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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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A Letter to My Community Regarding the Proposed Rezoning of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront Area

June 25, 2009

 

Dear Community Member:

As you may know, I do not just represent this neighborhood in the State Senate; I live here too. As a resident and a representative, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. A rezoning is a vital component of a broader strategy to preserve the unique nature of the community and protect its character from irresponsible, non-contextual development.

June 24, 2009
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Supporting Lower Manhattan Businesses

I am proud to sponsor an initiative, along with Speaker Sheldon Silver, that will reduce the cost of doing business in Lower Manhattan.  The Commercial Rent Tax Exemption makes certain existing and new commercial leases eligible for reduced rent, and the New York State Sales Tax Exemption helps Lower Manhattan businesses purchase equipment for their offices--but both incentives are about to expire.

June 24, 2009
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Senator Squadron Testimony About Family Income Contribution Requirement, June 24, 2009

TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR DANIEL SQUADRON BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON GENERAL WELFARE REGARDING RES. NO. 2002.

 

June 23, 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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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 22, 2009
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Mayor Bloomberg's school control bill gets first Democrat support in Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron

BY Kenneth LovettDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Feature article in The Daily News

ALBANY - A bill granting the mayor continued control over the schools has gained a key Democratic sponsor in the Senate, the Daily News has learned.

June 22, 2009
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Looking good on Atlantic

By Gary Buiso

Feature article at YourNABE.com

Community Board 6 last week threw its support behind an alternative plan to finance the maintenance of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one that eliminates the construction of two high−rise apartment buildings amid the birds and the trees.

“I think the mood of this board is that we don’t want housing [in the park],” said CB 6 member Lou Sones.

June 18, 2009
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Honoring Civic-Minded Graduates

I was honored to join hundreds of students and their families for graduations at schools across the district, where I presented the Service And Government Engagement (S.A.G.E.) Award to students who have served their communities and participated in local government.

 

June 18, 2009
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An Update From Senator Squadron

Dear Friend:

With so much happening in Albany, I wanted to send along an update.

June 17, 2009
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Albany's Bungling Politicians Might Learn From State Senate Coup Chaos

By Michael Daly

Feature article in The Daily News

We go from three men in a room to 62 buffoons in a chamber, from the country's most dysfunctional state Legislature to a Legislature that does not function at all.

"It's gone from dysfunctional to laughable," said Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice. "It's embarrassing."

June 16, 2009
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Loft Laws to Protect Tenants

I introduced legislation that will extend loft law protections to tenants who are inhabiting some buildings that are currently zoned for manufacturing uses.  This legislation, sponsored in the Assembly by Assembly Member Vito Lopez, will help thousands of New York City loft tenants, including some Tribeca, SoHo and DUMBO residents, access the protections of the Loft Law.

June 14, 2009
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Albany’s Madhouse

Feature article in The New York Times 

By the time the dysfunctional body that passes for a Legislature in New York State gets through the 2009 session, calling someone an Albany reformer will be an insult. In a display of chutzpah that startled even old political hands, the Senate Republicans and two of the least-reputable Democrats in a deeply disreputable place brazenly declared themselves to be a reform coalition and staged a palace coup against the Democratic majority.

June 9, 2009
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Celebrating the Launch of the Brooklyn-Governor’s Island Ferry

Brooklyn-Governors Island Ferry

On June 6, I was thrilled to celebrate the launch of free ferry service between Fulton Ferry Landing and Governors Island.  The restoration of ferry service is something I have long pushed for and it is another positive step toward the vision of a Central Harbor Park for the 21st century.  This summer, we will have:

June 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron's announcement of the Senate’s ethics reform proposal

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Daniel Squadron held a brief press availability today to announce the introduction of the Senate’s ethics reform proposal, requiring all individual legislators to fully disclose all outside sources of income.

June 4, 2009
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Senator Squadron Congratulates Youth of The Year- Christopher Rivera

On June 2, 2009, Christopher Rivera, a resident in the 25th Senate District, was named The Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. Christopher's accomplishment is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive.  The award recognizes outstanding contributions to a member's family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome.

June 3, 2009
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19 Senators Introduce Ethics Commission Reform Legislation

Independent Oversight Body Will Have Strong Enforcement Powers

June 2, 2009
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Senate Woman of Distinction Award

The Women of Distinction Award honors an outstanding woman from our community.  I am honored to recognize Mrs. Charlotte Miles’ work and to celebrate her as one of New York’s Women of Distinction.

Charlotte is a true advocate for issues facing the Lower East Side community.  She moved to the Lower East Side when she was two years old and has lived in the community ever since. She has three children and five grandchildren.

June 1, 2009
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