ALBANY, N.Y. – The Staten Island Legislative Delegation joined the family of the late Caroline Wimmer, on the second anniversary of her tragic death, to push for the passage of important legislation named in her memory.
The bill, (S.3958/A.6376), would make it a felony for public servants to broadcast unauthorized crime scene images that were taken during the course of their official duties.
In March 2009, an EMT responding to the scene of Wimmer's death posted a picture of the victim on Facebook. This photo was later discovered by Caroline's mother, Marti Wimmer.
State Sen. Diane Savino dispatched staff to the St. George Ferry Terminal to man a mobile office. They responded to constituents’ queries, complaints and distributed and collected ferry report cards. Curtis HS students assisted in the collection and distribution in the afternoon.
Ms. Savino (D-North Shore) said she’s interested in riders’ opinions of the retail options in the terminals, and what additional amenities they might prefer.
Also, “the last survey highlighted the ferry riders’ discontent with bathroom cleanliness, buses/ferry coordination, smokers and security on the bus ramps,” Ms. Savino said. “I am interested to see what progress, if any, has been made in those areas.”
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, visited Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Grymes Hill, Thursday as part of a tour of the five boroughs. One of the most notable leaders in Naples and of Italy's Campania region, Cardinal Sepe was in New York City this week for a series of events, "Dire Napoli" (Telling Naples) -- "Don't Close the Door on Hope," promoting Naples. He was accompanied to Casa Belvedere by Francesco Talo, counsel general of Italy, and Vincenzo Scotti, under-secretary for foreign affairs of Italy.
Job Creation This past October, New York State was given the dubious distinction of having the least hospitable tax climate in the nation. The key to job creation in New York is removing obstacles to business investment and business creation through broad-based reforms that benefit all sizes and types of employers all across the state. Streamlining Upstate NY Economic Development Efforts to Attract and Retain Businesses
State Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida) and David Carlucci, (D-Rockland), today announced their departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference. The four senators will caucus together as the Independent Democratic Conference. As a group, they will push for commonsense solutions to the problems facing this state, break the hyper-partisan gridlock that has gripped this chamber, and work to restore the public's trust in its public officials.
Source: Governor of New York Posted on: 14th December 2010Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.
The Wage Theft Prevention Act addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections.
The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.
by New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog on 14. Dec, 2010 in Public Interest
Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act Yesterday, Governor David A. Paterson signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.