David Carlucci's Press releases

Senator Carlucci Announces Conference of Italian American Legislators 2015 Scholarship Program

As President of the Italian-American Conference of Legislators, Senator David Carlucci has announced that his office is now accepting applications for $10,000 worth of athletic and academic scholarships that will be awarded by the  Italian-American Conference of legislators in June of 2015.

The criteria for all scholarships is as follows:

Applicants for the athletic scholarships should only apply if:

March 24, 2015
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Join Senator Carlucci for Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Senator David Carlucci will be hosting a very special visit from the Easter Bunny on Thursday, March 26th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY.

“As a new parent, I know how expensive holidays can be,” said Senator David Carlucci. “We are happy the Easter Bunny will be able to join us for this exciting, free event. I hope families will avoid the long lines, and the extra cost, by joining us on Thursday.”  

WHO: Senator David Carlucci & The Easter Bunny 

WHAT: Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY

March 23, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Students Hosts College Affordability Rally

Senator David Carlucci was joined by students, faculty and staff from Rockland Community College for a rally in support of Senator Carlucci’s “College Affordability” package.  

“It is becoming harder and harder for middle class families to make a promise to their children that they will be able to attend college, without the probability of decades of debt to follow,” said Senator Carlucci. As a new father I want to ensure that my son, along with all of the children in New York can receive a quality, affordable higher education.”

March 23, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI CALLS FOR “SAFER CROSSINGS”

In wake of the Metro-North Train #659 collision, Senator Carlucci has introduced S3858, legislation that will direct the department of transportation the authority to collaborate with other organizations to find out which grade crossing lanes are not safe, and how much it would cost to fix them.

The bill, S3858 will Although the numbers of accidents and fatalities at level grade rail crossings have fallen steadily on a national level, they have increased in New York State.

February 20, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI CALLS FOR “RAISING THE AGE”

Senator David Carlucci was joined by local and statewide organizations to support “Raising the Age

February 20, 2015
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Senator Carlucci to Host Emergency Blood Drive

In wake of the recent blood shortage, Senator David Carlucci, in collaboration with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is hosting an emergency blood drive this Thursday, February 5th from 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Congers Community Center, located at 6 Gilchrest Road, in Congers, NY.

Due to last week’s snow, and the cancellation of numerous blood drives across the state, NYBC estimates 3,000 scheduled donations have been lost – the largest single loss since Superstorm Sandy.

January 31, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci calls for "Raising the Age"

Senator David Carlucci was joined by local and statewide organizations to support “Raising the Age” – allowing 16 and 17 year old offenders to be treated as juveniles in the criminal-justice system.

New York and North Carolina are the last two states in the U.S. who still treat 16 and 17 year olds, regardless of their crimes, as adults rather than juveniles in the criminal-justice system.

January 31, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci's Statement on Governor Cuomo's 2015 State of the State Address

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said, "Today, Governor Cuomo proposed a plan that would provide property tax relief, create jobs, invest in our infrastructure and make our higher education system more affordable. I applaud the Governor for listening to our community by proposing to invest $1.3 billion for the Tappan Zee Bridge to prevent toll increases.

January 21, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci’s Statement on NY Treating 16 and 17 Year Olds as Juveniles in Criminal-Justice System

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said, “In October of 2014, I hosted a hearing on New York State's Mental Health Supports and Services, entitled, "Raising the Age." After hearing testimony from mental health professionals and families affected by mental illness, it was clear we need a new system that supports our youth, especially those with disabilities.

January 20, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci's statement on Governor Cuomo's proposed $1.7B property-tax credit

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said, "With some of the highest property taxes in the country, residents of Rockland and Westchester County are in dire need of support. I commend Governor Cuomo for bringing this important issue to the forefront of the 2015 Legislative Session, and I look forward to hearing more details about his property tax break proposal. A comprehensive plan, that will provide hard working residents of the Hudson Valley with relief from skyrocketing property taxes, deserves immediate consideration, and I will be working with my colleagues to provide real relief for taxpayers ." 

January 14, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Announces "Valentine's for Veterans"

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Senator David Carlucci, in collaboration with the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency, will be organizing a “Valentine’s for Veterans” Program.

“During any holiday, it’s important that we remember our veterans, and work together to ensure  our heroes are thanked for their service,” said Senator Carlucci. “The ‘Valentine’s for Veterans’ program is a great way to bring our community together, while making a difference in the lives of veterans. I’m looking forward to working with our students, volunteers and seniors to make this a successful and special event.”

