensive terms, and this law sets that precedent loud and clear.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 10, 2009
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Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules

By Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore

Feature article in The New York Times

ALBANY— Republicans in the State Senate blocked a plan to overhaul the state’s ethics laws Thursday night, the latest blow to attempts to reform New York’s scandal-prone government.

he vote was taken at a special session of the State Senate as lawmakers also returned to the capital to confirm new leaders for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state Insurance Department.

September 10, 2009
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School’s open — and so are these clinics

Feature article in The Brooklyn Paper

By Mike McLaughlin

Endangered health clinics in four public schools will be open when students return to class today, thanks to an emergency infusion of cash from the state government.

The four clinics located in elementary and middle schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope are run by Long Island College Hospital, which said it had to close the centers because they lose $300,000 per year.

September 9, 2009
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LICH-run kids clinics saved: Parent outrage forces Albany to kick in 300G to avoid closures

Feature article in the Daily News

By Erin Durkin

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 5:41 PMFour school health clinics run by embattled Long Island College Hospital got a shot in the arm last week as state officials announced a deal to keep them open this school year.

Cash-strapped LICH closed the clinics, which serve six Brooklyn public schools, this summer to save $300,000 a year.

September 8, 2009
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LES Community Fair and Recruitment Event

Free Construction Training for WomenFree ResourcesFree GiveawaysFree Refreshments

To RSVP call 646-257-5098

September 16, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Unemployment Benefits Crisis Looms

Feature article in Courier-Life Publications

By Aaron Short

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended.

September 2, 2009
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State looking at several measures to reform Albany

Feature article in Courier-Life Publications

By Stephen Witt

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany.

The freshman lawmaker who was elected last year representing parts of lower Manhattan along withBrooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens has introduced several bills that have longtime Albany watchdog groups wagging their tail.

September 2, 2009
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 27th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 27th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 27th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 27, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 20th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 20th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 20th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 20, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 13th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 13th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 13th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 13, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Tribeca GreenmarketSaturday, September 26th, 2009, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Greenwich St & Chambers St

Borough Hall GreenmarketSaturday, September 26th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Court St and Remsen St

September 26, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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