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Queens Loves Libraries

QUEENS LOVES LIBRARIES: Members of the Queens delegation to the State Legislature met with Thomas W. Galante, the Interim Director of the Queens Borough Public Library, to discuss the need for adequate library funding in the State Budget. Pictured standing (l-r) are: Assemblymembers Nettie Mayersohn, Barry Grodenchik, Ivan C. Lafayette, and Audrey Pheffer; State Senators Serphin Maltese and John Sabini; Assemblymember Mark Weprin; and State Senator Malcolm A. Smith.

March 31, 2009
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The Cardinal in Albany

THE CARDINAL IN ALBANY: Senator Onorato had the opportunity to speak with His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan when the Cardinal made a springtime visit to the State Capitol.

March 31, 2009
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Cadet Program

CADET PROGRAM: Senator Onorato had the pleasure of spending time with constituent and SUNY Maritime Cadet Paul Jaszy at a special Albany reception honoring the maritime program.

March 31, 2009
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Keeping College Affordable

KEEPING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE: Senator Onorato is a strong supporter of the State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Here, he meets with local college students who are fighting back against proposed TAP budget cuts and other harmful changes to the program.

March 31, 2009
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News From New York State Senator George Onorato Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Labor

 STATEMENT BY SENATOR GEORGE ONORATOState Senator George Onorato (D-Queens), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Labor, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to nominate New York State Department of Labor Commissioner M.

March 20, 2009
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Senator George Onorato Calls for Department of Transportation Safety Study at Columbus Triangle in Astoria

March 17, 2009

Honorable Janette Sadik-KhanCommissionerNew York City Department of Transportation40 Worth StreetNew York, NY  10013

Dear Commissioner Sadik-Khan:

March 17, 2009
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North Shore Marine Transfer Station letter from State Senator George Onorato

March 12, 2009

Honorable Carmine GalloEastern Region Regional AdministratorFederal Aviation Administration 1 Aviation PlazaJamaica, NY 11434-4807

Colonel Aniello L. TortoraCommander and District EngineerUS Army Corps of Engineers, NY DistrictJacob K. Javits Federal Building26 Federal Plaza, Room 2109New York, NY 10278-0090

Honorable Alexander "Pete" GrannisCommissionerNew York State Department ofEnvironmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY 12233-0001

March 12, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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State Senator George Onorato (d-queens) Recently Sent The Following Letter To New York Power Authority President Richard Kessel Regarding The Pending Closure Of The Charles Poletti Power Plant In Astoria, Queens:

                                                                   February 4, 2009Honorable Richard KesselPresident & Chief Executive OfficerNew York Power Authority123 Main StreetWhite Plains, NY&

February 5, 2009
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Senator George Onorato Recently Sent The Following Letter To The State Health Department Regarding The Fate Of St. John's Hospital And Mary Immaculate Hospital In Queens:

January 23, 2009

Honorable Richard F. Daines, MDCommissionerNew York State Department Of HealthCorning Tower, Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY  12237

Dear Commissioner Daines:

January 29, 2009
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Senator Onorato Recently Sent The Following Letter To The New York State Public Service Commission Regarding Consolidated Edison's Most Recent Rate Increase Request:

January 16, 2009

Garry A. BrownChairmanNew York State PublicService CommissionAgency Building #3Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY 12223

Dear Chairman Brown:

January 29, 2009
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State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) Made The Following Statement In Response To Governor David Paterson’s State Of The State Message To The Legislature On January 8th

            “To borrow from the great author Charles Dickens, the opening day of the 2009 legislative session could easily be described as the best of times, and as the worst of times.  

January 8, 2009
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State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today sent the following letter to New York City Department

Dear Commissioner Mendez-Santiago:

I recently learned from a number of concerned community members that the New York City Department for the Aging is contemplating the closure of St. Mary's Senior Center in Long Island City, as well as a plan to bus area seniors to other centers. If this is so, I want to express my strong opposition to this move, and to ask why local elected officials and community members were not consulted on this wrong-headed decision.

March 13, 2008
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Statement by Senator George Onorato

Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today issued the following statement regarding the April 18th decision by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to move forward with a prudence investigation into the events resulting in the July, 2006 blackout in Western Queens:

March 13, 2008
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State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today sent the following letter to Jaclyn Brilling, Secretary

Honorable Jaclyn A. BrillingSecretaryNew York State Public Service Commission3 Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY 12223-1350

Re: CASE 06-E-0894 -- Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Investigatethe Electric Power Outages in Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.'s Long Island City Electric Network

Dear Secretary Brilling:

March 13, 2008
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State Senator George Onorato (d-queens) Has Submitted The Following Formal Comments To The New York State Public Service Commission Regarding The $1.225 Billion Electric Rate Increase Request Submitted By Consolidated Edison:

January 23, 2008

Jaclyn A. BrillingSecretaryNew York State PublicService CommissionThree Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY 12223-1350RE: Case 07-E-0523 Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc.

January 23, 2008
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Senator Onorato Applauds Attorney General's New Legal Action To Compel Cleanup Of Newtown Creek

State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today commended New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for filing an important new federal lawsuit against ExxonMobil to compel the oil company giant to clean up a massive underground oil spill in Greenpoint, Brooklyn as well as the notoriously polluted Newtown Creek that separates Brooklyn from Queens.

"I applaud Attorney General Cuomo's commitment to the environment and to the health and well-being of the residents of Greenpoint and my constituents in Western Queens whose neighborhoods border the shores of Newtown Creek," said Senator

July 19, 2007
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State Senator George Onorato (d-queens) Today Sent The Following Letter To New York City Department For The Aging Commissioner Edwin Mendez-santiago Regarding The Potential Closure Of St. Mary's Senior Center In Long Island City

Dear Commissioner Mendez-Santiago:I recently learned from a number of concerned community members that the New York City Department for the Aging is contemplating the closure of St. Mary's Senior Center in Long Island City, as well as a plan to bus area seniors to other centers. If this is so, I want to express my strong opposition to this move, and to ask why local elected officials and community members were not consulted on this wrong-headed decision.St.

May 7, 2007
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