David Carlucci's Press releases

In Honor of Earth Day Senator Carlucci Hosts Roadside Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day, I was joined by Jack, Lauren and a group of volunteers for our Roadside Cleanup. I know how important it is to protect our environment with legislation, but that will only bring us so far, sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to make our earth a healthier place!

April 28, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Pushes for Access to Opioid Antidote Over-the-Counter - Sends Letter to Health Commissioner Zucker Requesting Standing Order

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) has sent a letter to New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, requesting he issue a Standing Order for the drug Naloxone.

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is an “opioid antagonist” medication, used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. This life saving medication is used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system.

April 28, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Aufgang Architects Host "Roof Topping" Ceremony

(Left to Right - Suffern Police Chief Frank Osborn, Stuart Strow, Senator David Carlucci, Mayor Trish Abato, Ari Aufgang, Sara Aufgang, AJ Aufgang, Brian Brooker, Village Trustees Bob Morris, Frank Hagen, and Ed Markunas)

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), Ari Aufgang of Aufgang Architects and Brooker Engineering hosted a “Roof Topping Ceremony” for Suffern Building Works, a commercial plaza that is the largest new commercial investment on Main Street that the Village of Suffern has seen in years.

The lot, which has been vacant for over 60 years, will house 28 thousand square feet of state of the art office and retail space, and draw 80-100 employees to the Village of Suffern.

April 26, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Grandview Elementary School Celebrate Earth Day

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), planted a tree in celebration of Earth Day with the students of Grandview Elementary School.

“I have always enjoyed Earth Day,” said Senator Carlucci. “It’s important to show children how fun and easy it is to make our Earth a healthier place. As State Senator, I know how important it is to protect our environment with legislation, but that will only bring us so far, sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get to work.”

The apple tree was donated by O’Sullivan Tree Care from West Nyack.

April 25, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci to Host Senior Advisory Council Meeting

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.

April 8, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci to Host Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Office Hours

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:

April 8, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Calls for Paid Family Leave

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.

March 27, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Hosts Annual Job Fair

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.

March 27, 2015
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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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