Senator David Carlucci will be hosting a Senior Advisory Council Meeting on Friday, April 17th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Nanuet Public Library, located at 149 Church St, in Nanuet, NY.
Senator Carlucci’s Senior Advisory Council gives seniors the opportunity to provide input on legislative matters and keep the Senator updated on their thoughts and concerns.
During the April meeting, Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardner for Cornell Cooperative Extension will be speaking to seniors about "Crops in Pots" – how to grow vegetables, flowers, fruits in pots and containers for individuals who do not have a yard or who do not intend to build a garden from scratch.
Senator David Carlucci will be hosting Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Office hours at his Ossining District Office, located at 2 Church Street, in Ossining, NY, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“When it comes to children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable members of our community, they should receive the best legal counsel available, regardless of their income,” said Senator David Carlucci. “I look forward to partnering with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and I hope anyone who is need of quality legal advice joins us for our office hours.”
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will be providing free comprehensive civil legal services for individuals cannot afford an attorney and need free, quality counsel for the following issues:
Senator David Carlucci hosted a press conference on Friday, March 27th at the “Just for Kids Daycare” center calling for the legislature and Governor Cuomo to include paid family leave in the 2015 New York State budget.
In New York State, only twelve percent of all workers are provided with Family Leave Insurance (FLI) from their employers. Additionally, over 40% of employees nationwide qualify for unpaid leave through the national Family and Medical Leave Act. This leaves many families with an impossible choice between being able to take care of their newborn, or be able to earn the income they need to make ends meet.
Senator David Carlucci, in partnership with Rockland Community College and the Workforce Investment Board of Rockland, is hosting Rockland Community College’s 17th Annual Job Fair, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Eugene Levy Field House from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.The Fair is open to students, alumni of Rockland Community College, and the public.
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:
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ."
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.