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Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron Regarding the Nomination of the Gowanus Canal to the EPA’s National Priorities List

On April 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had nominated the Gowanus Canal for consideration to be added to the National Priorities List (NPL), more commonly known as the Superfund list.  If added to the NPL, the Gowanus would be entered into the EPA's cleanup program, which would include intensive study and analysis of the nature of the hazardous materials and pollutants within the canal, identification of the parties that have been responsible for the pollution, and a supervised cleanup. Though the pressure to immediately announce a position

May 26, 2009
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Liquor ruling is one too many, critics warn

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in the Downtown Express

Bar owners in densely packed neighborhoods face fewer obstacles to getting a liquor license under a recent court ruling, and Lower Manhattan residents and leaders are worried.

“It’s a disaster,” said Karen Stamm, a Tribeca resident and lawyer. “If it’s not corrected, everybody’s going to be swamped with licenses.”

May 22, 2009
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Feds say Downtown is a bad deal at any price

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in Downtown Express

Lower Manhattan leaders who were already angry about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s plan to leave the Financial District turned furious when they recently learned that F.D.I.C. specifically excluded the neighborhood from its search for new office space.

May 22, 2009
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Squadron: Traffic cameras are needed on Canal and West Sts.

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in The Villager

The city will soon install 50 new red-light cameras, and state Senator Daniel Squadron wants as many as possible to target dangerous intersections in his district.

The state Legislature has the power to limit the number of red-light cameras the city can install, and in legislation Squadron co-sponsored, the Legislature just increased the limit from 100 to 150.

May 22, 2009
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New York City parking permit would ensure space near home - for a price

BY Veronika BelenkayaDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, May 18th 2009, 4:00 AM

Residential parking permits may yet become a reality for parking-strapped city neighborhoods.

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are hoping legislation they introduced to the state Legislature that would allow the city to implement the permits will pass next month.

"Residents will be able to park near their homes without circling endlessly for a space," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights).

May 22, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Manhattan BP Stringer, AM Kavanagh, joined by Transportation Alternatives and the families of children killed by a delivery van in Chinatown, announce new legislation to increase penalties on dangerous drivers

The "Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law" would mandate driver safety trainingand community service for motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and bikers Drivers who fail to complete training and community service may face fines up to $10,000, lose license 

May 21, 2009
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Senator Squadron Adopts Brennan Center Recommendations for Robust Committee Meeting

The  New York State Standing Committee on Cities, Chaired by Senator Squadron Undertakes Open Dialogue on Tenants’ Rights Bill.

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May 21, 2009
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Senator Squadron Adopts Brennan Center Recommendations for Robust Committee Meeting

Cities Committee Undertakes Open Dialogue on Tenants’ Rights Bill Pilot “Mark-Up Session” is Step Toward Goal of Empowering Committees

Albany, NY—Taking one step toward the goal of empowering committees to debate, amend and shape legislation in Albany, State Senator Daniel Squadron today adopted Brennan Center recommendations for a “mark-up session,” allowing open discussion and amendments to a tenant protection bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger.

May 19, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Assembly Member Millman and Council Member Yassky Announce Plan to Allow Residential Permit Parking

"Our Neighborhood Is Not a Parking Lot," Elected Officials Say Permit Parking Will Provide New Funds for Mass Transit Brooklyn, NY—Assembly Member Joan Millman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan today that will allow New York City to create residential permit parking.  Residential permit parking would reduce traffic congestion, improve quality of life and create a sustainable funding stream for mass transit in New York City. 

May 18, 2009
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Senator Squadron Hosts 1st-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention

400 constituents from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined State Senator Daniel Squadron on Sunday at his first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention, helping Senator Squadron take a vital step toward a more open, transparent and accessible state government.

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May 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron's Community Convention Draws 400 Participants

More than 20 Discussion Groups Elicit Input, Ideas  and Priorities from Senator Squadron's Constituents New York, NY--400 constituents from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined State Senator Daniel Squadron on Sunday at his first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention, helping Senator Squadron take a vital step toward a more open, transparent and accessible state government.

May 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron, Chinatown Leaders Call for Red Light Cameras at Fatal Intersections

Squadron CoSponsored Legislation Allowing NYC to Install More Red Light Cameras, Now Calls on DOT to Take Next Step

May 7, 2009
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Senator Squadron CoSponsored Legislation Allowing NYC to Install More Red Light Cameras

State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Chinatown community leaders to advocate for a red light camera at the corner of Bowery and Canal Streets, where more than 40 pedestrians have been injured and two have been killed since 1995. He also released a "danger spot" list of three more places in the 25th Senate District where community residents have highlighted pedestrian safety concerns and asked that the Department of Transportation place red light cameras there as well.

May 7, 2009
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Senator Daniel Squadron Speaks on the Budget

Senator Daniel Squadron Speaks on the Budget

April 1, 2009
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