January 14, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Hosts Naloxone Training

Ossining, N.Y. – (1/13/15) – Dozens of Hudson Valley residents gathered at the Ossining Public Library, to attend a Naloxone training seminar hosted by Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) the Harm Reduction Coalition, and Community That Cares.

 The training, which was administered by Mr. Bill Matthews of the Harm Reduction Coalition, was attended by members of the Ossining Police Department, concerned citizens, and service providers from Westchester and Rockland County.

January 14, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Issues Consumer Alert for Artificial Christmas Trees

With Christmas right around the corner Senator Carlucci teamed up with Curti Landscaping to promote the purchase of real Christmas trees and issue a consumer alert about toxic artificial trees and decorations this holiday season.

The Senator stressed that it is important that the public is aware and equipped with the right tools to protect their families this holiday season.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Wants Unclaimed $1 Million Dollar Lotto Prize To Fund Kindergarten

The search is still on for an unclaimed lottery ticket worth $1 million sold at a Quick Mart in Nanuet one year ago — and the deadline to claim the prize of $1 million dollars is tomorrow. Under current law money that is not claimed within one year from the date of the drawing or from the close of the game in which the prize was won is forfeited and retained in the lottery prize account to be used for payment of any special lotto prizes that may be offered, or for promotional purposes to supplement other lottery games on an occasional basis.

Senator David Carlucci today announced legislation today that would put aside unclaimed lottery winnings into a special fund that would fund kindergarten throughout the State of New York.

December 10, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Helps Create Jobs With $100,000 Grant to Jawonio

On Monday November 17th, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) visited the Jawonio Main Campus to announce $100,000 in critical funding he secured for vocational services at Jawonio.

For decades, Jawonio has provided support and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs throughout Rockland County, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. Parts of those services include vocational/employment services through the Personalized Recovery Oriented Service (PROS) model that focuses on a multi-faceted recovery program that includes employment.

November 17, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Secures $350,000 for Rockland County DA To Crack Down on Crime

On Thursday November 13th Senator Carlucci (D Rockland/Westchester) visited the Regional Investigative Resource Center (RIRC) which is a collaborative effort that includes local, state and federal law enforcement agencies from around the region. The RCIC was created by the District Attorney’s Office with a goal of fostering a shared services environment where agencies combine resources and information with a common goal  of investigating organized criminal activity that impacts Rockland as well as the surrounding area.

November 14, 2014
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Purchase College, SUNY & Senator David Carlucci Announce Scholarship for Rockland Community College Students

Purchase College, SUNY today announced it will offer renewable Dean’s List Scholarships to Rockland Community College (RCC) students who plan to pursue a BA at Purchase’s Rockland extension site. New York State Senator David Carlucci (38th Senate District) was instrumental in coordinating this new program that has direct benefits for his constituents.

“This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for top achieving RCC students to earn a highly marketable degree without incurring significant debt,” says Thomas J. Schwarz, president of Purchase College, SUNY. “The flexibility and convenience of evening classes in Rockland County will allow a greater pool of ambitious students to pursue their degrees.”

October 28, 2014
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Nyack Skatepark Projected to be Completed in Summer of 2015

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) visited skateboarding lessons that have been organized by the community group Nyack Needs a Skatepark this week in the municipal lot in the Village of Nyack. The group has worked diligently to raise funds and awareness for the need to build a skatepark in Nyack.

Working with Senator Carlucci, the group received $100,000 in state funding which completed their fundraising goal for the park.

Senator Carlucci said, “Working with my colleagues in the Senate, we were able to secure a grant that will finally let the Village of Nyack complete this project. I want to thank the community for working from the ground up to make this vision a reality."

October 21, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Advocates Celebrate New Law To Protect People with Special Needs

Today Senator David Carlucci celebrated the signing of new legislation into law that will protect people with special needs. The primary purpose of the bill is to protect people with disabilities during an interview with the Justice Center, a law enforcement agency and advocate for people with special needs.

While the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs was given all the powers of a law enforcement agency, it was not required to take into account the special needs of the people who it is charged with protecting during the course of an interview.

October 15, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Keep Tolls Affordable on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Today Senator David Carlucci celebrated  a toll relief plan at Memorial Park in Nyack for residents of Rockland and Westchester counties. The plan aims to offset the possibility of rising costs for residents who commute over the Tappan Zee Bridge. The initiative includes a discount for residents of Rockland and Westchester counties, a tax credit for toll expenses, a plan to go after chronic toll evaders and the consolidation of services between the Thruway Authority and the Bridge Authority.

October 14, 2014
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