This November, the State Senate passed Leandra's Law, named after 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed by a drunk driver. The bill is meant to protectchildren and to hopefully prevent future tragedies.
For the Staten Island Hurricanes, playing in American Youth Football National Championship games — and winning them — is becoming a tradition.
This year, during the first week of December down in sunny Florida, was no different.
The Hurricanes Midget team, in their third year in a row in the National Championship, pulled out an exciting 32-24 overtime shootout victory over the Scottsdale Firebirds to win the title for the second time in three years.
After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance. I am urging all of you to contribute to relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed. Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.
New York State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Assembly Member Carl Heastie, and the Coalition to Prevent Wage Theft & Protect Responsible Businesses stood in front of the SOHO location of Scoop NYC, a business that illegally withheld half a million dollars in overtime pay from workers to announce the introduction of comprehensive state legislation to reform the New York State Labor Law (S.7050/A.10163). The coalition is comprised of low-income workers, not-for-profit organizations, civic legal organizations, organized labor, and small businesses.
Please join me next Friday, April 30th, 2010, as we celebrate Black History Month at the College of Staten Island, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
The event was postponed from February, due to a snowstorm, however the show must go on! We will have music, dance, spoken word, and theater performances and will honor our everyday heroes in the community. Council member Debi Rose will be the keynote speaker. Food and refreshments will be served.
RSVP for Black History Month Celebration!
College of Staten Island, Building 1P, Williamson Theater